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. I can find fault with anything.
  3. ong after players have finished the solo mode, they’ll still be enjoying the best online multiplayer game for the Wii.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    85
    Dark, brutal and cinematic. [Jan 2009, p.57]
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. It’s classic Call of Duty, and that instantly makes it a must-buy.
  14. 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]
  15. 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.
  16. Games Master UK
    78
    A genuinely exciting FPS, with solid controls, just don't go expecting any great depth. [Jan 2009, p.79]
  17. It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.
  18. 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.
  19. 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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#12 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#48 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 79
  2. Negative: 11 out of 79
  1. Apr 30, 2019
    8
    Excelente grafico para o wii na epoca, o chato é não possuir o modo zombies.
  2. Dec 19, 2018
    7
    Another short game although with a better worked history, doesn't reach the height of CoD 2 but certainly surpasses the other titles based onAnother short game although with a better worked history, doesn't reach the height of CoD 2 but certainly surpasses the other titles based on WWII. This version ran out of a couple of their last missions so the final result is affected. The MultiPlayer is not very good, it still feels poor and the control doesn't change, it continues to waste the Wii Remote. Full Review »
  3. 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 »