Call of Duty: World at War Wii

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Arguably the best WWII game ever. Simply put, if you like first-person shooters this is absolutely essential.
  2. It’s classic Call of Duty, and that instantly makes it a must-buy.
  3. I can find fault with anything.
  4. Overall, with Call of Duty: World at War, Treyarch successfully did two things: they made World War II shooters relevant again and brilliantly followed up one of the best games of this generation. On the Wii, they also successfully modified a very technically demanding engine to less powerful hardware.
  5. ong after players have finished the solo mode, they’ll still be enjoying the best online multiplayer game for the Wii.
  6. The single-player campaign involves a riveting and emotional story, and the inclusion of co-op is fantastic. The game itself however is heavily weighted towards multiplayer, as was its predecessor.
  7. Minor graphical flaws remain, the controls still sit below the standard set by EA’s shooter, and, feature-wise, Wii owners are left with the short end of the stick. Even with these setbacks, this is still the best first-person shooter on Wii.
  8. All told, Call of Duty: World at War is a great first-person shooter and undoubtedly among the best that the Wii has to offer.
  9. If you're looking for a great FPS on the Wii, Call of Duty: World at War definitely fits the bill. With its impressive graphics, cinematic and brutal storytelling, varied missions, and excellent multiplayer offerings, this is a must play title for mature Wii gamers.
  10. It would be easy to let the gameplay stop you from wanting to play Call of Duty: World at War, but there are just so many other things the game has to offer. If you own a Wii and are confident in your Wii remote abilities than this is an excellent game to pickup.
  11. Call of Duty: World At War for Wii has been developed thinking of the potential of the Nintendo console, being better than the thrid installment of the franchise. The atmosphere is amazing with brilliant audiovisual components. It's a great experience in the campaign mode but the multiplayer is limited. The best World War II shooter for Wii.
  12. 80
    Call of Duty: World at War isn't a perfect FPS on Wii, and when it all boils down, you can find a better controlling game - one with a slicker framerate, too - in EA's "Medal of Honor Heroes 2." What you won't find in Heroes though, or in any other Wii FPS to date, is a package that's this cinematic, this intense, this character-driven, unapologetically brutal, or as varied and intense as World at War.
  13. It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.
  14. Nintendo Gamer
    85
    Dark, brutal and cinematic. [Jan 2009, p.57]
  15. Wii is the perfect console for FPS games for obvious reasons. Treyarch did a great job in Call of Duty: World at War, but don't expect a revolution on the genre.
  16. Nintendo Power
    80
    Call of Duty will always sell big based on its name alone, so kudos to Activision and Treyarch for not phoning this one in. [Jan 2009, p.91]
  17. Games Master UK
    78
    A genuinely exciting FPS, with solid controls, just don't go expecting any great depth. [Jan 2009, p.79]

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#29 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 »