Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies

 
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Scary zombie-shooting game is too intense for kids.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

You're dead after just two attacks. Fortunately, the virtual analog controls make spinning around and firing at undead approaching from behind fairly easy. If you play with others online, up to three zombie-fighting pals can watch your back. Don't bother with tilting the phone to aim; it's too clumsy when taking on a horde.

Violence

Players use guns, knives, bombs, and other weapons to kill zombies. Bullets blow realistic gory holes in zombies' faces and torsos. When more than one zombie attacks, the edges of the screen are splashed with your blood, indicating you're dead.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

Mild cursing.

Consumerism

Trade in points earned killing zombies for more powerful weapons.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

You have to create an account to play online and be eligible for leaderboards, but usernames can be anonymous.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game earns its 17+ rating for realistic and fantasy violence, mild profanity, and crude humor -- and costs a hefty $9.99.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

In this terrifying iPhone version of the console game, you're a soldier trapped in a crumbling World War II bunker surrounded by blood-thirsty Nazi zombies. The 3D details and driving Terminator-style soundtrack are good. Zombies roar and stagger realistically. The game isn't quite as slick as other iPhone first-person shooters such as N.O.V.A., and it costs more. But older teen fans of the genre will want it in their collection.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$9.99
Release date:March 14, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:Activision Publishing, Inc.
Version:1.1.0

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Educator Written byMychemicalstinkpants April 4, 2011
Teen, 16 years old Written byThat90sguy July 28, 2012
 

Not for kids? Hardly....

I don't review apps because all apps are normally age appropriate for almost anyone, but seeing this review made me step in. Not for kids? CoD: WaW zombies is not for little kids, but young teens will have no problem with the minimal blood that this game has. There is almost no gore, headshots are not graphic. Swearing is also mild. This is a fun game, I love it due to its fluent controls, really good graphics, and recreates the maps nicely, as it has the easter eggs we know from the Xbox/Ps3/Pc versions of the game. Plus, it's not $10 anymore, it's $5. :)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2011
 

freaky but fun game

sometimes this can get scary only on the long levels

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