Call of Duty: WW2
Going back to the gritty roots of historical warfare was the right move for Activision’s blockbuster Call of Duty franchise. After several games involving jet packs and futuristic weaponry, the step back into the visceral history of the Second World War is a welcome change.
The six-hour single-player campaign follows a US infantry division fighting from Normandy through to the Rhine and clearly takes influence from Band of Brothers. The visuals are great but the sound is particularly convincing. As ever, the Multiplayer mode features an array of game styles – such as Gridiron (capture the flag) – to keep fans entertained after finishing the story. There’s also the included Zombie mode which pits you against waves of undead Nazis in a Bavarian village.
You know what you’re getting with a Call of Duty game but it’s still a strong and emotional return to form for the juggernaut series. BY JEFF PARSONS