Call of Duty: World at War Guide
Activision's Call of Duty series has always been immensely popular. The Infinity Ward editions (Call of Duty 1, 2 and 4) are the more critically acclaimed versions. Regardless, Treyarch's efforts always sell well and boast the same sort of gameplay and thrills of their brothers. World at War is no different, but visit back to World War II gives us the chance to enjoy some nostalgic moments (as well as some fresh ones) from the series' past.
There are two campaigns, the USA in the Far East where you play as a Pvt. Miller, and the Russians on their invasion into western Germany. These are merged into one set of missions so you switch from one perspective to another on the other side of the globe.
The gameplay is very simple. There are no difficult decisions to be made though there are more frequent choices of routes than in previous instalments in the series. On Hardened or Veteran difficulties, finding the best cover points in each section is crucial. In certain sections the enemies will pile towards you until you move forwards, and choosing the best path through in order to do this is vital. It is for this purpose that the single player portion of this guide will come in handy. There are also 'Death Cards'. This deck of playing cards identified in game by a helmet balancing on a pole can be used to unlock cheats, a list of which (complete with movies of their locations) you can find in the 'Death Cards' section later on in this guide. Upon completing the game, there is a new game mode unlocked called Nazi Zombies. This is playable in co-op split-screen and online, and is a great feature to have as a reward. All the campaign missions that are playable in co-operative mode are marked as such at the start of their section.