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Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)

Platform : PlayStation 3
877 customer reviews

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  • Wide array of play modes including single player, local multiplayer versus and online co-op and multiplayer
  • Seventh installment of the Call of Duty series, based on the live fire conflicts of the Cold War era
  • Diverse variety of play setting ranging from urban air and ground combat in SE Asia, to snow combat in Soviet region and jungle combat
  • Blending of traditional COD, and new first-person character scenarios designed to both retain the essence of the COD gaming experience and ensure constantly flowing and varied action
  • New arsenal of weapons and vehicles tied to the Cold War era, including the SR-71 Blackbird and sited explosive-tipped crossbows
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B0036ORNUC
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm ; 27 g
  • Release Date: 9 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (877 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 263 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard

Manufacturer's Description

Call of Duty tackles a whole new era as Black Ops plunges you into the murky height of the Cold War and history's most secretive battles. The world's most popular first person shooter places you in the most dangerous conflict zones of the late '60s.

Call of Duty dives into the secret world of the Cold War
Call in deadly attack choppers in Vietnam
Attack a Soviet outpost in the frozen Ural mountains
Use new weapons such as a Dragon's Breath shotgun

From the jungles of Vietnam to the snowy wastes of the Ural mountains, you and your team must operate behind enemy lines and using only the limited technology of the time. Luckily this includes air support such as the SR-71 Blackbird stealth plane, as well as deadly attack helicopters and armoured personnel carriers.

Like any Call of Duty game the multiplayer will set the standard for all other console games, with enhanced customisation tools, playable vehicles and a revamped scoring system.

Key Features
  • Retro Warfare: Call of Duty explodes the myths of the Cold War as you join a team of Black Ops soldiers caught up in the fight against communism in Vietnam and beyond.
  • Ammu-Nation: Use new special ammo including an explosive crossbow, Dragon's Breath flame rounds for your shotgun and a range of other period weapons.
  • Twisted Metal: Take the controls of the iconic SR-71 Blackbird as you direct operations from high above or jump into an attack chopper in Vietnam for some close-up action.
  • Online Perks: Create-a-Class 2.0 customisation tool lets you personalise your online battles even more, with new perks and revamped rules for killstreaks.
About the Developer: Treyarch
One of publisher Activision's biggest internal studios, Treyarch have worked on many of the company's best known titles - including multiple Spider-Man games and the Quantum of Solace tie-in. They're also behind Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By W. Nash on 5 Oct. 2011
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Standard
Okay, everyone put down your guns for 5 seconds & take a breath!.. I fear that during the "Yes it's Great" & the "No it's terrible" conflict, the game isn't able to get a fair chance. I think this is because some people are comparing Black-Ops to the Modern Warfare series. That's probably not the best thing to do as this is made by Treyarch not Infinity Ward. Therefore it's going to be more like World At War than anything else: Seeing as this was Treyarch too. I actually love this game, but then I loved World At War, which is also in my collection. Unlike Infinity Ward, Treyarch games are quite brutal. They're dark & brooding, focusing heavilly on the death, real war produces. Grenades remove limbs & big guns splatter blood all over. Hell, even the way the chemical weapons kill people sees you almost feel sorry for enemies caught in it. I think they're like Modern Warfare's vampire goth, horror movie obsessed older sister or something!

Gameplay & Storyline:
It's been said that Black-Ops lacks originality. Okay, maybe in some ways yes, but in others I think they've added a few variations here & there. During the campaign missions it's not just full on warzone as one minute your in Cuba on an assasination mission, next your trying to escape a Russian gulag & then trying to take a hill in Vietnam. The Campaign is driven by a pretty good storyline - (if maybe a little convoluted here & there) - where your character Alex Mason is being forced to relive memories about top secret missions during an elaborate interogation, trying to uncover the truth about these mysterious numbers stuck in Mason's head. The guns and the environments are all unique to the time period & help create that: "Cuban Missile Crisis" era perfectly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gemmydodger on 12 Dec. 2010
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Standard
Call of Duty Black ops is a very good game for anyone 18+. If you loved modern warfare 2 you will love everything about this game. However don't throw out modern warfare 2 just yet! If it's the multiplayer function that you want to play then be warned that theres a huge problem with the servers at the moment thats been going on since the release date. There has been an update already, but personally this hasn't changed anything for me and I struggle to join parties and invite friends. To resolve this I have been phoning my friends and asking them to press 'join' at a certain time just to get into my game. But I do stress that this is only a problem if you like playing online with your friends. If you don't mind just playing with random people of the world then you'll be fine. Besides I am sure they will fix this at some point.

I cannot comment on the campaign mode much because I have only played it a little, but from the small amount of time I did spend on it I have to say I was very impressed with the graphics and the story line. And I wouldn't want to spoil it for you so I'll leave out a description of that.

The zombie mode is also something new. I have to be honest I don't like it that much, it seems kind of pointless. But it's good fun. It seems a bit repetitive but it's nice to have a break now and again and do something different.

Some things that are new and awsome:

Being able to edit your own playercard (For those of you who are thinking 'playercard?' thats just your emblem)
You earn cod money by completing challenges in the game (something else new) and this enables you to buy certain pictures or 'items' once unlocked at various levels. You can have up to 12 layers (also once unlocked and purchased) which means you can be really creative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald Donaldson on 7 Jan. 2012
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Standard
having just finished the game, there are parts of it that are superb but overall its not quite 5*. the game consists of individual missions or 'black ops' and focuses on historic american military missions such as the bay of pigs in cuba or the war in vietnam. the historic accuracy of them adds value to the gaming experience but unfortunately they're all implausibly tied together by a far fetched story line which, along with some of the over the top in-game action, makes the game somewhat over sensationalized. for me, the best parts of the game contained the least action - these are meant to be highly secret operations afer all. when there become so many enemies on scene that the situation turns into a full on battlefield slugfest, the game loses the tension and momentum that come with covert operations. there are however also great moments in the game where stealth is required and despite the niggles the game is very well put together and almost instantly re-playable. moments that made me smile were boating up a river in vietnam listening to the rolling stones (pick a movie!) & escaping from a Russain prison. overall, an enjoyabe game thats difficult to put down and at the current price must be worth adding to the FPS collection
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fazal on 1 Feb. 2013
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3Edition: Standard Verified Purchase
I dont understand why this game is 3 stars. It is a great game and implements some new never-before features in the CoD series, Exclusive to the BO Series. We got a currency, Known as CoD points, so instead of waiting to unlock your attachments, you can buy them straight away. You can also use this to buy perks, attachments, weapons and much, much more! If you think your good at the game but you lack CoD points, put what you have on the line, and gamble in the new Wager Match system. Its simple, Put some money in, If you come 1st 2nd or 3rd then you get up to triple what you put on the line. If you lose, its a small loss of money, Depending on how much you put in. A new feature is a second class of customization. You can now change your suit, facepaint, camo, RDS reticule and your sight lense. You can put your clan tag and emblem on your gun too, Speaking of emblems, You can now create your own! Rather than picking from some crappy ones. I personally love Zombies mode, but I get bored after playing for a couple hours. I dont play Campaign but its very good. Multiplayer is the king of Black Ops. And is the best part about it!
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