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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    95
    Blackout is the best battle-royale experience available today, zombies offers crazy customizable co-op, and multiplayer keeps things grounded for those looking for the classic core.
  2. 90
    The ultimate Call of Duty multiplayer experience.
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    90
    It’s probably one of the best multiplayer shooters released this year, and the AAA implementation of a battle royale is a fascinating thing to play, too.
  4. It’s smaller, but it’s also undeniably bolder and more focused than any of its recent predecessors. And for a series known for its more is more philosophy, that’s no small feat.
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Oct 11, 2018
    80
    With Black Ops 4, Treyarch has clearly made the biggest community-oriented game of the series, but it still feels like an opus that lacks ambition, relying instead on proven mechanics.
  7. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has ushered in a new era of AAA: one where every studio and their grandmother tries to pack a battle royale gametype into their project. The thing is Activision actually did it right, while also providing a strong zombies outing alongside of its token traditional multiplayer element.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 181
  2. Negative: 74 out of 181
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    10
    I haven't had this much fun with a Call of Duty game in a very long time! Everything feels just right, and I'm glad it's more grounded. II haven't had this much fun with a Call of Duty game in a very long time! Everything feels just right, and I'm glad it's more grounded. I didn't think I'd like the whole class ability thing, however after playing it I'm in love with them! There's just something super satisfying about creating choke points with razorwire and barricades as Torque!

    I can't stop playing!
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  2. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    I liked it. Better than PUBG. Who is crying that the price tag is large, do not buy. Zombies as usually 10 from 10.Black out is optimized andI liked it. Better than PUBG. Who is crying that the price tag is large, do not buy. Zombies as usually 10 from 10.Black out is optimized and runs smoothly. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    7
    I really like this game. Specialy the BR mode is the best compared to Fortnite and Pubg. But as someone who never played COD onlineI really like this game. Specialy the BR mode is the best compared to Fortnite and Pubg. But as someone who never played COD online multiplayer before, I think the matchmaking ie in Team Deathmatch or Free for all is not very balanced. I am a level 2-3 player right now and have to play against level 30-40 constantly. Thats not very much fun. So I give this game a 7. with better matchmaking I would give it it a 9/10. I guess this game is more for advanced players and pros Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2018
    4
    Cod Treyarch level of control and feeling, worth playing
    pathetic match making, if you know the Activision match-making patent, see this
    Cod Treyarch level of control and feeling, worth playing
    pathetic match making, if you know the Activision match-making patent, see this
    https://kotaku.com/activision-patents-matchmaking-that-encourages-players-1819630937
    come back and think again, do you want to buy this
    I feel almost all my games in the promoted game queue are using this matchmaking mechanics
    I am not the cash cow, so I suggest you
    NOT BUY
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  6. Oct 12, 2018
    1
    We all regret our purchases sometimes. You can either learn from your mistakes and wait for reviews before purchasing things or preordering -We all regret our purchases sometimes. You can either learn from your mistakes and wait for reviews before purchasing things or preordering - or you can keep feeding an anti-consumer trend. This game requires a 50 gig update even if you have the physical copy, assists count as kills in multiplayer, the Battle Royale mode is a tired trend that will get old incredibly fast, needs constant internet, will have even more exploitative microtransactions on top of the already full retail price for a slightly COD fan-serviced version of Fortnite/PUBG. I'm very disappointed. We should learn from this. But we probably won't. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2018
    0
    No campaign combined with a futuristuc setting it feels like Activision backtracked from last years excellent ww2 and just threw togetherNo campaign combined with a futuristuc setting it feels like Activision backtracked from last years excellent ww2 and just threw together black ops 4 at the very last minute. Expand

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