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Call of Duty: World at War is the fifth installment of the Call of Duty series, developed by Treyarch, (Call of Duty: United Offensive) using the same game engine as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The game was released on the 11th of November 2008.
Featuring battles in both the Pacific and Eastern European theatres of War, with "an enemy", who knows no surrender and no retreat, will fight to the last breath, unleashing an arsenal of lethal surprising tactics. The story follows two soldiers similiar to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, you will be playing an American and Russian soldier who are fighting the Japanese Imperial Army and the Nazi Facist Force.
The fifth installment of the Call of Duty series, features the all new cooperative campaign mode, along with intense multiplayer matches with new perks, guns, attachments, challenges, and even vehicles. To prestige in multiplayer, you must reach level 65 now, which will reward you with extra "create-a-class" slots. All new weapons, including the much wanted return of the flamethrower, and even Vehicle Mounted weaponry. Destructable environments were add to the experience, as the flamethrower can set fire to dry grass which then spreads. Upon completion of the solo campaign, you will unlock a brand new game mode which has you, and up to three other friends, locked in a house defending yourselves from Nazi Zombies.
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The campaign varies on two characters, like the Call Of Duty games before. It switches between Pvt. Miller of the Marine Raiders, and Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko of the 3rd Shock Army. Pvt. Millers campaign shows the bloody and dirty war between the Marine Raiders and the Japanese Imperial Army. Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko campaign is a personal war between the Russians and the Nazis, fighting for pride and the motherland.
The U.S campaign starts, with a small cut-scene, filling you in with events that have and are to happen. Pvt. Miller and his squad, consisting of: Pvt. Pyle, Pvt. McCord, and Pvt. Nelson, were captured by the Imperial army, and are being held hostage and being tortured. Unwilling to answer the questions they ask them, the Imperial Army start the slaughtering. Your fellow teammates neck is sliced open with a Katana. Just as they came to Pvt. Miller. Roebuck comes from behind to save you. Roebuck offers a hand, and takes you outside, where you come into contact with your first weapon.
You are now a part of the 1st Marine Raiders!
The Russian campaign starts, with you (Pvt. Dimitri) waking up, in a pile of bodies. You see people squirming, trying to get away, but the Nazi patrols spot this and shoot both bodies moving, and not. Once they move on past, you crawl forward, where you meet Sgt. Reznov, who shushes you, with fingers to lips. He then crawls forward and you must follow him. He has a personal grudge, that he needs help with, as he is unable to do it by himself, as his hands have been bandaged for an unknown reason.
World at War, has the same engine as the previous Call Of Duty game, (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) meaning that it runs in the same type of way. Apart from different maps, weapons, some new perks, vehicles and a whole new variety of cool stuff, it is a lot much alike! However, a new function for parties hitting the playlists is 'squads' meaning, that you and and your party are put together in a squad, example 'Alpha Squad'. The leader, can send signals to the map for backup or areas where flocks of enemies hide. It also marks out your squad-mates on the mini map, a different color, such as the color blue. Making it easier to stick together for penetrating teamwork. Alike Call of Duty 4, there are still killstreak rewards. Meaning that if you achieved so many kills and no deaths, you get extras to help yourself or your team. A 3 killstreak will enable you to use a 'Recon Plane' instead of the UAV Recon. A 5 kill streak will enable you to use a 'Artillery Strike' instead for an air strike. A 7 kill streak will enable you to use a 'Pack of Dogs' instead of a helicopter.
There are 23 multiplayer maps in Call of Duty: World at War.
- Banzai - Available with Map Pack 2
- Battery - Available with Map Pack 3
- Breach - Available with Map Pack 3
- Corrosion - Available with Map Pack 2
- Knee Deep Available with Map Pack 1
- Makin Day Available via free download.
- Nightfire - Available with Map Pack 1
- Revolution - Available with Map Pack 3
- Station - Available with Map Pack 1
- Sub Pens - Available with Map Pack 2
Call of Duty: World at War received mostly positive reviews. The PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions all received a 9.2/10 from IGN. The Playstation 2 version of the game received generally negative reviews due to it's inferior graphics and lack of online play, this version received a 4.5/10 from IGN. The Wii version of the game received reviews ranging from good to mixed, most criticism was based upon the lack of voice chat and graphics. The game was mainly praised due to its online game modes as well as the addition of a Co-operative mode, which was said to dramatically increase the game's replay value. The game received a high amount of sales even though the expected reaction would be to ignore it as many reviews and previews seemed negative. The amount of copies bought shocked many reviewers who have also changed their opinions on the game before and after its release. The game was first believed to be a remake of the first three Call of Duty games, but later on it was found out to be an extension to World War II and pacific island wars.
 See Also
- Gewehr 43
- M1 Garand
- M1A1 Carbine
 Submachine guns
- Type 100
 Machine guns
- Type 99
- Browning M1919
 Sniper Rifles
- M1897 Trench gun
- Double-Barreled shotgun