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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: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 85
    Back 4 Blood is a great game when played with other people, truly evoking the spirit of Left 4 Dead for a new generation of gamers. This time there’s the incentive of a progression system to keep players coming back, although the Corruption Cards don’t always make those repeated playthroughs as unique as they should. For those wanting to play on their own, it would be best to wait until the game has been patched to include single player progress. Hopefully that shouldn’t be too much longer.
  2. Oct 11, 2021
    82
    Back 4 Blood is the successor made and a perfect evolution of what Left 4 Dead in its day. It is true that it does not revolutionize, but it does improve its formula
  3. Oct 11, 2021
    80
    We're back to the old cooperative mode of busting zombies like there is no tomorrow with Back 4 Blood, the heir to Left 4 Dead that keeps the essence of the franchise alive and incorporates new mechanics, but with lessons to be learned in the field of PvP.
  4. Oct 13, 2021
    80
    While it never forges its own identity, or escapes the shadow of Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood provides a great cover act, that captures all of the original series’ magic.
  5. Nov 8, 2021
    80
    Turtle Rock Studios has once again created a fantastic co-op shooter with Back 4 Blood. The game is good when playing solo, but amazing when playing with three friends. The gameplay, characters, and card system make the game dynamic and create another dimension for us to enjoy. These things are so great, making the cookie-cutter story and the repetitiveness of the environments just a bit more painful and unfortunately, these elements hold the game back.
  6. Oct 15, 2021
    75
    A diamond in the rough, though one that's definitely worth playing in co-op. When you're on your own, however, the lacklustre AI and the inability to progress through the game will definitely put a damper on things...
  7. Oct 18, 2021
    60
    With like-minded cleaners and a weekend spare, Back 4 Blood is a hoot. Lacklustre modes and a lack of identity dampen its long-term appeal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 80
  2. Negative: 38 out of 80
  1. Oct 11, 2021
    10
    All I ever wanted from L4D was a reason to play each level more than once, and finally B4B has enough variables, build customization, andAll I ever wanted from L4D was a reason to play each level more than once, and finally B4B has enough variables, build customization, and progression system to make that worthwhile. I love being able to change my build with the card system, grab a gun and attachments I want, and then play MY way.

    Level variety and mission objectives are generally way better than I expected. Great game, having a blast.
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  2. Oct 12, 2021
    10
    What can I say, Left4Dead 2 was the game where I met some of my best friends, I was really worried the wouldn’t capture what made it a greatWhat can I say, Left4Dead 2 was the game where I met some of my best friends, I was really worried the wouldn’t capture what made it a great game but they did, great game, awesome with friends, delivers exactly what it promised.
    Thanks you so much for the nostalgia feeling!
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  3. Oct 14, 2021
    9
    Left 4 Dead is legendary we all know that. But Back 4 Blood is too. I have not had this much fun playing a new game with friends sinceLeft 4 Dead is legendary we all know that. But Back 4 Blood is too. I have not had this much fun playing a new game with friends since Fortnite first came out. Or back with I used to play Halo with friends all the time. I definitely recommend B4B...you won't regret the purchase. Expand
  4. Oct 12, 2021
    5
    I really wanted to like this game, nay LOVE this game. I played l4d1-2 and wwz a bit too much, and honestly enjoy most zombie shooters.I really wanted to like this game, nay LOVE this game. I played l4d1-2 and wwz a bit too much, and honestly enjoy most zombie shooters. This...this feels off.
    The graphics are good, better than most swarm shooters. The sound is decent.
    But things are just not clicking for me. Gameplay is not satisfying. Shooting a zombie feels laggy, and damage is quite random. Shooting at a horde is just randomly shooting hoping it will do something.
    The gore and red splash is so gratuitously it seems to be hiding missing details.
    I tried enjoying it, I really did, but in the end, I launched another round of wwz.
    Sorry, its just a more fun game.
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  5. Oct 22, 2021
    3
    If you like shooting zombies and that's it, then this is the game for you. If you want a game that offers more than just pointing andIf you like shooting zombies and that's it, then this is the game for you. If you want a game that offers more than just pointing and shooting, then this is not the game for you.
    This game is worth £15 at best. The story can barely even be classed as that and the levels are exactly the same only with a slightly different skin.
    Exceptionally disappointing
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  6. Oct 16, 2021
    1
    Solid Meh.

    The Games way too hard on recruit mode, overwhelming enemies and it's insanely easy to just die. i love hard games and always
    Solid Meh.

    The Games way too hard on recruit mode, overwhelming enemies and it's insanely easy to just die.

    i love hard games and always wished Left 4 Dead was harder but this game takes the cake you're thrown into a game with terrible AI who sometimes completely fail to kill even a single "Ridden" the game is a stain on the reputation of left 4 dead and definitely needed another year or two in development.

    not to mention match making is broken, you can't continue run in match making.

    Certain gun types like pistols,smg's and rifles need a big buff as they can't handle anything but common "Ridden"

    avoid this game until it's £15 don't buy at full price like i did you will regret it.
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  7. Oct 12, 2021
    0
    The game is simply amazing. So smooth, so fun. I love this kind of zombie mower games and this is by far the best one. Long time fan of L4DThe game is simply amazing. So smooth, so fun. I love this kind of zombie mower games and this is by far the best one. Long time fan of L4D (1&2) and this is a worthy successor for people loving the campaign mode. Expand

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