Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War finally sees the return to the setting and characters we’ve been waiting for since the first installment. With Black Ops III, there was a lackluster story that never amounted to anything worthwhile. Then we got Black Ops 4, which was great on all fronts, but it didn’t have a campaign – which was probably for the best after the prior entry. Treyarch takes us back to the 1980s, reuniting us with Mason and Woods along with some new faces and names to stop a Cold War gone hot. Cold War offers a blend of nostalgia-fueled gameplay with next-generation visuals for a true sequel to the original game.
Treyarch comes back in a big way with the most successful and revered series of Call of Duty games, Black Ops. With Black Ops IIII, it’s a return to form after the mess that Black Ops III was. Treyarch fixes a lot of what went wrong over the previous entry, and Black Ops 4 feels like many steps in the right direction that future Call of Duty games will have a hard time following. It may not have a campaign this year, but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a one-stop shop for multiplayer gaming. It’s got battle royale, traditional multiplayer, and co-op horde modes, making it a killer triple threat.