Game Review: Call of Duty WWII
When I first heard the rumour of another Call of Duty being released I rolled my eyes and thought ‘not more jet packs and running across walls. I wasn’t impressed with the recent next generation of Call of Duty games. I didn’t enjoy them and found them difficult and un-inspiring. The Modern warfare series were the ones that got me addicted into the Call of Duty world! when I say these memorable maps like Afghan, Derail, Favela and Karachi, I know that some of you who played the Modern Warfare series will have a smile on your face from ear to ear. Everything about it was right, The then developer – Infinity Ward new exactly what we wanted and delivered.
Then when I heard Activision was taking Call of Duty back to its roots with a WW2 based title, I was very excited and intrigued as was not that familiar with their chosen developer Sledgehammer. I couldn’t wait for the game to come out, and guess what it delivered! Well done Activision. I completed all of MW campaign’s and was looking forward to WW2’s main campaign. My opinion of the campaign is that I found it was outstanding from start to finish and it is a very rare thing for me to complete campaign modes in games I usually go straight to online!
The campaign has a very strong story mode and it drives you forward you actually care about the characters and want to find out what happens next. There is alot of accurate and historic detail, graphics are outstanding and with top notch voice acting as we have come to expect. The realistic sound and feel of the weapons of the period is characteristically excellent considering the series. The scenery is jaw dropping and the action set pieces feel like they have been directed by Steven Spielberg.
As usual, mulitple game modes are available in the Mulitplayer Mode – these are Capture the Flag, Domination, Free for all, Gridiron, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch and not forgetting the outstanding zombies co-op campaign. Matchmaking times are short and lobbies appear well balanced.
I usually play hard core team death match and my favourite map has to be Pointe du Hoc – A map that favours close range combat for the most part. As well as wide open areas, there are plenty of bunkers and hiding spots to take of which to take advantage. My worst map is Gustav Cannon it’s a nightmare for non-snipers who always head for the train in the centre of the map… OMG that train!
My worst game mode is Hardpoint grenades always seem to find me especially when there is 4 of them heading towards me at the same time!
Another neat feature are the divisions these include Airborne, Armoured, Mountain, Expeditionary and my favourite Infantry – The Infantry division is all about well-rounded attacking!
This is just the tip of the iceberg of what the game offers! So my final review score is an excellent 90% and The Gamer Hive gives it the Gamer Hive seal of approval! Go and buy it I promise you won’t be disappointed!