Call of Duty: World at War

9 07 2008

If you are unfamiliar with the Call of Duty series, then i will give you a brief rundown before the preview. CoD is set in World War II except for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare which is set in (duh) modern times. Most common developer names are Activision and Infinity Ward, but there are others such as Pi Studios and Treyarch. All CoD games are first-person shooters and most of them were released for the PC/Windows. (If you know all about the old Call of Dutys just scroll to the bottom of this post for the Call of Duty: World at War review).

Call of Duty

The first of the series. Is definently a favorite of mine, no matter how old. It was realeased in October 2003 for the PC as a first person shooter, which is how all of them are so far. It was published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward and was set in WWII. There is a N-Gage version and also an expansion pack.

Call of Duty: Finest Hour

CoD: FH is a console version of Call of Duty for the PC. It was released for the Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube in November 2004. It is based on the original, again in WWII, but with a completely different storyline. Cool facts about this game is that Michael Giacchino composes the music and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson provides the voice for the British commander.

Call of Duty: United Offensive

CoD: United Offensive is the expansion pack to the original CoD, it was released in September 2004. It adds more options, like flamethrowers and bazookas, and more online maps.

Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is the sequel to the original CoD and another first-person shooter. Again, it was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It was released in October 2005 for the PC and released in November ’05 for the Xbox 360. This game is also set and WWII and is known for it’s D-Day level.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Another addition to the CoD series released for home consoles in November 2005. This game differs from the other because it focuses on the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, which went by the nickname ‘Big Red One’. The box cover features actor Stephen Saux.

Call of Duty 3

The third installment in the CoD series released for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Xbox, and PS2 in November 2006 and developed by Treyarch. This game was the first major Call of Duty installment NOT released for the PC. This game also includes a couple of Polish missions.

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Another WWII shooter released for the PlayStation Portable in March 2007. Has 14 total missions.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Another shooter released by, our favorites, Infinity Ward and Activision. The forth installment in our CoD series quest. Except, this time, we steer away from WWII and go into modern times. So, instead of a Thompson SMG, you have an AK-47. It was released for the PS3, PC, and 360 in November 2007. The multiplayer now includes weapons attachments that you can personalize. It won many awards including “Best Xbox 360 Game”.

Call of Duty: World at War

The fifth installment underdevelopment game of the CoD series. It is currently being ‘under’ developed by Treyarch, who developed CoD 3, and published by Activision. Because of new developers, i believe that there may be a downgrade in graphics, but there are rumors going around that because of the amazing CoD 4 engine, they may be enhanced. The game is set in the Pacific theater (U.S. vs. Japan) and the Eastern Front (Russia) during WWII. Swimming elements will be introduced to the series for the first time in single player and multiplayer. Flamethrowers, first introduced in Call of Duty: United Offensive, will be reintroduced with new flammable environments. There will also be a more open environment with multiple ways to complete a mission. World at War will feature cooperative gameplay (4 player split on consoles or 4 players online for Windows). Vehicles are back along with squad based missions. Weapon customization will be on WaW such as adding a bayonet to certain guns or a basic gernade launcher. Boats will be avaiable with limited firepower. To help simulate the Japanese’s different style of warfare, Treyarch has completely re-tinkered the enemy AI in World at War. Instead of taking cover and flanking in traditional European battle strategies, the Japanese hide in trees, sneak through the overgrowth and scrabble, katana in hand in violent suicide attacks. CoD will return to the PS2 and Wii for thr first time in two years.

Here’s the trailer for World at War.

You may need to watch the video multiple times to understand what is happening and what the guy is talking about.

http://www.callofduty.com/

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-Shadow

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