Jay Curtis writes: "All in all, Black Ops II does enough new things to make it one of the best shooters of the year. The gameplay has been tweaked to make it feel noticeably different from previous games in the series. Black Ops II boasts tons of great content. Even if some aspects of the game are underwhelming, the total package makes it all worth it. Black Ops II is the franchise’s first true attempt at tweaking the formula, and it is definitely a success."