The expected addition, year-on-year, of Call of Duty has fallen in Sledgehammer's design lap this year and we're all thankful, too. And yes, you can poke at the game going back to WWII roots as 'maybe' a reflection of the success of Battlefield going to WWI, but you'd be doing what Sledgehammer has done here a disservice. This is, by all accounts, a fantastic addition to CoD well worth your time and investment.
Here's an excerpt from our review:
The story follows the A-typical Southern American lad who joins the war effort to naively save the world as a cockeyed American Patriot. During his tumultuous journey, he finds a group of friends and quickly forms a relationship that stands the test of time… or “blah, blah, blah, we’ve been here before”, as I was beginning to think. However, the source material explodes like a grenade of emotional realism in the face of a campaign that bucks videogame tropes in favour of a narrative befitting the actual sacrifice and gravity of World War II. It could easily have been as Jerry Bruckheimer as previous entries in the series, but as we now know with Sledgehammer and their previous work, even before Call of Duty (Dead Space, for example), these master storytellers understand pacing and narrative impact, and it absolutely shines here. And with the help of Martin Morgan, one of the foremost World War II historians who consulted, the game gives you a real sense of historical accuracy. A band of Brothers experience in a videogame.
Click here for our full Call of Duty: WWII review
And move into the mainstay in multiplayer.
This, honestly, is my jam. There’s nothing better than finishing a day at work or school, sitting on the couch and firing up some online multiplayer. Yep, I might be a console nub, but let’s be honest -- Call of Duty is couch multiplayer. And there’s nothing wrong with that, and this time around Sledgehammer has introduced a few context-sensitive changes to the formula to better reflect the genre and field in which they’re playing. And that was just a pun, which you’ll learn more about shortly, but let’s kick it off (did it again) with the biggest addition to this year’s Call of Duty entry...