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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 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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. 80
    Although the campaign is only a small slice of the larger package in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it’s great that it counters its ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ length with a bit of replay value and some memorable missions you’re bound to want to play again. Raven Software’s more subtle approach to Cold War espionage feels like viewing Call of Duty through a new, exciting lens.
  5. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    A visually crisp shooter package with an interesting campaign, enthralling maps and intensive Zombie skirmishes. In each of these three areas a little more content overall would have worked wonders. A solid cohort, but definitely inferior to Infinity Wards Modern Warfare from last year.
  6. Dec 1, 2020
    70
    Overall, despite some performance issues, I rather enjoyed the mercenaries, spies and private eyes campaign that is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. I’d like to see the development team get a chance to really flesh out a longer campaign in this style, but you know…the call of duty.
  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: 55 out of 291
  1. Mar 25, 2021
    10
    One of the best Call of Duty games in long time. It had kind of bad launch, but it's way better now. Can't wait for COD 2021, hopefully WW 2 !!!
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    9
    Fantastic game and well worth the money. The campaign is a true successor to black ops 1&2 with a multiplayer that actually supports all playFantastic game and well worth the money. The campaign is a true successor to black ops 1&2 with a multiplayer that actually supports all play styles, no more silly camping and safe spaces in last years modern warfare. The campaign doesn't try to market itself as edgy but actually be cowardice in making up a fake country and shoving women in it every second it gets to make up for killing babies and blowing up hostages. The game is awesome Cold War fun and even though content is a bit restricted, there is plenty of fun to be had for the time being. Zombies is a true improvement over black ops 4 and has a bright future with new maps. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2020
    5
    Its nice a lot But i Cant Play with SBMM on, cant they Make an on/Off lever for ist in Game
  4. Dec 2, 2020
    1
    Campaign was fun, but blasted through it within a few hours, after the campaign, what you are left with is multiplayer and zombies. WhichCampaign was fun, but blasted through it within a few hours, after the campaign, what you are left with is multiplayer and zombies. Which feels like an incomplete game. Weapon choices seem few and far between unlike some of their more recent titles, and the only Weapons you’ll be using anyways are the MP5 and Mauer shotgun. Multiplayer plays laggy and and the map layout feels rushed. All in all, it’s still fun to play, but they know we’re going to give them our money regardless, so I feel like they just ran out of **** in this one. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2020
    1
    Multiplayer is absolute trash, warzone is non existent, zombies is a highlight with only one map, pretty sure story the only good thing aboutMultiplayer is absolute trash, warzone is non existent, zombies is a highlight with only one map, pretty sure story the only good thing about the game, is should be a 30$ game at most. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2020
    0
    The campaign is meh, thats the only good thing to say about these pile of crap.
  7. Jun 11, 2021
    0
    Based on multiplayer and Zombies mode, I must say, that the game is unplayable. It is full f bugs, I loose connection several times a day. InBased on multiplayer and Zombies mode, I must say, that the game is unplayable. It is full f bugs, I loose connection several times a day. In Zombie mode I have not reached a higher level than seven before the game crashed or lost server connection. I play since 2007 but this is the worst version ever. Playing should be fun... This is not funny at all. But as long as "Bug-i-vision" makes money wit COD points selling nothing will change, I think. Maybe this is the reason, why there are no patches or server changings for a longer time now. MONEY ROLLS! Expand

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