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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
8.6 out of 10

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Overall 9
9.0

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Uprising

Destructoid
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Monsters, magma, and mobsters, oh my! So far in Call of Duty: Black Ops II 's lifecycle, we've had one map pack , which wasn't quite the revolution that was promised to augment that expensive $50 Season Pass .
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Overall 9
9.0

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition

Playstation Illustrated
25 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Another year, another Call of Duty . Activision's crown jewel is still going strong, despite the countless feelings of déjà vu each one tends to inspire. Don't get me wrong: I've stuck with the series since the very beginning.
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Overall 10
9.5

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
18 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The developers at Treyarch are asked every two years to produce a better game than the last. If the last game they produced was any other game, their task would be a much simpler one, however, this year they attempt to improve upon the wildly successful Call of Duty Black Ops.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Addiction 9
9.0

Happily Answering The Call Again

GIN
5 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I don’t get why everyone seems to complain about the fact that a new Call of Duty game comes out every year? Yes an annual release makes it look like the same product over and over again but I am one of those who enjoys playing them.
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Overall 10
9.6

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U

HDR
28 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Quick Take: Treyarch did not skimp on porting Black Ops 2 to Wii U. Jon finds this is THE version to own.
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Overall 10
9.5

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Gaming Evolution
26 November 2012
  • Conclusion: I can say I’m more impressed by this game than any other Call of Duty game I have played before. When I first heard about this game I was like… “What they’re going to go into the future?” That means they will have to actually create a story and not just use historical references to build one around.
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Overall 10
9.6

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

HDR
21 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Quick Take: The musical comedy will be ready to pick up before Christmas.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 8
8.4
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 9
9.0
Multiplayer 9
9.3
Control 9
8.9
Addiction 9
8.8

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
15 November 2012
  • Excerpt: snuck onto the scene…wait. That doesn’t sound right. Ah, I wrote the opposite, the antithesis of the true phenomenon that has become the mega-blockbuster CoD franchise. Sorry ‘bout that.
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Overall 9
9.4
Design 10
9.7
Gameplay 9
9.3
Storyline 9
9.2

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

GameTrailers
13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: While the Modern Warfare franchise tends to play it safe, Treyarch was especially brave with its shepherding of the Call of Duty brand in the first Black Ops. Including its patented zombie mode along with a top-down shooter and other hidden goodies, it wasn’t afraid to break the mold of the...
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Overall 9
8.9

Breaking down the four different games in Call of Duty: Black Ops II (review)

VentureBeat
13 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said in an interview with GamesBeat that “we wanted to push the boundaries. … Creatively, what we wanted to do making Black Ops II was turn some of those expectations around.” It accomplished that, even though they only had two years to work on this game.
  • Pros: It’s not the same old Call of Duty Treyarch threw me for a loop with the fresh take on the aging franchise, pushing the story from the 1960s to the near-future. The drone war over Los Angeles is somewhat plausible, and we haven’t seen this version of the apocalypse in movie after movie and game a...
  • Cons: The story isn’t easy to follow, and it’s improbable The evil Raul Menendez gets under your skin. He is clearly insane, yet he’s also supposed to be this great leader who can inspire a billion oppressed people to rise against the superpowers. It’s hard to believe that he can rise to power, gather ...
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