Game details

Game:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
AKA
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 13th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
November 13th, 2012
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-18
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 PC and Xbox 360

About Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II takes on a near-futuristic setting, taking place in the 21st Century Cold War "where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare."

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Summary

A new height for storytelling in Call of Duty games paired with a remodeled multiplayer component that is as addictive and rewarding as ever makes for really attractive package, despite its shortcomings.

We like

  • New height for storytelling in Call of Duty games
  • Multiplayer has aged with us, remodeling an addictive competitive online component to prioritize customization
  • There's quite a bit of game here, and something for everyone

We dislike

  • Strike Force missions bog down a surprisingly good Single-Player campaign
  • PS3 version doesn't run as well as its Xbox 360 counterpart
  • We miss Spec Ops

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  • Massive Black Ops II update for PS3 fixes issues and adds new features

    Treyarch has released a huge update for the PlayStation 3 version of Black Ops II which includes game balancing, bug fixes and all new Prestige level calling cards. The update, which is also available for Xbox 360, arrives ahead of a Double XP weekend. Here’s the full list of improvements&he...

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