It's a basic truth of progress that the more videogames change, the more the formula of “shouting manly-men wearing khaki and blowing the shit out of each other” stays the same. Thus it is that a fully-playable 2D demake of Call of Duty: Black Ops turns the big budget shooter into a top-down run-and-gunner that breaks the game down to basics.
The demake, which can be downloaded from ModDB, is a mod for free-download shooter CS2D, a fan-made 2D version of the original Counter Strike. There's an earlier attempt at the same idea, which re-imagines the title's zombie mode as a platformer, but this one has the added advantage of not looking like total shit – which is nice. Have you tried the top-down Black Ops 2D? What do you think of it?
Jun 13, 2011
Official Fallout 3 demake emerges from Bethesda's vault
Bethesda releases its own 8-bit tribute to the Capital Wasteland
Wolfenstein 1-D is the most extreme demake yet
Classic run-and-gunner shrunk down to microscopic size
Play GTA IV with 8-bit graphics…
And see more great “demakes” that put a retro twist on your favorite games