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Did Treyarch's CoD Really Beat Infinity Ward's CoD?

After the spectacular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare last year, few believed Treyarch could even approach that greatness with Call of Duty: World at War, let alone surpass it. But one of the first reviews out there claims that - against all odds - the latest CoD is actually the best.

The review in question that's getting plenty of attention across the Internet comes from PSW magazine, which says that Treyarch's effort has indeed surpassed Infinity Ward's. Here's a direct quote from the PSW blog:

"Modern Warfare was pretty much the best game on PS3 for the last year, it's online gameplay kept Deano, in particular, playing for months. So to hold the position that it's sequel, World At War is a better game, is surely to stir up some controversy. That's right, Treyarch has toppled Infinity Ward."

Now, in comparison, IGN awarded the game a 9.2, which is of course quite high, and the average critical score seems to hover right around 9. GameDaily only gave it a 8.0, though, and 1Up went even lower with a 7.5, and you would never see such scores for Modern Warfare. But we've heard whispers of other sources that are claiming World at War is the better shooter and at the very least, Treyarch has worked to bring the WWII FPS back into the limelight. The developer has said, time and time again, that they have to deliver the best WWII shooter ever to compete favorably with CoD4, and they seem to have done just that.

But is it better? Who out there has now played both, and would like to weigh in with their thoughts?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: World at War

11/12/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

LegioN
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:11:35 AM
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I think it's split in terms of who believes what.

I personally believe CoD4 is better because i am really not a fan of the WWII setting. If it were in a different setting however, i may have to rethink my decision.

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snglbck26
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:20:04 AM
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I've played both having just picked up World at War yesterday. I've played through a couple missions and played a few games on-line. I would have to say that World at War is, IMO, as good as COD4. Certainly the graphics are as good, having used the same engine, and it plays the same. This is my first WWII shooter so my judgement is not clouded over by the fact that there are so many games in this genre.

I really like the additions of co-op play, fighting nazi zombies with a friend on-line, and the on-line maps are very nice. While the game feels like it has a slower pace than modern warfare it is still every bit as gritty. The different(older) weapons that are used make for a whole new strategy than COD4 along with dogs, tanks, and death cards.

I think this game is worthy of at least a 9 and am very surprised by the low scores it has received. Maybe I would rate it higher because I haven't played WWII shooters. I'm just finding that I'm really enjoying this game and I won't be playing COD 4 again any time soon.

Very nice job Treyarch!!

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niunit
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:32:36 AM
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The scores were low because what did they add that wasn't in COD4? A few tweaks here and there. Its about 40-50% new stuff. They didn't do much with the multi-player, because they shouldn't have. I liked the review by gametrailers.com the best. WW2 games have been beaten to death and I think people aren't a fan of it and loved it when they went modern because there is so many more options they can go with. You won't see somebody seen a nuke your way in WW2, but maybe in modern. I am not surprised, but WAW is a blast, but as for new content, it's nothing special, but with the wonderful sounds and constent action, who can argue? Its nice they did it this way because you can either play it in WW2 or in modern and both games are done well.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:35:28 AM
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no chance in hell. cod4 was game of the year with a way better storyline. nice try though because i still love WaW, however its nothing but a ww2 modification to cod4 with an online patch. nonetheless a good ass game which is well worth the money.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:39:01 AM
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Call of Duty 4 is the better game. It's a 10/10 for me. BUT Call of Duty 5 is 9/10 which is still excellent.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 12:01:41 PM
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W@W is a mod for COD4. Nothing different, at least for the online part. It's a good game, but feels just like it's predecessor.

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GamerKid123
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 12:37:51 PM
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I'm in no real place to comment, so i'll just say that i very much doubt that Treyarch will topple Activision's CoD 4. They may have made W@W as good, but i don't think better.

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Joe_III
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 1:57:49 PM
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haven't played it, but based on previous CoD games, I highly doubt it.

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 2:46:31 PM
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Can't really say, cuz I haven't played World at War. The whole WWII thing turns me off. But I CAN say that there is a game that trumps CoD4 by a good distance coming out VERY SOON.

That is all.

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keaton
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 3:43:01 PM

alright im curious now too, what game are you referring too??

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 4:14:33 PM

KILLZONE 2!?!?!?!?
METAL GEAR SOLID EXISTANCE!?!??!?!
DO TELL!?!?!?!?!
.......I like using !?!?!?!?! lol

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dillonthebunny
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 2:49:46 PM
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well troy, the only thing on the horizon is KZ2...

unless you know something else?


...share?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 4:37:09 PM

He's referring to K2!

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Advent Child
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 3:31:59 PM
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Ok Ben I need a review here. I need to know if I have to purchase this or not.

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NEWCL0UD
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 4:12:00 PM
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No treyarch's COD did not beat infinity ward's COD because they pretty much kept all of infinity ward's ideas which doesn't really make it there game

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Saber1989
Friday, November 14, 2008 @ 4:20:06 PM

best comment i read!
I like the WW2 setting and been a fan of Call of Duty series except call of duty 3 but what you said make sense the only different is the setting.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 4:45:34 PM
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CoD4 featured a more engaging storyline (let's face it, we all know how WW2 ends) but WaW features a more encompassing storyline (it's longer and has more diverse gameplay situations). WaW also features weapons that look, feel, and perform vastly different from each other (at least in the early going, as more guns are unlocked this may not hold true). CoD4's guns, while less diverse were more engaging to use, because if you really wanted to you could fire that gun in real life. WaW's menu system and online feature-set are the next logical step up from CoD4. In the end I think that WaW probably is the better game, from a technical stand point. But it sure as hell doesn't feel like it. CoD4 was a more engaging game mostly because of it's setting, WaW really does just feel like an amazing Mod, I would have preferred a Mondern Warfare 2.

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Deleted User [Moderator]
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 5:19:20 PM
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shadow basically summed it up.. troy powers wtf are u an oracle? doubt that killzone crap will come close if thats what u talking about, i gotta see it to believe it. although they did mention that infinity ward was pushing for a summer release on call of duty 6.. i dont know, enlighten us mrs. cleo

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Elfen-Lied
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 6:18:48 PM
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Better than COD4? Are you kidding me?
I got WaW on release, and I must say... I'm dissapointed.
Just my opinion, though. I don't really like it...

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LightShow
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 6:29:52 PM
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i'll prob get KZ2 if i can get into the beta, just to get me hooked on the multiplayer.

Worked with BFBC ^_^

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Akuma07
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 7:10:43 PM
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seems as though im not the only one who thinks this.

is W@W a good game?....yes, its the best WW2 shooter i've ever played.

Does it top MW? absolutely not.

the game plays exactly the same as MW. it even looks the same.
what everyone said about it being a great mod for cod4. is exactly wat it feels like.



i can't believe people are actually saying its better then cod4.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 8:52:14 PM
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Does it run in 1080p?

Q!

"I Am HoMe"

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 10:09:50 PM
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1080p fully. great visuals dude.

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Jed
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 11:03:45 PM
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I have no idea. No time to play COD, have to many other games. But If WAW is better than 4, it would be a lot more interesting, especially for Infinity Ward.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 2:48:51 AM
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If anyone has it please include the info on LAN play. That was the only thing that bugged me about COD4! It seems that no one else but BUNGIE can do the SYSTEM LINK 4v4 thing....and I need it!

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LightShow
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 10:21:29 AM

People dont seem to realize that any kind of online functionality that people want can be found in Warhawk. LAN play, clans, huge matches, large char customization, JETPACKS!

while Warhawk's not my favorite, it would be if I knew a bunch of guys to get together for a LAN party. It's certainly more fun with a bunch of friends than alone online.

a rather long answer to your rant that nobody else seems to do LAN functionality. I agree for the most part, but Warhawk has it, even if it is showing it's age a bit...

Last edited by LightShow on 11/13/2008 10:23:08 AM

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orangpelupa
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 6:35:38 AM
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cod4 already have lan play.

btw have not played cod5, still waiting to finish all my homework to buy it :D

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Xplicit
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 7:00:08 PM
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I have played COD5 and i own it, the only reason its better then 4 is because its COD4.5, it feels like a updated version of COD4, obviously its better as all treyarch did was take COD4, change the maps and areas, and the design of the menus!!!

Infinity Ward made the better version, Treyarch just made it there own!!!

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cadpig
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @ 7:01:53 PM
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It's hard for me to say which one is better. I had to take a few points off of cod:WAW because i'm tired of world war 2 games. I was really suprised on how good cod:WAW is. I don't think it's better than cod4, but it holds it's own.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 15, 2008 @ 1:14:17 AM
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might have to wait on the bargain bin for this one, there's just no way treyarch can beat infinity ward.

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