Here is the second part of my Call of Duty: Black Ops review, and this time I’ll be taking a closer look at the single player Campaign mode. I’m not going to go into specifics about the storyline so as not to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t played it yet.
I’ll be the first to admit that in previous Call of Duty games I’ve largely ignored the single player modes. In World at War I think I got through to the last level but that was over a period of months and my friend did some of the levels, and in Modern Warfare 2 I did the first levels whilst I was away from internet access. But by and large I buy these games primarily for the online play because I enjoy the competition and sense of achievement through levelling up.
With Black Ops, however, I’ve already completed half of the Campaign in just two sittings and that has taken me somewhat by surprise. I only intended dipping into the mode for the purpose of reviewing it and checking out the 3D, but for some reason I just couldn’t stop and kept playing mission after mission. This is a testament to the compelling game Treyarch have put together here. Read more