Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Nov 16, 2017
    I can’t help feel (that word again) that Call of Duty: WWII is a definite improvement in the series, and I can only hope that they will choose to remain in this time period. Now that Sledgehammer Games proved they are up to the task, it’s very likely they will continue with some great releases. The community was not expecting this kind of quality from the franchise, especially after the declining trend of the previous titles, but it’s definitely a nice surprise and worth checking out, especially if you’re a PC gamer.
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    If you were worried that Call of Duty would not deliver on the promise to go back to its roots, please try the game. I was skeptical, especially after the beta. I thought there was no way it could happen. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they made good on that promise. Call of Duty: WWII has an amazing, engaging, and emotional story. It is very worthy of the title and will go down in history as one of the best single player experiences Call of Duty has offered.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    As a whole package, Call of Duty: WWII has a little something for everyone to enjoy, but that has been the story of this series for a long time. No, this homecoming is far, far better than the sum of its parts, a true return to form in practically every respect. It feels alien to be looking back on a new Call of Duty release as anything other than enjoyable yet unremarkable triple-A fare, but here we are. Call of Duty: WWII delivers on all fronts: compelling and heartfelt in its storytelling; imposing in its sense of scale and spectacle; and unremittingly addictive in its gunplay.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 2, 2018
    The new Call of Duty is like a shopping list, in which the devs list one second-rate cliché after another. It's not always for the sake of it, but it's already making the WWII unique that everybody should play. [Issue#280]
  5. Nov 9, 2017
    Call of Duty WWII embraces the series’ beginnings and tells its story through a gripping, thoughtful campaign, continued excellence with Nazi Zombies mode and an expanded (but still formulaic) online multiplayer experience. Anybody who remembers the good old times they had with the franchise’s earlier titles should eventually take a look, as Call of Duty WWII is a return to form.
  6. Nov 7, 2017
    Call of Duty: WW2 offers a surprisingly fast-paced and fun World War II experience. The campaign features a more personal story, while the new War multiplayer mode alleviates some of my frustrations with the generally small multiplayer maps. Of all the parts, though, Nazi Zombies is a standout with its wonderfully creepy setting and puzzle-like tasks. It’s mostly what you’d expect from a great Call of Duty game, and a near-miss for a spot in the lineup of top Call of Duty games.
  7. Nov 7, 2017
    The Call of Duty franchise has had a long history filled with ups and downs, and WWII stands on the better end of the series. It has a strong campaign filled with interesting characters, mission variety, and over-the-top set pieces. The multiplayer is satisfactory thanks to its deep customization and new modes like War, and Nazi Zombies is as crazy as ever. It’s a shame that loot boxes and CP make a return, but there’s still much to enjoy.
  8. Nov 7, 2017
    WW2 drowns a partially good story in a jumble of action and bombast. Multiplayer and Zombies are convincing, though.
  9. Nov 9, 2017
    The latest CoD game’s Single-Player Campaign could be regarded as a missed opportunity of sorts, mostly opting to stick to established clichés and “wow” moments (with a few notable exceptions) instead of producing something truly unique and memorable. Its Multiplayer modes, on the other hand, are for the most part a welcome throwback to the glory days of “Modern Warfare”.
  10. Nov 27, 2017
    I can almost picture the early pitch sessions for Call of Duty: WWII in which they conceived of a game that has something for everyone. But if everyone gets something, no one gets everything. If I were in charge, I would have scrapped the no doubt very expensive but entirely lackluster single player campaign entirely and focused on the core multiplayer, making more maps and expanding on the War concept, which works quite well. The co-op works reasonably well, and pleasantly scratches that itch for people who prefer to work as a team against AI rather than people. So Call of Duty: WWII is a pleasantly rounded package which lands it solidly in the middle of the everything pack.
  11. Nov 9, 2017
    In terms of bringing old-school Call of Duty up to modern standards, Call of Duty: WWII does fairly admirably, but at the same time every end of it feels like something is missing. The campaign is a tour and spectacle of the terror and intensity of the conflict as the Allies fought their way into to the Eagle’s Nest, but the forgoing of nearly all outside perspectives in favor of an all-American campaign feels narrow in comparison to previous COD outings that have tackled this subject matter. Likewise, multiplayer is as tight as ever and War mode is a solid addition that we hope to see built upon in all further Call of Duty content, but the hub feels tacked on. Zombie Mode is still Zombie Mode and fans will find a lot to discover and challenge in the new scenario, but the stark tones might put off the more lighthearted fans of the mode in its previous incarnations. COD: WWII is far from the worst of the series and players will find a wealth of well-crafted moments and design here, but a few too many oddities and omissions keep it from being the best that Call of Duty has ever offered.
  12. Nov 6, 2017
    If you are a Call of Duty fan, you’ll have a good time (hacks aside). If you aren’t a Call of Duty fan, there isn’t much reason to come back. Playing CoD: WWII is like eating a great salmon filet; if you’re into fish, you’ll have a great time. If not, you should go find a burger or something.
  13. Jan 2, 2018
    A magnificent, but also a sympathetic, unpretentious return to the roots of the series. Yet the campaign is short-lived, and your next experience depends on how much you enjoy the multiplayer and/or shooting Nazi zombies.
  14. Dec 23, 2017
    This game is a definite downgrade from last year’s Infinite Warfare. More scripted scenes and QTE, less freedom, no side missions, but — hey! — medkits are back. Call of Duty: WWII proves yet again that World War II has run its course in video games. Let’s put it behind for good and get back to starfighters, cyborgs and laser rifles.
  15. Nov 9, 2017
    Shallow story combined with historic inaccuracies and very buggy multiplayer gave us a game that leaves a bitter taste in stark contrast with big expectations. War Mode is a bright spot and is currently the only thing really worth playing, but there’s still hope that the game might improve over time with patches.
  16. Nov 4, 2017
    A drab campaign doesn't do the history justice, but Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer recalls the glory days of Modern Warfare.
  17. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 30, 2017
    Call of Duty is built like a theme park ride that goes too fast for you to examine the details closely. That went smoothly with previous installments, but WWII abandons health regeneration in favor of old-fashioned health packs, which forces you to play slowly and carefully – and that lets you notice things you weren’t supposed to. [Issue#225, p.60]
  18. Nov 13, 2017
    An insipid and muddled campaign holds back Call of Duty: WWII just as it disembarks. And the plain, inconsistent, and restrictive multiplayer does not quite reach the heights of its predecessors. Its best features come from the new online War mode and the reliable Nazi Zombies, both of which lack the tidal force to wash all the blood from the sand.
  19. Nov 13, 2017
    I think we’re at the stage now where ‘good enough’ just doesn’t cut it with Call of Duty. There are so many alternatives out there that an average COD isn’t just a waste of money, it’s a waste of time. If you want the full experience and continued support from the map packs, you’re looking at a $100 outlay. That’s on top of the insidious loot crate mechanics. While it’s purely cosmetic based, for now, data mining has hinted weapon drops will be coming in loot crates soon. Call of Duty: WWII really isn’t a good enough game to justify those costs. The three game modes mean there’s probably something in here for everyone, but it’s doubtful many will get their money’s worth when you take the short campaign and the obligatory map pack into account.
  20. PC PowerPlay
    Jan 6, 2018
    Familiarity breeds contempt. [Issue#269, p.49]
  21. Nov 7, 2017
    Call of Duty: WWII gives the impression of being prematurely published, and has a plethora of serious flaws. It’s return to the series roots is in setting only, and the game pales in comparison to the classics it draws inspiration from.
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  1. Call of Duty: WW2 is a decent game with satisfying shooting at its core, but there are better playgrounds out there. [Multiplayer review]
  2. Nov 3, 2017
    Call of Duty: WW2 is competently made by a skilled team. I just wish some of that talent and skill could be put towards anything other than this yearly pile of linear shooting rehash. The game runs well and is very playable, so things aren’t all that bad, they just feel soulless. All I could think of while playing is how I would rather be killing Nazis in Wolfenstein 2. [Provisional Score = 50]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 968 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    Well I am not in the habit of writing critic reviews but I just could no longer keep silence after playing this "gem" for couple of hours.Well I am not in the habit of writing critic reviews but I just could no longer keep silence after playing this "gem" for couple of hours. First and foremost, this game is an utter representation of every single ailment the game industry has suffered over the last decade. Is just blatantly bad, with no light visible in sheer darkness. It plays and look as a game from 2008 at best, blurry textures and almost no destructible environments. From the very first mission its hard not to notice how stingy the game budget was- the Normandy mission had me sent clearing 5 bunkers in a row without capturing the scale and magnitude of this highly important historical spectacle at all. This is not funny Activision, you should be utterly ashamed of releasing this piece of unheard of cash-grab in 2017. This is a theft of massive proportions. They just continue to lure gamers into this festival of utter mediocrity without having any care for the consequences they might face. This has to end.

    To sum things up

    PROS :
    Mm, no automatic health regenaration anymore, look for med-kits this time

    dismal visual quality ( blurry textures, weak physical model, bad SSAO quality and list can go on)
    extremely repetitive gameplay
    poor enemy AI
    loot-boxes, micro-transactions,
    no improvements whatsoever
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  2. Nov 3, 2017
    A twitch shooter with lootboxes, dlc and an alternate history WW2 theme. I mean, who wouldn't want to play as a black woman in service of theA twitch shooter with lootboxes, dlc and an alternate history WW2 theme. I mean, who wouldn't want to play as a black woman in service of the Wehrmacht. Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2017
    Yet again another COD that doesn't provide anything else than piece of garbade cash grab game. These FPS series are so milked dry that theyYet again another COD that doesn't provide anything else than piece of garbade cash grab game. These FPS series are so milked dry that they should just cancel the whole genre for few years. Full Review »