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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
    Surprisingly enough, the newest Call of Duty delivers a grand presentation and an interesting story. Its massive scope of different modes and new tactical options compared to the predecessor make this game an excellent comeback. The only downsides are a lacking enemy AI and missing challenge on some of the difficulty settings as well as a short single player campaign.
  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: 48 out of 226
  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. Feb 28, 2018
    9
    The game includes a lot of content. Campaign was a typical COD campaign and was quite good. What I liked was that you could play the campaignThe game includes a lot of content. Campaign was a typical COD campaign and was quite good. What I liked was that you could play the campaign with 3 other people. Multiplayer is fast paced and very fun. I don't see a lot of hackers so that's good. But some of the weapons are too overpowered. Especially the ones you get from crates. I'm ok with the futuristic setting but I know some people don't like it. Zombie mode is great fun and puzzling. Overall it's a great game with a lot of fun content. It's totally worth the price. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2019
    7
    Black Ops 1-3 are about on the same level of interest and game-play for me. More or less tolerable plot, albeit with frequent silly moments.Black Ops 1-3 are about on the same level of interest and game-play for me. More or less tolerable plot, albeit with frequent silly moments. More or less good shooter, but with bag skill system. This game looked very "sugary and trimmed down", unlike the rest of the series. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2015
    3
    From 100fps to directly dropping to 20-25 = This is BS

    I got FX 8350, 16 GB Ram, Asus GTX 970, - all up and running on OC mode. And still
    From 100fps to directly dropping to 20-25 = This is BS

    I got FX 8350, 16 GB Ram, Asus GTX 970, - all up and running on OC mode.
    And still i am facing sudden FPS drops, gets worse while playing multiplayer.

    Completed the Story & Nightmare mode with slopy FPS issues.
    Story is OK - yet Nightmare mode is even worse
    Haven't tried the Zombies mode yet, but i don't think its worth playing now.

    And since last 2 days, while playing Multiplayer - constantly getting disconnected from the server.
    Can't play it any longer now - the server issue is even worse now than Titanfall

    First, Batman Arkham Knight and now BO3 - it seems that developers are now not keen enough to make games better compatible with PC.

    On the other hand, Ubisoft - after there last year's disaster with AC: Syndicate, they are now started pushing back the PC release - AC: Unity first consoles than PC, Far Cry: Primal first console than PC, I guess the same with The Division, and few others.
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  5. Nov 6, 2015
    1
    Horrible optimization, most of the palyers are unable to run the game at even 30fps steady when they were able to run the game fine duringHorrible optimization, most of the palyers are unable to run the game at even 30fps steady when they were able to run the game fine during beta. Another console port done wrong.
    Additionally game doesn't bring anything new (in fact it takes away few things). Simplified non-skill based run'n'gun style shooter. Great for relaxing (unless you're matched with whiny little kids), but not a serious competitive game.
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  6. Jul 1, 2020
    0
    поезд сделал бум. Слава Шевцову! Слава Банану! Слава библейским отсылкам!
  7. Nov 8, 2015
    0
    Yet again another poorly optimized port that is becoming a far too common issue with PC games. The game is a mess, with slow renderingYet again another poorly optimized port that is becoming a far too common issue with PC games. The game is a mess, with slow rendering textures, stutters and massive FPS drops. My rig destroys PS4 and Xbox one, but this game on PC is quite clearly a rushed job. This is the same issue that Batman Arkham Knight had, not sure if the company outsourced the game to others, or they just didn't put the time into the PC version as they did the consoles. Either way it's a disgrace and should be taken down until they fix it, if that’s even possible.

    In future if a company can’t be bothered to properly develop a game for PC, then just don’t bother. We don’t want your crappy ports and shoddy practises. People pay hard earned money for these products and you have the audacity to sell this game in its current state? It's borderline criminal and unacceptable. Don’t buy this game or get a refund on Steam quick. Also make sure to leave your review regarding your experience to as many review sites as possible, the PC community should not stand for this any more.
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