The new console generation is here and one of the first games I purchased for my PlayStation 5 was Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. This is a time period I have always found interesting. Deciding to base this latest installment in the franchise here was something I thought was really cool.
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The Game Review
I will admit that I am one of the weird people that purchase each Call of Duty with the intent of playing the campaign. People may turn their noses up at the COD campaigns, but I have always found them to be fantastic like you are playing a part in a Hollywood action movie that has a massive budget.
This game is set during the Cold War. You actually get to create your own character (called Bell) which I thought was pretty cool. There is a Soviet spy called Perseus that is trying to tip the Cold War in the favor of the Soviet Union and you are part of the team trying to stop it. The campaign has multiple endings which I think is cool and adds replay value.
The story is your typical action movie stuff and it does what it does very, very well. I had a blast tearing through many awesome locations such as Vietnam and Germany. Even if you usually ignore the multiplayer in COD games, I feel that this is more than worth your time checking out as it truly is awesome.
I have spent a few hours with the multiplayer and it has a great selection of maps and game modes. You can have 6 v 6 and 12 v 12 battles in this game and I think I prefer the smaller battles. There is also a new Fireteam mode that is for up to 40 players. So far, I have had more fun than ever before playing Domination, especially on the map with the battleships.
The progression system is very similar to what it was like in Modern Warfare. It forces you to get to level four before you can really tinker with your load-outs and such. The Create a Class system is back and it has this awesome field upgrade system where you can add a “wildcard” to your class and these are, Gunfighter, Perk Greed, Danger Close, and Lawbreaker. Each one gives you a handy perk that can help you in battle.
One of the things that I feel Call of Duty has struggled with the last few years is Zombies. In my opinion, Zombies hit their peak with Infinite Warfare. Now the monstrous mode follows on from the story in Black Ops 4 and it even has bits of the Cold War campaign as well so it is very story-driven.
You get to play as one of the operators in the game and the progression you have made in the standard multiplayer will affect what you can start a game of Zombies with. In all honesty, this style of Zombies is not for me. I just wish that they kept it as its own standalone mode.
I have only really touched the surface of what Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has to offer. I have had a lot of fun and I am sure it will keep me entertained until the 2021 COD game is released. The campaign is fantastic and I have loved what I have played with multiplayer so far.
- The single-player campaign is a lot of fun
- Multiple endings
- It looks fantastic on PlayStation 5
- I liked the Wild Card system in multiplayer
- Lots of game modes to get stuck into
- I am not feeling the new Zombies mode
- On PS5 the amount of storage space the full game takes up is crazy