Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review round-up – every score

Tuesday, 13th November 2012 07:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

It’s time. BLOPS2 has now released globally and the review embargo is up. Better? Worse? Up? Down? Round-about? You’ll get every score here.

If you have a review you’d like us to add to the list, just leave it in the comments below, and be sure to check out Dave’s multiplayer impressions here:



  1. Patrick Garratt

    10 minutes to EU and US scores.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Cyrano De Ballsack

    Giant Bomb : 4/5 8.9/10

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Anyone believes those scores?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Really hoping that campaign is on par with BLOPS1 one. Also that it’s not another MW3.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Soong

    Gamestalker (Dutch): “good”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. death_489

    it’s between 7 to 8/10 if you forget about mw1 and 2…

    gametrailers have a review too–black-ops-ii-review

    #6 2 years ago
  7. mathare92

    Videogamer’s reliable Gaston – 8/10

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mathare92

    Kotaku – YES

    Polygon’s Frushtick – 8/10

    Eurogamer – “While these discussions were going on we chose not to attend a Call of Duty review event pending a final decision on how we would approach such things in future. As a result, our review of the game will probably be a couple of days late next week.”

    #8 2 years ago
  9. hives

    GiantBomb – 4/5? : O

    I’m glad I preordered :P

    Nah, tbh, whatever scores are, I want some arcade shooter. Haven’t play CoD since first Blops.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    All those are added.

    @8 – Do you have a link to that EG quote?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. mathare92

    It’s in the editor blog I linked.

    Third paragraph.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    So it is. Thanks.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. bitsnark

    A Call of Duty review event eh?


    #13 2 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve added that in. Thanks, mathare.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ZeGerman1942

    Well most reviews note that it’s more of the same and it’s starting to look dated. Reviews seem to be high for 2 reasons really: a massive package that will keep people entertained for a long time and a great amount of polish on content – both are good.

    If anyone was expecting anything ground breaking new from the series, it really was their own fault.

    I for one am tired of this genre and unless something fresh comes along, i’ll be passing on them all. Not played a game like this since BF3 and don’t think this game will get me back to play war shooters.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: I would like to take the opportunity to recommend Spec Ops – The Line to you. It’s a third person anti-war shooter. The very first of its kind. The gameplay won’t impress you and that’s intentional. It’s all about the story and its characters.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Big score there from GameTrailers. 9.4.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. The_Red

    I really wish other sites would stop attending these “review events” and pressure mega publishers into sending proper review copies to them just like most normal games.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Valky3it (Italy) – 9,3

    #19 2 years ago
  20. EvilGost

    Another review from (17/20) :

    Original language :

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @18 You’ll be pleased to know that we didn’t go to a review event :) I queued up until 2am to buy my copy this morning. I am so freaking tired but I’m back on it for our multiplayer appraisal.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Edo

    GamesRadar 4.5/5
    Official Xbox Magazine 80/100

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Muetsch – 8.9/10

    #23 2 years ago
  24. mathare92

    @14 Not a problem, Pat.

    Having read a bunch of those reviews, I’d recommend the Giant Bomb and Videogamer write-ups. Particularly since they seem to contrast on whether the campaign is any good.

    The multiplayer seems to be getting a lot of praise across the board.

    @18 The Videogamer disclaimer mentions that the review event spanned two days. I’d find it quite intense finishing the campaign and playing huge chunks of the other modes in that kind of time.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. KAP

    Lol GT (Ctrl+C) + (Ctrl+V) = 9,4

    #25 2 years ago
  26. dizzygear

    Most of these games from big publishers get these very save “not perfect but well above average” scores like 8/10 or 4/5 to avoid the wrath of the publisher like with the infamous Kane and Lynch incident.

    So no i dont believe these scores.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Iliad


    #27 2 years ago
  28. Creteck – 7/10

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Predator2k9 [german review] – 85/100 …

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    Son, i’m disappoint.

    Why not 11/10?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. mathare92

    All the reviews (well most of them) summed up in one word cloud:

    I was bored.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. jaydee21 8/10

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Toby Lee -

    Eurogamer Sweden 9/10

    #33 2 years ago
  34. PrideDK

    Xboxlife (Danish): 9.0/10

    #34 2 years ago
  35. XtremeTekno (Spanish): 8.0/10

    #35 2 years ago
  36. runtold (german) 90/100

    #36 2 years ago
  37. DanteDestroyer

    HardGame2 (Spanish): 9/10

    #37 2 years ago
  38. lama

    lol, check the steam stats. now thats some high numbers!!

    #38 2 years ago
  39. ZeGerman1942

    @16: i have – it’s very good actually. really enjoyed Spec Ops: The Line.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    Why are none of the ones below 8/10 on Metacritic?

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Moonwalker1982

    It’s starting to feel dated (oh wow really? It already did years ago…LMAO) and it’s more of the same. Yet some reviews give it a 9, just wow. It also gets away with things that any other shooter gets slammed for. Pathetic.

    Words can’t describe how tired i am of this franchise. Next year we get MW4 and then no doubt BO3, it’s just sad. Used to be a big fan, and now i think i won’t even touch a CoD again. And it’s beyond me how so many people still buy it every year.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    @41 Because having a different opinion is pathetic, right?

    If you don’t like it, don’t play it.

    I don’t care for it one way or another. It’s just not my kind of game. But I know plenty of people who will play it. That’s their choice and incentive. If they enjoy the experience? Kudos to them. Obviously there’s something in it that they find appealing. Acting like those who think that way are somehow inferior in mentality, to you to the point of being labelled as”pathetic”, is not only ragingly egotistical, but a far more juvenile and childish attitude than many of the Call of Duty haters claim the game’s typical players to have.

    tl;dr version: Get over it.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Moonwalker1982

    I only said pathetic about the review dude, read it properly please. Reviews clearly give legit complaints but still give it a 8 or 9 or higher, wtf is that?

    And yes it’s about opinion, and it’s my opinion that i find it weird that people just don’t tire of it. So yeah , please read it again. I am not calling any CoD player pathetic………damn.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Ireland Michael

    @43 The reviews were written by people. So their opinions are, by association, pathetic.

    And you basically said everyone who keeps buying the game is naive and ignorant for constantly playing them. Not directly, but you’d have to be blind not to see the condescension in your comment.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah well, that wasn’t my intention. It’s just that i’m baffled is all. I consider it the same thing that developers would bring a Elder Scrolls every year, or a GTA game, or a new Mario every year, and so on. How do you not tire of that?

    You really are over analyzing my comment, and that is not nessecary.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. monkeygourmet

    Just nipped into Blockbuster and they had loads of copies to hire.

    Got it on 360 (£6.00 for 5 days).

    This will be easily enough to finish the Single Player and give zombies a whirl.

    Im mostly looking forward to the 3D mode in single player, that was really fun in BLOPS 1.

    I couldn’t care less about multiplayer ironically. Halo 4 is so polished, it’s going to take up most of my ‘online’ time! :)

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @45 Some people will buy every Mario game ever made, and those are definitely released more than once a year.

    To each their own. Personally I got tired of the New Super Mario Bros. formula after the first one. They don’t hold a candle to the depth and creativity of the original 2D titles.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. absolutezero

    I think the comment was aimed squarely at the complete dis-connect between review text and the score it receives at the end.

    The Hitman review that I posted yesterday is a perfect example, its savaged in the text and he even goes onto warn people away from buying it, in what World does that equal 65%?

    Theres loads of complaints about Blops 2 judging by the various reviews but the scores are the same as always, just to not upset the status-quo of metacritic.

    8/10 “Its ok, you’ll buy it anyway”.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. jon_

    Heres is ours in Playerslink (Spanish) No score given

    #49 2 years ago
  50. R3Z0N

    TechDeville’s review:


    #50 2 years ago
  51. MadFlavour

    Shit ops 2. 6/10

    #51 2 years ago
  52. OlderGamer

    Seems pretty much on par with what most folks were thinking it would be. The score is also likly irrelevent as it will prolly sell squilions.

    I have a copy resurved(to rent) on Gamefly for the WiiU. Just wondering how the system handles it, and what if anything the devs did with the wiiu pad.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. FlyingNimbus

    Im probably going to end up buying this, the multiplayer looks really good, and different! The main part of a cod game for me and the main reason for a purchase.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. CityCobra

    GamingXP: 92%

    #54 2 years ago

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