Fight in the shadows cast by two global superpowers in a new type of Call of Duty experience. Black Ops mines decades of Cold War tensions to create riveting covert missions inspired by actual historical scenarios. Infiltrate fortresses high atop snow-covered Soviet mountains, strike your enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, and more.
Use authentic Cold War-era vehicles and weapons on missions that combine stealth with full-blown combat. COD's traditional tactical-shooter style has been expanded with new types of first-person scenarios, and plenty of new multiplayer options. And thanks to input from Black Ops vets, you'll feel the full intensity of critical flashpoints that threaten a world's uneasy balance of power.
There is so much content packed into this game that I couldn't even fit all of it into my review. However, even the multiplayer alone is enough to warrant this rating.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is an awesome game with an incredible action-packed singleplayer and a great multiplayer. Although there have been no groundbreaking innovations compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it is still recommendable.
Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.
Its duffer solo moments are masked by imaginative and visual whizz-band-fizz. [Jan 2011, p.100]
Ultimately, there is little doubt that Black Ops will sate the hunger of those simply wanting more Call of Duty, but beyond that it seem unlikely that it will broaden the palettes of gamers or indeed the genre; and for such a big budget, high profile release, we can't help but feel a little disappointed with that.
Skip the tedious single-player campaign, jump into the great, fast-paced multiplayer fray--and hope it works on your PC. [Feb 2011, p.66]
Call of Duty: Black Ops does many things right on the PC such as dedicated servers and high resolutions, but it's just really buggy.
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