Former Marine Captain and CIA operative Alex Mason, upon interrogation by an unknown party, recounts his violent experiences with the Bay of Pigs, a radical Soviet conspiracy, and the Vietnam war.

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Frank Woods / Additional Voices (voice) (as James Burns)
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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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Terrance Brooks / Additional Voices (voice)
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Tank Dempsey / Additional Voices (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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When he's interrogated by unknown figures, Alex Mason has to remember the location of a broadcast station, to stop a horrifying biotic weapon attack. During the progress, he begins to suspect the true identity of his Soviet friend-Victor Reznov.

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Within 24 hours of going on sale, sold more than 5.6 million copies in the US and UK, breaking the record set by its predecessor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and making it the largest entertainment launch in history. See more »

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A few Cuban police officers will sometimes take out an ASP pistol, despite the fact that the ASP was only issued to Special Forces units. See more »

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Viktor Reznov: [speaking to Mason in Vorkuta prison] My father was a musician in Stalingrad. During the German occupation, the sound of his violin filled the air with magnificent music - Korsakov, Stasov - many of great nationalist composers. To my countrymen, it was a symbol of hope. To the Germans, it was a symbol of defiance. Even now, his music still haunts me. The Nazis slit his throat while he slept. Collaborating with a Nazi is a betrayal, a betrayal against of all Mother Russia. Dragovich and ...
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Sympathy for the Devil
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better late than never
3 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I installed this on my Mac a few years ago but didn't play it until recently. At first glance it seemed like your typical first person shooter in a military war setting. What put me off were the infinite spawning of bad guys and tight restriction of movement and choices. But as I was about to update my Mac from Lion to El Capitan, I thought I'd give this another shot.

Boy was I wrong about this game. Overall it's great fun. It's positives outweigh the negatives. Sure there are times when it's restrictive and it forces you to reach an objective in a very specific way, but the pretty scenery, availability of cool weapons, and ability to drive or fly some cool attack vehicles, make this game worthwhile. Add to this is a cast of fairly well-known actors and you have a fun game that feels like a movie.

It's a rarity that a mainstream, graphics-intensive action game comes to the Mac. So when one does, even though a few years late, it's time to celebrate. Of course, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And in this case, this rule holds. Reports came out that this game doesn't work well under El Capitan. So I had to put my operating system upgrade on hold until I finished the game. It ran well under Lion with only 1 or 2 crashes in the entire game. After I finished, I went ahead with the upgrade. I tested the game under El Capitan and the reports were true. It crashed a lot more often.

Call of Duty Black Ops for the Mac, despite having the feeling of a rail shooter game, is an excellent game with pretty graphics, fun scenarios, and a star-filled cast. Just remember it's incompatible with El Capitan.


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