Cold War is an inessential distraction from the best Call of Duty on offer.
What is it? A Cold War-era Call of Duty
Expect to pay $60
Developer Raven Software, Treyarch, Beenox
Reviewed on RTX 2060, Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer? 12-40 players
Out November 13
Talking to friends and colleagues about a new Call of Duty is never the same as our banter about other games. As an annual series defined by incremental changes to a formula, nitpicking is ingrained in the discourse. That’s certainly the case for Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, a good game that falls short of its predecessor. Instead of being undermined by unforgivable sins, it’s an accumulation of smaller flaws, like how guns feel or maps flow.