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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: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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
    Black Ops 4 takes multiple ideas from other modern shooters today which breathes new life into the series making it an ideal multi-player First Person Shooter that presents something special to its fans despite their diverse preferences.
  3. 90
    Black Ops 4 is easily the best Call Of Duty has been in years. The game plays almost flawlessly, and despite it not having a single player campaign still offers lots of content including the new Battle Royale mode Blackout. The only thing keeping Black Ops 4 from a perfect score is that the multiplayer maps, while being well designed lack originality and rely too heavily on remaking the past. If you haven’t played Call Of Duty for a while, Black Ops 4 gives you plenty of reasons to return.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    85
    We are missing its campaign, but our tears will be wiped by the excellent Blackout mode or its expanded multiplayer or coop options. A great Call of Duty if you are one of those that weren't into its single player campaign.
  5. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    Despite its generic title Black Ops IV feels like a fresh start for Call of Duty. The multiplayer and the zombie mode is very much the same as always, but with Blackout, Treyarch takes everything that is good with Player Unknown's Battleground and makes it better.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Black Ops 4 is one of the best Call of Duty games to date. The multiplayer and the Zombies experiences are excellent, but Blackout needs more personality and a different economic model to try to steal Fortnite and PUBG players.
  7. Dec 5, 2018
    50
    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.

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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 20, 2018
    10
    It's a great game in my opinion what i do not understand is how people give it bad ratings for it always being the same, then people giving itIt's a great game in my opinion what i do not understand is how people give it bad ratings for it always being the same, then people giving it bad ratings because they're making changes since COD MW2
    Also: It is $60 even though it doesn't have a lot of features, but treyarch are always working to add on to it, there are some games with barely five hours of story with no online and get praised
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  3. Jan 4, 2019
    8
    Игра замечательная, но 2 балла отнимает ттк.
  4. Apr 29, 2021
    3
    Wow this is truly a crappy game that I recommend to no one. No single player for some reason. I’m one that loves the single player first & MPWow this is truly a crappy game that I recommend to no one. No single player for some reason. I’m one that loves the single player first & MP second or third (Spec ops probably second & zombies after that). The battle Royal isnt worth the effort it just seems pointless. Save your cash & buy anything else Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2019
    1
    This is a rant instead of a review: the review is on the previous titles and since they change almost nothing i will not bother writing newThis is a rant instead of a review: the review is on the previous titles and since they change almost nothing i will not bother writing new things.
    Since 2007 this franchise keeps milking its fanbase, they have no respect for their customers, its the same game over and over again, you played one you played them all.

    Dull, repetitive and shallow game. Very overrated by journalists which tells me the $ is working well these days.

    TRASH company, TRASH fans, TRASH game.
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  6. Feb 24, 2019
    0
    yep its an overrated game by a greedy company activision. just buy battlefield V it is better.
  7. Oct 14, 2018
    0
    What a waste of time this game is just not worth it no campaign...This game is a joke, there's not a single original idea here they just copyWhat a waste of time this game is just not worth it no campaign...This game is a joke, there's not a single original idea here they just copy and paste like each year and are now trying to cash in on fortnites success you greedy scumbags !!!!!! Expand

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