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  • Summary: Black Ops II makes use of Wii U’s second-screen including the ability to view multiplayer maps, call in score streaks and choose load-outs. Players have the option to use Wii U’s split-screen functions to use both the GamePad and the Wii U Pro Controller. Use the GamePad touch screen toBlack Ops II makes use of Wii U’s second-screen including the ability to view multiplayer maps, call in score streaks and choose load-outs. Players have the option to use Wii U’s split-screen functions to use both the GamePad and the Wii U Pro Controller. Use the GamePad touch screen to customize controls in real-time, or switch at any time to use another controller of your choice. Set in a potential near-future, the game thrusts players into a visual landscape in an epic single player campaign highlighted by branching story lines and non-linear missions; a revamped multiplayer introduces players to progressive weaponry and equipment that 2025 might have to offer; and punched up with an all-new Zombies experience running in the multiplayer engine. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    93
    Level for level, gun for gun, the campaign, multiplayer and zombies content of Black Ops 2 on Wii U is almost the same. This version may cut the livestreaming feature, and currently doesn't have Elite, but it makes up for it with some nifty GamePad functionality.
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    90
    Black Ops 2 on Wii U lives up to its Xbox counterpart (that being slightly superior to the PS3 version) in almost every way. The lack of CoD Elite support and live video streaming is irrelevant to your enjoyment of the actual game, and additionally insignificant next to the lack of players at the moment – a limitation that will subside as the user base grows.
  3. Dec 11, 2012
    90
    Overall, Black Ops 2 on the Wii U is easily recommendable. It proves that the Wii U can handle a modern top-tier shooter with ease, and is easily one of the best titles in the launch lineup. Unless you're buying a Wii U for the kiddies this year, you'll want to add Black Ops 2 to your new console's bundle.
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    85
    A great title with the best multiplayer we've seen on this console so far. There are some framerate issues, but if you're a FPS fan, then this is a must have.
  5. Games Master UK
    Jan 15, 2013
    81
    GamePad play doesn't make up for online gaps, but this is the best Nintendo CoD. [Feb 2013, p.77]
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    If you are looking for a decent shooter for the Wii U, then this is the title to get. It offers a single-player, a zombi mode and lots of hours to spend in the multiplayer.
  7. Dec 18, 2012
    30
    A really great game has been demolished by the GamePad, Pro Controller and Wii-mote. All technical specifications and content is up to par with its competitors, but that doesn't matter at all if the controllers ruins the entire experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    10
    This is a great game! Don't listen to any of the negative reviews. This is just like all the other Call of Duty games which is why it is anThis is a great game! Don't listen to any of the negative reviews. This is just like all the other Call of Duty games which is why it is an amazing game. Single player and multiplayer online are fun. Too bad I get killed rather quickly online with so many experts out there. Oh well, but the game is really fun. Being able to play multiplayer on 2 separate screens is a major plus! Definitely a good buy. Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    10
    I have seen all versions of this game. The WiiU has the superior graphics by far. There is a comparison video online that proves this but I'veI have seen all versions of this game. The WiiU has the superior graphics by far. There is a comparison video online that proves this but I've seen it first hand. Now what you think about the game is your own personal opinion. But anyone who is wondering if the WiiU version is worth buying over any other console, my answer is a big fat YES! Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    9
    El juego es básicmente el mismo, parecería que en momentos la versión de Wii U, tiene sus leves problemas, en otras saleEl juego es básicmente el mismo, parecería que en momentos la versión de Wii U, tiene sus leves problemas, en otras sale mejor posicionada que las otras versiones.
    Las nuevas funciones del Game Pad no han sido aprovechadas del todo, pero funsiona, la posibilidad del multiplayer uno en la pantalla principal y otro en el Game pad es un añadido que se agredece mucho, una bueno opcin para los que los gustan los juegos de acción en la debutante Wii U.
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  4. Nov 21, 2012
    9
    A slight upgrade in graphics from my 360 version and the game pad is actually helpful unlike most launch titles. I am about 2/3's into theA slight upgrade in graphics from my 360 version and the game pad is actually helpful unlike most launch titles. I am about 2/3's into the campaign on the 360 version and on the 4th mission on the Wii U. I have encountered 2 glitches on this version but neither were a big deal. The multiplayer is intact except for Elite but there is only a small group playing online right now. Expected from a launch title but this is C.O.D. It supposed to be "The" multiplayer of this gen. Or is the Wii U next gen? Either way that is a disappointment. But this is still the best Call of Duty yet. Is there franchise fatigue? Sure, but it is still a great game and I would say a must buy on the Wii U for multiplayer alone. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2013
    8
    Overall, it's a really fun game. The story was good for what it was, and the graphics are also great. I am a HUGE 'Call Of Duty' fanboy, soOverall, it's a really fun game. The story was good for what it was, and the graphics are also great. I am a HUGE 'Call Of Duty' fanboy, so this is just really fun. But the story drags a little to much for a campaign and the multiplayer is fun to, but it's also very predictable. But overall, it's really fun. Expand
  6. Apr 17, 2018
    7
    Si te lo pillas barato y con la única intención de pasarte la campaña, pillátelo...es entretenido. No he jugado a muchos call of duty pero unaSi te lo pillas barato y con la única intención de pasarte la campaña, pillátelo...es entretenido. No he jugado a muchos call of duty pero una cosa que me ocurrió con este es que la diversión que he tenido de jugar al modo campaña ha sido un de más a menos al utilzar la mismas tácticas y mecánicas una y otra vez...pero bueno, será que tampoco es mi estilo la saga esta.

    AHORA, si tienes como motivación jugarlo online, no te lo compres NI DE COÑA. Si en el momento que me lo compré hace (dos o tres años) los servidores estaban MUERTOS, hoy en día ni os digo.
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  7. Jan 16, 2015
    2
    This game is like having a crappy job. I get put on "probation" for not playing full matches, because I keep getting disconnected from theThis game is like having a crappy job. I get put on "probation" for not playing full matches, because I keep getting disconnected from the server. My fault? Nay I say. Not to mention that when I get disconnected, none of my achievements or K/D ratio come with me. I can't advance to Prestige...Ever!! This is the only game I have that problem with. Also, by now you'd think that working out all the kinks to eliminate cheaters would be done. Nope. Actually as far as cheating is concerned, it's the worst COD yet. I'm not totally blaming COD makers, how much of a loser do you have to be to cheat at a rewardless video game?? Unless you consider sacrificing your dignity and self respect a reward. I also have a life so I guess I can't relate. Save your money. Although, if you like being disconnected constantly and cheating like a complete tool, than this game is totally for you. Expand

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