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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: 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 15, 2020
    9
    Most of the reviews are misleading. Most reviews say the graphics are bad and look like an xbox 360 game. That is obviously false if you lookMost of the reviews are misleading. Most reviews say the graphics are bad and look like an xbox 360 game. That is obviously false if you look at gameplay. Most reviews mention OP weapons even though thats in every cod. This game is good but cod fans are blinded by nostalgia and think every little thing must be perfect or it's a 0 Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2020
    5
    With Black Ops in the title of this game I went in with certain expectations as the Black Ops games tend to tell deep, psychological, andWith Black Ops in the title of this game I went in with certain expectations as the Black Ops games tend to tell deep, psychological, and overall amazing stories. The campaign in this game feels like a Black Ops story which it should considering prominent characters like Frank Woods and Alex Mason return. The campaign also delves into the mind bending stuff that the previous Black Ops games explore, but what the story lacks is identity. Black Ops Cold War feels like it relies too much on nostalgia and doesn’t focus enough on the story that ends up being somewhat of a sludge to play through. Granted the addition of side missions are interesting, but they lack reason to play considering there are only three possible endings all of which are anticlimactic and unrewarding given you’ve just spent the last 4-5 hours playing. The story builds off of Black Ops 1 as it takes place after that game, but it doesn’t continue to build the characters like Black Ops 2 did. It is honestly a shame that so much potential was wasted with this story and it is a shame that this game could’ve bridged the gaps shown in Black Ops 2, but the Black Ops Cold War campaigns fails to acknowledge what comes after and in a way it feels as if Black Ops Cold War establishes a new cannon due to the lack of acknowledgment to the previous Black Ops games. A barebones character creator doesn’t make this game any better and the lack of dialogue from the protagonist, Bell, feels like a step back.
    Multiplayer is typically the bread and butter in all Call of Duty games with this one being no different. The majority of the player base will gravitate towards the multiplayer with the ability to play with any of their friends despite their platform of choice thanks to cross platform play. No matter if you are playing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, or PC; everyone can play together. The gameplay is also what you’d come to expect out of a Call of Duty multiplayer with this game feeling a little bit more like Black Ops 1 in my opinion. That is honestly where the good stuff about this game mode ends though. As far as the actual experience goes it is a dreadful process. The amount of time to level up not only your career level, but also your weapon level leaves you wishing that the grind was just a tad bit less. For it to take hours if not days depending on how busy you are to unlock attachments and camos for your weapons is unheard of for any Call of Duty game. Despite the many forgettable attachments, this game also launched with the least amount of content out of any modern day Call of Duty. Through multiplayer maps to score streaks and even game modes this game feels like the most barebones Call of Duty in a long time. Now as always we will have a DLC season lasting from December until about November of 2021, but many have already summarized that the content that we’ll be receiving throughout the year is content that has been finished for the game since before launch. This game may prove to be better over time as content rolls out and the implementation of Warzone, but as of right now this is what you get and after a month of playing the experience grows stale very quickly. And Skill based matchmaking is a topic that is above my pay grade.
    Zombies is a game mode that has pleasantly surprised me. This is the first Call of Duty game where I have devoted more time to zombies than any other game mode. Up until this point I have only played zombies to use cool weapons and see how high of rounds I can get. I was never too interested in the story and I continue to not really care about the zombies narrative. What this year's zombies experience offers is extreme replayability. With the addition of being able to level up your multiplayer weapons through zombies gives me all the more reason to play it considering I'm not a huge fan of the multiplayer. The zombies mode also introduces weapon, perk, and field upgrades. All of which you can fully max out by achieving high rounds and completing challenges within your matches. Another new edition to zombies is the ability to exfil. When you attempt exfil it puts you in a scenario where you have to clear a lot of zombies for the helicopter to land. The higher the round you try to exfil the harder the process will be. A successful exfil grants you XP bonuses. I never thought I’d say this but after putting in 3x more time in zombies than multiplayer, zombies is truly the saving grace for Black Ops Cold War.
    With that being said here at POP! Culture Today we are giving Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War a flat 5/10. This game proves to have a lot of potential, but as of right now you will be spending $60-$100 on a lackluster campaign, a tedious multiplayer, and a fun zombies experience.
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  4. Nov 20, 2020
    2
    Just finished campaign on veteran, story is thin, short, fights are mostly annoying. Their idea of veteran difficulty is to pun you in theJust finished campaign on veteran, story is thin, short, fights are mostly annoying. Their idea of veteran difficulty is to pun you in the open with all enemies shot at you, teammates do not kill nobody almost, they just shot random. I am no expert on Cod but finished in 6 hrs on veteran. Graphics could use a huge improvement, there were some bugs, i have encountered a movement bug in mission 5. Multiplayer is thin, with bad maps, good for close combats, nothing spectacular. The game could be a DLC, not a full game. I am not a fan of the franchise, i buy time to time a cod to play online with friends. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2020
    1
    По сравнению с прошлой частью все просто ужасно. Графика 2008 год, сюжет дно, пластиковые модельки. Очень жалею о покупке.По сравнению с прошлой частью все просто ужасно. Графика 2008 год, сюжет дно, пластиковые модельки. Очень жалею о покупке.
  6. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    Auu developers! There are more cheaters than regular players in your game!!
  7. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    This game feels like arcade. It is really Modern Warfire downgrade and i cant refund this trash

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