Look, I’m not one to get too excited for literally every video game release. I’ll jump on the bandwagon when enough people rave about the latest Assassin’s Creed, and I’ll kick anybody’s ass at Gran Turismo any day of the week, but short of that, there’s only so much gaming I have time for.
This attitude means that my video game quota is slim, and only the very best of the best make it past the keeper and into my PlayStation – here is one such game. Activision’s Call of Duty series has always been go-to for engaging first person shooter that either have a futuristic approach with sick tech and sci-fi storylines, or that take you back to a real point in history with period-accurate weapons and well-considered scenery. Set to be released on November 3, Call of Duty WWII takes a step back to the franchise’s roots, combining history with strategy.
With three modes of play: campaign, multiplayer and cooperative, there’s a selection of options for extended gameplay, though, given the themes, the campaign mode is what I’m excited for.
Landing at Normandy on D-Day, you get to shoot, snipe and fight your way across Europe, kicking hordes of Nazi ass in the process. Given that WWII is pretty much every freedom-loving Joe’s example of America’s prowess on the battlefield, it’s easy to expect a shit-tonne of Patriots jumping on board the Call of Duty train this November.