Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the highly anticipated first person shooter game; sequel to the record breaking and critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops. This sequel is the ninth game in the world renowned and iconic franchise, and was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. The campaign storyline was written in conjunction with the renowned script writer David Goyer, who is responsible for such groundbreaking classics as Batman Begins.
Call of Duty Black Ops II: Raul Menendez
The campaign spans the time period from the 1980s to 2025, making it the first game in the Call of Duty series to have a futuristic setting. Beginning in the 1980s, the campaign tells the origin story of the game’s main antagonist Raul Menendez, with players getting to step into the shoes of the original Black Ops protagonist Alex Mason once again, and then the chance to play as his son David Mason in the year 2025. In both time periods, the world is caught in a Cold War; in the year 2025, China and the United States are at logger heads as China bans the export of rare earth elements following a cyber attack that crippled the Chinese stock exchange. Cyber terrorism plays an enormous threat to the world and its inhabitants in this time period, with the vicious and vindictive villain Raul Menendez himself being a terrorist leader.
Black Ops 2 presents itself as the first in the franchise to have branching storylines, completely player-driven based upon the player’s decisions and choices. Within parts of the campaign, there are missions, etc. which you can either fail or succeed in, inevitably either enabling or hindering the antagonist Menendez with his ultimate terrorist goals. The ability for the player to make important decisions allows the campaign’s storyline to be completely non-linear, and also allows for replayability to see other ways in which the game could play out. By the end of the game, the player may have changed the results of the futuristic Cold War, and will be shown what could have gone differently.
The setting of Black Ops 2 is designed to follow as realistic a route as possible, with all the technology based on current designs or future plans. There are new interfaces and weapons systems based on current technology, including wrist-mounted launchers that fire small explosives, sniper rifles that use millimetre wave technology, VTOL aircraft, other unmanned aerial vehicles, jet fighters, machine gun mounted UAVs, mechanised soldiers, and a great deal more. Alongside the inclusion of a great deal of both modern and slightly futuristic weaponry, technology, and general warfare (all of which strikes a very deep chord with reality), Black Ops 2 has tweaked the graphics engine to allow better visuals, making all that you can feast your eyes on within this game all the better.
Featured within Black Ops 2 is the introduction of Strike Force missions, which are available for the player to choose to take on throughout the campaign. Within these Strike Force missions you will be able to control a black ops group, with each mission playing out as a small sandbox battlefield in which you can choose both the order you complete objectives, as well as what units you play, with human soldiers fighting alongside robots and UAVs. These missions can be played out in a real-time strategy fashion, and from two perspectives; overmatch view, and from the perspective of the unit you have selected. At any given time during the mission you can zoom out to an overmatch view of the battlefield and then select a new unit, which will shift your view to this unit’s perspective; this zooming allows you to rapidly possess whatever unit suits your needs at any given time, although you can also issue commands to your units from the overmatch view. The progress you make within these missions will be reflected in the course of the antagonist Raul Menendez’s plans, although sometimes a player may choose one mission at the cost of others, meaning each and every player will experience a different and more personal battlefield, driven by their choices and decisions. The success of these Strike Forces missions isn’t guaranteed, and should all of your operatives die you will lose the missions, inevitably changing the course of conflict.
The Zombie mode will also make a reappearance with Black Ops 2, making it the third time this mode has appeared within the franchise, but the first to have its own campaign alongside the main storyline. The Zombie mode will make full use of Call of Duty’s multiplayer capabilities, as it utilises the multiplayer engine, and also supports eight player co-op play. These alterations to the mode mean you get the best out of the blood, gore, and guts, hand in hand with a deeper community experience. The multiplayer itself will be set in the future year of 2025, complete with all the new technology, as well as a revamped combat training system for new players.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 boasts a whole multitude of futuristic technology and weaponry for you to get your hands on, alongside new modes that enable you to explore every inch available to you in practically every way possible. With Black Ops 2 also being player-driven, you will never be short of choices and decisions to make, each one affecting the outcome of how the campaign itself plays out, and meaning that only you, and you alone, can tailor just exactly how you want this Cold War to play out. (Cat Emerson)
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is awesome! I've played Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Black Ops, and even Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and I've got to say that Black Ops 2 is different and better than the previous games. The campaign mode (single player) is excellent. The story isn't about the hero. The campaign narrative jumps between various characters perspectives and is also in time. The campaign mode isn't too short, so it is interesting and fun to play. The multi-player mode is amazing and it is really fun. It has great maps and weapons. Also, there is a zombies mode which you can play with your friends and online, and it great fun. The graphics are great too. You should buy it!
Do not buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It is absolute trash! Save your money, as in my opinion, it's the worst game ever made.
Bought the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for my son for Christmas, he will be very pleased on Christmas Day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is awesome. You will miss many hours of sleep but it's worth it!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a great game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has three great game modes that make this the best in the series yet. It's awesome.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a really good game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is an excellent game at a great price.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is another top class Call of Duty title.
Eagerly waited the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2game. When it finally came, I literally tore it open and played the Campaign mode on the XBox360. Overall the graphics are good but in some instances the movements and the characters were wooden and felt like I was playing an old version of CoD. There is an option for a 2-4 Co-Op which should be fun for a get together. The storyline was well constructed and made sense, although it was a little predictable in places. I started the online game play and this offered more options and playability which made up for the lacking parts on the campaign mode. Overall, a well made game but a little old on the storyline.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is great. Excellent service and delivered as promised.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is just amazing!
Having played Treyarch's last two Call of Duty games (World at War and Black Ops), I was anticipating that Call of Dut: Black Ops 2 would be a very good game. The idea of this game set in 2025 deterred me a little, but I had faith it would be a good game nonetheless. However, as soon as i got the game I was disappointed. The zombies is too diverse now; it was only one map now it's several moving along the weird bus - it doesn't appeal to me. If you want to verse the bots you'd better be phenomenal because they can see you through walls and predict your movements, so on veteran it is virtually impossible. The worst problem is the multiplayer however, the majority of the maps are too small, and the guns for example, the AN-94, complete copy of AK-47 (47X2=94), so there's little imagination put in there. Positives are the campaign which is reasonable so far and when the game isn't laggy, it's reasonably enjoyable. Overall I'm pretty disappointed though, and not hopeful for COD 10 to be any better. Call of Duty starting being bad at the release of MW3, and if you haven't, get the original Black Ops, it's a far better game that I would strongly recommend to anyone.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is Modern Warfare 4 in a Black Ops box. I'm not saying it's a bad thing as it appears that they have changed the black ops gameplay from edge to edge and made it futuristic (not that bad really). The game is pretty smooth even though I have 3 bars of signal. The maps are alright comparing to the maps in Black Ops 1 which is fantastic. The game is good and worth the money. The futuristic game play might be a hard thing to get used to but after you do you will see how fun the game can be. The guns are bit weird and unknown and so are the maps really but after few hours of game play you get used to it all. It is addictive overall i give it 4 stars and you should buy it.
Call of Dut: Black Ops 2 is a top game! I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking for an awesome multiplayer game.
Great service and Delivery. Best Call of Duty yet by far******
An excellent game, highly recommended and delivered on time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is excellent.
Great game. New and existing game modes are great. Different feel to MW3. Very few connection/lag issues on release compared to previous COD releases. Fun maps. Overall game play is obviously very similar, that's why we love it. A few new kill streaks, good sound quality. Zombies is difficult to understand at first but is well thought out and has great potential. Could do with some different styled zombie maps but I expect that will happen with DLC. Overall having a great time. League option looks very addictive but haven't tried it yet.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a superb game. I think it's the best shooter game out there.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a fantastic game and it is very enjoyable.
I love Call of Duty: Black Ops 2! It lives up to the billing, the campaign is brilliant and you can't beat the online multiplayer mode. I'm not blown away by the zombie levels but all-in-all it's a quality game!
I always buy COD games every year and for the past couple it has been lacklustre to say the least. I was blown away by the direction of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 due to Treyarch trying something new. Now the graphics might not be anything new, which was to be expected but the gameplay is through the roof on this title. Zombies is back with a bang and a lot more fun, especially with grief mode which is an interesting idea and well executed. The multiplayer is the main star of any COD game but this year, with its pick 10 system, it gives you the choice to make any loadout you want. This is a brilliant game and I just don't know how they will top it!