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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2012
**THIS IS NOT A REVIEW OF THE GAME, BUT RATHER OF THE CARE PACKAGE AND THE CONTENTS.**
I will review the game itself later.

While the game could be better, the Care Package really does look really nice.

So, what do you get with this?
-Care Package box
-Steelbook case
-MQ-27 Dragonfire (Quadrotor) RC with Controller (obviously), batteries, manuals, stand, and "repair stickers"
-Nuketown Zombies
-Nuketown 2025
-Soundtrack (Digital Copy)
-PS3 Dynamic Theme (Turbine from Multiplayer)
-PS3 Dynamic Theme (Zombies' TranZit)
-Nuketown 2025 playercard background
-Nuketown Zombies playercard background
-Weapon Camo
-2 exclusive "Challenge Coins" used to unlock "exclusive content"

The Care Package box itself is really big, and contains 2 big boxes and one cardboard display showcasing the Coins and Steelbook. The box is made of a thick plastic, which makes it pretty durable. I use mine to store my Call of Duty collectibles.

The Quadrotor is made of styrofoam, which makes it really light, and possibly very weak in terms of strength. You can fly it up, down, left, or right, but you cannot turn it in mid-air. Meaning, you cannot rotate it 90 degrees while in flight. You can charge it from the controller or use the small USB cable that comes with it to charge it using your computer. It may take about 30 minutes, depending on the battery level. Yes, batteries are supplied this time, unlike in Black Ops 1's Prestige Edition. For some reason, I was only given 3 batteries, when the controller needs 6. The Quadrotor has a decent battery life as well.

Nuketown Zombies takes place in the 1960's Nuketown, and it also takes place during Moon's Easter Egg, which explains the nuke explosion. (You'll frequently hear radio transmissions from Richtofen as rounds progress) It's a really small map, and it's fairly easy. You can only play Survival, and you can play as the CIA or the CDC. It's really fun with 4 players, but it's also fun on Solo too, once you get used to how the map works. One interesting note about this map is that the M27 (AR) and the LSAT (LMG) can be earned from the Mystery Box, whereas you cannot get these weapons in Green Run. Why these guns are exclusive to this map I do not know. Also, buy the Black Ops 2 Season Pass and you'll get NTZombies once it's released to the public.

Nuketown 2025 is basically Nuketown from Black Ops, just re-designed with new buildings and environment. The map still contains campers (hell ,what map DOESN'T?). If you want to play this map, you'll have to go to Chaos Moshpit or select it in Private Match. Treyarch will have NT2025 24/7 playlists during "special events".

The soundtrack is a digital copy, which means it's a download. It is not a download from iTunes, but rather from the Call of Duty website. It contains 49 songs, is composed mainly by Jack Wall. Other artists include Trent Reznor, Brian Tuey, and even Mozart. I haven't really listened to most of the soundtrack, so I can't really say whether it's good or not.

The themes are pretty cool, one showcases Turbine, and the other showcases TranZit from Zombies. Since the themes are dynamic, theme is well, animated. The turbines spin, the Zombie Bus has flashing lights, ashes fall from the sky, etc.

The weapon camo is really a Digital-style camo, with random orange patches on it. Looks good on most weapons, and is instantly unlocked. If you want to equip it, go to "Personalize Weapon", and go to the "DLC" tab and you'll find it.

The Playercards are used for Multiplayer, and are instantly unlocked. One is a background of Nuketown 2025 and the other features Nuketown Zombies. The Zombies' playercard however is really just a picture of a bunch of Zombies packed next to each other. But, each look nice and are in the DLC tab (when selecting a playercard)

The Challenge Coins are actually coins (a friend of mine told me how one of his friends thought they weren't actual coins or something), with Black Ops 2 icons/pictures on them, such as the Dragonfire, Skull, etc. Now, only one of the coins contains a code, and that code has to be redeemed online, NOT on PSN. (You can also tell because there are more than 12 characters, and PSN codes are 12.) One of the papers in the Steelbook case tells you what website you have to redeem it on. The code contains the Camo , Playercards, and Soundtrack. You will need an ELITE account to redeem it though. Once you create an account/sign in, you'll be asked to enter the code and the content will be given to you.

The Steelbook contains the game (obviously) and features two different covers. One side (the front) is an alternate artwork to the Standard Edition cover, and the other side (the back) contains a Zombie-themed background featuring Misty (female) holding a shotgun and a skull. Inside the Steelbook, you will find vouchers for the Nuketown Zombies, Nuktown 2025, Themes, and Challenge Coin redemption instructions.

I'm not entirely sure whether $180 is reasonable price or not, but that's your judgement. If you want the Quadrotor and/or Box as collectibles, then sure, go ahead and buy it. If you don't want to spend the extra $100+, then get a Standard or Hardened Edition.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2012
Okay the box is amazing it is hard nice plastic with cool designs on it, although it is not to scale of a real care package it resembles the size of a small toy chest. Opening it everything is nicely packaged. There are two cardboards boxes with nice designs, then on the inside they hold the controller and the Quadcopter which is a huge let down. The medals are metal and are nice with cool artistic designs on them and they have a code on them to redeem the nuketown map. To the left of it is the game case. It is a standard PS3 case but plated with metal over it with cool design of a guy holding a gun on the front and on the back a girl with flames behind her. Inside is the disk and a bunch of papers to redeem more things like the soundtrack. Now onto the Quadcopter the worst thing ever. I am an experienced Quadcopter flyer I have a real one and have flown for years. When I turned this on it worked fine expect you CANNOT turn the copter around!! you can lift it high into the air sway it left and right but you can not do a 360, a bunch of crap so you can fly straight back left and right. On a real Quadcopter and helicopter you can turn it around so you can fly behind you not the case. You can still fly around everywhere but if you want to turn back around you have to back the Quadcopter up instead of turning around and facing the direction. It is like if you had a car and you wanted to go to the opposite side of the lane you have to go forward move your car to the left/right and then drive backwards! Terrible design and the control is terrible, cheap plastic and the stick that controls the helicopters movements gets stuck on the edge of the plastic a lot making it hard to maneuver. The only thing it is good for now is sitting on my stand looking pretty. Also the small little gun you see attached to it does not stay on when you fly it is only stuck onto the display so when you lay the copter on top of it it looks like it is part of the Quadcopter, but it is not. Do not waste $100 extra just for the Quadcopter and the case, but get the hardened edition instead only $80. It is only $20 more than the original and has everything except the nice care package and the terrible Quadcopter. Hope this helps.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2012
Came well packaged and contained all items listed in the care package box, the quality of the box is really nice and look forward to using the box for storing gaming equipment in and transporting to friends places.

The quad-copter was undamaged and all parts were intact worked straight out of the box. Only let down with the quad-copter was the controller which was slightly wierd as a previous reviewer has mentioned you can only go forward backward left and right and only one at a time due to the plastic stoppers which I recently removed to have greater control during flight.

I'm in Australia and was concerned purchasing a US version of the game to use with my AU playstation and AU account, the game works fine but for me to use the DLC codes or get the season pass I needed to create a US playstation account to redeem and download the content for my disc. Once downloaded I can easily switch back to my main account and still use the DLC content so no major let downs just a minor problem.

Other than that well worth the extra money and look forward to heaps of hours of enjoyment :)
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on January 2, 2015
I would like to give this game a 5 star review but it isn't. I like the single player mode okay. I really got it for Zombies but now after updates the game freezes when I go to play either online or offline. As wilth all COD multiplayers the game has been hacked so bad by so many sad losers cheating, though I do find it kind of funny for some of the cheaters that brag about how well they did in a match.

One way to look on all the hackers is it makes the game a lot harder and it is satisfying to win against a hacking team. It is possible to win but not too often. I did have a match where no one on my team but everyone on their team was hacking and my team won which goes to show that not being able to play the game very well does not help always by cheating. It is not uncommon to hear of new COD games being hacked almost immediately. I can not imagine paying to play on a PS4 and having the hacked games like there is on the PS3.

So buy it if you want to play zombies, that is if the map you chose doesn't freeze your PS3. At least playing multiplayer is free for PS3 but most players you will find are hacking. Simply go to the player channel and recent games. Most hackers will show always a red defeat and nothing in the kill/deaths area. Not all hacks will make this show like that. I noticed some aimbot hacks don't always. Some hackers will eliminate the games shown in their recent games which is another give away. If there are stats they have played for hours or days but few or no games in their recent games then they are hacking.
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on May 10, 2013
The set as a whole is pretty nice. While the $180 price tag is ridiculously steep, it is a nice collectible to have if you're into that sort of thing....which I am.

The care package itself is made from pretty stiff plastic so it seems like it's pretty durable. I use mine to store other video game related collectibles which is nice.

The quadrotor is pretty nice too. The previous BLOPS had the RC XD which looked like crap but this quadrotor looks and functions pretty well. I'm sure it cost them like $3 to make it but, from a collector standpoint, it's a very nice addition to anyones collection.

The coins, soundtrack and other goodies are so-so. I was expecting the limited edition camo to be pretty weak, and it was. And the soundtrack was just okay.

For a die hard fan, this set is almost a must have as its presentation and toys included within are pretty nice to have in your collection. From a gamer standpoint, it's not really all that much TBH. You'd probably be better off with the Hardened edition and foregoing the quadrotor/case. Overall, pretty fun game despite all the issues with it. Was it worth the $180? In retrospect, with the release of the personalization packs that recently came out, I think the $180 was a waste TBH. Were you able to redeem the coins for some of the personalization packs then that might have been worth it but pretty clear that 3arc/Activision are just milking every last nickel out of players.
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on April 1, 2013
Came well packaged and contained all items listed in the care package box, the quality of the box is really nice and look forward to using the box for storing gaming equipment in and transporting to friends places.

The quad-copter was undamaged and all parts were intact worked straight out of the box. Only let down with the quad-copter was the controller which was slightly wierd as a previous reviewer has mentioned you can only go forward backward left and right and only one at a time due to the plastic stoppers which I recently removed to have greater control during flight.

I'm in Australia and was concerned purchasing a US version of the game to use with my AU playstation and AU account, the game works fine but for me to use the DLC codes or get the season pass I needed to create a US playstation account to redeem and download the content for my disc. Once downloaded I can easily switch back to my main account and still use the DLC content so no major let downs just a minor problem.

Other than that well worth the extra money and look forward to heaps of hours of enjoyment :)
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on December 17, 2013
My grandson loved this and has continued to use the case for storage of his games. Loved everything in this and still plays with the hover craft.
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on September 6, 2013
Thought it would a bit more durable but the construction is very poorly built. Was fun while it lasted I guess but think again before shelling out 150 bucks. Get the harden edition instead.
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on August 25, 2013
The game is good by itself, but the hardcore gamer would purchase this "Care Package" edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for all the extras. The care package container is large, and built with enough quality to be able to be used at home for storage of your gaming accessories; the only part of the extras that isn't up to par is the remote controlled drone. The drone itself is made from cheap foam, and it doesn't fly that well; it's better off as a display piece.
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on July 31, 2013
Delivered on time and in very good condition.... In a huge box... Was expecting a big box but not this size! Usual stuff inside... Looks good in the corner on a green grass mat... Awesome.
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