Minimum: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB hardware accelerator video card and the latest drivers*, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, Pentium IV 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor or higher, 256MB RAM (512MB RAM recommended), 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, 4.0GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 600MB for Windows 2000/XP swap file)
Black Ops was first officially unveiled when the website for the game went live on April 30, 2010[2] prior to the release of its debut teaser trailer on GameTrailers TV Episode 310.[68] In early April 2010, an unmarked envelope was sent to various gaming news publications as well as high-profile Call of Duty fans via mail. It contained a USB flash drive with sound and text files. These files were codes to be decrypted, only to find a mysterious teaser site for an unknown game. Other codes were updated periodically.

As the focus of the game is on simulation of the actual battlefield, the gameplay differed from many single-player shooters of the time. The player moves in conjunction with allied soldiers rather than alone; allied soldiers will assist the player in defeating enemy soldiers and advancing; however, the player is given charge of completing certain objectives. The game places heavy emphasis on usage of cover, suppressive fire, and grenades. AI-controlled soldiers will take cover behind walls, barricades, and other obstacles when available.
Treyarch released the "First Strike" Map Pack on February 1, 2011 for the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 received the map pack on March 3, 2011 and the PC version was released on March 25, 2011 through Steam.[82] The Map Pack includes additional maps that can be played in the Multiplayer. These maps include "Berlin Wall", "Discovery", "Kowloon" and "Stadium" and a map for the Zombies mode titled "Ascension" which takes place in a Soviet launch site.[83]

The Call of Duty games were used in eSports, starting in 2006, alongside the game released at the time, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.[58] Over the years, the series has extended with releases such as Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Games are played in leagues like Major League Gaming.
But then Call of Duty followed up with COD: WWII the following year, before moving back to the future with Black Ops 4 this year. Battlefield doing a WWII game now may feel like the natural follow-up to Battlefield 1, but since Call of Duty did it last year and they effectively were doing historical combat two years ago, it doesn’t really feel as fresh as it once did, and even trying to echo the vignette campaign structure of BF1 has produced apparently mixed results, judging by some of the early previews where outlets got their hands on the game. Polygon called its frenetic shooter segments in the midst of somber storylines a “piñata at a funeral.”
I don't have a lot of play-time in SP but I can tell you I will be playing more of it. As I mentioned, a great deal of the cosmetics and melee weapons in this game are unlocked by completing challenges and SP contains a few that I want. I'm currently working on getting Solveig's Knife from the Nordlys mission to acquire it and I'm excited to add it to my MP loadout. Perhaps other players can speak more to SP than I can, but from the Nordlys mission alone, if the other missions are similar, color me interested!
For the first time in the series, clips from online gameplay can be recorded. Some specific features that have been removed from the PC version of Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 return, such as lean,[27] mod tools, the developer console[28] and dedicated servers.[29] Dedicated servers are exclusively provided by Game Servers.[30] Steam is the exclusive platform for Black Ops on PC, and the game is protected by Valve Anti-Cheat.[31]
Same CoD Same problems, This is fundamentally still a Call of Duty game and as a result we get the same problems that have plagued the series for years. Spawn points they are as inconsistent as ever. Drop Shotting back and still annoying as ever and balancing can never get right they either nerf something to hard or buff it and even a month post launch its not fixed and will probably never be fixed as it is just a part of the Call of Duty engine so unless they get rid of it which they won’t there not going away it a free criticism of the franchise.
^ "Call Of Duty: Black Ops Review". Edge magazine. November 12, 2010. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010. That’s clearly enough for millions of fans, but it makes it far from a must-have – you probably own the best bits already. As polished and pretty and fun as Black Ops often is, it feels more like a yearly update than a sequel, a new campaign with old multiplayer. The game isn’t distinct from its predecessors in any important way, and fatigue sets in quicker than before.
In Blackout, Black Ops comes to life in a massive battle royale experience that features Black Ops signature combat and land, sea, and air vehicles in the biggest map in Call of Duty history. Bringing together the worlds of Black Ops, play as your favorite characters and battle through iconic settings from the Black Ops universe in an all-out survival and elimination experience.

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise. The series began on Microsoft Windows, and expanded to consoles and handhelds. Several spin-off games have been released. The earlier games in the series are set primarily in World War II, but later games have typically been set in modern times or in futuristic settings. The most recent game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, was released on October 12, 2018.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the fourth installment of the main series, and was developed by Infinity Ward. It is the first game in the series not to be set during World War II, but set in the modern day. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 7, 2007. Download and retail versions for Mac OS X were released by Aspyr in September 2008. As of May 2009, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has sold over 13 million copies.[8]
Blackout, like all battle royales, rewards patience above all else. You patiently loot. You wait for the circle to constrict. You camp and get the jump on other players. You do all you can to survive, because the only way to win is to be the last player/duo/quad standing. When you die you can exit back to the menu and join a new match, but even that is tedious compared to the normal pace of Call of Duty matches.
The United States ushered in a new era of space-based warfare with the launch of the O.D.I.N. (Orbital Defense Initiative) space station. The ODIN station was armed with a battery of sophisticated kinetic projectile launchers. The ODIN’s weapon systems were designed to drop tungsten rods from orbit with pin-point precision. One rod hit was equivalent to the detonation of a small tactical nuclear warhead.
In May 2009, publisher Activision was rumored to be looking for licensing regarding Vietnam War-era music which led to speculation that Call of Duty 7 would be set in Vietnam.[38] In May 2009, Treyarch employee David Kim revealed on his LinkedIn profile that he would work as a senior animator on Call of Duty 7.[39] In November 2009, only a few days before Modern Warfare 2's release, Activision officially announced a new Call of Duty title for 2010 through their third quarter financial call.[40] In February 2010, a casting call for Call of Duty 7 led to speculation that the game would be taking place during the Cold War era with some battles taking place in South Vietnam.[41] On April 30, 2010, Black Ops was officially announced.[2]
Blackout will also have a huge selection of iconic weapons for you to play with. Weapons handle differently in Blackout than they do in multiplayer because of the massively increased map size and bullet ballistics, so make sure you read our Blackout weapons guide to find out why the Spitfire is the best early game gun and why the Koshka is the sniper rifles to look out for.

Treyarch released the "First Strike" Map Pack on February 1, 2011 for the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 received the map pack on March 3, 2011 and the PC version was released on March 25, 2011 through Steam.[82] The Map Pack includes additional maps that can be played in the Multiplayer. These maps include "Berlin Wall", "Discovery", "Kowloon" and "Stadium" and a map for the Zombies mode titled "Ascension" which takes place in a Soviet launch site.[83]
Overall this game might take a bit of adjusting, getting use to iron sights and getting up close to enemies for successful kills is different than most other modern shooters that simply have you use a weapons iron sights until you unlock a red dot. Overall this game will make you a better FPS player because you'll get use to utilizing cover and concealment and using a weapons natural iron sights. Personal opinion but this game is beautiful and I think it's a strong contender for game of the year.
** Black Ops Pass is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available in the game. Black Ops Pass content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Black Ops Pass content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again. Black Ops Pass content may be sold separately.
Call of Duty: Strike Team is a first and third-person shooter game developed by The Blast Furnace, and published by Activision for iOS. The game is set in 2020 with players tasked with leading a U.S. Joint Special Operations Team after the country "finds themselves in a war with an unknown enemy". The game was released on September 5, 2013.[citation needed]
However, in a recent interview with GamerHubTV, Treyarch co-head Dan Bunting suggested that Black ops 4 mods were still a possibility. “Many of our developers we hired directly from the mod community because they built a mod – they got noticed. In Black Ops 3 we released mod tools for the first time in the franchise in many, many years. We are big believers and supporters in the mod community, but we’re not quite ready to start talking about that yet.” It’s not much to go on, but it sounds like the decision is not yet final.

Call of Duty: Roman Wars was a canceled third and first-person video game in the Call of Duty franchise. The game was set in ancient Rome, and allowed players to take control of famous historical figure Julius Caesar, along with "low grunts", and officers of the Tenth Legion. It was eventually canceled, as Activision had uncertainties about branding it as a Call of Duty title.[47]

Operations is a new mode in this game that has the attackers taking different sections and lends itself well to the WW1 setting. Oftentimes you'll have games where a lot of attackers are charging a position and you have a lot of trench fighting and both up close and distance fighting depending on how well you decide to use cover and concealment. If your not into large scale battles then you also have the option to play team death match or a new game mode called war pigeons. This is a game mode that uses the towns in the maps to offer an up close to medium distance battle over a single war pigeon. Kind of like capture the flag if you had to protect the flag for a certain amount of time instead of returning it to you base.
The famous battles of World War 2 are known by gamers and historians alike. Many of World War 2's courageous assaults, dangerous advances, and tactical plots have been explored by games before. Battlefield V returns to that era with a fresh perspective and Battlefield polish. Assemble your company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles, and fight your way through these historic moments in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.
I've been a Battlefield veteran for a little under 10 years now, and Battlefield V is by far my favorite title in the series so far. II've been a Battlefield veteran for a little under 10 years now, and Battlefield V is by far my favorite title in the series so far. I canceled my pre-order after the beta, but I decided to give it another shot as I love the series. DICE really took the constructive criticisms to heart. There are NO microtransactions in the game at launch, and when they arrive, they will be cosmetic only and no random boxes. All future content is free. The gunplay is comparable to BF3, which many people consider to have the best gunplay in the entire series. The character customization, while lacking an actual character creator, is in-depth enough for people who are into it yet not so in-depth that those who don't enjoy that aspect of a game won't find it tedious and distracting. The gameplay itself is fast paced and has a sense of urgency that I feel was missing from Battlefield 1. The weapon progression is fantastic, and the idea to have the starter weapons full upgraded on start prevents new players from being run over by veteran players (something that occurred in Battlefront 2). I was skeptical when I played the beta, like I'm sure many of you were, but rest assured, the final product is by far worth the money and a fantastic addition to the series. They took the better parts of the previous games, specifically regarding players' feedback, and created, in my personal opinion, one of the best FPS games in that last decade. If you are a fan of previous Battlefields and took a break due to the change BF1 saw in the series, I implore you to give Battlefield V a chance.… Expand

Lore, while there is no campaign there is lore of the black ops series. With Specialist HQ a mode where you can test at all the new specialist and even see their own video. At first glance it looks Tom Clancy's Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4. But there is a hidden story that ties to the events of Black Ops 1&2. Call of Duty has a lot of Lore fans and this is a welcome addition that ties in the Black Ops universe with the Multiplayer and Blackout. Better than Blacks Ops 3 train go boom campaign.
Maxis continues his work on other experiments, attempting to use his daughter's dog, Fluffy, as a test subject for his own teleportation device. However, the experiment fails, and Fluffy is transformed into an undead Hellhound. Richtofen takes the opportunity and traps Maxis and his daughter Samantha inside the teleporter with Fluffy, believing that they would die. Richtofen escapes with his three captured soldiers, and arrives at the Rising Sun research facility in Japan, where Element 115 was first discovered. After gathering a sample of 115 at the site, and recovering a weapon known as the Wunderwaffe DG-2, they return to the Der Riese factory in Germany. In an attempt to escape the zombie horde, the group accidentally overloads a teleporter with the DG-2, sending them forward in time. They arrive at an abandoned Nazi theater in the 1960s, where Richtofen discovers several recordings left behind by Dr. Maxis. Samantha, having survived and managing to control the zombies, continues raising the undead in order to hunt down Richtofen.
Call of Duty®: WWII creates the definitive World War II next generation experience across three different game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater as they engage in an all-new Call of Duty® story set in iconic World War II battles. Multiplayer marks a return to original, boots-on-the ground Call of Duty gameplay. Authentic weapons and traditional run-and-gun action immerse you in a vast array of World War II–themed locations. The Co-Operative mode unleashes a new and original story in a standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.
A zombie cooperation mode, titled "Zombies", is included in the game. Originally featured in World at War, it was revamped to be included in Black Ops.[33] It is a four-player online and two-player split screen co-op mode (which can also be unlocked online). Based on the original game, in the map "Five", players take the roles of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro as they fight zombies at The Pentagon.[34][35] Another map, called "Kino der Toten" ("Cinema of the Dead" in German), features the characters from World at War – Edward Richtofen the German, Tank Dempsey the American, Takeo Masaki the Japanese, and Nikolai Belinski the Russian. Limited editions of the game offer graphically-enhanced versions of the four zombies maps from World at War, featuring the newer weapons from the rest of the game.[36] There is an unlockable top-down, two-stick arcade-shooter version of Zombies known as Dead Ops Arcade.[37]

Includes 54 items: GUN, Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive, Call of Duty 2, Vampire®: The Masquerade - Bloodlines™, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War, Prototype™, 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures, Timeshift, Space Quest™ Collection, Aces of The Galaxy, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, Singularity, Call of Duty: Black Ops (ROW), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (ROW), Prototype 2, Call of Duty® - Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Ghosts - Gold Edition, Geometry Wars™ 3: Dimensions Evolved, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Gold Edition, King's Quest - Chapter 2, King's Quest - Chapter 3, King's Quest - Chapter 4, King's Quest - Chapter 5, Police Quest Collection, Gabriel Knight - Sins of the Fathers, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition, Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within, Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, Arcanum, Phantasmagoria 2, Phantasmagoria, Quest for Glory Collection, Caesar 3, Caesar 4, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Betrayal Collection, Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, Police Quest - SWAT, SWAT 3: Tactical Game of the Year Edition, Pharaoh + Cleopatra, Return to Krondor, Zeus + Poseidon, Spycraft: The Great Game, Zork Anthology, Zork: Grand Inquisitor, Zork Nemesis: The Forbidden Lands, Call to Power II, Return to Zork, Police Quest - SWAT 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: WWII
The United States ushered in a new era of space-based warfare with the launch of the O.D.I.N. (Orbital Defense Initiative) space station. The ODIN station was armed with a battery of sophisticated kinetic projectile launchers. The ODIN’s weapon systems were designed to drop tungsten rods from orbit with pin-point precision. One rod hit was equivalent to the detonation of a small tactical nuclear warhead.
Sprinting While Crouched. I friggin' love this feature. You can now keep your head low and your noise making just above crouch walking and sprint. This is super cool. The animation team also did a good work (at least for Support) on the position of your gun to let you know what stance you're in. It helps you cover ground while keeping a low profile and, in some scenarios, this massively gives you an edge on sneaking around points. You can only sprint in forward movements (which makes sense) at which point crouching backwards makes you pretty slow (which can be a danger if you get spotted). Well done on this one, DICE!

Black Ops Pass, In a dumb move Call of Duty brings back the concept of paid map packs. When everyone is moving away from this model in favor of free maps. Call of Duty stubbornly clings on to this despite almost all their competitors moving away from this and keeping the community more united and in a better state than fractured. They are offering free maps for everyone but this doesn’t justify the black ops pass especially when they are over charging for cosmetics.


In June 2007 the Central Intelligence Agency declassified secret records—part of a collection of highly guarded documents called the "Family Jewels"—detailing illegal domestic surveillance, assassination plots, kidnapping, and infiltration and penetration of other "black" operations undertaken by the CIA from the 1950s to the early 1970s. CIA Director General Michael Hayden explained why he released the documents, saying that they provided a "glimpse of a very different time and a very different agency".[12]
^ "Activision, Treyarch et Infinity Ward : malaise sur la PS3". NoFrag. January 19, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2011. un joueur mécontent des multiples problèmes de connexion du jeu, qui rendent les parties difficiles, a eu une réponse inattendue d'Activision, qui a rappelé qu'ils pouvaient à tout moment fermer le mode multi sur PS3. Voilà qui n'est pas très encourageant...

Reviewers also noted that the PC version of the game was buggy and had "a number of frustrating problems", including a lag in multiplayer modes which for some players rendered the game almost "unplayable".[127][128][129] Players have also reported serious bugs with the PlayStation 3 version, including compatibility issues with 3D televisions.[130] PC World magazine noted that user reviews of the game were much less positive than those of critics.[131] As of November 12, 2010, three days after the release, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game held average user ratings of 3.1, 3.1, and 1.8 stars on Amazon.com, respectively (on a 1 to 5 scale),[132] with many PC users complaining about lag, stuttering and bugs.

The famous battles of World War 2 are known by gamers and historians alike. Many of World War 2's courageous assaults, dangerous advances, and tactical plots have been explored by games before. Battlefield V returns to that era with a fresh perspective and Battlefield polish. Assemble your company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles, and fight your way through these historic moments in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.

With exceptional outfits and assignments for the British Special Air Service and the German Airborne troops, Battlefield™ V Deluxe Edition will make you stand out on the battlefield with five sets of paratrooper apparel containing weapon skins, camo patterns, head gear, and face paint. Plus, Battlefield V Deluxe Edition lets you test your skill in bonus Starter Assignments and get regular customization items thanks to the weekly Airlift system.
Overall, I'm really enjoying the MP experience and playing with friends is making it even more enjoyable. There's definitely fixes that need to happen to balance the game, but it's got me hooked for now. Far better than the status of the game a few months ago. I agree with people like JackFrags and Levelcap in that the game still has a while to go before it's in a good state, but I completely disagree with people spouting, "LITERALLY UNPLAYABLE," because the game boots, matches load, I can get kills, and I can progress through the game. People need to get their definitions of "literally" and "unplayable" checked.

Within 24 hours of its release, Black Ops had sold a combined total of 5.6 million units in the U.S. and UK market, surpassing that of Modern Warfare 2 and establishing a new record for largest entertainment launch.[140] Compared to the much anticipated opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, the game earned more than twice as much as the film, earning $360 million.[141] Only five days after its release, sales from the game worldwide reached US$650 million, surpassing the previous record achieved by Modern Warfare 2 which earned $550 million in five days.[142] By November 22, the game remained the bestselling title in the United Kingdom, despite sales dropping by 85%.[143] Some estimates had placed sales of the game as reaching 18 million units sold, earning a revenue of $818 million. This would fall about 2 million copies and $182 million short of Modern Warfare 2.[144] By December 22, worldwide revenue of Black Ops exceeded $1 billion.[145][146] Sales remained strong months after the game's release, remaining at the top-seller list in February 2011.[147] On March 3, 2011 the news magazine The Hollywood Reporter also reported on the best selling video games ever. It announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops was the best-selling game ever in the United States of America.[148] Black Ops was the best-selling game of all time in the UK until Grand Theft Auto V overtook it in November 2014.[149] By November 2013, the game had sold 26.2 million copies.[150]


On January 21, 1968, Mason's team is sent to Vietnam. After defending Khe Sanh, they recover a dossier on Dragovich from a Russian defector in Hue City during the Tet Offensive. The defector turns out to be none other than Reznov, who joins them as they penetrate Laos to recover a Nova 6 shipment from a downed Soviet plane. They are captured by Viet Cong and Spetznaz infiltrators at the crash site. Bowman is executed, but Woods and Mason hijack an Mi-24 Hind in the confusion and escape, moving on to rescue Reznov from Kravchenko's base. They confront Kravchenko and Woods stabs him, but Kravchenko pulls the pins off of four grenades strapped to himself, forcing Woods to sacrifice himself by pushing both himself and Kravchenko out of a window. In a huge explosion, Mason presumes the two dead.
Mods have always been an important part of the PC community for Call of Duty games, so the news that Black Ops 4 would be launching on Blizzard’s Battle.Net platform caused a great deal of concern about the future of Black Ops 4 modding. Battle.Net is known for being a much less open platform than Steam, so many assumed modding would be off the table.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the ninth main installment in the series, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. The game was revealed on May 1, 2012.[31][32] It was the first game in the series to feature future warfare technology, and the campaign features multiple branching storylines driven by player choice and multiple endings. It was later released on November 12, 2012.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 raises the bar, delivering the most thrilling experience yet with a focus on tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice. The game offers a new level of online action across a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes. For the first time, Multiplayer serves as the center of the games narrative as players explore each Specialists role and unique playstyles. With the return of the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system and a new Gear category, gameplay becomes more customizable than ever, giving players choice on how to equip their Specialist. Combined with the ability to unlock devastating Scorestreaks, players will have the opportunity to be powerful on their own or unstoppable as a team. Featuring gritty, grounded Multiplayer combat, the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in a massive battle royale experience. Blackout features the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, and characters, locations and weapons from the Black Ops series.Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers the biggest Day 1 Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead. With an exciting new adventure and a brand-new cast of characters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4s will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that its rabid community of fans have come to expect.

×