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Call of Duty: Black Ops
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[Review] Call of Duty: Black Ops

17 December 2010
  • Excerpt: As another year passes Activision’s flagship franchise has it’s unsurprising new entry born into the world. This year it is Treyarch’s turn to not only prove that they can match Infinity Ward’s best, but also display a quality that cements their place in charge of the franchise for the foreseeable...
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Overall 8

Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC) Review

zConnection International
14 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Unfortunately, that doesn’t justify the ridiculous price-tag attached to the game, since you’ll have to pay at least thirty quid for a copy of the game. Buy Black Ops by all means, but don’t expect it to be a worthwhile purchase that will give you a brand new lease on life.
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Overall 5

Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection review

PCGamer Online
12 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Moon is mad, low-g fun, but four-fifths of the pack is nearly three years old. There are better ways to spend £11.50.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation Review

23 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Do golfers love sniping or do snipers love golf? I don't know, but Treyarch definitely suspects some kind of direct correlation between the two. I don't have any bold answers for this perplexing brain teaser, but I can say it is frankly ridiculous the amount of times I've had to leap for cover...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

22 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Call of Duty is obsessed with fear. But while Modern Warfare and its sequel exist as a paean to America's current socio-political nightmares, Black Ops chooses to tap into the nation's Sixties terrors: Cuba, the Vietnam War and, primarily, the ever-looming threat of Soviet conflict.
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Overall 8

Call of Duty: Black Ops review

18 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Treyarch's ambitious attempt to move the Xbox 360 community towards a new shooter may have paid off. Black Ops is a competent game that comes packed with compelling multiplayer modes and additional content.
  • Pros: Extensive online multiplayer modes, stacks of content for the price of admission. New multiplayer maps and a healthy online community ready to do battle. No noticeable framerate issues, and 3D is supported if you have the hardware.
  • Cons: It's let down by the rubbish campaign.
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Overall 9
Performance 8
Gameplay 9
Multiplayer 9
Appearance 9
Singleplayer 8

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

New Game Network
19 December 2010
  • Summary: Smooth and addictive multiplayer experience with an intriguing and frantic single player
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Overall 10

Call of Duty: Black Ops – PC Game Review

Armchair General
7 December 2010
  • Excerpt: For gamers, there is something magical about the Call of Duty franchise. It’s had its fair share of ups and downs, and has taken us through World War II and the modern day. After the fiasco with Call of Duty star developer Infinity Ward, the franchise was effectively put in the hands of developer...
  • Pros: Excellent single-player campaign and multiplayer. Plenty of fun extras. The best Call of Duty yet.
  • Cons: Some scripted gameplay. Plot remains convoluted for too long.
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Gear Diary
4 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Since the second game in the series, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have alternated development duties for Call of Duty games: Infinity Ward did the excellent first two games as well as Modern Warfare 1 & 2.
  • Pros: Exciting action; Great locations; Works best as interactive cinematic experience; Multiplayer is a reasonable evolution from Modern Warfare 2
  • Cons: Just plain awful as a single-player FPS; Too short; Multiplayer is nothing new; More hype than anything else; Looking for something truly new in Multiplayer? Forget it
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Overall 8

Expert Review

1 December 2010
  • Summary: Treyarch’s got some big shoes to fill. They’re no stranger to the franchise, but the pressure is on them now that they seem to be the primary developers of the series unless Activision somehow revives Infinity Ward with an infusion of talent.
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