Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Unfortunately, co-op multiplayer and the Zombie Mode didn't make the cut. World At War on the Wii ends up a distant second to the PS3 and 360 versions, but it's still a fun shooter.
  2. If you’re a Wii fan of first person shooters, Call of Duty: World at War is a great game and one very worthy of owning with its great story and very well done online multiplayer gaming.

Awards & Rankings

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#11 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#52 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Aug 15, 2016
    8
    I got this game for $4 at a gaming store along with AVP. So for me it was worth the buy. I love the story and characters involved. The visualsI got this game for $4 at a gaming store along with AVP. So for me it was worth the buy. I love the story and characters involved. The visuals are fine and I the sounds help you play. Though if I were to complain any, I would say some of the controls are terrible. For me I can not through a smoke grenade for the life of me. It involves twisting the remote, and when you do that the screen goes crazy soaring all directions. Though the controls are easier to use then the Xbox and PS4. Full Review »
  2. Jul 30, 2016
    7
    As of right now, it's harder to recommend considering the multiplayer is permanently down. Even without the multiplayer mode, World at War hasAs of right now, it's harder to recommend considering the multiplayer is permanently down. Even without the multiplayer mode, World at War has the best WWII single player campaign on the Wii. It has two stories in one package, one revolving around American troops in the pacific and another of the Russians pushing their way into Germany. This allows for varied environments, weapon types, and gameplay mechanics. It is one of the darkest and cinematic Call of Duty games; it really does feel like Saving Private Ryan as a video game.

    Playing it on the Wii is kind of a mixed bag though. While it's graphics are impressive for a Wii game, it's nowhere near the same as playing it on other systems. The frame rate is pretty low too, usually around 25-30 fps many times dipping into the 10 - 20 range. The controls are also mixed. I'm a fan of using the Wii remote as a gun, though it didn't have as many interactive movements that made other shooters on the Wii unique. And of course, there is no zombies mode or multiplayer for replay value. Still, you can get this dirt cheap used, and it's totally worth it for the campaign.
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  3. Jul 3, 2016
    8
    I have to admit I do not like the call of duty franchise simply cause it's the same thing over and over again. This game has great controlsI have to admit I do not like the call of duty franchise simply cause it's the same thing over and over again. This game has great controls and great maps. This is the only game I like out of the franchise. Full Review »