COD Black Ops Vs MW2 Vs WaW: Graphics Compared

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Call of Duty fans had hoped to take delivery of what was meant to be the best from the franchise yet, but for one reason or another – that has not happened. Black Ops is more of a re-skinning of Call of Duty 4, but that is not saying that the latest game from the franchise is not good.

We already know that the graphics for COD Black Ops is not that great when compared to Modern Warfare 2, and there has even been suggestions that World at War has better graphics – I will let you decide that for yourself. You have to wonder why the developer did not polish the graphics up a little?

There have been comments that the graphics are not as bad as people have made out, but surely this is dependent on what TV you have. If you have a new LED TV from the likes of Sony, Panasonic or Samsung, then they will pick up all the little details, and this could be where the problem lies.

Take a look at all three videos below and tell us which you think has the best and worst graphics? Please remember that it is not always about the graphics though, Black Ops has improved Zombies Mode and a number of new features to go with it.

Also See: Treyarch Zombies live stream fuels Black Ops 3 rumors

  • Jimbob

    tbh mw2 was a much better game multiplayer wise the game was more fair took more skill i have a 2.4 kill to death ratio on black ops if you have the more powerful gun you will win mw2 was more about accuracy and reaction times which is down to skill and learning to play the game i agree marathon lightweight commando noobs were annoying i have owned both games on both xbox and ps3 and mw2 had the better graphics, credit where its due though the custom emblem making was a good idea also zombies is great to also being able to record things from previous games, how ever the story mode was pretty equal i loved the mission on mw2 when the emp had just been set off and stuff is falling from sky but i loved black ops story aswell 

  • Black ops Is a little better

    Guys i think that black ops is better ONLY IN MY OPINION DONT HATE ON ME the reason why is MW2 the gun is a little to big and takes up the ENTIRE screen except a little im am not a fanboy because MW2 has better graphics and cooler sounds thats the reaon why i play it sometimes and ZOMBIES makes black ops better because you get the FULL EXPERIENCE because in MW2  your only stuck with campaign and Multiplayer evn though MW2 is a little laggy and black ops is also a little laggy IMM NOT A FANBOY 

  • Connor

    I’m so happy I preorderd mw3,gears of war 3 and battlefield.

  • Connor

    By the way resurrection comes out august 23rd of this month.

  • Connor

    I have mw2 Black ops and waw I love them all but I play mw2 until resurrection comes out for black ops then you’ll have the 4 waw original zombie map plus another new zombie map moon on resurrection. P.s. If anybody wants to play any of these games my xbox live gt:beasted90 all lowercase letters

  • Andy Applers

    MW2 = Good Graphics, Good Guns
    Black Ops = Zombies, Good Guns
    World at War = All combined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002363661503 Njjftr Jgtf

    mw2 was good but guns wasnt that good black ops rulez but mw3 will rule the cod series  but bops is best i have black ops mw2 and cod 4 i think modernwarfare is a good game cant wait mw3 coming november 8 i love bops who agrees comment to tell me mw2 is good cod 4 was better but mw3 is going to be awsome. In black ops aug is better than the mw2 aug bar but i like the graphics of mw2 but i dont think its the best cod game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002363661503 Njjftr Jgtf

    mw2 was good but guns wasnt that good black ops rulez but mw3 will rule the cod series  but bops is best i have black ops mw2 and cod 4 i think modernwarfare is a good game cant wait mw3 coming november 8 i love bops who agrees comment to tell me mw2 is good cod 4 was better but mw3 is going to be awsome. In black ops aug is better than the mw2 aug bar but i like the graphics of mw2 but i dont think its the best cod game.

  • pizzaroll17

    Black ops is way way better. MW2 guns have major kickback. when i tried playing it after i had just played Black Ops i got ticked and went back to Black Ops within 2 games. I cant play MW2 anymore because of the kickback. The smootness of shots in Black Ops is perfect and the guns in MW2 block the screen when you look directly at a guy. If i play MW2 I quickscope or use the Famas cause it has a good sight. Another problem with MW2 is its lagging. I lag at the most twice a day on Black Ops and MW2 the host gets kicked and it take 25 minutes to play a 10 minute game. And BO has zombies and with Escaltion coming out BO will be the game played by everyone. And all you MW2 players, dont think you wont. You will play Escaltion to see what its like. i for one will buy Escaltion when it first comes out. If you dont like my comment or agree with it, hit me up on Xbox. gamertag is dagudnamzrtaken. (the good names are taken)

  • Marty

    Black ops is an insult to the CoD series

  • brow

    i say that after you play black ops for a while you start to love the game

  • Jonathan

    The games are being played on two systems. Black Ops was on Playstation and the others were on xBox360. The graphics for Black Ops would be worst sence its on a Playstation 3. On xBox there not as bad as that, not saying there the greatest, and no where near as bad as World at War. And the person playing Zombies sucked, only got to round 3. You need to have all the games played on the same system and same TV to get any worthy data. Without that, this doesnt prove anything other then he cant play Zombies.

  • Murray

    BO is trash, its simple as that. The first 6 months of MW2 were atrocious and i traded my copy in. i came back 6 months later and repurchased it and it was much more refined. yes, it still has commando and danger close but lets face it, you'd have to play pretty darn terrible to let that largely affect you. Yes, Treyarch did fix problems, but in the process it lost the CoD feel, the CoD touch, what the series regulars were used to and loved. I realise im going to be slammed in the replies for this as "IW fanboy if IW was slapped on black ops youd love it" and the rest of it. not true at all, CoD 5 was a wonderful game, as was call of duty 3, but BO really doesnt live up to the title's reputation and playstyle. It's no call of duty to me.

    • Ethan

      Just to be clear I don't consider Black Ops to be better then MW2 or MW2 to be better then Black Ops overall. Two different groups made these games and they are set in different time periods, different economic and geographic locations and are two completely different games. I know Treyarch is a subsidary of activision but that does not mean activison participated in the development of Black Ops. Anyways, all of our opinions are completely biased and none of us ,the consumers, can really claim everything about both games.

  • Joshua

    I love mw2 not black ops

  • KOR

    i cant stand the mw2 graphics somethig about it forces me to sit real close to my 36" tv in order to see what is happeing i the game the only thing i dont like about blackops is the first decently good weapon other than the enfield you get is at level 20 the gailil

  • cod

    i like both but mw2 multi online is better but black ops has way morethings to do. i like both

  • fatcap

    i am a graffiti artist and i liked COd MW2, it looked perfect and the graphics blew ma mind…. now when black ops came out i was very disappointed, the graphics look like they have not improved from the last one this bullshit company made. alsothey put in the CORNIEST sayings ive ever heard, not to mention they repeat over and over again driving you crazy. The weapons look like 2 pieces of metal slapped together with drawn on designs…. no matter what tv you are running it through….
    im not comparing black cock ops to MW2 because doing so would make treyarch look like they stole their graphics from tetris

  • pandemis

    Black ops is so much better. The graphic is pretty much the same as mw2 if you ask me, weapons are more balanced, no stupid noob-tube/quickscope/knife faggots or gay killstreak rewards.
    The gameplay is also more calm and better imo. The MW2 gameplay was too fast and unreal
    All the things that made MW2 stupid and annoying have been changed to the better and the credit-system is awesome + new types of game-modes (gun game etc.).
    I refused to buy black ops when it came out, because i thought it would be another Mw2, but turns out it was better.

    And i bet all the black ops haters never played black ops or only tried it once. Play for some time and you will see how great it is compared to mw2

    • Northerner

      Agreed mate

  • http://google use the lube

    MW2 has better quick scopes,no scopes,glitches and black ops dosent only because infinity ward is better than treyarch

  • DJ M4C

    WTF Treyarch your graphics, sound effects and Multiplayer are a huge dissapointment. 1 those sniper rifles sound like fuckin cannon and your mini guns soundlike hair dryers 2. your Multiplayer was a massive rip off of MW2. You Guys are such IW wanna be’s, thumbs down Treyarch :(

  • Ryan

    I'm sorry but Black ops took 4 steps back to the terrible Cod 3 in my opinion. The game lacks in graphics, the game play is extremely choppy, and the guns all feel underpowered and relatively the same. The knifing in this game is horrible, I can go for a knife and just lunge past him but he gets me????? Also the sniping in this game, although better now than it was, is still bad. I get way to many hit markers for center mass body shots and when all I can see is someones head ill get either a hit markers or just a normal kill.

    e.g. I was using the L96A1 on jungle and I was in the Snipers nest and i seen a guy laying prone across the map so i steady my gun and shoot, and all I got was a hit marker. (and trust me i was on his head). I then shot another 6 times (yeah this kid was terrible enough to give me 7 shots on his head) just in order to kill them.

    I also want to point out how utterly terrible the servers are. During my first game I was disconnected because they could not migrate host. And still even today 3 months after the game came out 1 or 2 out of every 10 games i play disconnect. That is unacceptable!!!

    I'm not saying that MW2 was perfect because it wasn't but was way more refined, polished, and clean, the servers were good, and also the game play was smooth, deep and fulfilling, and to be honest the story was better

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_II74ZBSAVXX7DWRFGGAXUGLHII Hooligan Snail

      Dude it sounds like you just suck ass at duty. Just because you botched a shot doesn’t mean the game sucks, dude. Black Ops has the same game engine which means there is no difference in graphics. MW2 has darker color schemes so it tends to look more real and less cartoon like but that’s about it. They both have good and bad points, and I have played a lot of each to know them all.

      Its time to stop bitching about Black Ops. 90% of the people out there complaining are just pissed because Black Ops didn’t make the snipers way overpowered like in MW2. The concept of quick scoping a .50 cal sniper rifle is ridiculous anyways.

      Learn to shoot a AR and stop hiding in corners you bitches!

       

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_II74ZBSAVXX7DWRFGGAXUGLHII Hooligan Snail

      Dude it sounds like you just suck ass at duty. Just because you botched a shot doesn’t mean the game sucks, dude. Black Ops has the same game engine which means there is no difference in graphics. MW2 has darker color schemes so it tends to look more real and less cartoon like but that’s about it. They both have good and bad points, and I have played a lot of each to know them all.

      Its time to stop bitching about Black Ops. 90% of the people out there complaining are just pissed because Black Ops didn’t make the snipers way overpowered like in MW2. The concept of quick scoping a .50 cal sniper rifle is ridiculous anyways.

      Learn to shoot a AR and stop hiding in corners you bitches!

       

  • Kevin

    I like Mw2 a lot better. The maps are better, graphics are better, guns are better. Seriously, what happened to all the secondarys, non of them are realiable imo. And snipers? Wtf happened why can't I seem to hold it damn still. Spawns are the bigggest problem, after I spawned I get flanked in less than 10 seconds wtf… Hopefully the next one is done by Infinityward

  • light

    That's also you're OPINION.

  • Codder

    I like black ops.

    It is fun.

    and that is all that matters.

  • job

    Treyarch are a joke, infinity ward are pure class, i love hardcore search n destroy in mw2, black ops is just mainstream rubbish and now the dust has settled ppl are comin back to mw2.

  • Pat

    I personally like Black Ops alot more than Mw2, graphics-wise, gameplay-wise, AND stopping-****ing-hackers wise, so I think that Black Ops is, 1.) The best CoD game so far, and 2.) The best game Treyarch has made so far.

  • RC'S SUCK

    rc's are very annoying and destroy killstreaks. worst idea ever another fail for black ops.

  • tim

    graphics matter alot these days if Treyarch cant take the time to make a game with good graphics. Then maybe it's time for infinity ward to take over. all you people who say its all about gameplay and not graphics. then maybe you should go play your shitty nintendo's.

  • Joe

    Really it looks like some of the graphics on the map itself lacked, but the reflections/wood grain on weapons has improved vastly. It almost looks like they're going for an HDR kind of feel to the visuals but it hasn't quite gone so cartoony with it (like some HDR photos look). Not having a copy of the game and just making my point with the three videos presented, I think it looks more like WaW, and if that's more the look they were going for, then it's much more polished than WaW, but for the time it took and the huge hype that followed, you would have thought it might have been slightly better.

  • cod

    i Agree mw2 has better graphics but it so unrealistic eg quick scoping, commando , 1 man army and other things but of course black ops will have some glitches it's kinda new game and it wont be as good in some ways because it not meant to be modern warfare it's about warfare 30-50 years ago

    black ops owns

  • Lucas Tselepis

    Black ops campain is amazing best campaign out of all the CODs. However, MW2 still rapes blackops up the arse!

  • Idiot

    So the guns sounds like shit? Compare the colt (which sounds like a muda fuckin beast) in black ops, to the m9 in mw2. m9 is a toy, thin as a fucking piece of paper, and sounds like a “peashooter”. God you people who say it sounds stupid. Hk to the MG4. compare. Galil to the acr. compare again. enough said homeboys

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  • Name

    All the people saying mw2 is better u need to move on. mw2 is good but black ops is an overall better game. The only things mw2 excels black ops in are graphics (which I don’t really care about as long as they’re half-decent) and 2 player offline splitscreen (which not many people do).

  • stoned

    Poor graphics,anemic sounds of weapons,the same one from every weapon,strange maps,strange killing abilities of bullets and idiotic perk achievement methods-that's what i got in BO after a long period of enjoying MW2.
    Why have i play flags for example to get marathon pro?who is the idiot that made it?To play rush type of game without ability to run?
    Biggest part of weapons are absolutely unusable!WTF?
    My opinion-BO is a great step after MW2…But step back.

  • dom

    The graphics arent that good which is a disappointment but the gameplay is far more realistic,I cant believe they didnt make more open maps for sniping, every map is for close combat ,sniping is already difficult enough as it is,everytime you zoom in the scope is swaying all over the place.The sniping should be like the way it was in cod4/WaW but not MW2 quickscoping a person from opposing sides of the map is scandalous.Hopefully the maps will have 2 or 3 sniping maps.Anyone who thinks that MW2 is a great game is sad cos it was so arcadey running around the map at 100 mph stabbing people from 20 yards away so stupid,a few tweaks to black ops and it will be great

  • john

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!! shut up you spoiled little fuckin brats, seriously, "OMG TEH GRAHIX ARE SO BAD I CANT NOT TELL WHEN A GUY SHOOTZ AT ME!!11ELEVEN!!" get over it jesus, graphics don't even come close to making a game. maybe it would do some of you some good to appreciate what you get instead of bitching about it. or maybe you would all rather be playing pac-man and donkey kong………

  • Hayden

    Those videos do NOT compare multiplayer graphics. Black Ops biggest failing is the multiplayer graphics when compared to mw2.

    Also the footsteps sound effects on ps3 is rediculus.

  • jack

    it really does depend on what tv and what console i have a an lg led tv and ps3 and xbox and personally ps3 makes everything crisp with not that horrible rough edgyness that i get with my xbox

  • Irondove7

    As cynical brig would say: there’s an awful lot of trolling and fanboism in here. But good details worth considering. I shall hopefully do a bit of ranking on the leaderboards, while you lot fuss about. Ta!

  • Joe Guitar

    I just wanted to say that to really appreciate the graphics of a game you must use a PC. I have a I7 with a GeForce GTX 460 OC 1G and 6G ram ddr3 and the graphics in BO are amazing. I played BO for PS3 and it seemed like I was playing a megadrive game comparing to the PC. In terms of realism neither MW2 nor BO are very realistic but BO it's much better in that fixture, if you want realism buy Battlefield bad company 2. So, to end, I think that BO is a cool game, with some flaws (for me the main one is: some ways of killing are bit unrealistic like with the knife), but more entertaining and challenging than MW2. I think the best thing to do it's to have Black ops to play like you're Rambo, just go on and kill some pricks and then have Battlefield Bad Company 2 for a more realistic, complete and tactical/teamwork gameplay. One last thing, for those who complain about the damage of the guns, it depends on witch server you're playing, I've played in some servers that with only a shot or two you kill the enemy, or else you suck and just aim to non vital parts…. take care

  • Joe Guitar

    I just wanted to say that to really appreciate the graphics of a game you must use a PC. I have a I7 with a GeForce GTX 460 OC 1G and 6G ram ddr3 and the graphics in BO are amazing. I played BO for PS3 and it seemed like I was playing a megadrive game comparing to the PC. In terms of realism neither MW2 nor BO are very realistic but BO it's much better in that fixture, if you want realism buy Battlefield bad company 2. So to end, I think that BO is a cool game, with some flaws (for me the main one is: some ways of killing are bit unrealistic like with the knife), but more entertaining and challenging than MW2. I think the best thing to do it's to have Black ops to play like you're Rambo, just go on and kill some pricks and then have Battlefield Bad Company 2 for a more realistic, complete and tactical/teamwork gameplay. One last thing, for those who complain about the damage of the guns, it depends on witch server you're playing, I've played in some servers that with only a shot or two you kill the enemy…. take care

  • teh_boi

    i think that we should just play mario instead

  • jennygraig

    to be honest Black Ops is a very good game due to the many different features it brings in multiplayer (wager, combat training, all the other usuall games, THEATER MODE and ZOMBIES) and MW2 brings you spec ops and normal game types. Although the graphics in BO are a bit dull compared to Mw2 but it is just a different art style and it is not a series from Mw2 but a series from WAW. SO I believe that although black ops has the duller graphics it is the mopst dominant game due to its many varities of online gameplay.

  • mat

    black ops sucks because i believe if i jump of a 10 story building you wouldnt land on your feet

  • steve

    Black ops is a major let down, i dont know about any1 else but when ever i play it it is always laging out and crashing and i have a good internet connection… sides from that you dont have to be a rocket scientist to figure out mw2 is by far hands down the much better game.. the maps have far more imagination to them, compared to bops 5 min attempt i mean 'array' wtf is all that about? the guns are all on the same level, the people look like small cartoon characters and lag or no lag the accuracy is way of key.. people who say lag ops is better really are dumb and have no idea> it sucks hard and personally i will never play it again waste of my time and money, from a game i had high hopes for.. roll on mw3!

  • Hardcore

    black ops graphics look like painted carboard but im impressed by the lightning
    and i really love nazi zombies :)

    but there is still something missing…i just dont know

    bu! i prefer both games mw2 and black ops.

  • Captain Pichy

    MW2 & Black Ops are Both good games! But MW2 Allows to many stupid practices (Noob Tubers, Insane Quick Scooping, Tactical Nuke Boosters, Unbalanced Guns) Yeah MW2 = better graphics but BO much better gameplay and lots of adds (Statistics, Guns Personalized, more realistics perks,….) I'm very happy with Black Ops, and for sure next Infinity Ward Shooter will be Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • Mustaffa

    I am let down by black ops, mainly because I was in the military and used many of the weapons in MW2. For the most part, they look and function much like the real thing, that is what drew me to the game. In black ops, they look very cartoonish and don't function like real weapons. I am not a gamer per say, but I know what I like! Black Ops in going on Craigslist, and Im sticking with MW2.

  • RTRBTN

    Taking out stopping power was a good choice as well, so it is even for all players all around. Now the weapons. Besides what I said on sniper rifles earlier, several other things bother me. A freaking light machine gun only have 30 shots per clip? Horrbile idea. Just might as well call it another assualt rifle class that makes you run slower. And the secondary weapons. Taking the shotguns and machne pistols off the list was an extremely stupid thing to do IMO. And in Black Ops, the only automatic weapon, CZ75, takes MORE shots to kill when it has the fully-auto attatchment than when it is semi-auto? Seriously, what crap are they trying to pull. And now the credit system. Only thing I can say about it is that it is exremely stupid. Once i purchace a gun, i can easily buy everything possible for that gun, without haveing to put in any work into it. As i said, I like all the customizations, but not having to work for anything sucks. There is so much more I could talk about, but im not going to say any more. My final conclusion is: Mw2 > Black Ops.

  • RTRBTN

    IMO, Mw2 still is better than Black Ops. Besides all of the talk about graphics, which Mw2 proves to be the superior, there are several other issues I have with the game. Mw2's original multiplayer maps killed the ones that have came out on Black Ops. Aslo, what's the point of having sniper rifles in Black Ops if maybe, and i say maybe, only one map is "mediocre" for sniping, by which I mean Array. So many Mw2 maps killed it, especially Derail. Perfect balance in every aspect at Derail, from assault rifles to snipers. Next issue is the exposives. I can shoot a M72 LAW at a person and hitting within 4 feet of them, not even get a hit-marker every time. Same thing with grenades. If it's not right on them, you can give up the chance of even getting a hit-marker, much less a kill. Black Ops did have a very good idea on facepaint and other customizations, like the reticles. Some of the killstreaks were very nice, and i kind of like the idea of not being able to use your killstreaks to count towards your overall killstreak.

  • Zach

    Gosh Man I agree with almost everyone of you who is hating on Black Ops.
    Im sorry but I have to come out and say it. Black Ops is already getting a little borin Maybe youll say I play it too much but I dont think so. The online is the same old crap they really didnt add anything new if you think of it, Same gun's same killstreaks etc. The only thing that keeps me on that game is the Zombies game mode because its so fun. MW1,MW2 and WAW just gave me and awesome feeling whenever I played it but BO doesnt.

  • uruguay

    MULTIPLAYER IS GOOD BECAUSE BOOBTUBERS CANT DO CRAP NOW HAHAHAHA. I RAPE THOSE SUCKERS NOW. I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT THE STORY IN BLACKOPS IS CRAP. THEY TRIED TO HARD TO CONNECT IT WITH WAW. I THOUGHT I WAS PLAYING COD: SHUTTER ISLAND BY THE END OF THE GAME.

  • Doma

    shit LMG's apart from m60

  • nate

    Why would you banish quickscoping? It's not like it's an advantage. When playing MW2 I usually get excited when I come around the corner and see some guy trying to outgun me from point blank with an intervention, the odds are definitely in my favor. People hate quickscoping because it's embarrassing to get killed with a technique they can't pull of effectively. It certainly isn't advantageous though. For me quickscoping adds replayability to mw2. I get tired of using assault rifles and shotguns, so I go to quickscoping (always to the detriment of my k/d and w/l ratios). I mean in a game full of maps that are disadvantageous to traditional stakeout sniping, and weaker rifles, banishing quickscoping makes it almost impossible to snipe effectively.

  • tlc tony saydo

    mw2 is far better, i think the perks are more level on that and better options. the ninja perk, what a joke, you cant hear the footsteps with or without it, eliminating the point of sneaking up on people, lags too much, also much prefer the maps

  • Suspect

    The game uses wave 6 security,
    Yet all high budget games that came out this year have been wave 8 and some with AP2.5…
    This game has neither! was it sitting on a shelf? 😎