Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Game Review

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is the twelfth entry in the Call of Duty series and the sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops III is a single player and multiplayer game. With most of its players residing in the online portion of the game; where players compete with each other in various different game modes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III, in my opinion, is the best Call of Duty to date, with a polished campaign, multiplayer and zombies mode. The multiplayer once again including the controversial “improved movement” which was first introduced in Advanced Warfare. In my opinion the improved movement adds a new aspect to the game improving it, however many players demanding we return to classic “boots on ground” Call of Duty. Infinity Warfare saw large backlash after releasing the third game in a row to include improved movement. I don’t believe the community will ever be 100% happy, as before that, The Call of Duty franchise were dealing with constant complaints that their games were all too similar to each other. Despite all this, I believe Black Ops III is one of, if not the most, enjoyable CoD to date.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Each console providing a slightly different experience. Xbox and PlayStation of course being more similar. Playing on PC is arguably the better experience, with improved graphics and a keyboard and mouse, which many claim to be more tailored to precision games. Personally however I prefer to play CoD the classic way, on console. I play it on Xbox One. However the largest community, including the professional one belongs to PlayStation. Modified controllers can be used to improve the gameplay, boosting skill and ability in the online portion of the game. There are multiple brands producing controllers like this, with Xbox even bringing out their own authentic version, the “elite” controller.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III when released had the best graphics we’d seen from any CoD. With vibrant colours, high detail, high frame rate and an HD resolution. Black Ops III still remains as one of the nicest looking Call of Duties so far.

Call of Duty has always received a bad rap when it comes to the originality of their games, with all of them being more or less the same. However with that said, their player base is still steadily growing with no signs of stopping soon. The fact is, CoD is a very enjoyable game. Which ascends the need to be constantly changed to keep interest. I rate Call of Duty: Blacks Ops III along with the whole franchise very highly. I have spent over 800 hours on the game, and hundreds of hours on others such as Black Ops II, Modern Warfare etc.