World At War is a competent game that does a decent enough job of what it set out to achieve. The combat is decent, the story is good if a bit disjointed at times and the multiplayer is slightly flawed but otherwise brilliant. The only real thing that is stopping the game from really excelling is the fact that the setting was tiresome a couple of years ago. So now the game comes off as feeling dated and seen before. If you don't mind the unoriginal setting then by all means you should pick this up but otherwise you might be better off sticking to Modern Warfare.