Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 83
    World at War is pushing the limits of what DS can do, and the result is a pretty damn good first-person shooter on DS. What's next, n-Space?
  2. Call of Duty: World at War is a solid entry to the DS’s shooter library. While there are some problems here and there and it obviously won’t provide the same cinematic feel as it’s high-def console brethren, it still is a pretty solid shooter.
  3. It’s a fun shooter, if all too formulaic.
  4. Seamless first-person shooting action with a healthy sprinkling of innovative touchscreen side missions - this is one of the best war-mongering affairs on DS.
  5. 42
    It attempts to emulate the spirit of its bigger cousin, but it falls short.
  6. Though the maps feel a little small and spawn points are poorly placed, it’s executed well enough that you’ll wonder why more DS shooters aren’t this competent. Ultimately, however, the setting and controls still hold back this war without end from being anything but a quick tour of duty.
  7. Call of Duty: World at War is a solid shooter that just happens to be placed in a setting that has grown tiresome over the years. Even so, the technical merits of this game shouldn't be ignored. It's a fast paced, fun game with lots of content and plenty of frantic action.
  8. With its awesome sound design, diverse gameplay, great pacing, and usually fluid visuals, Call of Duty: World at War is a great package and easily one of the best first-person shooters ever developed for a handheld system.
  9. 80
    With a lengthy single player mode, limited but engaging multiplayer games and attractive visuals given the hardware, World at War is among the system's best shooters and worth your cash. Enlist today.
  10. Call of Duty: World at War is a perfect example of the well-done sequel.
  11. 85
    World at War is such an impressive showcase on the DS.
  12. Overall, Call of Duty: World at War is a great DS shooter.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. AaronGuhl
    Nov 12, 2008
    10
    This game is easily one of the best first person shooters on the DS. This game uses the same engine as the first CoD and they really to theThis game is easily one of the best first person shooters on the DS. This game uses the same engine as the first CoD and they really to the engine to new heights and it can be seen in the graphics. The details on the DS in amazing. The gameplay is great. The single-player campaign brings you all the hectic war moments you've come to expect from a CoD game. The multiplayer has tons of options and maps to play and it all plays very well. It even has online stat tracking. This is a game people will be playing for a long time. This is the multiplayer first person shooter people have been waiting for since Metroid Prime Hunters. Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2013
    8
    This is by far the best Call of Duty on DS. The single player is good (however it is short) and the AI is a lot better. For the first timeThis is by far the best Call of Duty on DS. The single player is good (however it is short) and the AI is a lot better. For the first time mutliplayer has been added and its great. The maps have been designed well and the whole experience is very enjoyable. Full Review »
  3. Jan 7, 2011
    10
    Call of Duty: World at War is a great game. Amazing Campaign and great multiplayer make this game great. The variety of weapons and the longCall of Duty: World at War is a great game. Amazing Campaign and great multiplayer make this game great. The variety of weapons and the long campaign along with the minigames make it a great single player game but the ablity to play with others makes this game great. Full Review »