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Posted by big_jon

1 star!

Posted by phrosnite

Game of the Year.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I feel sorry for you Jeff for having to play this game.

At least it was a well written review!

Edited by Grissefar


Sorry Sony, development costs of 500 bucks are not sufficient if you want quality Vita games.

Posted by leejunfan83

Damn son!

Posted by Giantstalker

One less reasons to buy a Vita. What a fantastic console thus far.

Posted by ucankurbaga

Worse then Modern Combat 3 for smart phones.

Posted by jessej07

"You'd think that the people in charge of the Call of Duty franchise would be more protective of it than this." Activision is usually much more careful about the quality when it comes to their IP.

Posted by fargofallout

Did you guys ever figure out a good way to do video capture for the Vita? And if so, any plans to quick look this? Not that I'm into torturing anyone, but I'd like to see it.

Posted by UberExplodey

Dayum sonnn!

Posted by deano546

Vita GOTY right here.

Posted by NapTimeSleeper

Damn. I thought it would've been cool to have the Black Ops multiplayer on a portable device. Seems like a total letdown though.

Posted by Atwa

I feel sad for people that buy this thinking they are getting some Call of Duty.. damn. 

Posted by Doctorchimp

YEAH, man the Vita really is proving me wrong. I totally should have bought one.

Posted by vonFlampanker

Damn. The Vita really needed this to be a good game.

Posted by CookieMonster


Posted by ManlyBeast

haha this review surprised me.

Posted by Shaanyboi

"The console experience on a handheld". Sony's words, not mine.

Posted by graboids

I dont think I've ever seen Jeff's 1 star review image, so awesome!


Gotta love that TNT cigar

Posted by Levius

A new challenger for worst game of the year appears.

Edited by RE_Player1

The Vita deserves better and unfortunately people will judge the console from this due to it being possibly the most popular bundle during the holidays. Congrats Nihilistic you have continued to take good franchises and make some of the worst games with them.

I'm so sorry you had the experience this Jeff.

EDIT: Even looking at the comments people judging the Vita as a platform from this game. Sony and Activistion should have put a bullet in it, the game has done more harm than good.

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

Holy shit the way Jeff was talking smack about this I thought it was gonna get a 3 star or at worst a 2. I didn't think it would end up being 1 star shitty.

Posted by Sammo21

To be fair, even in the console versions of Call of Duty I normally spawn within 30 ft of someone and they are either looking at my back or I'm lookign at them. :p

Posted by MarkWahlberg

A rare Dynamite Gerstmann appears!

Posted by PXAbstraction

As soon as I saw the name Nihilistic Software, I knew this game would be a disaster. There's a reason they're refocusing the company on mobile games. I can't remember a title in the last decade with their name on it that wasn't bad. When Sony refused to show anything about it beyond a title graphic at E3, I knew this would be a mess.

Thank you for providing this valuable public service Jeff. :)

Posted by CaptainAnarchy

I didn't think it could tank that bad.... Good review btw.

Posted by Nettacki

Weird, some guys over at the PS Vita Hub are saying the multiplayer's actually pretty good, minus some technical issues. They all agree that the campaign is crap though.

Posted by Video_Game_King

I thought Alex was the person around here allowed to give 1 star ratings.

Posted by dropabombonit

Knew this was going to the bad the moment I heard Nihilistic were making it. Resistance: Burning Skies was bad but this sounds flat out broken

Posted by august

Sounds pretty good!

Posted by louiedog

And that's when Jeff decided to buy Alex a Vita.

Posted by Kingloo

Activision cashing that Sony cheque.

Posted by probablytuna

Oh wow, this is probably the first time I've seen Jeff's 1-star image.

Posted by DeF

Oh wow ...I expected mindless mediocrity but THIS bad?

Posted by Xeonian

I doubt anyone is surprised by this review at all. Shame that Sony seem to have been hedging their bets on this game as the Vita saviour. If they're serious about making shooters the staple for the platform, they need better games than this to justify it. Otherwise, they should do well to look at the (admittedly few) ways the PSP was successful and try to work on that. On a related note, really hope Persona 4 Golden outsells Declassified.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Let me remind you that one of the the primary bundles for the Vita this holiday ships with this game. Meaning most people buying a Vita will either buy it with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation...or Declassified.

The Vita is absolutely fucked.

Posted by Baltimore

Could that fact that the Vita is doing so poorly be a big reason why this game is so bad? It's almost like that game is nothing more than shovelware.

Posted by Yanngc33

This game is available to me for free in the Vita bundle which when you buy that bundle at FutureShop you get a free copy of Uncharted for your Vita. Despite that fact, I still don't want this game

Posted by avantegardener

Fuuuuuck, that's quite surprising.

Posted by Solh0und

And So Call of Duty has sunk it's first low....since the PSP one.

Posted by a5ehren

@Yanngc33 said:

This game is available to me for free in the Vita bundle which when you buy that bundle at FutureShop you get a free copy of Uncharted for your Vita. Despite that fact, I still don't want this game

Did you guys get the AssLib bundle in the Frozen North? That would be a much better purchase.

Edited by Xer0Signal

@Giantstalker said:

One less reasons to buy a Vita. What a fantastic console thus far.

It's a shame that some people will inevitably see it this way. There are a good amount of games on Vita that are actually fun, but, Giant Bomb (among numerous other sites) haven't reviewed them (LittleBigPlanet, Dokuro, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!!, Unit 13, Retro City Rampage), so, awareness is even lower than it already is thanks to Sony's poor marketing.

Posted by zombie2011

Wow, this and AC:L were Sony's big Vita games for this year and they both really disappointed it seems.

Edited by bigsmoke77

I bet Activision signed a contract to release a Call of Duty Vita game on november 13 and that makes Sony and Activision look like a bunch of idiots.

@Kingloo: I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Sony person who signed the deal with activision is probably going to get fired or is already gone.

Posted by Enigma777
@zombie2011 said:

Wow, this and AC:L were Sony's big Vita games for this year and they both really disappointed it seems.

I beat Liberation, and while it's not necessarily a good game, it's at least serviceable (with the occasional moment that almost fools you into believing it's good). But from the stuff I've heard, Declassified is on a whole another level of bad.
Posted by PerfidiousSinn

"but many of the other maneuvers--grenade tossing and melee attacks, specifically--have been moved to the touch screen."

Why do Vita developers keep doing this? The console is set up perfectly for first person shooters as it is. Putting in unnecessary touch/motion controls adds nothing. Stop it.

Posted by langdonx

Nihilistic Software doing their best to twist that knife that's currently in the Vita's side. For shame, as it really is a great piece of hardware.

Posted by Enigma777

The sad thing is that a bunch of casual people will (could?) buy this and then write off the Vita entirely based on a single bad game. The nail in the coffin was placed when Sony and Activision handed this to Nihilistic in the first place...

Posted by Slixshot

HAHAHAH, I Love Jeff's animation for a 1 star review.