Call of Duty: Black Ops III

The twelfth major installment in a bestselling shooting game series from Activision company, existing as a direct sequel to the previous editions of the series authored by Treyarch Studio. The story is set 40 years after the events in Black Ops II, in a world reigned by chaos, where climatic changes, diminishing natural resources, and ideological divisions in the society are the leading problems. Under such circumstances the NDI system, a gigantic mental network, is created, allowing for unprecedented coordination of military troops all around the world. The player assumes the role of a member of a military squad who has somehow lost contact with their base. Right after what seems to be the biggest government data leak in history has occurred. In terms of mechanics, the game offers more open map structure and cooperative gameplay in campaign mode. The biggest changes, however, were introduced to multiplayer, where a 9-class system was introduced.

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PC / Windows
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III | PC

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops III release date for PC:

game language:
English

06 November 2015 | Worldwide

06 November 2015 | Europe

06 November 2015 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen
Game score 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 1177 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 957 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III | PS4

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops III release date for PS4:

game language:
English

06 November 2015 | Worldwide

06 November 2015 | Europe PAL

06 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 466 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 385 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III | XBOX ONE

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Treyarch | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops III release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

06 November 2015 | Worldwide

06 November 2015 | Europe PAL

06 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 280 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 5.9 / 10 calculated out of 123 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III | PS3

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Beenox Inc. | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

Call of Duty: Black Ops III release date for PS3:

game language:
English

06 November 2015 | Worldwide

06 November 2015 | Europe PAL

06 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 4.2 / 10 calculated out of 188 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 62 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is another installment in one of the most renowned and popular video game series in history. Its consecutive parts, released year over year, draw millions of fans of shooters to TV screens and monitors, where they take part in action-packed single player campaigns and skill-based multiplayer. Black Ops III is the third part in a subseries developed by Treyarch Studio.

Story

The game invites us into a world of future, a few decades after the events in Black Ops II. The world plunged into chaos resulting from a political crisis, natural supplies running low, and dynamic technological progress that led to multiple conflicts. This is a background for exciting multiplayer experience the franchise is famous for. Because the game is set in the future, it draws much inspiration from the previous installment, Call of Duty - Advanced Warfare. Soldiers can make use body augmentations that allow them e.g. to turn their arm into a rifle, jump higher than a normal man, or run across walls like in Titanfall.

Game modes

However, unlike all previous installments in the series, PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is deprived of single player campaign. This game mode, which normally allows for cooperation of four players and a greater measure of non-linearity than before, was tailor-made for PC and the eight generation consoles. The developers explained that it was impossible to implement the campaign in its existing form on older platforms without compromising its quality. They also reasoned that this mode has always had relatively low popularity in comparison with multiplayer.

As for the online experience, PlayStation 3 edition is no different than other versions. Zombie mode is back, and is now larger and more complex (also in terms of story) than before. Multiplayer resembles what we know from Advanced Warfare.

Gameplay

Gameplay is very dynamic and super-fast, thanks to endless sprinting and power slides. What is more, players can fight not only on dry land, but also under water. The developers offered ten character classes, each one with a unique special ability (which can be used when the energy bar is full) and dedicated weapons. Some of the available types of soldiers are: Ruin – able to increase his speed for a short time, Seraph – who can activate a significant scoring bonus, or Outrider – who reveals nearby enemies and sees through walls.

Moreover, there is weapon modification system called Gunsmith. It lets you pick up any firearm and turn it into your own unique killing tool, which can also be repainted using in-game editor.

Technology

Call of Duty: Black Ops III graphics shows off more or less similar quality level as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare did, however, the developers took care for some improvements, including better textures.

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III | XBOX 360

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Beenox Inc. | game developer

Activision Blizzard | publisher   Official website

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

game language:
English

06 November 2015 | Worldwide

06 November 2015 | Europe PAL

06 November 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 4.4 / 10 calculated out of 162 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 77 players' votes.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is another installment in one of the most renowned and popular video game series in history. Its consecutive parts, released year over year, draw millions of fans of shooters to TV screens and monitors, where they take part in action-packed single player campaigns and skill-based multiplayer. Black Ops III is the third part in a subseries developed by Treyarch Studio.

Story

The game invites us into a world of future, a few decades after the events in Black Ops II. The world plunged into chaos resulting from a political crisis, natural supplies running low, and dynamic technological progress that led to multiple conflicts. This is a background for exciting multiplayer experience the franchise is famous for. Because the game is set in the future, it draws much inspiration from the previous installment, Call of Duty - Advanced Warfare. Soldiers can make use body augmentations that allow them e.g. to turn their arm into a rifle, jump higher than a normal man, or run across walls like in Titanfall.

Game modes

However, unlike all previous installments in the series, Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is deprived of single player campaign. This game mode, which normally allows for cooperation of four players and a greater measure of non-linearity than before, was tailor-made for PC and the eight generation consoles. The developers explained that it was impossible to implement the campaign in its existing form on older platforms without compromising its quality. They also reasoned that this mode has always had relatively low popularity in comparison with multiplayer.

As for the online experience, Xbox 360 edition is no different than other versions. Zombie mode is back, and is now larger and more complex (also in terms of story) than before. Multiplayer resembles what we know from Advanced Warfare.

Gameplay

Gameplay is very dynamic and super-fast, thanks to endless sprinting and power slides. What is more, players can fight not only on dry land, but also under water. The developers offered ten character classes, each one with a unique special ability (which can be used when the energy bar is full) and dedicated weapons. Some of the available types of soldiers are: Ruin – able to increase his speed for a short time, Seraph – who can activate a significant scoring bonus, or Outrider – who reveals nearby enemies and sees through walls.

Moreover, there is weapon modification system called Gunsmith. It lets you pick up any firearm and turn it into your own unique killing tool, which can also be repainted using in-game editor.

Technology

Call of Duty: Black Ops III graphics shows off more or less similar quality level as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare did, however, the developers took care for some improvements, including better textures.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PlayStation 4 is another installment in the popular shooter series. Set in the distant future, the game continues the story presented in Black Ops II, albeit this time we are dealing with an even grimmer vision of reality. Studio Treyarch took care of the production.

Story

The story takes the player to the year 2065, 40 years after the drone attack organized by Raul Menendez in the previous part of the series. To prevent a similar situations from ever happening, the world has decided to create a special defense system. Unfortunately, nobody prepared for the other dangers that could lead humanity to the brink of chaos. Climate changes, shrinking resources, and an ideological conflict regarding genetic modifications and implants had divided the society and became a reason for increasingly bloodier wars.

The situation slowly begins to spiral out of control, as some previously undisclosed military projects come to light, and we also need to keep in mind the increasing consciousness of machines, which complicates everything. Nevertheless, even the technologies available to the army are nothing compared to the so-called NDI, which is a gigantic mental network to which all members of the Black Ops special forces are connected. It allows the commandos to accomplish even the most difficult of tasks and provides them with a virtually superhuman coordination.

At the beginning of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, one of the teams is sent on a mission only to suddenly abandon it for no obvious reasons. A moments later, HQ witnesses the biggest leak of secret government data it has ever seen. Nobody knows what really happened – the player's task is to find the missing unit and get to the heart of the matter.

Game modes

The campaign, in which we learn the rest of the story, is available in single player as well as in co-op mode for up to four players. An interesting option was also provided in the form of playing together on one screen. Unlike the previous parts of the series, the story campaign in Black Ops III has a more open map structure, and the missions begin in a special lobby. In the so-called bunker players can prepare for the assignment, select equipment, spend points on skills or read previously acquired notes.

Considerable changes have also been implemented in the multiplayer mode. Players were given the opportunity to take control of one of nine specialists, each with their own unique weapons and an additional special skill. Equally important is the additional option of running up walls and shooting underwater, thanks to which the maps, despite their small size, gain some additional depth. The gameplay is very dynamic, and the several extra moves that can be performed, thanks to the engines mounted on the soldier’s back, add to the game's fast and chaotic pace. The same applies to the cooperative zombie mode that returned to the series.

Technology

In terms of graphics, Call of Duty: Black Ops III for PlayStation 4 looks very well, but it doesn’t differ too much in comparison to the previous installments in the series. Character animations are fluid, the cutscenes cinematic, and there is no shortage of spectacular scenes during both the campaign and multiplayer mode.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III origins - recap

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 12 February 2015

The guide to Call of Duty: Black Ops III is, most of all, a comprehensive walkthrough for the game. Each mission has been described in such way that no player should have trouble with completing it.

E3 2015: Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Multiplayer and Co-op Trailer

News 16 June 2015 15:18

Post-launch add-ons for Call of Duty: Black Ops III will first appear on PlayStation consoles. Sony has entered into an agreement with Activision to temporarily bring CoD DLCs exclusively to their platform, as it used to do with Microsoft.