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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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Score distribution:
  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. May 23, 2022
    5
    I have only touched base on the multiplayer, which is what I usually get these games for anyways. I'm pretty sure Zombies is fun and theI have only touched base on the multiplayer, which is what I usually get these games for anyways. I'm pretty sure Zombies is fun and the Campaign has it's own niche crowd. Nothing has really changed much tbh. BO feels faster I guess I could say and there is fun to be had in multiplayer online, but after a while it just becomes monotonous. Also it feels sluggish after a match and its pretty noticeable. I'd say wait for a sale. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2020
    1
    campain sick
    zombies insane

    mutliplayer the biggest **** in cod history
  5. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    I payed with preorder (no refundable on PSN) 75€ for what I thought It was a new game...​ But seems i bought a commodore 64 game instead of aI payed with preorder (no refundable on PSN) 75€ for what I thought It was a new game...​ But seems i bought a commodore 64 game instead of a ps4 pro One... The graphics Is awful, i cannot distinguish an enemy from the background. I reset my TV, my PlayStation only to hope that the graphics of the beta was not in the finished version. I was wrong. Do not buy this game. Is unplayable. Seems to go around without glasses and with miopia. You can see an enemy only when It runs in front of you (with an incredibile unnatural moves and Speed)For 75€ i got only an headache and a sense of depression for being swindled. Do not buy this game. They steal Money from me onlyfor trusting in the old games. I hope you will not repeat my mystake. Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2021
    0
    Thoroughly played every CoD ever released, can confidently say this is the worst by an incredibly substantial margin; and we haven’t evenThoroughly played every CoD ever released, can confidently say this is the worst by an incredibly substantial margin; and we haven’t even started taking about the cesspool of a community. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2020
    0
    This game is trash, it’s a shame they released it, the graphics are terrible and looks like they are straight from the ps3/xbox360 era. AnThis game is trash, it’s a shame they released it, the graphics are terrible and looks like they are straight from the ps3/xbox360 era. An overall downgrade from MW2019. The multiplayer mode doesn’t have any content at all only 8 maps or so and the weapons are absolutely not balanced at all. The zombies mode which they promise us to be « old school style » is absolutely the opposite, not that fun to play. Finally the campaign, first of all is way to short, if you’re quick you can finish it in 2:30, the story is just trash comparing to the black ops 1 campaign. It looks like a game that isn’t finished yet, please do yourself a favor, don’t buy it (75$ for a game this bad, not worth it) Expand

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