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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Call of Duty on present gen consoles

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    Water
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer review

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    SadSax
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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the Better Call of Dutys

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    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!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better Than I Expected.

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    Acadius
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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better as of late.

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    Erik
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    SFCMa7
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    Over all I am very happy with this game and there is a lot to have fun with while playing. The graphics are great, I like the story line in campaign mode and the 'Nightmares' adds a new twist to the game. The part that I don't like as much is the multiplayer portion. The game play itself is great and the graphics are amazing. The part I don't like is player development. I thought the way 'Advanced Warfare' handled character development was much better. You are stuck with a preset group of characters that you have to use. They come with their own abilities and you cannot mix and match. I do like some of the weapons you get to use like the 'War Machine' but so far there is only one character that can use this weapon. Over all I would like to have more choices the way you had with 'Advanced Warfare'. I also was not a big fan of the Zombie mode like I was with 'Advanced Warfare'. I never cared for having to rebuild barriers in the other 'Black Ops' Zombies and I had hoped they would not bring it back with this one. Now this review could change as I increase my online levels and open up more of the game, but at this moment this is what I think.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Modernized Combat Formula?

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    MichaelGTDriver
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    Black Ops 3 comprises a lot of, well, stuff — some of it strong, some not so much. Its campaign mode feels like a push in all the wrong directions, trying to shoehorn in things like cooperative play and new abilities without really knowing how they fit with its core gameplay. The same goes for the story, which wants to be edgy and weird but winds up disjointed. Multiplayer certainly fares better, and the well-loved Zombies mode seems to get all the creativity and excitement. There’s just not much here that changes things for the better or moves Call of Duty forward as a series, and that’s especially egregious when Black Ops 2 was so inventive with ways to push the envelope while maintaining its essential Call of Duty-ness. There are fun ideas in Black Ops 3, but more stuff doesn’t necessarily mean a better package. With Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the distinction between quantity and quality is lost. Highs Multiplayer has a new flavor Zombie mode sets a great mood Plenty of ways to play and things to try Lows Confusing cooperative mode Disjointed plot doesn’t make much sense

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice New Entry in the CoD Catalog

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    I have enjoyed the campaign mode and, especially, the zombie modes. I was a bit disappointed that you had to purchase the Season Pass to obtain the primary zombie map I was interested in playing. From all the information I had read prior to purchase, I expected "The Giant" (Der Riese from CoD: Word @ War) to be included. I ended up purchasing the Awakening DLC add-on only to find out it was not included with that either. So, I then purchased the Season Pass (which included the Awakening DLC and those that are forthcoming). In the end, I paid twice for Awakening, but I was happy once I got to play "The Giant" zombie map having been quite a fan of the CoD:W@W version on PS3. My advice to anyone buying this title would be to read all the product information very carefully and to be sure you are getting what you expect before you buy any of the add-ons. If, however, you just want to get into the newest CoD adventure and aren't as motivated by zombie map add-ons, go for it, you won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game overall.

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    JoshyD
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    This game is no masterpiece by any means but it is a solid package of entertainment for 60 bucks. Whether you love Call of Duty or hate it, this has been a definite improvement over other installments. Treyarch knows what fans want and they delivered practically 5-6 games in ONE here. There's a solid campaign with co-op AND local split-screen co-op. (which is rare these days, sadly) A multiplayer mode that is just as good or better than the previous Black Ops games with wall running parkour craziness. Yet ANOTHER friggin' zombies (come up with something else for once) mode filled with celebrities that is actually pretty decent. Dead Ops Arcade returns in this game as well for those of you who remember the top down directional shooter game from the very first Black Ops. This one's hidden in the campaign mode. There's even a couple of bonus modes such as a survival mode built in to the campaign and a free-run obstacle course mode as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Welcomed return to the "real" zombies mode

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    RynoVX
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    The main reason I purchased this game was for the infamous Zombies mode. Sure, I will play the story, and multiplayer, but the Zombies Mode is the most fun, exciting part of the game. The story takes place in a more believable future than Advanced Warfare. Laser weapons are no longer used, but replaced with standard ballistics and modified weapons. The key change, however, is the use of a neural interface system that allows the person to interact with a personal, cyber computer, as well as giving additional physical and mental perks The largest factor being that the person has powers that range from nanobots that try to ignite the enemy on fire, to creating confusion amongst the drones. While the story line is decent, the meat of any Call of Duty is the multiplayer. I have not played much of it, yet, thanks to Fallout 4, but it is more rewarding and fun than the previous iterations. It is unfortunately, that it is the last COD:BO for the creative director of the game, at Treyarch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great FPS to pick up and go

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    KarasLegion
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    So, I'm not even an FPS guy. I mostly only ever played 007 games until I picked up Destiny on the PS4, and fell in love with it. Granted Destiny is totally different from typical FPS, but if I hadn't played it I wouldn't have picked up Black Ops 3 when my brother and sister insisted that I play with them. Black Ops 3 isn't the greatest game imo, but I'm an RPG guy. It's still a load of fun, and there's so much you can unlock. Plus it's really fun and quick to just start up a game, kick some butt (or get your butt kicked), and then go and do w/e busy work you have to do. That's the great thing about this game, for the average player, it's quick to pick up for 30 minutes, and then go back to your w/e life demands of you. If you love shooting people, but with the latest addition of practically being able to fly around a battle field (temporary thrusters for higher jumps), sliding around corners, and wall running, you should definitely pick this game up and give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alive and Kicking

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    NESGUY94
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    Even 3 years after launch Black Ops 3 has a large following and active community. Timed events and exclusive maps still appear most weekends alongside the standard double EXP and cryptokeys. Let's be honest; you're buying this game for the online experience but it's hard to overlook one of the most uninspired campaigns in recent memory. It wouldn't surprise me if reception of BO3's campaign played a major role in BO4's lack of single-player campaign. Gameplay is at its best here. The fast-paced action feels right to me as someone who grew up with Doom, Quake and Unreal Tournament. The maps are as good as ever as is expected with a Treyarch release. It's truly not surprising that this game still has such a following even though the series has two more recent entries under its belt.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Zombies is cool and fun

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    Skyrik
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    So my fiance and I got this because of the zombie mode. It is one of the only games/modes that actually allows 4-player split screen on this gen of systems. I don't regret this purchase one bit. The zombies are fun to fight and its hard to win (we like this by the way). The level provided on the disk is huge and we have barely scratched the surface of explore-able areas. In addition to the zombies, there is also a kinda 'meh' campaign mode that seems to be similar to other COD games in general plot. The multiplayer isn't too bad, but we don't usually spend much time on it. The nightmare mode is interesting, playing through the campaign areas but with zombies as the badies instead of people is cool and fun, but the levels are long so we don't do this one much. All in all the zombie mode is the best from this game, and while I paid full release price I would suggest a little less than that if all you want is the zombie mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Polishing the gold...

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    fearless1978
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    What can I say; it's Call of Duty-time again and this game while not groundbreaking is enough to keep the fanboys engaged and singing the CoD-praise song for another year. The story is never a high-point but the gameplay is straight out of last year's SledgeHammer games playbook from 'Advanced Warfare'. They've even thrown in Titanfall's wall run for good measure! Multiplayer is just as addictive as it's always been since the original Modern Warfare and though this all could've been an expansion pack... we get to pay another $60 bucks (plus $50 for season pass) because Activision made it so. I can't complain though, I picked up my copy of release day like we all did so what's that say about me?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than Advanced Warfare

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    A new COD comes out every year and not every game is worth the $60 price tag. Last years Advanced Warfare introduced a new movement system to the franchise which completely changed the feel of the COD multiplayer. BO3 improves on this system and it feels much smoother than last years COD. It also brings back the Black Op custom class 10 point system from previous BO games which allows a great deal of personalization to fit your play style. They add to this personalization by adding different characters to play as in multiplayer which all have unique abilities to bring to the battlefield. The campaign is pretty cliche as expected from a COD game. However if you're mainly looking for a great multiplayer experience this one definitely comes out on top when compared to previous entries. If you're looking for a revolutionized multiplayer experience...this game isn't for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gameplay is smooth and mostly fun

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    hoeffy08
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    After the debacle of the launch weekend, where the servers couldn't get my whole party in a match to save our lives, and even the story mode was causing the game to crash, they've since ironed out the wrinkles it seems. Match making has been smooth and I very rarely see players who are glitching. It would be nice to get match making that paired teams more fairly, but you win some you lose some. The Specialist classes are a nice addition to the game. They give a nice variation to your abilities, while not having too big of an impact on the outcome of the game. The movement is much improved from Advanced Warfare. They simplified the boosting and it's much more fluid. I just wish I could slide and go into a prone position instead of kneeling. If you get in a good lobby, you'll have a good time. If not, you'll have a 0.3 KD and want to quit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best current gen COD

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    Truelement78
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    Disclaimer I did not purchase COD Ghosts, but purchased Advanced Warfare. Seeing the changes they had last year, that brought it more inline with the Titanfall series I was thrilled. The game was good, but the movement mechanics were not as fleshed out as they could be. This year the movement is much more fluid. The fact that you can now defend yourself no matter if you're walking or sprinting makes the game feel more futuristic. Maps are large, but not as large as they appear or could be. Invisible walls distract from some of the game, especially in multiplayer. There were numerous times that I appeared to be able to reach areas with my thruster ability only to fall flat. Sound is spectacular! *turtle beach user* Graphics are very detailed. Love the return of gore!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Times change and so do games

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    FifthSenechaux
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    Reading many reviews before purchasing this next title made me a bit weary. Many people were complaining the game was too different because it has strayed pretty far from the original idea of real war. The call of duty franchise has been around for quite a while, times change and with that so does gaming. Although there is less of an actual warlike feel to this title it still delivers a great campaign mode and multiplayer as well. I don't regret buying it after all and is consistently the game i turn my ps4 on for (just got it for xmas). So all in all not like the rest but definitely still playable if you like change and are okay with some futuristic gameplay with this genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    everything new is old again

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    ernster
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    i guess the crux of any call of duty review is whether you like to play twitch style shooters. if you like to set up long distance sniping and ambushes over vast fields, you would probably be better off with the battlefield series. they've added in some perks over the previous black ops like wall walking, thrust assisted jumping, and specialists who have weapons that could be classified as noob enhancements. the single player is decent, but the storyline just goes off the rails like every cod game after modern warfare has gone. if you plan on being online, expect the same lag, the same campers, and the same cheap shots that are in every iteration of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but could be better.

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    Aaron
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    The campaign is decent, the graphics are solid. What this game really lacks is what the old call of duty games had which is a tactical combat environment capable of allowing multiple styles of gameplay (aka long distance, short and medium)...this game is the ADHD branch of shooters, very fast paced, not very tactical and requires about 0 attention span because if you evade a gun fight, you can just sprint around the corner and begin a new one. I prefer Battlefield to this game 9 times out of 10, but sometimes you just want to play a cracked out shooter with super-fast combat. It's good at that, but don't expect a military-accurate experience by any means,

    I would recommend this to a friend