Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)

Video Game  -  Action | Thriller | War  -  9 November 2010 (USA)
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The game starts with Mason strapped into an electric chair, being interrogated. Most of the missions are a series of flashbacks of moments that Mason recalls during the interrogation. ... See full summary »

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Frank Woods / Additional Voices (voice) (as James Burns)
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Numbers (voice)
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Joseph Bowman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Viktor Reznov / Dr. Clarke (voice)
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Alex Mason (voice)
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John F. Kennedy (voice)
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Tank Dempsey / Additional Voices (voice)
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Friedrich Steiner (voice)
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Fidel Castro / Additional Voices (voice)
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Lev Kratvchenko (voice)
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Grigori Weaver / Additional Voices (voice)
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Nevski / Additional Voices (voice)
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Takeo / Additional Voices (voice)
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The game starts with Mason strapped into an electric chair, being interrogated. Most of the missions are a series of flashbacks of moments that Mason recalls during the interrogation. Throughout the campaign Mason keeps seeing numbers flash through his mind. Written by Jack

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As this game is not a literal sequel of any Call of Duty game, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) was with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007) Gary Oldman is the second actor to reprise a role from an earlier game (Call of Duty: World at War (2008)). The first actor to reprise his role was Billy Murray as Cpt. Price in the 'Modern Warfare' series. See more »

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Climatic M-134 "Minigun" is a mount-only weapon (due to it's own weight, power requirement, large ammunition consumption and punch-back when firing at about 4000 rounds per minute) and cannot be used by foot-soldiers. See more »

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Alex Mason: DRAGOVICH!
[he tackles him onto the water and wrestles with him]
Alex Mason: It IS simple. I'm gonna kill you!
[he picks him up and punches him a few times]
Alex Mason: You tried to fuck with my mind! You failed!
Nikita Dragovich: You don't know anything!
Alex Mason: You tried to turn me against my own! You tried to make me kill my own president!
Nikita Dragovich: [smirks menacingly] Tried?
[Mason proceeds to strangle and drown him]
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Follows Call of Duty 2 (2005) See more »

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Won't Back Down
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Good not Great
2 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's not sugar coat this. When you attach the words "Call of Duty" to anything, it's going to sell. Call of Duty is easily one of the most recognizable names in pop culture. Ever since Call of Duty 4 the games have been amazing, from insane campaign battles, addictive multi player, and un-dead Nazis it's all been great. Well not so much recently.

The campaign is a step in a new direction for the series. It's a weird mix of their past World War II games and original modern warfare stories. Taking place in the 60's the game follows Alex Mason being tortured by two unknown assailants. As he relives his past battles, you play them. The campaign jumps around a lot, and it can become difficult to follow. It follows a simple pattern: cut scene, close quarter stealth kill, shooting, driving/running away then repeat. After six hours it can become repetitive. My biggest gripe with the story is that they got a lot of the dates wrong. Half of the guns and vehicles were not in production yet and even big important dates are wrong, and not by a few days, ten years. That is unacceptable for a game that is so rooted in history.

The multi-player is also a bit of a let down. It's very similar to Modern Warfare 2s which is a good and a bad thing. The leveling, maps, and game play are the same, well with a few exceptions. Leveling has been changed and allows you to unlock weapons in whatever order you choose. Game play has changes too, however none are improvements, weapons like the RC-XD and flame thrower (which is now an attachment) are over powered. The "noob tube" returns as well. I've also had problems with hit detection. The wager matches are fun, but can only go so far.

The high point of the game is the zombies mode. There are three new classic modes, Five and Cinema of the Dead. Cinema has the old zombie characters returning and Five... well I won't spoil it for you, but it's a lot of fun. The final zombie mode is a top down shooter, similar to Gauntlet.

In conclusion the game is fun, but has a lot of problem that ultimately stop the game from achieving what it could.


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