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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 194
  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. Nov 6, 2015
    9
    If that was the first call of duty game, there would be no COD haters and would be more appreciated...
    This is a multiplayer game; i havent
    If that was the first call of duty game, there would be no COD haters and would be more appreciated...
    This is a multiplayer game; i havent finished the campain...I love it ! ...may be a little expensive (80$) but
    considering i m gonna play it for few hundred hours, its no big deal then...If you want fast and fun multi fps with nice graphics, buy it ! ; )
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  3. Nov 4, 2016
    7
    Another AAA game with severe technical issues?! Wow, just... wow. How this stuff continues to get released is baffling, and completelyAnother AAA game with severe technical issues?! Wow, just... wow. How this stuff continues to get released is baffling, and completely unacceptable. The game itself is decent if you can run it properly. It adds a few new, interesting things, but ultimately doesn't expand beyond what we expect from a typical COD game. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2016
    3
    This is an excellent game, but the servers forced me to rate it so low. They are many times disconnected at zombies. I dont know for multi.This is an excellent game, but the servers forced me to rate it so low. They are many times disconnected at zombies. I dont know for multi. It's so annoying Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Riddled with issues. Optimization disaster. Online server unavailable.
    You would think that completely ripping off the old COD games it
    Riddled with issues. Optimization disaster. Online server unavailable.
    You would think that completely ripping off the old COD games it would be optimized fully, not so.
    Treyarch another big name to fall flat on its face.
    Gaming companies keep doing this to their consumers but its clear consumers wont take this anymore.
    What was hyped as one of the biggest gaming years in a long time is once again, a flop.
    Lets hope bethesda can deliver, but at this point i am seriously jaded.
    Putting lipstick on a turd doesnt change the fact that its a turd
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  6. Jun 22, 2016
    0
    Unplayably bad. Classic CoD problems of ♥♥♥♥ed spawn logic, blink-and-your-dead gunplay, bland maps, tiny team sizes (its cute how they thinkUnplayably bad. Classic CoD problems of ♥♥♥♥ed spawn logic, blink-and-your-dead gunplay, bland maps, tiny team sizes (its cute how they think 18 players is a "big" gametype) ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community, samey guns and a diverse range of one-hit cheap deaths from explosives are compounded by even more bland map design, and more jittery controls thanks to double jumping and wallrunning, giving you more chances to get shot by somebody you didn't even see without any time to react. Also there are now ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t special powers, many of which involve yet more one-hit kills. There's even ♥♥♥♥ing microtransactions, as if CoD could not get any ♥♥♥♥♥ier. CoD isn't about skill. It might not even be about luck. FPS should be about not dying. Black Ops 3, like its many precedessors, isn't about staying alive. It's simply about farming the most cheap kills. Glad I didn't buy it. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2015
    0
    I've already played beta on steam some time ago, so I didn't expect anything new from the game.
    I'll keep it short: even though I was barely
    I've already played beta on steam some time ago, so I didn't expect anything new from the game.
    I'll keep it short: even though I was barely able to play this game at all (due to performance issues), I've still played for around 40 mins of the campaign and had to turn it off.
    Campaign is dull, boring and repetative.
    Multiplayer brings nothing new.
    This is a waste of time and cash.
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