Call of Duty: Black Ops for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Nov 9, 2010
8.41
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Good
130th of 1221

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Developer: Treyarch
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Follow-up to 2009’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call 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.

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 multiplayer options, new vehicles like the SR-71 Blackbird and lethal new weapons such as explosive-tipped crossbows.

Critic Reviews

20 Reviews
8.34
Jeff GerstmannNov 09, 2010
Do you want to play more Call of Duty? I'm guessing the answer is yes, and by all means, Black Ops is worth playing. But for all its ambitious steps to set itself apart from the previous games, it flounders in a few too many of those areas to be a total success. Even with those flaws, though, the heart of the series--its competitive multiplayer--lives on quite well, which should be enough to satisfy most fans of the franchise.
Russ PittsNov 11, 2010
When the game gets out of its own way and allows you to actually play it, the experience is somewhat satisfying, but not anything that hasn't been done before, better. There is a pleasant variety of weaponry and all of them go bang. Some, like the scoped, exploding crossbow, offer brief moments of excitement, and the varied missions do make for an interesting smorgasbord of scenarios.
Chris WattersNov 09, 2010
While it may not take the signature Call of Duty action to dizzying new heights, Black Ops is a thoroughly excellent game. New modes and mechanics give a jolt of energy to the lively competitive multiplayer, and the engrossing new campaign develops into one of the best in the series. Combat training allows anyone to enjoy the thrills of arena combat and the satisfaction of leveling up, and the opportunities for cooperative play, local competition, and community video creation provide even more outlets for entertainment.

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