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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ Review

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” looks great on PS4, and I can only imagine what it looks like on next-gen consoles.

The campaign focuses on the behind-the-scenes war that occurred during the Cold War. You play as Bell, a customizable character that you can create whoever you want him or her to be.

You roll through the campaign with Black Ops veterans Alex Mason and Frank Woods. As well as new faces Adler, Park, Lazar and Sims.

The plot of the campaign is that there is a Russian named Perseus who has gained control of nukes the U.S. planted underneath Europe as a failsafe in case the Cold War went hot.

You have to track down the names of sleeper agents that will help you track down Perseus and stop the nukes from detonating, and prevent the world thinking that the U.S. attacked Europe.

During this mission, you travel to Russia, the U.S., and Vietnam to destroy Perseus’ resources in an attempt to gain info and stop him from detonating the nukes.

The campaign was really fun to play and did not have almost any boring or slow moments. It had me standing up in suspense and kept me engaged the whole time.

Although the multiplayer in “Black Ops: Cold War” follows the normal multiplayer map formula, I get really frustrated with it. The spawns are pretty “ass” most of the time.

For example, you die and then respawn 10 feet away from the guy that just killed you, and that usually ends up getting you killed again. Matches can be hit or miss with the skill level if players, ranging from extremely easy to insanely difficult.

The multiplayer is good, but its not anywhere close to how good “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” (2020) multiplayer is. “Cold War” feels sluggish and slower in player movement and there is excessive need for perks to be good in multiplayer.

The zombie game in “Cold War” is a new and different look and feel to the zombies saga. There is way more information on the HUD (heads-up display) and there are a lot of new features. You now have the ability to craft armor, buy ammo for all of your guns at once, and you can call in an escape helicopter for the first time in zombies.

Dead-ops arcade also returns with its third installment. If you want a break from normal zombies, this is a fun top-down arcade style game to play.

Overall, “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” is a great return to the dark and gritty story and visuals. If you are a fan of the Call of Duty franchise or like first-person shooters, “Cold War” is for you.

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