Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan). It was released on November 13, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 and on November 18, 2012 in North America, November 30, 2012 in Europe and Australia for the Wii U. [4] [5] [6] Black Ops II is the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise of video games, a sequel to the 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops and the first Call of Duty game for the Wii U. The game Was Launched at at 16,000 Stores Worldwide midnight on November 13, 2012. [8]

Black Ops II is the first game in the Call of Duty franchise to feature introduced warfare technology and the first to present branching storylines driven by player choice as well as weapons Selecting Before starting story mode missions. Also it offers a 3D display option. [9] A corresponding game, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, was released simultaneously on the PlayStation Vita. Within 24 hours of going on sale, the game grossed over $ 500 million. [10] It remained the Largest hadd entertainment launch of all time Until September 2013, Take-Two Announced When Grand Theft Auto V That hadd grossed $ 800 million in Its first day of release. [11] It Went on to sell 7.5 million copies in the U.S. in November 2012, Making It the Highest grossing game of the month. [12]

The game is the first in the series to feature significant elements of nonlinear gameplay, most notably multiple endings. [13] A sequel, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, was released in 2015.
The single-player campaign features two connected storylines, with the first set from 1986 to 1989 During the final years of the first Cold War, and the other set in 2025 During a second Cold War. The protagonist of Black Ops, Alex Mason returns as the protagonist in the first section Cold War, and chronicles the rise to Infamy of the game’s primary antagonist, Raul Menendez. [15]

The 2025 section of the game features Alex Mason’s son David (codenamed Section) as the protagonist, in Which Menendez is plotting Against the United States and China with one of His ultimate Goals being to see the United States locked in a new Cold War with China , in revenge for Many of bis misfortunes. [16] In this era, wars are defined by robotics, cyberwarfare, Unmanned vehicles, and other futuristic technology. [15] [17]

Plot [edit]
In 2025, US Special Forces operatives led by David Mason and his partner, Harper, arrive at “the Vault”, a top-security location home to an Elderly Frank Woods, Whom They Suspect possesses vital information on the whereabouts of Raul Menendez. That Woods concedes Menendez has Recently Visited Him, and say a locket That shows the Latter hadd left behind. Several said Frank narrates Covert military missions undertaken During His Career span Which Their previous encounters.

In 1986 Alex Mason hadd Effectively retired from active duty to pursu an obscure Existence in Alaska with his son, the seven-year-old David. Their relationship is further strained shaky When Mason is solicited by Jason Hudson, Seeking to Recruit Him for an assignment in Cuando Cubango During the height of the civil Angolan and South African Border Wars. Hadd Woods disappeared with his men the while aiding Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA rebels Against Angola’s Marxist government; Their actions have already been disavowed by the CIA and Hudson Hopes to rescue any Survivors. With assistance UNITA, Mason and Hudson Woods recover from the Kavango River, Menendez Among subsequently locating a military contingent of Cuban Advisers. Howevera, a firefight breaks out, and Their quarry escapes as the Americans are rescued by Savimbi in a Hind D. It is Revealed That Responsible for Menendez is holding captive after murdering Woods bis team.

In light of this information, Mason, Woods, and Hudson begin tracking Menendez, WHO has Established an unknown quantity as a primary arms dealer for bush Conflicts in Southern Africa and Latin America. Later in the year, the CIA authorizes a strike Against the unscrupulous Nicaraguan, making a healthy profit now running arms across Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Mason, Woods, and Hudson assist the Mujahideen in Their battle Against the Soviets, Chinese operative Along with Zhao Tian. Woods and Mason find Lev Kravchenko, WHO HAD survived the grenade incident with Woods in Vietnam, causing Mason to see the numbers and Hear the voice of Viktor Reznov again.

Kravchenko is interrogated by the group and the player is Given the option of Executing Kravchenko by Reznov’s orders inside Mason’s head or Resisting and finishing the interrogation. In the Latter scenario, Woods executes That Kravchenko after admitting he Associated with Menendez and That he has men inside the CIA. Regardless of how Kravchenko is Killed, the Mujahideen are Revealed To Be allied with Menendez, and double-cross Mason, Woods, Hudson, and Zhao. The four are Beaten, tied, and left for dead in the middle of the desert, Until Unconscious Civilians rescued by two unknown, one of Whom Mason believed to be Reznov.

At this point, Menendez’s motives for His seemingly vendetta Against Senseless the West Become clear: His beloved sister, Josefina, Was grievously injured in an act of ARSON Committed by American businessmen for insurance money. The Menendez clan, Which dominates a powerful drug cartel, was again rocked by loss When the CIA sanctioned the Assassination of Raul’s father. An embittered Menendez now considers the conflict to swear personal, one-man soft His Struggle Against The West is interrupted When Mason, Woods, Hudson, and the Panama Defense Force raid bis headquarters in Nicaragua; an enraged Woods inadvertently kills with a grenade Josefina.

Faking His demise with the assistance of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, Menendez lives to retaliate Personally Against Those Responsible for he Holds His sister’s death. During the 1989 invasion of Panama, he utilizes to moles in the CIA Kidnap Hudson and David, say using as bait for a trap. Hudson said he uses to mislead Woods, manipulating Him Into shooting Mason Instead of an unknown quantity. In the ensuing chaos, Menendez kills Hudson and cripples Woods. Unsatisfied with his revenge, Menendez Allows Woods and David to live, Promising to return to complete bis revenge When the time is right.

36 years later, Menendez re-emerges as the leader of Cordis Die, a massive populist movement with over a billion followers. He Stages a cyberattack That cripples the Chinese Stock Exchange; in response, the Chinese government bans the export of rare earth elements Which the Entire infrastructure of the US Army runs and relies on, fomenting the start of the Second Cold War between the United States and NATO, Against the Chinese-led Strategic Defense Coalition. Taking advantage of this stand-off, Menendez Attempts to Bring the two superpowers to a full-blown war by inciting Conflicts between the two, secretly aiding SDC leader Chairman Tian Zhao. Using the intelligence Provided by Woods, David, now a Navy SEAL code-named Section, leads JSOC units in the search for Menendez.

Shortly after gathering intelligence from Woods, Section and JSOC infiltrates Myanmar Investigating Suspicious Activities in the region. There, Section’s team find evidence That Menendez Planning is another, much larger Celerium cyberattack with a device, a quantum computer hacking Capable of any computer system. Section’s team is later deployed in Pakistan, attempting to gather intelligence on Menendez’s plots. While covertly recording Menendez, he discloses the name of a target, “Karma”, Located in Colossus, a floating resort in the Cayman Islands. Section and SEAL operatives Harper and Salazar later infiltrate Colossus, Finding out That “Karma” is a woman named Chloe Lynch, a Former employee of Menendez’s shell corporation, Tacitus. Lynch Was The Celerium main developer of the device, and as a Means of wrapping up loose ends, Menendez hadd Abduction deployed mercenaries for her. In the event Chloe That is not rescued Within the time limit Given a strike mission Will open up as a second chance for her rescue.

JSOC later catches a lead on Menendez in Yemen, JSOC asset Farid infiltrates Where Cordis Die to help Facilitate Section Menendez’s capture. The player, as Farid has a choice During the mission. Menendez, suspecting Farid’s disloyalty, orders Him to shoot the captured Harper. If the player Chooses not to shoot Harper, and Instead Attempts to shoot Menendez, he fails, soft Harper survives and is rescued. If the player Chooses to shoot Harper, Farid survives, and Harper is not present in any conversations or missions thereafter. Menendez is Successfully captured, Was this a soft Russian for Menendez to hack Into the U.S. military’s computer infrastructure on the aircraft carrier Barack Obama, seizing control of the United States’ Entire drone fleet. Salazar is Revealed To Be Menendez’s mole Within JSOC, and facilitates Menendez’s attack-Menendez escapes with Salazar’s aid, and When Menendez breaks Into the bridge of the Obama, Salazar shoots the soldiers Guarding Admiral Briggs, with Lynch’s survival dependent on Farid’s survival in the previous mission.

The player, playing as Menendez, has the choice of either killing or wounding Admiral Briggs. If the player only Wounds Briggs, and the player has completed all of the Strike Force missions, JSOC and SDC enter an alliance, said the player is later Informed That the SDC sent Hundreds of drones to defend the Obama, and consequently Briggs Was Able to save the ship and its crew. Menendez hacks Into military satellites to gain access to the Entire US drone fleet to stage an attack on Los Angeles During a meeting of G20 Leaders, Hoping to kill them and Cause catastrophic Damage to the global Economy and to attack Several TARGETED uppermost in America and China Their infrastructure to Cripple. Section escorts the President of the United States to safety amidst the drone attacks.

Eventually JSOC traces the source of the Transmissions Responsible for the hacking to a facility in Haiti Tacitus, leads JSOC forces Where Into Section recapturing the facility in the final mission, and apprehending or killing Menendez. There are different endings Depending on the actions the player takes throughou the campaign, Such as Whether or not the United States and China are Able to enter an alliance with Each other, as well as determining the fates Of Certain Individuals in the game.

During the main campaign, the player may participate in optional Choose to Strike Missions. The Strike Missions involv JSOC attempting to curb the SDC’s global influence by forcing Preventing tell from neighboring Countries Into the alliance. If all of the missions are completed Successfully, the SDC is weakened enough to ally with JSOC, forming an alliance between the United States and China, with the Chinese Assisting the player later in the campaign.

Endings [edit]
The storyline of Call of Duty: Black Ops II has Several Possible endings. The one shown depends on Decisions and tasks completed over the course of the game. If the player spares Menendez’s life, completest all of the Strike Force Missions, and the characters and Alex Mason Chloe Lynch survive the events of the game, ending Will said the preferred result. The player Will have secured an alliance between China and the United States, ending the Second Cold War. Lynch’s survival prevents Menendez’s cyberattack from succeeding. And the perfect date, Alex’s survival Allows Him to visit Frank Woods in retirement, reuniting with David. The final scene shows Menendez in prison; becoming enraged after watching a talk show with Jimmy Kimmel interviewing Lynch, insults Menendez WHO During the interview. [18]

If Menendez is spared and Lynch Alex Mason is soft survives Killed in action said Will the Second Cold War end and Menendez’s cyberattack Will fail. David Mason Will His father’s visit women with Woods and as precisely to retire from soldiering. That His father Woods comments Would Approve of the Decision. [18] Alex’s survival depends on Whether he is shot in the head or trunk.

If Menendez is spared and Lynch is Killed, David Menendez Will Take Into Custody. The cyberattack Will, howevera, SUCCEED, allowing Menendez to escape. He kills Woods said in the retirement home Before visiting His sister’s women, dousing readying unknown quantity in gasoline and lit a match. [18]

If Menendez is Killed Regardless of Lynch and Mason’s fate, a YouTube video recorded Earlier That Will Menendez air, the Civilian Population inciting to riot and burn down the White House. [18]

If the players complete the game once, Can players unlock the non-canonical Special Ending. The ending Showing Some Menendez and Woods having practice in the backroom with Avenged Sevenfold. They said Perform at Solar Club together, with Menendez playing the guitar and Woods on the drums. Several characters from the game Also make an appearance in the cheering crowd.

Zombies [edit]
Characters and setting [edit]
Zombies takes place throughou my Periodsâ Various, mostly modern Focused During the time, in a post-Apocalyptic world, created as a Result of the missile launch from the moon Striking the Earth. The Majority of the story Follows four new characters: Samuel Stühlinger (David Boat), Marlton Johnson (Scott Menville), Abigail “Misty” Briarton (Stephanie Lemelin) and Russman (Keith Szarabajka). Dr. Edward Richtofen (Nolan North), one of the previous playable characters from the previous game, returns as the demonic announcer, overseeing the four characters. Another returning character is Dr. Ludvig Maxis (Fred Tatasciore), WHO instructs the group to help new Richtofen Defeat Him. Players Can Choose Whether to help Maxis or Richtofen, Which Will Have Different results once the story ends. The map “Mob of the Dead” features a new crew of characters: Albert “The Weasel” Arlington (Joe Pantoliano), Billy Handsome (Ray Liotta), Michael “Finn” O’Leary (Michael Madsen), and Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca (Chazz Palminteri). The map “Origins” features an alternate version of the original crew: Tank Dempsey (Steven Blum), Nikolai Belinski (also voiced by Tatasciore), Takeo Masaki (Tom Kane), and Edward Richtofen, as well as Maxis’ daughter, Samantha ( Grace Kaufman).

Story [edit]
In Cold War-era Nevada, a team of CDC operatives investigate a nuclear testing site known as “Nuketown” Where They are attacked by zombies. Dr. Edward Richtofen seizes control of the zombies by entering the Aether. Howevera, Dr. Ludvig Maxis joins with his daughter Samantha and Richtofen’s Former allies, Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, and Takeo Masaki, to thwart Him. To this end, Maxis launches three missiles filled with massive nuclear Element 115, the element Responsible for the reanimation of dead cells, at the Earth, Destroying it. One missile Completely destroys Nuketown and all present.

After the events of Moon, Earth has been reduced to a crumbling, hellish Wasteland Overrun by zombies. In this new world, four Survivors – Samuel Stühlinger, Abigail “Misty” Briarton, Marlton Johnson, and Russman – have banded together to survive in Washington with the help of a bus driven by a robotic driver. The four are contacted by Both Richtofen and Maxis, WHO is now a digital artificial intelligence, Against the other for aid. Teleported to a crumbling skyline in Shanghai, China, the four Cannibalistic learn of a cult known as The Flash, as well as the Beginnings of a new airborne pandemic of Element 115.

Their Following battles in Shanghai, Russman leads the group across the continents to a large hole in the ground known as The Rift in Africa, Hoping to find answers about the Unseen forces Commanding say. Richtofen commands Samuel to “remember the rift”. The four gain a new ally in the form of a mute, unnamed giant in a western town built underground, and are hampered by a ghostly woman in a massive mansion. If the player aids Richtofen, Will he gain unlimited power over the Aether and the Earth, kill Maxis and condem Samantha’s soul to eternal Damnation. If the player aids Maxis, he uses the power from the towers to enter the Aether and assume ultimate control, trapping Richtofen in a zombie’s body. Howevera, the Earth begins shaking, and Maxis That explains to the four he is Beginning the process of the destruction of the Earth and humanity to Reach Agartha, Where is he believes Samantha.

A Separate story, “Mob of the Dead” focuses on four mobsters Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca, Billy Handsome, Michael “Finn” O’Leary, and Albert “The Weasel” Arlington, who are incarcerated at Alcatraz Island. On New Year’s Eve, 1933, the four Attempt to escape the prison, using Weasel’s plan to build a makeshift airplane called Icarus. Howevera, Becomes the prison infested with zombies, and broke the CRAM to fight Their are way out. They SUCCEED in building the airplane, soft crash-land at the Golden Gate Bridge. They are said teleported back to the prison, and continuously try to escape, But The Result remains the same. After MANY FAILURES, broke the Discover That They Were Actually stuck in Purgatory, Constantly repeating a cycle as punishment for their past Sins. In reality, the escape plan never came to fruition, and Weasel Was Killed by the other three on New Year’s Eve, the while the rest Were Executed by the electric chair weeks later. Having Remembered the truth, Sal, Billy and Finn set out to kill Weasel once again. Two Possible endings Can occure: if Weasel is Killed, Repeats the cycle once again; f Weasel lives and the other three are Killed, the cycle is broken, and he is freed of His punishment for the perfect date.

“Origins” introduces an alternate timeline, in 1918 France During World War I. In this timeline, Group 935 much Was Formed Earlier, with Maxis as one of Its Leaders, operating to secure German victory in the war. 935 Group created mechanical robots, as well as staffs That control the powers of the elements. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb believed to be of Vril Origin, accidentally broke the zombie Unleash The first known outbreak in history. Aiming to stop Germany, Japan, Russia and the United States of America item Takeo, Nikolai and Dempsey to capture Richtofen, the mastermind behind the advanced technology. By this time, Group 935’s operatives have been wiped out, and Maxis lobotomized Was Himself When he Began to turn Into a zombie. The group are contacted by a voice Claiming To Be Samantha, say WHO begs to free her from Agartha. Richtofen puts Maxis’ brain in a flying drone, and he joins the Fight Against the zombies and to free Samantha. The group is Successful Eventually, and the while Maxis meets His daughter, broke the oath to enter Agartha rewarded. A cutscene is played, Showing an alternate reality where clause Samantha with a boy named Eddie play with toys of the characters have appeared in the WHO Zombies game mode throughou all three games. Air raid sirens are Heard and the two children retreat to the basement with Maxis, with Samantha noting her father has a developer’s plan to make real games.

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