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Call of Duty: World at War Multiplayer Beta PC Preview

We have all been waiting for some time to experience the well anticipated Call of Duty: World at War and today our prayers have been answered as the game's multiplayer mode has got a public beta release.

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It was back in 2007 that we were treated to the worldwide phenomenon that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Since it's release, it has won over 100 awards and has filled millions of peoples lives with happiness and poor vision due to it's addictive nature both on and offline. But now, we have the next instalment to the series under the name Call of Duty: World at War.

The game's beta was officially released to the public today with a sample of the full game to come. Just from playing the beta, it is easy to see that Activision have focused a hell of a lot on realism. The game engine itself feels exactly like COD4, but the details in the graphics, sound and gameplay, make this game feel more realistic.

There is a full range of weapons available including the flame-thrower (which is unlocked at a staggering level of 65) and an array of WWII weapons alongside. Vehicles have also been introduced into the game and with regards to perks that were in Call of Duty 4 - some have remained, some are the same but with different names, and some have also been added.

As the game is set in World War II, the kill streak rewards have been changed too. Instead of there being: UAV, airstrike then helicopter; there is Recon (Plane), Artillery then Dogs. Each of the new rewards are as effective as in the last game with Recon being identical to UAV.

The game is as fast paced as the previous one, so anyone looking for a laid back FPS needs to go somewhere else. The game is played in the same way as the last one with no focusing on a single type of weapon or strategy with variety being the key to success.

The multiplayer beta itself comes with three maps that will be featured in the full game:

Castle:

Castle

Roundhouse:

Roundhouse

Makin:

Makin

These maps are very good to play on indeed. Not too small and not too big with numerous places to hide, snipe and creep up on unsuspecting enemies.

So, the main question is this: Does the 5th instalment at this moment in time, look like it's going to live up it's predecessor? Well, it was almost certain that it wasn't. One, because it is WWII. And two, because no game could live up to the excellence that was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

At a glance, Call of Duty: World at War is something to look at, despite it being second place to the game before. At this point in time, I doubt you will find a better WWII based game. My opinion? Download it, check it out.

TGK | 12th October, 2008
Beanz's picture
Someone updating old articles?
Platinum's picture
Old, old ******* old!
TGK's picture
Pfft. Yeah I am, although redoing this gets rid of the Snoozer hate comment lols.

Tried to make the post not make a new thread but obviously failed.
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Another fail brought to you by TGK Industries!

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