Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War is the seventeenth major installment of the popular first-person shooter series developed by Activision Blizzard since 2003. The games was developed by Treyarch (studio owned by publisher) which has been in charge of the Black Ops sub-series since its inception.
The plot of Call of Duty Cold War is a separate story, which does not require knowing the previous installments of the series to understand the plot. However, the game features characters familiar to fans of the series, such as Mason, Woods, and Hudson, and joined by a previously unknown CIA agent, Russel Adler.
As the title suggests, the game is set during the Cold War and we have to thwart the plans of an enigmatic KGB agent, known by the code name Perseus. Interestingly, the game has several endings - which one we see depends on the decisions we make during the final stages.
In Black Ops Cold War we observe the action from a first-person perspective (FPP). Interestingly, for the first time in the series we create our own character - the hero we will play as. We don't have the possibility to decide on the appearance, but we can choose the gender, the course of previous service and perks making the game easier. The single-player mode consists of missions that take us to various corners of the world, such as a giant Soviet training facility, as well as cities such as Moscow and Berlin. The tasks we face are varied - although there are some that require us to take part in bloody and spectacular shootouts, we often have to work quietly, sneaking behind enemy lines. What's interesting, from time to time the developers also let us decide how to solve the problems that stand in our way. In addition, at certain moments we can make choices that affect the subsequent course of the plot and its conclusion.
Apart from the story mode, CoD Cold War features an extensive multiplayer mode allowing for cross-platform gameplay. The co-op zombie mini-campaign is also returning. It is worth noting that one of the zombie modes, Zombies Onslaught, was only available on Sony consoles for the first year after its release.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War runs on technology developed by Infinity Ward studio called IW Engine. It's a slightly older version of the engine than the one powering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as it's based mostly on improvements known from Call of Duty: Black Ops III combined with new features introduced to the series in 2019. The graphics of the game present a very high quality.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet Player counter: 1-40
Media type: 82+ GB
User score: 4,4 / 10 based on 846 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 5.1 / 10 based on 646 votes.
PEGI rating Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-4340 3.6 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon HD 7950 or better
- 175 GB HDD
- Windows 7(SP1)/10 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
- 12 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390 or better
- 175 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit
- (4K / ray tracing) Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 10 GB GeForce RTX 3080 or better
- 250 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit