Cod Black Ops 2 Review

Call of Duty is the king of war shooter games and has returned with its seventh version: Black Ops. It seems like Activision has once more turned the tables over to Treyarch, who previously created World at War. The Black Ops makes numerous alterations to the business, some heavy and some mild.

As opposed to the standard main menu with background, this menu is in-game, with the character fighting in an electric chair. Within the first couple of seconds after starting this game, it is pretty obvious that Treyarch has certainly upped the stake with this storyline.
This is really a follow up to World at War, which is COD's 5th game. There are several familiar faces, as well as some real ones. COD has long been recognized for superb action set pieces and although those are still present, on a whole the storyline has been getting a lot of attention and basically dominates the other games. They even provide drum roll making the character talk, which is something that might be of interest as a standard format if everyone is given a voice.

Although the story does appears to drag out in the middle, towards the end you could find yourself at the edge of the seat. Basically, this game is heavily structured in the Cold War, mainly in Vietnam and this is reflected by the choice of weaponry. In addition, for the very first time in the sequence, this game will at times withdraw from the character's point of view and really show the surroundings from a third person standpoint. The soundtrack is a combination of dramatic war themes and awesome techno and metal track in the middle. The gun volume at last is not overpowering everything else, which is a good transformation, but the real gun shots do not sound as well as expected when compared to earlier games.

You cannot have Call of Duty if you don't have multiplayer and this comes back as most of us loved it, along with several new twists, objects and rebalancing fixes. Many players have a problem with the fact that most rewards for kill streak had been too easy to use, triggering a chain reaction to initialize much more killing streaks, debilitating the other team very quickly. Black Ops has changed this, because the game is not rewarding kills that is credited towards a different kill streak, this means that this has to be done in the old-fashion way.

Nevertheless, Black Ops is really a worthwhile title for the business. With its superb story presentation, the return of the zombie mode, modified multi-player and the addition of bots, for better or worse Black Ops will be recommended. This PC version is becoming somewhat consistent, but it is difficult to tell how good it will perform in a given setup. So, if you really want to play this on your PC, its best to just jump in and then pray for the best.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Reviews for COD: Black Ops 2?
    what do you think of BO2? is it good? what about the guns, multiplayer, and campaign?

    • ANSWER:
      I really find it entertaining. People keep saying the graphics are awful, to me they are the exact same as the past games. The futuristic turn they took with it I thought would be awkward for a COD game. However they make it work nicely. Their is still plenty of weapons to choose from and customize them. With new ways to do it. I.E. I have a gun that my scope pulses and tells me if someone is behind a wall, and another weapon that puts a red diamond shape over enemies online so if they are sniping from far away it helps me locate them better.

      They have replaced Kill/Stike/and Death streaks with Score-streak which I enjoy, but has Pros/Cons
      Pro is it makes your team members help you on objective based games, I found this nice since every other game I have always found myself yelling at my screen and in my headset for people to quit camping and help me plant the dang bomb!! You get nice points for doing objectives and doing those alone can help you get care packages and the new perks they have.

      The con is UAV used to take 3 kills w/o dying, now it takes several so it can be tough if you are trying to get them by just killing, but again the Pro to that is campers cant just camp and keep killing to get Kill streaks, and then just dominate the whole map with things like Pave-lows and Dogs and such.

      The zombie mode is your typical zombie mode from the old COD games (not including the MW's)
      I myself have never been the biggest fan, however they have added two new game modes. Tranzit, and Grief.

      Tranzit you start off at one place and fight to survive while the creepiest looking bus driver you have ever seen drives from map to map to map. Each part of the map you can collect parts that open certain pathways, pretty interesting to find hidden things and makes you keep looking. But other than that it is basically survival mode with a bigger map.

      Grief is amazing, Grief is a game for 8 players, 2 teams of 4. The goal is the same, survive, however you can win. To win you just have to be the last team standing. Pretty easy til you get to round 10 most of the time at this point the other team is trapping you in rooms filled with zombies til they get you. When you fall the other team can knife your team members trying to revive you which stuns them to where they can not revive you. It's very frustrating but very very fun and entertaining.

      Story mode I have not got to far in yet, But so far its what you come to expect from a CoD game. Cinematics, Explosions, and lots of shooting, with a good entertainment factor going from the past to future to tell a story.

      I found myself dangling from a rock, using a fly suit to get to a certain point on a level, fighting invisible solders, and then wearing invisible armor myself, to being in the 80's riding horseback.

      Sounds confusing but they pull it off well.

      At the moment my complaints are this. The online mode at this time is very laggy and glitchy, the room could be full and it will still say waiting for more players to balance teams. However Treyarch has stated they are working on the issue.

      And my other comp is the new pick 10 system is confusing to create-a-class, takes some getting used to, but I'm sure I will eventually get used to it.

  2. QUESTION:
    Should I buy CoD Ghosts or Black Ops 2?
    I've been itching to get my hands on a CoD game for a while, and seeing as I sold my Black Ops 2 in May due to my frustration with it, I have enough money to buy a new game this Friday. Ghosts,while a newer game, isn't as exciting as Black Ops 2 was. It also has been reviewed lower, and I've been hearing that the Black Ops 2 multiplayer has been improved upon greatly in these passing months. And no BF4 elitists, as I'm buying it next year for the PS4.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey if you like the game then enjoy it. I personally don't like it at all. Its playable I'm already level 46 in multiplayer but heres the reasons I don't like it.

      -Health: It needs to be raised by at least 25%. The fact that health is so low makes players fearful and promotes a slower gameplay which is pretty much giving the campers an advantage.

      -Perk system: The perk system is HORRID it offers a huge variety of useless perks stuff that should be either attachements or not a perk at all. Theres a perk that allows to carry maximum ammo? like what soldier goes into a battle with only one clip? or the scavenger perk that is basically the attachment stock which is necessary for assault rifles well at least the run n gun rifles.

      -Maps and level design:The Majority of the maps are too big.The best map is actually strike zone which is a small map. The colors and textures used make everything blend in which makes players incredibly hard to see sometimes but I didnt expect anything different because IW is known for using dark dull colors in their games.

      Game Modes:The introduction of Cranked was a pretty good idea I admit but the other two Blitz and Hunted not so much. Hunted is very boring and Blitz is too easy to play. Search & Rescue would of been good if they had both regular search & destroy and the newer version but since they took it out completely I dont like it. Domination feels off maybe because its not two rounds and everyone is camping all over the map for streaks instead of playing Objective. There is no ground war at least on the xbox 360 maybe next gen.

      Killstreaks: Now they brought back the support class which I felt was horrible in MW3. If you can't get kills without dying then you dont deserve streaks. There is also a huge variety of useless killstreaks in the Assault streaks also,

      Weapons: The weapons are extremely boring and there isn't much of a variety within each class.
      Yes there is some cool new weapons like the Honey Badger but all around I'm not excited when I play because they just basically say hey if you have the points then you can unlock the weapon you want which in that game you only need one weapon from each class. The fact they put rocket launcher as a support killstreak instead of having it as a choice as a weapon is horrible. There is so many killstreaks that fly around and you basically cant do anything to them.

      Progression:The new system where you can only do 5 operations at a time is horrible and It doesnt allow you to see the progression of anything else. I also notice If you try to attempt certain challenges when they are not in the objective screen you cant unlock what they entitle you like a patch or something.

      NO CODCASTER!!!

      Now heres what I like about the game.

      Customization: I love being able to choose whether I want to play as a girl or guy character. Its also nice to be able to change up your gear a bit even though they could of did more.The backgrounds are pretty cool and the patches are a hit and miss I like the way they look but I don't like how certain patches have different levels which If you unlock them all they are is a slightly different in color. Instead they should of changed the design a bit each time.

      Sliding: Oh boy do I have fun sliding around the map. I slide and dropshot almost everyone I see.

      Snipers: The double rendered snipers are beautiful.

      The abiltity to give anyone control of the party at anytime is quite useful.

      -Clan Wars: Its not as good as League Play but at least they tried.

      All in all this game feels less like COD and more like BF3 or 4.

      This game is playable and with a full team I guess it can be enjoyable but its not what I expected it to be and will definitly only be played because its the newest COD. Like I said this is my opinion and if you enjoy it good.

  3. QUESTION:
    Halo 4 or Cod black ops 2?
    I know this question is on daily basis but i want a own answer. And there have been reviewed and maybe you have some tips about the games because thay have been circulating for a couple of days now.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely go with Halo 4. With 343 as the new developer, the online multiplayer is no longer the same cut and past from Halo 3. Graphics are significantly improved from the other Halos, and are of course way better than BLOPS 2. Black ops 2 has is still using the same engine as the original modern warfare, and as some say it has been tweaked and improved, the visuals still are nowhere near that of today's video game standards (looks of jagged edges and mono colors). The campaign and zombies have been totally revamped, with decisions in the campaign impacting the outcome of the story. The only problem is that you still are resticted to following a set line throughout each level. I personally am going to skip BLOPS 2 and wait for Far Cry 3, which seems like a nice change of pace from the generic COD game.

  4. QUESTION:
    Black Ops 2 review please?
    So how are you liking Black Ops 2 and how does it compare to Black Ops 1? I'm thinking about getting it and i dont know if i should just keep playing Blops 1 or get the new one.
    I know i can go to IGN but i just wanted to ask you guys.

    • ANSWER:
      I really find it entertaining. People keep saying the graphics are awful, to me they are the exact same as the past games. The futuristic turn they took with it I thought would be awkward for a COD game. However they make it work nicely. Their is still plenty of weapons to choose from and customize them. With new ways to do it. I.E. I have a gun that my scope pulses and tells me if someone is behind a wall, and another weapon that puts a red diamond shape over enemies online so if they are sniping from far away it helps me locate them better.

      They have replaced Kill/Stike/and Death streaks with Score-streak which I enjoy, but has Pros/Cons
      Pro is it makes your team members help you on objective based games, I found this nice since every other game I have always found myself yelling at my screen and in my headset for people to quit camping and help me plant the dang bomb!! You get nice points for doing objectives and doing those alone can help you get care packages and the new perks they have.

      The con is UAV used to take 3 kills w/o dying, now it takes several so it can be tough if you are trying to get them by just killing, but again the Pro to that is campers cant just camp and keep killing to get Kill streaks, and then just dominate the whole map with things like Pave-lows and Dogs and such.

      The zombie mode is your typical zombie mode from the old COD games (not including the MW's)
      I myself have never been the biggest fan, however they have added two new game modes. Tranzit, and Grief.

      Tranzit you start off at one place and fight to survive while the creepiest looking bus driver you have ever seen drives from map to map to map. Each part of the map you can collect parts that open certain pathways, pretty interesting to find hidden things and makes you keep looking. But other than that it is basically survival mode with a bigger map.

      Grief is amazing, Grief is a game for 8 players, 2 teams of 4. The goal is the same, survive, however you can win. To win you just have to be the last team standing. Pretty easy til you get to round 10 most of the time at this point the other team is trapping you in rooms filled with zombies til they get you. When you fall the other team can knife your team members trying to revive you which stuns them to where they can not revive you. It's very frustrating but very very fun and entertaining.

      Story mode I have not got to far in yet, But so far its what you come to expect from a CoD game. Cinematics, Explosions, and lots of shooting, with a good entertainment factor going from the past to future to tell a story.

      I found myself dangling from a rock, using a fly suit to get to a certain point on a level, fighting invisible solders, and then wearing invisible armor myself, to being in the 80's riding horseback.

      Sounds confusing but they pull it off well.

      At the moment my complaints are this. The online mode at this time is very laggy and glitchy, the room could be full and it will still say waiting for more players to balance teams. However Treyarch has stated they are working on the issue.

      And my other comp is the new pick 10 system is confusing to create-a-class, takes some getting used to, but I'm sure I will eventually get used to it.

      Overall for me 9.0/10

  5. QUESTION:
    Should I Get Halo 4 or COD Black Ops 2?
    I played Halo ever since it starrted and I love halo, but Black Ops 2 with zombies look pretty badasss. I can only get one.

    Do more people play Halo? Ladies, do more of you play Halo or COD ? lol jk

    Which is better??

    • ANSWER:
      Both games were rated fairly high. If I remember correctly Black Ops 2 got a 9/10 from IGN and other review groups while Halo 4 got a 10/10. I'll break both down for you as I own both.

      Either way you look at it, I'll give your answer in one simple sentence: If you're a big CoD fan, you won't be disappointed with Black Ops 2, and if you're a fan of Halo the same goes for Halo 4. Now... if you're equally a fan of both thats where a breakdown of the two is needed, so here you go:

      Halo 4:
      Lots has been added to Halo 4 over Halo 3. Changes to gun sounds, animation, vehicles, maps etc. They overhauled the graphics and sounds of the game, which are now fantastic. There is a much larger Spartan customization with more emblems, colors, and "specializations" which can be one of some 20 specializations. Being a regular spartan you have many armor variations as well as multiple camo patterns per variation as a reward for challenges being completed. Halo 4 does have a slight CoD touch to it now. Good weapons like the shotgun, sword, or new "SAW" machine gun are not found on the maps, but rather rewarded for killing consistently and/or doing well. Like a kill streak in CoD, where you get 3 options and a weapon pod like campaign will fall with your choice. Makes it a little more fair than both teams rushing to one spot for the hammer like in Halo 3. Camping is much less an issue and with perks, weapon classes, and general setup changes to Halo 4, you must play much more strategically than just running and whacking your enemies dead like in Halo 3. The campaign is fantastic, and multiplayer even better. There is also a "Spec Ops" mode (again like CoD) that you can play as well.

      Black Ops 2:
      Also a lot of changes. The game is set in 2025, a slight future taste to what we currently see in warfare. Some of the guns have some futuristic looking changes, as well as some cool and believable kill streaks. Kill streaks in this game are rewarded base don points so planting a bomb, assists, capturing a flag/q etc goes toward kill streaks, as does previous rewards as well. So if you call an airstrike in and kill 3 people it'll count toward the next killstreak in your list. It is like other CoDs in which certain guns are pretty powerful in comparison to others, but better in that you can be good with many different guns in this one. The maps range pretty nicely from small to larger, but tend to be more on the smaller side, where submachine guns, shotguns and some assault rifles rule online. Sniping like in black ops 1 is pretty uncommon and hard to do in this game as well. Some maps are like that of previous ones. Similar to ones in Modern Warfare 2 and 3, yet a good bit different. The maps are little more interactive, like where a train can pass through the map and run over players. Multiplayer is 55 levels per prestige, 10 prestiges, and then "Prestige Master" after. Career is decent but I still have yet to finish it lol. Zombies is like the previous Black Ops and WaW. It is fun, but can get old quick. The maps are generally much larger and interactive as well as some cool effects to the game to make it more realistic such as thick diseased air which can cause the bullets to miss or flare away from the path in which you shoot. Generally another CoD, but updated.

      In conclusion, Halo 4 is a HUGE change to Halo 3, like a whole new game. CoD is another Call of Duty, but another good game to continue your Call of Duty playing, but this time in another time frame.
      I'd have to say if you're an equal fan of both, to try Halo 4 as it is as big a change as Madden 13 was to Madden 12 or MW2 was to CoD 4. If that helps put it into perspective.

  6. QUESTION:
    So how's COD Black Ops?
    I've seen people that think it sucked. I've seen people who say it's the game of the year. I've seen people say it looks like a PS2 game. I've seen people say it's way better than Modern Warfare 2. I've seen people say MW2 was better. And now Yahoo claims that game critics are saying it's simply amazing.

    What do you think? How is it?

    I'm new to the First person shooter games. I haven't played up to 90 mins worth of FPS games in my life with me never playing any COD game. The only ones I've played are Halo and James Bond: Night Fire.

    I'm picking up my pre-ordered copy today in the afternoon and I want to hear more people voice their opinions before I get to playing.

    Is Black Ops better than MW2, Medal of Honor, Killzone, Fallout, Halo, etc? Did it live up to your expectations?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I've only played a bit of it at my friends house, but this is my opinion (bear in I mind I didn't really liek Modern Warfare 2, so I'll try to keep this unbiased.)

      Obviously, being such a hyped up game, people's opinions of it are going to be pretty high before it's even out. This is probably the reason for the extreme reviews. Modern Warfare was universally praised, so seeing as this game came out nearly exactly a year after it, they were thinking it was going to be so much better. I found it to be very like the 5th CoD game, World at War, also made my Treyarch. It seems to have mixed the best parts of Modern Warfare 2 and World at War. The gameplay is fun, but really nothing different. It has some good features like Zombies mode, where you try to survive as long as you can against, you guessed it, zombies. The single player is supposed to be one of the greatest of the series, so that's a plus.

      The multiplayer is very competitive, and can be very addictive. There is a new currency system, like in Halo Reach, except more dynamic. Instead of levelling up, and unlocking games, as was the norm in other CoD games, you now start with only a couple of things unlocked, and everything else is bought, as you earn money from playing the game. This is a vast improvement in my opinion, as it makes it more personal, and doesn't reward people who play a lot by giving them the best guns.

      Now, like I said, I didn't really like MW2 for whatever reason, and I did quite enjoy Black Ops, so I pick this over MW2. However, Black Ops against Halo Reach is a tough one. They are both quite different from each other, the only common factor is that they're both FPS. Halo is much more slow paced, with smaller teams, and very different gameplay. CoD is more realistic(not exactly realistic compared to games like Medal of Honor), but more so than Halo. I haven't played a lot of Black Ops, I can't really say, andcan't really compare them, but Halo is a much more casual game.

      All in all, I'd give Black Ops an 8.5/10, which may increase, but from what I've seen I'll say this:

      Good game, not much new.

      Hope I helped.

  7. QUESTION:
    Assassins Creed 3 vs COD Black Ops 2?
    PLEASE READ THIS:

    the only reason i got mw3 was because of peer pressure, and i ended up hating it. honestly the only one that i did enjoy was mw2, so im not sure if ill like codbo2 with the new futuristic thing. But i have loved assassins creed, never played any, but just watching it was joyful. Which One Will You Get And Why? Please give good detail if you can

    • ANSWER:
      don't ever buy the same games as your friends because eventually one of you will start playing a single player game you thought looked cool and you won't play with them anymore. it happens to everyone. the good news is that there is always party chat.

      AC3 is almost guaranteed to be awesome (i don't play it but my friends love it). truth is nobody knows how black ops will turn out. i personally trust treyarch to do a decent job. MW3 broke the FPS cycle for me.

      my only advise is not to preorder, and either rent it or read alot of reviews, and watch youtube gameplay footage before buying.

  8. QUESTION:
    Should I buy Black Ops 2 or save my money for another game? 10 pts?
    Explain why and I'll give u 10 pts

    • ANSWER:
      Cod games can be either a hit or a miss. So it'll always be a gamble. You should never listen to reviews of CoD games, because it will receive positive reviews even if it's horrible.

      BO2 has a 50/50 shot at being good. Black Ops 2 will have zombies, and zombies are amazing. Treyarch is said to be making a campaign for zombies (don't hold me to it). The campaign will probably be good because Treyarch knows how to make a good campaign (World at War, Black Ops). You probably care about the muliplayer more than anything. I can't really tell if it'll be good or not. One thing you can be sure of is that it will have some very overpowered guns that every damn noob will use. I absolutely hated BO's MP because it was very unbalanced. The explosives were bad, most guns were underpowered and the lag was outrageous.

      In the end I say no and here's why.

      MW2 was pretty bad MP wise, when MW3 came out (made by Infinity Ward by the way) not much change. The MP (multiplayer) was still very unbalanced. Not much changed in MW3, it was pretty much the same as MW2. I think BO2 will be the same way, sure it will be set in the future, but the multiplayer will still have problems with the explosives, guns and lag that the previous game, Black Ops, had. BO2 will be the same as BO, the only difference will be the setting.

      Save yo' money

  9. QUESTION:
    Should I buy black ops 2?
    I used to like the cod series untill mw3 killed it. I prefer battlefield 3 but the black ops 2 trailers and the description of black ops 2 sounds really good. With the non-linear campaign, multiplayer overhaul and the new zombies ( which I always liked). I'm just wondering whether to buy it or not. Should I wait to see what the reviews are like after the release and forfeit that bonus you get from pre ordering or take a gamble and pre order it? What would you do?

    • ANSWER:
      Black ops 2 is going to have a lot of new ideas:

      Create a class Pick ten system:
      You don't have to fill every slot in create a class like in the other CODs. You just get 10 slots and can fill them with whatever you want, and as many as you want. Only limit is 10.

      Zombies:
      Richthofen controls the zombies now, and the entire world is under siege by zombies.
      WaW had 4, BO1 had 6, and now possibly right new zombie maps?! Exciting.

      Campaign:
      There will be a new campaign where basically robots do everything, even war. And now humanity fights for the control of earth.

      Killstreaks:
      New drone swarm kill streak, dogs are back, basically everything else the same.

      Pre order:
      All you get is nuke town 2025 map. I'd wait.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone hate Black Ops 2?
    I been playing since Cod 4 and I thought it was the best one yet.
    The campaign was awesome with multiple choices and endings
    The multiplayer is a Huge improvement over past CODS with the great Pick 10 system and the fact you could ditch the primary and just go with pistols
    The zombies was also improved with the grief and Tranzit
    Yet I still see negative reviews saying it sucks and every other game is better

    • ANSWER:
      It is just that they hate CoD. The excuse was cod4 was best and always will be. I myself never officially played it so I dont know. How it. I like black ops 2 all of it especially campaign. The futuristic thing was a good idea because then everything would be repetitive. There are also no op guns. You can do good with any gun. Even the riot shield! I know a lot of people that played bf3, skyrim, and all the other games the guy listed that started playing CoD because of bo2. Oh and im not a fanboy I play a lot of gamed.

  11. QUESTION:
    What should I buy- Fifa 13 0r black ops 2?
    I have a Xbox 360 and i am kind of in a dilemma which game to buy here.I can't buy both coz i need once one right now.I have played MW3 , which was an amazing game and i just loved it. But i Have never played a soccer game on my xbox. So what should i go with , FIFA 13 , an experiment for me or Black ops 2 , a game which i already know i am already going to love?

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops 2 is better because experiment will not do you any good. FIFA 13 is not a great game nor a very bad game but still it is a good game in sports genre but i think COD is better and more verstile. I am sure you will like it.

      This is detailed review of the COD Black Ops2 game:
      http://www.amazon.com/review/R1J7QO7G4GG80U/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B007XVTR3K&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=svsoa-20

      COD Black Ops 2 - recent price:
      http://www.amazon.com/Call-Duty-Black-Ops-Xbox-360/dp/B007XVTR3K/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1361203305&sr=1-2&keywords=call+of+duty%3A+black+ops+ii+360&tag=svsoa-20

  12. QUESTION:
    Should I get black ops 2 or Bioshock infinite?
    I am a major rpg fan and have almost every rpg for 360 (some of them get extremely low reviews so I don't have them), and I was gonna try one of these as no good RPGs are coming out for Xbox any time soon ( I also have a ton of pc RPGs), so I played the first Bioshock and thought it was a little slow, I liked it but never completed it, so Bioshock infinite seems cool, and u played lack ops 2 at my friends house and though I usually have cod this one looked pretty cool with the zombies and futuristic campaign
    So which should I get?
    Idk what I will play more but it's quality not quantity

    • ANSWER:
      Black ops 2

      The reason i say that is because zombies is brilliant, the campaign is awesome as you get to choose different paths so the ending is different for many people.

      The online is brilliant, better then what i expected. If you thought bioshock was slow then i would not recommend getting it, get black ops 2, and later down the line get bioshock infinity.

      Good luck! and happy gaming!

      Paul

  13. QUESTION:
    which is best cod black ops or MAG by sony?

    • ANSWER:
      I want to know this 2 on metacritic a good review website gave mag 76 out of 100 and black ops 88 out of 100 but then you can play with more people at once in mag

      black ops review

      http://www.metacritic.com/search/all/black+ops/results

      mag review

      http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/mag

  14. QUESTION:
    Should I get Black Ops 2?
    I have the chance tomorrow to get it (on Xbox 360) but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I heard there's lag problems in MP and the zombies doesn't look as good as Black Ops 1's zombies (which I have). I already have Halo 4 and its amazing, should I just stick with that? I'm not really interested in campaign either.

    Can I please have some unbiased answers - so no COD fanboys who say its perfect in every way - because it's not - and no total COD haters who say that everything about it sucks. And don't go off reviews either, they're not totally accurate, a lot of them are biased, exaggerate, generous and get paid, just go off personal experience.

    Thanks to anyone who answers.
    Please no game recommendations - I'm not interested in anything else.

    • ANSWER:
      My brother has it for ps3 and all I ever here my brother complain about is how terrible the lag is, the game always freezes during online mode, it glitches all the time, and when I played zombies with him it was nothing like black ops. My brother says that the game creators are supposedly releasing updates for it soon, but I wouldn't waste your money on it if I were you. I'd wait a few months or so.

  15. QUESTION:
    Please give the review of one of the games-- JUST CAUSE 2, RESIDENT EVIL-6, COD BLACK OPS 2 or FRITZ 13?
    GIVE REVIEW OF 30-50 LINES!

    • ANSWER:
      Ho-----ly.... shit......you are killing me dude.....

      Just Cause 2- this is an open world action adventure game. The story is kind of lame but the messing around is AWESOME! The entire concept is just to throw shit around and make as much havoc as you can, literally. This is like the dream you have always wanted....the government giving you a pass to fly to an island and try and destroy it by free roaming and blowing shit up. The two awesome weapons in this game are the grappling hook and handheld parachute. With the grappling hook, you can pull people and snipers off buildings to save ammo, not that you need to....there is A LOT of ammo. You can also zip around building and hook onto helicopters and ride around. The parachute lets you freely jump off any height and survive. The two weapons combined make an incredible duo with hours of fun. Think of Grand Theft Auto but more gun focused. There are cars you an jack, and the driving is nice, but they aren't as centered. Graphics are acceptable, and the gameplay is decent enough, camera is nicely aligned, and the game will wheel in at least 40 hours. I would not consider it a classic for here are the pros and cons: (maybe to waste lines...)
      PROS
      - fun gunfights and linear gameplay
      - even better open world havoc wrecking
      - fun weapons and cars to drive
      - large map with recognizable sights
      - trophies/achievements are not frustrating and instead enjoyable to obtain

      CONS
      - just a knock off of Grand Theft Auto and slightly less fun
      - once you are tired of it, you will never play it again
      - very rare but occasional frame rate issues, some spanning to 3 seconds long
      - no character development in a bland storyline
      - short campaign

      Overall rating from my 50 hours of experience - 7.3/10
      My only wishes are that I wanted less of an empty feeling in the game. It is mostly just blowing shit up...which is sometimes fun, but gets tedious

      Out of that list, I would say pick the following according to your taste

      Just Cause 2 - pick this if you are a huge open world/ Grand Theft Auto fan and are tired and waiting for GTA 5

      Resident Evil 6- a great survival shooter with a long ass campaign fit for a king. If you love linear shooters with a fun story and sweet graphics. (Best controls too)

      COD Black Ops 2- if you are a multiplayer buff. The story line is fun while it lasts, but not worth replaying. This is a complete multiplayer experience, get it if you love playing online

      Fritz 13- I would skip this unless you are a complete chess nerd....I mean you should be a HARDCORE chess lover willing to spend 100s of hours on this if you are going to get it

      I hope you like this, and I am going unbiased here. All good games, pick what you like.

  16. QUESTION:
    What company should I pre-order COD: Black Ops 2 ?
    Does it matter?
    -GameStop
    -Activision
    -etc
    If the company matters, please tell me which company was most helpful to you.

    • ANSWER:
      You should preorder the game at a store that offers the best pre-order offer. Amazon and Newegg are usually very competitive with pre-orders offers so I'd keep an eye out for those two companies. I go to http://slickdeals.net and review the games category for lastest deals. Amazon completely messed up their promotion last year and I was able to get MW3 and Skyrim for . If you've got any other Black Ops 2 questions, feel free to ask me at http://codquestions.com

  17. QUESTION:
    Can any headset work for COD:Black ops 2? (on ps3 with mic)?
    I don't want to pay 300$ for the actual headset but what kind? I would like them 60$ or less. All I want is a headset for ps3 that can work on the new COD, with a mic for multiplayer. If you could post some links that would be great. Perferably wireless. Thanks! (Sorry I am so specific its just nobody can give me an answer and then the headphones actaully work! Also I don't want to spend 300$)

    • ANSWER:
      im looking for some hold on and i will edit my answer

      all headsets that work with a console will work with any game on that console. so if you find a headset that works on ps3 then it will work with all of the games on the ps3 too.

      EDIT

      the wireless ones are at least 0

      but the wired ones have long wires and sometimes even sound better

      READ THE REVIEWS! I cannot stress that enough. The one with the best review is the turtle beach one right here for and it is only on amazon. if you buy it in the store it will probably be around

      all of these have wires even if they look like they do not.

      this is the best one for the money

      http://www.amazon.com/Force-Amplified-Stereo-Gaming-Headset-Pc/dp/B002I0J5CO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352416480&sr=8-1&keywords=turtle+beach+p11

      here are some others

      http://www.amazon.com/PS3-Force-PX21-Gaming-Headset-Pc/dp/B002BU0DPE/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1352416514&sr=1-3&keywords=turtle+beach+ps3

      http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Stereo-Headset-Playstation-3/dp/B0053OLY9O/ref=sr_1_5?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1352416514&sr=1-5&keywords=turtle+beach+ps3

      http://www.amazon.com/Sharkoon-X-Tatic-SP-Gaming-Headset-Linux/dp/B0042PUW2A/ref=sr_1_20?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1352416573&sr=1-20&keywords=turtle+beach+ps3

  18. QUESTION:
    Crysis 2 or Black ops?
    i have a ps3 and i have black ops, kinda gettin bored of it but im getting back into it. im going to get a xbox 360 and i wont it to be a good rich experience so i dont wanna get black ops first because its gonna seem like the same thing but when i make my xbox live most of my friends will have black ops. but crysis 2 looks soooo sexy. what should i get. whats better? is crysis 2 good?

    • ANSWER:
      Crysis 2 > Black Ops

      In that order exactly , Crysis is gods gift to the generic , overcrowded fps games genre . It's what it needed a game unique and different enough to distinguish from the others . This is the best fps of the year so far and it has one of the best campaigns , if not THE best campaign of and fps this generation of gaming consoles. The campaign is better than the multiplayer of either of the games and sh*ts all over the storys of them.

      Thats a summary of the large pile of text im about to place under this if you don't want to read it all. It's may be weird but since this is asked alot i copied and pasted my previous answerers together

      Better game easily Crysis 2 it's longer , better story , good online .

      Trust me though Crysis has the best campaign iv'e seen in an fps in years . It lets so you play however you want , you could play the game like splinter cell or metal gear and sneak past the guards or like a standard shooter , good story and so much variety. It's 10-12 hours long on the story and the online is good.

      Crysis everyone is cloaking or running fast , jumping off building or using super armor . The game is more tactical online and has better levels . The graphics on killzone and crysis are about even BUT the lighting in crysis is so good the sunlight reflects off leaves and the water glimmers .

      Crysis has better reviews then call of duty aswell so the choice is obvious . The only thing is don't expect any game to have online to replace cod . Cod has the most solid , accepted online for a military shooter.

      It's easily one of the best shooters iv'e played in years it has much better reviews then homefront , it even has better reviews then call of duty , so far it's the highest scoring shooter this year . It has the BEST graphics of any game on the xbox 360 , the campaign is actually better than the online of EITHER game and is the main attraction

      Better game easily Crysis 2 it's longer , better story , good online . better graphics , original , semi open world , play however you want etc

      I know you probably don't care for story and shooters have made you only like online but trust me you HAVE to play the story it's the best part of crysis 2 i'd take the game without the online and pay 60$ only for the campaign .

      One piece of advice , don't expect the online to be as good as cod , it's not .
      Cod is the strongest online shooter out at the moment ........ BUT expect a much better game then cod overall and expect a much better story mode then your used to

      Heres the ign review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lor7BPsVqu8

      Heres the gamespot review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1Ts384r5s

      Heres a youtuber dsp playing the game so you get an idea of what it's about
      DSP : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dSMz_0GRGs

      And please play the campaign you owe it to yourself as a gamer . It's much better than the online of either game

      Keep all that i said in mind BUT if you ONLY care about multiplayer and even though crysis 2 is a better game and your willing to ignore that for your friends and online play cod would be your pick .

  19. QUESTION:
    Is COD Black Ops really that bad on PC?
    All over the Call of Duty Forums, people are saying this is a gigantic mess. They cannot even start it up.

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops 6/10

      There was a reason that MW2 made so much money. It was an amazing game. Granted i could be spoiled over a game that revolutionized First Person Shooters but Black Ops is terrible. The Graphics Suck, The Sound is Worse, and the Gameplay is Ridiculously Terrible. 12am i went to the mall and got my highly anticipated game got home turned it on and first thing i thought was am i playing this on the right system. Is this N64? Its just so cartoony, i was making excuss after excuss not to dog this game because ITS COD its the best First Person Shooter Ever. And by 7am 30 minutes before i had to goto work i realized i paid 60 dollars and spent all night on a game that is TERRIBLE.

      Granted the Single Player Mode is Decent it really is you really cant complain about it that much... 8/10

      But the Multiplayer, the bread and butter of COD series is just horrendous, its bad, bad, and worse. 2/10

      Granted it has a lot of great ideas for new modes and granted i understand were it went to balance the craziness of MW2 but you can balance and make better the COD series without hurting the Graphics, Sound, And Gameplay. I wish i had more hand's SO I CAN GIVE THIS GAME 4 THUMBS DOWN!!!

      There is really no excuss why a game today cant both have GREAT GRAPHICS & GAMEPLAY
      IT SHOULD BE STANDARD THAT THEY COME HAND IN HAND.
      Im tired of people saying its not about the graphics its the gameplay.
      RETARDS its 2010 IF YOU CANT MAKE A GAME THAT LOOKS STUNNING, NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING with the systems out today YOU ARE A DOING SOMETHING WRONG. YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, GO BACK TO SCHOOL, OR FIND A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!

      People stop making excusses for COD BLACK OPS, its terrible and nothing compared to the MW2 online gameplay. Bugs, Camping, Killstreaks, Unbalance and all its still x20 times better then Black Ops is now and forever will be because of GAMEPLAY & Graphics!!!!

      Note: FU Activision FU Trayarch FU Journalist who gave this game a great review you should all be shot, hung, stoned, burned, and beaten!!!!

      IM SO UPSET :(

  20. QUESTION:
    How bad does everyone think Black Ops 2 is?
    The game is pure rubbish. The worst call of duty game I've ever played. They've ruined it again. You can shoot all your ammo into someone and not get a hit marker but they can shoot 3 bullets into you and you're dead, also you can never stab the enemy, even though its clearly got them it still misses. Last time I ever buy a treyarch game, ill take it back and see how much game offers. Ill sell it for 1.00. It's not even worth that. Maps are also crap. They can't make cod games only infinity ward know how to do it. They even took the campaign too far. I'm brilliant at call of duty it's just black ops 1 and 2 that is rubbish, it's made for campers. Because they get raped on any other cod. And the perks? Wtf? Defiantly won't be playing any off there games in the future couldn't care what "reviews" are on their games it's just reviews from kids and campers. Thanks treyarch I need to wait another year to play call of duty. You should just give up on games you suck.
    Call of duty 1 is better than black ops 2.
    Haha Pete only the skill full players enjoy infinity ward. You must be garbish.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree Black Ops 1 was better but the game isn't all that bad and with the maps and stuff have you seen the DLC coming out, OMFG! it looks amazing and bringing a weapon to multiplayer is something new and has never been done.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why Does Black ops reward BAD players?
    Is it more or is black ops trash...? I had dsl internet and thought hmmm maybe this is why my bullets do not connect! so i got another internet 12down 5 up and the hit detection is still fucking bad.

    GHOST CAMPERS
    GHOST + SILENCER
    LAST STAND
    MOTION SENSOR!?
    built in commando!?

    why are they rewarding BAD kids for nothing... rc cars... really 2 kill streak with hardline??
    I use to be a crazy cod fan.. but ill prob be waiting 4 months to buy the other cod game... call of duty is just garbage now...

    (if anyone thinks im giving a bad review of the game because i suck... Wrong... 3.17kd player )
    my win/lost kd is 2.55
    and that means nothing... if you play alone u will get annoyed and shitted on
    soccer i cant help it if I am shooting a 2-3 people and 2 drop into last stand and im nearly done killing the third one. its annoying !

    10 feet away from someone is close? i dont think so...

    • ANSWER:
      Black Operations is total trash. Believe me when I say this, I could only withstand first prestige when I figured out Treyarch+ Infinity Ward's little deal with Activision. Treyarch supposedly built the game to help those who are "gaming challenged," while leaving experienced or normal gamers in the dust. Their rewarding system and updates have trashed the CoD franchise. Everything you have said is absolutely true. Hit me up sometime to play a game other than CoD.

  22. QUESTION:
    Should I get cod black ops 2 or cod ghost?
    I just got a Wii U and I'm not really familiar with cod but I have seen some review and although cod ghost is newer it seems like cod black ops 2 is better (and cheaper). So is the multiplayer in black ops 2 better? Can I play the zombie modes offline if I wanted to?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been a COD fan my whole life but I am starting to hate the franchise that got me into online gaming. That being said I would go with BO2. Ghosts doesn't have zombie mode and like you said, BO2 is better and cheaper.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there gonna be a black ops 2?
    I love black ops and all cod games -hardcore gamer-

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely not. Based on the reviews and the profit of Black Ops, Activision will most likely not make a sequel.

  24. QUESTION:
    Halo 4 or Black ops 2?
    I am looking for an In deph answer....the longer the better :)

    • ANSWER:
      I do not have "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2", but I have "Halo 4" and I love it! But, it really depends on which one you are a fan of.

      Personally, I have been a "Halo" fan for years. I also just recently gave up on the "Call of Duty" series because not only can it have too much action, but it seems to use the same graphics along with the same engine with every game. But that's just me.

      "Halo 4" is great for many reasons. Unlike "Black Ops 2", they improved on the graphics, sound effects, and aesthetics. Those are even better compared to "Halo 3". The gameplay is addictive, the multiplayer is addictive, and Spartan Ops (which is kind of a copycat of COD's Spec Ops, but it's actually better than Spec Ops) is super fun. Campaign on Legendary is very fun to do if you have other friends playing with you, and same with Spartan Ops. Also, speaking of "Call of Duty", "Halo 4" is actually more like "Call of Duty" in a way. For example, there are Ordinance Drops (like Care Packages), and again, Spartan Ops sort of like Spec Ops.

      Overall, I prefer "Halo 4", but it really depends on what you like. I did enjoy playing "COD: Modern Warfare 2" and "COD: World at War", but I think "Halo 4" does everything better than "Call of Duty" and more.

      I also recommend reading some online reviews not just from major game sites like IGN and Gamespot, but read reviews from other gamers who have played it (ex: Gamefly reviews).

      Hope that helps!

  25. QUESTION:
    Will CoD Black Ops 2 be worth buying?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been a COD player since COD 4, I've preordered each COD since then and also Black Ops 2. I think if you aren't a fan or an old COD player then wait for the reviews. I am a bit skeptical about it but I can't play any other shooter except COD. If you played COD before and love it, then buy Bops 2. Otherwise wait for the reviews.

  26. QUESTION:
    Call of Duty Black Ops?
    I want to know if i should save up to get black ops, or wait til christmas to recieve it as a gift. If it is better than modern warfare 2 then i will save for it, if it isnt ill wait for christmas. I want to hear from
    Owners of the game or people that have actually played it. What should i do? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Personally the game Call of Duty: Black Ops is still feels like Modern Warfare 2. So i recommend buying games that is worth your money like: Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: World at War.
      That is what i recommend this year (or now) for the FPS-genre.
      COD:BO is a disappointment but you may buy it at will.
      But i recommend you to look at reviews and game-play and many other things about the product or game you are going to buy.

      Check at IGN.com and read or watch by video at their review of the games mentioned above.

  27. QUESTION:
    Should I get Black ops 2?
    Hey I'm a guy and I love the cod series, I play search and destroy in public matches but I play competitively. I like cod 4 and 6 and my favourite is black ops which I always play, I have MW3 but I don't really like it compared to black ops. I don't know whether I should get black ops 2 as I might not like it and waste my money as it looks more modern than the previous :S

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, I'd wait till it's released then buy it if the reviews are good. There's still 6 months till release, so you have plenty of time.

      If you really like the series, you should just preorder (to show your dedication).

  28. QUESTION:
    Cod Ghosts...worth buying?
    Are the call of duty series games even good anymore? I've loved Cod2, 4, MW2, and 3 but completely lost faith in anything Treyarch-made. I'm hopeful that this new one by Infinity Ward will *actually* have new improvements, unlike the last 4 or so games? What's your opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, CoD is that chill game to play with friends, I hated black ops 1 and 2 because the graphics are too "glossy" and the hit detection is bullcrap but Mw1-3 and WaW were fairly enjoyable to just hop on and just play with friends. By all means it's no Bf, Arma, Ac4 but it is still a decent game, I would wait for the reviews though. If it plays out like Black ops2 don't buy it. But if your buying the game expecting a different game then no don't buy it. They did not even bother to raise the graphics from ps2 graphics to ps3 and the next gen consoles are coming. This might be the last CoD if it's not good because Bf4 is dominating the shooter market atm.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 worth buying?
    I just want to know if it is worth investing into, since it got good reviews from critics but terrible reviews from users (mostly). I have Halo 4, and enjoy it. I also own the rest of the CoD games, of which, World at War was my favorite (with Black Ops a close second). Considering all of these factors, should I purchase the game? Or should I just keep my money and stick with Halo 4. Any advice is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the other guy he has issues.
      But if you liked black ops 1 then you will like 2 call of dutys just make the same game but just upgraded and more stuff.

  30. QUESTION:
    Battlefield 3 or Black ops 2?
    Which game will keep me more entertained and be funner to play.

    • ANSWER:
      I will list the pros and cons here:

      Black Ops 2 pros: sort of good graphics, lots of people play it, ok weapons. Thats about as far as I can go talking about the good stuff about it. Zombies isn't bad

      cons: The campaign is just the same, yup terrorist there we got to go kill him before he destroys the world. The multiplayer is the same. The same modes over and over. ctf, ffa, etc. nothing new. Its just basically regular modes with stupid guns that are just remakes if you have played the other cod games. Nuketown used to be such a fun map, right now it sucks because of spawning.

      Battlefield pros: Lots of unique modes, rush is awesome. You can choose between different classes, such as medic, engineer and commando. You can spawn on people. When people spawn on you, you get points. It does not, like cod, have the same stuff over and over again until you finally get sick of it. The campaign is average, I won't go into much detail about it. You can drive vehicles, such as tanks, helicopters, jets, Humvee, etc. Cod has a much more limited ammount of vehicles. The maps are huge!!!!!!! Very diverse and you can blast your own way through structures to get somewhere

      Battlefield cons: The one huge gripe that I have with this game is that YOU DIE SO QUICKLY!!!!!! It barely takes anything to kill someone or for someone to kill you. You only need like 1/3 of a clip to kill someone or for someone to kill you. Controlling a tank, is somewhat to me, distracting, it feels weird.

      Overall, I suggest getting Battlefield, however get Halo 4 too, its just amazing!!!!!!! Beautiful graphics, (dominion is just awesome! You get to capture bases.) and great gameplay and story.

      Hope this review helped :)

  31. QUESTION:
    which game should i get halo 4 are Black ops 2?
    yes im trying to but a game for my birthday and i can decide out of Halo 4 and Call of duty black ops 2 and ive been having trouble picking a good game out of the 2 what are some good reviews on em and which one had a better franchise im afraid i might make the wrong choice and ive seen both halo and call of duty trailers and their like movies and can some one help me out

    • ANSWER:
      Blacks Ops II is going to be a sci-fi game. It basically destroyed the CoD franchise. IF you take away the best quality of CoD games which is Realism (realistic gameplay, guns, maps, ect), you get a peice of shit game such as, Black Ops II.

      In terms of Sci-fi, Halo is a the best franchise and will probably always will be. Adn seeing how they're both sci-fi games I recommend you buy halo 4 first.

  32. QUESTION:
    Will an AMD Phenom X4 9550 2.20GHz cpu run cod black ops?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, especially with a fast mainstream graphics card like a GTX 460;
      http://www.techspot.com/review/336-cod-black-ops-performance/page4.html

  33. QUESTION:
    how are people playing cod black ops already?

    If u hav tell me how it is

    • ANSWER:
      I have been playing it for a week now, I have been doing some Q&A for Darkspore I have been given a legitimate copy of Black Ops although not the retail release version, last minute testing ftl -sigh-

      I cant speak for everyone as there is a large online presence for hacked versions but the versions that are available are not full copies in the sense the major updates will not be compatible neither will the eventual DLC...

      I dont want to ruin anything for you or the other fans of the series...but here a little bite of what I wrote in my review/qa
      _______________________________________________

      Overview Most people reading this will already know exactly what to expect from the multiplayer element of Black Ops, but for those who don t I ll briefly touch on the more notable changes. To give you a brief overview, the mutiplayer is the absolute main reason you buy this game, it s as solid as it gets and unlike the campaign,it actually delivers some believable combat.

      COD Currency First off, let s look at the whole idea behind purchasing weapons, perks, upgrades, titles, attachments pretty much everything, with COD currency. I have to admit, when I first heard about COD points or COD currency, I was fairly excited over the idea. However, after playing roughly 15 hours of multiplayer I can now honestly say that the COD currency system is starting to look like a bad idea. The only time you ever feel as though the system is worthwhile is while you re playing wager matches, which are a blast, otherwise the system seems a little unnecessary.

      Most upgrades cannot be purchased until you reach a certain level anyways, regardless of how many points or dollars you have in the bank. I hate to say it, but it almost feels as though Modern Warfare 2 s approach to earning weapon attachments by completing challenges was a better system and at the very least felt more rewarding. In Black Ops, all you have to do is wait for the attachment to become available and then purchase it, the same goes for everything else like titles, perks, weapons etc.

      Overall Conclusion
      Black Ops isn t just a good game, it s borderline revolutionary. It might very well might do what Modern Warfare did three years ago for the future of FPSes. It s campaign might not be the best, but it s solid enough that playing through it is fun and what the campaign lacks, the multiplayer and zombie modes more than make up for. The key here is depth, and Black Ops has a metric shit ton of it.

      This is easily the game of the year.

  34. QUESTION:
    Should I buy COD Modern Warfare 2 or Black Ops?
    Haven't heard the best user reviews for Black Ops but is it best to stay up to date or buy the better game (Modern Warfare)? Open to any suggestions! For PS3 btw.

    • ANSWER:
      MW2, right now BO is the "in" game, but in a few months people will go back to MW. Also you will have no problem with finding matches in MW2, a lot of people still play it. There are just way too many problems with BO, and even if they were fixed the gameplay is below MW2. Hell cod4 is a better game than BO. However, if you really only play with friends at your house then get BO just because of zombies and online coop multiplayer. That is the only reason to get BO.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I persuade my parents to play COD Black Ops 2?
    I've been allowed to play World At War before, but then they changed their mind because of the violence, but that was around 4 years ago. Any ideas? Cheers.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask them. Have a frank discussion about it. Listen to their concerns.

      If your parents don't play video games, it's often difficult for them to judge whether they are comfortable with the content of a game. However, they are familiar with movies, so try finding movies that contain similar content (violence, etc.) as COD. Some examples might be the action sequences from Zero Dark Thirty, for instance. You can also help by giving them links to websites of game reviews, as well as videos of game play.

      Be open and honest. Do not try to hide content that your parents may find objectionable. If there's excessive profanity in the game, say so. If there is drugs or alcohol, say so.

      If you are going to play online, explain some people may use bad language, but that you only play with friends from school (hopefully, friends your parents already know.)

      There is no guarantee this will work. They may still say no. If they do, accept their decision. They are still your parents after all. Do not try to sneak the game into the house or anything like that. Do not lose your temper. It is OK to tell them you are disappointed but not lose your temper.

      Then, in another few months, bring up the topic again. Maybe they'll have changed their mind or maybe they'll think you're now mature enough.

  36. QUESTION:
    Should I Get Black Ops 2?
    It's been killing me a little inside and I don't know if I should even get this game. I've been playing COD series for 4 years and planning to get away from it. I'm getting money next month and might not use it for Black Ops 2. So is Black Ops 2 worth it and please say a reason why.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe not, you should wait perhaps a day for the review and gameplay, they always put profit on top of quality which is really annoying. a day after the release go to youtube and you'll know if it's worth it or if it's just another CoD

  37. QUESTION:
    What game should I get?
    Either CoD: Black Ops
    Battlefield 2: Bad Company
    the new Medal of Honour

    ???????????????????????????????

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops.
      I'm not saying that to be a CoD fanboy, either.
      BF Bad Company 2 is good but Black Ops looks better.
      Medal of Honor has gotten lower than average critic reviews.

  38. QUESTION:
    Should I get Modern Warfare 2 or Black Ops?
    I borrowed Black Ops from a friend a couple months ago, I went through the campaign in 5-6 hours, it was enjoyable but I disliked the story, most of the weapons, didn't care about the characters or anything and felt really rushed.

    It had some amazing moments but overall not that good. I don't agree with what people are talking about with how the graphics are amazing in the game, they look amazing at times but always and deserve a 10? When hell freezes! the character models were probably the best looking things in the game.

    Then I played multiplayer, It was good and what I liked the most is the change to COD Points, it was fun but holy ---- do you level up way to fast, and WAAAAAY to easy (maybe just the people I played with?)

    it got repetitive because I unlocked pretty much everything quickly (and I borrowed the game for just like 2-3 days) and got bored from it, I still didn't like the weapons cause I'm not really a guy who likes weapons in games from 'Nam.

    I only played Zombies twice (including the pentagon stage at the end credits or something) and I disliked it as much as I did in World at War.
    I don't know why people like this mode so much, I find it boring and I'm really good at it and all and like have gotten to around level 20 in world at war but it's just no fun.

    Zork was....pointless, lol. and I didn't like Dead Ops.

    So:
    Single Player: 3.5/5
    Multiplayer: 4/5
    Zombies: 2/5
    Zork: .....
    Dead Ops: 2.5/5

    Now for what I've played of modern warfare 2.

    Just the demo and multiplayer a couple times and I really enjoyed it, the demo on the PSN is really cool and the snow mobile part is really on the edge of your seat and fun.

    Multiplayer was great but now that there is COD points starting in the COD series (well I dunno if it's in the next game) I'm not quite sure if I like it as much as I used too, I still like the customization and the weapons A LOT more than black ops but I really liked the COD points systems, Multiplayer had lots of campers but not as OFTEN as people always say (probably haters of the game) probably like there was 2 instances when I was in a map with campers that would keep shooting but I just changed matches.

    I also liked Spec Ops a lot, it was very addicting and fun.

    That's all I can really say about MW2..

    Which should I get?

    I don't care about the graphics and which is better and stuff on the games.

    Thanks guys

    • ANSWER:
      You've pretty much chosen for yourself in your reviews. I personally prefer Modern Warfare 2 for these reasons:

      . I prefer the modern day setting and the modern guns and equipment are more my cup of tea.
      . I prefered the maps on MW2, but that is just pure preference. You may like the Black Ops maps more.
      . I know this sounds stupid but I had more fun playing Spec Ops in MW2 than Zombies in Black Ops. Again, just pure preference.

  39. QUESTION:
    How bad isCod black ops ?

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops 6/10

      There was a reason that MW2 made so much money. It was an amazing game. Granted i could be spoiled over a game that revolutionized First Person Shooters but Black Ops is terrible. The Graphics Suck, The Sound is Worse, and the Gameplay is Ridiculously Terrible. 12am i went to the mall and got my highly anticipated game got home turned it on and first thing i thought was am i playing this on the right system. Is this N64? Its just so cartoony, i was making excuss after excuss not to dog this game because ITS COD its the best First Person Shooter Ever. And by 7am 30 minutes before i had to goto work i realized i paid 60 dollars and spent all night on a game that is TERRIBLE.

      Granted the Single Player Mode is Decent it really is you really cant complain about it that much... 8/10

      But the Multiplayer, the bread and butter of COD series is just horrendous, its bad, bad, and worse. 2/10

      Granted it has a lot of great ideas for new modes and granted i understand were it went to balance the craziness of MW2 but you can balance and make better the COD series without hurting the Graphics, Sound, And Gameplay. I wish i had more hand's SO I CAN GIVE THIS GAME 4 THUMBS DOWN!!!

      There is really no excuss why a game today cant both have GREAT GRAPHICS & GAMEPLAY
      IT SHOULD BE STANDARD THAT THEY COME HAND IN HAND.
      Im tired of people saying its not about the graphics its the gameplay.
      RETARDS its 2010 IF YOU CANT MAKE A GAME THAT LOOKS STUNNING, NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING with the systems out today YOU ARE A DOING SOMETHING WRONG. YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, GO BACK TO SCHOOL, OR FIND A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!

      People stop making excusses for COD BLACK OPS, its terrible and nothing compared to the MW2 online gameplay. Bugs, Camping, Killstreaks, Unbalance and all its still x20 times better then Black Ops is now and forever will be because of GAMEPLAY & Graphics!!!!

      Note: FU Activision FU Trayarch FU Journalist who gave this game a great review you should all be shot, hung, stoned, burned, and beaten!!!!

      IM SO UPSET :(

  40. QUESTION:
    Which is better MW2 or Black Ops?

    • ANSWER:
      Black ops to me seems better than mw2 so far and there aren't many (if not none) game breaking killstreaks/perks/guns (one man army grenade launchers AKA noob tubes,comando =insane knife lunging, danger close =insane explosive damage,chopper gunner/ac 130/pavelow = overpowered killstreaks were all terrible things in MW2 well except the killstreaks I may be guilty of those LOL). Also for killstreaks one killstreak doesn't count towards another killstreak (mw2 had pred missile 5 kills and if you got 2 kills with that harrier then ur almost guarenteed a chopper) In black ops you have to get every single kill with ur gun/knife. For story, I heard black ops has the best story of all cod games( I have black ops but have yet to play story mode) and mw2 had an okay story with ALOT of explosions and action. If you are still unsure you could check reviews or better yet rent the games. Also if your friends play too they would likely be playing black ops because it's newer. (BTW if you choose mw2 I would say wait a bit before u buy it because they will probably drop the price)

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you think Black Ops has bad graphics?
    I'm playing multiplayer and the graphics blow.
    No, you fucking noob I'm playing on a 45'' Flat Screen Tv, the graphics suck ass.

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops 6/10

      There was a reason that MW2 made so much money. It was an amazing game. Granted i could be spoiled over a game that revolutionized First Person Shooters but Black Ops is terrible. The Graphics Suck, The Sound is Worse, and the Gameplay is Ridiculously Terrible. 12am i went to the mall and got my highly anticipated game got home turned it on and first thing i thought was am i playing this on the right system. Is this N64? Its just so cartoony, i was making excuss after excuss not to dog this game because ITS COD its the best First Person Shooter Ever. And by 7am 30 minutes before i had to goto work i realized i paid 60 dollars and spent all night on a game that is TERRIBLE.

      Granted the Single Player Mode is Decent it really is you really cant complain about it that much... 8/10

      But the Multiplayer, the bread and butter of COD series is just horrendous, its bad, bad, and worse. 2/10

      Granted it has a lot of great ideas for new modes and granted i understand were it went to balance the craziness of MW2 but you can balance and make better the COD series without hurting the Graphics, Sound, And Gameplay. I wish i had more hand's SO I CAN GIVE THIS GAME 4 THUMBS DOWN!!!

      There is really no excuss why a game today cant both have GREAT GRAPHICS & GAMEPLAY
      IT SHOULD BE STANDARD THAT THEY COME HAND IN HAND.
      Im tired of people saying its not about the graphics its the gameplay.
      RETARDS its 2010 IF YOU CANT MAKE A GAME THAT LOOKS STUNNING, NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING with the systems out today YOU ARE A DOING SOMETHING WRONG. YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, GO BACK TO SCHOOL, OR FIND A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!

      People stop making excusses for COD BLACK OPS, its terrible and nothing compared to the MW2 online gameplay. Bugs, Camping, Killstreaks, Unbalance and all its still x20 times better then Black Ops is now and forever will be because of GAMEPLAY & Graphics!!!!

      Note: FU Activision FU Trayarch FU Journalist who gave this game a great review you should all be shot, hung, stoned, burned, and beaten!!!!

      IM SO UPSET :(

  42. QUESTION:
    Is this a good gaming computer?
    I want a computer which can run: cod's, sims and games with the same requirments.
    Is this a good one to buy, its a great price.
    Sorry:

    Processor
    AMD Quad Core FX 4170 CPU 4.2GHz
    12MB cache

    Memory
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3
    4 x Dimm slots (2 x free)

    Hard Drive
    2TB SATA III (SATA 6.GBs)
    Optical Drive

    24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD R/ RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE.
    Software

    Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 64-bit (pre-installed, Cyberpower recovery)

    Graphics
    AMD HD7770 1GB PCI-E Direct X11

    Audio
    High Definition (5.1 ) onboard Audio
    Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec

    Input Devices
    1 x PS/2 can be used for Keyboard OR Mouse
    USB for Keyboard and Mouse

    Networking
    Lan onboard 10 / 100 / 1000 Gigabit LAN
    Realtek GbE LAN Chip
    Power Supply
    550W ATX PSU

    • ANSWER:
      CoD and Sims are not especially taxing games to run on a PC

      With that in mind, you don't need a killer gaming rig and a solid entry-level gaming PC will cover you.

      And I would say a solid entry-level gaming PC is what you have there.

      The 7770 is good enough to pretty much max-out CoD Black Ops 2 as per this benchmark review (44 frames per second at decent resolution);
      http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/page5.html

      The 4170 processor you have is pretty decent for gaming (not the best, but this is a budget build so good enough).

      Only thing I would query is whether your 550w power supply is a decent, branded unit or a budget no-name lump. It really is worth paying a little extra to get something reliable.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are your views on Black Ops 2?
    I'd firstly state I am not disappointed with it, because I had very low expectations for it and they just about hit that.

    Zombies. Treyarch said the TranZit map will be the absolute biggest map by far, which I won't doubt them, that's true. But you can't even play on 3/4 of it because of the little demons jumping on your face, the little set points that the bus stops at, are all really small areas. So I do think they've sort of mislead us there on that. They also just said "It can be up to 8 players" again, not made clear, I assumed you could play TranZit with 8 players but it's just the crappy survival in an area that is too small for 8 people, it's also 4v4 so, you there's too much competing going on. Admittedly, I do find TranZit a good laugh, but overall, it's a little suckish.

    Multiplayer, still a load of s***. Spawn kills, corner campers, again, They said they completely took out lunging but it still happens, constant Hit markers, the shotguns dont work unless you are a millimeter away from the enemy and it's pointed at their head. Riot shields; useless again, easily shot through like MW2. Maps are unimaginative, look too similar to previous games. Killstreaks have been removed and are now "Scorestreaks" so you could basically sit in the corner, shooting choppers down and destroying C4's and get rewards.

    Now the campaign, I was very impressed with, probably the best in the entire COD series. It does require a lot of concentration as you constantly switch between a lot of characters in the past and future. You even play as the main enemy protagonist on a few occasions, it also offers decisions which alters the missions slightly. I did like that and was fairly impressed. There is a tad too much running and gunning through a 1000 enemies to get to one place to another, and not enough stealth missions. Overall, it's very good.

    There's a little review, my book's out next week.

    I'd give, Crap Ops 2, so far (We could get better zombie maps, who knows) 7/10 total.

    1/10 for multiplayer.

    9/10 for Campaign

    7/10 Zombies

    • ANSWER:
      HAHA Crap op 2, thats exactly what they should of named it. Where to start, im not even gonna say anything because i would take days to finish talking about whats wrong with this piece of crap game, Black op 2 is a dissapointment to the call of duty franchise end of story. Paid 0 for a piece of crap game, never ever again am i gonna pre-order a game from Treyarch. Halo 4 here i come.

      0-10 multiplayer
      6-10 campaign
      7-10 zombies

  44. QUESTION:
    Does CoD Black Ops live up to it's hype?
    I may get the game tomorrow, so for those who have it, does it live up to it's promise. I heard mostly good reviews, but also some negative reviews.

    • ANSWER:
      no, it sadly doesn't. The Nazi Zombies is the only thing that i am pleased with the game. The graphics are shabby and the guns are just a sad excuse for a chance to out sell MW2. Overall, I would give it a 6.5/10. The low score because first off you have buy all you stupid perks and attachments. It's like a mini business game. you sign contracts and make deals. poorly planned and terrible overall. Trearch tried too hard to make up for World at War, and failed by making a cheap version of Modern Warfare 2. I mean what the heck is wrong with the way the spaz 12 looks like in Black ops!!! the M16 is no longer over powered (Thank God!!!) but the over powered gun is now the AK 74-u. Over all the games and perks are fun especially the wager matches and the RC- car. SAM site is helpful and a hard design to follow at first and cheap cheap way to create your own name plate.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is COD: Black Ops as bad as people are saying?
    I heard the graphic is pretty bad, and even cartoonish like Bad Company 2? But is it as bad as people are saying? like you feel un-engaged? I very much disliked Bad Company 2 because of the graphic. But if it is not as good as MW2, is it at least as good as call of duty 4?

    I loved MW2 despite what people said about it. I think the only bad thing was short campaign. Thanks for the review. Cheers!! happy gaming!!
    How is the graphic? compare to call of duty 4?

    • ANSWER:
      Black Ops 6/10

      There was a reason that MW2 made so much money. It was an amazing game. Granted i could be spoiled over a game that revolutionized First Person Shooters but Black Ops is terrible. The Graphics Suck, The Sound is Worse, and the Gameplay is Ridiculously Terrible. 12am i went to the mall and got my highly anticipated game got home turned it on and first thing i thought was am i playing this on the right system. Is this N64? Its just so cartoony, i was making excuss after excuss not to dog this game because ITS COD its the best First Person Shooter Ever. And by 7am 30 minutes before i had to goto work i realized i paid 60 dollars and spent all night on a game that is TERRIBLE.

      Granted the Single Player Mode is Decent it really is you really cant complain about it that much... 8/10

      But the Multiplayer, the bread and butter of COD series is just horrendous, its bad, bad, and worse. 2/10

      Granted it has a lot of great ideas for new modes and granted i understand were it went to balance the craziness of MW2 but you can balance and make better the COD series without hurting the Graphics, Sound, And Gameplay. I wish i had more hand's SO I CAN GIVE THIS GAME 4 THUMBS DOWN!!!

      There is really no excuss why a game today cant both have GREAT GRAPHICS & GAMEPLAY
      IT SHOULD BE STANDARD THAT THEY COME HAND IN HAND.
      Im tired of people saying its not about the graphics its the gameplay.
      RETARDS its 2010 IF YOU CANT MAKE A GAME THAT LOOKS STUNNING, NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING with the systems out today YOU ARE A DOING SOMETHING WRONG. YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS, GO BACK TO SCHOOL, OR FIND A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!

      People stop making excusses for COD BLACK OPS, its terrible and nothing compared to the MW2 online gameplay. Bugs, Camping, Killstreaks, Unbalance and all its still x20 times better then Black Ops is now and forever will be because of GAMEPLAY & Graphics!!!!

      Note: FU Activision FU Trayarch FU Journalist who gave this game a great review you should all be shot, hung, stoned, burned, and beaten!!!!

      IM SO UPSET :(

  46. QUESTION:
    What GPU can Max Out Black Ops 2?
    This is probably not the best place to ask this, but eh, thought I'd take a shot. So what GPU can Max Out Call of Duty - Black Ops 2? My price range is 0-0 USD(I live in the Caribbean)and I'm buying from Amazon because everything is so cheap there. I see there's the XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card for 0.75 USD, and I've seen a lot of reviews and videos saying/showing it can max the game and still get over 60 FPS, but I thought I'd ask you guy's opinion. Please don't suggest super high end cards please, like the HD 7950/7970/7990. Those are too expensive, even if bought used. Also, Nvidia Cards are welcome if within my price range, so bring it on. Thanks.
    The reason I say no suggestions for higher end cards as well, is because I have no intention of playing games such as BF4 and stuff like that. I'm mostly a CoD player only.

    • ANSWER:
      Your best option would be the MSI AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB GDDR3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009SPJ8FG/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009SPJ8FG&linkCode=as2&tag=technoreco-20&linkId=RR3LX6RQ3UCU27HI - it is right in your budget and will give you the desired fps on COD

      Certified Computer Technician

  47. QUESTION:
    Simple COD question About Black Ops?
    Please Tell Me If This Has Happen 2 U.

    Ok.
    One Day ur playing REAL BEASTLY like, One day i was playing so beastly i got like 4 gunship in a row in 4 match.NO LIE.No cause the people suck is just that i was playing beastly.I think at the start of the day i had like 1.40 KD and i move up to 1.48KD.
    But Then..
    The next day u SUCK.I MEAN LIKE SUCK.
    I hate when this happen sometime im LIKE REAL beastly then the next day i suck.
    Like 7 kills with 10 death. IT SO SAD.
    By the way my best TDM record was 44 Kill 3 Death :)

    • ANSWER:
      join the boat 149 kills 12 deaths then the day after i went 22 and 48 man i know it sucks but what i find to do is to review thew clips and then just see what you did and compare to also goto your roots like if run the Ak47 suppresor then suck using dual mags or such then go back use the same class perks camo same face paint

      give that a try

  48. QUESTION:
    Which 2 of these games would you get?
    All games on Xbox apart from one on ds.

    Cod: black ops 2
    F1 2012
    F1 race stars
    Borderlands 2
    Pokemon black 2

    I am getting halo 4 also, just wondering which 2 you would get

    • ANSWER:
      Borderlands 2 got good review:
      http://www.gameshampoo.com/magazine/articles/797/borderlands-2-review.html

  49. QUESTION:
    What games are like Call of Duty Black Ops?
    I like the multiplayer game mode. Are there other games like Black Ops that have a lot of people to play with? I only want shooter games please. I was looking at Battlefield 3, is this a good one to play online with others?
    Asda you're right it's like I'm chasing a butterfly around and I get motion sick from it.

    • ANSWER:
      EDIT:Another game you might want to look into is Medal of Honor Warfighter. It uses the same game engine that BF3 does, but is more like COD when it comes to map size, and has killstreaks sort of like COD's.

      It's gotten mixed reviews online so far, but I'm still going to pick it up as it looks pretty good from what I've seen. Some people cite bugs as a problem with the game, but that affects every game at launch. BF3 had a bunch at launch, but 98% are gone now.

      Two other games you might look into are Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and the upcoming Crysis 3. I've played a little of Future Soldier and I really liked what I played. My only complaint way that the graphics could have been a little bit better.

      As for Crysis 3, from what they have revealed so far it looks pretty good. I wouldn't recommend getting Crysis 2 right now if you're on console, though, as not many people play it still on console. So if you're on console wait for Crysis 3, or if you're on PC wait, or get Crysis 2.

      Hope that helps.

      Battlefield 3 is great. And this is coming from someone that played COD before Battlefield. I still really like COD, as well.

      Tons of people still play BF3. So you won't have a hard time at all finding a game. Fall next year, when BF4 comes out, you'll see a drop in players. But people will still be playing it, just like people are still playing BF Bad Company 2.

      Anyways, I can tell you that since you're coming from a COD background you will need to know a couple things.

      1 is that Battlefield 3 takes more skill than COD, imo. You'll need to be able to work with your squad/team more than you need to in COD. Even Domination in COD is still less team orientated than Conquest in Battlefield. You'll need to be able to use the spot feature on your controller or keyboard, to target enemy vehicles(Or take them out if you're an engineer), and spot enemies that are from a distance that you can't take out.

      Also, unlike MW3, you won't see any laser beam guns. You'll need to get good with your gun if you want to hit your target and get the kill.

      2.You'll want to work with your squad as much as possible. While you will still need to go to objectives alone sometimes and let your squad and teammates follow suit, you'll want to stick with your squad when you can.

      Why?. Assault players can revive you, and give you health packs if you've been hit. Engineers can repair vehicles and take out enemy ones. Supports can give you ammo and lay down suppressive fire on enemies(Or kill them also, which most do I believe), and Recon can provide support by taking out enemies from a distance, and lay down spawn beacons(Think tactical insertions in Call of Duty, but ones that everyone can use and won't go away until destroyed).

      3,You'll have to get use to the intensity of BF3. Rushing with an SMG in COD is nothing compared to tank battles, helicopters, jets, etc and even just gun on gun in BF3. And of course the destructible environments that BF3 has. Way more epic than just breaking a window or blowing up a car in COD.

      I remember the first time I played BF3 I did bad because I was too focused on the scale of the maps. Pretty soon I learned to concentrate, but even now I can still see the huge different between BF3's and COD's environments.

      4.BF3 is more fair in my opinion. In BF3, you won't get punished as much from having a bad player or players on your team as you will in COD. Or from bad spawns, campers, etc. And the issue that MW3 has with lag compensation causing you to lose gunfights because you have a good Internet connection isn't in BF3.

      So in BF3, if you're a good player you won't get messed up nearly as bad from bull crap like I mentioned above in COD. If you do bad in BF3, it will be more that you need to improve your skill and play the game more than it will be the game and players causing you to do bad.

      Like I said earlier, I still love COD. Getting Black Ops 2 even. I won't say which is "better" because that is relative to each person, and on top of that BF3 and COD are two completely different beasts.

      Anyways, hope that helps.

  50. QUESTION:
    Medal of Honor or Black Ops?
    I Used to play MW2 for a long time a while back (then i quit X-box for the summer) and now im getting back into Xbox. But i came back into it playing battlefield bad company 2. I really like the game and i hear medal of honor is a lot like it but better and more fast paced. But then again i heard it got bad reviews.
    I'm more of a multiplayer guy. I don't enjoy the campaign or single player; i like playing online with my friends. Most of my friends have MoH and arent planning on getting black ops. I can't decide though... Any tips from someone who has MoH and likes it?

    • ANSWER:
      Why is everyone saying Medal of Honor is a ripoff of CoD? Do you know that the MoH series was made before CoD, and the creator of CoD admitted he based it of MoH? Now what do you have to say. But I think you should go with Black Ops. Medal of Honor just has too many problems that could've been easily avoided. But you should wait until it comes out see videos and reviews.


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