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  • Summary: Black Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call ofBlack Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, characters, locations and weapons from the entire Black Ops series. Soldier up for all-out combat – tailor made for the Black Ops community. [Treyarch] Expand
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  1. Positive: 67 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    100
    It is mechanics that glue Black Ops 4 together, then, rather than any particular theme, which helps each component drill down into what its good at. The competitive multiplayer can afford to be break-neck at all times, because you can happily nick off and play the more languid, tense and tactical Blackout.
  2. Oct 11, 2018
    90
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a pleasant surprise. While it’s lacking in any major offering for those wanting a campaign to play through, everything else is refined and iterated on in meaningful ways. Blackout is a blast, traditional multiplayer is as good as it’s been in years, and Zombies is insanity in all the right ways. Minor concerns aside, this is the best Call of Duty package I’ve played in a long, long time, and think the trade off of a campaign for Blackout — something I was more than surprised by — has been well worth it.
  3. Oct 16, 2018
    90
    If you’re a fan of Call of Duty multiplayer offerings - boy howdy do Treyarch have an instalment for you. But, if you’re in it for the single player, you’re going to be severely disappointed – though hopefully that’s not a surprise, considering we’ve known there would be no campaign for five months. The combination of Multiplayer, Zombies and the brilliant new Battle Royale mode Blackout, offer a multiplayer feast. A smorgasbord of experiences which makes it feel like a package which will remain interesting, fun and exciting far beyond the release of the next annual COD instalment.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    85
    My experience with Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has been extremely positive, and I’m having a blast with the game. Don’t let the fact that there’s no campaign fool you into thinking that this year’s offering is light, there is a ton of content that will take even harcore players time to tap into. While lacking some of the expected Call of Duty polish, Blackout is by far the centerpiece of the game, and will likely stand as an exemplar in the Battle Royale genre.
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    84
    Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the new starting point for the series. Apart from some graphical glitches and other minor stuff, Treyarch has created a game listening the feedback of its own community with three words in mind: esport, cooperative and young.
  6. 80
    Choosing which mode to play first every time I launch the game is a struggle, with each being unique and impressive in their own way. Black Ops 4’s individual components may not be groundbreaking, but as a package, it’s one of the most refined Call Of Duty games.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 14, 2018
    60
    With no campaign to test your trigger finger, the trio of a safe (albeit polished) battle royale, waning multiplayer, and rotting Zombies make BLOPS4 feel like a relic next to a post-Forsaken Destiny 2. [Issue#156, p.94]

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  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Wow!!! I didn’t think they were able to pull it off but black ops 4 proves that cod can still provide the action and gritty war game that fansWow!!! I didn’t think they were able to pull it off but black ops 4 proves that cod can still provide the action and gritty war game that fans want. Blackout is on a whole new level and great addition to the game multiplayer comes back and is still great, and the zombies is fun and challenging like we’ve never seen before. I can’t say this is the best cod game to come out recently but that doesn’t mean anything to the fact that it is great!! Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Honestly the best COD since Black Ops 2 ... it feels so good! Multiplayer is what it’s all about but blackout is a welcomed addition
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    9
    Call of Duty WW2 was really bad.. like painfully bad but wow this game is really really GOOD! Safe to say the multiplayer is the best it hasCall of Duty WW2 was really bad.. like painfully bad but wow this game is really really GOOD! Safe to say the multiplayer is the best it has ever been and the new game mode control is the real star.. new healing system takes some getting used to but it adds a whole new layer of strategy to this game. BLACKOUT is also extremely polished and is the best BR game out there at the moment (haven't played pubg since) All of these haters will hate even if they never play the game so if you are genuinely a COD fan you will enjoy this one.. and the sales numbers will prove that ! Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    5
    They should've just put out Blackout as a standalone DLC a la FOrtnite. Its nothing new but it is an interesting enough survival mode. PeopleThey should've just put out Blackout as a standalone DLC a la FOrtnite. Its nothing new but it is an interesting enough survival mode. People would've even paid 19.99 for it. The rest of the game is the SAME utter twitch shooting garbage that you have played OVER and OVER and OVER. They added some elements stolen from other games like just Cause and Shadow Warrior. prepared to get bodied by Aim-botting clans and try hards who play this game 24/7. Th game has completely embraces the toxic multiplayer model and abandoned Any support for solo or offline , tactical players. Even beyond that. Even if you enjoy Multiplayer FPS twitch shooters. this game still is rehashed, reskinned, derivative rubbish. The video game community awaits Red Dead Redemption 2. until then. Play this one at your own peril. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    2
    Just stay away from Black Ops 4. Before the game was announced I was extremely excited as the rumors whirled about a modern setting andJust stay away from Black Ops 4. Before the game was announced I was extremely excited as the rumors whirled about a modern setting and possibly the continuation of the Woods storyline. However, that was ditched for a battle royale mode, something no CoD fan has ever asked for. There is far less customization than any other entry in the series, the maps are literally copy and paste from previous Black Ops games, the time to kill is far too high, there is no team balancing, and the "storyline" (called Specialist HQ) is just a series of offline game modes set against bots, they didn't even try to make it interesting. In other words, this is a p*ss-poor excuse for a video game, much less a serious entry in the Call of Duty franchise. So, if I were you, I would hold off on this one, maybe stick with Black Ops 3 or, perhaps, just stay away from the CoD franchise either until it can get it's sh*t straight, or until it comes to a close. Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2018
    0
    I own every call of duty game. The story should be a Movie it was about the characters the missions The Hero's Like Cap. Price, Cap.I own every call of duty game. The story should be a Movie it was about the characters the missions The Hero's Like Cap. Price, Cap. MacTavish, Ghost, Grinch, Sandman (true Soldier) Nikolai, Truck, Yuri, Taz,. down to Private ramirez, Roach ,Burns, Woods.I could keep naming. Now with Black 4 Has Taken our heros away by making yet another Battle royale, Who will remember and character from BO4 in 20 years! No one! Its a smooth game For another player unknown, but you shamed are heroes. You should have just came out with a different name. No legends no heroes Nothing to remember. JUst run and shoot. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    I wouldnt pay£9.99 for this crap. First of all no campagin. Second of all its a f2p game sold for £59.99. Is this some sort of a joke?

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