Call of Duty World at War is one in a long line of COD first-person shooter games. This one is a World War II game featuring the weapons and vehicles of the time. Despite being one of the earlier Call of Duty games, it has the same object and gun physics as Modern Warfare.
The plot is as you would expect: Axis powers bad, allied powers good. It has a co-op mode, features several cinematic moments, and there are many scripted moments, such as attacks by tree-top snipers and unexpected kamikaze attacks. There is a multiplayer side to the game that is similar to Totally Accurate Battle Simulator except that COD is more realistic.
Is Call of Duty World at War free?
There have been several occasions where this classic wartime game has been offered up for free, but these are always promotional events. COD World at War is still a paid game, which helps to fund the online servers for the multiplayer side of the game.
This is a World War 2 version of the game, not to be confused with the Great War segments in Black Ops 2 and 3.
Is Call of Duty World at War historically accurate?
This game is not historically accurate at all. The way guns perform, how they are used, and how this FPS game stages conflicts is very inaccurate. It makes the events of WW2 look far more action-packed and dynamic than they were.
Old-gen gaming with modern a graphics engine
Though this game was made in 2008, the base gaming engine side the same one they used to make Call of Duty Modern Warfare. The graphics in COD World at War may not be as advanced, but the game physics and mechanics were years ahead of their time.
Though you probably know what to expect with a Call of Duty shooter these days, the World at War game harnesses that grittier feel that modern shooters lack. It brings to mind the modern action of Call of Duty with the atmospheric sensibilities of the first Medal of Honour game.