Call of Duty Black Ops: Worst COD game Ever?

By Alan Ng - Nov 11, 2010

We continue to be flooded with negative feedback over Treyarch’s recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops title yet, and to say that the criticism received is just slightly negative, is an understatement.

Modern Warfare 2 came in for a fair amount of criticism after it was released, most notably when hacks started to ruin the experience for hardcore gamers. However, the sheer number of comments coming in slamming Black Ops is starting to get a bit tedious.

Initially, we thought that this was only due to the somewhat ‘poor’ graphics in the game, but it seems like a lot of you are unhappy with the overall experience as well. The following comments below are just a small portion of what some of you have been saying about the game

Shawn stated: ”Not a huge gamer but fell in love with MW2 last year. BO is a complete disappointment. Not only do the graphics stink in comparison, the multiplayer stinks. I had more lag in one hour than I did in one year of MW2. Don’t care for the outdated weapons either.”

Dean stated: ”It’s not just the graphics, the multiplayer is slow, laggy, and just weak. Infinite ward have it nailed on with the playability and graphics in mw2. Treyarch cannot get the guns to have any impact, they feel loose and cheap, while with infinite wards mw2 they feel tight and powerful.”

Don stated: ”This game is such a let down, and we all know it. I preordered this for the PC, and played it today for a couple hours, mostly campaign. I’ve logged hundreds of hours of online play on MW2 and can say that I haven’t seen one part of this game that is superior to that of MW2. The realism in the game is not there. The graphics are like counter strike from 10 years ago.”

Those are three user comments that we picked out from hundreds. We’ve even heard multiple claims that Black Ops is the ‘worst Call of Duty game’ ever, which we thought was a bit harsh. However, it’s all about opinions here on PR and we’re gonna let you have your say on the matter.

Is Black Ops really the worst Cod you’ve played or not?

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Also See: MW3 more popular than Black Ops

  • Anonymous

    Have you ever seen ET the Game, Action 52, or Superman 64? This is FAR from the worst. If you think this is the worst, then I think you should check out some AVGN!

  • Anonymous

    Not the worst, probably, but it’s a Treyarch game. Treyarch has ALWAYS been below IW’s standards, and they always will unless they change things. It’s not horrible, just disappointing. I say it’s just pretty good instead of awesome.

    • Ryster059

      Treyarch sucks, bad hit dectition, terrible lag, overpowered weapons, and plain bs thumbs up if you agree ( sorry for bad spelling)

  • Paddytenpoint

    This is pretty much unplayable. Much like mw2 just all around bad. Will we ever get a call of duty like cod2 or cod4 again?

  • Jdmerritt00

    Just an all around bad game.. The campaign is IMHO, without doubt the worst game I have ever played in the past 2 generations of playstation. The campaign is; linear, narrow, cheap, and redundant. You endlessly chase after an automated ally at a frantic pace, the graphics are what can only de described as dopey, and silly. The sound is substandard and goofy at times and your AI ally literally screams at you, and frequently. Literally zero realism!! A dedicated gamer just simply expects more and they really nailed the consumers with this low budget carnival prize of a campaign.

    Multiplayer was a smash hit and I have a nagging feeling it was due mainly to children 13 and under. To an adult like myself it is easy to see that the graphics engine is 2 generations or more old for starters, and again the sound is dry and pathetic. The screaming continues from the AI here and frankly it gets to the point that it is just weird. Your player often shouts as well, shouting when he throws a grenade, lays a claymore mine, or reloads, even when there are no allies nearby which gives your position away often. Who decided that was a wonderful development idea? The guns are plenty but in actuality vary little in performance. Once you have become a veteran of the game you begin to realize this. It is a matter of picking the right weapons or the wrong ones really. A few of the better weapons in the game come too late to put them into practice for extended periods if you prestige, which has so little reward its intended purpose is clear, keep you reaching for something that does not exist in this title, satisfaction. OFTEN times games drop without warning, dump you specifically from the game and teaming up with friends online is sometimes aggravating due to a broken PS3 network. You will get messages claiming a game is full when they are infact not, you will accept an invite from a friend and for reasons unknown not get transfered and occasionally it simple refuses to let you party up with zero explanation. The game lags, and I do mean the game itself, not your platform, not your tv, and not your internet connection, the game ie network itself seems unable to optimally run the games. Some players have learned to exploit the glitchy network play and its disheartening to experience. The mechanics of the game always leave you with a large question mark above your head, entire clips of ammo shot point blank into a foe cannot stop his advance and other times a single bullet to the leg will kill. There is no grace period after spawning to let you prepare for spawn camping, spawning in general is what can only be seen as broken, it will spawn someone right in front of you allowing you to kill them instantly. Napalm and other killstreak attacks penetrate ceilings often times. At times the napalm flames are completely invisible. Chopper gunner killstreak is on auto pilot and is in my opinion a cheap way to cheat yourself into being better statistically than you actually are. I have seen 90+ kills and single digit and even zero deaths on a single player, thats is rediculous and a very pathetic design decision when something like that is not uncommon.

    In closing the sad fact is I could go on for hours destroying this game with its flaws and short-comming and overall patheticness but you all already know, you likely own the game or know someone who does. just ask them, they will tell you. I will never in my life buy a Treyarch game. Ever.

  • 1990 Banks

    (NOTE: I Play on the PS3) Call of Duty: Black Ops is basically an improperly tested and unfinished product/video game.

     I actually broke my Black Ops game disk (self-control out the window lol) because all the game did was stress, anger and frustrate me to the max but yet I couldn’t stop playing it (Addicted), always hoping for that one match were everything runs smoothly (good Host) and at best I’d have a little fun, but 99.9% of the time that never happens.

    Black ops is mildly entertaining at best, what’s most entertaining are the silly things team-mates do (like being last player alive in an S&D match and not defusing the bomb lol). Any and every update/patch etc. made by Treyarch hasn’t helped a bit or even at all.

    The major issues in the game make it near impossible to overlook the minor issues like the match-making, the many ways of gaining a loss, I search for a game and I get into a match in progress or should I say conclusion, (yes) I get put into a match which ends as I connect, I don’t even get to choose a class or spawn in and what makes it worse is I get a loss because I obviously get put into the loosing team, due to players on the losing team leaving near the end of the match (happens a lot). 

    Another circumstance in which players might be handed a loss is if the host disconnects while the match is in progress (happens very often).

    I wont bother addressing the many other problems/issues in black ops, it’s hopeless haha.


    I'd say that 40% of the bullshit with black ops is due to lag and the resulting hit detection – 30% straight up crap map design (to many camp friendly buildings and dark areas not to mention choke points) – 15% poorly thought out perks (if you have ghost then they should have included stopping power, and second chance is without a doubt the worst perk in the COD series) – leaving 15% crap weapons design (famas ak74u dominate if u choose any other weapon then u automatically place yourself at a dis-advantage, shotguns with 100% damage drop off at ridiculusly short ranges, snipers are getting better as of 11/5/11 however). If Raven studios browse these sites then heres my two cents – DEDICATED SERVERS, LESS BUILDINGS, BRING BACK STACKING KILLSTREAKS HOWEVER MAKE THEM REQUIRE MORE KILLS, REAL WEAPON INDIVIDUALITY – DON'T JUST DESIGN A TEMPLATE FOR EACH WEAPON TYPE THEN PULL THE STATS AROUND A TINY BIT LIKE 3ARC HAVE DONE – MAKE EACH WEAPON CLEARLY DIFFERENT AND A CHALLENGE TO USE, AND LASTLY THINK ABOUT WHAT PERKS YOU PUT INTO THE GAME AND WHICH TIER THEY GO IN – IDENTIFY THE POWER PERKS AND SHOVE THEM IN TIER ONE – DO AWAY WITH SECOND CHANCE FOR GOOD!!!

  • Cons

    Cons(since thats what everybody cares about):
    MW2: Campers, overpower Noobtuber(+scavenger), Commando, overpowered weapons, quickscoping, overpowered killstreaks, stacking killstreaks, (you fill in what i missed)

    BO: Multiplayer lag, Graphics, sounds and visuals(?), no quickscoping,

    I put Quickscoping and no quickscoping on both because a lot of people complain about not being able to quickscope in BO but some say quickscoping in MW2 is cheap and unfair. Based on websites like IGN, MW2 has the lowest user rating compared to all the Call Of Duty's.

    Even CodWAW is somehow more fun. At least Treyarch had a beta test for it. but people seem to hate it because it takes place during WWII? well at least that was a real war not a random hate between Russians and Americans.

    So the conclusion is that Call Of Duty is dead unless they make MW3 epic…. like playing it on PS MOVE of Kinect lol…. maybe it wont work with kinect but w/e

  • stephen

    TKA, your on a pc thats why. mac rules the world

    • Aerobob1827

      if u like guys…

  • stephen

    man, black ops whoops mw2 and the "bad" graphics is just your suckish tv. its ha harder game, but it makes it more realistic and exiting.

  • Gabriel

    Game sucks. Graphics are okay But Ghost camping w/ silencer is just plain horrible. When there was stopping power nobody used ghost and cmaped as hard ecause they need the power to kill other players. Now since there is no disadvantage to using ghost w/ silencer everybody uses it And camps so hard that i just automatically leave. WAW/ COD 4 were the best ones ever cuz every thing back then was balanced until IW Messed it up with MW2 and Treyarch "supposedlly" fixed every thing but just made it worse.

  • Ghola

    I have played shooters ever since Wolfenstein 3D.( lot's of you younglings dont know what that is, but dont stress your tiny heads with it) I have Black Ops for Xbox, I play with a mouse and a keyboard because I find the controller to be the worst input device ever created. Better to play with a joystick. So on Xbox Call of Duty : Black Ops graphics are on low setting aka CRAP setting. If you kids find it to be satisfying it just meas you HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT HOW PC GAMES LOOK LIKE IN 2011! I hate to brake it to you but the consoles are just low end PCs or worse. Multiplayer in Black ops stinks like it did in all CoD games( enemy respawning behind you is just 1 example, shooting through thick concrete and metal walls is another).

  • Blopshater

    It doesn't take skill when all the maps are broken. If you look at the main difference between mw2 and blops. Mw2 had more open maps with less bottle necking. All blops maps are bottle necked with crappy spawns. There is like 3 places to go and 99% time if you don't camp ya get shot in the side/back or spawn killed. People who rush with better internet will almost always win a frontal battle.


    ok in my opinion its the Worst of all CODs. heres why. the graphics are not sharp as the previous games. The respawning is is the the worst ever: how can you shoot someone, run 3 steps then get shot by the guy you just killed? it was stated that it was made to stop campers but in actuality, more people are camping more than ever. And not because they all suck, but because as soon as you respond, within 2 youre being shot again and again. I love sniping however, no good sniping boards, and all the sniper rifles suck. it amazes me how i can get plucked off from a pistol at 150 yds but cant kill w/a sniper rifle. the last stand is the worst of all time. i can be behind you, shoot you in the back and somehow youre able to twist in mid air and shoot and kill me before you hit the ground(lol). Then, as hard as it is to even get care packages, whats the freegin point when the game is gonna respawn 2 or 3 people right there to kill you and take YOUR package? makes no sense. and last but CERTAINLY not LEAST. the lagg kills are HORRIBLE!! when youre getting shot and make it around a corner thinking youre safe, but you drop dead? also there was nothing better than 1 on 1, hand to hand, mono y mono fights that NOW if that happens, bot of you get killed by someone popping up behind you both. I really hate this game but i spent 60 dollars on it so im gonna play. But i vow from this game on, if TREYARCH does it, i wont buy it. INFININT WARD FOR LIFE!!!

  • Sean

    Number 1: mw2 and black ops are different. Cannot compare apples and Oranges. BUT Black ops is lame. I enjoy counter strike more than this bull, feels like a virtual paintball match, you can spray with every weapon, the maps are just horrid. The maps in WaW and MW2 were way sicker. Overall I would say lose the call of duty and get medal of honor, it's intense, it is impossible to run around you'll just get shot, the maps look real and are made to be random instead of having strategically placed barriers and camping spots, and the maps are pretty big and fun. In medal of honor, when you get killed in moh you say "dang, nice shot" not, "What! I hit that guy 4 times with an ak47, and he still killed me!"…

  • Jeremy

    I came straight from MW2 PC to Black Ops Xbox 360. Why to the 360? Because after my TERRIBLE experience with hackers on MW2 PC, I was finished, so I went to xbox 360 for Black Ops. One thing I'd like to mention before I state my problems with the game is – PEOPLE SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT THE FREAKING GRAPHICS. Jesus, they're not even that bad… at all. They're like Cod4's Graphics and they were perfectly fine. Now then. Before I state the problems, I will admit that I do suck at Black Ops to an extent, I'll have my moments, but only for a short time. The problems I've noticed with Black Ops is 1 – The Spawn points. Treyarch did a terrible job with spawning, particularly in Team Deathmatch. What would have been my chance to take a couple seconds to maybe set up a claymore or a motion sensor or look out a window for a few enemies becomes My downfall 10 seconds later when a couple enemies spawn right next to me when I'm not looking. Wtf? And yes, I've literally had enemies spawn like 2 feet away from me, then kill me. 2 – I find the guns to be tastelss. Not only in how they look, but their stats too. Recoil is even worse in Black Ops than in MW2. And as well, when I try a new weapon, and like it, it just screws me over later on. For instance, when I first bough the kiparis, I loved it, I owned with it. A couple matches later, I suddenly suck with it, it doesn't do shit, as well as every other weapon. Could this just be my skill? It's probably a good 90% chance my skill is just shit. But the weapons tend to do nothing, yet I see people coming out of corners and in half a second with the same weapon I'm using, they kill me in one bullet, where as I somehow need 4 to 7 at least to kill them. This is just a problem I've noticed that I personally have for BO for xbox, my aiming is crap due to the joystick movement, it's too jerky for me to handle, no matter how smoothly I try to move the joystick, either way, I end up shooting to the sides of my enemy. I was much better at aiming with the mouse on PC, and now I'm thinking I should have gotten BO for PC in the first place. I may get it, I may not. I'm frustrated with Black Ops mostly because no matter how I experiment with my strategies, which weapons I should use, perks, and how I should move around the map, no matter what I do, I suck all the same. At least with MW2 if I experimented with my strategy do to earlier suckiness, I could actually FIX it myself and then get a decent amount of kills. In MW2 I could have gotten any of the 3-5 kill killstreaks easily, but in Black Ops, I can barely even manage to get a Spy Plane, even 2 kills in a row is lucky for me. The multiplayer experience from what I've noticed is either way too slow, or way too fast for me to enjoy, usually it's too slow though, I rarely come across a fast-paced match in BO, whether I could handle it or not. As I said before, I DO suck at BO, and I did so much better in MW2 Despite the terrible experience with the Hackers. I feel that soon I will hate BO just as much as I hated MW2, I will hate them equally, but for different reasons. MW2 I had a reason to hate it due to hackers, but to hate BO because of the GAMEPLAY itself?? I think I might rather go back to MW2, I don't know.

    • Ghola

      Yes people who played on PC have trouble adapting to that lame Xbox controller. You'll probably never adapt as you dont really like the controller. You ca buy a mouse+keyboard adapter for Xbox , like I did. Of course it wont feel like you are playing on the PC with a mouse, the camera movements will be just like when using the controller sticks, but at least you have your hand on a user friendlier device :) You also might have lag (latency, ping etc. internet connection problem, search for it)

  • Dwaine

    Worst online play of any game!!! I have been in many, many games where I was doing good like 10-2 or 7-3 and anywhere between 4-9 times in a row I get spawned right in front of the enemy and within 1 step I’m dead, what a load of BS.

    I’m in the military and would like to buy one of these flak jackets they have in this game, I mean come on the DOD should be all over a vest that can protect you from everything except a bullet!! Grenades, C4, RPG, Napalm, claymore yep we could just walk right through everything!!! If you can’t read the sarcasm I think the flak jacket is more noobish than juggernaut ever was.

    LAG! LAG! Most LAG in a game ever!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last rant for today is Last Stand… how on earth can someone get shot become invincible to bullets for a second pull out there pistol and get off a head shot before ever hitting the ground all the while the person who had the drop on the person gets nothing but to curse through the mic as there kill gets revived.

  • Anon

    MW2 and BO both suck, MW2 is just a teen girls dream party with unbalanced drinks and sweets, everyone doing the hell they want and not noticing the other people who want a normal party.

    BO has 'fed everything over with their oh-so-great changes, changing a sniper is one thing, I don't care that quickscoping (seriously qs is a load of bull and for people who want to show that they have spent too much time in a game), changing the damage output on a sniper, ok, I live with that, until I found out, that this was a complete overhaul, a sniper just feels unnecessairy, there's no map where a sniper is useful,
    Array? no, with the stupid spawn system that has been set up, you'll set up your spot and then when you're good to go, they'll just spawn behind you. Cracked? NO, only 5 spots, 3 of them being used by everyone, 1 where no one walks, and the other one is always being checked. NO map has a good spot for a sniper, no clever spots, the only way you can even out the huge disadvantage is by camping in a corner where no one will come, at least you'll make a chance then.
    Ok, then here come the shotguns, one of my favorites, I hunt in real life you see, and hunting shotguns are just so great. BUT OH MY GOD THE RANGE, WTF!?!? A hunting shotgun can shoot a bird out of the sky, your so called "olympia" can't hit a wall even if I stand infront of it, your SPAS isn't even worth it, seriously, you know what SPAS stands for? Sporting Purpose Automatic Shotgun, my father used one, they can shoot a bird out of the sky, that's flying higher than most birds, here, I get that the SPAS, being used by people like the military of Bangladash, modified it a bit to make it combat purpose? Jup, here too, instead of increasing the deadliness, the "black ops" decreased the range tetra-fold, and took away the deadliness, they can't even kill birds with this modification. HK21 is a anti-personel shotgun, it's kickback is bigger than that of a spas, and you can hold one in every hand? Psh.

    I'll give you this, I enjoyed black ops more than mw2, but some modifications of damage output, range and just the FEEL of the weapons was so lame, it was not a great experience and at times even worse than mw2.
    The maps suck, mw2 and waw did better, the weapons are outbalanced including the weapons of BO.

    The games both sucked it went all downhill after cod 2, all that's left is a steroids injected shitstorm of dumbness, and THIS is how soldiers fight? God be with me and let these gamers NEVER join any civil-protection service.

  • Yes sir

    It just sucks, there is no skill required for this stupid game, it's noob proof everything's just RNG, seriously.

  • jlee

    this is the worst online multiplayer ever unreal tornament knocks spots of this the old 1 thas how bad multi is

  • Cheese Sauce Anyone?

    I hate black ops. Plain awful. Its so easy I get two choppers a game wtd? I am not that good. Treyarch doesnt know how to make games. Treyarch needs to start making pacman. Thats what their graphics look like. Its a slide show of water color guns. No secret hiding spots and it is no fun.

  • michael

    The big let down with this game is the lag on multiplayer, (these are some of the reasons why) some times I can fire a hole mag into someone & just get hit marks then they can turn around a kill me, the knife does not seem to kill at all I can be point blank & it does nothing, the semtex & frags no longer kill but give hit marks, getting killed when all of rounds hits the wall, floor etc & none hit you, the join-in game time is getting a lot worse, (e.g.) Me & my mate were playing on TDM it started out 6v6 then most of the players on are team left so it became 6v2, & for the rest of the match it had still not joined any one in, Black Ops can still become a good (or great) game but the way things are going, I think its just going to keep getting worse, as Treyarch are trying to fix the things that dont need fixing.

  • Elim

    Halo Reach Is way Better

  • Chase

    Black Ops is certainly better than MW2. Granted there are a few thing wrong with it, such as the spawn system and graphics. To be perfectly honest the graphics are very good, it's just that people got used to playing with the MW2 graphics that when there is a change in the texture and flow in the new games graphics people perceive them as being "bad" simply because it is different than what they are used to. As to the lag problem some people have reported, it may just be your connection. If you have a high speed Internet provider but a bad connection the game will put you in a room with a higher ping to help accommodate you. Over all Black Ops is certainly better than MW2, it has more features and less hackers.

    • Michael Kelly

      So people who are used to playing the N64 will say MW2’s graphics suck, because they’re not used to the realism? People know what realism is, they see it every day when they wake up, all the way until the time they fall back asleep again. Google Black Ops’ graphics versus Crysis’ graphics, both on their highest settings. BO apparently doesn’t even have an ‘Ultra’ setting, and no wonder. And if you’re right – and the more realistic graphics ‘suck’ – then all the reviews should spout that Crysis’ graphics suck. Good luck with that. It’s funny then how everyone claims BO has poor graphics, but nobody ever said that about MW2…

    • Michael Kelly

      So people who are used to playing the N64 will say MW2’s graphics suck, because they’re not used to the realism? People know what realism is, they see it every day when they wake up, all the way until the time they fall back asleep again. Google Black Ops’ graphics versus Crysis’ graphics, both on their highest settings. BO apparently doesn’t even have an ‘Ultra’ setting, and no wonder. And if you’re right – and the more realistic graphics ‘suck’ – then all the reviews should spout that Crysis’ graphics suck. Good luck with that. It’s funny then how everyone claims BO has poor graphics, but nobody ever said that about MW2…

  • Tom Garvan

    Big dissapointment, not as fluid in the graphics department as mw2 and very laggy at times
    still. The inclusion of second chance was a big mistake that some servers have to make rules to disinclude it. All hacking cheats should be tagged for all to see, they still ruin alot of games. Treyarch would have you believe that the bugs in the game were normal, the chief exed coming out with some diatribe to protect themselves because fair trade is on their backs now after receiving so many complaints . Remember they mad $650 million in the first five days and hyped this game up as if it was the be all. the bugs in it nearly frazzled my graphics card , every hgame froze at some stage and I brought it to a pc doctor to stop it overheating (and I have a top end pc). Same thing when it came back then suddenly a patch and all was better. Amateur programmers had their own patch before them. Shame on Treyarch for this spin doctoring that sounds like an Irish Politician that lost billions. Shame on Treyarc for encouraging cheating in a game that could have been alot better before it was rushed out . Shame! shame ! sha1

  • John

    The game "black ops" is the worst I've ever played in my life, I've never experienced anything so unplayable. And the multiplayer is some of the worst I've seen. I can not play this and get bored after a few minutes. Think at least I managed to get up to level 29, have even tried other games like counter-strike and it is much better I'll tell you.

  • shane

    It takes more time to kill someone in black ops, not complaining. Just pointing it out, in Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 I could put a silencer on my Tar and sneak around and put em down with 3 bullets anywhere because of stopping power. Black ops was fun for a while, but I really dislike the maps, Too many spots for campers, and I'm sure I am not the only one who runs into campers every single game. Overall I find Modern Warfare series to be more fun, on and offline.

  • nick

    I find the game playable, but would rather play mw 1 or 2. Those that say I'm probably just bad are wrong. My only problem is I don't enjoy the gameplay as much. Don't try to back it up just because you get half your kills from overpowered second chance. I'm glad there's a game for everyone now at least.

  • Sevisgod

    Black ops aint that bad, certainly needs changes. WaW was probably the best CoD game yet (as far back as mw1) for sniping maps and yet Blops has only one decent sniping map(that being array even with the new map pack). The Aug and the Famas especially are way overpowered, a gun that was one of the weakest when it was released got a major boost in one of the patches and when hip fired will go toe to toe with any other gun in the game. The game needs more rural maps, we dont all want to hide in buildings. Other than that the single player was the best Treyarch has done tho i still prefered mw1+2 just because the SAS rule. So add a few more open maps and stop the famas being so fake and it would be the best overall cod for me. The lag which a lot complain about only happened to me when the game originally came out and when the map pack was released as long as i select locale only and dont play at ridiculous times it is fine

  • Tyler Moore

    I think that everyone needs to stop complaining…you only hate it because they took out anything that you cant be a noob with…ex. unlimitied GL, tac knife, nuke boosting, commando, quick scoping, sky tubing, spawn tubing, shot guns as secondary, camping, unlimited claymore, all the boosters, all the hackers, machine pistols, javeline, cary over killstreaks, and dare i go farther.

  • BruceWayne

    Kids these days so caught up with propoganda. COD needs to go all together, their multiplayer has no depth, and their campaign's are noticebly repetetive. They go for the M rating and yet their the game still plays to kids? I don't get it. Bunch of morons buying no good products.

  • Johan

    Other: CoD4, MW2 and Black Ops are all pretty poor excuses for online multiplayer FPS experiences. The entire product has always been sloppy, and unfortunately, nothing has been done to fix the underlying problems that plague every one of these entries into the franchise. You can spray a turd with Febreze, but it's still a turd.

  • black ops sucks

    black ops sucks horrible maps,snipers suck, gameplay is not enjoyable

  • nate7885

    Black ops multiplayer leveling system is stupid. i have to buy shit for all my weapons? i got distracted by attachements and wager matches so now im level 27 and still don't have any equipment because i don't have enough points. the campaign is just a rip off of every movie ever made about vietnam (and some that had nothing to do with vietnam.) for example.
    Russian roulette scene= The Deer Hunter
    The rat tunnels = casualties of war (plus michael J fox had a china lake.
    Credence Clearwater= Forest gump
    The river boat scene = Platoon
    The whole mason/resnov thing= fight club

    If you think black ops is in any way original, you would be mistaken.

    they even tried to rip off mw2, but failed. look at all the weapon upgrades and such. everyone says that black ops is more fair because anyone can have any weapon early. but it doesn't matter because the hit detection sucks. and unless you camp very well, or you're the host, prepare to get no kills. i give this game two enthusiastic thumbs straight up treyarchs ass.

  • Ryann

    ive always hated the spawn issues, then they bring out a book that tells you where the opposition spawns… this is madness

  • some guy

    black ops is a BIG DISSAPOINTMENT it should have never been made i was at my friends house yesterday and he has a hdmi cable and the graphics were no diffrent still a dissapointmnent at first i thought he didnt have the hdmi cable plugged in but it was just the really g.a.y graphics that this game has i mean the game feels like u have toy guns and the sound sounds like if someone recorded of a radio HONESTLY i suggest buying modern warfare 2 wich has better graphics, better sound, and better multiplayer i will have better fun with modern warfare 2 than this gay black ops any day treyarch is a BIG

  • ClaytThaGreat

    Treyarch is not a bad publisher, but Black Ops is a bad game. In fact, the worst CoD game I have ever played and I've been playing CoD since it first came out on Xbox/PS2. WaW was tremendously superior to Black Ops, as was MW2… The graphics are trash, the refining of the perks system was a huge mistake (stopping power has been in the game since the start.. GET OVER IT, IF YOU DON'T LIKE PPL USING IT ON U, THEN Y DON'T U USE IT BACK??!!) because of this, every player immediately turns into Curtis Jackson and takes a whole clip to kill unless you play hardcore where everyone uses Ghost and camps in bushes or whatever they find handy to hide in (<- noobs). The maps are all level with the exception of a couple maps where the ground isn't always flat and there are high points, like Launch, Firing Range, etc. This makes a large majority of the maps linear and to be honest quite crappy. What happened to maps from WaW like Castle and Banzai??? I could go on and on but i feel like my comment would be cut short due to character limits regardless.. so I'll stop ranting about this awful game prematurely. R.I.P. COD

  • EvilCrayon

    Best cod that have made and I have gotta say that someone saying that this game is crap and all you do is run around and shoot dude WTF lol that’s what cod is……..

  • james

    oh my god u are all idiots!!! this game is amazing!! u complain about the guns – the game is set in the 60 And 70s!!!

    you complain about the lagging – theres 3 million players online at the same time!!!

    you complain about the graphics – well then stop using your crappy portable box and go buy a HD tv!!!

    all of these comments are from fools who thought they were great at mw2 and are now upset beacause there hacks, cheats, and noob toobing have been removed!!!

  • D Bernhard

    Haven't played the multiplayer yet. Still trying to get through the really cheesey Loooong movies of the single player. COD scores 0 on this one as far as I'm concerned. If I wanted to watch really boring movies, I could have bought three for what I payed for this game. I noticed that there is a switch to tone down the violence. I really don't care that much about that, but would like to see a switch to get rid of the offensive language so it can be played without a headset around my grandkids.

  • kratos

    This is the worst game ever its random and way to easy to play i just wasted 60 dollars on a game that i have already played. its world at war all over again with kill streaks and new weapons made for the garbage people cod keeps on getting worse almost every player on the game is terrible and has no idea what there doing and for any of you morons who think black ops is terrible and i hate the games because i am bad hit me up on xbox 360 at o godz o kratos. and check my stats and the video on the file share I HATE CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS WITH A PASSION

  • CODBO…not bad

    My only complaint is that the some of the maps are too big (I'm talking about FFA because that's all I play). It gets annoying running around for 2 minutes trying to find people only to be shot in the back by a camper. I think they should cut the maps in FFA to make them smaller, I know I can just play hardcore but I don't like waiting 10 seconds to respawn (why do they do that?).

  • disgruntled gamer

    If I could actually get into an online game I'd enjoy it more. An average 2 hours of black ops play usually consists of at least 1 hour sat in pre game lobbys before being told "lost connection to host". absolute garbage

  • mw2 fanboy

    The gameplay in mw2 multiplayer is much better than black ops, much smoother and better looking. The knifing is just as ridiculous and the conncection is just hilarious. I really dont understand the spawn system at all. Black ops basically looks like waw engine just modified… oh yeah thats exactly what it is.

  • julio

    i like the game but i felt it wasn't ready to be out in stores when it did. i'm sure that if developers just waited a bit no one would be complaining but since it wanted to beat medal of honor they should of realize that before releasing the game they should of worken on all the bugs specially on the pc, and PS3. until is fixed, this game is really a big disappointment for online players.

  • Nick

    Bryri, couldn't agree with you more. And the fact that you can spell certainly helps your case.

  • Tom

    worst COD ever. multilayer lags constantly and takes 30 mins just to get into a game

  • Norman Ingle

    BLACKOPS is a load of horse ****. The only people that enjoy playing the game are assault rifle idiots. In mw2 i could win games playing with sniper rifles and semi auto rifles such as the Fal. In BO you dont stand a chance of winning a game with those weapons. Now how the **** is that a well balanced game when all you can realy play with is assault rifles and smgs. What is the point of having other weapons to select.

  • 1shot

    This will be my last COD!!! VAC is at best a piss poor anti cheat with no streaming through 3rd party anti cheats sites! Battlefield is bacj and thats ware I'm going to stay! Battlefield 3 is comming soon and I'll see ya all there! P.S. are clan call COD Black ops TOY STORY WITH GUNS! lmao

  • James

    IMO Black Ops is a step back. I love the kill streak changes which require you to actually earn them. I think knifing is still a problem. I get so pissed when I can kill a guy with 3 shots from a distance but he can glide through 3 shots and knife if he is close. Who brings a knife to a gun fight???? I think they should make it two knifes in the front and one from behind or something. They ruined sniping unless you are in hardcore mode. Even in hardcore, the maps are setup to force everyone to run and gun. For those who complain about a sniper camping, that is a snipers job idiot. They are there to pick people off and disrupt the enemy. The last stand is pissing me off. I continue to shoot every person when they go down because most are using last stand. Problem is, you cannot kill them immediately and then you have to reload so they kill you with the damn pistol. the new game modes are cool as hell. Spawning is the worst I have seen. They have release patches to fix it but it is still bad. In demolition, people just spawn camp because you spawn in 1 of two spots. At least in MW2, they tried to spawn on the nearest teammate not engaged in combat which worked better more often than not.

    I pretty much play hardcore exclusively now so I don't have to shoot someone 20 times to kill them. Hardcore seems like where the normal mode should be. I think there have been problems with all COD games, the question is if they get fixed.

    I don't think this is the worst game made but I don't feel it is worth the sales numbers i received. I will think about buying the next Treyarch game.

  • Joe

    The problem here is people are paying a premium price and want the very best. It's clear they cut corners to rush it out for Christmas thinking that eventually they'll patch it up but who wants to fork out top money for an ordinary game?

    I bought Bad Company 2 after MW was getting trashed by everyone and Bad Company is beautiful as a game and it puts the COD series to shame. COD sells on it's reuitation which is fast going down the drain if they don't begin to bring out hit games. You can't keep bringing out trash and expect people to keep buying it. Sooner or later people won't buy the product anymore and that's when something will be done about the problems. Right now buy something else that's guaranted to please rather than invest in a shaky product at best that has so many complaints and shows no promise of getting better.