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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. Jan 14, 2019
    10
    Game is fun as a fast pace game. Multiplayer has good attachments but you do have to play to earn them. Zombie is good but you have to buy theGame is fun as a fast pace game. Multiplayer has good attachments but you do have to play to earn them. Zombie is good but you have to buy the season pass to play the original. blackout is almost realistic but you can get some crazy kills in the game. worth the money. Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    8
    I really like Black ops 4. It feels like old school treyarch. the world at war/ black ops treyarch. apparently other people dont feel the sameI really like Black ops 4. It feels like old school treyarch. the world at war/ black ops treyarch. apparently other people dont feel the same here in metacritic. i love the gameplay and added modes like Control for multiplayer, rush for Zombies, and of course the blackout mode. I understand some people being mad at no campaign but i love the specialist back story type videos you can watch in the specialist HQ. And i am older so for me personally its ok not having campaign, i dont have time for it anymore. Expand
  4. lru
    Nov 6, 2018
    4
    In retrospect, Black Ops 3 was a masterpiece. Feels like they took the Black Ops tag from Treyarch and handed it over to the devs of GhostsIn retrospect, Black Ops 3 was a masterpiece. Feels like they took the Black Ops tag from Treyarch and handed it over to the devs of Ghosts and Infinite Warfare. Pandering, bland and unenjoyable. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2018
    1
    Even though pre-orders were far better than BFV, you have to examine why people disliked BFV apart from the controversy - it was boring. ItEven though pre-orders were far better than BFV, you have to examine why people disliked BFV apart from the controversy - it was boring. It didn't innovate. Now you have Blackout mode (which most people are buying this for) and if you watch reviews or streams and think that this is the type of game that can be interesting for a long time to come then good for you. However, many many people who have played a Battle Royale game have seen it all. Injecting a bit of fan service will not sustain this game very long because the core fundamentals are boring. There is no skill ceiling worth attaining and even assists count as kills in multiplayer - yes everyone is a winner now. Now you can be a big winner and spend some of those COD points before buying more microtransactions. Removing the single player is just part of a larger anti-consumer trend and the brilliant part is that the consumers will be the ones defending their purchases saying "it's not that bad" or "there are worse games" etc etc. And the trend continues. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2018
    0
    Dont loose your money, then dont make refund. COD4MW2 has better graffic then this crap

    Не тратьте деньги, игру не возвращают, мыльный
    Dont loose your money, then dont make refund. COD4MW2 has better graffic then this crap

    Не тратьте деньги, игру не возвращают, мыльный графен, отсутствие физики, зомби мод ужасный, тупой слешер как на мобильных, на ютубе уже полно видео о работоспособных платных аимах, в игре они встречаются, банвейва не видел, и даже если увижу, впечатление они все равно подпортили, стрелялка вообще ужас, урезанный overwatch, а overwatch это урезанный unreal championship, только с графеном получше
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  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    The game just feels cheap! Reused maps, 3 shot consistent kills on normal, boring art style, and gun game similar to a free-to-play. ItThe game just feels cheap! Reused maps, 3 shot consistent kills on normal, boring art style, and gun game similar to a free-to-play. It honestly feels and plays like Lawbreakers, that super successful game that lasted a few months and peaked at 7,500 players... The reused maps and classes from the black ops series feels the worst. It's fine for nostalgia to toss in a few, but every class from Black Ops 3 is back, and maps from Black Ops and Black Ops 2 appear in the NORMAL playlists. It's down right lazy.

    Not to mention the fact there is no single-player campaign or loot system (CoD WWII). It seems the only reason this game was even released was for the Battle Royale mode. That mode should have been a stand-off so that the rest of the game could come together.

    Not worth more than $30, at best.
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