Review

Black Ops Cold War Review: Popcorn action struggles to elevate bloated multiplayer

Call of Duty’s shooting is still excellent, but the motivation behind it has never been less compelling

Raven director
Dan Vondrak
Key Credits
David Vonderhaar (Treyarch director), Tony Flame (Lead designer)

Despite its enjoyable campaign, Black Ops Cold War feels like an anachronistic package. The era of one game containing three completely disparate modes feels so long ago in the age of Warzone.

  • Campaign is 5 hours of B-movie fun.
  • Zombies mode excels with friends.
  • Multiplayer sweet feels dated.
  • Uninspiring selection of maps at launch.
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
Raven director
Dan Vondrak
Key Credits
David Vonderhaar (Treyarch director), Tony Flame (Lead designer)

Despite its enjoyable campaign, Black Ops Cold War feels like an anachronistic package. The era of one game containing three completely disparate modes feels so long ago in the age of Warzone.

  • Campaign is 5 hours of B-movie fun.
  • Zombies mode excels with friends.
  • Multiplayer sweet feels dated.
  • Uninspiring selection of maps at launch.
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5