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Call of Duty: Zombies Review

By , on December 15, 2009


Call of Duty: Zombies
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • A lot of gameplay options to choose from – Single player, co-op via Bluetooth/wi-fi/internet, leaderboards.
  • Same levels as the original console game; with plans for more via updates in the future.
  • The FPS control scheme works quite well and doesn’t feel awkward.

CONS

  • The iPhone port won’t be as polished as the next-generation console game due to the smaller production quality.
  • Due to the smaller scale and format of the game, some of the intense atmosphere is lost.

VERDICT

If you’re going to compare Call of Duty: World at War Zombies to the original then you might be a little disappointed by the large quality difference. But if you loved the original and love the idea of an iPhone port, then this is a must buy.


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World at War Zombies is an iPhone port of the popular game mode from the console versions of Call of Duty: World at War. For those of you who are familiar with the Zombies mode of World at War, the core gameplay here is still the same. You’ll need to fend off waves of incoming zombie soldiers while repairing barriers and purchasing new guns to make killing easier.

Players control the zombie killing action by using the iPhone’s touch screen and tapping on the appropriate buttons to complete actions such as shooting, repairing barriers, reloading and aiming. The controls are pretty straightforward but there is a training level where players will learn everything they need to know.

The game’s detailed 3D visual presentation looks great and features some of the same maps as the console original. The sound is also very well done but some of the atmosphere is lost due to the smaller iPhone format. The game consists of a number of modes and offers players a variety of co-op multiplayer options and single player leaderboards.

While it may not be as streamlined as the original, Call of Duty World at War Zombies is a great iPhone game fans of the original mode will definitely love. The controls work well and are a lot better than some other FPS' currently available. It’s hard for an iPhone game to live up to the expectations of a next-gen console game but World at War Zombies delivers quality zombie defence gameplay and a ton of multiplayer options to keep players busy.

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