A laudable shake-up of the Call of Duty campaign formula, but Black Ops Cold War misses some targets.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War isn’t your mother Russia’s Black Ops game. Sure, the world teeters on the edge of nuclear panic and the tug-of-war between two global superpowers continues. But there’s a major difference at play.
Every other Call of Duty title has been on rails, with the player unable to influence how the campaign plays out (remember when you thought beating Black Ops 1 fixed Mason’s brainwashing problem, only to have it heavily implied he killed JFK anyway?). Black Ops Cold War gives you ownership over the outcome. It gives you choice.