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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: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  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. Nov 16, 2020
    80
    Mechanically, this is the Call of Duty game I’ve enjoyed the most since Modern Warfare 2, and the only game in the series where I’ve ever felt the need to finish the campaign more than once. It’s just a shame it’s a bit light on multiplayer maps, even if there’s no denying that, between the three modes, it’s still one of the best value video games you can buy. Enjoy, Bell.
  5. Nov 12, 2020
    79
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War doesn’t innovate in any big way. It merely gives Call of Duty fans more of what they have been accustomed to playing year after year. At the same time, Cold War is truly an enjoyable experience delivering over 100gigs of content that’ll get ongoing support and free content long after this review is posted. In short, better days ahead. Cold War will once again be considered the must-have shooter this holiday season. Deservedly so. Just don’t expect anything incredibly groundbreaking.
  6. Nov 19, 2020
    75
    Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War is exactly what you expect it to be, but there is a massive amount of content on offer here and it's still impressive. Maybe the magic is starting to slip now, but if you've not picked up a Call of Duty recently then grab this one, there's still some fun to be had.
  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
    This game is not bad. Finnaly COD have good story and not bad gameplay. Good work Treyarch
  3. Nov 23, 2020
    5
    Zombie si
    Historia si
    multiplayer NOOOOO osea el SBMM con pocos mapas. Encima que pague para jugar ese modo, no me gusto los mapas son
    Zombie si
    Historia si
    multiplayer NOOOOO osea el SBMM con pocos mapas.
    Encima que pague para jugar ese modo, no me gusto los mapas son variados en cuanto gustos.
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  4. Nov 15, 2020
    1
    Plays like a game from 10 years ago, feels stiff and floaty at the same time. Animation are absolute hot garbage and stiff. Graphics andPlays like a game from 10 years ago, feels stiff and floaty at the same time. Animation are absolute hot garbage and stiff. Graphics and visual look like call of duty black ops 2. Such a terrible disappointment trying to ride the wake of modern warfare when is a superior game. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    I have no idea how the game is! It will not let me f**king play it! I got past the start screen ONCE! It let me play 30 minutes of ZombiesI have no idea how the game is! It will not let me f**king play it! I got past the start screen ONCE! It let me play 30 minutes of Zombies cause it would not match with anyone in multiplayer. Then would not let me match again in Zombies! I want my money back you f**king crooks! Never ever buying another COD game again! Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2021
    0
    The absolute worst game I’ve ever played. Still feels like a beta game with no support. They add more problems than solutions. They are onlyThe absolute worst game I’ve ever played. Still feels like a beta game with no support. They add more problems than solutions. They are only looking for your money and not your enjoyment. I hope raven studios never leads a game again. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2020
    0
    Can't even play the game on PS5, it keeps hard crashing it when I try to launch any mode. I reinstalled 4 times now and all my other gamesCan't even play the game on PS5, it keeps hard crashing it when I try to launch any mode. I reinstalled 4 times now and all my other games work just fine.
    Unacceptable.
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