Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies

Common Sense Media says

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.


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.

Not applicable

Mild cursing.


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.

Parents say

Kids say

Is it any good?


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
Release date:March 14, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Educator Written byMychemicalstinkpants April 4, 2011
Adult Written bySuper Hero Movie Fan July 27, 2011

That reveiw isnt even close!!

A bit violent but really graphics downgradded. No gore. Little red waterish stuff. No at all gory a bit violent.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old January 25, 2011


Honestly, scary? This game is SUPER fun, I have had the game for 7 months on my Touch and i have heard 1 h word, but yes there is gore and blood you get rewarded for doing headshots and you can blow limbs off but most kids are exposed to worse stuff everyday!! GET IT!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing


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