"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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Call of Duty Black Ops is a game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. The game has three major game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies. Campaign: Call of Duty Black Ops's campaign takes a good look at what other Call of Duty games did and does almost everything different. Similar to other Call of Duty entries, you play the role of the protagonist, whom here is named Alex Mason. Mason, a CIA agent, works together with Jason Hudson, and Frank Woods. These three are the amigos who go through hell to save the world (or specifically to save the US). The idea of the story revolves around brainwashing, suggestive human psychology, and friends with seemingly "cool" personalities. There isn't much to mention about the Campaign besides its solid soundtrack, and possibly the best storytelling of any Call of Duty game ever released. Multiplayer: As is a major focus of any Call of Duty game, Call of Duty Black Ops's multiplayer is refined and developed from previous entries Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty World at War. The multiplayer component includes a feature called "Theater Mode" which allows players to keep recordings of full games, clips of games and keep them for long periods of time or to show friends. The multiplayer, like any sequel includes new guns, new maps, and a fresh new set of game modes. Zombies: Call of Duty Zombies was a major hit in Call of Duty World at War and has come back refined in Call of Duty Black Ops. This mode features a standard zombies experience, along with additional DLC that also includes the original zombies maps from Call of Duty World at War. In Zombies mode, players play in single player, or co-op, and work together to fight off hordes of zombies. There is no limit to the number of rounds players can go up against, but zombies get more health, become stronger and more fearsome the longer you play. There is no real objective and there is a loose plot to the zombies story; however, there are plenty of easter eggs to be found in each zombies map, in each DLC pack. State of the game: Currently, there are few people who play multiplayer and zombies mode on PC. Due to the game's age, finding a game can be difficult, and lag can become a severe issue. And while a lack of activity is a demerit for any multiplayer focused game, it should be noted that the DLC plays heavy into the multiplayer aspects of the game in both Multiplayer and Zombies modes. Finding a match may prove to be difficult with DLC maps. In conclusion, Call of Duty Black Ops offers a solid experience that differs from previous Call of Duty entries. It assimilates the good, the bad and the ugly of Call of Duty games and turns it into a respectable and strong game in both content, story, and action. Its only real demerit is its price point (currently $59.99 USD) and the lack of activity on PC. If you want to play the best campaign of any Call of Duty game, Call of Duty Black Ops is what you will be looking for. Just try and see about getting it on a discount or a reduced price, if possible. If activity weren't an issue, along with its age, its current retail price would be largely worth it. I would not recommend buying the DLC unless you plan to play Zombies mode by yourself or with friends.
There's a lot of content in this one. I highly recommend this one if you are thinking about getting into Call of Duty games. It's got a good solid single player campaign with good gun play. The guns feel very different and are fun to shoot. Multiplayer has good game modes as well. There is pvp death match modes for more competitive players, much like counter-strike and a coop Zombie mode. The single player campaign was satisfying to finish and I have spent many hours on the multiplayer modes. I bought like 3 copies for myself and friends to play the zombie mode. Definitely check this game out when it is on sale.
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.
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