Call of Duty: Vanguard Review Roundup

What does reviews tell us about Call of Duty: Vanguard?

by Shubhendu Vatsa

The reviews for the latest Call of Duty Vanguard have started appearing from different publications, giving us a better idea about what the new World War 2 era game from Sledgehammer Games is all about. Call of Duty Vanguard packs in a lot of things and Activision has massive plans for both the game and the franchise.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is the eighteenth installment in the overall Call of Duty series and is developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game’s main campaign shows the birth of the special forces to face an emerging threat at the end of the war during different stages of World War II.

Call of Duty Vanguard takes players back to the battlegrounds of World War II and focuses on the Pacific War, the Western and Eastern Fronts and the North African campaign. The single-player campaign emphasizes on narrating “stories of multinational heroes” and introduces several characters as the story progresses forward. Vanguard also packs in a multiplayer mode and a franchise first Zombies mode. There are even 12 new Operators in the game and loads of unique weapons. But will all of this be enough to attract new and old players? Is Call of Duty Vanguard money worth grabbing right now or should it be ignored? Here’s what the reviews tell us about Call of Duty Vanguard.

The Attack of the Fanboy Review: Sledgehammer’s second take on WWII is a step in the right direction. 4/5. In our Call of Duty Vanguard review, Diego Perez wrote, “All in all, Call of Duty: Vanguard is a solid yet unremarkable entry into the long-running franchise. On a technical level, it’s one of the most impressive games out there right now. On a gameplay level, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. Still, whether you’re in it for the single-player campaign, multiplayer suite, Zombies mode, or Warzone, Call of Duty: Vanguard has a lot to offer. It’s a step in the right direction for Sledgehammer Games, but it feels like it’ll take a second entry for the studio to really knock it out of the park.”

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is out now for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series S/X, and PC via You can check out additional content for the game by clicking here.