Percentile Rank

Call of Duty: WWII is ranked in the 70th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 151 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 151 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Nov 7, 2017

Sledgehammer takes Call of Duty back to its roots, refining rather than redefining the series for the best entry in years.

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Games Xtreme
Recommended
Games Xtreme
Lee Jenks
Recommended
Nov 10, 2017

Overall it is an enjoyable experience, with a solid story line some high energy or tense experiences and straightforward enjoyable combat, though it just doesn't feel in the same league as the best in the Call of Duty series.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 3, 2017

The campaign attempts to bring up the "tough" questions about war, but when you're intermingling those questions with outrageous, comic violence, it comes off as disingenuous.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 3, 2017

Given how bad it could have been – hell, was expected to be – it's quite the pleasant, sometimes harrowing, surprise.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 4, 2017
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Washington Post
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 6, 2017

In the same way, "Call of Duty: WWII" feels like a game in which the prospect of moving on is somehow scarier than staying in the battlefield for one more tour.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 8, 2017

This is a step backward for the series—and not just chronologically. Skip it.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Kotaku
S.E. Doster

Top Critic

Unscored
Nov 9, 2017

Sledgehammer Games has delivered a polished experience across all areas of Call of Duty: WWII, showing us exactly what a classic Call of Duty game should look and feel like in 2017. This entry shouldn't disappoint fans, whether their preference is campaign, multiplayer, or zombies

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 30, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII feels like the mass market play-it-safe product that it is rather than a sincere attempt to revitalize the franchise.

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Scored Reviews

Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is the best Call of Duty in years. Bombastic story, killer grounded multiplayer, and a dark and scary Zombies make up one of the most complete and enjoyable Call of Duty experiences in years.

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Sirus Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2017

To wrap this up, I didn’t expect Call of Duty: WWII to be this spectacular. It’s been a while since we got an emotionally driven narrative World War II game in this caliber based from actual events. Despite the inclusion of loot boxes (or crates/Supply Drops), Sledgehammer Games did an amazing job with Call of Duty: WWII bringing one of the best cinematic experiences in a first-person shooter this year.

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GamesBeat
94 / 100
94 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

My hat's off to the developers at Sledgehammer who are helping a new generation understand the sacrifices of those who died in the Second World War.

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PushStartPlay
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a true return to form for the series and stands out as one of it’s best

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PSX Brasil
91 / 100
91 / 100
Nov 8, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is the game that the fans of the franchise have been awaiting for a long time. With a perfect graphical presentation, excellent sound effects, a well developed story, a new multiplayer mode and the zombie mode full of action, Call of Duty: WWII arrives to become one of the best FPS of the year.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

If you were worried that Call of Duty would not deliver on the promise to go back to its roots, please try the game! I was skeptical, especially after the beta. I thought there was no way it could happen. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they made good on that promise. Call of Duty: WWII has an amazing, engaging, and emotional story. It is very worthy of the title and will go down in history as one of the best single player experiences Call of Duty has offered.

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Hardcore Gamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 2, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII will be fascinating to study from a business standpoint: will consumers embrace the product they have long been clamoring for and how will Activision handle its business strategy moving forward? Will they dive exclusively back into World War II until gamers tire of it again or cycle between different eras from here on out? Whatever happens, there's a fantastic game at the center of this future case study that proves that no matter the ballyhoo, Activision will ensure a superb experience is delivered.

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AusGamers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Another great Holiday release to add to your (likely) growing pile.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Nov 2, 2017

With a campaign that brings some of the most historical battles of the European Theater to life like never before, multiplayer that combines the best of the old and the new, and one of the most visceral Zombies games the series has had, Call of Duty WWII is a triumphant return to its roots, reminding us why those early games were so good in the first place.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

World War II was the right move. Call of Duty reaches back to its roots to bring players an entry worthy of the series' namesake. The campaign is emotional, multiplayer is classic, and Nazi Zombies is downright dark and terrifying. No matter which kind of player you are, there is something for everyone, whether it's a cinematic story, a competitive and social multiplayer, or an immensely difficult battle against undead Nazis. Call of Duty: WWII is another incredible package of experiences, each distinct from the others, but tied together by the unifying themes of World War II that deserve your attention.

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is precisely what fans have been clamouring for over the last few years – A return to traditional boots-on-the-ground gameplay with an increased focus on skill and I have no doubt that it will resonate with fans in a way that the last few games have failed to manage.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 2, 2017

The developers hammer home what made Call of Duty so great in previous years, while also adding a bunch of modern content and gameplay twists of their own.  As far as Call of Duty games go, WW2 is an instant classic.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 4, 2017

Sledgehammer Games superbly takes Activision's marquee shooter franchise back to its boots-on-the-ground roots.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 4, 2017

As a whole package, Call of Duty: WWII has a little something for everyone to enjoy, but that has been the story of this series for a long time. No, this homecoming is far, far better than the sum of its parts, a true return to form in practically every respect. It feels alien to be looking back on a new Call of Duty release as anything other than enjoyable yet unremarkable triple-A fare, but here we are. Call of Duty: WWII delivers on all fronts: compelling and heartfelt in its storytelling; imposing in its sense of scale and spectacle; and unremittingly addictive in its gunplay.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII provides a stellar package that brings the series back to a place where it really did excel and I appreciate the option to get a modern title based on the era.

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Windows Central
Nov 4, 2017

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.

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Too Much Gaming
9 / 10
9 / 10
Dec 11, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is a great package, and a good title to pick to revisit the series if you so happened to fall off the wagon a few years back. Daniels and his platoon’s journey made me wish for more campaigns like it, and it’s a fun affair to blast zombies with a few buddies. Sledgehammer Games has given the franchise a good boost. We will most likely see another Call of Duty next year, and whatever it is, I hope the series sticks to their guns because this definitely paid off in the end.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

A spectacular release that has a strong chance of becoming a fan favourite as one of the best Call of Duty releases in years.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

With an addictive, fully-featured multiplayer suite, one of the finest campaigns the franchise has seen in years, and a fresh, revitalised Zombies mode, Call of Duty: WWII is an absolute blast that boldly goes where no modern Call of Duty has gone before: back to its World War roots. And it's about bloody time.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

The community was not expecting this kind of quality from the franchise, especially after the declining trend of the previous titles, but it's definitely a nice surprise and worth checking out, especially if you're a PC gamer.

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Geek Culture Podcast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Call Of Duty has made a commendable return to the franchise’s former roots in what could be considered the best entry this generation with Call Of Duty: WWII. Players are given an array of choice in the multiplayer and a solid single-player outing. The reformatted multiplayer creates something special that will hopefully carry on into future iterations. Much like the campaign, the Nazi Zombie mode introduces a much more cinematic experience that adds to the enjoyment. The release of Call Of Duty: WWII has solidified Call Of Duty as the go-to multiplayer game once again in a sea of new ideas and competition.

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PowerUp!
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is an excellent return to form from a series that has jumped the shark. CoD in space was a ridiculous diversion that pulled focus away from the core of the franchise. Call of Duty WWII puts the attention squarely on the strength of the gameplay and the bravery of men who fought for the freedom of the world.

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Forbes
9 / 10.0
Erik Kain

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2017

All told, despite the game's flaws and inexcusably rough launch, I've been very happy with it and absolutely recommend it to anyone who's been sitting on the fence. For those of you who haven't touched a Call of Duty game in a while because of the sci-fi stuff, now's a good time to get back into the fray.

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PowerPyx
9 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
9 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Everything COD WW2 does is a step in the right direction for the series – returning back to its World War roots, the new “War” mode in multiplayer, and guided quests in zombie mode.

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VGProfessional
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Call of Duty WWII manages to bring the series back to its roots and inject classic Call of Duty gameplay with slick new visuals and intense, atmospheric set pieces. Its new war mode gives the action a much more powerful feeling, and the campaign creates some truly memorable moments. Fans of the classic will be proud.

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Real Game Media
8.9 / 10.0
8.9 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Faith in the Call of Duty franchise – Restored. I am very impressed with basically every element of the game (apart from a few minor gripes about framerate drops and spawn positioning). As someone that was expecting to strongly dislike this game, I am utterly relieved to say that I am very impressed with all game modes and look forward to losing hundreds of hours of productivity playing it. If you are new to the franchise this is a great place to start as there is a real return to form in WWII. Sledgehammer’s take on zombies is refreshing whilst staying true to the identity of the game mode, the campaign is compelling and visually spectacular, and the multiplayer is fast-paced boots on the ground fun.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

While the campaign suffers from uninspiring cliches and endless killing fields, the multiplayer options are excellent and bring the series back from the future

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Atomix
88 / 100
88 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

Back to the roots. Call of Duty: WWII is a great WW2 FPS that uses a lot of old school mechanics.

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Entertainment Buddha
88 / 100
88 / 100
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a breath of fresh air for the series. Though it doesn't do anything too over the top, this title delivers. A compelling, narrative driven story spearheads the alright Multiplayer and exciting Zombies mode. A must for any FPS fan or anyone who loves a good story.

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Gamelite
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

Call of Duty's backward leap back to the origins of the second World War setting is incredibly interesting. The zombie mode is fun, allowing us to vary a lot, while at the same time offering a very high and satisfying challenge.

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Nerd Much?
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

"likely going to be looked back upon as the game that saved the declining series."

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The Games Machine
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

It's been a few years since a Call of Duty this good. The single player campaign is strong, spectacular and gripping (but it could have dared a little bit more); the new War and Headquarters modes are a welcome addition to the series that will please newcomers as well as fans of the series, and the Zombie mode is funnier than ever.

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Heavy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a superbly fun game that boasts a strong showing across its three major sections.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 2, 2017

It remains as punishing as any other zombie game I have played to date.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is one of the best recent entries of the phenomenal franchise with a varied campaign, addictive multiplayer especially "War" and an enjoyable zombies mode, it's one of the best shooters of the generation. It's unfortunate that the low amount of maps for multiplayer alongside a lack of depth in story mode holds it back to be up there alongside the best in the series

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EGM
8.5 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII's changes to the core Call of Duty experience are few but distinct. This leads to a good balance between relishing everything Call of Duty used to be and still continuing to move the series forward.

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NZGamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Frantic, kinetic, and fun multiplayer – when removed from its context.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is a really neat package. The campaign, even if still too predictable, is powerful and enjoyable (while it lasts). Headquarters and War Mode gave a new coat of paint to the PvP and Nazi Zombies is a tough and deep experience.

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Critical Hit
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a great entry into the long-running series. Sledgehammer has done a fantastic job in creating a Call of Duty that will appeal to contemporary fans and those fans who might have favourable memories of earlier games in the series. It often walks a fine line between thoughtful representation of World War II and typical Call of Duty flamboyance, but it's a line that Sledgehammer walks with confidence. The result is a Call of Duty that feels assured of what it's trying to accomplish, and what it accomplishes is riveting, entertaining and at times hard-hitting.

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TrueGaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII offers a great experience for fans of the original series and the WWII era with it's usual fun Gameplay, great content makes this game one of the best in series for the last couple of years.

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GamePro
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 6, 2017

CoD: WW2 may not be a revolution for the series, but laces up a great shooter package in World War II setting.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Bottom line, Call of Duty: WWII's campaign may not quite manage to fully satisfy players' cravings for a terrific war story, but its online play is an addictive and multifaceted blast.

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DualShockers
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

When looking at the big picture, Call of Duty: WWII is absolutely a fun time. With a multiplayer that includes a ton of unlocks and a new social hub, as well as a zombies mode that features some incredibly intense moments, players could easily get lost spending hours upon hours playing with other people. Aside from the unfortunately short campaign with flat and boring characters, I believe Sledgehammer Games succeeded in bringing the series back to where it started, while at the same time putting their own spin on the Call of Duty franchise to make it relevant for the newer audience.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Call of Duty returns with a game that comes back to its roots in terms of gameplay. The campaign, even though its too short and linear, is very well crafted. The multiplayer and zombies suffer the loot crate fever, but its content is really good. This is an improvement of the saga taking into consideration its recent years.

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Nerdburglars
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2017

I can quite happily say that Call of Duty WWII is the best COD game that I have played in terms of the single-player experience. I wish it had of been a little longer, but It is not as short as some games in the past. The multiplayer is also a lot of fun, but if you have been playing Modern Warfare Remastered, you might not find you want to jump ship. For those thinking that there are no good zombie game modes that Treyarch did not create, you will be delightfully proven wrong with this game. As a complete package, COD WWII is one of the best games in the series and is one of the best WWII shooters that I have ever played. If you are sick to death of crazy sci-fi shooters, like I am, this game is worth every single penny!

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Zoomg
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII was announced as a return to roots for this franchise and it has reached its goal in achieving that. world war 2 setting has led to a great story campaign and the game has a great zombie mode too. Call of Duty: WWII's main problem is its shallow multiplayer and it's the only thing that prevents the overall experience form being perfect.

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Wccftech
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty WWII doesn't have 'quite enough' campaign moments to really leave you feeling like a war hero when it's finished, just like there's 'not quite enough' multiplayer content with the map count at a series low. What you do get in the box though is a fantastic return to form for Call of Duty with a solid multiplayer that will hopefully grow and evolve in future map pack updates.

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

If you buy Call of Duty games every year, there's no reason to pass on WWII, which is a quality installment in the long-running franchise. The single-player portion was surprisingly good, but with the exception of the new War mode, the multiplayer was not to my liking. The developers wanted the multiplayer to be more rapidly paced, but it lacks balance because the Airborne division is incredibly overpowered.  The Nazi Zombies mode is fun, as always. WWII is a good break from the science-fiction mechanics of the past few releases in the series, and it's a worthwhile purchase since you're bound to sink dozens of hours into it.

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CGMagazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty returns to the European Theatre in stunning 4K.

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Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
84 / 100
Nov 3, 2017

WWII stays in the thin line between classic and outdated. We love some additions such as headquarters and war mode, and its solid technical aspect, but campaign feels linear and too similar to previous entries.

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Guns & Pixels
84%
84%
Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII features the best gunplay in the series so far, goes back to WWII and comes with new online modes. It is a must for fans of the franchise.

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Generación Xbox
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

With the Call of Duty series, we can demand and meet a high level of quality that always makes it a safe purchase. However, even though the social zone and all that it entails are trying to be the greatest novelty, it is the multiplayer's War mode that really offers a fun and innovative challenge.

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IGN Spain
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

A return to the old good times of Call of Duty that brings more from that time than we were expecting. The campaign feels short and too linear, while the multiplayer options shine with a different light compared with previous CoD experiences. A good game, but not the best one on the series.

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Cerealkillerz
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2017

Call of Duty WW2 is an uncomplicated and extensive recollection to the roots of the series that fights with some major technical problems and an unexciting campaign. If you're looking for some long-term motivation in the multiplayer part of the game you'll get the best COD since Black Ops 2.

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Nexus
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a superb return to form for the series, and the best addition to the line-up of Call of Duty games since World At War.

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VideoTime
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2018

Returning to the origins of a franchise is always an excellent idea, but there is something like we are really playing something new, something that not only has the challenge for veteran players but also a bridge for new players entering the franchise.

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Amber Plays Games
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII is a story of comradery through war and the struggle of men on the frontline - even at just a basic level. From casual game modes to hardcore and the addition and a fresh feeling Nazi Zombie mode, WWII has a lot going on and it's all good.

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Quillstreak
82%
82%
Nov 9, 2017

A solid and life-breathing addition to a previously waning franchise, Call of Duty: WWII plies fans with the gameplay the know with enough bells and whistles to please franchise fanatics and newcomers alike, despite not quite reaching the hallowed ground of the series best.

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TeamNerd
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

In general we can say that we were in front of a complete, new and well-studied title. Of course we are not in front of a war simulator, it is clear, but COD is not born for this purpose. It wants to be an arcade game and in this it manages quite well. Moreover, thanks to the introductions of modes such as War, or spaces like the Headquarters, the title also tries to renew itself a bit, trying to get rich with new contents. In short, a game that finally manages to meet the needs of the veterans of the saga who needed to leave the futuristic, to return with their feet on the ground. A title for everyone, who will know how to be loved by the supporters of the saga and that, perhaps, will also be able to be appreciated by those who are looking for a historic FPS arcade.

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GamesRadar+
Nov 3, 2017

COD has a few issues in single player this year but the overall package delivers another good shooter with plenty to do and some neat new online ideas.

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Telegraph
Nov 3, 2017

The series' dwindling popularity has proved a tough nut to crack for its publisher in recent years; COD: WWII proves that maybe a Sledgehammer really is the right tool for the job.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Nov 2, 2017

CoD's return to World War II seems like its been a long time coming, but nine years on from World at War, Call of Duty: WWII proves that there are still stories to be told based on history's most deadly conflict. It's also proof positive that Call of Duty can still deliver an edge-of-the-seat FPS experience.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

COD WWII is a great chapter for the brand: solid gameplay and intense, dramatic single player campain. War Mode is a great add and, in general, the game is well developed.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is a real success and the franchise's return to its roots can only be acclaimed. The campaign does justice to both the Second World War and D-Day. The multiplayer, while packed with good ideas, lacks the ambition seen and felt in the campaign. Call of Duty WWII offers the best CoD single player campaign seen in quite some time and multiplayer modes that are fun even if a bit underwhelming. Overall, it's mission accomplished for Sledgehammer.

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Everyeye.it
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

WWII is exactly what the Call of Duty series needed: Sledgehammer Games probably maked the best game in the series since Black Ops 2. It's a solid and spectacular shooter, but It's also a game characterized by a naif narration and a bad AI. Despite all, WWII is a very satisfyng episode, and a new beginning for the saga.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2017

A new direction for the series that manages to satisfy long-term fans, while also being a great package combining single-player campaign, zombie mode and multiplayer. This one feels closer to a remix than a new game, but undoubtly is a return to form.

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GameSkinny
Nov 3, 2017

Call Of Duty finally returns to Earth (and the series roots) with a satisfying tale of brotherhood and courage while invading Nazi Europe.

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Leadergamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 5, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a step in the right direction.

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Cheat Code Central
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 6, 2017

Overall what we have here is another Call of Duty, which means exactly what you think that means. Going back to basics will likely please the fanbase, which was vocally growing tired of the sci-fi stuff. The gameplay loops online are much less complicated, heading back to the “freeze tag with guns” and away from the more complex movement systems. The campaign feels like a greatest hits of Call of Duty moments, but falls short of standing out on its own, despite looking nice and being well-produced. Headquarters feels like an unstable attempt at Destiny-fying Call of Duty, but the amount of online multiplayer content available will help people overlook flaws and perhaps allow for future iteration. Call of Duty: WWII is a solid entry, but it feels more safe and standard than it should, especially standing next to its peers that took similar ideas and did more.

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GameZone
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a glorious and triumphant return to the series that delivers a stellar experience across the board via a high-quality campaign and an ingenious and riveting multiplayer despite a number of technical hiccups.

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Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

There's no denying it's safe across the board, but that safe mix of new meets old is what makes WWII a great Call of Duty game.

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TrustedReviews
Nov 6, 2017

Each recent Call of Duty has been a mixed package, with a good campaign let down by dubious multiplayer, or great multiplayer buoying up a dull campaign. World War II is the first CoD in years that doesn't need to apologise about anything. The jewel in its crown is a fantastic single-player campaign that gives you the big set-pieces and heavily scripted action sequences you might take for granted, but with a scale and a vigour that you haven't seen in years. And while the handling isn't always deep or subtle, you get some smaller, more surprising moments where Sledgehammer reaches for something more.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Nov 7, 2017

The biggest problem with Call of Duty: WWII is that it feels like three different games packed into one. On one hand, you've got an emotional tale about the 1st Division as they trudge through war zone after war zone to win the fight against the Nazis. And on the other side, you have more comical instances in the B-grade campy horror movie-styled Nazi Zombies, where you blast through a lovely rural village with a Tesla gun and lightning bolts.

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WellPlayed
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty successfully goes back to its roots, with a solid campaign and multiplayer that has a fresh pace but a familiar feel

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Easy Allies
Nov 7, 2017
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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2's offers a fast-paced and fun World War II experience with its new multiplayer mode and return to Nazi Zombies.

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Press Start
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

I want to shout it from the rooftops, Call of Duty is back. Just when it looked like the franchise was going to get wildly out of hand, credit has to be paid to Activision for recognising that the only way forward was to strip away the deadweight and return to its roots. When it comes to bang for buck, WWII triumphs over most. Throw the new social space in alongside what is basically three games and Call of Duty might very well be king again.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 10, 2017

Three years ago, Sledgehammer took a bold step forward with Advanced Warfare. Now, in 2017, it's taken a bold step back. Despite some interesting additions like Headquarters and War) Call of Duty: WWII is arguably the most reserved entry we've had in years, but is already proving a hit among fans. There is still that sense of fatigue, however, and if Call of Duty is to soar to the top once again, Treyarch and Infinity Ward will need to change something more than the time period in the coming years.

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Geeks Under Grace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII may not be the best in the series, but it does a great job pointing the franchise back toward the light. Nazi Zombies is a blast, the campaign is entertaining, and multiplayer will keep fans coming back for months...and all without those pesky jetpacks.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty WWII has enough modes that one of them will find your fancy, but it feels like something great was missed in favour of playing the same safe song once more. Multiplayer will give this game legs if you don't mind the free-to-play intrusions.

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Game Rant
Nov 11, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 successfully brings the franchise back to its roots, delivering a solid single player campaign, addicting multiplayer, and a fun Nazi Zombies mode.

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Player.One
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

While it's not a perfect game, Call Of Duty: WWII knows the expectations it has to meet and hits almost every single one of them fairly well.

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Saving Content
Nov 15, 2017

I still enjoyed Call of Duty: WWII, more so the multiplayer over the campaign, but it had its moments that kept me invested throughout. The multiplayer feels "back to basics" like what Modern Warfare Remastered did last year that I really enjoy. It's easier to keep track of people and removes a lot of the verticality the latest entries has introduced, for better or worse. Call of Duty: WWII feels like a much-needed reset for the genre-defining series.

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TheXboxHub
Nov 15, 2017

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.

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TrueAchievements
Nov 20, 2017

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.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Call of Duty returns to its roots and the war to end all wars in COD WWII. This iteration brings the spectacle of the series' modern shooters into a World War II setting while adding some new twists to its online progression. While the change in eras is much welcome, however, the game essentially feels like the same COD title except with a WW2 skin. For fans of COD's gameplay, that's exactly what the medic ordered. For those who want something different, though, what you're left with is a solid though not quite memorable shooter.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

Yay… boots on the ground! Hopefully that tiresome, overused phrase can finally be airlifted out of the gaming lexicon as Call of Duty is all about that terra-firma trench foot experience, baby. It will be interesting to see if the fickle game-buying public starts to hanker after the good old days of wall-running and power sliding in a few years from now, but as it currently stands, Sledgehammer has delivered exactly the product that was needed to revitalise the franchise at exactly the right time. Call of Duty: WWII is an explosive return to the series' roots that does have a few minor issues and can occasionally come across as being a bit generic, but for the most part is pretty solid in execution. Whether it's enough to win back lapsed fans is anybody's guess, but the highly polished campaign, habit forming multiplayer, and the satisfyingly creepy zombies mode gel perfectly together to bring a package that should at least appeal to the diehards.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

With expectations high for the return to World War II, the new Call of Duty game neither shines nor disappoints. The single-player campaign is solid but short, and multiplayer suffers from tons of different technical issues. Yet, the return to World War II is so sweet and exciting that you will barely notice the shortcomings.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

I feel like I go through so many motions year-in and year-out with these games, but one thing is for sure – I always enjoy myself by the end of them, and CoD WWII is no exception.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is quite a successful return to the series' roots. I was expecting more "Call of Duty 2 in modern graphics" instead of the not so great Band of Brothers clone, but it is ok. I do not feel like I wasted my time with this game.

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Invision Community
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 30, 2017

Call Of Duty: WW2, then, is in truth a bit of a mixed bag, but it’s survived thanks to the continued strength of the core multiplayer framework and the surprising spin on its Nazi Zombies offering which work hand-in-hand to balance out the dreadfully uninteresting campaign. Successfully revitalising historical-shooters much in the same way as EA’s Battlefield 1 did only a year prior, WW2’s purer gameplay is a welcome alternative to what came previously.

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Elite Gamer
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2017

Chilling out at the base, not being shot at is surprisingly amongst the best parts of WWII...

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GameWatcher
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII Is A Beautifully Dark, But Flawed Return To The Series' Roots

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LevelUp
7.5 / 10.0
LevelUp

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII offers an interesting but short single player campaign and a generic multiplayer component that implements a new and entertaining asymmetric objective-based mode called War. Unfortunately, the game suffers in key areas and that keeps it from being great; the audio is bland, the graphics are pretty common, and the gameplay is nothing that we haven't seen a thousand times already. Outside of the War modality, multiplayer wears thin quickly and there is not much reason to keep you playing for long.

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Handsome Phantom
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

It captures all the joys in multiplayer that we felt back in 2008 without completely losing everything that makes a modern COD so great.

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Respawning
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

All in all I would say WWII is a pretty good addition to the CoD series, it’s not as good as Black Ops 3’s multiplayer but it makes up for it with one crazy fun Zombies map. I just pray this game doesn’t meet the same fate as previous games and it stays fair and fun until the next instalment.

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GameCrate
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

If you are a Call of Duty fan, you'll have a good time (hacks aside). If you aren't a Call of Duty fan, there isn't much reason to come back. Playing CoD: WWII is like eating a great salmon filet; if you're into fish, you'll have a great time. If not, you should go find a burger or something.

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SquareXO
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2018

The Call Of Duty franchise has found it’s way back to earth in the renowned war-based shooter series latest release. Yes, boots are back firmly on the ground as Sledgehammer Games take the reins of the series in Call Of Duty: WWII. As the title states we become reacquainted with the WWII roots that once saw the series prosper and packed into the game we see a heartfelt campaign, the forever popular zombies mode and COD’s famed multiplayer. The developers have ditched the exo-suits, boost jumps and laser weapons for this particular installment and it’s unquestionably done the series a favour in doing so.

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Tech Advisor
Nov 7, 2017

While it's enjoyable, it falls short of the large-scale multiplayer experiences offered by the likes of Battlefield 1, something that the CoD franchise is calling out for – especially in a WW2 setting.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

A solid return to its roots, Call of Duty WWII reminds us what made us all fall in love Call of Duty in the first place. It ticks all the boxes which is both a blessing and a curse. Good fun and worth your time but offers nothing exceptional.

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Fandom
3.5 / 5.0
Fandom

Top Critic

3.5 / 5.0
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty WWII plays like high production values were applied to a WWII game checklist. It’s a short blockbuster campaign going through the motions. Maybe that’s all you want.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Nov 14, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a return to the franchise's roots, but not in the way many players would like to. The story campaign is good, but there have been better in the series. Still, it's worth to go back on the World War II battlefields.

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

All in all, Call of Duty: World War 2 plays like the series' early hits. By no means is this a bad thing, though the overall formula and package is wearing thin.

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M3
7 / 10
M3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Call of Duty WWII is in the middle of an identity crisis, but by going back to its roots, it has created slower and more tactical gameplay that is much more fun to play than the wall running and double jumping from the last few installments.

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PC Gamer
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 4, 2017

A drab campaign doesn't do the history justice, but Call of Duty: WWII's multiplayer recalls the glory days of Modern Warfare.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

The best Call Of Duty for several years, but it still owes too much to the past – and the campaign's attempts at a more serious tone are only half successful.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 7, 2017

I'm having a hard time with this review, because when the game works, I had a great time. However, with all the current issues, it is tough to advise anyone to pick up this title. If you are a Call Of Duty fan, you might be able to look over these problems, but the average player will want to wait for updates.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

A derivative, middling campaign, good multiplayer, and a ton of content means that Call of Duty: WWII is more Call of Duty - for better and worse.

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PCWorld
Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is mediocre. I enjoyed it anyway.

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Game Revolution
Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty WW2 is the best game in the franchise in years.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a satisfying experience. It is also easily one of the best-looking and feature-packed iterations of the franchise to date. But the cracks are definitely showing, with years of repetition getting ever-harder to disguise. The game will please a huge contingent of its dedicated fanbase, but its reliance on the status quo might be wearying for others.

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The Game Fanatics
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

It's not a bad game by any stretch, but as a whole it's an underwhelming imitation of past glory.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Sledgehammer Games went back to the roots, but the best part of the game is the Zombie mode, which really has nothing to do with WWII. A step back from Infinite Warfare, but still a fine game.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 13, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a good, but sterile blockbuster, which you will most likely immediately forget after one walkthrough.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 12, 2017

Touching base with your origins is necessary to not lose touch with your audience, and that's exactly what Call of Duty: WWII does without simply regressing. It gets to the core of its key modes and seizes on their intrinsic appeal with some neat, little twists thrown in. However, its campaign and zombies modes (while solid) feel unusually safe, whereas the multiplayer suffers from lacklustre map design and technical issues. You could say this Call of Duty is a sign of hopeful action to ground the series once more, but doesn't go beyond its iconic namesake to deliver something truly special.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a step back into the grounded realism the series has been sorely missing for years. While its single-player campaign isn't anything to write home about, the new additions seen in multiplayer and the return of Nazi Zombies make for a package well worth playing.

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Game Volt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII my be a step on the right track for the series in terms of listening to The Fan Base and moving away from future wars Bringing back old setting, but sadly Activision did not take enough risks to change Game Basics and has only presented the same key elements of the series but in WWII Setting, however the Multiplayer remains fast and enjoyable especially War Mode, and zombie mode is a fun way to play with friends as well as a cinematic story that monitors many of World war 2 events, but don't expect to find totally different game it's Same Call of Duty after all.

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Goomba Stomp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

'Call of Duty: WW2' does an admirable job of attempting to recapture the essence of the series' glory days, but even solid design and implementation can't save this game from its inherent flaws. The campaign is good for an evening or weekend afternoon of entertainment, and as always your mileage may vary with the multiplayer.

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Star News
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 16, 2017

Call of Duty World War II is a retread of places the franchise has been before in. If the multiplayer worked it'd score higher, but this is just a broken game and an awful experience right now.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII has a good but forgettable campaign. It has a fantastic new multiplayer mode surrounded by some mediocre ones. It has an interesting entry to Zombies that squanders its potential. There's a ton of content here, and all of it is good, but none of it really gets above that bar.

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Digiato
70 / 100
70 / 100
Nov 15, 2017

The thing is that despite all the achievements, there’s no sign of a true effort to resuscitate this troubled series and all the changes in gameplay seems like a trick to put an end to the endless reproaches. WWII implies to a brighter future for Call of Duty series, but that future hasn’t come yet and with current pace, will not come in near future either.

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Words About Games
7 / 10
NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is no revolution in the series, and problems with servers week after the release don't help. Nevertheless, it's good to finally stand on the ground and go back to old, fast-paced CoD.

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Rocket Chainsaw
Nov 18, 2017

If you're looking for a new shooter to put some hours into, Call of Duty: WWII is a great choice, but if you're looking for a memorable campaign there are better options elsewhere.

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IBTimes UK
Nov 25, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is for the most part exactly what you expect it to be. Sledgehammer Games has made a solid entry in an annualised series that rarely disappoints, which treats its subject matter surprisingly well. Its few surprises are to be found mostly in the campaign between the moments of cheap spectacle, when it successfully recaptures exactly why World War 2 shooters were so popular and prevalent over a decade ago. The multiplayer is the simplest definition of an online shooter, with few thrills, but it's essentially exactly what fans have been asking for.

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New Game Network
68 / 100
68 / 100
Nov 11, 2017

An insipid and muddled campaign holds back Call of Duty: WWII just as it disembarks. And the plain, inconsistent, and restrictive multiplayer does not quite reach the heights of its predecessors. Its best features come from the new online War mode and the reliable Nazi Zombies, both of which lack the tidal force to wash all the blood from the sand.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

With a terribly below mediocre campaign, an average zombies mode, and an excellent multiplayer option, Call of Duty: WWII manages to hit all the marks. But not in the way that it should. I had high hopes, and was surprised that the real gem I found was not the one I was originally hoping to. It's not great, it's not good, it's okay.

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games(TM)
6 / 10
games(TM)
games™ Team

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jun 5, 2018

War isn't hell, but it is thoroughly formulaic

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Game Debate
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2017

The three game modes mean there's probably something in here for everyone, but it's doubtful many will get their money's worth when you take the short campaign and the obligatory map pack into account.

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Guardian
Nov 6, 2017

Activision's blockbuster shooter goes back to its roots, and offers a solid if unsurprising experience, but the three elements within feel like wildly different games

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Giant Bomb
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty's return to World War II looks great, but feels flat and uninspired from start to finish.

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Oyungezer Online
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

It's a waste of a hard-hitting and emotional source material. Go for it f you are looking for a Call of Duty multiplayer experience but stay away from it if it is the story that you crave.

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Sick Critic
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

The worst Call of Duty in years, but the best World War II game in recent memory.

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PSX Extreme
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2017

The shooting is solid, the graphics are fine, the sound design and musical score are acceptable if uninspired, and yet the game is significantly less than the sum of its parts. At its best it is proof that Activision's stable of developers has run out of ideas, returning to World War II for no other reason than they didn't know where else to go.

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Paste Magazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2017

The campaign focuses on the valiant pursuit of freedom from tyranny, the online (when it works) is once again based on personal growth and progression through experience points and loot drops, and then the zombie lark is pure pulp fantasy. This is standard for games, of course, but this clash of tones and themes is rarely as glaring as with WWII. And because none of these disparate components feel fresh or new on their own, it makes the overall package feel even less like the sum of its parts. Perhaps with a more inspired direction, one similar to that scene where Rousseau tensely explores a Nazi headquarters, the seams wouldn't be as glaring.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nov 16, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is a perfectly serviceable game, but for something that’s supposed to be the grand return to the WW2 era it feels more like a publisher reaction to Battlefield 1 than a genuine interest in doing something new with the setting.

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The Angry Joe Show
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 23, 2017
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PC Aficionado
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

The same amusement park of warfare style game design Call of Duty is known for. While I am tentatively eager to see where the series takes some of the ideas it introduces, the execution of said ideas was underwhelming.

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Nation Fusion
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 2018

Finally came Call Of Duty WW2 and I thought, here is maybe where they go back to their roots, they show us that they are listening to these reviews, and the comments of their fan base...Nope...Not at all…

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Call of Duty: WW2 is competently made by a skilled team. I just wish some of that talent and skill could be put towards anything other than this yearly pile of linear shooting rehash. The game runs well and is very playable, so things aren't all that bad, they just feel soulless. All I could think of while playing is how I would rather be killing Nazis in Wolfenstein 2. 5/10 sad violin interludes

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Slant Magazine
Nov 10, 2017

It aims to tell a story of the brotherhood of soldiers, but it's ill-served by undeveloped characterizations.

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PlayStation Universe
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

There's a lot of well-produced content packed inside Call of Duty WWII's bunker, but very little of it is exciting, engaging, or original. The World War II setting papers the cracks, but constant mixed messaging about that historical conflict reveals the game for a gimmick.

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