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  • Summary: Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII - a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in historys most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat,Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII - a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in historys most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    92
    There’s something here for everyone, as it feels like almost three separate games based on what you prefer to play. Sledgehammer Games has become a great storyteller with their (mostly) exciting campaign, solid multiplayer that keeps you hooked as you level up and earn Supply Drops, and a Nazi Zombie mode that’s sure to have you and your friends scratching your heads trying to solve its mysteries. They could have played it safe, but they weren’t happy with the status quo, which is where Headquarters and War spawned from, a great multiplayer addition to the series, and one that I hope stays going forward. It’s time to get the squad back together and get back into some intense World War II action as Call of Duty is indeed back and this year’s entry is pretty much a ‘must play’ for fans of the series, and fans of video games alike.
  2. Nov 2, 2017
    90
    The campaign production values are amazing as always, with excellent acting and motion capture, huge set pieces, and a fair bit of variety. And of course, WWII shows serious dedication to multiplayer with the new headquarters social hub, the excellent new war mode, and a gritty co-op Zombies mode. Whether you're interested in campaign or multiplayer, Call of Duty: WWII is the complete package and a must-play first-person shooter this holiday season.
  3. Nov 12, 2017
    90
    A welcome return to the origins for Call of Duty, with an immersive campaign and a classic multiplayer. The new Zombi mode is the one that feels more improved and a step forward, while multiplayer could have used a bit more of innovation, but it's still highly enjoyable.
  4. Nov 8, 2017
    80
    Call of Duty WWII isn’t a perfect game, but it is a solid one. What we really miss is a graphical upgrade on its engine and a campaign mode with more personality. Feels good to be back at World War II with the great gameplay that the game offers, its multiplayer and the always fun zombie mode.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    Call of Duty: WWII is a game that was much requested by fans and ultimately hits most of its targets. The story mode's focus on in-the-trenches brotherhood falls short of its mark due to introducing a dozen or so characters and only getting a few of them to stand out. However, if you're coming back to the series annually you're probably in it for its other two modes, multiplayer and zombies. In both instances, they innovate in fun ways. At times, it does feel like the whole package benefits from the simple timeline swap. If you gave up on the franchise's small maps and repetitive story structure, WWII doesn't do enough to make you want to come back. It remains true to itself, for better or worse. For anyone who still plays the games with glee every November, Call of Duty: WWII is a better-late-than-never return to the series' roots.
  6. Nov 15, 2017
    80
    Call of Duty: WWII is most definitely a more than decent entry to the franchise. The return of boots-on-the-ground gameplay is certainly welcomed and it’s good to see Sledgehammer Games take a little risk and try out some new features.
  7. Nov 7, 2017
    60
    This feels like the most wheel-spinning, by-the-numbers Call of Duty they've made thus far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 107
  2. Negative: 54 out of 107
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    10
    Absolutely amazing. What everyone has been waiting for. Do not listen to the reviews from the kids who can't afford the game and so they hateAbsolutely amazing. What everyone has been waiting for. Do not listen to the reviews from the kids who can't afford the game and so they hate on it. It's a 10 out of 10. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2018
    9
    A beautiful and well-written campaign. A pretty mediocre multiplayer mode, but very solid gameplay.
  3. May 6, 2018
    7
    Not a terrible game, far better than their last couple of installments. The maps are a mess though. Though visually stunning, they are soNot a terrible game, far better than their last couple of installments. The maps are a mess though. Though visually stunning, they are so clustered and small that it's not entirely fun. No real sniping alleys/lanes. The DLC's are junk and they removed 1 map to add a War mode specific map which I won't play because I do not like that mode. The guns are alright but you start with bad guns and have Tom work your way up to the best guns for each class. By the time you get to that, it's time to prestige and everything's gets locked so you get to use them for a whole 2 levels and then you have to do it all again or use an permanent unlock token to get it. The score streaks are pretty lame except the carpet bombing yet it will kill you At least 2 out of the 3 passes it make sure (luckily not your teammates though. Paratroops, though great to have are pretty useless as once the year are called in, all the enemy has to do is shoot their parachutes enough times and they drop to their death. My teams have literally eliminated all 4 paratroopers as they come down. You don't get to customize as much as you could in Ghosts which is not fun either. Overall, when playing with friends, it's above average and fun for a bit. After a few months though, everyone has moved on to rocket league, overwatch or fortnite and no one plays it any more. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2017
    4
    Call of Duty, oh boy. This series has been around for nearly 15 years, and year after year they release a new instalment that sells solelyCall of Duty, oh boy. This series has been around for nearly 15 years, and year after year they release a new instalment that sells solely based on hype. I was idiotic enough to buy into the hype because of my love for COD 2 and WAW, and now I obviously regret it.

    Basically, this COD was meant to be a nod to the games of old with a bs tagline of "Get your old squad back together". Well, I did, and while some think the game is passable and others would give this a zero, 4 is where I stand. I have played the series since Call of Duty 2 on Xbox 360 back in 05, and I believe I have just grown tired of the same formula, on top of the fact that this game is absolutely horrible. My review is more focused on the Multiplayer as it is the primary focus.

    Positives:

    - Campaign is great looking and very cinematic
    - WWII setting is nice to see again in both SP & MP
    - Headquarters setup for pre-game is a unique touch and offers some variety
    - Boots on the ground, no robots and jetpacks

    Negatives (Primarily in MP):

    - Cinematic campaigns do not equal fun
    - Nothing we have not seen before
    - Abysmal map design (3 main lanes, funnelled into the middle)
    - SMG focused CQB combat, not much variety for battles
    - No bolt action rifles without a scope? In a WWII based game? Is this a joke? (For Multiplayer)
    - Micro-transaction push with useless loot crates (near ubiquitous these days)
    - Forget about team focused gameplay (war mode is not as good as promised)
    - Spawning and spawn zones don't flip as much as they should, too easy to trap or be trapped
    - Forced perk system (divisions), does not allow you to mix and match perks to your liking as easily as previous entries

    Not even gonna bother commenting on nazi zombies since it really does not change much and is usually pretty consistent in its ability to create chaotic fun and endless nights with friends. I am sure it does its job properly as its standalone mode, which I would technically deem a positive.

    This game feels way too much like a re-skin, and less like a new and innovative AAA product (Yes, I know I should never expect COD and innovation to be mentioned in the same sentence nowadays). Alongside this, I have to mention that the servers for this game have been terrible as well, I did not want to mention it in the negatives as I am sure that it will be corrected soon.

    Also, for the love of gaming, I do not know why Swastikas have to be removed from a game that is being released outside of Germany? It was part of WWII, gaming is not a place for sensitive SJWs to modify every aspect to their liking. The soldier configurations and officers fall in this category as well. A black woman on the front lines for the reich? Stop. Historical accuracy is important for these types of games IMO, and as great looking as the campaign may be, why are german soldiers wielding PPSH (Russian) sub machine guns in D-Day bunkers? The social justice aspect has become so intrusive in video games that its sad. I do not care who it offends, this has to be part of the review. If you want a fake and dishonest review about these games, go watch your favourite YouTuber or check your favourite game review site who both get paid to say good things about the product. AAA products are dying in the quality department with things like this and micro-transactions and nobody says or does anything about it.

    Overall, you just cannot find enough positive things in this game to truly override the negatives, and for that reason, I end up giving this game a 4 or 40%, because while it is nice to see a return to boots on the ground and a WWII setting, the abysmal map design, exceptionally poor balancing, toxic community, lack of weaponry, and bad game mechanics just make this game a disaster that is relying on hype for a return to the old style of COD many of us miss. Take a pass on this one, those days are long gone.
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  5. Dec 3, 2017
    2
    What a dissapointment, this is it COD needs a new engine ASAP, for me personally i am done with the franchise. COD WW2 is so weak in so manyWhat a dissapointment, this is it COD needs a new engine ASAP, for me personally i am done with the franchise. COD WW2 is so weak in so many fronts i dont know where to start. Id say the campaign is the only thing id save here. Plot is solid in comparison to previous games and overall you underatand what you are doing. But we all know that the bread and butter here is the multiplayer and that one is , well just a mess for starters the game looks HORRIBLE i really dont understand how they keep using this ancient engine and then mask it with huge advertising campaigns and pre-rendered footage. These maps are disastrous, so small i dont even understand why they include scope snipers. Game physics are so poor or non existent weapons feel toyish and the pace of the game is just off for the ww2 setting maybe too fast. I am really dissapointed i feel sorry for sledgehammer cuz they put their best into it but again the games looks from last gen big time. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2017
    1
    They screwed up the launch. That's unacceptable in the modern era, where this should be easily anticipated as these launches happen withThey screwed up the launch. That's unacceptable in the modern era, where this should be easily anticipated as these launches happen with regularity. Also, the game is horribly inaccurate. The guns are wrong and used by the wrong groups at the wrong times. There's heavy censorship. The characters are unlikable. The mechanics are annoying. WTF was I thinking giving another COD game a chance? Pass on this at all costs. Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2018
    0
    This game is very"weird". sometimes its fun, other times you feel like screaming at your TV or monitor.

    CAMPAIGN. The campaign is all
    This game is very"weird". sometimes its fun, other times you feel like screaming at your TV or monitor.

    CAMPAIGN.

    The campaign is all over the place.My favorite mission in this "campaign" is the first mission. if the first mission is the only good mission, thats when you have just **** up big time. I legit forgot the ending, but i dont need to know the ending to know what its gonna be. Its gonna end all like your the best and no one else could have done what you did. the "campaign" feels more like im watching a on rails movie then a actual game. The amount of explosions in the "campaign" felt like i was watching a battle unfold in fallout 4 if they all had fat mans.

    ZOMBIES.

    Zombies is actually really underrated. I mean, i know it do'sent really have anything special about it but if you think about it, neither did nacth dier untoten from WAW, same with verrtuck, shi no numa, and kino der toten. people always say those are the best maps ever, but they only say that because its treyarch. Like the "campaign" theirs a lot of explosions . Im actually okay with it because its made up so i dont give a **** now lets go into the biggest part of the game yet, the reason you bought this ****ing game.

    MULTI--wait i gotta wait for a update? k.
    *1 hour later*
    MULTIPLAYER.

    Multiplayer is really unbalanced. i mean all of these "nerf's" and "buffs" really do nothing. so what if they nerfed the STG or the FG42, those guns are still really overpowered. the maps are all the same in this game, left middle right.The new DLC guns are trash, the gewher 43 is like a m1a1 carbine, the sten is like a **** version of the grease gun, the GPMG is worse then pre-buffed Bren, the Ice Pick needs a little more range, the trench knifve is ok. my favriote map is opetation neptune. and thats it. TA TA, ****
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