Easy to spot the British with that postMW2 was the dogs bollocks.
I'd have to agree that WaW was the best and I couldn't of explained it better myself. It was the game that made me really enjoy Call of Duty. But like you said I loved some of the other games almost as much or equally. Possibly even more, it just depends on the day.World at War.
Took everything that made the multiplayer in COD 4 great and expanded upon it. Last CoD game to have driveable tanks. The maps were all unique in terms of terrain, foliage, and verticality. Weapons were plentiful and were pretty balanced (with the MP-40 being the one exception). Also had one of the best game modes ever: War! No, not the war in CoD WWII. The War in COD WaW was like Frontlines in BF1 and BFV.
The campaign was dark, gritty, brutal, and realistic. Had no shame in showing the grit and despair of WWII. Showed both the Eastern front (Soviet Union vs. Nazi Germany) and the Pacific Campaign (US v. Imperial Japan).
The gore factor was high. Shotguns and LMG’s would cause gib and dismemberment, not just explosives.
First COD to have zombies and had maps that are still legendary to this day.
Don’t get me wrong, I love MW, MMW2, and BO1 almost as much. I just think WaW is the pinnacle.