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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 19, 2015
    10
    I feel like this was a good come back for the Call of Duty franchise. Everything is basically re-newed and improved. I say it's way betterI feel like this was a good come back for the Call of Duty franchise. Everything is basically re-newed and improved. I say it's way better than Ghosts and Advanced Warfare 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. Jun 30, 2020
    6
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  5. Nov 6, 2015
    4
    Only 1 thing bothers me really but its huge and dosent look like treyarch gone do anything about it they new since beta ,,,,,aim assist[akaOnly 1 thing bothers me really but its huge and dosent look like treyarch gone do anything about it they new since beta ,,,,,aim assist[aka ligal aimbot] for controllers its just crazy powerfull it track u like aimbot Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2015
    2
    This installment of the declining Call of Duty franchise is yet another proof that CoD is becoming a lackluster and repetitive chore. HavingThis installment of the declining Call of Duty franchise is yet another proof that CoD is becoming a lackluster and repetitive chore. Having spent one month playing it, it's already all to obvious that the game lacks originality (borrows abused mechanics(parkour, "specialists")), has awful spawns, has not been able to balance weapons (yet again), and has not at all improved on the series. The last CoD that my friends and I genuinely enjoyed was Black Ops 2, as it provided original, chaotic, and ingenious gameplay with NEW mechanics, an ENGAGING story, and ORIGINAL design. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY. Same Expansion strategy, exploiting the dullards who still play these games. As a CoD, BO3 continues a franchise with the same repetitive gameplay from 3 years ago, and if you enjoy dull gameplay, go ahead and purchase this game. However if you are looking for an actual good FPS, might as well bide your time Expand
  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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