Call of Duty: Black Ops DS

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 54
  2. Negative: 19 out of 54
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  1. Sep 3, 2012
    4
    They should stop making these for ds. The graphics are pretty bad, the gameplay is just un-fun and it doesn't seem to find a suitable control scheme, despite having many options. The campaign is boring, repetitive, and made even worse by slower gameplay then consoles paired with the bad controls and too much touch screen controls. Multiplayer is ok, but isn't as addictive as consoles, andThey should stop making these for ds. The graphics are pretty bad, the gameplay is just un-fun and it doesn't seem to find a suitable control scheme, despite having many options. The campaign is boring, repetitive, and made even worse by slower gameplay then consoles paired with the bad controls and too much touch screen controls. Multiplayer is ok, but isn't as addictive as consoles, and zombies was just a joke. The maps in zombies were way too small, the zombies were too powerful, and guns and doors costs too much to open. For the next CoD portable, don't put it on ds. THis was very dissapointing when it had so much potential. Put it on 3ds or vita next time. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2013
    1
    A bad game. N Space totally ruined the game and put it on a horrible Console. I hate the graphics, multiplayer wont work and I hate the touch screen controls.
  3. Sep 3, 2016
    3
    This game is quite bad. Even though it looks great on a DS, it's not as good as Dementium. This game lags as well, which means it wasn't coded well, while Dementium hold very well of a 60 FPS.

    Gameplay isn't even fun. Hit detection just ruins the game for me. It took 10-20 shots of a sniper just to kill one Bot. Controls are good, but aiming is a pain. Story can be fun at times, but
    This game is quite bad. Even though it looks great on a DS, it's not as good as Dementium. This game lags as well, which means it wasn't coded well, while Dementium hold very well of a 60 FPS.

    Gameplay isn't even fun. Hit detection just ruins the game for me. It took 10-20 shots of a sniper just to kill one Bot. Controls are good, but aiming is a pain. Story can be fun at times, but most of the experience is a disappointment.

    Zombies is okay, but it's kind of fun. It's action pack, with a very small map, with zombies. Zombies are way to powerful right off the start, and the maps are SUPER small. I mean, come on. Good luck on surviving wave 10 on a very small map with a very strong zombies.

    Just ignore this game.
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  4. Oct 19, 2015
    4
    These are way overpriced for what you get. I paid 15 bucks for mine used. The graphics are not bad, considering the platform, but the game could have been better quality and more awesome if they waited like 2 years and released it on 3DS. Zombie mode is okay, I guess. Online multiplayer was fun, but Nintendo got rid of the DS WiFi connection. Also, the story is pretty short. Overall, ifThese are way overpriced for what you get. I paid 15 bucks for mine used. The graphics are not bad, considering the platform, but the game could have been better quality and more awesome if they waited like 2 years and released it on 3DS. Zombie mode is okay, I guess. Online multiplayer was fun, but Nintendo got rid of the DS WiFi connection. Also, the story is pretty short. Overall, if you want a good CoD game, buy a console version, they're so much better. Don't buy. Expand
  5. Dec 7, 2015
    0
    An entire waste of money and time. While the graphics are forgivable (for the ds,) this game plays horrible, looks horrible, sounds horrible, and controls painfully. Enimies dont even have AI and just shoot at everything they see. Level design is painful, and its far to easy to be fun. Never try and port another COD game onto the DS, alright?

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#8 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
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#12 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
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. 65
    Despite its bells and whistles, Black Ops just can't escape the fact that the core gameplay just isn't fun.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 6, 2011
    62
    Fiddly controls. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
  3. 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.