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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Woods / Additional Voices (voice) (as James Burns)
Numbers (voice)
Joseph Bowman / Additional Voices (voice)
Jason Hudson (voice)
Alex Mason (voice)
John F. Kennedy (voice)
Terrance Brooks / Additional Voices (voice)
Tank Dempsey / Additional Voices (voice)
Lev Kratvchenko (voice)
Nevski / Additional Voices (voice)
Eamon Hunt ...


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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9 November 2010 (USA)  »

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In the introduction to "The Defector" the Interrogator states that the Tet Offensive was when the United States really started losing the war. This is a misconception due largely to the poor media coverage of the event by US news agencies. The Tet offensive all but destroyed the Viet Cong and greatly damaged the NVA. None of the Offensives goals were achieved. After the battle the Viet Cong were never again able to fight and it took several years for the NVA to build its strength enough to launch an attack against the South and then only after the Americans had left. See more »


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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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