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.

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Jobesy2659d ago

Yup many EA fanboys will be miserable trolls as BO2 starts pulling in 9s +.

kingmushroom2659d ago

Troll tears! Get them while they're fresh! Lol

3GenGames2659d ago

EA fanboys? Just because people speak the truth makes them automatic game AND company fanboys?


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Ninjamonkey822659d ago

Well as long as your not comparing this to bf3 on pc ;).

RSPproductionz2659d 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!

Awesome_Gamer2659d ago

EA/Battlefield Fanoys?
I hate CoD, Battlefield and MoH, i hate generic multiplayer-based military shooters, all of them.

xX-StolenSoul-Xx2659d ago (Edited 2659d 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.

Tapewurm2659d 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.

Sony3602659d ago (Edited 2659d 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.

R6ex2659d ago

Better save your money for Crysis 3!

I'm skipping BO2.

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Nimblest-Assassin2659d 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-Assassin2659d ago


I love this review... especially the story section of it

cyclonus0072659d 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-1232659d ago

Pre-Loaded and waiting on midnight for game to unlock.


lilbrat232659d ago

I give the game a 7, way too many issues and once again spawning is ridiculous.

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MrAnderson2659d 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...

admiralvic2659d 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.

Sony3602659d 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 Cowboy2659d ago (Edited 2659d 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.

nutcrackr2659d ago

Pretty much this, don't click on the link people

guitarded772659d 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.

MattS2659d 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.

MattS2659d 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.

ExCest2659d ago


I didn't realize a Japanese magazine wasn't in English.

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MattS2659d 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 FiRE2659d 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.

MattS2659d ago

@CoLD FiRE - you can read Arabic? Neat. Thanks for clarifying. I'm content to take your word for it.

Hasanhastam2659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

Im playing leaked game and it is awesome one new thing that treyarch added is offline multiplayer with bots that is great!

MetalProxy2659d ago

offline MP bots? sweet. I have a good friend that will enjoy that, thanks!

animegamingnerd2659d ago (Edited 2659d ago )

actually that is in black ops 1 to

LOGICWINS2659d 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.

GuyThatPlaysGames2659d 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.

LOGICWINS2659d ago (Edited 2659d 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.

Scrupuless2659d 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.

LOGICWINS2659d ago (Edited 2659d 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.

SAE2659d 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 ..

LOGICWINS2659d ago

^^Not everyone who plays multiplayer has "no life". Clearly I'm only speaking about a select few players.

SAE2659d ago (Edited 2659d 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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MrAnderson2659d 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.

SheenuTheLegend2659d ago

black ops 1 also had that but with an tile update

ItsTrue2659d ago

Any vids or pics by any chance?

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DOOMZ2659d ago

Wonder how long the single player campaign is?!?

bubblebeam2659d 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.

ALLWRONG2659d ago

Probably 4-6 hours like most CoD games.