Tuesday, 06 March 2018 12:48

REVIEW: Call of Duty: WWII - Resistance DLC Map Pack (Playstation 4)

Written by Brett Hale
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Call of Duty: WWII has been out for a few months now, the multiplayer maps the game launched with were pretty decent, besides Gustav Cannon. This year, map packs for Call of Duty have slightly changed. This time around each pack consists of just three multiplayer maps, instead of the typical four and replacing the fourth map is a brand new War Mode mission, than we have the new zombies chapter which will continue with each map pack like prior games that included a zombies mode.

DLC is very important for Call of Duty, new maps are what keeps gamers playing throughout the year before the next instalment arrives, and in my opinion these first three maps are great. Just as past Call Of Duty games have had remade maps, WWII is no different. The first map pack titled "Resistance" has a remade map in it, so if you've played the original Call Of Duty: MW3 you’ll know the map as "Resistance", however this isn’t the first time it was remade, Infinite Warfare did a version for it as well which was called "Ember".

Let's get into the review, starting with the multiplayer maps.

Occupation (AKA Resistance/Ember)

As mentioned above, I loved playing this map on MW3, which is by far my favourite Call of Duty game. When it was remade for Infinite Warfare I didn’t really like that version as it looked much the same however it was slightly bigger and for obvious reasons it wasn’t just built for boots on ground gameplay. I do like how Call of Duty: WWII version looks, it's a much better remake then the Ember version from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it's the same size and plays the same way it was originally intended. Sure, visually it's even better looking and there are other slight changes which include now being able to see the Eiffel Tower, as well has being a ton of nazi flags hanging up with added signage across a lot of buildings. Something else that's changed are the shops, the book shop is now a butcher shop, and it's partly on fire as are other buildings you're able to go inside. For a younger generation of gamers who might never have played the original on MW3, this is a map set in Paris, France and it's a fairly large map with combat that’ll be in your face as you turn corners, to areas that could have you sniped from a distance. It fits any game mode and is a map that everyone who’s ever played it, loves it. It's defently in the top 5 of my favourite Call of Duty maps.


This map is large, and is set in Prague. You’ll battle next to and even play on the iconic Charles Bridge. It’s a daytime map that just so happens to be snowing lightly. There are vehicles scattered around for you to take cover behind and the map is almost a circular shape. You’ll have high vantage points from windows or balconies to even being able to hide in the water outside. It has many corners, so playing on Hardcore will have you paranoid if someone’s camping behind any of them.

The map is fairly open so just when you think your unseen you're probably being aimed up on and will be dead before you know it. The attention to detail is crazy, from the cobblestone streets to the detail of the buildings around you all really look amazing. Anthropoid caters for all game modes, so no matter your weapon of choice you’ll have a good time on this map.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 had a map that took us into the Redwood Forest, Call of Duty: WWII has us in another, this time around it's a little different as the forest surrounds the map. Valkyrie was inspired by the Wolf’s Lair which was Hitler’s Eastern Front headquarters. It’s location is the Masurian Woods, East Prussia.

There are a lot of inside areas as well as outside areas that are open and confined making Valkyrie a medium/large map that suits all game modes. There is a variety of buildings to camp, or run through along with massive concrete buildings and much smaller wooden houses and buildings. It’s a nice change to be away from maps taking place in large cities.

War Mode Map

Up until this map pack dropped there was already three War Mode maps to take part in, and there all different, the Resistance map pack gives a new operation to do titled "Operation Intercept". It’s all about fighting to free the French resistance leaders and to stop a train full of munitions and supplies that’s heading for the front-lines.

You can play with others or alone with or without bots, it’s up to you. It’s a two part operation, first you’ll play as the guys attempting to free the leaders, and stopping the train, than once either failing or completing that task you’ll have to stop the prisoners from being freed and stopping at nothing to make sure the train leaves. It’s not a long mission but it's something different from your typical online multiplayer of single player campaign.

Nazi Zombies: The Darkest Shore

So, it's time to become a zombie slayer again, and I couldn't wait to get into it because personally, Call of Duty: WWII zombies is the best zombies experience, and what can I say, The Darkest Shore didn’t disappoint.

The Darkest Shore starts with a cutscene on a rowing boat with the characters from the previous chapter that shipped with the game. There in the middle of the water along with another boats which are all surrounded by a heavy fog, there destination is a creepy island and what do you know, it's got nazi zombies on it. The island is said to harbour terrifying and ancient secrets, it’s what some call a sea fortress, and the atmosphere brings a strong tension, especially when the fog is so thick you can’t see zombies until there in your face.

Zombies is a mode that you can play alone, but playing alone is far more difficult. You can play with friends either local or online, or better yet meet new Call of Duty friends online. The only new achievements or trophies this map pack brings is for the nazi zombies mode.

The Darkest Shore, believe it or not starts on a shore, what first drew my attention was the huge dead whale washed up, than I saw the blood in the water and before I knew it, nazi zombies were crawling out from the sand and out of doorways. At the start, there is a machine gun on a green barrel, it’ll help a great deal but trust me, don’t use it and you’ll earn something sweet. Once you've earned enough cash to open the first doorway, you’ll make your way up some stairs and then it's on again as another wave of zombies will be coming at you. There are a range of zombies, some slow while some will run at you like crazy. The same principles stand, kill zombies, earn cash and open doorways to venture further into the map.

What you'll need to do is travel around the island, turn the power on in various locations and collect radio parts to be able to eventually get off the island all while discovering the secrets of the island.

I think Call of Duty: WWII is one of the best games in the franchise to come out in a long ass time, and the first lot of DLC has added great content, from the three maps, and especially the zombies DLC, The Darkest Shore. Even if you 're not into zombies, the multiplayer content is well worth it, and for those who love seeing their favorite maps coming back to life will enjoy the Occupation map.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 5.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBOX ONE
  • Developer: Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genre: FPS, Multiplayer, Action