G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

GameMill Entertainment, IguanaBee, Fair Play Labs

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
54
Top Critic Average
13%
Critics Recommend
Based on 15 critic reviews
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G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

54

Top Critic Average

13%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneOct 13, 2020
PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2020
Nintendo SwitchOct 13, 2020
PCOct 13, 2020

Developers: IguanaBee, Fair Play Labs

Publisher: GameMill Entertainment

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

G.I. Joe and Cobra are back! G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a classic team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favorite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra. Experience the action from both sides as you help G.I. Joe restore order and lead Cobra to world domination. G.I. JOE VS COBRA - Play with 12 of your favorite characters from both sides including Snake Eyes, Duke, Roadblock, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, Destro and more in 4-player PvP and across 17 epic campaign story missions.  Includes voice acting for over 20 iconic characters in the G.I. Joe universe. COMBAT TOOLS - Fight for your side with 18 awesome weapons, 36 weapon skins, 12 alternate character skins and a series of uniquely devastating ultimate abilities. LEGENDARY FRANCHISE - Take control of the iconic G.I. Joe Persuader and Cobra H.I.S.S. tanks in your battle across classic locations like the USS Flagg and Cobra Headquarters. CO-OP & PVP MULTIPLAYER - Play the campaign with a friend in local co-op, or compete in 4-player PvP local matches in 4 Multiplayer Modes: Capture the Flag, Assault, King of The Hill, and Deathmatch Arena.

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout Critic Reviews

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There's a nugget of an excellent game located deep within G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, but this outmoded third-person shooter doesn't have the resources, scope, or variety to expand upon its unmistakable potential. With repetitive objectives, frustrating controls, and a lack of online multiplayer, G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout isn't fun enough to stand out in a crowded shooter marketplace, despite the obvious and heartfelt passion showcased for the '80s franchise.

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There is some fun to be had in G.I. Joe Operation Blackout. The story is great but there is an over reliance on making you defend a position while wave upon wave on enemies attack. It's lower priced than most new releases but even taking that into account I can only really recommend this to die hard Joe fans.

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ZTGD

5.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Operation Blackout nails the nostalgia. Everything about this package is incredible for fans of G.I. Joe. The problem is the game play itself. The shooting is not fun and for a game that revolves around that, it is hard to ignore. I kept playing wanting to love this game and simply could not. I hope the developers tweak and fix these issues as this game is begging me to love it. As it stands though it is a disappointing trip down memory lane. Now if you will excuse me I am going to go back to playing it in hopes that I can find enjoyment in nostalgia.

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If we've made this game sound thoroughly generic, that's because it is. But it's not a disaster - Operation Blackout has plenty to do, with unlockable skins and modifiers to mess around with if you get into it, and there's love for the G.I Joe property here, so fans of the toys may get a kick out of it. For everyone else, though, it's a very difficult game to recommend. If you want a third-person shooter on Switch, Rebellion's Rogue Trooper or Zombie Army Trilogy are both better buys. And now you know. And knowing is half the- actually, no, forget it. We're not even going to finish the thought. We're better than that.

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