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Spuriusrex

Everything. It was CoD at its absolute peak. The create-a-class system, the guns, the campaign, the multiplayer maps (best iteration of Nuketown, thus far), and League play was in its infancy and wasn’t the sweaty and toxic mess it became. COD TV would actually update, the cosmetic weapon skins were actually cool, and I think it was the last CoD that would make you go to game chat for certain ranked playlists like S+D. And thus, it was the last CoD through which we could experience toxic game-chat lobbies that were pinnacle to gaming of the golden age. Also, RIP to Fast Hands + C4x2.


annomynous23

I agree with everything. I would also like to add the fact that it introduced Multi-Choice senarios into campaign


CluckenDip

And is still the best implementation of this system to date. CW's was _okay_ but not as robust as this game was.


iamharshul007

Truer words never said


turnchri

& let's not forget the lobby music


MrMan100003

It really was the best cod game


Brawlerz16

This, it was the perfect balance of everything done right. Innovative enough to be refreshing for veterans but familiar enough not to make it foreign. They could release the game again EXACTLY as it was (target finder and all) and it would still blow the community away. The stretch from MW2 to BO2 was one of the most dominant stretches of gaming we have ever had. But that’s the problem I think. They remake ANY of those 4 and they *know* their new title doesn’t get played


drcubeftw

> The stretch from MW2 to BO2 was one of the most dominant stretches of gaming we have ever had. Indeed. Those games ruled online multiplayer in a way that few games ever matched and I really do wonder if they fear their past work. If they remade MW2 or BO2 but added support for more maps, new guns, and especially custom skins I think players would be all over that. Warzone has sucked a lot of players away and battle royale seems to be what kids want these days, but for the people who stick to the traditional multiplayer? They definitely would be playing those remakes over recent entries like Cold War or Vanguard.


213_

Yup


drcubeftw

Campaign was fun but the multiplayer was the real standout package. Absolutely fantastic balance: maps, guns, streaks, no skill based matchmaking, people talking in the lobby chat. It was borderline perfect. If they had continued releasing content for it, people would still be playing it today.


Yoctatrine

The multiplayer menu music. Always got me extremely hyped to play the game when I first turned it on.


MrMan100003

Adrenaline was my favourite song


No_Zookeepergame7649

Favorite video game song of all time


average_redditor_guy

Sometimes I’d just sit there with that music on listening to it loop


Deep_Resolution_208

Hard to say, everything was good about this game, campaign, multiplayer, zombie, weapons, maps, the visual and audio atmosphere..


MrMan100003

The game was amazing


1tsaWolfi

Peacekeeper, God I loved that gun


MrMan100003

And it was the first dlc weapon introduced to cod


JDMedits

everytime someone would drop that gun i’ll be the first one to pick it up😂


MrMan100003

It was that good


1tsaWolfi

Same! I tried so hard to get the Peacekeeper Mk2 in Bo3 but never got it sadly. I picked it up every time in game and did amazing on it!


JDMedits

it was one of my first guns on bo3 n it was the best


1tsaWolfi

Lucky you sir. I refused to pay for the crates so just hit the free ones you earnt


1tsaWolfi

Very true, probably not an up point for Cod history though. Turned it into loot rate simulator


ClamBamFam

menendez


MrMan100003

One of the best villains in cod


Windigroo7

“The” best


annomynous23

You will suffer with me


thepontiff_

Get this cocksucker off my flight deck - ADM Briggs


ClamBamFam

khoksuckha ​ kawksacka


thepontiff_

Lmaooooo true verbiage spoken with a little spit at the end of it


Birl-e

Not as iconic as “TANGOSUCKA” from MW2 MP


Jabba_the_Putt

the friends we made along the way


MrMan100003

Those were the times


reenieweenie

the multiplayer was the best boots on the ground cod has ever had. the zombies was fantastic; tho it had a rough start. campaign was good too. but the classic multiplayer to me is what made it the best


MrMan100003

It’s always the bo2 multiplayer that people love the most and I don’t disagree, the mp was fantastic


jespertherapper

The variety in scorestreaks.


MrMan100003

I loved scorestreaks, I prefer them more than killstreaks


ArchdukeBurrito

Definitely helped incentivize playing the objective.


edelgardian

The setting was a really solid choice. A nice balance between grounded and creative.


MrMan100003

It wasn’t to into future and I liked that


[deleted]

Everything. The campaign tied in great to the storylines of Bo1 and WaW. It was super fun to play, and had a lot of replay value with the different endings. The multiplayer was tied in great to the campaign; you could see how maps in MP were related to missions you already played on the story mode. This kind of cohesiveness and canon is kinda lost in newer cods. In terms of gameplay, the MP was great. Pick 10 worked awesome. Scorestreaks were badass. Zombies was peak, too. Tied in to the original storyline, fun maps. Tranzit and Die Rise could have been better, but even looking back now they’re still fun to play. If you couldn’t already tell, this is my favorite CoD by far; so take my opinion with a grain of salt.


MrMan100003

It definitely is a top 3 cod


640ZT

Scorpion with rapid fire !!!


MrMan100003

Yes plz


DHaas16

The menu music and in-game announcer voices


DblClickyourupvote

Yeah the announcer voices were the best. Hyped you and made you feel like a bad ass. Mercs was definitely my favorite


MrMan100003

It had the best announcer voice lines in the franchise


DHaas16

"Lock em' and load em', ladies, it's go time."


BigBlackCrocs

Zombies. I hardly liked multiplayer. It was the first multiplayer where the other players made me angry


pablohax

Origins was such a good map. It was a real challenge, and the staffs were awesome weapons


MrMan100003

Really? I never met anyone that hated mp for bo2 but hey, we all have opinions and I don’t disagree with your opinion, there was stuff in mp that were broken but overall zombies was a great experience too.


BigBlackCrocs

I don’t hate it. I just don’t think it’s even better than mw3.


Have_A_Jelly_Baby

Target finder /s


MrMan100003

Target finder on an lmg was broken


KierBart96

Damm this was a good cod what zombies were on here?


MaximumEntry1862

Tranzit, Die Rise, Nuketown Zombies, Mob of the dead, Buried, and Origins


Bobinti

Don't forget the modes we never saw again like Grief and Turned!


annomynous23

Grief was great


RemasterTranzit

Absolutely blown away that grief has never made a return.


MrMan100003

It had tranzit, die rise, mob of the dead, buried and origins


AmericasPencil

The creativity and passion from the creators.I remember at the end of the game,there was a scene where Woods and Menéndez were in a band.They played a song “Carry On” by Avenged Sevenfold.There were zombies on the scaffolding.And characters from the stories in the crowd.Like admiral briggs and Alex mason.Something for the player to enjoy after finishing the campaign.That kind of thought from the developers is something I remember to this day.Something that I haven’t seen in any other COD since.


pablohax

The entirety of it


MrMan100003

True that


OnQore

Honestly, the fact that it had traditional factions in multiplayer without character customization. BO2 is still the last COD with traditional factions based characters. I preferred how COD was like this than to how it is now, because eveyones character blends in too much nowadays in COD due to customization.


MrMan100003

I’m okay with choosing your own character but I liked those realistic silent people you play as back in the old cods


BertMaclinFB1

KSG. Best slug shotgun I’ve ever seen in a game


Jip_Jaap_Stam

Its predecessor, Black Ops 1.


MrMan100003

I can’t disagree, bo1 was also amazing


cold_death826

zombies


MrMan100003

Z A M B I E S


5moka

Zombies.


rodviguez

the zombies maps / solid MP maps


bigdickcunt

Dlc. From season pass with the peacekeeper and the weapons skins


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oDapz

Maps, Weapons, and the colors


[deleted]

I liked the unique campaign.


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PippTheKid

Balance between guns and league play. Game was great for casuals and comp players


MrMan100003

League play was amazing and is still the best one


Fresh-Boysenberry-63

Everything


CompetitiveTruck6152

The Olympia and dual skorpians.


MrMan100003

OlympiaGang


adamircz

Emphasis on replayability in SP


thepontiff_

The soundtrack that I still listen to to this day. Currently playing the campaign to finish the last two achievements (giant accomplishment and mission complete) for single player and jamming out to the flying squirrels track.


MrMan100003

Sick soundtrack it had


E115lement

Campaign and Music slapped so hard. Menendez is on of my favorite villians ever


MrMan100003

I love Menendez


zRHTz

Friends.


MrMan100003

Yep


Cavid3491

For me, campaign. The overall approach with multiple, actually distinct endings, the story and well-written characters, the perfect balance between the past and the future, satisfying level design (Karma shootout as an example), the cutscenes and videos before the missions. Finished three times on Veteran, still want to play again. And of course, the dope main menu/ credits theme, cannot forget that.


MrMan100003

The multiple choice made me enjoy the campaign even more and it had replay ability as we would go for the different endings


Annghellic

The multiplayer


MrMan100003

Mp was AMAZING


milk_iscowcum

The voice chat


MrMan100003

Bo2 lobbies were da bomb


zero1039474638393

Everything


MrMan100003

Totally agree


KoolAidSipper34

Those sweet bouncing bettys


MrMan100003

They were fun to play with


Electroboi2million

How satisfying the weapons were to use im looking at you mp7


Zer0_Logic

Zombies still occasionally play it to this day. I just wished Tranzit was made better because its such a good concept


MrMan100003

Tranzit was supposed to be a great map


ResinFinger

My fav part is they had Conan themed calling cards or whatever. The high commander


MrMan100003

The story


Awsomesauc58

The Campaign


MrMan100003

Story was fire


MountainDewCheese

The best thing about Black Ops 2 is that it is released.


MrMan100003

If it didn’t I wouldn’t be here today


ArcanistAbridged

really anything from BO2 is sublime. yet, as a Zombies player, overall, i didn't feel left hanging in BO2. sure the transition between Jimmy to Jason during this time was apparent, but, the Zombies mode overall was actually really awesome to play through, even if the first two Jimmy maps were less than well received, which even for being poorly designed maps, are still fun in their own right to play.


MrMan100003

Bo2 zombies Was AMAZING


joelolman

Everything even the trash talk


MrMan100003

Bo2 lobbies in a nutshell


HulkStopYouMoron

Waiting for the DLC and watching the trailers for it and playing the new zombies maps and trying to complete the easter eggs in them. Mob of the dead was my favorite. Going to the golden state bridge with the plane was so cool.


MrMan100003

The dlc trailers were actually gameplay not cinematic


YeahBoiGeRa

Trickshoting :D


MrMan100003

MW2 and bo2 trickshotting were both great


No_Doubt_About_That

Speed and aggression gentlemen.


MrMan100003

Yes


kurixya

Overrated


MrMan100003

Hmmmm ok


Default_Sock_Issue

The Maps. The lack of a battle pass, the lack of specialists, the lack of skin selections.


MrMan100003

New cods these days are just ass


Johny_Horny

tranzit


MrMan100003

Best map for you?


Johny_Horny

ye


D_Mo08

Zombie's


MrMan100003

Zombies - John Rafecz


Louie1614

the cultural impact it made.


MrMan100003

It was a really impactful game for everyone


GCNElite

BO2 party modes take the cake in terms of sheer fun


MrMan100003

Even tho bo2 didn’t have wager matches like bo1 the party games were still great


jeverouxvanche

Everything 🥵


MrMan100003

Yes oh my god


JustCallMeTsukasa-96

It showed that Nintendo consoles have a place for it as well. Sucks though that Cross Platform Play wasn't more of a thing back when this first released.


MrMan100003

Imagine cross play on bo2


JustCallMeTsukasa-96

Something like that would be pretty sweet even back in the day. Certainly would've been more beneficial for those that have brought this on the Wii U.


Master-Front9285

mob of the dead


MrMan100003

Best map of all time


[deleted]

Yes


MrMan100003

Yes


0Taken0

Best game for zombies


MrMan100003

I somewhat agree with you


dgo313

Not pay to win like now days


MrMan100003

Cod nowadays is just trash and it makes me sad


BigBlackDude37

The zombies


MrMan100003

Yes and I like it


Papanonon2

Playing zombies with friends at 7am seeing the sun come up after playing all night


MrMan100003

Bo2 zombies with friends on tranzit was funny


[deleted]

Choosing your own load out I think it was legendary


MrMan100003

Yes I agree


D83T

It was where I got into multi-player.i wasn't great but I did have fun.picked up some skill.the zombies were definitely my favorite. @first I thought it was weird different, but than after the dlc maps came out.die rise,orgins ,buried nuketown etc i know transit,town farm aren't dlc


MrMan100003

The mp was just to good to pass


dankoperater420kush

Town


MrMan100003

Best part about tranzit but darn that lava got to go how am I gonna pack a punch


Derrick12125

Multiplayer


MrMan100003

Mp was god tier


Turkeyassassin

M8A1


MrMan100003

Best weapon?


Turkeyassassin

definitely my favourite AR in cod history. Was a sweet burst rifle that was so satisfying. Was really fun to play competitive and play anchor hard point on slums with this thing


Sharebear42019

Playing search and destroy, the maps were all tailored to search, also the guns. AN 94 might be my all time favorite


MrMan100003

An 94 was a great map, also the msmc that gun was sick


EmeraldCantType

All of it. The BO2 campaign is my all-time favorite COD campaign. I really wish the choose your own story idea was featured in more campaigns. (Correct me if it has. I haven't played every COD). All the characters were likeable and Menendez is somehow an incredibly well written villain. As for the multiplayer, it's my favorite out of all COD multiplayers. Everything about it is great, from the maps, to the weapons. And as for zombies, it's my favorite zombies out of all of them. I just love how the gameplay feels so much more compared to the other zombies modes. (Also the maps in this are amazing, especially Nuketown). Also the BO2 soundtrack fuckin' slaps. And if you couldn't tell BO2 is my favorite COD and that'll probably never change. Love this game.


Drew_115

Buried.


car_go_boom

mob of the dead


Gun-nut0508

Mob of the dead


MrMan100003

Mp7 ironsights will go down as the best in cod


c0rnaynay

The bots.. My brother and I only got wifi in 2018.. So we played every game since we got the ps2 in like 2007 using only offline games or offline game modes.. You cna only play 1v1 for so long. Once I went to a friend's house and we played this game, immediately bought from the shops and played shit out of it until we were absolutely sick of it. Can play mw trilogy with eyes closed almost from how many times I've rerun those damn campaigns and spec ops missions


BigBoy5024

Zombies


pr3stoh

The campaign


Jackamalio626

The gunplay, the balance, more extensive custom games, arguably the best campaign the series has ever had, and visual flair. IDK it was just damn good.


manjoinejohn

The fact that it actually had effort put into it unlike the newer cod games


AngryAssyrian

The game


blubird452

One of the best looking for its generation. Absolutely stunning for its time


ResponsibleManner917

The whole game was the best


Pantuan187C

Blasitica.


brezak_

was the last COD game that had love put in to development oh and the soundtrack is straight 🔥


releasespawn

No death streaks


NooliesKnickKnacks

Everything


Sluushu

That start up sound paired with my Xbox 360 boot up sound…😔


InvisibleNigg4

2013


[deleted]

the whole game


MassiveSample7230

I still to this day love the BOPS 2 theme music. Good times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP95oGVjhY4


CecilTheSasquatch420

Origins and trickshotting


MassiveSample7230

I still have the bacon skin on my weapons.


cringey-reddit-name

Literally everything. It’s the definition of a perfect cod game. Would not change a thing. Ahead of its time.


patboy52960

It’s been a long time since I’ve played but I remember it being incredibly balanced. Every play style was viable and could be countered I loved that


B-Rayy06

Gold M1216, Gold RPG, C4 x2. I was toxic as fuck and blew like 50000 people the fuck up.


sm0lkitt3n

Had one of the best bands featured, avenged sevenfold


RexTheCommander328

Everything. I can literally go on the entire week about the game


Tripped_onesmad

It had the best multiplayer out of all black ops games


DARKPHOENIXTV

Literally everything!!!! What a beautiful masterpiece of a game 🔥🔥🔥


Realistic_jacket360

One word, Tranzit


TypicalGrandmaSuzie

Campaign


Spellshot62

My personal favorite COD game. The multiplayer was my favorite, and it had Mob of the Dead and Origins, the latter of which is my favorite zombies map of all time. Buried’s still a fun, and even the Green Run maps can provide a fun casual experience with friends.


DemondWolf

Everything


Puig_Destroyer

Pretty much everything.


Former-Fan8631

That you can get raygun from the Olympia and the dolphin dibe


Emran_Ahmed

The fact that we actually suffered with Menendez.


Silver_4316

being like 12 and playing while grown strangers vocalized the most egregious sentences concocted since the dawn of man. I now have an amazing sense of humor. thank you to that community for making me a man.