I grew up with the best Call of Duty games. I vividly remember my brother and I begging my mom to let us go to the midnight release at GameStop when COD: Modern Warfare 2 was the hottest game to get. I remember staying up late summer nights and battling waves upon waves of zombies with my best friends on COD: Black Ops 1 and 2. At one point, Call of Duty was on top of the gaming world, but in recent years, Call of Duty experimented with futuristic and unrealistic events that turned off a lot of the fan base including myself.

But with Call of Duty: WWII, the old-school classic shooter is making the way back into gamers hearts. However, there are some problems that the game still faces like overloaded servers that make the game hard to play with friends, overpowered weapons, political correctness, a small selection of maps, and sometimes repetitive gameplay that makes this version of Call of Duty far from the best.

Aside from the negatives, Call of Duty: WWII is what the large fanbase has been asking for. The campaign throws you into the D-Day invasion within the opening minutes and tells a story of hardship and brotherhood during the bloodiest war in human history.  The multiplayer, where a large majority of players jump towards, features a new division set up where players can pick how they want to play. Multiplayer also features a new game mode called “War” where teams must attack or defend a series of objectives to achieve victory.

New game modes and division setups are what Call of Duty needs, but where this version of Call of Duty shines brightly is the horrific Nazi Zombies game mode. To help make this game mode scarier than past versions, Sledgehammer Games, the creators of Call of Duty: WWII, brought in the writers and creators of horror video games like The Evil Within and Left for Dead. These creators took the beloved game mode to another level as players fought graphic undead creatures that frequently came through the walls and ground. It was more heart-pumping for me than any other zombies game mode from Call of Duty, which meant a lot to me.

Overall, Call of Duty: WWII is a huge step forward for fans and if you can look past the few negatives in the game, I highly recommend it.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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