Reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been published around the web now.

Below, we’ve rounded up the reviews and the scores given thus far.

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  • ScOott

    Furst

  • ccrows

    Second… 🙂

  • Polygon with the 7/10? They gave Advanced Warfare a 9/10….

    • ccrows

      Slamming COD has been the “hip” thing to do since MW2… 🙁

      • Ryan Barton

        They’re paid to do reviews on games, they don’t care what’s “hip”.

        • ccrows

          There’s certain companies that give favorable reviews. (like IGN)

          & Then there’s the ones that will slam COD just for the sake of slamming COD…

      • Eddie Tupy

        this is what is ruining society more deep than just cod and video games.
        Just being pessimistic emo kids, its getting SOOOO fucking old please stop people.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Polygon is a bullshit “news” outlet. If any CoD deserves a 9, it’s BO3.

    • Mick

      I’m done… ?? *facepalm*

    • LovekillerX

      It is their personal opinion. Nothing more or less. Just because you don’t justify AW 9/10 doesn’t mean reviewers shouldn’t give that much points.

      I agree with the fact that Black Ops 3 deserves better than 7/10 but if they don’t like it that is fine.

      • Oh I’m not mad just a tad confused. I didn’t mind Advance Warfare. I just figured more content and a better story and multiplayer along side classic Treyarch Zombies would give them an equal score to Advanced Warfare or maybe even higher.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        They shouldn’t, because their scores are never justified. The review system is screwed up.

      • ItzSikh

        Polygon is known for trashing sony

    • DeadZombieGaming 12

      AW shall never have a better score than BO3…

      • Frag Wall

        Yeah, shame on you GameSpot. If I saw IGN score lower than AW, I’m going to find and rape the reviewer.

        • ItzSikh

          haha

        • DeadZombieGaming 12

          Yep…

        • jooker-jr

          That’s… Not so nice to hear.

        • RobMelchor

          AW broke the COD mold with exo movements and it had Kevin Spacey! (BO3 is better for multiplayer and zombies, AW wins in story mode – it made more sense)

          • Frag Wall

            That does make sense but c’mon why no gore?

    • Frag Wall

      Because they cannot handle slow pace call of duty.

    • ItzSikh

      you wanna know why cuz BO3 is a ps4 exclusive.

  • MichiganerE

    How much were they paid to give it a positive review?

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      The same amount I gave your mom last night. $1.

      • MichiganerE

        Well, I suppose you’re cheap then.

        • Kobrah

          No, your mum’s cheap

          • MichiganerE

            What makes you say that?

          • SPETSNAZ!

            I offerd your mom 5$ she gave me a high five

          • MichiganerE

            That’s a nice offer.

          • Kobrah

            She only cost a dollar

          • MichiganerE

            Or maybe that’s all you can afford.

      • Anagn

        you paid his mom to give you a positive review? that’s funny coming from all the negative comments you leave…

  • Mr_ysi42t96

    can’t play online?

  • CoDforever

    Surprised gamespot gave BO3 a 7..

    • ccrows

      I’m sure the trolls over there will be pissed since the majority of users on Gamespot hate anything that’s mainstream.

      At least the Gamefaqs BOIII boards are a little more chill…

      • SPETSNAZ!

        Lol do judge the Gamespot people like that there is a lot of mainstream stuff on their. Great website I use every day 🙂

        • ccrows

          See I’m on the sister site Gamefaqs every day, and I have an account on Gamespot too.

          I only go on GS, if there’s an article that interests me, but it never fails. Whenever there’s a COD article people come out of the woodwork to troll it.

          Just a bunch of predicatable COD haters over there. Heck you could remaster COD4, and they would hate on that too…

          • SPETSNAZ!

            Yea it tend to stay of the CoD articles on Gamespot, that’s why I come over to CHARLIEINTEL for my cod news.

            I never knew GameFaqs was its sister company, thanks for the news!

      • LovekillerX

        “Stop loving games I hate!!!!”

    • LLORT

      Gamespot aren’t paid to review games like IGN so their opinion is more credible. 7/10 for BO3 seems an accurate score especially for a CoD game.

      • Ed

        Gamespot? More credible? Lol. Thanks. I needed that. It isnt that they arent paid… Its that they normally dont know what they are talking about.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        They’re not paid to review games? Doesn’t matter if they are or not, all media outlets are garbage.

  • Thejarniboi

    The new DIAMOND CAMO – http://imgur.com/DKtMYvc

  • Juan

    The fucken servers are down for me

  • skeetshootin

    Feels like a glorified black ops 2, and the lego guns dont help, its an alright game, 7/10 seems reasonable.

  • SPETSNAZ!

    Gamespot gave it a 7/10

  • Matthew
    • jooker-jr

      I guess you can say: bo3 was a giant bomb, get it ? No ? Ok…

  • Ak74u

    Say what they say it’s still better than ghosts and AW. I’m sure many of us can agree

    • Ak74u

      Even though I didn’t think AW was that bad

  • Bored1234

    I downloaded nuketown but it’s not in my bonus Playlist or in custom gamemode anyone else having this problem?

    • Kobrah

      Nope, works fine for me

    • Felipe Rios

      You Xbox one with the new dashboard update? Because for some reason people who have the preview update can’t play the Giant or Nuketown.

  • Ghosts>Black Oops 3

    So BO3 scores lower than Ghosts and Advanced Warfare lol! RIP Call of Duty forever. Bring on Fallout 4 FTW!

  • LovekillerX

    Is it just me or is the matchmaking in Zombies mode (The Giant map) broken? Sometimes it lists over 4 players and sometimes it doesn’t start countdown for launch.

    EDIT: It keeps throwing me out if I’m lucky to find a game… ^_^’

  • Epicsand

    Will the CoD cycle continue?

  • Guywithbrains

    So here are my first impressions…

    Campaign: very promising so far but that is all for now.
    Multiplayer: amazing and very entertaining. So far so good. I haven’t got any bullsh*t deaths for now and I am already level 5.
    Zombies: very messy matchmaking but when I get to play it is so much fun although I see these maps are really hard compared to Black Ops 2’s maps that came with disc.

    8.5/10 for now and I can see myself playing Black Ops 3 a lot.

    • LovekillerX

      I have same feelings about the game. As a singleplayer veteran I haven’t touched multiplayer a lot but those few matches were good. I try to get my hands on zombies tonight if matchmaking works (The Giant + SoE). I can say that campaign is amazing and I recommend to play it through.

    • Stif Meister

      Can you describe the matchmaking issues? I’m getting my copy later today.

      • LovekillerX

        Multiplayer works fine at least for me (don’t know if it is a problem for him or others). However zombies matchmaking, especially in The Giant map, doesn’t work well. It either throws you out of the match before it begins or then countdown doesn’t begin.

      • Guywithbrains

        It takes long to find lobby and when it does you get into lobby where are 7 players. In other words it is bug. When map loads it suddenly throws you out.

        Multiplayer works well.

  • DEMOLITION12

    i spend more time looking for people than i did in ghosts and aw
    cant find ANYBODY and when i do it’s cause they spawned near me

  • SPAWNST4R

    Its weak, far too much target aim/assist, horrible weapon balance, head glitch fest, Its just the bastard child of bo2 and AW. a game made to give noobs an easy ride. Critics rightly give it a lower score and straight away the fanboi defense league jump into action..

    • DEMOLITION12

      yeah lol… there is a headglitch on EVERY corner

    • DEMOLITION12

      and if someone calls in a uav the entire game comes to a standstill and you cannot move anywhere until someone shoots it down

      • SPAWNST4R

        I wanted to like it, I really did but its just average, at best. too much of the original bo2 bullshit with a nasty sprinkling of AW cheese ontop
        .

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          If there aren’t OP LMG’s and snipers I couldn’t care less.

          • DEMOLITION12

            lmgs or snipers have never been ‘op” in any game you mong

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You must have not played them, then, “you mong”.

          • infidel

            so you’re one of those retards that call people faggots when they use LMGs? Noted.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Yes, because LMG’s in BO2 are too easy to use and are crutches, especially with Target Finders. Treyarch gave too many crutches in that game, really.

          • infidel

            You aren’t smart enough to be a critic. I think that’s your problem, you need to shut that trap and stop telling people what you “Think”

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I don’t “need” to do anything, you fucking dick. I don’t need to be a part of your dick-measuring contests. I never claimed I was a critic. Let me know when I did.

        • spartanelite

          Ohhh my that sounds amazing 🙂

    • jooker-jr

      COD is a casual game, and most casuals are noobs.

      • SPAWNST4R

        And the more they cater to casuals the less it sells and worse it becomes !

        • jooker-jr

          From what I see, it’s the opposite.

          • SPAWNST4R

            don’tlet actual facts get in the way of a good post tho.

  • D3ADWANTED 25

    You forgot to add the factor of Activision sneaking cash behind every reviewer to improve marketing and profits

  • DEMOLITION12

    the friends list just refreshes and puts you back to the top every few seconds lol how am i supposed to use it? it doesn’t even show people who are on bo3 first

  • Alex

    Lag + bad bullet detection, simplistic shooting mechanics, pretty uninspiring maps, repetitive gameplay and a shallow campaign. I think even 7/10 is generous as I’d be aiming more towards a 5/10 from what I’ve seen so far. As weak as Advanced Warfare and further proof that Call of Duty is as good as dead no matter who makes it or how much content they provide. Very disappointing and hype blinds once again:-(

    • spartanelite

      Tf no

    • guest

      Actually the bullet detection and lag are much better than any other cod since mw2. (yes thats right the lag has been getting worse over the years) “Uninspiring maps” is very subjective, cod has always been about simplicity and who buys cod for the campaign. I dont have the game yet and by no means am I a fanboy (unlike the large majority on here) but making a biased review is a biased review, it is just as bad to make a biased negative review as a biased positive review.

  • J4MES

    Ark-7 = KN-44 What!? Same gun but different name! Seems a reasonable game so far with lots of content but I’m still unsure if this can hold a candle to the old COD’s.

    • infidel

      “I don’t like the name of the guns.
      2/10-Horrible piece of shit, a stain on the COD franchise”

      It’s like 2013 again, and people thought that all of a sudden, they are “Game Reviewers” and Critics, and just ended up making themselves look like fools

  • rw

    realy???? pls, isnt bad game, but is better than AW

    • Frag Wall

      This game will stomp AW.

  • LovekillerX

    So does anyone know where the player count went? I see percentages but that doesn’t help that much.

    • Dog shit

      they haven’t changed it …even in the beta it was percentage only

      • LovekillerX

        But somehow I understood they were going to show numbers… now that so many people waited for Black Ops 3 it would be nice to know how many players there are online.

        • Dog shit

          yes you are right but at least it tells you in what playlist ( game mode ) most players are if you have problem in finding games due to bad internet or whatever …( even though team deathmatch will always have the highest percentage )

  • Random Person

    http://www.techpowerup.com/217308/black-ops-iii-12-gb-ram-and-gtx-980-ti-not-enough.html

    PC Players need to check this out in case you didn’t already.

  • 1 of da smartist peepole heer

    Everyone of you would be a terrible game reviewer. I haven’t personally played BO3, so I don’t know exactly how it is, but from everything I’ve heard and watched of gameplay, there are quite a few problems to drop the rating. AW had very few problems and was an extremely good game overall, and so was Ghosts. If you people would look at the games with a view that wasn’t biased, you see these things. Besides, BO3 has not been out very long. Give it at least a week and quite a bit of gameplay before you decide how good it is.

    • Kobrah

      The gun balance and out of map glitches alone nearly wrecked AW at launch

    • infidel

      This community is full of retards who hate on things just because they don’t like it. Most of them are treyarch nazis, the rest jut haven’t gotten their speakeasy yet. Either way, even treyarch knows who they are dealing with, considering they added the “Mute all” button in plain sight.

    • RdJokr

      “extremely good game overall”
      “and so was Ghosts”

      Yeah, no. In what world would Ghosts be an extremely good game? A world where everybody fanboys over Infinity Ward? Ghosts was bland as shit, with its only redeeming factor being the Extinction mode, and even that mode is slammed to death because it doesn’t meet the standards of Zombies fans (even though it shouldn’t).

  • Frag Wall

    For those who wanted WaW 2 there, you fucking have it.

  • John

    Disappointed that Player Count has not returned.

  • Mr_ysi42t96

    Someone please with a fair rating give me is the game up to the hype?!

    • DEMOLITION12

      no

    • Michael

      Nowhere near but then again; no Call of Duty games have done since the original Black Ops. You could say this is one of the better Cod’s in recent years but even then it’s no better than your average FPS titles we’ve seen over the years. 7.5/10 for me

  • FazalGaming

    Guys this is the launch, just wait a week and all the problems will be fine.

    • YoungMurf

      I’m absolutely fine with how it is.. Haters gonna hate people can’t be pleased.

  • Deeezz

    Haven’t had a COD game keep me up past 3 AM in a long time and I didn’t want to stop playing, but work 🙁 .. Matchmaking for parties are buggy but that should be an easy fix. Is it me or it takes FOREVER to rank up, I put in almost 3 hours and Im only level 15 aha

  • Smayo

    Like the game so far but my god… couldn’t they optimize the xbox one version just a bit better ? Seems like with the lost exclusivity deal we now also get the bastard version of the game as well, I expect a performance update very soon treyarch…

    • Slothigans

      Yeah the graphics are good but they seem off.

      • Smayo

        The one thing I hate is screen tearing, and although it’s minor I still notice it, I feared this before launch that the xbox version is now the basterd child just like the ps3 version was last gen, I really expect some performance update soon

        • Slothigans

          Yeah hopefully. Is it me or is the xr-2 sting as hell?

          • Smayo

            Just tried it but yeah it’s a powerhouse in core and HC when you got used to the burst fire, should be a little touched down imo

            But for me I prefer a performance update before anything else, im getting real annoyed about the pop ins and screen tearing in the top of the screen because it distracts the hell out of me

        • Slothigans

          Strong*

  • Alex

    I really like this game It’s jam packed It’s a solid game one where is see myself player for a long time. I absolutely hated Ghosts and AW

  • guest

    lower scores means the game is better for me. Usually these media outlets are absolute trash at the games and get all butt hurt when the game doesnt completely cater to the noobs. But then again I have and will not ever trust these media outlets they are fucking more biased than tmartn. I’ll have to wait till a legitimate person gives the game a review like Bdobbins

  • RobMelchor

    Well worth the wait, my only issue is with the connection but the game just launched.

  • Rappiidz

    The reviews are good and I love the zombies!
    I love the fact that they brought back Der Riese. However, I would love it if they had an option to have the original World at War weapons in the box and on the walls. The original feel but with better graphics would be amazing!!! I would love it if they added this.