Author Topic: Call of Duty: Black Ops rated 18 by BBFC, "strong bloody violence"  (Read 1776 times)

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November 03, 2010, 10:22:24 am

Offline FRT

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Activision and Treyarch's latest Call of Duty has been handed an 18 certificate in the UK by the BBFC, citing "strong bloody violence and strong language".

That's to be expected given we play an elite CIA operative hell-bent on screwing up those chemical weapons plans the Soviets have cooked up.

No cuts were made to the game which is just the way we like it. The BBFC also posted their full certification summary of the game which you can read below if you'd like, however if you want to avoid spoilers then avert your delicate gamer gaze elsewhere.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops is a military first-person shooter in which the player takes the role of a member of an elite CIA covert action team operating during the Cold War and attempting to stop the threat of a Soviet chemical weapons project," begins the summary.

"The violence takes the form of the player's involvement in gun battles with various enemies in which an array of contemporary weapons such as automatic rifles, pistols, grenades and other types of explosive ammunition are available, along with larger weapons such as missile launchers which are carried on ships, helicopters and road vehicles. The player can also access bladed weapons for stealth attacks and hand-to-hand combat."

"The battles are intense and conducted from a first-person perspective with impacts registering as blood spurts which vary in strength depending on the weapon and the range at which it is used. More powerful weapons can also cause dismemberment with resultant gory detail and enemies can be set on fire. Although dead bodies can sometimes be used as shields against enemy attacks there is no opportunity to inflict post-mortem damage on downed victims."

"Whilst most of the intense fighting action, in which the player encounters hordes of enemies, does not linger on injuries or carry a personalised edge, some stealth attacks in which a knife is used to slit an enemy's throat contain more of a focus on the damage inflicted and some of the non-interactive cut-scenes contain stronger bloodshed. For example, in the assassination of a political leader where the action plays out in slow-motion."

Call of Duty: Black Ops releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 9th. Are you excited for this entry in the series? We get a face and a voice for our character this time.

Call of Duty Black Ops - Launch Trailer

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