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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review | Golden4games

The single-player campaign will feature two connected storylines, one set in the 1970s through 1980s and the other in 2025. The protagonist of Black Ops, Alex Mason returns as the protagonist in the Cold War section, where he will be fighting in proxy wars for the United States in the Cold War. (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9/10

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TheGrimOfDeath  +   1189d ago
Let the games begin......
Jobesy  +   1189d ago
Yup many EA fanboys will be miserable trolls as BO2 starts pulling in 9s +.
kingmushroom  +   1189d ago
Troll tears! Get them while they're fresh! Lol
3GenGames  +   1189d ago
EA fanboys? Just because people speak the truth makes them automatic game AND company fanboys?

xJumpManx  +   1189d ago
EA fanboys and PS3 owners. They both seem to equally get irritated with COD.
ninjagoat  +   1188d ago
Well as long as your not comparing this to bf3 on pc ;).
RSPproductionz  +   1188d ago
I love the way they added in a secret "snake" feature. They knew about this "glitch" on Black Ops but chose to leave it in for the lols.

Treyarc be trolling!

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Awesome_Gamer  +   1188d ago
EA/Battlefield Fanoys?
I hate CoD, Battlefield and MoH, i hate generic multiplayer-based military shooters, all of them.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1188d ago
I don't take allegiance to any game company but I know when I see crap. Not even fresh crap, dried up waiting to turn to dust.
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Tapewurm  +   1188d ago
@xJumpManx .. PS3/Vita owner here....was out at midnight launch with several of my PS3 ONLY having friends and we all love the new CoD.....I am actually very impressed with the Vita version as well.....played it's multiplayer and other modes last night and it is a pleasant surprise. It will probably get blasted for some reason or another by jaded reviewers, but I really enjoyed the 4 or so hours I put in on it last night before I crashed.
Sony360  +   1188d ago
Gamespot gave it an 8, but hurray for it getting a 9 from...who?

Note: 8 isn't a bad score, I just think your knee jerk reaction warranted it pointing out.

I wish people would just accept it's the same thing again with a new coat of paint.

Still, Activision has your money again and we all lose when the cost of games goes up. I refuse to pay for COD until they stop being so greedy, which will never happen because you guys will pay for anything that they put out every year.

Guess this negativity makes me an automatic fanboy of some rival company, right?

Nope. EA can suck a fat one as well, but that's irrelevant here and you're dumb if you bring them up.
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R6ex  +   1188d ago
Better save your money for Crysis 3!

I'm skipping BO2.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1189d ago

Its funny because apparently the story for black ops 2 is being done by David S Goyer... who also did Dark knight rises
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1189d ago

I love this review... especially the story section of it
cyclonus007  +   1188d ago
He co-wrote Batman Begins, and got co-story credit on Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. He also wrote the Blade Trilogy (even directed the last one so make of that what you will) and did the story for the first Black Ops which exists I'll give him that. I'm sure the papers he turned in for that game felt, looked, and were the proper length that a script is supposed to be.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1189d ago
Pre-Loaded and waiting on midnight for game to unlock.

Jason143  +   1188d ago
same ugg
lilbrat23  +   1188d ago
I give the game a 7, way too many issues and once again spawning is ridiculous.
MrAnderson  +   1189d ago
I wish reviewers would make it clear if they're reviewing the campaign or the multiplayer. I don't think i've played a COD campaign since cod 4, i'll at least check out BO2's campaign since it looks like some works actually gone into it for once, but i'm most deffinantly interested in the multiplayer over campaign...
admiralvic  +   1189d ago
any reviewer that focuses on the multiplayer (unless it only has MP) isn't someone you should trust.

The MP is vastly different based off the people you play with, what type of guns are "overpowered", how others play and other such things. It's hardly a fixed experience like the campaign would be, plus it will always be changing. As people level they will unlock different abilities, so they may or may not be cheaper. Broken weapons will be discovered. Online servers might lag, etc.
Nicaragua  +   1188d ago
What a load of crap.
Sony360  +   1188d ago
It's funny that each game has a completely new campaign, but people are only paying for a slightly re-hashed multiplayer.

I hope you don't like any of the maps from previous games, because they'll expect you to pay for them again.
Blues Cowboy  +   1189d ago
Sigh, was excited until I realised it was Golden4Games. This site is one of the least legit in the business - seriously, half of that review literally makes no sense, and it's not all even in the same language (same as the Resi and MoH Warfighter reviews, which all came out as 'first' reviews).

Think I might hold off for some more reviews.
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nutcrackr  +   1189d ago
Pretty much this, don't click on the link people
guitarded77  +   1189d ago
I still have it pre-ordered, and don't really care about reviews, but you're right. This is one of the poorest written reviews I've ever seen. I can certainly understand English not being their first language, but the number of grammar errors in the first paragraph alone make it akin to deciphering a cryptoquiz in the Sunday paper. If that wasn't bad enough, the criteria their rating system takes into account is crazy weird... I mean AI as a section unto itself? AI is important, but it can fall under programming. And what the hell is "game age" and why does it get a 9.5 for this mysterious category? I hope the game is great and all, but this review is not good at all.
MattS  +   1189d ago
And apparently English is the only language that exists.

The reason it makes no sense, kiddo, is because the translator is bad:

I'm sure it makes perfect sense in the language the review was actually written in.

In other news Famitsu is a terrible magazine because it uses funny little pictures rather than English letters.
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MattS  +   1189d ago
Go and check the website, and if the URL has /en in it, remove those characters.

The actual website is in Arabic or Farsi. They clearly have a (very badly) working internal translator for English-speaking markets. That's why Google Translate thinks is an English website.

In fact, the without the /en appears to be Arabic, according to Google Translate.
ExCest  +   1188d ago

I didn't realize a Japanese magazine wasn't in English.
MattS  +   1189d ago
It's a translation from either Arabic or Farsi. That's why it makes little sense. Golden4Games is clearly not an English-speaking website.

Which makes the review next to useless for western gamers, yes, I agree. But since when the fuck does a website have to be in English to be "legit?" Unless you can read Farsi or Arabic you have absolutely no idea whether those reviews are quality or not.

Hey boys the earth is the centre of the universe too!.
CoLD FiRE  +   1188d ago
I can confirm that Golden4Games is indeed in Arabic and I can also confirm that it's a crappy website! Don't click on the link, I read some of the reviews and most of the writing is recycled.
MattS  +   1188d ago
@CoLD FiRE - you can read Arabic? Neat. Thanks for clarifying. I'm content to take your word for it.
Hasanhastam  +   1189d ago
Im playing leaked game and it is awesome one new thing that treyarch added is offline multiplayer with bots that is great!
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MetalProxy  +   1189d ago
offline MP bots? sweet. I have a good friend that will enjoy that, thanks!
animegamingnerd  +   1189d ago
actually that is in black ops 1 to
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LOGICWINS  +   1189d ago
Offline multiplayer? Thats just fantastic for me. I'm mainly a single player gamer, but I like the multiplayer feel from time to time. Bots give me the ability to have that competitve experience without me worrying about getting my ass kicked by people with no lives.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1189d ago
Not trolling or anything. But what's the difference between spending many hours on campaign as apposed to spending many hours on multiplayer, but somehow the multiplayer gamers have "no lives" as you say?? How is that when you spend hours playing the game anyways no matter if it's campaign or multiplayer?? Please clear that up for me.
LOGICWINS  +   1189d ago
"But what's the difference between spending many hours on campaign as apposed to spending many hours on multiplayer, but somehow the multiplayer gamers have "no lives" as you say??"

I'll happily explain the difference.

Multiplayer gamers with no lives affect MY online gaming experience because some of these people have no school/work, thus giving them more time to learn each and every facet of the game. Chances are that these people will cream me(and they deserve to cream me because they put in more time with the game), which will lead to my frustration.

Single player gamers with no lives DON'T affect my gaming experience(single or multi) AT ALL.

Thats the difference.
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Scrupuless  +   1189d ago
So in other words you are a very poor sport who can't handle losing with dignity and would rather just avoid any difficult situation by avoidance as opposed to putting a little effort in. I mean the only reason cod is popular or any good for that matter is the multiplayer, the single player for most cods whilst fun pales in comparison to the depth and quality of it's multiplayer.
LOGICWINS  +   1189d ago
"So in other words you are a very poor sport who can't handle losing with dignity and would rather just avoid any difficult situation by avoidance as opposed to putting a little effort in."

LOL, if I spend $60 on a game, I can play it however the hell I want. Why would I put myself in a difficult situation if I don't have to do so?

A poor sport is a person who believes that he/she should always be the victor. Not my situation. I'm simply a gamer that knows what he likes, and for the most part, multiplayer isn't what I like because the amount of fun I have is determined by OTHER people. I have more fun playing single player because the only person that determines how much fun I have is myself.

Multiplayer console gaming is generally unbalanced. Much of the time you have one team of experienced players(players with XXxxx in their name who band together like a cult) vs. noobs who just got the game the previous day.

Either way, the result is less than satisfactory. The experienced players don't have fun because they got an easy win and the newcomers get frustrated and simply quit. This is why I'm done with competitive online gaming.

At times I've been so good at a game(Uncharted 3, Killzone 2) that players have told me that I'm lagging. Other times, I've been slaughtered online(COD4, Counter Strike).

I don't want to be on EITHER side of the equation anymore.
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SAE  +   1188d ago
basically you are sucks at multiplayer games and it's too difficult for you to understand it's gameplay and the purpose it made for , that's why you hate it but that's not a reason to say others don't have a life just because they enjoy playing in mp ..

i love single player games but call of duty SP is just boring with the story it have and it's gameplay, i play call of duty for it's multiplayer because it need skills , it's fun , im competing with others ..etc

multiplayer teached me how to play single player better then befor , befor i cant even complete one game , now i can complete the game in the first day i buy it , see the effect ?.. sp for story , mp for competing ..
LOGICWINS  +   1188d ago
^^Not everyone who plays multiplayer has "no life". Clearly I'm only speaking about a select few players.
SAE  +   1188d ago
sorry , i understood you wrong , i kind of agree with you actually,

edit : when i see someone good in the match i stay and try to beat him , that's a way to learn , i get excited when im dealing with that situations :) ..

that's why i don't completely agree with you ...
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MrAnderson  +   1189d ago
that was in black ops 1, and has been confirmed for a long ass time for #2, don't really believe you're played a "leaked" version, early delivery, perhaps.
SheenuTheLegend  +   1188d ago
black ops 1 also had that but with an tile update
ItsTrue  +   1188d ago
Any vids or pics by any chance?
DOOMZ  +   1189d ago
Wonder how long the single player campaign is?!?
bubblebeam  +   1189d ago
There is a basic principle to that.

Whatever they say the length is minus 50%. (12 hours becomes 8- Gears 3).

Or in Darksiders 2's case, divided by 2. (50 hours becomes 20-25).

I suppose developers aren't really lying to you, they just make a eally bad person play the campaign so that it artificially 'increases' the length.
ALLWRONG  +   1188d ago
Probably 4-6 hours like most CoD games.
Kohven  +   1189d ago
ctrl+c and ctrl+v
Swiggins  +   1189d ago
Is that how you did this comment?
The_Infected  +   1189d ago

That's MWF3! This is Black Ops 2. Treyarch is a great developer for CoD. The best one IMO. They actually try hard to make a great game.
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Septic  +   1188d ago
You're kidding right? Treyarch are terrible. They clearly lack the talent the previous Infinity Ward had and try and leech off many of the mechanics the latter company set in place.

Case in point, Black Ops- a horrible game with horrendous visuals and sound design and the most lacklustre gameplay.
EastBayPunk  +   1189d ago
lol @ golden4games.. didn't they come out with a crappy Halo 4 review early?... waste of time
ctorretta  +   1189d ago
Terrible, terrible review from a terrible site.

Not dinging BOPS2, just the review and the site.Is the embargo even lifted?
Kingdom Come  +   1189d ago
Nope, the embargo lifts tomorrow. Golden4Gamers are one of the largest hit seeking sites in the Games Industry, they post their reviews prior to embargo drops with ridiculous scores, such as Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City's 9/10.
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GraveLord  +   1189d ago
Stay mad trolls!
Call of Duty is here to stay. It is king.
The_Infected  +   1189d ago
Yea the CoD games Treyarch makes are great. Infinty Ward fucking sucks! I hate MWF3! I can't wait for Black Ops 2:)
momthemeatloaf  +   1189d ago
Ign and gamespot won't give it bad reviews because Treyarch always does exclusive live streams with them days before the game comes out.

So when other sites see there reviews in the upper 8's they'll follow suit for the most part.
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Blastoise  +   1189d ago
Seriously? You again?

Give it a rest. It will get good scores because it will be a good game.

Deal with it
lfclee  +   1189d ago
Why are gamers comparing cod with bf? it's a review for cod fans, each to there own.
DOOMZ  +   1189d ago
The length of the single player campaign is what will determine if I buy it or not. Too short is a no buy!
dazzrazz  +   1189d ago
Campaign is 5 hours short, multiplayers is black ops turbo edition tiny cunt maps for ADHD kids generation
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madcowz64  +   1189d ago
Ohhh yeah CoD is coming out, I completely forgot. Damn I don't have money for all these games coming out.
JasonBloodbourne  +   1189d ago
Anonymous have just tweeted they're going for treyarch.
MattyG  +   1189d ago
They're saying that Anon is being portrayed as terrorists in BO2. I think they just like imagining that people care about them more than they do. I mean yeah, some parallels can be drawn between them and Cordis Die but come on, it's fiction. There's a lot of fiction based on hackers, they're just pointing out the biggest entertainment launch in history because they know they'll get attention. Get over yourselves.
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StreetsofRage  +   1189d ago
Call of duty campaigns have always been top notch blockbuster worthy. I'm more excited about the single player than multiplayer.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1189d ago
worth a rent for sure
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emartini  +   1188d ago
I prefer Battlefield 3 any day of the week but Im not going to hate on Black Ops 2. Ive had it since yesterday. Got it early. I can only comment on the multiplayer cause i havent played the campaign yet. The Multiplayer is a step up from MW3 and Black Ops for sure. I dont think its better then MW, MW2 but its a step back in the right direction compared to MW3 and Black Ops.
SAE  +   1188d ago
That's my opinion too ^^

but im still annoyed in many things , such as the respawn , it's annoying as hell

you also die very fast , cod 4 gives you chance to avoid death , this game wants you to die ...
SuperbVillain  +   1188d ago
Pickin' it up tonight. Had to trade in 3 games to be able to get it. I just hope the hit detection is proper.
Bladesfist  +   1188d ago
It's the lag compensation that is the problem. This game is optimized for non dedicated laggy hosts. you can read about it here: https://developer.valvesoft...
SJPFTL  +   1188d ago
Another copy and paste. The humvees in the panama mission are the exact same from MW2. LOLOLOL
Gordon_Shumway  +   1188d ago
Oh no....and to think the only reason I was gonna buy this was for shiny new updated humvees! You just saved me $60!
Master of Unlocking  +   1188d ago
Overrated. Like, litterally.
Can't wait until the ad campaign for that game is over, so we can move on to better things, like PS All-stars Battle Royale and Ni no Kuni.

But hey, we all know all those suckers are gonna buy it anyway, and then complain it was a complete rip off, but what can you do. Bobby Kotick is gonna laugh at you people all the way to the bank. Again...
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Omnislash  +   1188d ago
People really need to stop buying these games... I mean seriously, these guys are saying teh game is nearly perfect. What makes this game less worse than the first BO? I bought BO when it was out and teh game was TRASH! The story was bad, the entire campaign was just forgettable, the only thing I remember was shooting Castro in the face and after that the entire game was just trash! The multiplayer was also extremely lame, the players sucked. the weird bonuses you get when you get kills are just retarded and it was a braindead multiplayer experience. Now how is this game any better than the last? I really dont see the appeal of COD games, it feels like people just play that game to conform to what everyone else is playing.
Kingthrash360  +   1188d ago
C'mon guy, really. If u didn't like the game then why did u click on this article? I'm not judging u , I didn't even click the disagree. But really that's like marching into an apple store preaching amout droid......smh @ time wasting MF's
Omnislash  +   1188d ago
I think the game is trash and does not deserve a near perfect score. I think Call of Duty is what is ruining this generation with their copy paste annual games they bring out that are no different than the ones before. Im not here preaching that anything is better, Call of Duty created a retarded standard for the FPS genre. Every FPS that comes out that is not a COD game gets lower scores than 9/10. MOH Warfighter is no different than any COD game released this gen and yet it gets a 4/10.
Kingthrash360  +   1188d ago
Reviews are a non-factor now days. They need to release demos a week or two prior so people can get a taste and make a choice rather to pick it up or not. I'm not saying BO is good or not ... Really don't care since I already pre ordered. Its just reviewers are more interested on gettin hits than puttin out deep reviews. This review was clearly rushed just to be "first" on the net. Smh....Anyway see y'all online after midnight.
first1NFANTRY  +   1188d ago
Oh here we go. Here comes the influx of unwarranted and undeserved 9s and 10s lol. I have the game already and I can tell you besides the slight improvement in graphics the game doesn't innovate in any form of shape. The game is a 7.5 at best
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NeXXXuS  +   1188d ago
I saw a LOT of grammar errors in that article...
SOULJER  +   1188d ago
Big time. Reading that article gave me a headache.
Bonerboy  +   1188d ago
bitch and complain and knock it...but there is a reason it is the biggest selling game of all time.
Kos-Mos  +   1188d ago
The generation of GENERIC SHOOTERS made for and by the mindless masses!
fresh2death93  +   1182d ago
The game is fun , what else am i gonna do ? pretend i dont like it to satisfy cry baby's like you?
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