After months of waiting, Call of Duty: Black Ops II finally hit the retail market last night at midnight. For the most part, I think it's safe to say that people around here have been highly anticipating the game, but what do critics think of this release? The following is a collection of critical reviews of this game. The game currently has a score of 85/100 on Metacritic.
"Combined with the host of subtle and overt improvements to the array of other systems, the additions to make it more appealing to Esports, and the more fleshed out Zombies mode, this is not just a fantastic Call of Duty game, but one of the best shooters of the last decade."
" Not only does Black Ops II present a surprising strong and compelling narrative experience, it deftly balances the more on-rails portions of the campaign with some incredibly organic story branching. "
"Black Ops 2 is a very impressive achievement both from the audacity of its slightly flawed single-player narrative to the massive construction of its multiplayer offerings, and so, Black Ops 2 scores."
"For shooter fans that don't require as deep of a dive, Black Ops II's multiplayer may feel like more of the same. No significant new match types are present, and the Pick 10 system doesn't drastically change the gameplay experience. Most of the changes to the Call of Duty formula come in campaign mode, and they are executed with mixed results. Despite some frustrations, Black Ops II is yet another massive, polished, finely tuned entry in a series that shows no signs of slowing down."
"It's a great game from a studio that's done everything it can with the tools at its disposal to reinvigorate Call of Duty, even if it doesn't refashion the series completely. You won't appreciate that just by playing its online mode, and you will be disappointed if you're wanting the property to be turned inside out and spun on its head. Those that simply love to play military first-person shooters, and were looking for something that finds what life is left in the genre, however, should find themselves perfectly catered to."
It Was Alright
No reviewers thought the game was just alright.
No reviewers hated the game.
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