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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: 68 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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
    Black Ops 4 takes multiple ideas from other modern shooters today which breathes new life into the series making it an ideal multi-player First Person Shooter that presents something special to its fans despite their diverse preferences.
  3. 90
    Black Ops 4 is easily the best Call Of Duty has been in years. The game plays almost flawlessly, and despite it not having a single player campaign still offers lots of content including the new Battle Royale mode Blackout. The only thing keeping Black Ops 4 from a perfect score is that the multiplayer maps, while being well designed lack originality and rely too heavily on remaking the past. If you haven’t played Call Of Duty for a while, Black Ops 4 gives you plenty of reasons to return.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    85
    We are missing its campaign, but our tears will be wiped by the excellent Blackout mode or its expanded multiplayer or coop options. A great Call of Duty if you are one of those that weren't into its single player campaign.
  5. Nov 27, 2018
    80
    Despite its generic title Black Ops IV feels like a fresh start for Call of Duty. The multiplayer and the zombie mode is very much the same as always, but with Blackout, Treyarch takes everything that is good with Player Unknown's Battleground and makes it better.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    80
    Black Ops 4 is one of the best Call of Duty games to date. The multiplayer and the Zombies experiences are excellent, but Blackout needs more personality and a different economic model to try to steal Fortnite and PUBG players.
  7. Dec 5, 2018
    50
    It’s not that I can’t respect it — it seems to offer decent value in that it’s essentially three different types of shooter in one package, but aside from the new Blackout mode, I’ve had significantly better experiences from many of its competitors. And honestly, Blackout’s main competition is a free-to-play game. It may be better than Fortnite in my opinion, but sixty dollars better? I’m not entirely convinced about that, and without a decent singleplayer campaign attached, it’s a pretty hard sell for anyone who isn’t already a fan.

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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!! Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2018
    10
    Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has exceeded my expectations this time, smooth gameplay with good game mechanics, i am getting 60+ fps on Gtx 970,Call of Duty Black Ops 4 has exceeded my expectations this time, smooth gameplay with good game mechanics, i am getting 60+ fps on Gtx 970, It's a must buy game. and as a Battle Royal Enthusiast i must say this is the best BR game i have ever played till date. Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    9
    Black Ops 4 feels like a game where playing and having fun with friends is the main focus and that's what makes it a great game. Sure itBlack Ops 4 feels like a game where playing and having fun with friends is the main focus and that's what makes it a great game. Sure it doesn't have a single player campaign, but most people who play COD always play the Zombies or Multiplayer stuff. Zombies is great, it takes a new bold hit with Treyarch zombies and not make it the same things like the last three black ops games where you have to play like your not a super person.

    Blackout is the best mode there is in this game. Fortnite and PUBG have failed to give me that Battle Royal rush, but when I played Blackout, I began to have hours and hours played in solo and duo matches. It's one of the best battle royal games there is to play, although it cost $59.99 or more, it's still a fun game to play every day.
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  4. Jan 11, 2019
    4
    First off i would give Black Ops 3 9/10 my Favorite COD in a long time, So i thought this would be GREAT>> But i Deleted B ops 4, and hearsFirst off i would give Black Ops 3 9/10 my Favorite COD in a long time, So i thought this would be GREAT>> But i Deleted B ops 4, and hears why.
    I started off slightly annoyed i didn't have
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  5. 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
  6. Nov 24, 2018
    0
    Multiplayer or zombie play only was a horrible decision. I do not play multiplayer or on line. I prefer the story campaign play. This game isMultiplayer or zombie play only was a horrible decision. I do not play multiplayer or on line. I prefer the story campaign play. This game is absolutely worthless to me without this feature. I'm glad I rented it to try before buying it. It takes a day to download and install. They can include that in the disc, but it is more profitable for them to simply use the disc as a key and force you to download and install on line. Call of duty has gone down in flames with this one. Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    So boring. I do not know how this game is different from other games in the series.

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