Game Vortex writes: "Graphically, the small-screen version of Activision's Call of Duty: World at War doesn't look half bad, but don't expect anything near what the PC or console versions display. In fact, it could be said that the DS version is terrible looking comparatively, but when compared with other DS titles that I have played, this first person shooter has about as good a level of visuals that can be expected on this small system's power.
The environments give the look and feel that is needed to enjoy the game... no more, no less. With that said, these functional graphics do a decent job of hiding the enemy with their drab colors and pixilated textures. The character models are extremely low polygon in nature, but again, represent their real-life counterparts as well as can be expected; ditto for weapons models. Where the game's visuals do shine, however, are within the touch screen mini-games that are scattered throughout each level."