|Call of Duty Black Ops 2|
Lets get the campaign out of the way first. The story takes place in 2025 and has missions sprinkled in, that are set during the cold war. Black Ops 2 is a disappointment on the story front for me. The pretty much just forget about most of the things from the first on and is now just another COD campaign that sends you every where and you don't know what the heck is going on. But the visuals are nicer than previous installments and you still have all the big set pieces. Even though the story wont impress, the campaign is still fun to play through.
Treyarch struck gold with zombies back when they released World at War and is now attached to every COD game they release. The graphics look better than ever and gameplay feels great. Tranzit mode is a nice touch and I like the idea of a bus taking you to different locations to fend off zombies. The usual survivor mode is back and is fantastic.
Now for multiplayer. Well, its the best Call of Duty multiplayer ever. The gameplay feels absolutely just right. Its smooth and fast paced and is very fun to play. The new pick 10 create a class is a much invited break from the usual. The selection of guns is good, but not as wide as previous COD games. There are the usal game modes and they have added kill confirmed this time around. You can prestige your guns twice with a max level of 20. There are ten prestige's and 55 ranks now. All the maps are average to really good and well designed. Probably the biggest change to the multiplayer would be ditching the killstreaks for point streaks. Its much harder to build your point streaks up, since they reset after you die. But it does make for more tactical decisions and makes you think about how you will play.
This is a really good Call of Duty game and is now the new standard of the series. I think taking Call of Duty to the near future was a good choice and cant wait to see where it goes next.