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Score Breakdown Based on 22850 ratings
  1. 10 (6921)
  2. 9 (7421)
  3. 8 (3739)
  4. 7 (1588)
  5. 6 (672)
  6. 5 (553)
  7. 4 (272)
  8. 3 (213)
  9. 2 (267)
  10. 1 (1204)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.5

    Review from a competitive COD player since 2003..

    Single player: The story is one of the best in the series, and the series has been known for a cinematic single player campaign of "holy s*!t" moments. However, Treyarch tries a little too hard with the cinematics whi... Read Full Review

    53 of 60 users found the following review helpful

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What Gamespot Users have to say about Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Review Score:2

    ModTools?

    Multiplayer is very bad, there is lots of laggy servers and the issue with that is not fixed. You cant fully enjoy playing with your friends. Single player is action packed and the graphics looks very nice. One thing tha... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    While the core gameplay remains same as COD:MW2, new game modes and killstreak rewards spices things up... a little.

    When Modern Warfare 2 came out two years ago, it was undoubtedly the best first person shooter. Infinity Ward made an excellent campaign mode, added a spec op mode for co-op, threw in a much better graphic engine, and am... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Classification says it all: broken. COMPLETELY UNPLAYABLE!

    Initial note for some console fanboys who know nothing about technology: this game is *based* on a 15-year-old engine, and covers technology relevant for 2005-2006. Not being able to run on a high-end 2010 PC is an obvio... Read Full Review

    20 of 49 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    If the lag issues are fixed, this will probably be the best COD to date.

    Disclaimer: Read the ENTIRE review before you assume I am a fanboy or otherwise. I was hugely disappointed with MW2 on the PC (my gamespot PC review can prove this), but this really seems to have a lot more potential if ... Read Full Review

    10 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    A step back from Modern Warfare 2

    I really liked Modern Warfare 2. I didn't love it due to some of the griefing and other gameplay issues, but overall it was a solid game. Unfortunately Black Ops seems to be a step backwards for me. The multiplayer ch... Read Full Review

    9 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    A good game, but no where near as polished and well done as the 2 previous Infinity Ward incarnations.

    Shame really, I found the game extremely easy on hardened setting, I didnt die once until reaching the section after destroying the rocket and looking for the Nazi scientists. It is still a good fun game to play, and ... Read Full Review

    5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    Another Bland Call of Duty

    I really only have a little to say about the game since it really doesn't offer much. The campaign is ridiculously short and again indicative of the laziness of devs to put in a serious single player campaign. Everythi... Read Full Review

    25 of 32 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Impressive...

    Well I'm just watching around on the other reviews. What have you guys been smoking ?? Graphics: Well there is nothing wrong with them, but the requirements are too High Single-Player: Best in the... Read Full Review

    2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2

    Maybe good when Treyarch patches it

    The games can't be enjoyed with the amount of bugs left in it. Treyarch better stop rolling around their office floor and wipe the bills off their faces, and get a patch out quickly. I like how the story un-folds but l... Read Full Review

    12 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    The Call O Duty franchise steps up and gets it's dignity back. The question is - will it remain that way?

    Treyarch. Infinity Ward. Where to start? Treyarch is the developer team that made World At War (In the second gen. franchise anyway), and Infinity is the developer team that made Pretty much everything else Treyarch didn... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful