BEACON TRANSCRIPT – According to the NPD, COD Black Ops 3 is the best game of 2015, the Call Of Duty third part ranking first both in the top 10 bestselling games of 2015 and top 10 bestselling games in December. It seems that war and sports games are still the public’s favorites.
Developed by Treyarch and Activision, the Call of Duty franchise is a first-person shooter video game that focuses on the story behind real war events. The action of the first three games in the franchise takes place during World War II. Modern Warfare, which is the fourth game, takes place in the Middle East in modern times. The following World at War and Modern Warfare 2. Black Ops are set in the Cold War.
With Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts, Treyarch and Activision wanted to bring something new to the fandom, the timeframe of the game being set somewhere in the near future. In other words, history becomes dystopia when it comes to the plot.
But the focus last year was set on Black Ops 3, which is the twelfth game released in the Call of Duty franchise. Its action is set around 50 years into the future, following the story of the previous Black Ops II. In this story, the world is still at war, only technology is the prime weapon of choice.
The player has to engage in battle with robot super soldiers, humanoid drones and other technologically advanced weaponry and defense systems. As the title suggests, the game follows a team made out of black operative soldiers whose mission is to prevent an eventual robot uprising.
Other games in the top 10 bestselling are the latest from Madden NFL, NBA, FIFA, and that says a lot about the tendency to enjoy sports on your computer or console, the much awaited and acclaimed Fallout 4, GTA V, Mortal Combat, Star Wars Battlefront and, to the surprise of many, Minecraft.
The presence of Minecraft in the chart came as a surprise because it was released on all types of consoles, computers, phones, tablets, everything a couple of years ago. But the game is still a bestseller. Which proves kids these days still have some imagination left and prefer virtual building blocks over a sappy adventure game.
But COD Black Ops 3 is the best game of 2015 because war, war never changes.
You can see the trailer for the COD Black Ops 3, below:
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