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  • Summary: From the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Oct 13, 2021
    90
    Thanks to the AI Director, incredible atmosphere and great pacing, Back 4 Blood is a triumphant return for Turtle Rock.
  2. Oct 12, 2021
    85
    Back 4 Blood is a fun blend of the classic Left 4 Dead template with a reasonable inclusion of modern traits. The basic zombie shooting brings forth just as many memorable and chaotic moments as the developer's original series, and the game absolutely sings in multiplayer, but the solo experience remains engaging for those who only get along with bots. The modern touches add some depth that doesn't detract from what makes this kind of game so fun in the first place. The steps to increase replayability accomplish that without feeling forced. Despite a few minor issues here and there, Back 4 Blood is a solid debut, and those who wanted some progress in the genre are going to find it in buckets here.
  3. Oct 12, 2021
    80
    Back 4 Blood isn't Left 4 Dead, and it doesn't even try to be it, doing away with the classics' straightforward campaign in favor of a more modern experience that rewards progression and offers plenty of replayability. The excellent map and mission design, the huge variety of builds made possible by the card system, and satisfying gameplay make the game by Turtle Rock Studios the one to get for those who have a team of friends ready to take on hordes of undead, but those who are looking to play the game solo would do better to look elsewhere, as Back 4 Blood doesn't offer much for those not too keen on teamwork.
  4. Oct 13, 2021
    80
    In spite of its shortcomings, though, Back 4 Blood is already starting to feel like it could very well become my go-to zombie shooter whenever I just want to have a fun, social experience with friends. Despite how saturated the zombie game market has become, Back 4 Blood cuts through all the noise and delivers a solid co-op shooter that oozes charm and prioritizes fun with friends over everything else.
  5. Nov 1, 2021
    80
    On the whole, I really like B4B. I’d like to see the difficulty spikes addressed and some expanded PvP choices, both of which I think can and will be pretty easily added and fixed. I’m also hoping that more people start playing it, as most of the runs I’ve joined have at least one BOT in it and is often nothing but BOTs (and when I’m playing with nothing but BOTs, why do I have to wait for online server space to play it?). The BOTs are competent shooters, and use their player advantages pretty well, but have zero ability with regards to the additional level objectives – they won’t plant explosives or carry supplies, and they tend to hang near you, which is good from a survival perspective, but doesn’t help in finding weapon and healing caches. But for a team that plays well together, and I’m hoping to get my crew to move over from L4D, it’s a fine zombie run and gun.
  6. Oct 10, 2021
    75
    Back 4 Blood is another great multiplayer zombie game, but some serious balance issues force it to stumble out of the gate.
  7. Nov 30, 2021
    50
    Do you want to massacre undead hordes? Go ahead - but the technical issues and design problems are much scarier than any old zombie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 160
  2. Negative: 86 out of 160
  1. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    I was waiting for a game like this for years, a old school genre pioneered by the same team with Left 4 Dead but with some improvements inI was waiting for a game like this for years, a old school genre pioneered by the same team with Left 4 Dead but with some improvements in 2021, the cards system really adds to the replay ability and its fun to mess around like creating a Left 4 Dead no aiming and sprinting deck.

    Levels have good variations for launch, can't wait to see more!

    Microtransactions beign only cosmetics its something to love while beign able to unlock more stuff by playing too!

    Expectations met, i just love it and cant get enough of it!

    Back to slaying ridden i go!
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  2. Oct 17, 2021
    9
    Truly a Left 4 dead 3 in all but name!

    The graphics and gameplay are top notch and quite similar to Left 4 Dead albeit way more responsive
    Truly a Left 4 dead 3 in all but name!

    The graphics and gameplay are top notch and quite similar to Left 4 Dead albeit way more responsive (think CoD or Battlefield) - which is great!

    Moreover the customizability is a huge improvement over the Left 4 Dead formula and the card system is quite brilliant.

    Thus far I have not encountered any major issues other than getting stomped the first few times playing Veteran; team play is a must for the harder difficulty levels!

    A must buy for Left 4 Dead fans!
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  3. Feb 8, 2022
    7
    Very good game, average story (but im not in for that), very fun to play coop, mechanics are good enough for being a mindless shooter game andVery good game, average story (but im not in for that), very fun to play coop, mechanics are good enough for being a mindless shooter game and the cards and attachments add a LOT of fun ways to play the game to develop different strategies, controls are what you would expect, graphics are good, not the best, but very good, played this game 6 straight hours with 4 friends the first day, the gameplay is repetitive (Wachu know like L4D) but with the addition of the corruption cards and player cards and the director, every match is different in a way (Its still point A to point B mostly) if you loved L4D u are really gonna like this game the only big difference is that B4B is less mindless shooting CONS: Very hard on veteran, very easy on normal, no fullscreenmode so no recordings on NVIDIA broadcast Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2022
    4
    للأسف لعبة بطابع ليفت 4 ديد وماقدرت توصل مواصيل ليفت 4 ديد سواء كان ليفت 4 ديد 1 أو 2

    للأمانة توقعت شيء أكبر من كذا وأتمنى اللعبة تتحسن من
    للأسف لعبة بطابع ليفت 4 ديد وماقدرت توصل مواصيل ليفت 4 ديد سواء كان ليفت 4 ديد 1 أو 2

    للأمانة توقعت شيء أكبر من كذا وأتمنى اللعبة تتحسن من شخص محب ليفت 4 ديد الأول والثاني

    (لعبتها بقيم باس البي سي)
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  5. Oct 12, 2021
    2
    Bad copy of left 4 dead where the only actual improvement is graphics and gunplay, all this because unreal engine put it by default so notBad copy of left 4 dead where the only actual improvement is graphics and gunplay, all this because unreal engine put it by default so not much is of their work... Its sad they call this a evolution of l4d2..

    The game is fun to shoot, have some hours playing, but after that is boring. There's no workshop so there's no skins, models, campaigns and all that that made l4d2 gameplay endless... In exchange we got season pass at 30€ which kinda splits normal version players to full version players...

    Bots suck, simple and clear which is so sad because unreal engine gives you so much to work with to create an AI that, at the very least, will work nice.

    About PvP, no versus campaign, no scavenge, versus mode is a battle royal survival with no balance and no fun...

    The game feels like they tried everything a game like this had to do, but they didn't go further and make it work in every aspect..
    I put a 2 because i got some fun shooting for a while, but I just love shooting in games so maybe is only me... The game could've been so good and be the descendant to l4d2, but sadly I don't think this game will last not even a quarter of what l4d2 lasted till now..
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  6. Nov 21, 2021
    0
    have friends or don't play our games -turtle rock studios terrible game, broken special spawns dumb as **** AI and the worst offence nohave friends or don't play our games -turtle rock studios terrible game, broken special spawns dumb as **** AI and the worst offence no singleplayer like are you braindead? game was made to fail from the start itll be dead within a year Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2021
    0
    sad! would be nice with a good OG - pvp modus but this is just a simple remake of there own old game...i didnt get it and without i dont willsad! would be nice with a good OG - pvp modus but this is just a simple remake of there own old game...i didnt get it and without i dont will buy the game Expand

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