Game Informer's Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

Game Informer stated on its website last week that their latest issue would hit mailboxes next week, but it looks as though one lucky subscriber has received it a bit early. GI reviewed a highly anticipated title in the magazine – Call of Duty: Black Ops. The full text has already been released online, and a rather blurry scan has surfaced as well.

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JakemanPS319942783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

im a little surprised but i guess it makes sense.. looks like god of war 3 is gonna get ther goty(its because they always give ther highest scoring game of the year the game of the year)

AKissFromDaddy2783d ago

Bayonetta scored higher than God of War 3

VenomProject2783d ago

Bayonetta wishes it scored higher.

will112783d ago

We can all agree God of War 3 was sooo over rated. GOTY imo goes to MW2.

SSKILLZ2783d ago

bayonetta was shit, until Sony had to go in like a badass and fix that shit.

MajestieBeast2783d ago

will11 talk for yourself pls i didnt think gow3 was overrated it was a damn good game and deserved its scores.

masterofpwnage2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

i love how you say god3 is over rated and then say mw2 is goty.

i like mw2 but that game was to over rated. had so much bugs and glitches and hacks. to broken to be goty material.

COD4>MW2 any day

and we have freedom of speech to dude.
why the hell would we agree with you if we disagree with you.

you have no idea what your talking about.
no common sense

will112783d ago

@ all the disagrees.

I live in america, freedom of speech. I should be getting agrees because everyone has a right of free speech.

Hellsvacancy2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Lol, what an idiot, MW2 was released "last year" didnt it get beat by Uncharted 2? let me guess, another over-rated game

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MajestieBeast2783d ago

Who you trying to be will11 randy marsh? I thought this was america.

will112783d ago


Whats up with all the bashing on me? Daymn. All I said is I like MW2 more than GOW 3 which most people can agree with. Look at the sales. MW2 over GOW 3 like 50:1. Nuff Said

toaster2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )


lol Stay in school buddy, by 9th grade you'll learn a little bit more about how Government and the Amendments work.

AKissFromDaddy2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

That's one reviewer, lol

IGN Bayonetta -


PlayTM Bayonetta -

PlayTM GOW3 -

EdgeMag Bayonetta -

EdgeMag GOW3 - The stuff of legend, then? Indeed. Although, perhaps fittingly, one with nothing new to say. [Apr 2010, p.88] 8/10

InsideGamer Bayonetta -

InsideGamer GOW3 -

If you mean GI will probably give GOW3 GOTY then that makes sense, however overall Bayonetta is a better game and is easily GOTY over GOW3. I own both and its as clear as night and day which game is more fun and GOW3 being the 3rd installment to a action game I've played already doesn't help GOW3, nevertheless it is still AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! However, Bayonetta is a noticeably better and more fun.

PS. Lets kill this GOW 3 vs Bayonetta discussion in a COD BO review thread.

TreMillz2783d ago


Whats up with all the bashing on me? Daymn. All I said is I like MW2 more than GOW 3 which most people can agree with. Look at the sales. MW2 over GOW 3 like 50:1. Nuff Said"

this ur first gen kid? Dude most people would not agree with that BS u just wrote lmfao!

jeseth2783d ago

Ford Focus outsells BMW 3 series 50:1 . . . does that make a Ford Focus better than a BMW 3 series?

According to your logic you would rather have the Focus.

Quality, not Quantity.

Best Games This Year (IMO)

God of War 3
Heavy Rain
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption

P.S. MW2 came out last year. . . its okay, you can facepalm yourself!

kaveti66162783d ago

"Graphics – Call of Duty remains at the top of the visual heap, not least because of the always-excellent framerate."

What? I think Cod's graphics are noticeably bad. I can't keep my eyes off the terrible texturing. I know it runs at a super smooth 60 frames per second, but damn, it doesn't look visually appealing.

cmrbe2783d ago

Its different for different mags but if we use Metacritic

Gow3 is rated higher and so it should. GOW3 leaves Bayonetta in the dust in Graphics, story, music and scale. The only area Bayonetta is better than Gow3 is the gameplay but GOW3 is no slough either in that department. Byonetta had the advantage in this area because its a new franchise and they are able to one up on the comp in terms of gameplay. With GOW3 SM can't change the core gameplay mechanics much as that would amount to changing the gameplay altogether.

As for GOTY. I think Red Dead might actually run anways with it this year although my personal pick sofar is Starcraft 2.

VenomProject2783d ago


Bayonetta - 90

God of War III - 92

Just sayin'.

Masamori Sumimura2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Oh my God GoW got 2 more points then Bayonetta? TUM TUM TUM!!!!!! Even if the game had the same Score I doubt any of the guys above me would give props to bayonetta since they had to play the Bad version of the game on PS3.

Let's get back to COD talk.

N4WAH2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Please don't feed the multiple account troll - will11
You are giving him exactly what he is after.

On Topic:
The latest video of this game on the nuke map looks bland. I mean really bland. The animation looks stiff too. I am picking it up, a couple copies actually cause my son is into shooters, but most of the videos I have seen are a little underwhelming. I just hope it plays better and is more balanced than MW2.

Hudahudahuda2783d ago

"however overall Bayonetta is a better game and is easily GOTY over GOW3"

Absolutly not.

I bet Darksiders will get more awards than that game. The combat isn't really all that original either. It's the same as DMC, except with a disproportionate protogonist prancing around like a slut. And for so many of the games fans saying the shouldn't take the story seriously, they sure did include a crapload of cutscenes and melodrama. I mean got of war is said to be a story based game and it only has around 45 minutes of cutscenes total which were all used to load new area's of the game.

Trebius2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Cant believe he takes his own words seriously lol

On Topic: CoD4 was fresh and new, MW2, and all future titles will just keep building on the same formula and not adding anything worthwhile. RC's are not as fun as you'd think...and more klilstreaks are more big deal.

evrfighter2783d ago

gow3 was boring.

for the consoles it should be red dead. That's the only game I wish came out to pc.

gow3 has no replay value whatsoever.

DORMIN2783d ago


On topic: I'm going to wait for MORE reviews on whether I buy BO. Not just professional, but user reviews too. I'm not going to fall for a MW2 again.

PostApocalyptic2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

The only reason you brought up Bayonetta is because it's also on the 360. If it was a PS3 exclusive you wouldn't have brought it up.

God of War 3 = Game Ranking = 92
Overall Rank: 152
PlayStation 3 Rank: 13
2010 Games Rank: 7
2010 PlayStation 3 Rank: 2
Score based on 70 reviews

God of War 3 = Metacritic = 92
based on 100 Critics

Bayonetta (360) = Game Ranking = 89.80%
Overall Rank: 351
Xbox 360 Rank: 32
2010 Games Rank: 22
2010 Xbox 360 Rank: 9
Score based on 58 reviews

Bayonetta (360) = Metacritic = 90
based on 86 Critics

Bayonetta was a good game. But not for GOTY acclaim.

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raztad2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

Hey guys, keep on topic and get GoW out of this thread. Black Ops review, dont forget.

JakemanPS319942783d ago

yah im sry i didnt mean to start anything

jony_dols2783d ago

The reviewer never even mentioned anything about Black Op's 3D mode (one of the reasons i'm buying it)!

And he even though he praises Black Ops story and character development, he never mentioned that Sam 'Avatar' Worthington voices the main character!

2 pretty big things to leave out.

xCaptainAmazing2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

god of war has no shot at goty. it was technically outstanding, but this year had a bunch of better games.

edit: raztad is right this is totally irrelevant anyways.

Imperator2783d ago

Unfortunately I agree. Games released at the beginning of the year almost never have a chance at GOTY. I doubt games like GOW3, ME2, and SMG2 will be recognized as they'll be overshadowed by the newer releases. Then again, who knows, I may very well be wrong.

Jamegohanssj52783d ago

They haven't Tony Hawked Call of Duty? Lulz that's one of the biggest lies I've heard all year.


THE TRUTH2783d ago

GOTY has not been released yet. Mark my words GT5 will get GOTY.

kaveti66162783d ago

it's just a meaningless title.

there are a lot of different publications that award GOTY status. Why do people think the VGAs are better? And then they bash the VGAs for being overhyped.

visualb2783d ago

only GoTY award that matters is my own

that aside, there is one situation where GoTY's matter:

HOW MANY you rack up =)

uncharted 2 racked up most of them last year, thus, its the over all accepted GoTY =)

this year ?! =O i doubt it'll be BO, if it is gaming is going down hill

maybe Mass Effect 2, RDR or GOWIII

punkpop1012783d ago

Maybe but that doesn't mean that God Of War 3 doesn't suck.

abczby2782d ago

I guarantee you Mass Effect 2 gets GOTY from Game Informer.

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Klipz-Wish2783d ago

This game is really good if your on the fence I advise you to buy it!

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lazysey2783d ago

I'm glad were all talking about GOWIII in a COD article. I get called a PS3 troll? Awesome.

TrevorPhillips2783d ago

Impressive score :)

cannot wait only a few hours more till middy launch

JakemanPS319942783d ago

midnight launch isnt till tomorrow i thought?

TrevorPhillips2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

It's Monday 3:16PM here in Sydney Australia so it comes out soon.

All good Jakeman :)

JakemanPS319942783d ago

oh ok its because i live in washington and its 818 pm here haha