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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: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    100
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a game that looks at the entire first-person shooter genre, past and present, takes all the best ideas, and assembles them into what feels like the easiest to recommend shooter I have ever played. The only caveat to that recommendation is that some gamers will find themselves absolutely ignoring two thirds of what the game has to offer, and that makes me wonder if a different model of monetization would have been better suited for what feels like a collection of three different games.
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    91
    Even if lacking the the trademark narrative pillar of the series, CoD: Black Ops 4 manages to deliver an impressive and content-filled package with a more tactical and grounded multiplayer, a way improved and rich Zombie mode and probably the best - and definitely the most polished - Battle Royale mode available today.
  3. Oct 21, 2018
    90
    Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is one of the best multiplayer shooters of the year. Its new proposal and the Battle Royale mode make it a must of this generation.
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    88
    In pruning the campaign from its suite of modes, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has discovered a renewed focus on the nuts and bolts of what most players demand from Activision's undying shooter series. Blackout is a superb addition, in which Treyarch improves upon the battle royale formula, ensuring the gamble in losing single-player ultimately pays off.
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    85
    With three strong and well-designed online experiences, Black Ops 4 is a fantastic and addictive experience for young players. Its own Battle Royale called Black Out turns out to be better than people expected and could establish a new direction for this popular genre. A must-play for Call of Duty long time fans.
  6. 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.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 18, 2018
    60
    Tired and lacking ideas, this is the most disappointing CoD in years that follows, not leads. [Christmas 2018, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 102
  2. Negative: 44 out of 102
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Buy this call of duty, it's the best since 2009 and that's saying something, ignore the haters just because they could be bad at the game.
  2. Oct 23, 2018
    9
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings a lot to the table.

    Blackout is the best battle royale at launch that I have played. It is very well
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings a lot to the table.

    Blackout is the best battle royale at launch that I have played. It is very well optimized, has great weapons, gadgets and attachments to make each match feel different from the previous one and allows the player to adjust strategy to achieve Victory.

    The multiplayer has a few different mechanics from any previous COD installment to include health bar, self-healing and operator gadgets in place of the tradition grenade button. It has taken some getting use to but I enjoy the changes made to this part of Black Ops 4. It makes the multiplayer experience feel fresh but doesn't stray too far from the core Call of Duty gameplay.

    Zombies is still a very strong staple to the Call of Duty series. I like that there are 3 zombie experiences to choose from at launch and an addition 4 zombie map if the customer buys the deluxe version of the game.

    The elephant in the room for this years installment of Call of Duty is the absence of the campaign in the game. I understand the that many customers are upset with this decision by Treyarch and have chosen to not purchase the game. If you are a gamer that only plays the Call of Duty titles solely for the campaign, then this game does not have what you are looking for. It does offer 10 operator missions to play through, but those are really to teach you how to use the operators in the multiplayer mode.

    Overall, this game was designed for the gamer that enjoys multiplayer and playing with friends. It delivers on the multiplayer experience with an excellent battle royale mode, a different take on traditional COD multiplayer, and the most amount of zombie maps at launch for a Call of Duty title.
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  3. Oct 15, 2018
    8
    I'm liking the game so far, mainly playing the multiplayer mode but Blackout and Zombies is also pretty good. Best COD for a long time IMO.
  4. Dec 21, 2018
    5
    This game is painfully average.

    The multiplayer was slowed down to make it more "tactical", 5v5, no exo suits, increased health, and larger
    This game is painfully average.

    The multiplayer was slowed down to make it more "tactical", 5v5, no exo suits, increased health, and larger maps. The multiplayer feels very meh. It's dumb fun, nothing else.

    Zombies is a convoluted mess, why is there all this extra stuff? Why was so much time spent on a mode that was MADE to be simplistic? Who remembers when you spawned, got a gun, and could see how long you can survive? I do, now it's over complicated with custom classes, abilities, elixirs, etc all this useless stuff for a game mode that could be so fun if it had simplicity. But it doesn't.

    Blackout is fun, really fun. I enjoy it, I'd choose it over PUBG any day. But at the cost of a campaign. Why is this game called black ops??? The battle royale mode is pretty fun, at the cost of a core feature from the series. If it's worth it or not, that's up for you to decide. To me, it wasn't.

    Specialist HQ, is sorta like situations from Rainbow Six Siege. Getting to know how the multiplayer operators work, and somewhat of their backstory. It's not a visceral, war story. It's basic, and generic.

    Overall, Black Ops 4 is a dumbed down version of Black Ops 3. Insanely complicated zombies, slower paced multiplayer, and a game mode created to follow a trend, at the cost of a campaign. Don't buy this game for $60, wait til its $30 in the next few months. It is not worth the price of $60.
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  5. Jan 15, 2019
    3
    This game is not worth 100$ at all. The zombies are a complete mess and just doesn't feel good like the past because of the main idea of youThis game is not worth 100$ at all. The zombies are a complete mess and just doesn't feel good like the past because of the main idea of you beating the easter egg which most casual gamers won't do, the battle royal is kind of fun but gets really old for me fast, but the multiplayer is the only thing I actually like even though there are a ton things that are really bad, for Ex: lack of new maps, small variety of guns, again with the annoying specialists, and increased health. But overall this game should not be worth the 100$ price tag or even 60$ honestly go for around 30$, no higher. Expand
  6. May 30, 2019
    1
    **** this game. There’s way too much lag with the game. HC any mode blows ass. Hit markers for days. The intermission between games is so**** this game. There’s way too much lag with the game. HC any mode blows ass. Hit markers for days. The intermission between games is so short you can’t even look at create a class. If you do try and update your guns the lag is unreal. The game doesn’t allow you to use the mic half the time. They need to do some huge fixes on this game. Expand
  7. Mar 22, 2019
    0
    Treyarch should just pack it in, Either they are targeting certain people for whatever reason or this is the worst COD ever made.

    Blackout
    Treyarch should just pack it in, Either they are targeting certain people for whatever reason or this is the worst COD ever made.

    Blackout - UNPLAYABLE. Hit detection is either not working or if you're ''lucky'' it will be nothing but hit markers while you die from a few bullets from the people you are trying to shoot. You can sneak up on people and shoot them in the back and it will still be the same, they actually turn around and kill you while you are forced to reload due to using all your bullets ''shooting'' them and either getting zero hit markers or unlimited hit markers the result is the same either way.

    Multiplayer has the exact same problems as Blackout, sure it's been the same since BO2 anyway so no change there, but the one mode that always redeemed the game and never failed to deliver now finally has failed to deliver and that is Zombies.
    Zombies mode is broken as anytime you get near a high round the game crashes. Not to mention it's been 5 months and still only one new map added to the game with the ''Black ops pass'' They took out main staples of the game like JUG for example and added in a new story line which no one cares about (and they continue to make the ''DLC'' maps come out for it) instead of continuing on the storyline that people have followed over 5 games now. Not even a new map for the original storyline, Mob of the Dead ''remastered'' and 5 ''remastered'' come these scumbags are clearing milking the consumer for every last penny/cent they can get, it's disgusting and has gotten to the point where i don't even know if i want to continue playing computer games anymore.

    It's been 5 months now since the game came out and the only ''updates'' they have done is too find news ways to get even more money from people with ''cosmetics'' (micro transactions). Corporate gaming is trash and always wiil be trash. Every new ''generation'' of consoles the gaming quality takes a massive nose dive in every department except graphics. This will be the last console generation for me (been here since the SNES days)
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