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Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Scary zombie-shooting game is too intense for kids.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 44 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

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.


Mild cursing.


Trade in points earned killing zombies for more powerful weapons.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMychemicalstinkpants April 4, 2011
Parent of a 7 year old Written byPolly ice man June 26, 2011
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2011

freaky but fun game

sometimes this can get scary only on the long levels
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... Continue reading

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.

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