G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout
Top Critic Average
The tone is here, but the rest is mediocre.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is messy. The presentation is inconsistent, while the story is serviceable at best. The addition of local multiplayer outweighs the lack of online play, and the game is lengthy enough. However, the poor combat mechanics drag down the experience heavily, and on a platform that's absolutely bursting with more competent third-person shooters, this is one that you can easily pass on.
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.
Overall I think G.I. Joe Operation Blackout is decent but will quickly fall into obscurity with the abundance of better quality third-person shooters on modern consoles. In my opinion, the diehard genre fans won't give much thought to this without online gameplay. In truth, this game will mostly appeal to a limited niche, mainly GI-Joe fans.
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).
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout's beautiful animated cutscenes can't make up for the poor gameplay and lack of online multiplayer.
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 .
Review in Spanish | Read full review
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a fun game but not a good choice if you haven't played previous games or not familiar with its heroes. Story and graphic are satisfying but gameplay mechanism are not implemented as well as they should.
Review in Persian | Read full review
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout serves up nostalgia for G.I. Joe fans, with a narrative that feels right at home for the series. The colorful and stylized cel-shaded visuals are perfect for the franchise, making you feel like you are playing inside a comic book. It's a real shame that the overall gameplay falls flat thanks to poor aiming mechanics. The AI that joins you when playing solo is utterly useless, and enemies can backtrack faster than you can advance towards them. There are optional side objectives to complete, and collectibles to find, which unlock alternative looks for characters, weapon skins, and comic cover art.
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.