Review – Call of Duty: World at War

27 12 2008

A blast from the past with a WWII review for…


(Apologies for the late posting!)

After the modern day events that took place in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, in Call of Duty 5 we are thrown back in time once more to the Second world war. The campaign features two stories to follow in which you play as two different soldiers, one features the U.S. Marines fighting the Japanese Army in the Pacific in which you play as Private Miller, and the other follows the Soviet Army’s advance on Berlin where you play as Private Dimitri Petrenko. You also briefly play as a third character in the campaign. This is Petty Officer Locke, a weapons operator on a PBY Catalina, who is playable only in the mission “Black Cats.”

Personally I have always played Call of Duty games on Veteran difficulty straight away to get the achievement points, so naturally as its always new gameplay there is alot of room for frustration. As the game informs you when you begin the career “You will not survive!” This couldnt be more true as I think I spent more time dead than alive! That aside the campaign story lines are easy to follow yet very gripping at the same time. Every time the character change would come I kept saying “Oh no I want to see what happens next” Which made me carry on playing… Until I was finished!

A new weapon added to the listed that definately deserves a mention has to be the flame thrower. This devastating ranged weapon will litterally toast anything in its path by just a touch of the flame!

cod5flames(Sprayin’ Flames ‘n’ Takin’ Names!)

To be honest I dont tend to play Call of Duty games much online so I feel I cant really give a true review on it. From what I had seen however it was as always very enjoyable. There is the standard online system in which match making takes place etc. Then there are two other modes. Campaign Co-Op and Campaign Competetive. In Co-Op you simply play through campaign levels with up to 3 other players. In competetive yoou still play through campaign levels with up to 3 other players but the objective is to finish the level with the most points i.e most kills, most objectives complete etc. These modes I briefly played to earn the achievements. It was funny to see the difference between Co-Op when everyone is working as a team to competetive where everyone wants to get everything finished first so its a mad rush!

All in all I give Call of Duty: World at War – 9 out of 10.

C.o.D 5 follows well in the ever growing list of games in its series. It covers a great storyline and the online play lives up to expectations! Bring on Modern Warfare 2!

Peace & Love To All

– Pigeon

There are 46 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
(2 are worth 0 so do not count towards the 1000.)

Carlson’s Raiders 10
Complete ‘Semper Fi’ on any difficulty. (Solo only)
Stormed Peleliu 15
Establish a beachhead on the island of Peleliu on any difficulty. (Solo only)
The Last Stand 20
Survive the land and air conflict surrounding Okinawa on any difficulty. (Solo only)
Stabbed in the Heart 20
Complete all missions on the Eastern Front on any difficulty setting. (Solo only)
Get Your Hands Dirty 30
Complete ‘Semper Fi’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Saved Private Ryan 10
Save the soldier before he burns to death. (Solo or co-op)
Bloody Peleliu 30
Complete ‘Little Resistance’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Weapon of Mass Destruction 15
Radio in a naval bombardment that kills at least 4 Japanese soldiers. (Solo or co-op)
The Sword Is Broken 30
Complete ‘Hard Landing’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
No Safe Place 15
Burn an enemy out of a tree with the flamethrower in ‘Hard Landing’ (Solo or co-op)
Architect 30
Complete ‘Vendetta’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
The Professional 15
Shoot all of Amsel’s henchmen, including their attack dog, without reloading. (Solo only)
Gunslinger 15
Assassinate General Amsel with a pistol shot. (Solo only)
The Hammer Strikes 30
Complete ‘Their Land, Their Blood’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Scorched Earth 30
Complete ‘Burn`em Out’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Firestarter 15
Complete a mission using only the flamethrower. Melee, grenades & explosives are OK. (Solo or co-op)
Fearless 30
Complete ‘Relentless’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Hell on Wheels 30
Complete ‘Blood and Iron’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Iron Fist 15
Destroy all towers and bunkers in ‘Blood and Iron’. (Solo or co-op)
No Return 30
Complete ‘Ring of Steel’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Ruthless 15
Kill 15 enemies while mounted on a tank in ‘Ring of Steel’. (Solo or co-op)
When It Rains, It Pours 30
Complete ‘Eviction’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Shot in the Dark 10
Kill 10 enemies while the lights are out in the subway in ‘Eviction’. (Solo or co-op)
One Bad Gato 30
Complete ‘Black Cats’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
The Sum of All Zeros 15
Down 45 Japanese Zeros in ‘Black Cats’. (Solo only)
Lights Out! 10
In ‘Black Cats’, blast out all of the spot lights in the Japanese cargo convoy. (Solo only)
Blowtorch & Corkscrew 30
Complete ‘Blowtorch & Corkscrew’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Setting of the Sun 30
Complete ‘Breaking Point’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Mortar-dom 10
Kill 8 Japanese with thrown mortars in ‘Breaking Point’. (Solo or co-op)
Guardian Angel 10
In the final battle for Okinawa, save Sergeant Roebuck. (Solo or co-op)
For the Motherland 30
Complete ‘Heart of the Reich’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Bearing the Burden 30
Complete ‘Downfall’ on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Rough Economy 15
Kill 3 enemies with a single bullet. (Solo or co-op)
Close Shave 10
Survive a Banzai attack. (Solo only)
Snake in the Grass 15
Take out a Japanese soldier while he is lying in wait in the grass. (Solo or co-op)
Grave Robber 15
Collect all Death Cards in the game. (Solo only)
Kamikaze 15
Complete any level on Regular difficulty or higher using only melee and grenades. (Solo only)
Throw a Six and a Half 15
On Hardened or Veteran difficulty, complete a level without dying. (Solo only)
Purple Heart 5
When staring into the face of adversity, show courage and persevere.
War Hero 40
Complete the game on any difficulty. (Solo only)
Hardened War Hero 100
Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)
Get Your Left Foot Wet 30
Complete a match in Campaign Co-Op mode over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)
Get Your Right Foot Wet 30
Complete a match in Competitive Co-Op mode over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)
Blue Ribbon 25
Complete a 4-player Competitive Co-Op match in 1st place over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)
Secret Achievements
It’s All about Prestige 0
You achieved the first level of Prestige. Only 9 more to go.
Secret Achievement 0
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

(No Information came with this list)

But this achievement is for reaching Prestige level 10.

(Achievement information from




One response

2 01 2009
the clarkin8tor

Another brilliant review of a brilliant game buddy keep them coming,

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