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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
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  1. 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 time mutliplayer has been added and its great. The maps have been designed well and the whole experience is very enjoyable.
  2. 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 long campaign along with the minigames make it a great single player game but the ablity to play with others makes this game great.
  3. Impulse
    Jan 24, 2009
    7
    It was an okay shooter. It was more or less fun, had unique cameplay, but It sadly doesn't live up to it's cousins on other consoles. I found it a little annoying to constantly use the touch screen. There should've been an option to use either the buttons or touch screen to look around.
  4. JakeMurphy
    Jan 23, 2009
    10
    This is a super fun game. Way more improved over Call of Duty 4 for DS, here are the positives.
    + The A.I. is smart, when you want credit to kill a guy, they kill it, and they don't shoot at walls!
    + Good variety of weapons, and good gun sounds. + A very long campaign that'll keep you busy for atleast a week, with 3 campaigns, the challenges also add some replay value, and
    This is a super fun game. Way more improved over Call of Duty 4 for DS, here are the positives.
    + The A.I. is smart, when you want credit to kill a guy, they kill it, and they don't shoot at walls!
    + Good variety of weapons, and good gun sounds.
    + A very long campaign that'll keep you busy for atleast a week, with 3 campaigns, the challenges also add some replay value, and mini-games are fun.
    + Good graphics, good battle chatter, and one more thing the touch screen is much more manageable than Call of Duty 4.
    Now the very few negatives...
    - You don't get the flamethrower enough.
    - You can't cook the grenades.
    Overall, this is the best shooting game for the ds and probably best game for the ds, if you own Call of Duty 4 for the ds or just own a ds, this is a must BUY!!!
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  5. ColmanX
    Nov 15, 2008
    9
    A VERY good game indeed! Much better than Modern Warfare for the DS. The gameplay is spot on, the collison detection is amazing and the pace is welcoming. The only faults I could find were the relatively slow movement of the characters and the sometimes frustrating time limits for completing objectives. Not yet that perfect ten, but damn close.
  6. 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 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 ofThis 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. Expand
  7. 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 long campaign along with the minigames make it a great single player game but the ablity to play with others makes this game great.

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#26 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
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#62 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
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. 42
    It attempts to emulate the spirit of its bigger cousin, but it falls short.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.