Call of Duty Black Ops 3, commonly referred to as COD BO3, is the third installment in the Black Ops series. It is a first-person shooter game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It includes features such as campaign mode, zombies, multiplayer mode, and many more.
Detailed Gameplay Review
The gameplay and action here are great and engaging to any player. The core experience of the Zombies mode is still intact such as Pack-A-Punching while also innovating in other areas with gobble gum and the new system known as “Beast Mode”. Moving onto the other great mode; Multiplayer is one of the most intense and enthralling experiences in the entire Call of Duty series.
The biggest innovation I found here is the all-new Specialist class system. This system makes you pick a character that you will bond through with their funny and realistic quotes such as “Mess with the best, die like the rest.” With these specialists, you have a role in the team that you must carry through which makes Multiplayer feel fresh and new.
Another new system that keeps the game dynamic is the newly revamped thruster-pack system where you take to the air to fight enemies head-on.
Awesome Multiplayer & Disgusting Campaign
Multiplayer to this day, is still the best in the series and even competes with games such as Overwatch and RainbowSix Seige for the best multiplayer game this generation.
No one has ever seen a black Ops Multiplayer with boost jump, swimming, and wall riding. That is why I was concerned about going into this Multiplayer, but it worked for me. I don’t know how, but it really worked for me. You can have fun while playing with friends and even playing solo because of how goofy the Multiplayer can be. If you don’t believe me, watch funny moments on YouTube.
Onto the final mode, Campaign is the worst part of this game for many reasons. You play as an uninteresting soldier that is fighting with cybernetically enhanced limbs and technology. This soldier doesn’t have any arc throughout the story and without any spoilers, you go through this entire journey for what seems like no reason by the end. There is only one good factor from the campaign which is that it’s somewhat re-playable. This little factor actually bumps up the campaign score a little with the introduction of the medal system, realistic mode, and enhancement power-ups. it also improves upon features such as a new create-a-class and the way you approach features. This game also sees the Nightmares side mode and the return of Dead Ops Arcade. This Call of Duty game has the most enjoyable content we have ever seen yet.
Let’s talk about Zombies!! I didn’t know what to expect going into this, especially the launch map. However, “Shadows of Evil” is a true masterpiece. I cannot say it any simple. It is perfectly balanced and has a beautiful story behind it. For casual fans, it may not be the best for you. But for the super fans who like to complete the main quest and unlock the mysteries, this is the map for you. As DLC’s continued to come out, I was extremely impressed with the story of Zombies that Jason Blundell and the other creators at Treyarch has put together.
Although I am not satisfied with the outcome of the campaign mode, I have to admit that the graphics and gameplay are both smooth and visually appealing.
But that’s not all! Despite being made in 2015, the multiplayer lobbies are still full to this day! The developers keep the players from getting bored by releasing new DLC’s and limited time events, and if that’s not enough, players can make custom maps!
Long story short, If you are into chaotic, futuristic, and engaging Multiplayers games, you should definitely give this one a go. You won’t be disappointed!