G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

12%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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6.7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2020

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a surprisingly solid experience providing a decently lengthy campaign and some quality local splitscreen multiplayer options.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2020

Overall, GI Joe: Operation Blackout is neither revolutionary nor complex. Instead, it’s wonderfully nostalgic with plenty of loveable characters to play through typical Joe hijinks… So if you’re a long-time fan of GI Joe, looking for a relatively easy-going game, or searching for something you can play with your kids, GI Joe: Operation Blackout won’t fail to be entertaining.

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6 / 10
Oct 19, 2020

A raft of classic characters and cel shaded visuals aren’t enough to save G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout from mediocrity.

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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2020

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout takes the iconic franchise and slaps it onto a mediocre at-best third-person shooter.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

As much as the team at GameMill Entertainment hit, they also missed. Overall, G.I. JOE Operation Blackout feels like a Fortnite game without any of the hook. Even with the love behind the game, there is no mistaking that this is a licensed product and plays like a licensed product. But at $40, it isn’t entirely not worth it. It just isn’t entirely worth it either.

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4.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is nothing more than a generic shooting title that has gained a visual identity based on an established franchise. Its gameplay is inaccurate, its content is scarce and it is not exciting, abusing of repetition. Unfortunately, this is yet another defeat for both Joes and Cobras

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7.8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2020

G.I. JOE is the typical game in which two measuring sticks have to be used by force. If you are a millennial who does not know the difference between "Bic Naranja and Bic Cristal" in G.I.JOE Operation Blackout, you will find a third-person shooter that is quite successful but that does not contribute anything to what has been seen before in the genre. However, if you are one of those who when hearing the expression "catch-all" immediately reminds Miriam Díaz Aorca, this game automatically wins many integers, it is not just another shooter, it is an opportunity to relive the adventures of some of the favorite heroes of Our childhood, of becoming Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow for a few hours, is an opportunity to remember when Saturday mornings were really special and that, my friends, cannot be explained with a numerical note at the bottom of a text .

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Nov 6, 2020

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is an exciting premise; you play as both the Joes and Cobra, helping to restore order and conquer the world at the same time. It’s a team-based game, where you can solo/co-op play through the campaign and duke it out with your buddy, split-screen locally of course, (not an option for this Covid era, however).

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6 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2020

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a perfectly serviceable shooter, even if it is not a complex one. The story, the lack of rpg / progression elements and not having a cover system make this more of an arcade-y shooter while you work through the different missions. The characters themselves are the star of the show, and they did a great job in stirring up my nostalgia for the series, even if the rest of the game is solid while doing very little to stand out.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

If you're a sentimental fan of G.I. Joe, then you are the most likely to truly enjoy this game. G.I. Joe fans will enjoy the characters, the things to collect, the Saturday morning cartoon-ish visuals, as well as the campy cartoony storyline. For all others, this will just come across as a run-of-the-mill third-person shooter game that will require some patience to find a control scheme setting you can work with.

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