Game details

Game:
Call of Duty: Black Ops
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 9th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
November 9th, 2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
18 Versus / 4 Co-Op
Developers:
Treyarch
Publisher:
Activision
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Call of Duty: Black Ops

Hear the call of duty once again with this seventh entry in this blockbuster first-person shooter franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops takes you deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to a variety of exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
7.0

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Summary

While overly familiar, Black Ops offers a compelling package of intense multiplayer action and a gripping single-player campaign that will ensure fans have plenty to do until next year's iteration.

We like

  • The enormity of things to do in multiplayer
  • The gripping storyline
  • The hilarious and immensely enjoyable Zombie mode

We dislike

  • The poor AI
  • The various clipping, shading and other visual issues

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November is with us once again, and with it comes the one franchise we review each year that creates as much discussion behind the scenes as it likely will in our comments section. The lines are drawn, the sides are taken, and the division runs deep on just about every facet of the Call of Duty series—is Modern Warfare 2 too much to top, is Infinity Ward better than Treyarch, does Activision deserve the mammoth early sal...

Call of Duty: Black Ops News

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    Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Escalation DLC will finally be hitting PlayStation Network on June 10, publishing giant Activision has announced. Just in case you’ve been out of the loop as of late, Escalation throws in four new multiplayer maps – Hotel, Zoo, Convoy and Stockpile &ndas...

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