Do you have a passion for first-person shooter games? Moreover, are you fond of the Call of Duty Series? Are you fortunate enough to have a high spec PC or gaming console like PS5? If you satisfy the last condition and at least one of the first two conditions, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the game for you.
Developed by Treyarch and Raven Software, published by Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was recently released on November 13, 2020. This game is the seventeenth installment in the overall Call of Duty series, and the sixth installment in the Black Ops series. Like almost all the previous Call of Duty games, it has both single-player campaign mode as well as the Multiplayer mode. The zombie game mode, which seems to be a distinct feature of the Call of Duty series is also part of this game.
Living up to the expectations, the gameplay is captivating. Call of Duty developers has a knack for developing brilliant guns in the game from the very early days of the franchise. The usage of sniper rifles comes with a degree of difficulty, as a slight miscalculation can result in the target being missed. As one acquires accessories while progressing through the game, the usage of guns tends to become easier. Being able to load your weapon while aiming down sight is also a fascinating aspect of this game. The graphics, as one would expect for a game being released in 2020, are of top-notch quality.
Singleplayer Campaign :
The campaign revolves around the Cold War, the famous period in modern history which is the focal point of a plethora of modern-day movies, television series, and video games. The game starts with an intelligence meeting where CIA officials give a briefing regarding Perseus. Perseus is a nefarious Soviet spy. This agent stole American Nuclear secrets in 1943 and was also involved in Vietnam in the 1960s. Now he has resurfaced again in the 1980s and is a grave threat to world peace.
US President Ronald Regan also walks into the meeting and stresses the importance of neutralizing this grave threat to international peace. Ronald Reagan is quite an amazing character in American history. His portrayal in this game created a lot of hype amongst the fans and was widely discussed and appreciated. After this, the campaign to capture this Russian spy commences. Going into the details of the campaign at this point would be highly unfair to the reader as it would kill their curiosity and act as a spoiler.
Multiplayer is a defining feature of first-person shooter games, particularly those from the Call of Duty series. A lot of people have absolutely no interest in the single-player campaign and storyline. They’re mainly concerned with the multiplayer of the game. An interesting example in this regard is Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Despite being more than half a decade old, the game is still widely played all over the globe, mainly due to its multiplayer.
The weapon quality in multiplayer mode is above average, and shooting is an enthralling experience. The weaponry at times feels too sophisticated for that era. The element of stealth is nonexistent in the multiplayer and it comprises intense battles from the start. Multiplayer also provides a cross-platform feature, meaning PS4 players can team up and take on PS5 players. 12 v12 and 6 v 6 battles are prominent aspects of the multiplayer.
Zombies can be termed as the most difficult and infuriating aspect of this game. Hard work and combination are required to defeat waves upon waves of bloodthirsty zombies and reach the logical conclusion of this mode. One’s gaming skills and hand-eye coordination are thoroughly tested in this mode of gameplay. Multiple zombie maps are available for free in this installment of the game.
The latest installment in the iconic Call of Duty series is a must-try for gaming enthusiasts and die-hard fans of the Call of Duty series. It is bound to be an enthralling ride.