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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is fantastic, plain and simple. The concerns over the game not being worth it due to a lack of a single-player campaign seem overblown, when compared to how much effort was put into improving the online modes. This easily feels like one of the most content-filled Call of Duty entries and I can absolutely recommend picking this up, even if you’re a since-jaded fan of the first-person shooter series.
Black Ops 4 flashes all the things this series is best known for - the new Call of Duty is a festival of joyous, dynamic and bombastic online fragging. The Zombie mode is especially good, but the infamous Blackout mode doesn't quite deliver. All in all, CoD holds up pretty well, but it's easy to find numerous pitfalls.
It’s not that I can’t respect it — it seems to offer decent value in that it’s essentially three different types of shooter in one package, but aside from the new Blackout mode, I’ve had significantly better experiences from many of its competitors. And honestly, Blackout’s main competition is a free-to-play game. It may be better than Fortnite in my opinion, but sixty dollars better? I’m not entirely convinced about that, and without a decent singleplayer campaign attached, it’s a pretty hard sell for anyone who isn’t already a fan.
This is your average CoD and your average trash matchmaking. Despite this, I had moments of fun with the game but a significant portion of it was either annoyance or frustration, i.e. your average CoD experience (in general and in retrospection, not worth it). Also, you'll get your average "I regret not quitting sooner" CoD/average game syndrome as well. Have you tracked how many times you've read average? On top of that, you get your average zombie mode and average battle royale (because it's fashionable now). Everything in this game gets a prefix of "average." Fascinating case study as I've never played such an average game before. The only thing that is not average is the option to keep "strong content" enabled or to disable it. I respect the devs for mature attitude towards their playerbase in this aspect, so mature adults don't have to suffer from (in this case, optional) "softening" of the game for wider audience. Besides, why 7 (29.11.2023 reflection, previously 8) and not, let's say, 6 or 5? Because the core gameplay is decent enough, it's CoD after all, even if it is its below-average iteration in general, and (if you have them) you can always play with friends or in closed sessions, so matchmaking horrors wouldn't get you there.
This game is bad, really bad. First of all, there is no campaign. While the BO3 campaign ****, it was atleast fun when there wasnt a cutscene or dialouge. The fact that this game is sixty dollars is exploding my mind as the guns are unbalanced, there's no campaign, the blackout mode is just a worse version of all the other battle royales, and the zombies is just BO3's but worse. Suprisingly, the game came out 3 years after BO3 and has downgraded graphics compared to it.
SummaryBlack 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, charact...