- Publisher: Activision
- Release Date: Nov 2, 2017
- Also On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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Jan 2, 2018A 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.
Dec 23, 2017This 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.
Nov 9, 2017Shallow 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.
Nov 4, 2017A drab campaign doesn't do the history justice, but Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer recalls the glory days of Modern Warfare.
Game World Navigator MagazineDec 30, 2017Call 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]
Nov 13, 2017An 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.
Nov 13, 2017I 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.
PC PowerPlayJan 6, 2018Familiarity breeds contempt. [Issue#269, p.49]
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Nov 3, 2017Call of Duty: WW2 is a decent game with satisfying shooting at its core, but there are better playgrounds out there. [Multiplayer review]
Nov 3, 2017Call 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]
Awards & Rankings
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 968 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 274 out of 968
Mixed: 207 out of 968
Negative: 487 out of 968
Nov 3, 2017Well 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
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
no improvements whatsoever… Full Review »
Nov 3, 2017A 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 »
Nov 4, 2017Yet 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 »