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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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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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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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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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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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2020

There's a decent game at the very core of G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout , but it's buried underneath annoying controls, a bizarre focus on co-op play instead of multiplayer, and missions that feel like an endlessly repetitive grind. Still, it's dedicated to its source material and it has its moments, but it doesn't do much else to stand out from the pack. And now you know, because knowing is half the battle.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

The sum of the parts makes for a game that’s very much aimed at GI Joe fans, and that’s great. There are a lot of fan service games out there, most of which have no interest from me, but this one did. Between that nostalgia and innate interest, and recognizing very early on that this game is by far best played with a couch co-op buddy, GI Joe Operation Blackout is fun in spurts. I enjoyed the different feel to the characters and the story was entertaining as well. There’s a lot of pretty good elements to the game, but repetitive level design and gameplay, blah AI, and aiming woes taint the experience considerably — not necessarily to deal-breaker territory, but just proceed with caution.

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6 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

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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6 / 10
Oct 26, 2020

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.

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3 / 5.0
Oct 17, 2020

No one can argue that G.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2020

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.

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