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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Official logo as shown by Activision
Square Enix (Japan)
Writer(s)David S. Goyer
Composer(s)Jack Wall
Trent Reznor Edit this on Wikidata
SeriesCall of Duty
EngineIW 3.0
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii U
ReleaseNovember 13, 2012[1][2][3]
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Real-time strategy
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is first-person shooter video game which was released on November 13, 2012. It is known for its great graphics and realistic gameplay. It was developed by the developer studio Treyarch and published by Activision.

It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.[1][2][3] and the Wii U. Black Ops 2 is the ninth game in the Call of Duty series and a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, which was released in 2010.

Black Ops 2 is the first game in the Call of Duty series to have a complete story which plays in the future.

Characters and Setting

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Black Ops II begins in the year 2025, where China and the United States are in a cold war after China stops exporting rare earth elements.[4] In this future setting, militaries use robotic weaponry, cyberwarfare, unmanned vehicles and futuristic technology.[5] Militaries on both sides are concerned that the unmanned weaponry can be hacked. Players take the role of a military CIA commander David Mason, who is the son of the main protagonist from the previous game, Alex Mason. The antagonist of the game, Raul Menendez is trying to carry out a massive cyber attack to hack unmanned weaponry used by the United States. Mason and his team desperately try to capture Menendez and uncover his plans. They succeed in capturing him, only to find out that he had planned to be captured so that he could launch the cyber attack directly from the CIA military base. Menendez succeeds in doing this, and the city of Los Angeles comes under attack by hacked unmanned weaponry. Mason is able to stop Menendez, and the player has the choice to kill or capture him.

Throughout the story mode the player has to go through multiple missions, and many of them are difficult. There is also a multiplayer mode, and a zombies game mode. The popularity of the multiplayer mode has decreased with the arrival of newer games, though it still has a dedicated fan base.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kelly, Neon (2012-05-01). "Black Ops 2 officially confirmed by Activision". Videogamer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ivan, Tom (2012-05-01). "Black Ops 2 site goes live, confirms release date, '21st Century Cold War' setting". Computerandvideogames.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Crecente, Brian (2012-05-01). "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 releases on Nov. 13, will include future LA battle". The Verge. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  4. "Black Ops 2 spans decades, offers branching missions and choice". Joystiq. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  5. "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 preview". Shacknews. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2012.

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