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3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.9 out of 5 stars
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on 8 November 2016
If I had bought this game upon release - at which point it would've cost me between £30 and £40 - then I would be giving it a score along the lines of 2 stars, as many people have already; however, for the low price of £15 it holds now, it's well worth a purchase.
The story mode - titled "Operations" - will only last a couple of hours on the lowest difficulty, but each of the 10 missions plays like a bitesize rendition of the console CoD missions, which are notorious for their cinematic style. The "Hostiles" mode is a simplified version of the "Survival" mode from MW3, seeing you holding out for as long as possible against waves of enemies. And the multiplayer mode, which acts as the key drawing-in point for many CoD players, remains surprisingly active with players, even if the mode itself is somewhat unremarkable.
The game offers a handful of extra hours of gameplay for completionists, granting star ratings for completing Operations on higher difficulties, surviving for longer in Hostiles, and completing training course Time Trials as fast as possible. Multiplayer offers progressional challenges for each of the game's weapons (much like the console counterparts), and Trophy-hunters have a fairly easy list to conquer, primarily comprised of simple tasks to complete in each Operation.
There are a few small niggles - I've noticed the occasional visual bug, loading times (particularly in multiplayer) can be sluggish, and the game seems to struggle to distinguish between the knife and grenade commands due to poor touchscreen implementation - but once again, this is well worth a purchase now that it's fallen below half-price.
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on 7 April 2017
Seeing that this was available for £15 on Amazon, I decided to pick it up. I'm a big FPS gamer and I was looking for something other than Killzone to play on my Vita, and was interested to see how this would compare. Overall, its something of a mixed bag.

Good:
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- The multiplayer: Online lobbies are almost always full of players, even years after this game's release. Moreover, its not just confined to TDM. You'll also be able to find lobbies and other players in modes like Free-For-All and Kill Confirmed. All of the usual Call of Duty features like class creation, weapon upgrades, killstreaks, perks and prestige are also present and accounted for, and its good to see such a fully fleshed out multiplayer mode in a handheld game. The in game experience is also pretty good considering its over Wi-Fi or 3G. There is occasional ping lag, with some players teleporting from time to time, but more often than not things run pretty smoothly. Even when teleporting does happen, it isn't truly of gamebreaking proportions.

- The game's' performance: it runs buttery smooth both offline and online. Obviously its not running at 60fps, but it still maintains a solid 30 even with high action on screen, with none of the frame rate drops that occasionally happen in Killzone Mercenary.

The bad:
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- The single player experience: there isn't really a campaign mode to speak of. Instead you're given ten different "operations", which are essentially just single individual missions set in different stages. None of these are especially long or well fleshed out, but don't expect them to be quickly over and done with. There are no checkpoints, so if you die you have to start the mission all over again. That can get grating when you make small mistakes and end up dying close to the end of the mission, especially since many have unskippable cutscenes at the beginning. The only other single player mode is the Hostiles mode, which puts you up against wave after wave of enemies. The problem with this is that the Ai isn't especially intelligent and doesn't really deploy much in the way of tactics short of approaching you and opening fire, meaning both Hostiles and Operations modes can be a bit boring after a relatively short time. The real focus of the game is clearly on the multiplayer mode, meaning that if you're away from a wireless connection there isn't much to keep you entertained. Unlike Killzone Mercenary theres also no way of playing against bots on multiplayer maps, leaving you with far less to do if you cant guarantee an internet connection.

- The graphics: The flip side to the game running smoothly is that the graphics are hardly what you'd call amazing. The graphics are a little blurry and muddy, and there's none of the sparkle that games like Killzone have. That's not to say the game looks actively bad, it just doesn't look particularly good either. You probably wont notice it too much after playing for a little while though, so this criticism can very easily be taken with a pinch of salt.

Overall
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All things considered, Killzone Mercenary is overall a better FPS game - it has a vastly better campaign, more fully fleshed out mechanics, allows you to play against bots if you haven't got an internet connection to hand, and looks far prettier. However, if potential lack of internet isn't a concern then Black Ops Declassified beats it hands down. The multiplayer mode is this game's standout feature, and is clearly what it was developed around. There is no other game on PS Vita which has as active a multiplayer as this (yes, not even Killzone), and Black Ops Declassified doesn't miss a single key feature of the console/PC multiplayer experience, impressive for a handheld game. If you're going to be on the move and don't need to worry about whether you'll have internet, Black Ops Declassified is definitely worth purchasing. It will be a while before it is supplanted as the best portable implementation of CoD (unless it comes to the Nintendo Switch any time soon).
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on 10 May 2017
Haven't if its any good as I bought it for someone else, but he seemed to like it. No complaints with service.
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on 3 June 2017
Excellent and best price ****
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on 20 March 2017
Okay game, can get boring after little playtime.
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on 20 May 2017
Omg never known the grandson so quiet,love it.
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on 21 June 2017
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on 11 January 2015
Very quick delivery A**
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on 5 March 2013
The campaign is too short, the special missions i quite liked survival mode and that was fun for a while.... and i know for a ps vita game it wont be as good as the other consoles but i have the waw zombies on my iPod and that is so much better than this.
I've pretty much just played it once and then put it in its case on the shelf which is probably where it will sit until i sell my vita when something else comes out from Sony.

So in my view i wouldn't advise anyone to buy this game which is a waste of money especially as i pre-ordered it and now regret ever since doing so.
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VINE VOICEon 15 February 2014
This game is only worth about twenty quid for what you get. I managed to get it off the PS Store for 18 pounds on sale. There is no doubt that its not a like-for-like of Black Ops. This is a slimmed down imitation with fewer features and little to rave about. However paying a cheaper price tag shows an average to good portable version of Call Of Duty. You get a clunky multiplayer, but its still fun and playable with Deathmatch and Free For All and a few others. There's plenty of good weapons and kill streak rewards. It's not memorable but I still had fun (when I could get a game). The story is a time waster that I still enjoyed plowing through when I had the time. The feature 'hostiles' also has that 'beat-my-last-score' draw to it. However I think the biggest plus to this game is that the actual game play is very good. It's got all the slick movement and gun play as the PS3 versions and this gives this average game a big boost. So if you love COD and can get this game cheaper, then do it. For gaming on the move its got a lot of nice pick-up-and-play about it.
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