Sledgehammer Games finally released Call of Duty: WWII in various platforms today. This is the second Call of Duty game set in the events of World War II.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 3, 2017
After months of teasing, the fourteenth installment in the game series got released worldwide. According to the official listing in PlayStation Store, the new game will redefine the world war “for a new gaming generation.” Indeed, this first-person shooter game has gathered positive reviews in Metacritic.
Gameplay of Call of Duty: WWII
The Call of Duty: WWII starts with a single foot soldier coming from Texas. The player will then play this soldier throughout various campaigns in the game. The starting rank is private in the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. The first mission is in the European theaters (1944-1945).
There are three game modes to choose from: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. The Multiplayer mode allows cross games between various players. However, players don’t get to choose either Allies or Axis because the game does it in random. Sledgehammer Games also added new features including the new social space, divisions, and war mode. In war mode, strategic objectives shift and change readily. Furthermore, veteran Call of Duty players can think of this mode as a return to the boots-on-the-ground play style in Call of Duty.
In Co-Operative mode, Sledgehammer Games had it in zombie mode. This is already seen in Infinity Ward. Of course, this mode doesn’t converge with the timeline nor history with the campaign mode. This Co-Operative mode is also called as Nazi Zombies mode due to its reference in the original Call of Duty: World of War. Also in this mode, the players can pick either to be Offense, Control, Medic, or Support.
Old School Health Packs are In
Instead of regenerating health in the past Call of Duty games, this new game brings back health packs. It’s become more and more like the old WWII game last decade ago. There’s no more hiding to let your character recover. Instead, the game pushes you to be active and forage health packs in the battlefield to heal your injuries. Another option is to get a medic and make him give you a health pack.
With this scheme, the game has become more and more thrilling where any moment that you’re health had dwindled to be your last moment. Of course, there’s more tension in the grand scheme of things in Campaign mode because there are times that your backpack has no more stored healing packs.
The game is still in the process of being completed by various gamers. So, there are still lots of features waiting to be tested to their maximum potential. Of course, some expressed their disappointment in the lack of maps in the Multiplayer mode. But this can be remedied when Activision releases new DLC in the near future.