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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Review: The Best One Yet

  • Mar 11, 2011

The Call Of Duty franchise has had one heck of a year. It has seen the studio that originally developed it become involved in battle with its publisher that saw the founders of that company leave to start a new development house which left it looking like a shell of its former self. As most of you know, Call Of Duty isn’t made by just one developer like most games. Activision, perhaps with a bit of foresight, assigned two different dev houses to work on its key franchise- Infinity Ward and Treyarch. The biggest concern that most folks including myself had was could Treyarch continue one of gaming’s most enthralling franchises and continue to deliver the kind of experience we all know and love. To be honest, I had some serious doubts because I honestly felt that even though World At War was great, it just didn’t bring it home the way Modern Warfare did. Additionally, when Modern Warfare 2 came out, it only reinforced what I already thought -Infinity Ward was the superior of the two developers working on the Call Of Duty franchise. So as I sat down to play Call Of Duty: Black Ops I wasn’t expecting to come away more impressed than I had been with Modern Warfare 2, but this my friends is why we play the games.

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review by . February 19, 2011
         Call of Duty Black Ops is the seventh game in the Call of Duty series. It was developed by Treyarch and Published by Activision. It was released on November 9th 2010.      Call of Duty Black Ops is the direct sequel to Call of Duty World at War, the game takes place in the 1960s during the Cold War. You play as Alex Mason, who when the game first starts is strapped to a chair being interrogated by unseen captors about information he cant …
review by . January 07, 2011
The overall storyline in CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS focus upon Alex Mason, a member of the CIA's Studies and Observation Group (SOG) or Black Ops for short. The game opens with Mason tied to a medical chair, surrounded with monitors with a non-descriptive disembodied voice asking him questions. At the same time Mason keeps hearing and seeing a list of numbers. It's unclear until about halfway through the game whether Mason has been captured and is being interrogated by an unknown enemy or if …
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Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter with stealth and tactical play aspect that puts players in the role of a shadow soldier fighting in a variety of historically representative fictional Black Ops missions of the Cold War era. Created with the input of actual Black Ops soldiers from the time, the game mixes traditional Call of Dutytactical shooter gameplay with new gameplay options designed to expand the players' experience. Additional features include extensive multiplayer options, along with new vehicles and explosive new weapons.

Call of Duty: Black Ops game logo Putting Out the Hotspots of the Cold War
Follow-up to 2009’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks new ground in the Call of Duty series and the video game industry at large by delving into the not-so cold conflicts of the Cold War.


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Inspired by the experiences of real Black Ops soldiers of the era, the missions of Call of Duty: Black Ops take the player to a wide variety of settings, ranging from snowbound mountain strongholds in historical Soviet held territories, to the jungles and urban settings of Vietnam War era SE Asia. Throughout all, care has been taken to maintain the traditional essence of Call of Duty style combat, while also introducing new types of player action that add to the gameplay experience. Additional features include co-op, versus and team-based ...
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Number of Players: 4
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Treyarch
Console: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: November 9, 2010
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