Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Campaign Review - IGN

Cold War's quiet times are more memorable than the loud ones, even if the story’s ambition outweighs its execution.

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Ninver311d ago

Ouch. Could this be a sign of decline for the series?

Find out on the next episode of....

Black-Helghast311d ago

Modern Warfare reboot had a great campaign in my honest opinion. MP full of campers but that's like complaining of little kids on fortnite or toxicity on overwatch

SullysCigar311d ago

This just means IGN finally ran out of 8s...

frostypants310d ago (Edited 310d ago )

The series has been in decline for nearly a decade.

Bathyj311d ago (Edited 311d ago )

I just got this but realised I've never played BLOPS III. So I'm doing that now. It's playing nice and smooth on my PS5.

Question, can I install just the campaign and not the multiplayer?

RaidenBlack311d ago

Well ... BOIII is very vaguely related to BO2 story.
You're playing just for the campaign?

Bathyj311d ago (Edited 311d ago )

Yep. Antisocial gamer. Don't play online.
And I've realised from the futuristic setting III probably has little to do with Cold War. .

RaidenBlack311d ago

Antisocial? XD. Definitely Nope.
I was drawn towards CoD 1 on PC because of its graphics and campaign. I tried MP only when CoD4 garnered huge popularity. Very few people care for the CoD campaigns anymore.
So how are you finding the campaign of BOIII? It wasn't bad but the pacing could've been better.
For me, I enjoyed CoD4 and MW2 campaigns the most, closely followed by BO1. BO2 was mediocre even though it introduced new stuffs. Infinite Warfare campaign was also surprisingly good.

Bathyj311d ago

People forget the first couple of CODs weren't about the MP. It was for the campaign. But then it got stale in the third game. 3 about WWII was one too many and the series had to reinvent itself.

LucasRuinedChildhood311d ago (Edited 311d ago )

You should add the Zombie Chronicles version of BO3 to your library from the PS Plus Collection (maybe that's what you've already done). Lots of classic zombies maps added in 2017 through that map pack. Zombies was easily the best thing about BO3.

The campaign in BO3 isn't worth playing, tbh.

East76lands311d ago

For me the first Black Ops is still by far the best.

RaidenBlack311d ago

CoD4, MW2 and BO1 have the best campaigns.
And from 'future' series amongst AW, BOIII and IW; Infinite Warfare has the best campaign.

LucasRuinedChildhood311d ago

BO2 was still very good, and BO3 had the best zombies (if you bought the DLC). Zombie Chronicles is free through PS Plus now as well.

Overall, the franchise did start to slowly go downhill with MW3 (Ghosts was like an avalanche, haha).

EmperorDalek311d ago

I dislike their new 10 point score system, mainly because game outlets like IGN are reluctant to give out scores any less than a 7. This means an 8 becomes average, and it effectively becomes a 4 point score system (7-10) for AAA games. I still believe there is a big difference between a 9 and a 9.5.

RaidenBlack311d ago

They got rid of the decimal scoring but could've kept the 0.5 increments.
7.1, 8.7, 9.4 might be complex to some, but 7.5, 8.0, 8.5 is better than straight 7, 8, 9.

TheColbertinator311d ago

I'm digging the campaign personally. Cold War themes really pump up my excitement

ClayRules2012310d ago

I’m glad to hear that. I was gonna get this on PS5. Some footage I saw of the campaign looked pretty fun and interesting. I rather enjoyed MW from last year personally.

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