Call of Duty Black Ops for the PC

All the Essential Info You Need to Play Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Call of Duty: Black Ops is the seventh game in the Call of Duty series of video games. Like all other games in the series, it is a first-person shooter that includes both a single player story campaign and competitive multiplayer game modes. It also continues the popular Call of Duty Zombies game modes. Black Ops is the sequel to Treyarch's previous game, Call of Duty World at War, moving the timeline from World War II into the Cold War.

The single player campaign is told through a series of flashbacks but takes place from the early 1960s, around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, through the Vietnam War.

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Game Modes

Call of Duty: Black Ops contains three distinct game modes; a single player story campaign where players take on the role of one of two special forces operatives, Mason and Hudson, as they infiltrate behind enemy lines. The story and many of the missions are told through a series of flashbacks while they are being interrogated. During some of the missions, players encounter historical figures from the Cold War Era including President John F. Kennedy, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. These three figures can also be found in one of the game's other modes, the Zombies multiplayer. The Zombies mode features a number of maps with various rooms, better AI than previous Zombies and updated graphics.

The traditional multiplayer mode features the competitive multiplayer matches and modes that have become commonplace including Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Domination, Capture the Flag and more. The multiplayer mode features a dozen or so maps, a leveling/reward/perks system, and the ability to wager in-game money that can be used to purchase new weapons and upgrades.

One final feature available in Call of Duty: Black Ops is the two mini-games that can be unlocked from the game's menu screen. They are the classic text-based game Zork and a zombies style top-down shooter called Dead Ops Arcade. Dead Ops Arcade II is featured in the 2015 release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Specifications and Details

  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2010
  • Rating: Rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI for blood and gore, strong language and intense violence.
  • Genre: Call of Duty Black Ops is an action first person shooter with some RPG-style leveling elements in the multiplayer portion of the game.
  • Theme: Set during the Cold War, Call of Duty Black Ops is usually classified as a modern military shooter, but can also be partially considered historical since it's time frame comes up to the Vietnam Era.
  • Developer/Publisher: Call of Duty Black Ops is the second Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, with Call of Duty World at War being the other game.
  • Also Available: In addition to the PC, Call of Duty Black Ops is also available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Wii, Nintendo DS, and OS X.

System Requirements

SpecRequirement
Operating SystemWindows XP or newer
CPUIntel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
RAM2 GB
Video CardNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better w/ 256MB RAM and Shader 3.0
HDD Space Required12 GB