Review Roundup: Black Ops
The embargo has been lifted, which is just as well because the game is on sale now. So have Treyarch “gone and done a Treyarch” or have Activision managed to inject something new in the Call of Duty series. Let’s find out (oh and check back for updates over the day)
Giant Bomb 4/5
Jeff Gerstmann says it’s a familiar affair with largely unchanged multilayer experience (save for some extra modes and changed leveling system) with a standard single player mode.
CVG’s Andy Robinson say’s it’s the best single player game of the Call of Duty franchise. It should be interesting to see if anybody else agrees with those sentiments.
Oh hello mainstream press. Top points for a highly marketed game, what a surprise! A varied and intense single player game and the multiplayer comes off well too.
Anybody know French?
Video interlude! – The Beast!
Just a reminder of why Call of Duty is awesome. The insane-ass people who play it!
Guardian 10/10 http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/call-of-duty-black-ops-review
Even the lefties love it! Apparently Black Ops could “quite probably” be the pinnacle of the COD franchise.
IGN agree with CVG and hail Black Ops with the best storyline of the series.
The Italian Eurogamer gave it a whopping 9/10, but vanilla EG weren’t as impressed.
GS turn up late to the party with a 9/10. Must say the title of the game in the URL made me giggle.
We’re updating this over the day but if you’ve spotted another review we haven’t covered, post it in the comments.