With all the fan boys on here spitting their nonsense on how Black Ops is unbalanced on multiplayer.... yadda yadda, its hard to get a decent, un biased review on the game for what it is.
TreyArch have done a smashing job, the solo campaign is hugely immersive, good story line linking in with true life events and putting that fiction twist on them gave it good depth for me.
Game play is fantastic too, on the campaign you get to pilot lots of diff vehicles with some awesome fire power! Good range of guns and the levels are fantasticly huge at some points! Enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, both in story line and game play.
Multiplayer - For me at first I could not see past MW2's MP. But when you get past it, it is a huge load better! No tact insert glitchers to ruin the game! And with Hardcore modes for the best modes, it is a great game (apart from shoddy campers).
Wager Matches is a great element to be added in too! Cant help but feel cheated when you get Tomahawked on Sticks and stones in the last second of the game! But makes it a hell of a lot more exciting than MW2 (which is still a great MP experience) when your constantly bombarded by Killstreak rewards by 5 year olds "Levelling Up" and being asked constantly to private servers to do the same, none of that nonsense here!
A must buy for the single Player Experience alone. Unlike some of the reviewers here, I still try to find the time to sneak a game or two in after almost a year on, so the re-playability is defo there!
Get on this, forget the haters and enjoy the game for what it is, you wont be sorry you did!