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

These are hand-picked games similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Our experts have spent time searching for great games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we identify 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 games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

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.

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

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 13/11/2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 41

Developer: @CallofDuty

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 40 players online

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

Fortnite

Rating: PEGI 12+

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

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 30

Developer: @EpicGames

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 100 players online

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

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 31/08/2015

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac, PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 11

Developer: @StyLis_Studios

Players: You can play this with 32 players online

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...

Splatoon (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 21/07/2017

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 2

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online

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...

Call of Duty: Warzone (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 10/03/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 29

Developer: @InfinityWard

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 150 players online

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...

Overwatch

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 24/05/2016, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 18

Developer: @Blizzard_Ent

Players: You can play this with 12 players online

Overwatch is a shooting game but with the focus on teamwork and skill rather than violence. Along with games like Rocket League it has professional e-sports competitions where players compete for prizes.

Escape from Tarkov

Expected Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 27/07/2017

Platforms: PC

Genres: Open World, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 1

Developer: @BStateGames

Players: You can play this with 14 players online

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.

War Thunder

Rating: PEGI 12+

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

Price: Free

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Open World, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @GaijinEnt

Players: You can play this with 16 players online

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...

Journey to the Savage Planet

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 28/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Platform and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Typhoon_MTL

Players: You can play this with 2 players online

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...

Plants vs. Zombies (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 04/09/2019

Price: 80% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @PopCap

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 24 players online

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...

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 25/10/2019

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @InfinityWard

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online

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...

Squad

Expected Rating: PEGI 16+

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

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action, Open World, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 2

Developer: @OffWorldInd

Players: You can play this with 100 players online

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...

Call of Duty Mobile

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 15/10/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TimiStudios

Players: You can play this with 100 players online

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

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 02/07/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @TriHeartInt

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

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

The Falconeer

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 10/11/2020

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

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 6

Developer: @TheFalconeer

Players: This is a single player game

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...

Hypercharge: Unboxed

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibilty Features: 4

Developer: @DCyberCherries

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online

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...

Screencheat

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 23/01/2016

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 3

Developer: @SamuraiPunk

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

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...

Recore

Rating: PEGI 12+

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

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @AsoboStudio

Players: This is a single player game

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

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 29/06/2012

Platforms: PC and Xbox 360

Genres: Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @YAGERdev

Players: This is a single player game

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...

Skies of Fury

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 12/04/2018

Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch and iOS

Genres: Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @Illum_Games

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

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.

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 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.
 

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.
 

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
 

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.
 
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Ico

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PEGI Rating 7+ for Ico
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Blur

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PEGI Rating 12+ for Blur

Big Budget Popular 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.
 
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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.
 


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