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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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 90
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is absolutely stuffed to the brim with content on all fronts, and nearly none of it feels like filler.
  2. Nov 6, 2015
    88
    While there are some very minor cracks in the foundation, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 still proves itself to be an excellent continuation of not only the Black Ops series but also of the entire Call of Duty IP. If you're looking for a fun, challenging, and comprehensive new-gen shooter experience, Black Ops 3 should definitely tide you over for the next several months (possibly years) at least.
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    88
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    80
    While the campaign story itself feels silly, co-op is a marvelous addition and a far better way to experience the narrative for those that don't feel like killing zombies. Meanwhile, multiplayer feels like a huge difference from previous CoD games and much of it is for the better. With a faster pace, more fluid movement, and cool Specialist abilities, it feels like a refreshing twist on the CoD multiplayer formula.
  5. Nov 11, 2015
    75
    The graphics get a little prettier, the story gets a little darker, and another Call of Duty counts time as we march together toward death.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2015
    60
    A bit better than the Ghosts, but worse than Advanced Warfare – new Call of Duty is awkwardly trying to make some changes in single player, but adding a bunch of technical problems in the same time. Multiplayer it is flawless as usual. [Issue#258]
  7. Nov 10, 2015
    40
    It’s no surprise Treyarch also has no idea how to establish or develop a character. Which is an okay thing to have no idea how to do. Treyarch is making a shooter, not writing a Chekhov play. But Treyarch’s sin is not knowing this about themselves. Treyarch’s sin is shoving your face into a trough of narrative slop and holding your head down for minutes at a time. And furthermore thinking this is what you want. Long bouts of serious and seriously incoherent story. I have a suggestion for people who make games: if your storytelling skills aren’t up to par, if your game isn’t conducive to telling stories, don’t spend so much time on the story.

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 204
  1. Nov 6, 2015
    10
    I can say this is the best call of duty game ever made. don't doubt on buying this. great story missed with awesome and fun zombies andI can say this is the best call of duty game ever made. don't doubt on buying this. great story missed with awesome and fun zombies and multiplayer. and new modes such as nightmare and free run and with the modding tools coming next year it will be even better. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2016
    9
    It's true that the regurgitated CoD releases year after year can get rather tiresome, but I've got to give major props to this installment.It's true that the regurgitated CoD releases year after year can get rather tiresome, but I've got to give major props to this installment. Treyark has really become their own and I find their CoD installments have much better quality and ingenuity in general than Activision's. I've noticed that Activision has been adopting a lot of Treyark originals like Zombies, enhanced abilities and futuristic weaponry over the years.

    While the CoD multiplayer is essentially just more of the same, the campaign is very well done. You won't find the notorious CoD element of endlessly spawning enemies that basically force you to always be charging through gun fire in order to advance. Instead BO3 offers well designed levels with engaging fire fight environments and some rather neat extras. The super human jumping, running and special abilities are very well done and I personally find it much more fun than Advanced Warfare's titanfall mechanics.

    All in all, anyone who's bored silly of the CoD experience isn't going to find anything exceptional in BO3. But to anyone who's still got a bit of the CoD spirit in them, I highly recommend BO3 for the overall improved combat, characters and level design. Also the the game is well optimized and runs at steady frame rate.

    (As a side note I found a couple of the voice actors a bit lacking in their performance, but for the most part the voice acting is quite good).
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  3. May 16, 2016
    7
    It's another CoD game. If you like CoD and want the newest stuff, then yeah it's worth it. It feels like Titanfall without the Titans, whichIt's another CoD game. If you like CoD and want the newest stuff, then yeah it's worth it. It feels like Titanfall without the Titans, which is still enjoyable but still lacking some giant robots. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2016
    3
    This game is a total rip off of titanfall 2 without the mechs portion. The Gameplay is somewhat decent but still in the same boat ofThis game is a total rip off of titanfall 2 without the mechs portion. The Gameplay is somewhat decent but still in the same boat of futuristic shooter that is not at all what activision should be working on. Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2015
    1
    Completely technical disaster (worse than arkham knight) in combo with a brainless shooter for idiots = piece of **** game, incredibleCompletely technical disaster (worse than arkham knight) in combo with a brainless shooter for idiots = piece of **** game, incredible garbage. Shame of the industry! Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2017
    0
    This is the worst game ever. I'd rather eat a diaeraskunk and down it with beer. I want my money back. I say no morea asd asd asd asd asd asdThis is the worst game ever. I'd rather eat a diaeraskunk and down it with beer. I want my money back. I say no morea asd asd asd asd asd asd asd asd asd sad aw rswgf derg edrg retdg edrg drg drgdrg drg drg drg Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2015
    0
    **** game, poor performance. Happy I can get my money back. Obviously the "Critics" giving this game a high rating are Shills. Pathetic**** game, poor performance. Happy I can get my money back. Obviously the "Critics" giving this game a high rating are Shills. Pathetic really, why put your name next to a **** product saying its great when people see for themselves it sucks ass? Expand

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