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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: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    90
    The PlayStation 5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the best in the bunch. It tells a solid campaign with branching narrative choices, contains some of the best visuals that you’ve seen on a system not called ‘PC’, and it has some good, new faces on the multiplayer scene. Is it all perfect? Not at all, but it’s a good way for Call of Duty to start on the next generation of consoles.
  2. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is yet another entry for the same formula that still stands after more than a decade now. This game goes back to the origins of the franchise with not many novelties to highlight, but it displays huge production values that help avoid any sort of fatal mistake. In the end, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is your run-of-the-mill Call of Duty experience for those who simply want it to keep on coming.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    80
    Call of Duty needs to lean on three pillars every year. If one staggers, like multiplayer, the taste in the mouth that leaves is not what we demand of an annual product, and that is the case of Black Ops Cold War. Luckily, it shouldn't take much more than the start of the Seasons and the arrival of new content to fix.
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    80
    Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War continues the trend of adding a ton of bang for your buck. While I don’t participate in some of the modes there is still enough here to keep me interested enough to make it worth my time and money. The campaign is the best I have played in a while. The multiplayer suite has something for everyone, and the zombies mode continues to be a nice diversion. There is something for just about everyone here, and it is a nice showpiece for these new consoles to boot. The series shows no signs of slowing down, and as long as the quality continues to trend upward I am perfectly fine with that.
  5. Jan 11, 2021
    75
    he campaign is a blast and quite unique for Call Of Duty (though not that weird for Black Ops more specifically) and multiplayer is a lot of fun if you don’t need split-screen which is irredeemably and inexcusably broken. If you’re a fan of Black Ops games I think you’ll enjoy this one a lot. If you prefer Modern Warfare I suspect you’ll like it less. It’s good, not great.
  6. Dec 8, 2020
    70
    What I didn’t expect from the new Call of Duty was downtime, and the suggestion, at least in the first half, that guns, while great for going in blazing, can provide just as potent a thrill when holstered.
  7. Nov 16, 2020
    60
    Despite its enjoyable campaign, Black Ops Cold War feels like an anachronistic package. The era of one game containing three completely disparate modes feels so long ago in the age of Warzone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 165
  1. Nov 15, 2020
    10
    I really enjoy this game.. and its much better in the multiplayer than modern warfare.. better maps, less campers etc.
    This COD is really a
    I really enjoy this game.. and its much better in the multiplayer than modern warfare.. better maps, less campers etc.
    This COD is really a "back 2 the roots" title, and I love it
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  2. Jan 15, 2021
    9
    Игра заслуживает оценки от 6-9, - за плохой мультиплеер, и за короткий сюжет. А так, в целом для Call of duty, это очень хорошая часть.Игра заслуживает оценки от 6-9, - за плохой мультиплеер, и за короткий сюжет. А так, в целом для Call of duty, это очень хорошая часть. Советую покупать) Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    7
    it’s call of duty dumb fun you can play the same game except no zombies in modern warfare i mean it’s fun just boring asf some times
  4. Nov 27, 2020
    2
    The mechanics are very different and not fluid. It doesn’t feel like a Call of Duty game, much less a Call of Duty: Black Ops game. This gameThe mechanics are very different and not fluid. It doesn’t feel like a Call of Duty game, much less a Call of Duty: Black Ops game. This game just feels very uninspired and even rushed. They used to only get 2 years and they still made good games, but this is probably the worst Black Ops game to date. Black Ops 1 is the best Call of Duty game in my opinion other than maybe Modern Warfare 2 and World at War. The maps suck and the gameplay sucks as well. Zombie’s is ok, but the 1st map sucks and it feels too easy. One of the worst Call of Duties to date. And yes, I have it on PlayStation 5. Expand
  5. Dec 27, 2020
    1
    Don't buy it. Not comparable with Modern Warfare - just **** They should have used every engine of mw but they changed it into ****
  6. Nov 23, 2020
    0
    This is the worst game I’ve ever played, graphics are a downgrade from MW, SBMM is stronger than Dwayne Johnson, the gunplay is completeThis is the worst game I’ve ever played, graphics are a downgrade from MW, SBMM is stronger than Dwayne Johnson, the gunplay is complete trash, zero content, and it’s literally just bo4 with a Cold War paint job. And bo4 was already garbage to begin with, I’d rather play MW than this pathetic excuse of a 60 dollar game. Treyarch and vonderhaar y’all are a bunch of clowns, this game is a joke. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2020
    0
    This is just so bad. The story on the campaign is great, but the general gameplay is awful, seems like a bad mobile game with bad everything.This is just so bad. The story on the campaign is great, but the general gameplay is awful, seems like a bad mobile game with bad everything.
    Multiplayer modes are hideous, no TDM, no nice maps, and of course, no anti-cheat, because they make millions with these games but cant even invest in a god anti-cheat. The game is full of cheaters and it started in the beta!
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