Call of Duty: WWII (PS4)
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Call of Duty returns to home consoles with the most historically accurate edition in the series yet. COD: WWII revisits World War 2 for the first time since Call of Duty: World at War was released in 2008. Coming to Sony’s incredible PlayStation 4, it promises to be yet another roaring success.
Delighting video game lovers across the UK since its first outing in 2003, COD has become one of the country’s best-selling titles and this 14th edition in the series will no doubt follow the same trend. Here, developer Sledgehammer Games has included a whole host of new features to create one of the most in-depth games ever released.
When players tackle the main campaign, they take on the role of a member of the US infantry who land at Normandy during the D-Day battle. Call of Duty: WWII is set between 1944 and 1945, taking into account the period’s most brutal battles.
Elsewhere, the weapon choices have received a dose of realism to help boost the accuracy of the game further. Naturally, weapons from the era feature heavily with rifles and shotguns being the primary firearms. The ‘farfetched’ weapons of previous instalments have been banished to the history books, well for now at least.
Thankfully, players will be happy to learn that the Zombies mode is returning with some cool new features. In this iteration, gamers must work their way through a small German village in order to retrieve a selection of priceless artworks. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go quite to plan and players run into an army of the flesh-eating Nazis. In a departure for the mode, Nazi Zombies will feature a co-operative element to its plot instead of relying on a set of linear missions.
Another new feature is the introduction of divisions. Shaking up the formula, Activision has done away with the create-a-class system with players now choosing between five distinct divisions that help build skills. These divisions are: Infantry,
Airborne, Armored, Expeditionary and Mountain.
Historical accuracy has been a big part of the game’s development process. In the single-player mode, players will notice a game that prides itself on historical precision. However, the multi-player feature will see a significantly less accurate representation of the conflict in order to cater for female players and fans from different ethnicities. In this mode, gamers will be able to play as a female soldier or a change their avatar to better represent them.