Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
82
Based on 34 scores, 50 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    17
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Action-packed single-player campaign.
  • Great selection of ­weapons.
  • Robust multiplayer mode.

Cons:

  • Still overpriced for the glitchy, problematic game you get.
  • The vehicles handle like toys and the characters act like action figures and yet I'm not having fun.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Graphics Card & CPU Performance Review: Two years ago we published an in-depth performance review of the fifth major installment in the Call of Duty series, World at War. Since then Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released almost exactly a year ago. Now on to a successive and very...

By GamePro on 40

A third-person shooter from a first-time developer could have turned out a lot worse than this bare-bones game, but while Black Harvest reaches for greatness, it still misses. By a lot. No no, your nametag is supposed to go on the front of your...

By Computeractive on 100

The latest entry in the blockbuster series exceeds expectations...

By Atomic MPC on 74

Tailor-made for ADD sufferers and those who love grenade...

By Maximum PC on 70

Same guns, different faces Those of you waiting with bated breath for Activision’s fragile, sequelitis-ridden empire to come crumbling down, know this: It won’t be happening this year. Call of Duty: Black Ops is another solid entry in the publisher’s...

By Gear Diary on

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. Treyarch, on the other hand, did the...

By Gaming Nexus on 62

Treyarch’s got some big shoes to fill. They’re no stranger to the Call of Duty 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...

By TechTree on 70

Expert Review Despite all their differences, console and PC gamers are regarded as brothers from another mother. They may share the same passion, but their approach and sensibilities have been diametrically opposite. Like an oil slick in the ocean,...

By Xtra Gamer on 95

Call of Duty: Black Ops is the latest instalment in the Call of Duty Series. Developed by the same team who made World at War, many discussions went on about whether the game could be better than Modern Warfare II. The answer is a bit more complicated...

By Expert Reviews on 80

With innovations thin on the ground, we simply can’t raise the same level of enthusiasm for this year’s iteration of the popular shooter....

By NowGamer on 85

A buggy and sub-par campaign is more than made up for by an incredibly rewarding mutliplayer game. If you already own Modern Warfare 2 we'd still recommend Black Ops despite its many similarities, purely for the innovative changes made to the online...

By thestar.com.my on

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a feature-packed FPS that has an action-packed single-player campaign that is definitely worth playing even if you are in it for the multiplayer mode alone. The campaign can be restrictive at times but the story makes it...

By GamingShogun on

Call of Duty: Black Ops is the latest CoD game to be created by Treyarch after World at War (other than Zombies, which are not true CoD game). What with the internal politics of the Infinity Ward situation, many were wondering how Treyarch would...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes place mostly in the 60s but most of the guns and weapons do not feel antiquated at all. In fact, the player has access to some experimental and non-conventional weapons in certain missions. The narrative is also...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Treyarch spent the last couple of months hawking the 3D finery of its Call of Duty action extravaganza. We’ve already told you how much we love it in our so we won’t dwell there. However, we haven’t covered whether it lived up to Treyarch’s third...

By firstpost.com on 80

Taking a cue from the Halo games, BO ships with a theater mode where you can store your most recently played games in the form of a video or screenshots and share them with friends. It’s not a game changing addition but it’s good to have this option...

By Strategy Informer on 90

An hour into Call of Duty: Black Ops, the series showcases why it's got such a tight grip over the gaming world. The pressure has always been on Treyarch to deliver, especially after Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare titles made the 'COD' name tastier...

By New Game Network on 86

Yearly Call of Duty releases have become the norm and you might be hesitant to pick up another release thinking it is just going to be more of the same. Rest assured Black Ops doesn’t disappoint as the well known frenzied campaign and silky smooth...

By Neoseeker on 87

Treyarch had a big challenge ahead of them in being responsible for creating something on par with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Taking into account some player feedback and adding their own changes, Treyarch’s biggest risk was setting the series in...

By Gamers Daily News on 70

The gameplay is similar to that of the previous series, some new features such as making your own player insignia’s, purchasing your weapons, attachments, and contracts for achievements have added a little bit of excitement to the game, but overall I...