Call of Duty: Black Ops III - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 6627106
  • Release Date: 11/06/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Drug reference, Intense violence, Strong language
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What's Included


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4925 out of 5199)

Product Details


  • Developer: Treyarch
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 11/06/2015

Synopsis


Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the ultimate 3-games-in-1 experience. In Campaign mode, you must navigate the hot spots of a new Cold War to find your missing brothers. Players can play the campaign cooperatively or solo and are now always connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. Multiplayer features a new momentum-based chained movement system, allowing players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse, using controlled thrust jumps, slides, and mantling. Black Ops III multiplayer also introduces the new Specialist character system, which allows players to master 9 characters' battle-hardened weapons and abilities through a challenge-based unlock progression system. No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies offering. "Shadows of Evil" has its own distinct storyline right out of the box, set in the fictional 1940s Morg City, where four particularly troubled individuals — the femme fatale, the magician, the detective, and the boxer — star in this film-noir inspired horror story.

Features


A CALL OF DUTY CAMPAIGN UNLIKE ANYTHING BEFORE IT:

Co-Op Campaign:

Treyarch elevates the Call of Duty social gaming experience by delivering a campaign with the ability to play cooperatively with up to four players online

Using the same battle-tested network infrastructure and social systems that support its world-class Multiplayer and Zombies game modes.

Cinematic Arena-Style Play:

Designed for co-op and re-playability, players encounter all the epic cinematic gameplay moments Call of Duty is known for delivering

As well as new open-area arena-style gameplay elements designed to allow players to approach the game with a different strategy each time they play.

Character Progression:

And now, every player is completely customizable:

From weapons and loadouts, to abilities and outfits, all with full progression systems and a personalized armory to show off accomplishments, providing a constantly-evolving campaign experience.

PREPARE FOR A LEVELED-UP MULTIPLAYER:

New Movement System:

With Black Ops III, Treyarch premieres a new momentum-based chained-movement system, allowing players to fluidly move through the environment with finesse

Using controlled thrust jumps, slides, and mantling abilities in a multitude of combinations, all while maintaining complete control over your weapon at all times.

Tailored Map Design:

Maps are designed from the ground-up for the new movement system, allowing players to be successful with traditional movement, as well as advanced tactics and maneuvers.

Specialist Characters: Black Ops III multiplayer also introduces the new Specialist character system, which allows players to rank up and master each specific character's battle-hardened capabilities and weapons.

With this addition to Traditional and Weapons XP progressions systems, Black Ops III multiplayer gives players three different ways to rank up.

FIGHT THE UNDEAD IN AN ALL-NEW HORROR STORY:

All-New Narrative:

No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies offering – a full-game experience with its own distinct storyline right out of the box.

XP Progression System:

Black Ops III Zombies is the most immersive and ambitious Call of Duty Zombies to date

With a full XP-based progression system for players that adds depth and re-playability to the engaging gameplay Zombies fans have come to expect.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III — Zombies Shadows of Evil Prologue

Shadows of Evil introduces four unwitting characters who must uncover the secrets and challenges laid out for them by a shadowy figure, who offers them a path to redemption.

Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman star in "Shadows of Evil," a new survival co-op experience only available in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Unravel the secrets and explore a massive 1940s, film noir-inspired world in the deepest Zombies experience to date.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – "THE GIANT" Zombies Bonus Map Gameplay

"THE GIANT" Bonus Map picks up the Zombies story where Origins left off.

Re-live the chaos of Treyarch's classic "Der Riese" Zombies map with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo and Richthofen. Set in a World War II-era research facility, complete with the weapon-upgrading Pack-a-Punch Machine, Teleporters, and Hellhounds.

PRE-ORDER AND GET THE
NUK3TOWN BONUS MAP
ON PS4, XBOX ONE AND PC*

Set in 2065, this fan favorite map from Black Ops has returned in a big way.

NUK3TOWN has been re-designed from the ground up to highlight Treyarch's new momentum-based, chained-movement system, allowing players to battle in this adrenaline-charged multiplayer map.

Players will experience a new take on this classic run-and-gun, close-quarters map. Escape a harsh reality and enjoy this virtual neighborhood of the future.

Players who pre-order will receive the NUK3TOWN Bonus Map*, available on PS4, Xbox One and PC via in-box redemption code.

*NUK3TOWN DLC Bonus Map not offered on Xbox 360 or PS3. Actual platform availability subject to change. Limited time only, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.



Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Call of Duty on present gen consoles

    Posted
    Water
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start this review by saying that I'm a seasoned Call of Duty vet who spent most of his adolescent years One Man Army noob-tubing in Modern Warfare 2. I've been there in the good times (Black Ops) and the bad (Ghosts and Advanced Warfare). Heres what I think of Black Ops 3: Pros: -Playing the campaign with friends is a lot of fun. This is the first time a Call of Duty has ever truly had a co-op option, and there's a decent amount of customization options to fit your playing style. -The multiplayer is actually FUN again. This is the best we've seen so far of the Pick 10 class system, and the wildcards are actually useful. The guns are good for the most part, and as far as I can tell from almost a week of playing, there isn't one go-to gun that dominates. -The scorestreaks are the best they've been since the killstreak days and all of them have counters. -The maps are good for the most part, but there's really not one map I can point to and say that it's my favorite (besides nuk3town of course). -They actually found a way to incorporate the supply drop system from Advanced Warfare without it being completely annoying, although it is still kind of annoying (more on this later). -Zombies mode has more customization options than ever. You can now customize how your guns will look in game, and the leveling system gives us yet another incentive to kill these undead beasts. -The frame rate is smooth and the colors are vibrant (at least for the PS4), way better than Ghosts and AW, which both looked whitewashed in my opinion. -The gun customization options are loads of fun. You can now create your own camo or add to one that already exists, which I find as a great outlet for players to be creative. Cons: -The campaign dialogue is the worst we've seen yet. Quite honestly the game sounds like it was made for 12 year olds. The corny jokes and juvenile subtleties make this game's dialogue almost impossible to listen to without cringing. -The spawns are still Call of Duty spawns. I know us fans are still hoping for that miracle CoD to come along and have perfect spawn points, but the odds of that happening are becoming less and less likely. I've been spawn trapped and killed within 3 seconds of my spawn far too many times for my liking. -Grenades are WAY too powerful. Not only lethal, which we've seen in other Trayarch games, but tactical as well. Tactical Mask and Flak Jacket are a must. -Another installment of Zombies in which the developers are trying way too hard to make it complicated. Build this, activate that. I, for one, play Zombies mode to kill zombies and have fun with friends, not worry about ridiculous riddles you have to solve to activate perk machines. And one more thing, can they PLEASE just put the pack-a-punch machine back on the map? I'm tired of looking for parts to put it together. -Last but not least, they completely stripped your character customization options to a bare minimum. You can change the gear your individual specialist is wearing but you cannot create your own character or change the appearance of the default characters. The emblem creation system is the worst it's ever been, as there's now a large chunk of symbols you have to get in supply drops (-_-) to unlock. Besides the fore mentioned gun customization, the options just don't meet my standards. All in all, the latest installment of Call of Duty is indeed fun to play, but it's not without its annoyances, something Call of Duty as a whole simply can't seem to rid itself of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    "COD: Black Ops III" biggest disappointment yet.

    Posted
    SpaceWaste619
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I pre ordered the game before previews were really released. I did so thinking it was going to be another awesome black ops game, i had no idea it was going to be another futuristic robot mind hacking game. Its basically a rushed updated modern warfare. Theres more cons than pros with this game for me. I found myself wanting to sell the game and stick with "Ghosts". likes: that i can skip through most of the cut scene junk, MOST. That they used my name in the game The partner actually helps in battle unlike the useless one in COD MW The pointless actions have almost all been taken out. Again, almost all, but its a huge deal for me. I find them extremely annoying in a first person shooter. Dis likes : I live in a rural mountain comunity where internet speed is slow at best. On the box of COD BO3 it says internet not needed for game play. Well what it didnt say is that i do need the net if i want to play anything other than zombies. When i first put the disc in the only thing available was the zombies (which i hate) for playing. I had to download Campaign and the other stuff from the net. So immediately i was regretting the buy. Had they told me that in the first place it would have never gone home with me. A little one sided when the difficulty is on vet or realistic. If u die in one shot so should the enemy, especially when shot in the head. The whole future, robots, wall running, cyebernetic controls is not what i wanted in a black ops game. It should have been named "black ops 3030" in multi player, the game modes are terrible, the number of games has been cut in half. Each time you change game modes you have to re edit the game settings, no recent game modes or "my" game modes like with cod ghosts. It boasted about the character being fully customizable, once again cod ghosts has more of a customizable character and selections to choose from. The specialist are joke enough to fit the rest of the game, including their special weapon. Small amount of maps to choose from with out being connected to a network. Theres other stuff like game play errors. Invisible walls galore, stuck glitches, computer enemies just standing there. It seems like they rushed. It felt more like i was playing a terminator game ( including the sound effects and music) rather than a black ops game. By far, the best part of the game were the WWII flash backs, except that the enemies floated to space when killed. It follows the story but still. I want a realistic vietnam, wwII or even current affair shooter. Not a zombie robot future that will never happen in my lifetime shooter. Final words, i wasted my money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worst Far Cry I have played

    Posted
    Phrobias
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'll start off by saying that I am a Far Cry series fan. I loved them, with Far Cry 4 one of my favorite games of all time. I completed the game three separate times, with the last play thru ending with 100% completion of the game and all of its collections, etc... So, I am very experienced with the Far Cry series and all of their progression throughout the years. What they did with Primal, is take away all the best parts of the Far Cry series and make it repetitive. You can no longer fly, drive, or shoot all the fun variety of weapons. Even the sneak system is not as well done. The weapons are just plain awful. Even after upgrading them all the way, and upgrading your skills all the way as well, they still suck. However, even with poor weapons, I can manage to complete the missions. Although, the missions are another story. I love taking over the enemy camps, just as I loved it in the previous games. It is very similar and still fun trying to find out a method to kill all the enemies and remain undetected. Calling in animals or riding a wooly mammoth is also fun. But, then, as soon as you take over a camp, you have a tribe mission that needs your help. Every time! There are WAY TOO MANY of these quests where your tribe members need help. You just start skipping them or you will never get any of the main quest completed. Also, the wild animals are ridiculous. ANY traveling of more than around 90 steps will lead to you encountering wild animals and having to fight through them or run around them. You will kill HUNDREDS of wild animals. This happens over and over and over and over and over. Extremely boring and repetitive. The collections needed to improve equipment or your village is straight forward and adds some gameplay value and fun but you will be done with all of it fairly quickly. Look, around 80% of this game is a complete grind of sub-missions. Where you perform the same missions over and over again. The main story line is only around 20% of the game. The main story line is good, but too short. Once the story quests are completed it is boring. I suggest go getting Far Cry 4 and skipping this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting but regressing

    Posted
    JaeQ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The games takes a very different approach then all other COD's ever made. Eliminating EXO suits and the abilities to strafe, however they kept momentary boosting. And its quite interesting with the new guns and accessories. Heck they even added score streaks and other options that made fans very happy from previous COD's. Unfortunately the game takes a sort of "arcade" turn, well at least it looks that way. The sensitivity is very stiff and non-reflexive, the sound effects sound weak and dull and the launching of grenade distances are substantially shorter by a great deal. However, the addition to swimming underwater while being able to shoot and wall running, is a twist that makes things a little different and we like different; to an extent. The only downfall to that, is exactly what I said earlier...arcade style look. It's certainly not traditional COD and perhaps relative to AW style but altered in a different fashion. There's definitely some really cool looks about it and options but the in-game feel isn't the same. I'll give it this much, the camping seems to have been cut down by a lot based on the map designs. So overall, I think COD is taking a step back rather then forward, by simply taking AW style play and redesigning it with less combat feel and more arcade feel even though it brought back Nuketown and other fan favorite options. I'll recommend it, but I'm not saying pass up the game you want first or even second to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer review

    Posted
    SadSax
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This game has three parts, three separate games actually: multiplayer, campaign, and zombies. This review is for the multiplayer portion of the game because that is what I bought the game to play. The rating is only for that part of the game. Multiplayer is you and 5 of your closest randomly-assigned noob-scrub friends against 6 experienced and skilled opponents. The game begins with you appearing on a map and being instantly killed by an opponent who somehow got there and into position well before you arrived. You resurrect directly in their line of fire and immediately die again. This process repeats until the game eventually ends with your team losing. During the milliseconds between your deaths, you'll catch glimpses of the rest of your team huddled in the corner on the opposite side of the map. Then BAM! Your dead again. For more fun you can buy the advanced or collectors editions of the game, which lets your corpse drop a better weapon and allows you to be buried in exclusive clothing. Highly recommended to all gamers who enjoy viewing clips of other players killing them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the Better Call of Dutys

    Posted
    AverageConsumer
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was kinda sceptical about getting this Call of Duty, but ended up getting it with my cousin. This game has a lot of content for a first person shooter. It has a story mode of course, but they finally decided to bring cooperative story mode back. There is also a realistic mode for it where you die with one shot if you are looking for a challenge. There's also a nightmare mode unlocked later on that makes the enemies in the story mode to zombies. Speaking of which, the zombie mode of this game is amazing. It's very challenging like always, but it is the most diverse zombie map so far. There are many Easter eggs to be done in there as well. Now for the multiplayer. Its decent enough to play for hours. There doesn't seem to be balancing issues as much as the other games, and the introduction to specialists classes make it more versatile. Most of the game types are the same as last year and there's a mode for everyone to play both objective based and killcount. Treyarch tends to keep up with their community and release game updates from time to time so if you're worried about that, they tend to care. Overall this game was worth my money. Would recommend this to anyone that likes twitch shooters that make you feel like a one man army. Have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better Than I Expected.

    Posted
    Acadius
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've been playing the COD franchise since Modern Warfare and enjoyed them all up until Ghosts for various reasons. Then I got into Advanced Warfare and felt ok about it but wasn't compelled to play it as much as I would play the previous installments. I was ready to skip Black Ops 3 since I felt I was suffering from COD fatigue but it was on release night that I pulled the trigger and decided I would get it just for the story and then play a little of the online to see if it was improved from the beta that was just a couple of months prior. Let me say that I am addicted to the game for the online features which surprised me. Sure, it's set in the future but it's not overwhelming with constant jumping around that Advanced Warfare had. It's always a 'guns up' moment. I know that I am one of the few that play stories in Call Of Duty and usually I've enjoyed the Black Ops plots but with the third one, I am about half way through and just don't care about completing it because it's just all over the place with a Terminator meets Matrix vibe. As I said, the online feature is solid and I haven't played this much since Modern Warfare 2 and 3. I think you will be pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better as of late.

    Posted
    Erik
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Over the last three titles in the series(Ghosts/Advance Warfare/BO3) this one blows them out of the water. This game makes better use of jetpack/jumping features unlike what AW did in their game. This game comes with something new this time around call "specialist" each with their own unique weapon/skill. Nothing is too over powering, and they have done a far better job at balancing the weapons so we don't just have a 2 weapon setup like previous years. The amount of calling cards, emblems, weapon camos, specialist camos you can earn is a amazing enough it makes you come back and play more just to earn and show them off. Now if you bought this game for the SP...WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? lol. All kidding aside the Call of Duty SP is trying to beef itself up ever since they went to this 3 year cycle and you can tell they are trying harder but still misses the mark this time. While it can be enjoyable and fun, the story is just off, un-interesting and down right confusing at times lol. Zombies is back and better then ever! With different bosses, new weapons, and all new cast and maps! If you like zombies before you will not be disappointed with this one bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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