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Call of Duty: World at WarCallofdutyworldatwar
Developer(s) Treyarch
Publisher(s) Activision
Engine IW 3.0
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, co-op, Nazi zombies
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD-DL
Input methods Gamepad, keyboard, mouse, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Wii Zapper


Call of Duty: World at War (also referred to as CoD 5, World at War, WaW or Call of Duty 5) is a first-person shooter game produced by Treyarch, released on Novermber 11, 2008 in North America and on November 14, 2008 in Europe.

Nazi Zombies

Call of Duty: World at War introduced the Nazi Zombies game mode. When the game was first released, completing the campaign alone and watching the credits all the way to the end would automatically start a game of Night of the Undead.

Maps

  • Nacht der Untoten:

Translated from German, the name is "Night of the Undead." It begins with a short cutscene where your character sees a swarm of Nazi zombies heading towards him after his plane (which was carrying 1-4 people depending on how many players are in the game) crashes in "No Man's Land" near an abandoned bunker. There is speculation as to whether the player is Peter, who is referenced in Verruckt and speculated to be in Shi No Numa as the dead Marine found hanging at the starting area. It could also be Tank Dempsey (One of the 4 original characters) Nacht der Untoten features many weapons from both the campaign and multiplayer modes (although there are no Russian or Japanese weapons available), and introduced the Ray Gun.

  • Zombie Verruckt:

Verruckt translates from German into the word "insane" or "crazy". and is set in an abandoned insane asylum that was originally used by the Nazis. The player character is a US Marine, like in Nacht der Untoten, with up to four Marines depending on the number of players. Verruckt introduced the Electro-Shock Defenses, the Perk-a-cola machines, and the power switch used to restore the electricity in the asylum. It also made it possible to purchase Bouncing Betties.

  • Shi No Numa:

Shi No Numa translates from Japanese to English as "Swamp of Death". Set in a swamp in the Pacific, this map features the reanimated corpses of Imperial Japanese Army troops. Nikolai Belinski, Tank Dempsey, Takeo Masaki and Edward Richtofen are introduced in this map, and serve as the player characters: Player 1 (the host) plays as Dempsey, Player 2 plays as Nikolai, Player 3 plays as Takeo, and Player 4 plays as Richtofen. A meteor fell somewhere in the swamp, and contained Element 115 (ununpentium) in it, and there is some speculation that the group is there to extract a sample of this. Shi No Numa features the Wunderwaffe DG-2 (Created by Edward Richtofen), a powerful Wonder Weapon capable of firing electricity at the player's targets (including friendly fire, so be careful). The Hellhounds, a special enemy fought during certain rounds, also debuted here.

  • Der Riese:

Der Riese translates from German to English as "The Giant." Der Riese is a secret Nazi facility where the Zombie outbreak was created. At this point, the war is over, but not for Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo and Richtofen, who are once again forced to fend for their lives against the Zombies. Der Riese again features the Wunderwaffe DG-2, the all-new Monkey Bombs, the debut of the Pack-a-Punch Machine (at the cost of 5000 points, you can upgrade your gun, giving you extra damage and usually a larger magazine size) and the Teleporter system. There are three teleporters that all must be linked to the mainframe before the Pack-a-Punch Machine becomes available. Across the map, there are several radios with dialogue revealing more of the Nazi Zombies story; these feature Dr. Ludwig Maxis, Dr. Richtofen and Samantha Maxis. The loading screen for the original version shows five question marks that reveal the shape of a pentagram, whereas the Black Ops loading screen does not show these.

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