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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: 73 out of 87
  2. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    100
    How would I describe it in a single word? Fantastic! If this is the kind of work a three-year development cycle can give a AAA game, then I don’t want to see Black Ops 4 until 2018, and counting down the days to it’s release.
  2. Nov 5, 2015
    91
    The biggest, if not best, Call of Duty game yet. Black Ops 3 offers great multiplayer (with perfect balance in maps and weapons) and an ambitious campaign -sometimes confusing- with coop mode for 4 players. Zombies, Free Run mode, Nightmare mode and Dead Ops Arcade complete this experience, which seems too familiar for veteran players.
  3. Nov 5, 2015
    90
    Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 offers the most complete and mature campaign we've seen to date, delivers a seamless multiplayer, and brings back the funny Zombies Mode, which this year comes with a lot of secrets and mysteries to uncover.
  4. Nov 5, 2015
    80
    Black Ops III has upped its game, giving exciting updates to the fan-favorite Zombies and the classic multiplayer, but the single player doesn't measure up to the same standard.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 3, 2016
    80
    The campaign is a letdown, but Black Ops III offers so much you can ignore it and still have a blast. [Christmas 2015, p.66]
  6. Nov 10, 2015
    80
    It’s hard to imagine what else they could have done to make this a great multiplayer game, but that’s not in dispute. Treyarch still knows how to make things happen. As for the single-player experience, I doubt that many people will remember it by the time the next game is released.
  7. Nov 7, 2015
    50
    If you’d like to play a limp amalgamation of Deus Ex, Crysis, and BioShock with a multiplayer mode you’ve been able to play eight times in as many years, then Call of Duty: Black Ops III is definitely for you. For the rest of you, it’s just another condom of a game to be spunked into and thrown in the trash.

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  1. Nov 6, 2015
    10
    this game is awesome. i don't understand why COD haters gave this awful score is 0 or 1. what the hell wrong with them ? graphic look great..this game is awesome. i don't understand why COD haters gave this awful score is 0 or 1. what the hell wrong with them ? graphic look great.. campigan mode is fun to play.. great job Treyarch Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2015
    10
    Now, comparing to all previous call of duty games in the last 5 years black ops 3 is extremely well. Game play feel responsive, tight andNow, comparing to all previous call of duty games in the last 5 years black ops 3 is extremely well. Game play feel responsive, tight and accurate. There weapons are well balanced and there's a lot of fun to be had. Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2015
    8
    Arguably the best Call of Duty to have come out since MW2 (albeit being nowhere near as good). The multipayer is fun and the maps haven'tArguably the best Call of Duty to have come out since MW2 (albeit being nowhere near as good). The multipayer is fun and the maps haven't finally turned back into well laid out maps (for the most part) with cool wall running sections tastefully laid across maps, being especially fun on the map redwood. The guns actually have more distinct feels and have actually become validated for different uses again. Zombies is fun buy VERY HARD. It really does require team work so solo players may become frustrated. Lots of customisation to get yourself lost in in every game mode; campaign, zombies and multiplayer. This game is not like a crazy next gen game as graphics are more of the same, jusy with a little more polish. Gameplay is fun though and that is what mattera most.
    I have not played the campaign but come on seriously guys, who buys COD for the campaign nowadays anyway? MW1&2 days are over. So basically no comment on that for now.
    A really fun game that has executed it's vision well. I feel like fanboys are giving this game toooo much praise and every other gamer jusy wants to hate on it because COD has been **** ever since BLOPS 1, but seriously this game is pretty fun.
    Give it a blast and pick it up, or i your mate has it go round and check it out first before getting it!
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  4. Jan 6, 2018
    6
    Better than most Cod games, but still not great. Game play is bad but the multiplayer is fun and it makes this game redeemable. Guns andBetter than most Cod games, but still not great. Game play is bad but the multiplayer is fun and it makes this game redeemable. Guns and Weapons really haven't changed much and I wish they did something new with them.

    Score 6/10
    Decent
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  5. Nov 8, 2015
    4
    Ugh. Just... ugh. This is it, isn't it? This is modern gaming. Actually, what this is, is the biggest case of plagiarizing other video gamesUgh. Just... ugh. This is it, isn't it? This is modern gaming. Actually, what this is, is the biggest case of plagiarizing other video games since Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. All these weapons and features and mechanics are something you'd swear you'd seen in Deus Ex or Titanfall. The game is what Call Of Duty always has been: full of annoying 12 year-olds who probably can't spell the word 'campaign'. Fans will lap this up, but most will find themselves playing the online multiplayer for a weekend and never touching it again. It's shallow with nothing to offer. The campaign isn't very good either and the zombie mode is once again 'zombies but no horror'. Get some originality in your blood and come back next year, Activision! Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2016
    2
    black ops 3 is 2015's call of duty cash cow. it is a below average game filled to the brim with mechanics that take skill out of the equationblack ops 3 is 2015's call of duty cash cow. it is a below average game filled to the brim with mechanics that take skill out of the equation such as lag, extensive aim assist and stupidly fast ttk. it is a video from a legendary franchise that is aimed towards children, which isn't a bad thing, but when the goal is to sell those children supply drops, this is actually illegal.

    supply drops are the worst part of this game. they are filled with **** such as obstructive reticules and ****ty skins like inferno, or a stupid clown camo. the camos and "taunts" in these boxes prove that the game is aimed towards kids, because otherwise why would gingerbread man skin and the dab emote exist? but by far the worst part are the **** pay to win guns in the supply drops.

    to get a rare supply drop takes on average, 10 games. a game lasts 15 minutes, so one supply drop is 150 minutes of gameplay. this is absurdly long, since the drop rate for weapons is 0.3 percent. out of 615 supply drop items, 5 were weapons, and 2 were the iron jim. on average, you have to spend $81 or spend 2 and a half days game time to receive a single weapon, which makes gambling a major pressure.

    overall - **** illegal / 10

    next, campaign. campaign is ok. its an above average shooter story. I would rate it as slightly worse than halo 4's, but better than ghosts. the reason that the campaign doesn't redeem the game is that it is impossible to fail, even if you are **** it is so damn easy. there is one section where your in a jet and you literally don't have to do anything to shoot down other jets other than pressing rt every now and then, its insulting that such a legendary franchise would dumb down so much in the name of profit.

    campaign - easy/10

    zombies is the only good part of this game, but the inclusion of easter eggs massively take away from the fun of the wave defence. if you don't do the easter egg parts, you die. that's it. its almost impossible get far without the easter eggs. but if you do the easter eggs, you have to kite a crawler around for half an hour, which literally noboby likes. its also gets increadably repetitive doing the easter egg over and over for 30 minutes every time just to have a fun wave defence game.

    zombies - appeals to autistic people / 10

    multiplayer is not fun. it is designed spesificly to entise little kids to start playing the game by making massive noobs feel like badass by introducing lag to randomise kills. imagine it like this. if little billy, a 10 year old, comes up against Segway steve, a 20 year old badass in a game of basket ball first to 10 points, steve will get 8 points and billy only 4, but if we introduce a coin flip when they score (the coin flip symbolising lag in cod), on average, billy will score 2, but steve will score 4, therefore halfing the perceived skill gap. now, statistical outliers are possible, so it could be that all 4 of billy's points are legit, but only 3 of steve's are, so then in that situation, billy just won a game against a total badass and is now hooked on basketball. replace cod with basketball and points with kills and the coin flip with lag, and this analogy works with call of duty.

    multiplayer - 6th grade / 10
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  7. May 22, 2016
    0
    I don't like it because enemies are so tiny. It's very difficult to see. Enemies are so tiny. Sometime I can see only head. They are so tinyI don't like it because enemies are so tiny. It's very difficult to see. Enemies are so tiny. Sometime I can see only head. They are so tiny that they don't have a strong character which is boring. I want to see enemies with strong characters big. It's even more difficult to see from flash.

    Places end up really fast. I want to spend time and shoot enemies at one place more.

    I don't like multiplayer game. One shot enemy die, one shot killed.

    Too many guns, bombs flying around. I want quiet, stealth, guerrilla type of games.
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