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‘Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies’ Updated, On Sale $4.99

Call of Duty: WAW: Zombies just got a whole lot better with its update, adding two maps for free along with the new Der Riese map, which is also free.

Both maps were previously available for $5.99 DLC, so with the base price of $4.99, this is a deal that you surely cannot pass up.  Adding to the free maps, Activision has added new zombies, better zombie AI, a Pack-a-Punch machine to upgrade your weapons, teleporters, monkey bombs to distract the zombies, and new achievements.

But if you’re still on the fence, be sure to check out our review of the game.  But honestly, this is the best time to pick it up.

‘Call of Duty: World At War Zombies’ DLC Releasing January 29th?

According to the rumor mill, the new map for COD: WAW will be released on Friday, January 29th.  The cost of the map (yes, one map) will be $5.99, a cost I’m sure most iPhone gamers aren’t willing to pay.  Of course, Activision is milking the money for all its worth because they can, and there’s no question that people will buy the map for that price.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of the DLC model Activision has taken.  It’s definitely expensive for many people including me, and there should have been more maps released with the initial version anyway.  Either way, Activision is set on the February 29th release.

They have also released the first screenshot for the map, Verruckt.  It looks to include the same quality as the initial release map, and quality shouldn’t be a question in one’s mind.  If you haven’t tried COD: WAW for the iPhone yet, I suggest downloading the lite version.

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‘Call of Duty World At War: Lite’ Available Now

If you were hesitant on grabbing COD: WAW Zombies for $9.99, there is a lite version now available for download.  Personally, this is one of the few titles on the iPhone that I thoroughly enjoyed.  While it does become somewhat repetitive, the online multiplayer is unprecedented along with its surprisingly eye-popping graphics.

I suggest you try out the lite version before downloading as it is $9.99 we’re talking about, and it’s definitely a way to finally try out the game for yourself.  For more information, check out our review.

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies Review – Go on a Zombie Rampage with Your Friends

Recently, Activision and Vivendi released a Call of Duty first person shooting game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Though this is not like its console game predecessors, it’s still a nice game and a great addition to the App Store. The full title of the game is Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, which is pretty much self-explanatory for the core gameplay – as the title suggests, it is a zombie survival minigame. The game currently only has one map, with more to come in future updates via DLC. Is this game really worth the steep $9.99 price tag?

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Graphics: The visuals for console versions of Call of Duty have never disappointed, and the iPhone and iPod Touch game is no exception. As you can see, the graphics for the game are quite detailed. Everything from the zombies to your guns are all nicely done. Even the building has attention to detal, with “Hell” and “Do Not Open” on the environment blockades.

Weapons: There’s quite a good assortment of weapons, from basic M1 Garands to the deadly Browning and powerful Ray Gun. The variety lends an amazing amount to the replayability of the game, as there are just so many different ways to kill those evil, maniacal zombies.

Animations: The animations for Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies are amazing. There are just so many different injuries that you can deal to zombies before killing them. For example, you can throw a grenade and blow out their legs, forcing them to dramatically slow down and crawl with their arms. In addition, gunshots to their stomach will blast off their skin and reveal intestines, and shots to the arm will blast it right off, resulting in only a stub of appendage left. Gruesome, yet realistic and satisfying.

Multiplayer: This is where the game is set apart from other multiplayer games in the App Store and where it really shines. Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies is a cooperative multiplayer game, meaning you play WITH other people instead of against them. Together, you and your three other partners must repair barricades, buy weapons, and kill wave after wave of zombies.

There are multiple strategies available, and though running and gunning brings a sense of satisfaction it could seriously endanger your other teammates. Hence, communication is key. However, this game fails to have any time of chat function, rendering teamwork almost completely useless save for “silent” communication between players. This a possibility that should be considered for an update.

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Map Selection: There is only one map at the moment, with more to come as downloadable content that also has to be paid for. I feel that the premium $9.99 price tag for the game already warrants for more than one map, but I guess Activision and Vivendi don’t agree. Though the one map has many areas and even an upstairs room, I can’t help but feel it’s a little skimpy using a price vs content comparision.

I have to say Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies is a great title sporting fun cooperative multiplayer and a wide range of guns. However, only one map will be included for your app purchase, and you’ll have to buy other maps once they are added as DLC. The price tag may seem steep, but overall I believe that game is worth it.

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Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies was published by Activision Publishing Inc., and I played through version 1.1.0 of the game on my iPod Touch 2G (OS 3.1.2).  The current price point of the game is $9.99.

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‘Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies’ Released for iPhone

You asked for it and now you have it.  Where has Activision been on the iPhone you ask?  Well apparently, they’ve been working hard on Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies for the iPhone, and it definitely looks to be one of the more sophisticated-looking games on the App Store.

According to the description, this is the exact Zombie mode on the console versions of the game and it does include 4-player online multiplayer through WiFi and 2-player Bluetooth multiplayer mode.  While the details are quite scarce, it seems as if new map will arrive as DLC instead of free updates, and as of now there is only one map available.

For $9.99, I’m not exactly sure if it’s going to be entirely worth it.  It is Call of Duty on your iPhone, but again, we’ve seen big name titles totally crash and burn.  There is no demo or lite version available either, making the choice even more difficult.  We’ll let you know our impressions once the review copy arrives.

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies is available now for $9.99.

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