Call of Duty: Black Ops

A first-person shooter, the seventh installment in the Call of Duty series, and a start of a new sub-series. The game was developed by studio Treyarch, the team responsible for Call of Duty: World at War. The story campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops is presented in the form of flashbacks suffered by the main protagonist, Alex Mason. Having previously worked for the CIA as a field operative, in his memories Mason returns to the age of Cold War. The game offers several single and multiplayer modes, including cooperation and zombie mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops is is powered by modified versions of IW Engine 3.0 and Demonware.

PC / Windows
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC) Cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops | PC

Action, FPP, cold war, Call of Duty, FPS, war, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops release date for PC:

game language:
English

09 November 2010 | Worldwide

09 November 2010 | Europe

09 November 2010 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 10551 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 3385 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops for PC / Windows is the seventh installment of popular series of first person shooters that focus on spectacular action. The game was developed by Treyarch, authors of few previous entries in the series (Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War).

Story

The next installment of the series abandons the settings of first Call of Duty games and the more recent Modern Warfare installments. Instead, it focuses on the Cold War era. The whole singleplayer campaign is shown as an interrogation of Alex Mason, a professionally trained commando working for CIA who is held captive by unknown individuals. He returns in his memories to old missions and players complete them as Mason or other members of his squad. It is worth mentioning that Victor Renow, one of the main characters in Call of Duty: World at War, has a pivotal role in Black Ops as well. In Black Ops, similarly as in previous Call of Duty series, the player will travel through the whole world, visiting among other places Vietnam and Ural mountains.

Gameplay

Black Ops for PC / Windows most of all consists of singleplayer campaign that includes spectacular missions that puts the player in extraordinary situations. During one of the missions the player will pilot a Hind helicopter and eliminate enemy outposts in a jungle. In another, he will find himself on the Lockheed SR-71 reconnaissance plane from which he will help infantry units (by informing them about enemy positions). Missions are script-based, which means they are linear, but offer amazing experiences. During most of them the player focus only on shooting, but some of them allows also to sneak up on enemies and fight from hiding.

The gameplay hasn’t radically changed. However, the game has a couple of new weapons that are more adequate to Cold War. The players can use crossbow with laser sight and a couple of ammunition types (including explosives). Among other new weapons there are powerful Dragon’s Breath bullets for shotguns. As usually, there are many enemies to kill – this time they are slightly more intelligent. It is worth adding that the developers implemented a system that checks what body part of a character was hit (similar system was used in World at War).

Multiplayer mode is an important part of the new installment of the popular shooter. Once again, there are vehicles (introduced in World at War) available in this mode. A perk and varied weaponry system is the base of this mode – it allows creating unique soldier and class. Killstreaks (few kills in a row) mark their return, but this time they work differently (the number of kills is transferred after the death of a character). It is worth adding that the PC version of the game once more supports dedicated servers which were unsupported in Modern Warfare 2.

In addition to singleplayer campaign and multiplayer mode, the game has also Zombie mode that is well known to the owners of Call of Duty: World at War. The battles against the undead take place both on old and new maps, including inside Pentagon.

Technical aspects

The graphics engine of the game is the greatly modified technology used in Call of Duty: World at War. The developers implemented better physics and limited destruction of the environment. The locations are very detailed as well.

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) Cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops | XBOX 360

Action, FPP, cold war, Call of Duty, FPS, war, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

09 November 2010 | Worldwide

09 November 2010 | Europe PAL

09 November 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 1008 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 474 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops for Xbox 360 is the seventh installment of popular series of first person shooters that focus on spectacular action. The game was developed by Treyarch, authors of few previous entries in the series (Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War).

Story

The next installment of the series abandons the settings of first Call of Duty games and the more recent Modern Warfare installments. Instead, it focuses on the Cold War era. The whole singleplayer campaign is shown as an interrogation of Alex Mason, a professionally trained commando working for CIA who is held captive by unknown individuals. He returns in his memories to old missions and players complete them as Mason or other members of his squad. It is worth mentioning that Victor Renow, one of the main characters in Call of Duty: World at War, has a pivotal role in Black Ops as well. In Black Ops, similarly as in previous Call of Duty series, the player will travel through the whole world, visiting among other places Vietnam and Ural mountains.

Gameplay

Black Ops for Xbox 360 most of all consists of singleplayer campaign that includes spectacular missions that puts the player in extraordinary situations. During one of the missions the player will pilot a Hind helicopter and eliminate enemy outposts in a jungle. In another, he will find himself on the Lockheed SR-71 reconnaissance plane from which he will help infantry units (by informing them about enemy positions). Missions are script-based, which means they are linear, but offer amazing experiences. During most of them the player focus only on shooting, but some of them allows also to sneak up on enemies and fight from hiding.

The gameplay hasn’t radically changed. However, the game has a couple of new weapons that are more adequate to Cold War. The players can use crossbow with laser sight and a couple of ammunition types (including explosives). Among other new weapons there are powerful Dragon’s Breath bullets for shotguns. As usually, there are many enemies to kill – this time they are slightly more intelligent. It is worth adding that the developers implemented a system that checks what body part of a character was hit (similar system was used in World at War).

Multiplayer mode is an important part of the new installment of the popular shooter. Once again, there are vehicles (introduced in World at War) available in this mode. A perk and varied weaponry system is the base of this mode – it allows creating unique soldier and class. Killstreaks (few kills in a row) mark their return, but this time they work differently (the number of kills is transferred after the death of a character). It is worth adding that the PC version of the game once more supports dedicated servers which were unsupported in Modern Warfare 2.

In addition to singleplayer campaign and multiplayer mode, the game has also Zombie mode that is well known to the owners of Call of Duty: World at War. The battles against the undead take place both on old and new maps, including inside Pentagon.

Technical aspects

The graphics engine of the game is the greatly modified technology used in Call of Duty: World at War. The developers implemented better physics and limited destruction of the environment. The locations are very detailed as well.

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3) Cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops | PS3

Action, FPP, cold war, Call of Duty, FPS, war, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops release date for PS3:

game language:
English

09 November 2010 | Worldwide

09 November 2010 | Europe PAL

09 November 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 BD
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 794 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 403 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops for PlayStation 3 is the seventh installment of popular series of first person shooters that focus on spectacular action. The game was developed by Treyarch, authors of few previous entries in the series (Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War).

Story

The next installment of the series abandons the settings of first Call of Duty games and the more recent Modern Warfare installments. Instead, it focuses on the Cold War era. The whole singleplayer campaign is shown as an interrogation of Alex Mason, a professionally trained commando working for CIA who is held captive by unknown individuals. He returns in his memories to old missions and players complete them as Mason or other members of his squad. It is worth mentioning that Victor Renow, one of the main characters in Call of Duty: World at War, has a pivotal role in Black Ops as well. In Black Ops, similarly as in previous Call of Duty series, the player will travel through the whole world, visiting among other places Vietnam and Ural mountains.

Gameplay

Black Ops for PlayStation 3 most of all consists of singleplayer campaign that includes spectacular missions that puts the player in extraordinary situations. During one of the missions the player will pilot a Hind helicopter and eliminate enemy outposts in a jungle. In another, he will find himself on the Lockheed SR-71 reconnaissance plane from which he will help infantry units (by informing them about enemy positions). Missions are script-based, which means they are linear, but offer amazing experiences. During most of them the player focus only on shooting, but some of them allows also to sneak up on enemies and fight from hiding.

The gameplay hasn’t radically changed. However, the game has a couple of new weapons that are more adequate to Cold War. The players can use crossbow with laser sight and a couple of ammunition types (including explosives). Among other new weapons there are powerful Dragon’s Breath bullets for shotguns. As usually, there are many enemies to kill – this time they are slightly more intelligent. It is worth adding that the developers implemented a system that checks what body part of a character was hit (similar system was used in World at War).

Multiplayer mode is an important part of the new installment of the popular shooter. Once again, there are vehicles (introduced in World at War) available in this mode. A perk and varied weaponry system is the base of this mode – it allows creating unique soldier and class. Killstreaks (few kills in a row) mark their return, but this time they work differently (the number of kills is transferred after the death of a character). It is worth adding that the PC version of the game once more supports dedicated servers which were unsupported in Modern Warfare 2.

In addition to singleplayer campaign and multiplayer mode, the game has also Zombie mode that is well known to the owners of Call of Duty: World at War. The battles against the undead take place both on old and new maps, including inside Pentagon.

Technical aspects

The graphics engine of the game is the greatly modified technology used in Call of Duty: World at War. The developers implemented better physics and limited destruction of the environment. The locations are very detailed as well.

Nintendo Wii
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii) Cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops | Wii

Action, FPP, cold war, Call of Duty, FPS, war, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops release date for Wii:

game language:
English

09 November 2010 | Worldwide

09 November 2010 | Europe PAL

09 November 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 123 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo Wii is the seventh installment of popular series of first person shooters that focus on spectacular action. The game was developed by Treyarch, authors of few previous entries in the series (Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War).

Story

The next installment of the series abandons the settings of first Call of Duty games and the modest Modern Warfare installments. Instead, it focuses on the Cold War era. The whole singleplayer campaign is shown as an interrogation of Alex Mason, a professionally trained commando working for CIA who is held captive by unknown persons. He returns in his memories to old missions and players complete them as Mason or other members of his squad. It is worth mentioning that Victor Renow, one of the main characters in Call of Duty: World at War, has a pivotal role in Black Ops as well. In Black Ops, similarly as in previous Call of Duty series, the player will travel through the whole world, visiting among other places Vietnam and Ural mountains.

Gameplay

Black Ops for Nintendo Wii most of all consists of singleplayer campaign that includes spectacular missions that puts the player in extraordinary situations. During one of the missions the player will pilot a Hind helicopter and eliminate enemy outposts in a jungle. In another one he will find himself on the Lockheed SR-71 reconnaissance plane from which he will help infantry units (by informing them about enemy positions). Missions are script-based, which means they are lineal, but offer amazing experiences. During most of them the player focus only on shooting, but some of them allows also to sneak up on enemies and fight from hiding.

The gameplay hasn’t radically changed. However, the game has few new weapons that are more adequate to Cold War. The players can use crossbow with laser sight and few ammunition types (including explosives). Among other new weapons there are powerful Dragon’s Breath bullets for shotguns. As usually, there are many enemies to kill – this time they are slightly more intelligent. It is worth adding that the developers implemented a system that checks what body part of a character was hit (similar system was used in World at War).

Multiplayer mode is an important part of the new installment of the popular shooter. Once again, there are vehicles (introduced in World at War) available in this mode. A perk and varied weaponry system is the base of this mode – it allows creating unique soldier and class. Killstreaks (few kills in a row) mark their return, but this time they work differently (the number of kills is transferred after the death of character).

In addition to singleplayer campaign and multiplayer mode, the game has also Zombie mode that is well known by owners of Call of Duty: World at War. The battles against the undead take place both on old and new maps, including inside Pentagon.

Technical aspects

The graphics engine of the game is a greatly modified technology used in Call of Duty: World at War. The developers implemented better physics and limited destruction of the environment. The locations are very detailed as well.

Nintendo DS
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops (NDS) Cover
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops | DS

Action, FPP, cold war, Call of Duty, FPS, war, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops

n-Space | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops release date for DS:

game language:
English

09 November 2010 | Worldwide

09 November 2010 | Europe

09 November 2010 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1-6
Game score 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 115 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 3.8 / 10 calculated out of 32 players' votes.  

The next installment of the series abandons the settings of first Call of Duty games and the more recent Modern Warfare installments. Instead, it focuses on the Cold War era. The whole singleplayer campaign is shown as an interrogation of Alex Mason, a professionally trained commando working for CIA who is held captive by unknown individuals. He returns in his memories to old missions and players complete them as Mason or other members of his squad. It is worth mentioning that Victor Renow, one of the main characters in Call of Duty: World at War, has a pivotal role in Black Ops as well. In Black Ops, similarly as in previous Call of Duty series, the player will travel through the whole world, visiting among other places Vietnam and Ural mountains.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 28 December 2010

This guide prepared for the game titled Call of Duty: Black Ops contains very precise description of going through all playable missions, which made up a campaign for a single player.