Call of Duty: Black Ops III
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From its four-player co-op campaign to the brand-new powers and a fleshed-out Zombies mode, Black Ops 3 meaningfully pushes the Call of Duty series forward on several fronts. Even where it doesn't innovate, it still meets the high bar Call of Duty fans should expect. Black Ops 3 isn't the best Call of Duty game ever, but it's the biggest and most feature-packed game we've seen out of the series yet.
The graphics get a little prettier, the story gets a little darker, and another Call of Duty counts time as we march together toward death.
Where Treyarch's single-player struggles, the deftly tuned multiplayer soars, delivering a Call of Duty that's rich with options.
Call Of Duty's most concerted effort to break the usual formula is unfortunately the most unsatisfying sequel in years, especially the badly flawed story campaign.
This massive, wonderfully diverse Call of Duty theme park is best enjoyed with a friend (or three). Going alone dampens the fun, but either way it's still worth the price of admission.
What begins as a mundane campaign pleasantly diverts into wild territory. While the campaign elements are the weakest of what Black Ops III offers, the amount and quality of non-campaign offerings carry the title beyond the finish line
Black Ops III presents fine-tuned multiplayer, engaging fights against the undead, and a boring campaign.
Black Ops 3 doesn't meaningfully move the series forward
You'd think a game with this many modes and features would be more exciting than it is.
The campaign is great. The multiplayer is good. The zombie mode is lovely.