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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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Back 4 Blood Beta and Boss Reveal | Summer Game Fest 2021
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. 100
    Back 4 Blood definitely builds on Left 4 Dead, and it doesn’t drive too far from that steady formula. But the Left 4 Dead formula still works, and it’s a recipe for quick cooperative gaming fun whenever you take it on. Yes, there are other cooperative games out there, titles with deeper story and more lore or more involved progression. There may not be a cooperative game that’s easier to instantly jump into, though, than Back 4 Blood.
  2. Oct 14, 2021
    82
    Turtle Rock Studios managed to successfully resurrect the original Left 4 Dead games formula, improving it with modern shooter mechanics, very fun gunplay and a lot of variety thanks to the new card system. It's not a very innovative game and it's got some technical and balancing issues, but it can be damn fun and addictive.
  3. Oct 11, 2021
    80
    Back 4 Blood is more than Left 4 Dead 3 with another name. It presents a strategic use of cards and a well developed progression system that guarantees a lot of fun and replayability.
  4. Oct 20, 2021
    80
    It is fast, brutal, punishing and can bring complete strangers together into a zombie mincing machine. Swarm is there if you have the PvP itch, and if you can play with others, this is an easy sell. If you play alone, things are more problematic, as a lot of the game seems to be locked away from you, but co-op up and you’ll be sorted with the zombie killing sprees of Back 4 Blood.
  5. Oct 11, 2021
    70
    Back 4 Blood is the spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead but it's also more than this. Its sub-roguelike card system refresh the zombie-coop-FPS formula but the game needs some polish and a solid post-launch support.
  6. Nov 14, 2021
    70
    Back 4 Blood isn't perfect by any means, but it's absolutely the closest we've gotten to a new Left 4 Dead game in the years since Left 4 Dead 2. Because of this, it's hard not to have fun with B4B, even if it doesn't always feel inventive and has some notable drawbacks. Despite some qualms, if you're hungry for a new co-op shooter to jump into with some friends, Back 4 Blood has more than enough meat on the bone to keep you entertained for quite some time.
  7. Oct 12, 2021
    50
    Back 4 Blood comes after a decade of L4D-likes and from the studio that made the timeless original, but it fails to capture the same magic even as well as some prior imitators.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 71
  2. Negative: 25 out of 71
  1. Oct 12, 2021
    10
    It’s a good comeback for Left 4 Dead fans and has even more depth to the gameplay than any Left 4 Dead games by using cards, unlocking outfitsIt’s a good comeback for Left 4 Dead fans and has even more depth to the gameplay than any Left 4 Dead games by using cards, unlocking outfits for characters and upgrading weapons and more! Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2021
    10
    Insanely fun, super well produced, the card system adds an interesting level of depth to the gameplay, always feel different and even more funInsanely fun, super well produced, the card system adds an interesting level of depth to the gameplay, always feel different and even more fun to see how toxic PS fans want to make it sh*t just because it came out on day 1 on game pass Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2021
    10
    I’m loving the progression system, ability to customize my build and my gun to play the way I want to play, and the clever variety of levelsI’m loving the progression system, ability to customize my build and my gun to play the way I want to play, and the clever variety of levels and mission objectives.

    The new types of special zombies they’ve added in addition to all the L4D classics definitely mix things up, there’s a bunch of them. Level modifiers on different difficulty levels change up each run nicely, too.

    They’ve finally hit that balance of making a co-op zombie shooter that’s fun to play through more than just once.
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  4. Oct 13, 2021
    8
    Its not the best game ever, but for sure it does not deserve a 0 rating (nor a 10) is a correct game, fun, and overall recommended to play itIts not the best game ever, but for sure it does not deserve a 0 rating (nor a 10) is a correct game, fun, and overall recommended to play it with friends in co-op. It is repetitive and maybe the AI is not the best one but its just a game of slashing zombies, not a Splinter Cell. CoD or fifa are always the same and people would marry those games if they could. If you have game pass just play it. 0% Risk Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2021
    6
    It's a good game... but it has many flaws

    Positive: Card sistem (it makes it a bit more complex that only mindless shooting) Variety in
    It's a good game... but it has many flaws

    Positive:
    Card sistem (it makes it a bit more complex that only mindless shooting)
    Variety in survivors
    Variety in weapons
    Fun game
    A nice modernization of Left 4 Dead
    Variety in levels and gameplay
    A game to play with friends
    It looks gorgeous

    Negative:
    Card System (it makes it TOO complex and a bit grindy)
    Bad use of weapons (some wepons are useless and the ammo is hard to manage)
    Unfair difficulty
    Bad Endgame
    Not much variety in game modes
    Brain dead AI (mostly when one of your teamates leaves and is replaced by a bot)
    A bad game to play without friends
    You play it solo, you get a bit punished
    If temates aren't great, then you get punished

    At least in Xbox I can play it with game pass... so that's the only positive... don't waste money for now and try it with game pass
    MAny of my issues can be easily fixed with patches... but at launch... this are the issues.
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  6. Oct 24, 2021
    2
    The shooting feels okay, but the game just feels cheap sadly. Cheap in the sense of gameplay and characters and cheap in the sense of theThe shooting feels okay, but the game just feels cheap sadly. Cheap in the sense of gameplay and characters and cheap in the sense of the amount of specials it spawns. Second you peak through a door? Exploder. Second you turn round a corner, exploder followed by tall man, followed by exploder. Rinse and repeat Expand
  7. Oct 15, 2021
    0
    You must be online to play, no splitscreen co-op. **** these **** developers.

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