Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

It's 2025, and reliance on technology is about to backfire

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has a great single player campaign, comprehensive multiplayer modes and an expanded zombie mode. It's a dramatic and engaging first person shooter that has enough developments to be fresh, without losing what makes Call of Duty successful. View full description

PROS

  • Branching storyline
  • Extensive multiplayer
  • New game modes

CONS

  • Graphics engine showing its age
  • Multiplayer not very innovative

Is the art style nice?

Very good
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has a great single player campaign, comprehensive multiplayer modes and an expanded zombie mode. It's a dramatic and engaging first person shooter that has enough developments to be fresh, without losing what makes Call of Duty successful.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set in 2025, and the military relies heavily on computer-controlled drones to do its dirty work. This reliance proves fatal when America's enemies manage to take control of this high tech drone army, and turn it on US cities.

The single campaign in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 follows Alex Mason in the 80s, and his son David in 2025 as they fight a terrorist called Raul Menendez. It offers greater replay value than most triple A shooters, thanks to its branching storyline. During a game you will make choices that change the game, and give you one of six different endings.

The near future missions feature some cool technology, which feels fresh after so many years of the same old adversities! Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 isn't revolutionary, but it feels a lot more dynamic than Modern Warfare 3's coridoor like story. One thing that hasn't changed, luckily, is the totally over the top story telling. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is finally an FPS that you could buy for the sinlge player mode.

Optional Strikeforce missions put you in control of multiple units, and feature Overwatch Mode. This gives you an aerial view of the battlefield, so you can order your troops around. You have various objectives, and have to guide your troops to victory.

You can jump into the action with any soldier on the field, and also control the various drones at your disposal. There's a lot of freedom in these kinds of missions, and they are totally different to what we've seen before in CoD. Controlling the quad copters which allow you to zip around above soldiers heads armed with rapid fire machine guns is great fun!

These are 'sandbox missions' - you can complete them any way you like, and in a totally fresh turn, you are free to lose the battles too.

Call of Duty Zombies returns, and has been expanded with a story mode of sorts, but doesn't feel as well made as the rest of the game.

Multiplayer modes are pretty much what you'd expect, but instead of classes and set loadouts, there is now 'Pick Ten'. This means you can just pick the weapons and attachments you like, without worrying about whether you are a sniper or not.

There are 14 multiplayer maps, and they are all well designed, and will no doubt provide months of great competition. Overall, while the multiplayer is solid, it doesn't feel as fresh as the single player campaign.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 does enough to ensure its success. It's got a great campaign, and a deep enough multiplayer mode to keep you playing until next year's game!

Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
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— User reviews — about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

  • mini_81

    by mini_81

    "love it"

    OMG this is teh best game it took me forever to get my own pc for I can play it on. More.

    reviewed on February 24, 2017

  • MEDO100

    by MEDO100

    "Love it madly"

    Splendor of the game, and I loved it there for the security of the problems that I face, I do not have the money to buy ... More.

    reviewed on February 7, 2017

  • mishgaming

    by mishgaming

    "amaing:)"

    amazing. in one word. just amazing so i suggest black ops 2 for any action gamer. More.

    reviewed on February 3, 2017

  • samantadroid

    by samantadroid

    "The best game ever!"

    Best game ever! well schedules! come out in 2012 year :) best game...................... More.

    reviewed on February 21, 2015

  • "jean"

    its so amazing games in modern weapon and controller unit and multyplayer games wow. More.

    reviewed on June 16, 2014

  • 100001761130677

    by 100001761130677

    "high price for pc games its even higher than the ps3 version"

    man its so expensive i know that this kind of games are not cheap but its supposed to be between 400 and 300 egp. More.

    reviewed on September 4, 2013