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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: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has proven to all players, that it doesn´t need Hollywood faces in the story to attract players, because it’s completely fine with its online entertainment. Call of Duty is definitely going to stay with us for a couple more weeks. [Issue#290]
  2. Oct 29, 2018
    90
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is really fun to play and the natural progression of the players is a fantastic motivator to keep on playing. I can really say that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 provides the best multiplayer experience in the franchise, and it’s not going to be a surprise when the next iteration is going to focus even more on this aspect.
  3. Oct 29, 2018
    88
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the fifteenth iteration of a storied Call of Duty franchise, blends old and new to put itself in the upper echelon of Call of Duty games. Despite its lack of a traditional campaign, the game impresses in plenty of other aspects. The newcomer mode, Blackout, puts a fun and compelling Call of Duty spin on the battle royale genre. Multiplayer's boots find the ground again and take me all the way back to my fondest memories of the original Black Ops. Although it's not historically my favorite type of mode, Zombies really kicks it up a notch, with more maps and customization than ever before (not to mention even crazier Easter Eggs).
  4. Oct 11, 2018
    82
    Those who played the PC version of Blackout in the open beta already know that the PC version is not an awkwardly masked port, but a game that has been built entirely from scratch for this platform - from navigation through menu screens and gunplay to customization options that a PC player can expect.
  5. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Deprived of its usual solo campaign, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 looks more like a patchwork than a whole, tight experience. Nonetheless, its multiple game modes, among which the first AAA Battle Royale, have enough to offer.
  6. Oct 16, 2018
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, in certain aspects, is a wonder to behold. The crisp animations, fluid movement, solid gunplay, and frantic action that has defined the franchise is here in its full glory. Losing the single-player campaign isn’t a big issue once you’ve tried and tested the different features the game has to offer. Treyarch made this bold decision, and Beenox followed through with creating a PC version from the ground up.
  7. 60
    Black Ops 4 combines all the elements of pop culture in gaming and the ease of access the franchise has always offered into one of the best Call of Duty games to come out in recent time. However, the AAA asking price for a minimized full title is slightly unnerving, as the game cannot and does not offer a full experience.

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 260
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Let me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balancedLet me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balanced and blackout is the best battle royale out there right now. In fact it’s the first battle royale I’ve actually enjoyed. The lack of single player was a little disappointing but you can tell the development team really made up for it by focusing on the expanded zombies mode and battle royale. Also would like to say it runs great on PC. I’m using a GTX 980 which is a couple years old and I’m getting a steady frame rate above 80 fps at all times. Would highly recommend this. Expand
  2. May 22, 2019
    8
    Specialist training missions apply to multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout, lending a sense of cohesion to otherwise separate modes. NewSpecialist training missions apply to multiplayer, Zombies, and Blackout, lending a sense of cohesion to otherwise separate modes. New multiplayer mechanics provide a wider variety of gameplay options without forcing you into a hardcore strategy. Zombies comes with two separate storylines and several maps to keep secret-hunters busy. Blackout successfully captures the excitement of battle royale with distinct Call of Duty twists. Map design is smart throughout. BUT Some Specialists aren't rewarding to play unless you're working and communicating with your team. The continuing Zombies storyline hasn't aged well, with offensive and distracting dialogue Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2018
    5
    Looks good, runs well for the most part (first week had lots of connection issues and start up menue issues). Now its running well.Looks good, runs well for the most part (first week had lots of connection issues and start up menue issues). Now its running well. Black-out and zombies are fun. Multiplayer has its moments but for the most part is just another call of duty game. Overly re-used maps. Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2018
    1
    Zunächst mal auf Deutsch, kurz und knapp: Call of Duty Black Ops4 ist absoluter Schrott! :-(
    Die Grafik ist unterirdisch und das egal ob
    Zunächst mal auf Deutsch, kurz und knapp: Call of Duty Black Ops4 ist absoluter Schrott! :-(
    Die Grafik ist unterirdisch und das egal ob 60FPS.
    Die Wartezeiten, die Grafik und das gesamte Gameplay gleicht einem Spiel aus den 90gern.
    Spart Euch das Geld besser für ein anderes Spiel!

    Now in english: If i could, i would refound! This game is terrible. Bad grafic, bad gameplay, long waiting parts while loading (SSD!) Looks like a game out of the 90th.

    Never played such a redicilous game like BO4. Should this be a comic game?
    Started in MP again and again, will be killed whole day long - get zero points - where is the motivation? Ok, maybe i am not skill master #1, but wheee, everyone start at level Zero.
    So, at the end of the day, i can't absolutly not get comforable with this game. ... --> deleted!
    Maybe this the aim of the developers???

    Hope my rev helps other players where decicision to buy BO4 is not clear until now. Please do yourself a favor and save your money for another game!
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  5. Dec 19, 2018
    0
    if you got adhd this game will keep you interested , the game is basicly a respawn die respawn die respawn die loop , u respawn instantly thenif you got adhd this game will keep you interested , the game is basicly a respawn die respawn die respawn die loop , u respawn instantly then 1 second later you die , thats it , thats the gameplay.
    Blackout has the most garbage gameplay , everyone camps , i swear every game you die because there is some little **** camping in a corner. If in your mind sitting in a corner for 20 minutes = fun then go ahead and buy it. I already sold my account and bought Battlefield 5. Battlefield 5 is a **** masterpiece of a game , it looks visually increddible and the gunplay is amazing.
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  6. Oct 31, 2018
    0
    Blizzard is not backing up the game and this is beyond **** I will no longer support Blizzard games, at any cost.
  7. Nov 6, 2018
    0
    poor battle royale, lobby errors (matchmaking errors) , lowend graphics...
    cheaters, cheater and cheaters ... Activision do nothin

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