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Call of Duty: Black Ops [Download]

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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Standard
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Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B0062Q5K5G
  • Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (579 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,057 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter with stealth and tactical play aspect that puts players in the role of a shadow soldier fighting in a variety of historically representative fictional Black Ops missions of the Cold War era. Created with the input of actual Black Ops soldiers from the time, the game mixes traditional Call of Duty tactical shooter gameplay with new gameplay options designed to expand the players' experience. Additional features include extensive multiplayer options, along with new vehicles and explosive new weapons.

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Putting Out the Hotspots of the Cold War
Follow-up to 2009’s blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks new ground in the Call of Duty series and the video game industry at large by delving into the not-so cold conflicts of the Cold War.

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Relive the Cold War COD style.
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Inspired by the experiences of real Black Ops soldiers of the era, the missions of Call of Duty: Black Ops take the player to a wide variety of settings, ranging from snowbound mountain strongholds in historical Soviet held territories, to the jungles and urban settings of Vietnam War era SE Asia. Throughout all, care has been taken to maintain the traditional essence of Call of Duty style combat, while also introducing new types of player action that add to the gameplay experience. Additional features include co-op, versus and team-based multiplayer options, new vehicles like the SR-71 Blackbird and lethal new weapons such as explosive-tipped crossbows.

Key Game Features

  • Seventh installment of the Call of Duty series, based on the live fire conflicts of the Cold War era.
  • Diverse variety of play setting ranging from urban air and ground combat in SE Asia, to snow combat in Soviet region and jungle combat.
  • Blending of traditional COD, and new first-person character scenarios designed to both retain the essence of the COD gaming experience and ensure constantly flowing and varied action.
  • New arsenal of weapons and vehicles tied to the Cold War era, including the SR-71 Blackbird and sited explosive-tipped crossbows.
  • Wide array of play modes including single player, local multiplayer versus and online co-op and multiplayer.
3-D Game Features
  • Fully playable in stereoscopic 3D: the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs and 3D PCs utilizing state-of-the-art active shutter 3D glasses, delivering true depth of field and an unprecedented level of immersion that is perfectly suited for the Call of Duty action experience.
  • Awesome 3D experiences: aim down the sights of your weapons, fly in helicopters, rappel down mountains, move through highly detailed environments and more.
  • The experience is seamless to use with a simple menu option to enable stereoscopic 3D or disable it at any time whether playing in the single player campaign, multiplayer or Zombie mode.
  • Playable in both 3D and non-3D on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops for Windows PC is NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(R)-Ready and supports stereoscopic 3D gaming using 3D Vision active-shutter glasses and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.   For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system consoles, 3D features require a compatible 3D-ready HD TV.
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Base jumping off a snowcapped mountain side in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Variety in gameplay action.
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Ground units in an urban Vietnem War setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops
COD style multiplayer.
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Soldier decked out for snow combat in a Soviet setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Diverse play settings.
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US gunship firing at ground targets in an urban Vietnamese setting in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Cold war themed action.
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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
Hard Drive: 12 GB
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT / ATI Radeon X1950Pro or better
Additional Info: DirectX 9.0c

Additional Information
Requires Steam account for game installation and activation

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277 of 324 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Technical problems make this game fall flat. November 10, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Want to know the word that sums this game up in a nutshell? I'll give it to you: Stutter.

I have a fairly midrange system consisting of an AMD X2 7750BE, Radeon 4850, and 4 gigs of RAM. Since my PC exceeds the recommended system requirements, one would assume that I would be able to run the game. Not a chance. Both the singleplayer and multiplayer aspects of the game are COMPLETELY DOMINATED by stutter, regardless of the fact that I've either turned down or turned off every imaginable graphics setting to alleviate the problem.

Confused about what stutter is? Imagine watching a movie and having it freeze for a half second every three seconds. The movie plays as smooth as silk; it just freezes a little every three seconds. Would be frustrating, wouldn't it? You'd probably get a headache around five minutes; maybe leave the movie after ten, wouldn't you? Well, imagine purchasing this game and playing it. That's what's gonna happen to you. Constant, constant stuttering to the point you want to wring the neck of whoever was in charge of QA at Treyarch.

Really, it's obvious that the team at Treyarch does not care about the PC demographic, because I find it hard to believe that such a fundamental problem would get past quality control. Maybe they don't even have quality control for their PC ports.

Think it's just me and every other idiot writing a 1-star review? Google "black ops stutter". You'll stand corrected.

I already bought the game, and now I'm...meh, "paying" for it. Don't be an idiot like me. Be an informed and smart consumer; do not purchase this game unless you enjoy playing half-baked, stutter-strewn videogames that don't deserve to be put on the market.
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222 of 277 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pure Crap!!! November 10, 2010
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I wish, oh boy do I wish, that there was a way to flag this review with 0 stars. Yes. It sucks that much.

As a computer programmer, I know how important it is to make a first impression with your project. Whoever approved this game for launch should be fire immediately. I mean that.

The lagging. The pausing. The crashing. The . . everything technical about this game just sucks. I'm at a complete loss at how this game was approved for release. Maybe after one or two patches have been released it may be playable, but now, no way.

Save your money and wait. If you don't believe me, Google "call of duty black ops PC issues" and be prepared to read a lot.
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146 of 183 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FAILURE and I'm out $60 - STAY AWAY November 10, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
If you wander to Activision's Support website it seems that their #1 reply to problems is that even though there are "Minimal System Requirements", many of our systems are TOO GOOD for Black Ops.

Most of the suggestions are to TURN EVERYTHING DOWN. I was almost expecting to see the suggestion to use a monochrome monitor! We're told to cut down screen resolution size, turn off textures, cut down sound rates and more ... wow!

For now, SAVE your $60.00 and wait until they get this stuff FIXED or just pass on this title to tell Activision we are not just open wallets. If I would have beta tested this game or played a demo, I would not have purchased it.

Here is what I've seen so far:

I finished the single player in about 5 hours ... all run-n-gun with zero tactics. You never get to enjoy what there is of the map graphics and are constantly blinded by the white screen flashes between game sequences. You do get to pilot a boat and copter, while the SR77 flight is ... is ... ah, useless? I agree with a few other reviews in that the AI is STUPID.


- LAG LAG LAG, Stutter~Stop, and more issues. Activate the in-game Lagometer and you will see in the lower green bar (not giving all the technical terms here) the lost and fragmented packets ... red can be stated as "lost" or like an interrupted connection, yellow = fragmented or incomplete. I monitored the packets using tools I have and they are a MESS. That green bar should be as fast, skinny, and steady as possible. No spikes, surges, or color changes.
- CPU Load in ALL cores of over 70+% (completely inefficient on my overclocked AMD Phenom II X4) with it sometimes loading all cores to 100% and minimal GPU load at all.
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39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are we playing the same game? December 8, 2010
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was a little surprised at how low the ratings are for Black Ops, I've actually liked it better that Modern Warfare 2, and wonder where the venom is coming from. Last time time it was the multiplayer, this time it seems to be something else.

Yes, the game is geared more towards console players, that's the way things are today, but it's still enjoyable on the PC. The single player was much better, while the graphics are still notching up rather than making revolutionary changes. The story is more like COD4; longer with a convoluted plot but now with a 60's Cold War setting. As with World at War there's a couple of vehicle levels that are in some way unique from what you've done before, and as with Modern Warfare 2 lots of cool weapons to play with. In what may be a unique twist for the series two of the characters from World at War appear; one is a major player, the other is in a bit part. Overall the single player was killer.

The Zombies mode is.....different. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to play JFK in an abandoned Pentagon fighting off hordes of Zombies, this is your chance.

And now the multiplayer...Modern Warfare 2 selected the servers for you, and the wailing and gnashing was heard round the world. How could people form clans? How could they gather together on their favorite servers and cheat, er, play competitively? How could people make arbitrary nonsense rules about not using rockets or using only sniper rifles? How can admins who never say they're an admin just decide this round is a knife fight only and the next will just be pistols, and wield the almighty ban stick for logging in and not knowing what's going on? Or just ban anyone who plays better than them or they decide they don't like? Well, all that's back.
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3.0 out of 5 stars He is happy with the game
Purchased this for a friend, who was replacing games for his laptop. He is happy with the game.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It only came with 3 maps for Zombies. The Xbox version came with 5 for Zombies.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very difficult to find "normal" multiplayer servers.
It's tough to find multiplayer servers with "normal" rules that have players on them.

Unfortunately there are no "official" multiplayer servers online... Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars No good. You should not have to go through all ...
Game keeps crashing while trying to start it.I tried everything suggested online to correct problem. No good. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, same as the wii
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