Once again, the future does not bode well. In the year 2025, a Cold War has developed between the economic powers USA and China. While the past Cold War between East and West was still ideological, the future will be all about rare raw materials that have become indispensable for the production of high technology and modern weapons. But both nations are too preoccupied with themselves and do not realize that a third actor is igniting a veritable purgatory to turn the Cold War into a hot war. And this man has a very personal bone to pick, especially with the USA. At first glance, little has changed. From the first-person perspective, players are fighting against a myriad of opponents who are unfortunately not very clever. Only on closer inspection are there some new elements. Similar to the predecessor, the story plays in two time periods and jumps back and forth between past and current events. Past events are connected with current ones, and little by little the story unfolds, which unfortunately takes up speed only late and becomes exciting. Incidentally, David S. Goyer was hired for this, who among other things wrote the scripts for the last three Batman films. As with movies, video gamers should not expect too much from sequels. The developers play it safe and present familiar fare. The success seems (unfortunately) to prove them right. The game went away like hot cakes and turned over the incredible sum of 1 billion dollars after only 15 days. However, it must be mentioned again at this point that the game is bought and played mainly or only because of the multiplayer mode. It is challenging, exciting and fast-paced with numerous game modes. Especially with friends in the team, "Black Ops II" provides months of gaming fun and lets the time fly by.