- Platform: PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X
- Release date: Nov 13 2020
- Publisher: Activision
- Development team: Raven Software, Treyarch
- Genre: First-person shooter
- Engine: IW Engine
Like most Call of Duty titles, the campaign concerns the standard conflict between Russians and Americans. The events were set during the Cold War, and a very influential person was involved in the conflict of great powers. Everyone knows that he thwarted many plans of Americans around the world, as well as that he came from the Soviet Union. Over time, he became so strong and empowered that he became a new factor, the third player in the conflict of the greats. Who is he, when does he work, does he even exist - these are all questions that the American establishment is asking you to answer. In search of him, you will fight all over the world, from the airport near Trabzon in Turkey, through Cuba and Vietnam, all the way to the heart of the Soviet Union.
Call of Duty has always been known to make events exciting by pumping strong explosions and powerful shocks into the atmosphere. There is no static and monotony in this game - each scene is dynamic, full of destruction, and devastation. A real movie blockbuster! The good thing is that the great graphic presentation is accompanied by novelties in the gameplay. Following the example of Wolfenstein, interesting stealth mechanics were introduced, and small additions were implemented. This includes engaging in dialogue with other characters (which can take you to one of two possible endings), capturing opponents and using their bodies as shelter, making profiles/biographies of the main protagonist, and playing side missions (interestingly, there are also optional tasks).
Zombie mode has always been somehow unfairly neglected, and things haven't changed for the better this time either. Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kino der Toten remained unsurpassed for me, and everything after that failed to be in that rank. What distracts me from zombie fashion in newer games is the level design, then the graphics and atmosphere, and finally the unnecessary lack of maps. As for this year’s release, a standard mode (cleaning zombies by rounds) and onslaught (boring mix of zombies and battle-royale) are available.
Last year's game was fantastic, a lot of interesting things were introduced in the single-player campaign but still Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War managed to surpass it. Fresh novelties and additions were introduced, a somewhat more intelligent and interesting story was written and an almost cinematic atmosphere was created. It is completely legitimate to say that this is one of the better Call of Duty titles, although in a perverted and slightly twisted way it represents the atmosphere and events during the Cold War.