I definitely preferred Black Ops to Modern Warfare 3, which was probably because it felt a little bit different from the other games in the series. The single player pulls you in right from the get go, the multiplayer is ridiculously addictive as you'd expect, and the zombies mode is great fun. Amazon are parting with Xbox 360 copies of the game for £15.71, which'll save you over £2 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
I've yet to sample Black Ops on the DS, but I hear that it's actually quite good, as far as portable FPS titles go. If, like me, your curiosity-meter is suitably piqued, then you might be pleased to hear that Amazon has set the price at a low, low, low £23.41. You'll need a DS, of course, and dextrous thumbs I imagine to navigate the troublesome control-scheme.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops (or blOps, as we usually call it) is a fantastic shooter both online and off. Even though I'm personally usually to be found playing experimental Indie games, I've still got time to get onto the servers, grab my MPL and mix it up. Fantastic campaign set pieces, great multiplayer and engaging loadout/character creation makes Black Ops an absolutely stonking proposition, and a game that's topped best selling lists everywhere.
Gamestation rolled out their sub-£20 price level to be quickly followed by its big brother and Amazon, those cheeky price matching devils. However, the GAME group are offering 2-3 day delivery whereas Amazon are "in stock"... so it's your call.
So...yeah. You know that Call Of Duty: Black Ops is a great shooter. There's nothing wrong with liking a game that's popular and good, regardless of how advanced your gaming predilections. If you want to shoot guns in enormous set piece battles or at online opponents, Black Ops comes highly recommended.
Bee.com are charging £19.99 for an Xbox 360 copy, which is about an £8 by my count.
The story behind Call Of Duty: Black Ops' single player campaign is pretty engrossing, so chances are once you start it you'll find it hard to put down. The multiplayer is also incredibly addictive as you blast your enemies to pieces using a fairly large arsenal of weapons and one or two useful little gadgets. Then there's the zombie mode, which is a great way to spend a couple of hours with a friend when you just want to chill out on the sofa. You can grab a PC copy of the game from Cool Shop UK for £19.93, making yourself a saving of almost £8.50 on the next best offer coming in from Gameseek.
Black Ops has been out for a fair while now, so chances are you'll have already grabbed the prestige edition if you're a big fan of the series. However, if you've been waiting for the price to drop down a bit then you might want to head over to HMV, who are selling PS3 copies for £69.99, not the cheapest it's been I know, but at the moment you'll save about £40 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops pulls me back time and time again, much more so than any other Call Of Duty game I've played in the past. The single player campaign might not be quite as good as Modern Warfare, but the multiplayer is ridiculously addictive and the zombies mode is great fun. You can get hold of a Wii copy of the game for £16 from Tesco Entertainment, which'll make you a saving of almost £4 on the next best offer coming in from Play.
I was playing a bit of co-op Black Ops around a friend's house this weekend and discovered an awesome little arcade style addition to the zombies mode, which may well have been added a while ago because I haven't played the game in a few months. The regular zombies mode is great fun as well, the multiplayer is dangerously addictive, and the story behind the single player is thoroughly engrossing. Gamestation are currently selling PC copies of the game for £19.98, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK.
I'll be honest, whilst I enjoyed playing through Black Ops' single player, I've not had a huge desire to go and revisit it, which is probably because I'd rather spend my time blasting the undead with shotguns in the game's zombie mode, or unlocking new weapons to pick people off with across the multiplayer maps. The £28.99 price tag might be a bit steep for a game that's been out for a while now, but it's the cheapest around at the moment, and'll save you almost £4 on the next best offer coming in from ShopTo.
Black Ops is one of those game that I know I'm going to have fun with every time I load it up, whether I'm storming through the single player, craftily taking out other people in any of the online modes, or tackling the undead with a friend in the zombies section of the game. It's boiling over with action! You can get hold of a copy on the PC from one of the three merchants above for £19.99, which is £6 cheaper than the next best offer coming in from Cool Shop UK.