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Black Ops reviews round-up is go – EG goes 8

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 07:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Following last night’s fun-filled London launch, Call of Duty: Black Ops is finally being judged. Get all the scores below.

Here’s everything. If you have anything to add, drop the link in the comments.

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  1. Erthazus

    http://www.gamekult.com/tout/jeux/fiches/J000096529_test.html

    Gamekult – 7
    On metacritic – 70.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Got that one, yep. Thanks.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DBZ0wnz

    9 Mins left till metacritic get’s started on BO.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    Found this USA today review this morning. 4/4 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/11/review-call-of-duty-black-ops/1

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    Nothing to do with Black Ops, but IGN gave Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit a 9.0 :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. jaylee

    JVN gave a 18/20

    http://www.jvn.com/jeux/tests/test-de-call-of-duty-black-ops.html

    #7 4 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    GiantBomb 4/5: http://www.giantbomb.com/call-of-duty-black-ops/61-26423/reviews/

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DBZ0wnz

    No 10/10 yet :)

    EDIT: Damn USA Today! how can it be rated 4/4? shouldn’t it be rated /5 or /10?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Eurogamer’s there.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/113/1133005p2.html IGN 8.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/113/1133001p3.html IGN UK 8.5
    Just more of the same, if you like CoD, you’ll like this, if not don’t waste your time.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. salez

    OPM UK 9.4/10
    http://www.kingps3.com/view/news.php?id=5231

    joystiq.com 4/5
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/09/call-of-duty-black-ops-review/

    #12 4 years ago
  13. jaylee

    Game reactor : 9/10

    http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/5475/Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops/?sid=4f7971a1367a279037ea0fe52e85913a

    and the first 100% !

    Game pro 5/5

    http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/217216/call-of-duty-black-ops-review/

    #13 4 years ago
  14. onlineatron

    I like COD… but I’m not sure if I want to play it any more, Modern Warfare 2 started to grate on me so this will probably be a ‘wait until LoveFilm sends me’ situation.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    #15 4 years ago
  16. salez

    1up.com A-
    http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3182286

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    Playing it some more last night, while it still exactly isn’t a touch on Infinity Ward, it’s a vast improvement as far as Treyarch goes, IMO.

    Good kill.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    Respawn are laughing.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. salez

    gametrailers.com 9.3
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-hd-call-of/707272
    videogamer.com 9
    http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/call_of_duty_black_ops/review.html
    gameinformer.com 9
    http://gameinformer.com/games/call_of_duty_black_ops/b/xbox360/archive/2010/11/09/review.aspx

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Aerschtuner

    We from Tweakers.net (biggest Dutch IT related website and covering a lot of game news as well) put up our review as well:

    http://tweakers.net/reviews/1880/call-of-duty-black-ops.html (9.5/10)

    Game looks to be amazing. Gonna play today.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks for you help, chaps.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. jaydee21

    Eurogamer CZ 8/10
    http://www.eurogamer.cz/articles/call-of-duty-black-ops-recenze

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Isuru86

    Treyarch stole a Lot from Infinity Ward…so fuck Treyarch and fuck Black Ops…i wont buy that abortion !

    #23 4 years ago
  24. naffgeek

    Looks like Treyarch have done a pretty good job, not a huge MP fan (too much abuse off 12 yr old kicking my ass) but will definitely pick this up after I hve played the other 37 million games on my to get list.

    This year has been crazy for quality releases. NFS : HP is getting 9/10′s too !!!

    #24 4 years ago
  25. The_Deleted

    http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/846513-games-review-call-of-duty-black-ops-breaks-cover
    Gamecentral (Metro)
    9/10.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Mikomi

    Multiplayer.it:
    http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/82166-call-of-duty-black-ops-cosa-sono-diventato.html
    9.4

    #26 4 years ago
  27. freeradical88

    Review from totalvideogames.com: http://www.totalvideogames.com/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops/review-15770.html

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Onikilly

    Review from Jeauxactu.com (french)
    http://www.jeuxactu.com/article-48761-call-of-duty-black-ops.html

    17/20

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    No one giving it a solid ten:

    Because it’s not Infinity Ward.

    So basically it’s the same as MW2… I’m already regretting my 14.44 GBP on that…

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers. Added all those in.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Patrick Garratt

    That OPM score’s bollocks, by the way. I’ve removed it.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. freeradical88

    Cheers for the link Pat.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Very decent scores, but I can smell the backlash from here! :-D

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    Now downloading from Steam, gosh i so regret that purchase… Again…

    I hope that i’m wrong and it will be the best experience… Judging by what i saw it’s not that awesome and PC version is broken.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. back_up

    A mod of MW2 got good scores which inturn was mod of MW :lol:

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt

    It’s €60 on Steam. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to pay that much for it.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. freedoms_stain

    @36, Activision have decided that CoD is worth the premium and I think Steam are slightly more bound to the punlishers wishes than brick and mortar retailer.

    When a new game comes out on Steam there’s often a %age off for preorders, or preorder and get and older game from the same studio free, don’t remember anything like that for “BLOPS” either.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @Patrick, just buy any PC copy but just NOT from Steam. “Retail” copy that will be cheaper and there must be a “SteamPowered” logo and with it you can play the game with the CD Key inside it
    I got mine for 14.44 GBP just because my friend works at the local games retail company. So you should do a little bit of a research.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    @38 – Cheers. I’ll get a copy of it today.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Dralen

    PC version definitely has something wrong with it. When you’ve got a fast paced game like COD, you need it to be smooth and it sure ain’t. I really hope it’s fixed.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. poopoofruits

    AN 8 OUT OF 10 FOR CALL OF DUTY?!?!?!?! ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!

    #41 4 years ago
  42. reask

    Anyone play it yet?
    If so what’s the verdict on Multi and SP compared to MW2.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Maikrobi

    Videogameszone (German) – 90
    http://www.videogameszone.de/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-PS3-231856/Tests/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-im-Test-fuer-PS3-und-Xbox-360-Besser-als-Modern-Warfare-2-798269/

    #43 4 years ago
  44. stretch215

    @42 been playing all night. Miles ahead of mw2 as far as mp. I haven’t even LOOKED at the sp yet. The mp though is very solid, and quite deep. A lot of tweaks have been made to balance out the mess IW created with mw2. Edit: also the wager matches are a lot of fun. And the level design is top notch. Well worth the time and money. Very fun game.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    I just started singleplayer campaign… I’m fucking surprised and WOWED.

    I think Infinity Ward now sits and sucks huge COCK.

    The story? I don’t get it. Finished just first level and now in Russian prison.

    I have for now only one thing that bothers me, everything goes so fucking fast that my brain is not capable to understnad where are we or what we are doing or why we are there and there… You just shoot, shoot, kill, shoot, shoot.

    PC support is good. Anti Aliasing, filters, soft shadows. Even with the outdated engine like this, game looks sharp. Compared to console trailers… This looks very decent. Console graphics – MEH…

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Callum

    90 / 10 ?! The must love this game in Germany. Crazy fools.

    Anyone played it yet?

    #46 4 years ago
  47. reask

    Thanks guys I will have to pick it up later anyway or my Daughter wont talk to me. :)

    #47 4 years ago
  48. DoubleM

    @47 Can I have your daughter’s number please? :D

    #48 4 years ago
  49. polygem

    i´ll be playing it this weekend probably. i´m trying not to get too excited because mw2 was so very disappointing. the whole genre just feels sucked totally dry. just nothing new anymore. we need new gamedesigns based on shooter mechanics. desperately. i hope for games like rage and brink for that. from black ops i just expect more of the same with some new fun modes…

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Erthazus

    Gosh i hate missions like: Destroy three T-55 tanks with one Bazooka… This is so stupid… They are not hard, but facing the reality it’s impossible to do that and all tanks and infantry are blind.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Tallon 4

    SP is way over the top.
    I’m gonna be flamed for saying this, but after spending 2 hours in the SP, the SP of Medal of Honor is at least as good.

    AI is not very smart and some gfx glitches

    Will try MP tonight

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    @51, MoH singleplayer just sucks compared to CoD:Black Ops.

    and yeah AI is pretty stupid. It’s just shooting… Sometimes taking cover but thats it.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Crysis

    @52, i doubt that you would know, you seem to be posting every 5 minutes, how could you possibly have time to play games?

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Tallon 4

    @52: Don’t agree on that. The Black Ops SP is kinda like the A-team. I’m just waiting for Hannibal to show up.

    But as a matter a fact..I don’t really care. In the end I play the MP and I wonder if it can compete with the BC2 MP.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Erthazus

    @52 maybe time machine you know? I almost finished the game. I’m feeling that i’m near the ending.

    PS: Korean second battle is over the TOP. I don’t remember the level of the game but you have a Great shotgun :D

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DrDamn

    Can you be shot in this one without the screen going stupidly shaky and fuzzy for “dramatic” effect? What about nasty respawning enemies – any of that?

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Erthazus

    @DrDamn,
    “What about nasty respawning enemies – any of that?”

    There was a nasty level in Soviet base. Ending of it… Respawn of enemies was ridiculous. Sometimes too much respawn.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. eric0659

    PlanetXbox360: http://www.planetxbox360.com/article_12200/Call_of_Duty_Black_Ops

    #58 4 years ago
  59. reask

    Just got off playing multi.
    It feels like a mixture of WAW and MW2.
    I suppose the kids will love it although I reckon it might not live up to there expectations.
    It doesn’t feel as polished as MW2 imo.
    Haven’t checked out SP yet.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Tallon 4

    @ 59 quote: “It doesn’t feel as polished as MW2 imo”
    +1

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Dralen

    It pisses me off that they give you the option for having auto aim on or off. Just put it on or off!! Don’t Give me a Freaking option!!! I can’t in good faith have it on, and then I feel like everyone else has an advantage over me. *Sigh* Frustrating.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Erthazus

    @61 than play the PC version. There is no Auto Aim. There is only your skill :D

    Just finished the campaign. Last levels were dissapointing. but overall i enjoyed it. Much better than MW 2 and MOH campaign combined.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Dralen

    I tried both. I had too many framerate issues playing online on PC, and the auto-aim on 360 is really annoying. But your right the SP is really good.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Erthazus

    “But your right the SP is really good.”

    Except only for the story. It was a bullshit of big proportions. With Vorkuta, drugs and conspiracy theories with NOVA-6…

    #64 4 years ago
  65. AHA-Lambda

    i haven’t finished it yet but tbf the story is GODLY compared to MW2′s

    #65 4 years ago