UK: Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Takes Christmas Crown

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In the UK games chart as compiled by Chart Track – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has taken the Christmas Number 1 spot as the most purchased game leading up to tomorrow’s big day. No surprise there though, but we think the biggest shocker will be when the poor gifted recipient starts the campaign!

It’s going to be such a disappointing Christmas when thousands of children probably under the age of 18 who’ve had this game bought for them by their parents are expecting to immerse themselves in an adventure about revenge and gun warfare. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is not the typical Call of Duty game that you would be used to, especially since Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 3 has been such a hit for the past year – Treyarch hasn’t exceeded expectations even if the games sales is likely to be off the back of the popularity of the original Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 fans. This years release is more like some crap clone of Call of Duty, and although online is the games saving grace (thankfully) it still pretty poor in comparison to other Call of Duty releases.

ThisisXbox rated Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 a score of 7/10:

“…I can only hope that Treyarch’s next game will not be based on this engine and will definitely not be a Black Ops title. The original Black Ops was one of Treyarch’s finest games and it’s disappointing that the sequel couldn’t play out as spectacular as many other Call of Duty games before it. This is the worst Call of Duty game to date, but since most would happily spend countless hours in the multiplayer modes, the only disappointment you might have is the price for what is essentially to you, just some new maps to play on…

…the Future is Bleak!”

With all the new Call of Duty players expecting to hit the servers on Christmas day, Treyarch has already expressed their wish for the community to treat Christmas Noobs kindly over the festive holiday period.

Halo 4 was our Game of the Year and sadly only landed in at Number 8 of the Christmas gaming charts.

Merry Christmas from ThisisXbox.com

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