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Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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  • Summary: Treyarch is developing the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise set during various Cold War conflicts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Black Ops on Wii is a fantastic shooter packed with all the features of its HD brothers, with the only exception being split-screen multiplayer.
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    90
    Thanks to an excessively robust feature suite and developers not treating the console with kid gloves, you're not going to find a finer online multiplayer shooter on Wii than Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    90
    This is one of the best games on the Wii and arguably the best first-person shooter made for the console.
  4. Dec 17, 2010
    85
    Call of Duty: Black Ops is the best episode of the series ever made for Nintendo Wii.
  5. Nov 19, 2010
    80
    I would have to say that even with its shortcomings, the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops is a great game that will provide hours of play, particularly online.
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    75
    Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo Wii retains its HD counterparts' qualities and demerits. The gameplay is not something particularly elaborated, as the production's best values reside in the entertaining direction, but this element is partially hampered by Wii's lack of power. The multiplayer instead is quite good, and rewarding for those who prefer this type of experience; others, who focus on single player, should be better off looking somewhere else but, luckily enough, not so far.
  7. Jan 18, 2011
    50
    Unless you're desperate for CoD and only own a Wii, pass on Black Ops or get it for a different console. Discerning Wii owners looking for a good FPS should get GoldenEye, and start saving for Conduit 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Nov 12, 2010
    10
    Call of duty black will have your heart pumping like it never pumped before The single player is fantastic. Awesome game! This is an amazingCall of duty black will have your heart pumping like it never pumped before The single player is fantastic. Awesome game! This is an amazing upgrade from call of duty mw2 and call of duty back. Everything in the game is just so balanced. To me this is the best call of duty ever. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    This game is fricken amazing! Halo what? Metal Gear what? Call of Duty Black Ops is the greatest game ever made. The single player campaign isThis game is fricken amazing! Halo what? Metal Gear what? Call of Duty Black Ops is the greatest game ever made. The single player campaign is simply spectacular, so much so that many times I was playing I forgot that I was playing a game and thought that I was watching a Hollywood blockbuster! Every character is expressive and convincing. By the time the game is done, you will care for all of them. Reznov is the epiphany of the word badass! The multiplayer is incredibly simple, but rewardingly difficult to master. It'll suck you in and you'll get thousands of hours out of this game. Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2020
    10
    a great game for great console everything you would want on a shooter for the wii you got multiplayer the campaign and zombies. if yall wannaa great game for great console everything you would want on a shooter for the wii you got multiplayer the campaign and zombies. if yall wanna try out the game on the wii or any console just go to gamestop I got my copy on the wii for 10$ used and I still play it till this day Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2015
    8
    ótimo jogo, ele apresenta uma ótima história, porém o modo multi player dele deixa a desejar, da pra jogar online, mas não da pra jogar de 2ótimo jogo, ele apresenta uma ótima história, porém o modo multi player dele deixa a desejar, da pra jogar online, mas não da pra jogar de 2 no modo local, isso é ridículo, eu tenho um ótimo FPS pra jogar e só posso jogar só ou online, não posso chamar um amigo em casa pra jogar o jogo de 2, o jogo é ótimo, porém perdeu alguns pontos por conta disso. Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2012
    8
    decent game decent graphics pretty good game.........its not as bad as you would think it would be........story mode is ok not as great thoughdecent game decent graphics pretty good game.........its not as bad as you would think it would be........story mode is ok not as great though as the online or zombies......its sad though how this game is only playable by one person......... Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2012
    7
    The graphics of the wii version are not that good. The sound is about the same at least. But the game suffers from some polish issues. Alot ofThe graphics of the wii version are not that good. The sound is about the same at least. But the game suffers from some polish issues. Alot of that might have been negative, but it gets much better on the gameplay side. The mission structure and level design are excellent, the controls are excellent, the gunplay is satisfying, and the AI is good. The game has tons of content. The only things missing are killcams, camera spikes, theatre, five, dead ops, and a couple killstreaks. This is understandable since the wii has less memory, and there is plans for DLC. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2011
    3
    Perhaps this wasn't the best game with which to start playing this series, or perhaps it was. I cannot speak on what others say about Call ofPerhaps this wasn't the best game with which to start playing this series, or perhaps it was. I cannot speak on what others say about Call of Duty: Black Ops being regurgitated material. I can, however, assure you it is a horrifically-paced, shoddy shooter that rewards hyperactive speed over any sort of tactical gameplay. The campaign is laughably bad and manages to raise some serious questions as to why we are treating the protagonists as heroes, and the multiplayer is a stark affair based solely on random bursts of gun play and, confusingly, crossbows. Perhaps worst of all is the unrelenting serious tone; the way the game treats everything that it contains as an absolutely relevant and important event. A definite miss. Expand

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