Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    90
    On the whole, Call of Duty: Black Ops for the DS is a genuinely solid little shooter.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    88
    Call of Duty: Black Ops was implemented really well to the handheld. The game convinces with a lot of good features like the zombie-mode or the multiplayer possibilities.
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    82
    Call of Duty Black Ops is the most complete First Person Shooter on the DS at the moment.
  4. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    The numerous modes and options may not be hot across the board, but the strong campaign and bountiful multiplayer options provide a memorable blast through the Cold War.
  5. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo DS comes as a stand-alone title, for those who may possess the dual-screen handheld console only and sometimes need a bit of "hardcore" FPS action. The touch controls work good and the graphics are well done, but the strength of the game is the presence of several modes, both in single and in multiplayer.
  6. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Black Ops has everything you could want in a portable Call of Duty game.
  7. Dec 10, 2010
    80
    While the visuals are nowhere on par with the Xbox 360 or the PS3 version of the game and the shooting mechanics can leave you begging for your controller at times, shooter fans looking for a genuine Call of Duty experience on the DS should give this game a serious look.
  8. Dec 10, 2010
    79
    The Call of Duty offering here, is a substantial one, and for the target audience, presumably younger gamers with parents averse to horrendous amounts of neck stabbing (a prominent feature of Black Ops on the console, but one mysteriously absent on the DS), this game is perfect.
  9. Jan 2, 2011
    75
    n-Space has been meticulous in its efforts to keep the Call of Duty franchise interesting on DS. Rather than trying to revolutionize the genre with every release, it has slowly been adding features and honing the gameplay to make each entry noticeably better.
  10. A surprisingly full-featured handheld shooter. [Christmas 2010, p.69]
  11. 65
    Despite its bells and whistles, Black Ops just can't escape the fact that the core gameplay just isn't fun.
  12. Feb 6, 2011
    62
    Fiddly controls. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
  13. Dec 16, 2010
    60
    Despite the game's many other successes, everyone else should approach this with caution.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Nov 12, 2010
    10
    This game is so very cool and has to be the best fps on the ds! There are so many improvements made to multiplayer and it is so fast to connect. I really like all the host options and perks. The single player mode is challenging and has some awesome looking levels. I can't believe this is a ds game. I think this is a must buy for anyone looking for an action packed handheld game. You will definitely get your money worth from this game. Co-op zombie mode, 6 player multiplayer, an excellent single player campaign, challenge mode, and a leader board system that I hope to improve my standings on very soon. Buy this game! It's a MUST BUY! Full Review »
  2. Nov 14, 2010
    10
    Incredible achievement on the nintendo ds. Fun game play. Accurate controls. Excellent story. Rating based on single player campaign--have not tried multiplayer yet. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2010
    10
    With each installment, Call of Duty just gets better and better on the DS. Black Ops continues this trend, and in fact goes above and beyond the improvements made in past games. From an all new interface, the addition of perks online and zombie mode every refinement, improvement, and new addition makes Black Ops completely, epicly amazing. Write this game off at your own expense. Full Review »