- Release date: 3/11/2017
- Developer: Sledgehammer Games
- Publisher: Activision
- Genre: Action
- Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Features: Single-player, Multi-player, Online Multi-Player, Local Multi-Player, Co-op, Online Co-op, Local Co-op, Steam Achievements, Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards, In-App Purchases, Steam Cloud, Valve Anti-Cheat enabled
- Requirements: View details
Call of Duty®: WWII
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
- Processor: CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 3225 3.3 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or ATI® Radeon™ HD 7850 @ 2GB / AMD RX 550
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 90 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Call of Duty: WWII full review. Return to the history.
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With its 14th main installment – Call of Duty: WWII – the Call of Duty series return to its roots. The game meets us with an atmospheric intro of excerpts from the speech of Winston Churchill. We listen to a brief talk about the horrors of World War II, which took lives of more than 65 million people from 50 different countries. The game unfolds closer to the end of the conflict - between 1944 and 1945. You are going to play it for two American soldiers Ronald Daniels and Robert Sussman.
Graphics — 5/5
Graphics in Call of Duty: WWII is performed at a decent level. An abundance of the smallest details, excellent animation of the characters, as well as a huge number of impressive special effects on the screen do their job. Complement the picture is simply superb pre-rendered CG-clips, created according to the highest standard of modern visual technologies. Sometimes the image comes very close to photorealism. Therefore, WWII surprisingly looks better than most shooters of this generation.
Gameplay — 4.5/5
The gameplay of Call of Duty: WWII covers the last year of the war when the Allied forces pull their forces in Europe for a joint strike against the Nazis. American troops land on the coast of Normandy and are trying to consolidate positions, seizing important German strategic targets. The game is packed with superbly staged scenes, not letting you get bored even for a second. You clean out enemy bunkers, go somewhere on a tank, periodically blow up enemy artillery installations with a termite mix, knock down planes, then drive cars through the German fortifications, and after a few minutes, you drag a severely wounded comrade to the nearest medical station under heavy enemy fire.
Periodically the battles are interrupted by espionage sorties undercover when you need to penetrate into some German headquarters and quietly organize a diversion from within. Such missions give a break from a continuous action and better sense the atmosphere of that time, but in a more calm and measured rhythm.
Controls — 4/5
On the whole, the controls of the game are easy to remember and use. Sometimes you can be confused by heavily scripted moments when you cannot merely deviate from the game script. From time to time, the game throws you QTE, when at a particularly stressful moment you have to move a special marker to the correct position on the screen and click on any button. For example, in hand-to-hand combat with a German soldier, you need to have time to grab a nearby helmet and hit it in the temple with it. Or quickly press the button to throw away the enemy grenade. You can scold these scripts as much as you like, but you have to understand that this was done for a reason, of adding entertainment to the game while trying not to complicate the controlling.
Replay Value — 4.5/5
Playing Call of Duty: WWII means constant following a strict story. You are glued to the game while the story is going on and there is no chance of quitting it in between. However, once the story gets over, and the campaign mode comes to a conclusion, it doesn’t mean the game has ended. You can try different gaming modes and rejoice the action again. Above all, the multiplayer mode never lets the fun fade.
From an action-packed campaign mode to a great multiplayer mode, you get to experience everything in this Call of Duty’s return to classic setting. The historical theme of the Second World is like a breath of fresh air after all these spaceships, artificial intelligence, and jetpacks. It's great that after a few years the series returns to its roots. Seriously revised for the first time in many years the multiplayer component will prolong the pleasure for weeks, and even for months.
Experience the thrill and be a part of the historical action with Call of Duty: WWII.
Pros : Impressive visuals and cutscenes
Thrilling gameplay and storyline
Different gaming modes
Cons : Not enough war maps integrated into the game
No chance for quitting a strict game’s story
Replay Value 4.5