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37 Great Games Like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and have found the following:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a shooting game. It's a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a Campaign, Multiplayer, Zombies, and integration into Call of Duty: Warzone. It's a game that recreates both the thrill and the horror of wartime combat, with realistic visuals and hard hitting (sometimes heartbreaking) scenarios.

If you enjoyed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, there are other games in the Call of Duty franchise you should try. Unfortunately, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is not available on Android, Mac, Switch or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 13/11/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibility: 36 features

Developer: Callof Duty (@CallofDuty)

Players: 1-2 (40 online)

Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases

28 Hand Picked Video Games Like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 18 or ESRB MATURE 17+ games. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Call of Duty: Warzone (Series)

Release Date: 10/03/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Call of Duty: Warzone is a large online shooting game. It's played with 150 other players with teams in squads of 1 to 4 players. As with other battle royale games, the map on which you play shrinks to great intense finale shot downs. This, combined...

Splatoon 3 (Series)

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/07/2017, updated in 2022

Platforms: Switch and Wii U

Splatoon on the Wii U, Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This...

Fortnite

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...

Phantom Forces (Roblox)

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 31/08/2015

Platforms: Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Phantom Forces Roblox is a popular shooting game on Roblox. Phantom Forces isn’t available on iOS or Android. It's a shooting game played in an online arena in teams. Although it looks simple, it offers a high skill challenge similar to [link to...

Plants Vs. Zombies (Series)

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/09/2019

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is a series of third-person shooting games about the battle for supremacy between weaponised plants and attacking zombies. It's good for families because the comedic zombies and funny plant powers keep things away from...

War Thunder

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/12/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

War Thunder is a shooting game where you drive a range of vehicles in warfare combat. Similar to Wargaming's World of Warplanes it creates realistic battles on air, land, and sea. The attraction of the combat is that each vehicle or craft’s...

Escape from Tarkov

Release Date: 27/07/2017

Platforms: PC

Escape from Tarkov is an online shooting game set in the fictional Norvinsk region in Northwest Russia. You play during a war between two private military companies and join matches to fight others for loot, survival and ultimately escape.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Release Date: 28/02/2005, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Star Wars: Republic Commando is a shooting game set in the Star Wars universe, where you complete missions as part of an elite squad of Clones. Still regarded as one of the best Star Wars games over 16 years after its initial release, its fast-paced...

Journey to the Savage Planet

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

Journey to the Savage Planet is an adventure-shooting game played from a first-person perspective. You explore a planet to catalogue various alien flora and fauna and collect the resources you need to craft items and upgrades like jetpacks and grappling...

Squad

Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC

Squad is an online-only shooting game where you fight in a team of 50 players against an opposing team. It is unusual because of a deep emphasis on teamwork, co-ordination and strategy, as well as being as realistic to real modern day warfare as...

BattleBit Remastered

Release Date: 20/02/2022

Platforms: PC

BattleBit Remastered is a multiplayer shooting game where teams of over 100 players compete in environments where almost everything is destructible. The simple visuals and fragility of architecture result in opportunities to launch surprise attacks, and...

Call of Duty Mobile

Release Date: 15/10/2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Call of Duty Mobile is a shooting game where up to 100 players compete on large battlefield maps. To win, players shoot each other, ideally in the head, in a range of modes. Fast 5v5 team deathmatches. Sniper vs sniper battles.

Otterman Empire

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/07/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

The Otterman Empire is a fun shooting game where you battle anthropomorphic characters in Splatoon-like arena encounters.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Series)

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Call of Duty (COD) and Modern Warfare are games that recreate the adrenaline of being in a warzone. The games have walked the line between glamorising this kind of heroic violence and recreating the horror of the experience. Either way, these are games...

Hypercharge: Unboxed

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Hypercharge: Unboxed is a shooting game where you play a small toy from the 1990s in human-sized arenas like a toy shop, back garden and a garage. It combines base defence play with exploration and collection running and jumping in a wide range of...

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 20/12/2011

Platforms: PC

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a role-playing game played with hundreds of other players online, as well as complete single-player narrative-based experiences. It's set in the Star Wars galaxy thousands of years before the films. The game is a...

Crossfire X

Release Date: 31/08/2011

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Crossfire X is a free-to-play shooting game similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where two opposing teams compete to complete conflicting objectives. It's a tactical team-based game, that may seem like many other games. However, it has a huge...

Screencheat

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 23/01/2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Screencheat pits four players against each other in a shooting battle on one system but keeps the violence low by making the players invisible. You win by peeking at other players’ portion of the screen to figure out where they are as you hunt them...

Battlefield 2042 (Series)

Release Date: 19/11/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Battlefield 2042 is a shooting game in the Battlefield series. This version of the game focuses just on multiplayer and doesn't have a single-player campaign. It's set in a near future with weapons and gadgets like deployable turrets and drones along...

The Falconeer

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

The Falconeer is an action game where you play a pilot who flies a weaponised falcon through dramatic locations. You battle the rivalling factions to uncover the secrets of long-forgotten gods and ancestors. Although the game-play is all flying and...

Nerf Legends

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Nerf Legends is a shooting game where you use Nerf guns to defeat enemies and bosses. It offers a gameplay experience similar to games such as Call of Duty, but without the realism of those games, making it...

Recore

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/08/2016, updated in 2016

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Recore is an adventure platform game where you control Joule Adams, one of the first volunteers for the utopian colony of Far Eden, who wakes after centuries in cryo-sleep to find that nothing has gone according to plan. With her three robotic machines...

Spec Ops: The Line

Release Date: 29/06/2012

Platforms: PC and Xbox 360

Spec Ops: The Line is shooting game played in third-person where you with an emphasis on squad-based tactics, and calling in support technology and firepower. Unusually, the player needs to make moral decisions at certain points during the game that...

Call of Duty: Vanguard (Series)

Release Date: 05/11/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a shooting game set during end of the World War II. It's the eighteenth instalment in the Call of Duty series.

Skies of Fury

Release Date: 12/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

This is a World War I fighter pilot game set during the Bloody April battles. You pilot one of 10 aircraft from WWI era and take on missions as a single player before challenging friends to the multiplayer, split-screen battles.

Hyenas

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Hyenas is a shooting game with a gravitational twist, where you explore a vast spaceship in search of collectables while facing off against opposing teams. You use weapons and abilities to block corridors, create bridges, and generally foil opponents...

Deus Ex (Series)

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Release Date: 23/06/2000, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, Oculus, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

The Deus Ex is a series of narrative-driven role-playing games where you use stealth, shoot enemies, and upgrade your character with body modifications to progress. In the latest main game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, you explore a dystopian future on a...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (Series)

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 31/12/2023

Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl is a shooting adventure game where you explore a fictional rendition of the Chernobyl exclusion zone to kill mutated monsters. Alongside the fast-paced and precise shooting, there's a surprisingly likeable cast of...

11 Video Games Like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This includes games from the Action and Shooting genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the following lists:

DualSense Haptics PlayStation 5 Games

The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller added new features over the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller. It added a higher-quality microphone, a larger more sensitive touchpad, longer battery and more robust USB C charger cable. That last one is a welcome addition as DualShock controllers charge cables often wore out over time.

In addition to these improvements it added two new features:
  • Haptic Feedback - Detailed vibration and movement from within the controller to extend immersion of the game to your hands: the pattering of rain or a blast of energy.
  • Adaptive Triggers - The triggers on the controller can be made harder or softer to press by the game. This offers a nuanced way to feel more in the game, while also to provide more information about aiming.

The games in this list all use these Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers functionality.
 

Outwit The Crowd In Online Battles

Battle Royale games are played online against 100's of other players. They blend different genres of games: survival, exploration, adventure, shooting and scavenging while introducing the last-man-standing gameplay.

They are usually played in an arena where players start with basic equipment and aim to kill all the other players. The arena area shrinks as play proceeds to bring the game to a crescendo.

"The name for the genre is taken from the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, itself based on the novel of the same name, which presents a similar theme of a last-man-standing competition in a shrinking play zone." - Wikipedia
 

Play With People On Different Systems

Most online games only work if the person you are wanting to play against has the same system that you have, console, PC or smartphone. There are, however, a growing library of games that offer what is often called cross-play. This lets you play with people on different systems.

These games are a good way to extend the list of friends and family that you can play with. It also makes it less critical which system you have in your home, even if your friends have a different one.
 

Esports Ambition and Talent

When a young child shines at activities like chess, playing the guitar, maths, tennis, football or public speaking parents and carers are used to recognising talent and helping them develop. However, when a child rises to the top of their age group in competitive video games we are often blind to their talent and opportunities.

The British Esports Association is a not-for-profit national body established to promote esports in the UK, increase its level of awareness, improve standards and inspire future talent.

It helps teachers, parents, carers and advocates distinguish between obsession and discipline in their children’s video game playing. This opens the door to the adults in children’s lives being ambitious about their game playing and celebrate successes as they would when children pass music exams, win at football and so on.

Esports offers an opportunity not only to prize money (at the top level) and status, but international recognition, travel, personal development and career potential. There are many roles in esports outside of the professional player position, such as coaching, content creation, management, commentating, production and more.

Below is a list of games that are all played competitively in competitions that require high skill, training and talent. Unlike other video games, Esports are typically played competitively with many people tuning in to watch tournaments online on livestream platforms such as Twitch.

British Esports also runs the British Esports Championships for school and college students aged 12+, and has also partnered with Pearson to offer the Level 3 Esports BTEC, the first qualification of its kind.
 

Hero Shooters

Video games are often known for their gunplay. However, not all shooting games are the same. The simple aiming and firing mechanic is creatively combined with other aspects of play that greatly alters the experience.

While some games add novel or fast-flowing movement to augment the shooting experience, Hero Shooter games expand the experience by offering different characters to play, each with specific abilities and shortcomings.

In the same way that fighting games encourage players to move an intricate move-set of a fighter (to become their "main" on-screen avatar), character-focused shooting games offer a wide range of styles of play across a diverse cast of people.

This not only adds novelty to the otherwise repetitive nature of shooting games, but changes how they are played more generally. While you may go head-on at enemies in a tank-style character, a medic, ranged attack or specialist character will need to be played in different ways.
 

Compete on the Couch

Raucous, unbounded, exuberant, all-age competitive fun is something video games are known for. Find the right games for your family and you can create important and healthy ways to let off steam, excel and persevere as you sit next to each other on the sofa. These games can play a big part in raising children to be magnanimous in victory and generous in defeat. Kids love competing online, but the games here focus on battling in the same room. Played with multiple controllers and a shared screen, they offer challenges that require real skill and give everyone a chance to rise to the top of the family pile.
 

Gaming 101: Big Budget Games

In this series, we are learning how different aspects of video games work by playing games that offer an easy introduction to this one concept. This is designed for people new to gaming, and aims to identify games with the least barriers. In this entry we are looking at big budget games.

These games are big, brash and popular. They have big budgets which means the visual and interactive quality is particularly high. They also have strong and wide ranging player communities.

For new players these can be overwhelming as they combine a number of genres like Strategy games, Shooting games, Adventure games, Role Play games. Still, they are a good way to see how these different elements combine in a large and ambitious experience.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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