"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.
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
OS: Windows® Vista / 7
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB*
Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible
*Call of Duty®: Black Ops requires an initial hard drive space of approximately 24GB to download and install the game via digital download (8GB of compressed files, 8GB of decompressed files and 8GB of installed files). Upon installing the game, 16GB (compressed and decompressed files) may be deleted from the hard drive. Please make note of where the compressed and decompressed files are being saved on your hard drive in order to later locate these temporary files for removal.
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I'm one of those weird players that enjoyed Modern Warfare games but didn't find a story good enough to be worth it. Black Ops is a better story than game, but having played so many Call of Duty games it was good to have one of them focused on it. Black Ops features the best story for a Call of Duty. I enjoyed others like Call of Duty Ghosts, but what we have in Black Ops is even better. A psychological thriller in a war game (well, not as deep as Spec Ops: The Line, but good in that same way) totally worth it. Gameplay is good, but nothing new. Multiplayer is also good, but still a step behind Modern Warfare 2. Zombies mode is fun, but I'm not a multiplayer gamer, so, what really marked the difference was that story for the main campaign for me.
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.
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.
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.
--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.
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