Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Review
Call of Duty has been one of my favorite games since first release about 7 years ago. Does Black Ops 2 continue the legend of best games? Read full review... Call of Duty series started with 1945s story, couple games later, it moved to Vietnam war times and current times. Call of Duty Black Ops II brings something new to the table. It has current and 2020 years in the game. At first, it seemed really corny and stupid to me, why make Call of Duty look like some future unrealistic series. After playing for some time, I realized that 2020 is not that far away.
Minimal System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB for 32-bit OS or 4 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB
Hard Drive: 16 GB HD space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Additional: Broadband connection required for activation and multiplayer gameplay
As with all other games, we will cover each section and will provide score for each and everyone of them.
Graphics were all right, I was not really impressed by them as I was by previous Call of Duty games. There are good scenes like escorting President in armored and police cars, but I believe they could of done better job. Even though the graphics were not at the top, I still enjoyed them. Look at the images and see for yourself. I'll give it 6 out of 10.
Soundtracks did not play a major role in this game, but were going with the game. I enjoyed some of them, it was nice to get a classical piece of music to this game. Mainly the game consisted of soundtracks in dub-step type. Soundtracks gets 8 out of 10.
This game does lack some action. There are missions where you feel that action is pumping, but there are not many missions like that at all. What I like in this game, just like in good amount of other games, is shotgun. Don't know about you, but its fun to bust suspects, terrorists, or any other criminals with single shotgun shot. I would say that if graphics were better, action score would definitely be better as well as graphics do screw action level big times. Scenes like President's escort asking for better graphics, especially when there is action involved in the escort (terrorists attacks etc.). The action gets 6 out of 10.
Well that's where the game definitely will not get a good score. Why? Simply because there is 2020 year involved with new technologies. By the way, in the game you will see invisible uniform. It might look like its completely unrealistic, but I have seen those, or at least similar to those, in China (I believe). For anyone thats wondering what it is, just do a youtube search. I did not go to China, but instead just found it on web sites. Overall, Call of Duty's decision to make that year 2020 seems pretty accurate. I don't think we are that far away from the technology they have in the game. Now lets forget about technology and talk more about realism shooting and getting shot at wise. I was not too happy about it. I played in Medium level, by the way, if you into more realistic levels, I'd recommend playing this game in harder levels. There were levels where I was just bored, so I got a shotgun and went straight to the front line, crossed it, and just shot all enemies. Score is 5 out of 10.
Story is the best part of the game. First half of the game, I was really confused at what was going on, at first I thought that the game makers messed up with the story, but after reaching half of the game, it seems like game makers did this on purpose. What's even more interesting, is there are 4 different endings and they all depend on whether you kill or let someone live. There are about 4 choices like that you have to make through out the game and at the end of the game you may realize that some choices you made were pretty bad.
Good and bad is that once you made your choice, there is no way to change it. To change it, you have to start the game all over again. If you want to spoil the game, go to youtube, and search for alternative endings. I personally would recommend you play it just like that, it'll still have impact on you at the end of the game. I myself, beat the game only once and then watched youtube for alternative endings. The ending was just shocking, you'll like it. On a negative side, overall stories just getting more and more boring. You play as an american fighting against terrorism and, if I got it right, America unites with China. Russia does not seem to get involved at all in this game. I miss the times when you play as an American, British, and Russian fighting for the same goal, or at least where you can see big countries uniting to reach a common goal, but instead we have the classic story of Americans fighting terrorists throughout the world. I hope it will change with new Modern Warfare, but we'll see. Black Ops 2 still has a good story with very twisted ending. Story gets 9 out of 10.
Last, but not least is the multiplayer. As previous Call of Duty games, multiplayer is simply awesome. Instead of unlocking new weapons in chronological order, you gain points and then unlock what you decide with these points. I am not a fan of 2020 year, but multiplayer will get you addicted and you'll play online at least for a month. More I play the game, more I think about next Call of Duty game, possibly Modern Warfare 4.
Would this game be top 5 of 2012 for PC? I would say YES simply because nowadays there are not many games I could actually enjoy.