Reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops II

80

Very good game!

Eden0032 | Aug. 26, 2013 | See all Eden0032's reviews »

I highly recommend this game to anyone who is a COD fan. Great multiplayer and zombies modes!

70

Nice addition to the series

DanoJS | July 2, 2013 | See all DanoJS's reviews »

The multiplayer is fast paced and smooth. The guns and game modes are diverse and fun. If you have played any CoD before then you will feel at home. It feels a lot more balanced than recent Call of Dutys. There aren't any game-breaking additions which is a massive plus. Players can find their own playstyle and work as a team to take down the enemy.

Zombies is fun as ever. They continue to add new concepts which spice up the gameplay and keep it fun. The DLC zombies maps are the best, especially mob of the dead.

Treyarch clearly tried to make the campaign more story-driven than the recent Call of Dutys in the series but I found it a little boring after a while. The cutscenes seem too long and eventually I found myself just wanting to get in to the action.

If you're a fan of the multiplayer and zombies then I would definitely recommend this game.

55

No, just no!

WillisKid | June 7, 2013 | See all WillisKid's reviews »

In my opinion, this is the worst Call Of Duty game released to date. Story is okay, but gets boring fairly quickly. Multiplayer includes too many new things, that overpower such a simple game! Go back to COD 4!

85

Well rounded...ish

Crookster30 | May 31, 2013 | See all Crookster30's reviews »

This continuation of the Call Of Duty Series is astonishing. Simply brilliant.

The action packed campaign shows realistic, scary and shocking moments as you progress through it; for example, trudging through the flood ridden streets of an Asian city, hiding in the shadows and breathing silently in the dark dodging the constant drone spotlight. Every second counts in this amazing campaign. On this basis the campaign is definitely worth seeing to the end. Perhaps the downside to the campaign is that it is flawed in some places - lets be honest an invisibility cloak that doesn't work? come on. These I believe will be patched and don't affect the other platforms.

The multiplier as a whole is - as expected - very good and isn't let down by any bad ideas in the game. The diverse weaponry allows the player to find their own perfect weapon of choice and allows them to turn from a sheepish 'noob' to an all rounded, hell raising, killing machine. The unique dialogue of the characters and the teams allow for a probable future war setting. All of the weapons are balanced, if its a close ranged map then submachineguns will work well, long range, snipers. Most people claim that LMG's have no real purpose that to work as a weight, this is untrue, use it as a support weapon and you shall dominate. There is no real master weapon that is 'overpowered' you now need to think about the weapons you use. There are minimal modders and no hackers.

The most prominent downside to the Xbox experience of this game is the heavy burden of lag. Sometimes you can be doing really well in a game and then it could suddenly close down due to a time out. This does get infuriating over time. Furthermore, if your connection isn't very good then the majority of games that you go in will have 2 out of 4 bars and can be quite an annoying experience. You may need to get used to some people 'raging' at you most of the time, so be prepared. Finally Call of duty need to think of new map layouts - EVERY single on of the Call OF Duty maps ever made have similar layouts; three ways through. There are always three ways through the map, lock these down with LMG's and snipers and you control the game, this can be a horrible experience for the enemy team. This theory works both ways and can happen to you.

The predominant reason why people buy the game is for the zombies. It doesn't disappoint at all and is an enjoyable experience. 'Mob of the Dead' is by far the best zombies map released and has even topped Call of Duty Black Ops 'Moon'. The story line on the characters in the Call Of Duty is very disappointing, the Easter eggs are more difficult and aren't worth bothering with. The characters are horrible stereotypes and again, the story lines are rubbish. If you were to get any DLC for this game it would have to be for 'Mob of The Dead' amazing Easter egg and really good map. The Easter egg is considerably shorter and the experiments that they have tried in this map are to an exceptional standard (Afterlife, building the plane).

In conclusion, this is a really good game, it has its ups and downs. I would advise a purchase.

ATTENTION: This review is based on a mix of opinion and fact, game play may be different for all players.

82

Same old COD with some new twists

wildster30 | May 31, 2013 | See all wildster30's reviews »

The title says it all really, the same fun call of duty gameplay is there, the multiplayer is as fun as ever and zombies makes a much welcomed return while the campaign is much of the same over the top far fetched blockbuster movie style gameplay.

The graphics are nothing special, sure they are slightly better than the last game but nothing to shout about and they certainly appear dated next to the likes of battlefield 3.

However this game is a call of duty game, which in itself means that it will be fun to play and exciting. If you've played any call of duty since COD 4 then you know what to expect, which is a fun first person shooter that is one of the best if not the best at creating a fun online experience that is great to play alone or with a group of friends.

Honestly, I got bored of the over the top single player, sure the branching storyline was a good twist but it failed to keep me entertained. The multiplayer is as fun an experience as it always has been, with the new pick 10 class system remixing the much used COD formula to add a fun new way to make your classes. I found the core zombies experience to be a bit of a disappointment really as Tranzit is not as good an experience as the previous maps, however the DLC map Mob of the Dead is quite possibly the most well thought out and exciting zombies maps ever created.

Overall I'd say this is a good Call of Duty game, if you've played a COD game before you know what to expect and can make your own mind up if you like the franchise as a whole or not. If you're new to COD then this is definitely worth a purchase, although the new COD has recently been announced so don't leave it too late to buy this game, as the experience can quickly go downhill once the huge COD community has moved on to the next one in the series.