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  • Summary: In Black Ops 3, Treyarch introduces a new momentum-based chained-movement system which enables players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, wall runs and mantling abilities in a myriad of combinations, all while continuously keepingIn Black Ops 3, Treyarch introduces a new momentum-based chained-movement system which enables players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, wall runs and mantling abilities in a myriad of combinations, all while continuously keeping full control over their weapon. Maps are designed from the ground-up for the new movement system, enabling players to be successful with traditional movement, as well as with advanced tactics and maneuvers. Expand
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  1. Positive: 73 out of 87
  2. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    100
    How would I describe it in a single word? Fantastic! If this is the kind of work a three-year development cycle can give a AAA game, then I don’t want to see Black Ops 4 until 2018, and counting down the days to it’s release.
  2. Nov 5, 2015
    91
    The biggest, if not best, Call of Duty game yet. Black Ops 3 offers great multiplayer (with perfect balance in maps and weapons) and an ambitious campaign -sometimes confusing- with coop mode for 4 players. Zombies, Free Run mode, Nightmare mode and Dead Ops Arcade complete this experience, which seems too familiar for veteran players.
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    90
    Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 offers the most complete and mature campaign we've seen to date, delivers a seamless multiplayer, and brings back the funny Zombies Mode, which this year comes with a lot of secrets and mysteries to uncover.
  4. Nov 5, 2015
    80
    Black Ops III has upped its game, giving exciting updates to the fan-favorite Zombies and the classic multiplayer, but the single player doesn't measure up to the same standard.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 3, 2016
    80
    The campaign is a letdown, but Black Ops III offers so much you can ignore it and still have a blast. [Christmas 2015, p.66]
  6. Nov 10, 2015
    80
    It’s hard to imagine what else they could have done to make this a great multiplayer game, but that’s not in dispute. Treyarch still knows how to make things happen. As for the single-player experience, I doubt that many people will remember it by the time the next game is released.
  7. Nov 7, 2015
    50
    If you’d like to play a limp amalgamation of Deus Ex, Crysis, and BioShock with a multiplayer mode you’ve been able to play eight times in as many years, then Call of Duty: Black Ops III is definitely for you. For the rest of you, it’s just another condom of a game to be spunked into and thrown in the trash.

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  1. Nov 6, 2015
    10
    this game is awesome. i don't understand why COD haters gave this awful score is 0 or 1. what the hell wrong with them ? graphic look great..this game is awesome. i don't understand why COD haters gave this awful score is 0 or 1. what the hell wrong with them ? graphic look great.. campigan mode is fun to play.. great job Treyarch Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2015
    10
    Now, comparing to all previous call of duty games in the last 5 years black ops 3 is extremely well. Game play feel responsive, tight andNow, comparing to all previous call of duty games in the last 5 years black ops 3 is extremely well. Game play feel responsive, tight and accurate. There weapons are well balanced and there's a lot of fun to be had. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2015
    8
    Black Ops 3 enhances the Call of Duty style of gameplay by innovating new mechanics into their gameplay. Call of Duty has two major platformsBlack Ops 3 enhances the Call of Duty style of gameplay by innovating new mechanics into their gameplay. Call of Duty has two major platforms that people generally purchase the game for. The Multiplayer and Zombies.

    I have always enjoyed the zombie maps but they become redundant if you are trying to solo them. They are best played online. The whole "Swing" era of zombies is a nice touch on the Nazi Zombies but I am finding it a lot more difficult and confusing then previous games. Before you had one objective and that was to try to survive as many rounds as possible. I find that there are a lot of new obstacles to learn which takes a bit of the fun out of this. I think they should have decreased the difficulty a little bit. Otherwise its still a lot of fun with friends. The music is fantastic and the graphics are very impressive (especially going beast mode).

    Multiplayer:
    Multiplayer is multiplayer. I am not a huge fan of the maps. I find a lot of them very similar. I do like the fact that there are hardly any camping spots but the maps leave something to be desired. The guns feel somewhat balanced at the moment but that is subject to change until someone finds one to abuse. That can be fixed with patches at least. There arent as many scorestreaks being used which is nice. There are no longer 6 UAVS and 3 choppers at once in a map so surviveability is up.

    Jumping:
    Seems like they improved the jumping from Advanced Warfare (which I thought was atrocious). The running on walls is a nice touch

    Specials:
    Still need to be balanced. I prefer using the abilities rather than specials but the abilities are terrible in comparison.

    Campaign:
    Love that they added co-op. makes it a bit more enjoyable. I have always preferred Treyarchs campaign over Activision.

    If you are going to buy this just to play the campaign: Don't do it
    If you are buying this to play with friends: Purchase it
    If you are competitive: Purchase it
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  4. Dec 8, 2015
    6
    It's a good call of duty, better than 2 last (Advanced warfare,ghosts) good game for CoD fans, but again the same year after year, theIt's a good call of duty, better than 2 last (Advanced warfare,ghosts) good game for CoD fans, but again the same year after year, the specialist are a good idea, and this limited super-jump its nice too, Good zombies mode, but not like black ops 1, maybe in next dlc's they will release better maps, but shadows of evil its a bit boring because it has a lot of crafts, like in black ops 2.
    If You're CoD fan, buy it, if you didn't liked the last CoD's because are the same, don't buy this CoD.
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  5. Dec 3, 2015
    4
    Just for the campaign:
    Pros: Graphics is awesome. BGM is good. Shooting feels firm. Also overall cool design.
    Cons: Stupid plot. Luminous
    Just for the campaign:
    Pros: Graphics is awesome. BGM is good. Shooting feels firm. Also overall cool design.
    Cons: Stupid plot. Luminous and sound pollution in later game. It feels like brainwash, so annoying. It is absolutely unnecessary. Cyber "zombie" and ww2 zombie in campaign.(wtf) The protagonist is an idiot.

    Game mechanism is great. But the campaign is **** up. Why don't they simply make it many independent anti-terrorist operations. We know you have **** story. And that is not needed. Just mission will be better than you junk story line.
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  6. Nov 22, 2015
    2
    CoD Black Ops 3 is just about flying and jumping with high speed and running on some walls while shooting from all directions. In my opion theCoD Black Ops 3 is just about flying and jumping with high speed and running on some walls while shooting from all directions. In my opion the worst Call of Duty ever. A pleasure for cheaters and hyper active children on pc. Expand
  7. May 9, 2016
    0
    This game is terrible across the board if you like wasting money on a game you'll hate playing after 2 hours this is definitely the game forThis game is terrible across the board if you like wasting money on a game you'll hate playing after 2 hours this is definitely the game for you campaign sucks multiplayer is even worse than the campaign. the only thing even remotely redeemable about this game is zombies and i can't just on my ps4 and play that all day. not worth 60 bucks hell had i known what i know now about this game i wouldn't be willing to pay 20 bucks for this game Expand

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