Call of Duty: Black Ops with First Strike Content Pack - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 2833059
  • Release Date: 06/28/2011
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (159 out of 167)

Product Details


  • Developer: Treyarch
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Release Date: 06/28/2011
  • Game Franchise: Call of Duty

Synopsis


You've received your assignment, hustled into a helicopter and skillfully maneuvered into the murky abyss of a mysterious land — with one deadly mission on your mind. You slip and sneak through dangerous territory. You spot an enemy in the distance and raise your rifle as you aim with precision. With a nearly silent pop he drops lifelessly from view, as you press on, planting explosives to carve your way through secured fortresses, removing classified information and leaving only a trail of smoke in your wake. Welcome to a new kind of war. Tomorrow, the government will deny that your operation ever occurred. Your location will be obscured. Your alibi will be written. The war will be erased from history. But today, you bask in the glory of a perfect kill.

Venture into five diverse maps that span the globe, including four multiplayer maps and a new zombie experience with the exclusive First Strike Content Pack. From the close-quarters combat of the Berlin Wall map to a trap-filled, Cold War era cosmodrome full of perk-stealing zombie monkeys and Soviet zombies, this First Strike Content Pack adds exciting, all-new gameplay to Call of Duty: Black Ops. Descend into the explosive combat with force and all-new technologies to destroy the enemy, including new Killstreaks like Napalm Strikes, a remote-controlled explosive device and controllable helicopters. A deadlier mission than ever requires the most intensive Combat Training yet — hone your tactics offline against A.I. bots in both Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch modes and earn COD Points to purchase equipment, attachments, perks and new customization options. Further test your nerves and weapon skills in point-gambling Wager Matches, and celebrate each epic kill in Theater Mode. You are being summoned — do you have the courage to answer a grave new Call of Duty?

Features


For a Limited Time Only, Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops and Get The First Strike Content Pack Free. $15 Value

First Strike Content Pack

includes four exclusive multiplayer maps and one new zombie experience

Fight with players on both sides of Cold War Berlin in the Berlin Wall map

Stadium map offers fast-paced, close-quarters combat within a sports complex

Explore an abandoned German outpost along the coast of Antarctica in the Discovery map

Battle against other players on the tiered levels of high rises and rooftops of Kowloon City, Hong Kong in the Kowloon map

Battle hordes of vicious, perk-stealing zombie monkeys, flesh-eating Soviet zombies and more in the trap-filled, Cold War era cosmodrome in the Ascension Zombie experience

COD

Purchase the equipment, attachments, perks and new customization options you need to complete your missions — when you need them — by earning in-game Points

Decimate each enemy with deadly precision using new Killstreaks such as Napalm Strikes, a remote-controlled explosive device and controllable helicopters

COD

Dare to put your Points on the line and vie to top the leaderboards in all-new Wager Matches that test your nerves and weapon skills

Prepare for covert warfare with customizable face paints, gun camos and equipment options

Show off your most epic kills and favorite moments from multiplayer, and show the world what you're made of using an all-new Theater mode that lets you edit and upload your gameplay videos for all to see

Hone your tactics in offline Combat Training modes like Free-For-All and Team Deathmatch, where you'll take on A.I. bots in skill-testing challenges or face off against your friends in online and split-screen battles



Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Treyarch Achieves

    Posted
    ZMerman

    There have been few first person shooters that have been as addicting and enjoyable as Black Ops. When it comes down to the differences in the COD series, look no further than the designer - Trey. vs. IW. WAW and Black Ops have both offered more than MOD1, 2 AND 3. They made the game FUN. As a gamer that grew up playing Goldeneye with my friends, I'm getting to an age now where games don't dominate my life. But I can appreciate a more challenging, fair, and entertaining game. Trey.: ZOMBIES vs. EXTRA MISSIONS - I don't understand IW's fear of them...people buy these games just to kill hoards of them. The extra missions are repetitive and dull. MAPS - Generally focused on a major battle center with multiple surrounding routes for different approaches that can actually be used purposefully. IW maps after MOD 1 lost this focus and design became more sporadic and finely directed. KILLSTREAKS - started very basic with MOD 1, became ridiculous and controlled the game in MOD 2 (killstreak added to next killstreak, let's not even speak of the nuke), became almost irrelevant and unreachable to the average player in MOD 3 (a jugger for how many kills?!). OPS - dogs, napalm, self piloted helicopters, random streaks like death machines and quick fire rocket launchers makes it dynamic and fun to achieve. WEAPONS - Almost all games will have a few guns that are overused and sometimes seemingly unstoppable. Insert 4 letter word for the famas/ak47u. But OPS has a balance that can offset these weapons. Using them too long leads to poor accuracy and almost requires you to use another gun for a while. There are also other weapons that are extremely fun to use (personal favorite SPAS) PERKS - If you're a camper, you're a camper. No game is going to fix that. That being said, Ghost was still dumb. This is probably the only area where MOD 3 has made a noticeable improvement from MOD 2. I also liked having to earn everything. In IW games it comes automatically as you play, little kids can do it and not even notice. BULLET TIME/ DEATH TIME - Give life a chance! IW - by the time you notice you've been shot, you're dead. Not due to accuracy, just overpowered weapons and underpowered health. No time to squeeze around a corner and return fire, no glancing hits. I love using shotguns but in IW games it's extremely difficult. EFFECTS/SOUND - Huge difference. I feel like I'm shooting an air soft gun in the MODs by the sound it makes. Almost no kick. Air strikes sound like splashes, not terrifying or realistic. It's also almost impossible to have a real conversation in MOD 3, don't know what they did to screw that up but the headset worked fine with OPS. PRESTIGE/CUSTOM/THEATER - The constant challenge to prestige and rank up was palpable in OPS, in the MODs it's an afterthought. Everything was customizable in OPS down to your face paint. The theater mode needed to be fixed to cut out the spamming, not eliminated in MOD. Sharing funny/dominant videos that you could edit with friends was great in OPS. Overall, I believe Trey. games like Black Ops are for a slightly more mature audience that values solid game play, use of tactics, effort based rewards and entertainment, excellent map design, and reasonable fairness. Case in point: I went back into MOD2 the other day and found myself in game where little kids were trying to do 360 jump spins and quick scope each other before they landed. It ended a minute later and a half later with a nuke...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    About the worse Call of Duty game

    Posted
    theyoman171994

    The Call of Duty franchise has risen to become about the most popular and financially successful game in entertainment history. With the release of 4 enormously popular games COD:4, COD:WAW, MW2, Black Ops and yet to be release Modern Warfare 3. Each had achieved critical acclaim from many well re-known reviewers and fans alike, but Call of Duty: Black Ops on the other hand, seems to have a dark side to its story. As this point in time, the multiplayer is plagued with players that exploit the game's perks and weapons. The Famas and AK-74u has came to be one of the most over used and over powerful weapons in the game. With unbelievable strength, accuracy and unrivaled weaponry attachments, it makes the game boring and stale as these weapons are over used by the community and the only ones that are ideal as the rest of the weapons become obsolete when compared with these guns. The Perk Ghost and Second Chance has also suffered the same fate as the Famas and AK-74u, as they too had become over used and over powered. Ghost allows the player to be invisible to another player's killstreaks and equipment. As good as this seems it is an annoyance as the majority players use it and "camp" in corners greatly reducing the pace of the game to a very boring experience. Second Chance allows the player to go into the floor and pull out their pistol in a final attempt to get revenge. This perks is extremely broken as when the player going into second chance mode they are basically invincible while the other player is completely at their mercy of their pistols that is unbelievable powerful. And last the not least the lag, which is an everyday occurrence. Players often complain about that they are being killed around corners in a way that it can be almost classified as a "Wanted" movie moment, as bullet seemly fly around corners killing you. The knife is also an enormous issue, its very unpredictable. You knifing somebody is not a guarantee that it will kill them, either because its somehow missed completely or the other person knife its just bigger than yours when both of you knife at the same time. And even in several occasions your knifes aren't registered either. Overall I think Black Ops can be a fun game with the theatre mode, zombies, create an emblem, private matches and fun game modes like Gun Game. But you may soon will find that the troubles are worth more than the actually "fun" as the bads in this game will make this game the most frustrating you will most likely will ever play. This is frustrating game and In my opinion I still prefer to play Modern Warfare 2.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great CoD game!!!

    Posted
    cornjakecake
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After the previous year's controversial MW2 that was also a huge critical and commercial success, Treyarch yet again returned to the trenches, and have brought us a sequel to World at War. 20 years after WWII, well into the 60's with Vietnam being the main focus of this story. How does it fare side by side of the other games? Pretty well, fantastic even! Alex Mason (Sam Wothington, in his best role) is an SAD operative, who is sent to Cuba during the Bay of Pigs invasion to eliminate Castro, only to be captured and turned over to the Soviets. While in the gulag, he meets Reznov (From World at War), stage a stunning prison breakout in order to stop Mason's captor, Dragovich, from releasing a nerve agent developed during WWII called Nova-6. Mason must then travel the world searching for clues to find Nova-6 and stop Dragovich, all the while holding a secret he doesn't know he holds. So the plot borders on the line of realism vs. Hollywood, though it does have several historical figures in the game (The aforementioned Castro, JFK, Nixon and more) but has several situations where it just gets kind of silly, but still very fun to play through and short enough to not lose interest. The graphics are top-notch, the controls are accurate and sharp, sound mix is of course a treat, and also features a first for a CoD game, 3D. The standard way of playing it is terrific, but the 3D adds so much to the gameplay, with the aiming down the sights, debris, and explosions benefitting the 3D presentation immensely. Last, but certainly not least, is the multiplayer. Yet again it does have the standard stuff, but there are some new challenges to complete and of course Zombies return along with arguably the best multiplayer map ever created, Nuketown. These maps, the challenges and dozens of hours playing on Nuketown with local and online support is truly reason enough to buy this game. Sure there are other maps that offer a great time, but Team Deathmatch on Nuketown is the best reason, and for $20, its an absolute must for your shelf.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing New; Nothing Special

    Posted
    VideoGameReviewer

    First off I'd like to remind you that I'm not a fanboy of any game. I like all games and state my own personal opinions. Anyways, Call of Duty: Black Ops seemed like it'd be a blast. But that promise was never made. The campaign was really the only good aspect of the game. It had a fairly decent storyline for a FPS. Zombies wasn't too bad either, but it got old after awhile, even with the map packs. The multiplayer was very disappointing. Compared to the other CoD games, the multiplayer lacked in fun. There wasn't really anything that made me want to come back and play it. It was very repetitive, even with all the game modes. The sound isn't anything special. Explosions sound muffled and fake. All of my friends who have played Black Ops say the guns, more specifically the SMGs, sounds like your hitting a tin can with a butter knife. The graphics are the same old. Nothing special. The other main feature is combat training. In combat training you play against A.I. It's very similar to multiplayer, except that your playing against the computer. The only complaint I have about it is that the A.I. system is just awful. Simply terrible. For example, sometimes you can chase around an A.I. enemy around the map, and he'll never know your there. I'm not saying that this game is the worst game ever made by any means. However, I feel like it lacks the "polish" that the other Call of Duty games had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over hyped game, not worth it.

    Posted
    thedark

    I played the campaign and onlinegames. The campaign game is interesting but at no point did I ever feel it was unbeatable. The enemy AI is average at best. I don't need a campaign game that is unbeatable but it would have been nice if it was a little more challenging. It is not like the game couldn't have been more challenging. I mean there was some intense situations but even the worst situation couldn't be defeated after a couple of tries at the intermediate level. The graphics were okay but not revolutionary. I hated the online play. The battlefiedl terrain had hard boundaries that you quickly discovered. I hated the attack dog option - where attack dogs are unleashed on the battlefield and they can kill you if you don't shoot them. I thought that was pretty unrealistic. I totally hated the online play. Modern Warfare 2 was a much better implementation of online play. I thought the Vietnam war era weapons were interesting but I just never felt comfortable with the game play or the game graphics. If you haven't been sucked into buying this mediocre game yet...do yourself a favor and skip it. It isn't worth the money or your time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I WANT A BLACK OPS 2

    Posted
    GeorgeI

    This game definitely was even better than i had expected. The graphics took a giant leap forward! It was flawless in my eyes! The story was different, original, engrossing, and a great plot twist! I dont know what people were complaining about because this game is incredible. The first contact pack does give the game a bit of a perk with the online gaming and i definitely love the zombie part of the game it is really fun! The game is definitely challenging but i must say after the great campaign I LOVE the online gaming. The level layouts are incredibly great design it wasnt frustrating like Modern Warfare did. Treyarch GIVE US BLACK OPS 2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still my favorite COD

    Posted
    GamerzJ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is still my favorite Call of Duty game to date. The story mode is fun, the maps are excellent and the Zombie mode is the best of any game I've played. Just the Zombie mode is enough to purchase this game, as my friends and I played 4 person co-op for several months just in that mode. The levels got progressively harder, and were balanced out to how many players you had. The weapons and power ups were varied and a lot of fun to try different combinations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great addition to the Call of Duty franchise

    Posted
    GamePlayer123
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Call of Duty: Black Ops takes what was great with Modern Warfare 2 but improves upon it. The story is improved and the graphics are improved for the current offering. The action is very linear though. The story driven game is fun but the best part of any Call of Duty game is the multiplayer modes. There is team deathmatch, domination, headquarters and prestige modes. If you are a Call of Duty fan, then you won't be disappointed with this addition to the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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