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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]
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  1. Positive: 67 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  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
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a pleasant surprise. While it’s lacking in any major offering for those wanting a campaign to play through, everything else is refined and iterated on in meaningful ways. Blackout is a blast, traditional multiplayer is as good as it’s been in years, and Zombies is insanity in all the right ways. Minor concerns aside, this is the best Call of Duty package I’ve played in a long, long time, and think the trade off of a campaign for Blackout — something I was more than surprised by — has been well worth it.
  3. Oct 16, 2018
    90
    If you’re a fan of Call of Duty multiplayer offerings - boy howdy do Treyarch have an instalment for you. But, if you’re in it for the single player, you’re going to be severely disappointed – though hopefully that’s not a surprise, considering we’ve known there would be no campaign for five months. The combination of Multiplayer, Zombies and the brilliant new Battle Royale mode Blackout, offer a multiplayer feast. A smorgasbord of experiences which makes it feel like a package which will remain interesting, fun and exciting far beyond the release of the next annual COD instalment.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    85
    Call of Duty games deliver exactly what is expected, but Treyarch did make some interesting changes in the multiplayer mode. The battle royale-mode is an awesome addition to this fresh Call of Duty.
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    84
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a grand old time. Just don't expect anything too out of the ordinary.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    It may not tear anyone completely away from Overwatch or Fortnite, but it offers a tactically rich alternative for players who want something with more grit, naturalism and sweaty peril. It is perhaps strange, perhaps even guilt-inducing, to take such pleasure from a game that wears its gung-ho military fetishism as a badge of honour, but as it stands this is the most enjoyable Call of Duty game for several years.
  7. Oct 18, 2018
    70
    A lack of cohesion hurts Black Ops 4. Playing through every mode is rewarding in its own right, but it doesn’t feel like you’re working toward anything in the long run. Unlocking skins and parts in multiplayer has no effect on the other modes. Blackout only dishes out rewards to the most skilled players who can pull off a victory. And Zombies is full of so many extraneous options that only hardcore fans will get invested in.

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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!!
  2. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    Sorry, not Sorry - Im not bought but holy hell this game is amazing.

    There IS singleplayer Content, although brainless Shooting and
    Sorry, not Sorry - Im not bought but holy hell this game is amazing.

    There IS singleplayer Content, although brainless Shooting and somewhat grindy, perfect to get in th enew mechanics before starting MP and knowing Maps.

    The healing mechanic works amazing, it makes the game muchmore tactical without sacrificing the classical CoD Feeling of fast, close quarter Combat.

    There is no futuristic BS, all tech we already have at least in development stage. There is no flying, only the grappling hook (and only once each Team) and small slides, which are realistic movement.

    The game runs smooth (PC) and is well done. Have no Problems with anyting, perfectly polished.
  3. Oct 18, 2018
    9
    One, two, three... no, this is the fifteenth Call of Duty. And for the first time in a title of this franchise, there isn't single-playerOne, two, three... no, this is the fifteenth Call of Duty. And for the first time in a title of this franchise, there isn't single-player campaign. Maybe because the Black Ops 3 campaign fell it was a disappointment compared to the Black Ops 1 and Black Ops 2, or even World at War. Or Treyarch focused too much on the multiplayer component that ran out of time for more. Regardless of the reason, Black Ops 4 has no single-player component, but in contrast, the biggest focus on multiplayer is made to feel positively throughout the game.

    Starting with the main novelty, Blackout is Black Ops 4's Battle Royale mode. For those unfamiliar with this, it's a way that puts 95 players against each other on a massive map filled with well-known locations in the series. The player may choose to play in teams of four, of two or else test their ability on solo. Depending on certain factors, it may be difficult to find players at the beginning due to the size of the map, but fortunately the safety zones will make encounters with opponents players more frequent. If we want to have more characters in Blackout, we have to complete the requirements of each character. Despite the amount of frustration due to my failures and my lack of luck, I confess that this Blackout was a pleasant surprise and is undoubtedly a good Battle Royale mode.

    Although it doesn't have a single-player campaign, the game provides us with Substories about Specialists and these events take place between Black Ops 2 and Black Ops 3. It isn't really a substitute for a real campaign, but it serves to pause the competitive aspect. And speaking of a competitive aspect, before embarking on the multiplayer of Black Ops 4, it is necessary to choose the specialist class. The game presents a total of 10 classes, namely Ruin, Prophet, Battery, Seraph, Nomad, Firebreaker, Recon, Ajax, Torque and Crash, these four last ones being a debut. As for modes, Control, Heist, Free For All, Kill Confirmed are present for example.

    The multiplayer has undergone some changes to encourage players to do teamwork, to be more tactical and to reduce the number of rambo users. And one of those changes was to remove the heath regeneration. To recover life, we must use the gear item Stim Shot. In other words, healing is now a manual rather than an automatic action, which adds to this tactical factor, in that it is necessary to choose between risking another confrontation or withdrawing tactics to regain life. Also note that the double jumps, long slips, walk the walls and other unnecessary things that were in Black Ops 3 were removed. The Black Ops 4 clashes all take place on the ground and everything runs smoothly, fast and more balanced. However, spawns need tweaking on some maps.

    No surprises, the Zombies co-op mode is back, now bigger than ever. This way, despite having some familiar aspects, which even a positive point, also suffered some changes. For example, the GobbleGums have been replaced by Elixirs. The four perks (Quick Revive, Stamin-Up, Eletric Burst and Mule Kick) are still present, but some new ones have been added, such as Timeslip, Death Perception, Dying Wish and Stone Cold Stronghold. In addition, we can customize the perks or statues of the Voyage of Despair map to the perks we want. And we have Special Weapons and talismans that can be used during our battles.

    In Zombies, the player can choose Classic mode or Rush mode. In this last mode, there is a Mystery Box in all the spawns spots, we can get perks or open the Mystery Box without spending a single point. Now, certain sites can only be accessed once a wave of enemies has been completed. And right now, during some wave of enemies, we have to be inside the safety zone and endure.

    As for maps are available the Voyage of Despair, IX and the Blood of the Dead. Voyage of Despair takes us on a boat inspired by the Titanic, while the IX is staging an ancient area of Rome. Finally, Blood of the Dead takes us back to the Alcatraz Prison and as you may be thinking, this is a remake of the Black Ops 2's DLC Uprising Mob of the Dead map. Scarlett Rhodes, Bruno Delacroix, Diego Becalli and Stanton Shaw are among the characters we will use in Voyage of Despair and IX, while Blood of the Dead is represented by Edward Richtofen, Tank Dempsey Takeo Masaki and Nikolai Belinski.

    Don't think it's just killing enemies in this Zombies mode. There are several challenges for the player to complete, such as obtaining certain rare weapons or finding easter eggs on a specific map. Overall, Treyarch has made some changes to this Zombie mode, but without drastically changing what fans like so much in this mode. In short, even without a traditional single-player campaign, Treyarch has produced one of the best Call of Duty since the original Black Ops.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    5
    Here's my take on playing it for he last 3 days...didn't like Zombies at all, im new into the whole "Fortnite" thingy so Im still up in theHere's my take on playing it for he last 3 days...didn't like Zombies at all, im new into the whole "Fortnite" thingy so Im still up in the air about black out, my first reaction is that with all the work you do and you get killed after running 20 football fields and then Whammo!! Your entire game is over....kinda sucks.... BUT HERE'S MY MAIN POINT....Multiplayer, tell me if I'm wrong, it feels to me that every single level/map/whatever feels almost exactly the same, the respawning sucks and the maps all feel like its Groundhog day, IT ALL FEELS THE SAME EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS....again, this is only starting my 4th day but so far, not so good
  5. Oct 14, 2018
    2
    A subpar experience. Player models move strangely... jump unrealistically almost floating... I expected a level of arcadeyness that is theA subpar experience. Player models move strangely... jump unrealistically almost floating... I expected a level of arcadeyness that is the usual CoD experience, but this does not work with the Battle Royale setup... the "Silence" perk basically means that you cannot use sound in close quarters which renders selective camping redundant... overall the BR model and CoD arcade experience are in juxtaposition... uninstalled after 2 hours... refunded.
  6. Nov 3, 2018
    0
    No campaign = no worth to play. I don't know why people are still buying this game. It's the same over every year. This developer reallyNo campaign = no worth to play. I don't know why people are still buying this game. It's the same over every year. This developer really sucks. It doesn't deserve any respect.
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    There is no campaign mode. This should not be accepted in the gaming community. Paying $60 for an online game with no offline gameplay is justThere is no campaign mode. This should not be accepted in the gaming community. Paying $60 for an online game with no offline gameplay is just ridiculous. Don't let this become a thing.

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