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  • Summary: YO JOE! G.I. JOE AND COBRA ARE BACK!
    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G.I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination.
    YO JOE! G.I. JOE AND COBRA ARE BACK!
    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G.I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination.

    G.I. JOE VS COBRA
    Play with 12 of your favorite characters from both sides across 17 epic campaign story missions.

    CO-OP & PVP MULTIPLAYER
    Play the campaign with a friend in local co-op, or compete in 4-player PvP local matches in 4 Multiplayer Modes: Capture the Flag, Assault, King of The Hill, and Deathmatch Arena.

    COMBAT TOOLS
    18 awesome weapons, 36 weapon skins, 12 alternate character skins and a series of uniquely devastating ultimate abilities.

    A LEGENDARY FRANCHISE
    Play with 12 of your favorite characters from both sides across 17 epic campaign story missions.
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  1. Oct 26, 2020
    73
    I am pleasantly surprised coming out of G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout after playing through the 17 story missions multiple times. Once you gather the controls it’s a simple game with decent visuals and audio that can entertain you for hours. I wish the game offered more than local co-op only but those with friends should be able to enjoy it together cooperatively and competitively.
  2. Oct 26, 2020
    65
    There’s a decent game at the very core of G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout , but it’s buried underneath annoying controls, a bizarre focus on co-op play instead of multiplayer, and missions that feel like an endlessly repetitive grind. Still, it’s dedicated to its source material and it has its moments, but it doesn’t do much else to stand out from the pack. And now you know, because knowing is half the battle.
  3. Oct 31, 2020
    60
    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout on Xbox One has an audience, but I can't imagine it's a very big one. The title is perfectly serviceable but there are so many options that are of higher quality and more worthy of your time that it’s tricky to want to get involved here. However if you are a fan of this franchise, it will be a fun romp through the world of G.I. Joe; something which is perhaps all it was ever trying to be in the first place.
  4. Oct 20, 2020
    55
    Thanks for keeping an IP I love alive, but please try a little harder next time.
  5. Oct 20, 2020
    55
    Operation Blackout nails the nostalgia. Everything about this package is incredible for fans of G.I. Joe. The problem is the game play itself. The shooting is not fun and for a game that revolves around that, it is hard to ignore. I kept playing wanting to love this game and simply could not. I hope the developers tweak and fix these issues as this game is begging me to love it. As it stands though it is a disappointing trip down memory lane. Now if you will excuse me I am going to go back to playing it in hopes that I can find enjoyment in nostalgia.
  6. Oct 25, 2020
    50
    By default, G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is top of the pile when it comes to G.I. Joe adaptions, but there's so much untapped potential for a video game tackling one of the finest cartoons of the '80s. The war between Duke and Cobra Commander deserves so much more than room after room of nameless enemies and tepid third-person shooting.
  7. Oct 20, 2020
    30
    Ultimately, G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team-based third-person shooter with poor aiming, atrocious enemy A.I., and no online multiplayer options. That should tell you all you need to know, basically. It’s not the worst game you can buy right now, so if you’re a huge G.I. Joe fan and pick it up on a whim you might have some fun with it. Anyone with more self-control, however, should either wait for it to be deeply discounted, or simply forget it exists.

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  1. Oct 22, 2020
    7
    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a Third-Person Run-N-Gun Shooter based on the Hasbro Toy Line and 80's Cartoon. You play along 17 story levelsG.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a Third-Person Run-N-Gun Shooter based on the Hasbro Toy Line and 80's Cartoon. You play along 17 story levels from both the G.I.Joe and Cobra teams. You get to play as 12 Classic Characters, six members of each side! As far as story goes, this is another episode from the 80's with playable gun battles between story elements. The story is presented to you with moving comics that feel reminiscent of the cartoon. Fans of the series will recognize a host of characters and locations. As far as game play, G.I. Joe didn't bring anything really new to the table. Each of the dozen characters have their own starting weapon, and special skill, but anyone can use any weapon, and the skills aren't game-changing. Likewise the levels fell like they're right out of the show, but some get used repeatedly, the levels that stood out were the longer tank runs, though either side you were on you drove the same tank with a Joe or Cobra paint-job, and the series has dozens of different vehicles to chose from. The sound effects felt like they were plucked from the show. Overall unless you're a fan of the franchise, and already invested in the universe, this title may not impress you, and fans will love it for it's nostalgia. Expand