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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: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    94
    Like Treyarch before them, it feels like Cold War is Raven’s break-free moment, and their “love letter” reads passionately and completely with this Black Ops entry. We’ve talked up Assassin’s Creed Valhalla maybe being the only real next-gen title this year, but with Cold War, Activision is making a cold case for Cold War to be considered in the same conversation. And so far, we’ve collected all the evidence we need to agree.
  2. Nov 18, 2020
    86
    Sure, this latest COD does not break any ground for bringing a new and innovative COD title; however, when you look as the game as a whole, and realize that a major chunk of it was developed during a Pandemic where everyone was working remotely, and you can appreciate the title including the story, the multiplayer and the Zombies mode. Given all of this, you will probably be playing this title for quite some time given that there will be free content arriving in the future that enhances both the multiplayer and Zombies mode. If you are a Call of Duty fan, Black Ops Cold War is a decent addition to add to your game library. If you are a casual fan of the series, or even new to the franchise, then this game will still be something you can enjoy too.
  3. Nov 16, 2020
    85
    Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War aims for a more classic experience within the sub-saga, after the previous experiments. A very compact and complete game at its three levels: campaign, multiplayer and zombies. In addition it is well optimized for Xbox Series X and S, with special mention to the 120 fps.
  4. Nov 19, 2020
    80
    There’s nothing revolutionary in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Nothing that screams “this is a must-buy”. But once again it’s a solid all-round package that has a little something for everybody – providing they like shooting in first-person. Its campaign is a nice little diversion with some exciting set-pieces and moments of thrilling stealth, while Zombies provides some solid fun when getting together with friends. And then there’s Multiplayer, which some will prefer over Modern Warfare‘s offerings and others will be less impressed with. Each element is far from extraordinary, but when all put together, it’s not a bad deal at all.
  5. Nov 28, 2020
    80
    With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Xbox you get a hell of a lot of game for your money. It’s a game in which you could easily spend hundreds of hours in, and then you can throw Warzone on top. It's a great package and one that provides a thoroughly enjoyable campaign, a deep multiplayer mode, and tons of the usual Call of Duty theatrics.
  6. Nov 17, 2020
    70
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War combines a bombastic campaign that desperately attempts to shoehorn as much classic CoD action as it can into its rather short running time, with a solid multiplayer suite that feels a little light on exciting new modes and content at launch. However, what's here is still undeniably fun, the campaign introduces a few neat ideas along the way and multiplayer has got its classic modes, the safety net of Warzone and returning Zombies chaos to fall back on, resulting in a Call of Duty offering that may not throw up any big surprises but manages to scrape a pass regardless.
  7. Nov 16, 2020
    60
    With time, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's technical issues will be ironed out and the game will undoubtedly get a ton of new content. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 alone is promising new maps, modes, playable characters, and even some content for Warzone. But at launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is disappointing, and so fans may want to give the developers some time to smooth things over before picking it up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 96
  2. Negative: 75 out of 96
  1. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    El juego es una pasada con un aspecto grafico de lo mejor de la nueva generacion de consolas es decir es la unica con un RT espectacular nadaEl juego es una pasada con un aspecto grafico de lo mejor de la nueva generacion de consolas es decir es la unica con un RT espectacular nada que ver con la version mediocre de PS5 con un apartado grafico, efectos de particulas, renderizado asqueroso muy mediocres, en fin es una joya esta version de XBOX SERIES X Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2020
    9
    This game is wonderfull. Time to kill is so good, the back of pretige System was so good for people who like this system to level up. The mapsThis game is wonderfull. Time to kill is so good, the back of pretige System was so good for people who like this system to level up. The maps are playable, different from MW 2019
    Este jogo está incrivel, tempo de matar está muito bom e a volta do sistema de prestigio fora muito boa para quem gosta de um jogo à moda antiga, mesmo tendo algumas diferenças. Além dos mapas estarem jogáveis
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  3. Nov 18, 2020
    4
    Zombies mode is fun, campaign is passable although disappointing to see almost none of the original voice actors reprise there roles from theZombies mode is fun, campaign is passable although disappointing to see almost none of the original voice actors reprise there roles from the OG black ops. Multiplayer is more of the same from the past 5 years, not worth much over 30 dollars Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2020
    1
    Disappointing, glitchy, and in terms of zombies entirely too hard considering the garbage perks it takes too long to access. I am disappointedDisappointing, glitchy, and in terms of zombies entirely too hard considering the garbage perks it takes too long to access. I am disappointed on every level and after more than 15 years of support and pre-orders I will never again pre-order one of their games. They have access to too many resources and too much money to have produced such mediocrity. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2020
    1
    The reason why i give this game 1 point is because of the decent zombies mode. Everything else is pretty bad and the multiplayer is not reallyThe reason why i give this game 1 point is because of the decent zombies mode. Everything else is pretty bad and the multiplayer is not really enjoyable because of the sweaters i have to play against. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2020
    0
    I don't write reviews but when I do its to rage. This game feels unpolished and clunky, the multiplayer maps are poorly designed and far tooI don't write reviews but when I do its to rage. This game feels unpolished and clunky, the multiplayer maps are poorly designed and far too easy to spawnkill on and they only have 6 maps available on launch. the only redeeming quality would be the zombies mode and even then it lacks content Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2020
    0
    Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Series X optimized Version shut down Xbox Series x, everything is worse than modern warfare, gameplay, graphics, maps,Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Series X optimized Version shut down Xbox Series x, everything is worse than modern warfare, gameplay, graphics, maps, animation, sound, mechanics, it's such a bad game you can hardly believe it! Expand

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