At present (February 25,1968) the main protagonist Alex Mason has lost his memory and being interrogated by his friend Hudson. Hudson wants to know some unique codes which Alex knows as it will help them to locate and destroy underwater submarine which was planning Nova-6 Attack. Alex was not even remembering his friends like Hudson, Weaver etc. Alex Mason remembers some of his past missions and told to the unknown man (Hudson). In the year 1961, Alex Mason, Bowman and woods went in Cuba to assassinate Fidel Castro. When extracting, Alex stayed behind to cover the ally helicopter from the waves of oncoming enemies and as a result, Alex Mason gets captured by one of the main antagonist General Nikita Dragovich.
After this Mason found himself in the prison and got a new friend Viktor Reznov (former Red Army soldier). Viktor told Mason that their enemies are same which are Nikita Dragovich, Lev Kravchenko and Friedrich Steiner (3 main antagonists). Viktor Reznov made a great plan to get out of prison with all of the prisoners. In this breakout many soldiers and prisoners died along with Reznov but Mason managed to escape. But Mason is always able to see Reznov and thinks that he also escaped with him in the breakout but in reality, Viktor died in that breakout. In the year 1963, Mason, Weaver, Woods and Bowman went to Baikonur Cosmodrome to destroy Soyuz spacecraft. In this mission, Weaver was captured by Kravchenko and stabs the left eye of Weaver. The team rescues Weaver and successfully destroyed Soyuz spacecraft and Woods tried to kill Dragovich but Dragovich successfully escapes from the site. In the year 1968, Mason along with his team went to Vietnam. Their Woods stabs Kravchenko but Kravchenko pulled out the pins of four grenades which were strapped to his chest. In order to save the life of his teammates, Woods smashed the window and jumps with Kravchenko. Mason thinks that his friend Woods and Kravchenko died in huge explosion.
After this, Mason with his friend Viktor Reznov (it is an illusion in Mason's mind) went to Rebirth Island to kill Friedrich Steiner. Reznov killed Steiner and at the same time Hudson and Weaver arrives at Rebirth Island and saw Mason killing Steiner. Mason always told to Hudson that Reznov have killed Steiner but Hudson and Weaver had seen Mason taking out the act alone. Hudson needs some codes to stop the release of chemical weapon Nova-6 gas and Steiner was knowing all those codes but after his death only Mason know those codes. Now, at present (1968) Hudson came to know that Alex Mason lost his memory as Dragovich had brainwashed him and due to this Mason always saw Reznov. But at last, Mason finally remembered the codes and the location of ship carrying Nova-6 gas. Mason, Hudson, Weaver and US Navy went to Russian Cargo ship 'Rusalka' which was located at the coast of Cuba. And at the end of the game, Mason successfully choked and drowns Dragovich leading Dragovich to death.
It is a first-person shooter game. Player can only take two weapons with him and in addition to weapons, you can take hand-grenades and flash-grenades along with weapons. There is no health bar in this game, screen becomes red whenever you are hit by bullets. For recovering, stay in cover for few time and wait for the screen to become normal. If enemy throws grenade at your position and you are in the blast radius of it then a small grenade icon will appear on the screen. For preventing damage from the grenade either move at the safe distance or throw that grenade back at your enemies. But in case you are throwing back at your enemies it might blow up in your bare hands. Player can kill enemies in one hit with a melee-weapon (knife) if the enemy is too close to you. Player can be done in crouch position, prone position and in standing position. Each position affects movement speed, stealth and accuracy of the weapon.
Alex Mason:- He is the main and primary playable character in the game. In most of the missions, you will play as Alex Mason.
Frank Woods:- He is the good friend of Alex and helps him in most of the missions but Woods is a non-playable character. Later, Woods was said to be dead in a huge explosion.
Joseph Bowman:- He is an ally of Alex and was first seen in Mission 1 along with Woods & Alex. He is also non-playable character.
Jason Hudson:- He interrogates Alex in order to stop the release of Nova-6 gas. He is the second playable character in the game.
Grigori Weaver:- He is a Russian CIA agent and interrogates Mason along with Hudson. His left has stabbed by Kravchenko.
Captain Viktor Reznov:- He died in second mission while escaping from Prison. He is playable character but only in one mission.
Nikita Dragovich:- He was killed by Mason in last mission. Dragovich was the main antagonist of the Black Ops game.
Lev Kravchenko:- He was killed in explosions along with Woods but you will find in the next part which is COD Black Ops 2 that Woods survived the explosions. Kravchenko was the secondary antagonist in the game.
Dr. Friedrich Steiner:- He is a scientist which is working for Dragovich. He was killed by Mason.
COD Black Ops have a lot of weapons, some of the them are given below:-
1. Assault Rifles:- M16, M14, Enfiled, Famas, Aug, AK-47, FN-FAL.
2. Light-Machine Guns:- M60, HK21, Stoner63, RPK.
3. Launchers:- M72 LAW, China Lake, RPG, Grim Reaper, Strela-3.
4. Pistols:- Makarov, Phython, M1911, CZ75, ASP.
5. Sniper Rifle:- L96A1, Dragunov, PSG1, WA2000.
6. Shotguns:- Stakeout, HS10, Olympia, Spas-12.
7. Sub-machine Guns:- MAC11, SPECTRE, AK74U, UZI, MP5K, MPL.
8. Specials:- Crossbow, Ballistic Knife.
There are total 15 missions in this game. These missions will lead you to extremely terrible situations.
1. Operation 40:- Escape police forces and assassinate Fidel Castro.
2. Vorkuta:- Participate in the Vorkuta prison break.
3. U.S.D.D.:- Tour the Pentagon and meet John F. Kennedy.
4. Executive Order:- Rescue Weaver and stop the launch of the Soyuz 2.
5. S.O.G.:- Defend the Khe Sanh military camp.
6. The Defector:- Extract the Russian defector.
7. Numbers:- Escape Dragovich's men with Dr. Clarke.
8. Project Nova:- Extract Steiner and destroy the ship containing Nova 6.
9. Victor Charlie:- Battle Viet Cong forces in the Vietnamese jungle.
10. Crash Site:- Locate the downed Soviet cargo plane containing Nova 6.
11. WMD:- Infiltrate a Soviet base in the Ural Mountains.
12. Payback:- Escape the Viet Cong complex and confront Kravchenko.
13. Rebirth:- Relive the efforts to extract Steiner from both Mason and Hudson's perspectives.
14. Revelations:- Discover the truth behind the numbers.
15. Redemption:- Destroy the broadcast station and confront Dragovich.
System Requirements for playing Call of Duty Black Ops
Minimum System Requirements
OS: XP / Vista / 7
Memory: 2 GB
Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better / Intel Core2 Duo E6600
Hard Drive: 12 GB free
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or better (256MB)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Recommended System Requirements
OS: XP / Vista / 7
Memory: 3 GB
Processor: Pentium Dual Core E6500 2.93GHz or better
Hard Drive: 12 GB free
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 4850 / GeForce GTS 240
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
About the Developers
Call of Duty Black Ops is developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. Activision has also published Spider Man series, Teenage Mutant Ninja series and Call of Duty series. It has got fabulous rating of 9.3/10 on 'IGN'.
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