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Tear Jerker / Call of Duty: World at War

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  • The ending of the Soviet campaign where Reznov helps you up to plant the flag on the Reichstag.
  • The ending. After having fun shooting Nazis and helping the Red Army win, General MacArthur's speech pulls you out of the game's escapism to remind us of the dark reality of war; it affects us all.
    General MacArthur: We are gathered here, representatives of the major warring powers, to conclude a solemn agreement, whereby peace may be restored. It is my earnest hope, and indeed the hope of all mankind, that from this solemn occasion, a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past. A world founded upon faith and understanding, of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish, of freedom, tolerance, and justice.
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  • After this footage, there are two stark sentences displayed before the end credits:
    60 MILLION LIVES WERE LOST AS A RESULT OF WORLD WAR TWO
    IT WAS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE AND DEADLY CONFLICT IN HUMAN HISTORY
  • The opening of "Vendetta", the first Russian mission in the game. You start off laying in the Red fountain, watching helplessly as your follow comrades are being killed by Nazi soldiers. The music doesn't help whatsoever.
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