Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review Round-Up

See what critics are saying about Black Ops 3.

by Scott Lowe on November 07, 2015

At long last, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has arrived on store shelves and in the hands of gamers all over the world, bringing with it the biggest, most feature-packed campaign*, multiplayer, and zombies experiences in Black Ops to-date. At launch on Friday, November 6 we saw incredible response from fans and critics alike, and reviews and excitement have continued to roll in. Here’s a quick look at some of the things reviewers have had to say about Black Ops 3:

"The most remarkable thing about Black Ops 3 isn’t its tone; it’s the sheer amount of content which, at its best, is some of the greatest I’ve seen in Call of Duty." — IGN

“With not one, but two campaigns*, new multiplayer modes and more robust customization, and a Zombies mode that will suck in even the most casual of players, Treyarch has once again found a way to raise the bar.” EGM

“The campaign* is perfectly paced and entertaining throughout, the multiplayer is rich with customization and Zombies is refreshingly challenging.” — Hardcore Gamer

“These specialists feel like a great addition to the already tried-and-true systems at play here, enhancing the strong core multiplayer gameplay of the series.” — Game Informer

“Treyarch spent three years developing Black Ops III, a year longer than the industry standard development time for high-demand video games. With the extra time, they rebooted their movement system to make for a more fluid game fit for a new generation console.” — Newsweek

“There’s a lot going on in Black Ops 3 — and it’s all a blast to play." GameTrailers

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is an insanely full featured game. If code was a physical thing, this game disc would be bursting at the seams.”PlayStation Lifestyle

“Not only does it serve up the best campaign* in years for a Call of Duty game, it adds a number of new features to the campaign that will have you coming back to it even after you've played the story through to the end. And if you're all about the multiplayer, don't worry, Black Ops III delivers in that department as well.” GamersTemple

“Each third not only holds it's own in terms of playability, but pushes past the two previous Black Ops releases with added depth and consistency.” Digital Chumps

“Call of Duty: Black Ops III deserves your time - take a day off work to play.” Gaming Trend

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, stay tuned to the Activision Games Blog and be sure to follow @Activision, @CallofDuty, and the developers @Treyarch on Twitter.

*Campaign mode available on next generation consoles and PC only. Game performance varies by platform.  For more details visit