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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 25, 2015
    10
    Anyone giving this game a zero is obviously the guy at the bottom of the leader board ............ im smiling i like the guy who sucksAnyone giving this game a zero is obviously the guy at the bottom of the leader board ............ im smiling i like the guy who sucks ..................... Expand
  3. Nov 6, 2015
    8
    This game deserves a 7-8/10. It's even better than COD AW. In terms of guns choices for multiplayer is far better than AW. From my experienceThis game deserves a 7-8/10. It's even better than COD AW. In terms of guns choices for multiplayer is far better than AW. From my experience so far in multiplayer of this game, the frequency of players running on the wall is not much. Not like in AW where players jump up and down which sometimes i find it ridiculous. At the end of the day, you can't please everyone in this world. Even if COD are back to the WW setting there will be players who are pleased and others who dont and might still give a 0 rating to it. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2020
    6
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  5. Jun 28, 2016
    4
    It might seem like it has a great deal of content, but the campaign sucks and there is only one free zombies map. The multiplayer getsIt might seem like it has a great deal of content, but the campaign sucks and there is only one free zombies map. The multiplayer gets repetitive and boring pretty fast, so overall the game is pretty bad. Expand
  6. May 20, 2017
    2
    Cod games are the worst. I used to say that it was the same trash every year but I'm changing that now. It's worse every year lol. It really is.......
  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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