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  • Summary: Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globeBlack Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters, and more.

    MULTIPLAYER
    Engage in deniable operations and signature combat in the next generation of Multiplayer.

    ZOMBIES
    Players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next evolution of Treyarch's signature Zombies co-operative experience.
    WARZONE
    Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call of Duty: Warzone.
    Cross Play, Cross-Progression and Cross-Generation Enabled.
    NEXT-GEN
    Unlock the power of next-gen Call of Duty experiences with higher framerate, hardware-based ray-tracing, shorter load times and more.
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Nov 20, 2020
    100
    Probably the best Call of Duty game of the last decade. With a superb campaign, a great Zombies mode and a -mostly- balanced and rich multiplayer mode Cold War is a game no fan of the franchise should miss out.
  2. Nov 16, 2020
    85
    It's worth buying additional storage for Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War. Modern Warfare's campaign still lingers in my memories thanks to the sensational NV missions, but I'm sure Cold War has produced more memorable scenes. Multiplayer in the new CoD is good, but it's the campaign where it's at in this entry. As far as MP is concerned, I'll stick to the last one.
  3. Nov 15, 2020
    84
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a shooter that you shouldn't miss. The excellent campaign and fun online modes guarantee hundreds of hours of entertainment and fun.
  4. 80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brings the Black Ops subseries back to its roots, delivering an explosive campaign, fast-paced multiplayer, and a compelling Zombies experience.
  5. Nov 17, 2020
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War lends itself as a bombastic, yet short-lived game. We can only hope that this project will be well-received by Activision higher-ups, and that Raven Software will finally make name for themselves.
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    75
    Fans of the franchise and many gamers of a certain age, especially those who have a next-gen console in the hopper, will still find enough to like in Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War. I personally still replay the mission with the arcade shootout just to get a little '80s cheeseball energy going, but I think the strategy of overwhelming people with as much content and as many shooter modes as possible might be starting to wear thin. We're not there quite yet, but I'm hoping the next Black Ops might have just a bit more than poking at my childhood memories of a culturally iconic president.
  7. Dec 16, 2020
    50
    While Cold War is a part of a series I would have said that I loved, I can’t fully embrace it now knowing that this work is trucking in harmful stereotypes via patriotic-tinged gameplay. A decent CoD multiplayer experience will likely emerge from the currently-underwhelming Cold War, but I’m going to seriously consider whether that gameplay is worth enduring (and supporting) the rest.

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  1. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Unlike Modern Warfare, this game is NOT for scrubs. It isn't a campfest that allows you to camp in windows or high platform vantage pointsUnlike Modern Warfare, this game is NOT for scrubs. It isn't a campfest that allows you to camp in windows or high platform vantage points everywhere for free kills and that's why it's getting such low scores. This is what Call of Duty USED to be 10 years ago, and it's finally back. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2020
    8
    Russians forward :) everyone can get their own in the campaign, one of the best singles games in the series over the past few years
  3. Dec 4, 2020
    5
    Alright so I put down a 5, just because the multiplayer is absolute **** Worst multiplayer experience of my entire life, it completely muddysAlright so I put down a 5, just because the multiplayer is absolute **** Worst multiplayer experience of my entire life, it completely muddys the phenomenal campaign and zombies. If you want too buy this for multiplayer, don't. I bought it for the zombies and I can say that this is the most enjoyable zombies experience I've had since the golden age of bo3. And without going into spoiles the campaign is pretty damn good as well. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2020
    1
    The game is insulting. I already asked for a refund on this.
    The game is awful. Gameplay, AI, it's just insulting how bad it is. The campaign
    The game is insulting. I already asked for a refund on this.
    The game is awful. Gameplay, AI, it's just insulting how bad it is. The campaign is shorter than ever.
    It's impossible to play multiplayer, the connections and the dc's amount are tremendous.
    For them to ship a game like this is tells how much respect they have for their audience.
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  5. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    I only bought the game for couch coop... At launch, no offline, after the update, there is none. What a disappointment this is my last codI only bought the game for couch coop... At launch, no offline, after the update, there is none. What a disappointment this is my last cod game. The ttk is a good middle ground and the multiplayer maps are better than the last one. Zombies got updated but now feels too easy and the buildables/Easter egg got simplified. Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2021
    0
    Dont buy at any cost, shockingly bad game, its a bore fest, the worst call of duty ever
  7. Dec 9, 2020
    0
    The most miserable multiplayer experience Ive ever had to endure. Every cent spent on this game was 100% wasted.

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