Call of Duty: Black Ops
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"Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer." - Gamespot.com
"Black Ops offers its own thoroughly enjoyable romp through some entertaining set-pieces." - Videogamer.com
The biggest first-person action series of all time and the follow-up to last year’s blockbuster Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 returns with Call of Duty®: Black Ops.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops will take you behind enemy lines as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.
#### Key Features
Cinematic Single Player Campaign: An epic campaign and story that takes you to a variety of locations and conflicts all over the world where you will play as an elite Black Ops soldier in deniable operations where if you are caught, captured or killed, your country will disavow all knowledge of your existence.
Signature Multiplayer: Call of Duty’s signature multiplayer gameplay returns with new perks and killstreaks, deeper levels of character and weapon customization, and all new modes including:
Wager Matches: One in the Chamber, Gun Game, Sticks and Stones, Sharpshooter
Theater Mode: View, record, and edit your favorite moments from multiplayer, and share with your friends
Combat Training: Test your skill solo or Co-Op with friends against AI enemy players
Zombies!: Fan favorite Zombie mode is back providing endless hours of Zombie-slaying entertainment, solo or Co-Op
Single player is entertaining but multiplayer is nothing new.heerox328 | Oct. 14, 2015 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Call of Duty Black Ops was Treyarch's first CoD game not based during the WWII period. It was a chance for them to reinvent to CoD brand and separate it from Infinity Ward. The game succeeded in some areas and failed in others. 1. Single player was surprisingly entertaining. Taking place during the Cold War, the player is privy to some major events such as meeting JFK, Fidel Castro, and other leaders during the Cold War Era. The story is rather gripping and keeps you guessing until the very end with what is happening. Overall, I found the experience to be worth playing through. 2. Visually, the game was disappointing. It wasn't as pretty as Modern Warfare 2 and was a bit too colorful with textures being very low quality. It's not a deal breaker, but it certainly takes you out of the gripping and treacherous atmosphere of the Cold War era and threats of nuclear holocaust. 3. Multiplayer hasn't changed since Modern Warfare 1. Black Ops made no efforts to try and improve of reinvent the wheel. This is the standard CoD multiplayer experience most have come to expect since 2007. Personally, I find it rather dreary and uninteresting at this point. Overall, I'd say the single player is worth checking out but the multiplayer isn't anything you haven't already seen.
If it ain't broke, dont fix itIamRisKz | Sept. 29, 2015 | See all IamRisKz's reviews »
While Call of Duty: Black Ops isn't anything especially different from the classic Call of Duty experience that you have grown accustom to, it is definitely a extremely good version of it. The smooth gun-play combined with the fast pace gameplay provides for some easy entertainment. Whether you are simply after a easy to play, one or two games to pass time or if you want to go on a tear for hours, you can have a lot of fun with this game. Add in the zombie experience which is another level of fun and you have a great game for any FPS fan.
Better SP, same MP + Zombiestotyamuri | Sept. 26, 2015 | See all totyamuri's reviews »
I think the Black ops series has the best Single player campaign, I loved every moment of it and the easter eggs, too. The multiplayer game is the same as it always was in Call of Duty franchise with some extras (customization for example) but Treyarch's Call of duty famous about his Zombie mode which is I think become even better than it was in World at War.
Still the best COD IMOs_blackheart | Sept. 19, 2015 | See all s_blackheart's reviews »
--This original Black Ops... I enjoyed a lot. Over a couple hundred hours in multiplayer and I reloaded the solo to enjoy the campaign again, but this time I went in Veteran mode. Lots and lots of bullets. Many deaths. Many nerd rages and colorful use of the vulgar language. (solo play consists of going through your memory of the past and re-living those events via torture) Zombie mode... I don't want to spoil it but you can wiki it if you really want to know. --Sept 19, 2015. Multiplayer as of recent, I am unable to find an official server with a wide range of map rotation. All seem to be private servers with quirky rules (crouch only, camping only if you can see objective, no snipers, no grenade launchers, etc...) The people on these servers are picky and will not tolerate these out of game rules they have set up. If you want to play multiplayer your way, consider how much a server will cost.
A Very Good FPScruzerblade271 | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all cruzerblade271's reviews »
The Singleplayer is good but it have the same problem, its too easy and the timeplay is poor, the multiplayer keeps the essence of the COD series with a fast-moving gameplay, but no one cares because all the players go first for zombie mode so the multiplayer was opaqued by the zombie mode, but is a really good FPS, enjoy it and enjoy the ZOMBIES! :)