Take it back to your childhood
You know what they say about expectations. Set them low and you might find yourself surprisingly pleased. Set them high and you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a licensed, B-tier, bargain bin sort of third-person shooter, and it might just the injection of nostalgia you need right now. Operation Blackout lets you play as both the heroes and the villains. Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow are 6 of the 12 playable characters.
What’s more, the story campaign features split-screen co-op. There’s also a PvP multiplayer mode that might prove fun because of every character’s unique abilities.
But, I don’t know — I’m just basing all of these assumptions off of the 90 seconds worth of launch trailer that I watched. It doesn’t necessarily look bad though, right? It looks better than you’d expect a G.I. Joe game to look? As Jordan mentioned in our announcement post, it’s a low bar to clear.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout launched today on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $40. If G.I. Joe was a big part of your childhood, this game might have the chops to bring back some good memories and provide some entertainment. If G.I. Joe isn’t something you care about, well, then this decent-seeming third-person shooter is a lot riskier of a proposition.