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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 15, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game offers so much it's mind blowing. Even if you don't get the BOP the $60 you spend is still worth it. For the lack of a story/campaign they do offer a small story to get use to the character that are available at launch. The black-op mode is by far the best thing this game has simply because it's a grown up version of fortnite. A squad of your friends can make this mode that much worth it for your experience. The multiplayer version of the game is the same as before but the beauty of it is all everything you do matters and at least for me no more running and gunning. This series is by far the best and I hope that in the future that they do a dedicated VR mode for those that have the VR headset. Outside of that great game yes it's worth the 60 bucks.

    FINAL GRADE: A
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  3. Oct 31, 2018
    9
    this game is by far the worst black ops game ever the people at treyarch should be paying us to play spent three hours playing today had aboutthis game is by far the worst black ops game ever the people at treyarch should be paying us to play spent three hours playing today had about three full games and the rest migrating hosts or trying to find a game in any mode absolutely ridiculous won't be buying anymore cod games Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    4
    Alright I paid for classic version and I'm not happy with this game.

    PROS - Fun to kill zombies with friends - Nice visuals - Fun voice
    Alright I paid for classic version and I'm not happy with this game.

    PROS
    - Fun to kill zombies with friends
    - Nice visuals
    - Fun voice lines
    - Incredible Level design (especially titanic)

    CONS
    - Constantly crashes (it's beyond ridiculous for such a big company)
    - HUD is clumsy as **** (you get tiny arrows to see your friends in the map...they are really tiny and you see them ONLY if they are not in your camera's direction.
    - Fans knows there is no minimap, but why indicate poorly players positions ? Just go full "hardcore" or casual, but not a weird clumsy mix between both. (Tiny arrows when you look sideways...)

    - Interface clumsy as well ( Mode selection actually mixes between modes, maps, AND difficulty, all of them presented the same way with banners). Do you even game design ?

    - Secrets are fun...but when EVERYTHING is secret it just becomes retarded. Do you expect your players to dive into the code or something ? We want to play, not to get into Matrix. We need both classic objectives and secrets. Again. Game Design.

    - Not enough content for the price. (not mentioning bugs...)

    - Badly optimised.

    - Last but not least : Limited lifespan. When you get to wave 34, waves are so long you just want to turn off your PC and go play outside. It has no point, no endgame objectives. You'll get all possible upgrades by wave 35. Do it once and get bored.

    TLDR : Unstable game, too expensive, not enough content, clumsy interface and HUD..
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  5. Oct 12, 2018
    1
    This game is incredibly boring and pedestrian compared to Black Ops 3. They think this is what people want, but 3 years down the road it willThis game is incredibly boring and pedestrian compared to Black Ops 3. They think this is what people want, but 3 years down the road it will not have the community that BO3 has. In BO3 you could actually USE the map. You could customize loadouts for meaningful gameplay variety. In this game everything blends together and the maps are Swiss cheese. Very disappointed. Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2018
    0
    если игру делать один год то получается такая несуразица
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    Ever notice why Infinity Ward games had a better Supply Drop system? Ever notice why World War II had a fair contract system? Because theseEver notice why Infinity Ward games had a better Supply Drop system? Ever notice why World War II had a fair contract system? Because these developers decided not to be greedy corporate leeches like Treyarch did. Treyarch are no better than Activision and people supporting this game are also supporting gambling, ripping off consumers, brainwashing kids into wasting money and half made games to get that extra dollar. EA has crumbled through their fans taking a stand and not buying Star Wars and Battlefield 5. Treyarch fans should take a note out of EAs book. Take off the nostalgia goggles and see that all you are buying is Black Ops III that is

    (1) Ripping off other trends to stay relevant (e.g. Fortnite, Overwatch, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege)
    (2) Gradually reducing original content (a whopping 7 remakes this game including Season Pass content)
    (3) Still using an outdated Season Pass model whereas other developers have dropped this unethical trend
    (4) Pushing loot boxes onto a $100 game for multiple modes
    (5) Taking a mode which Fortnite did for free and charging for it
    (6) A 55gb day one patch for yet again server drops
    (7) Clear cut evidence of no money being invested into a better engine. Graphics look worse than Black Ops III (slow rendering, dull colours, poor textures), game mechanics are worse than Black Ops III (lag, bad hit detection) and so called skill based match making is shocking (joining already half finished games and being paired with the 5 worst players against the 6 best)

    I don't know how people support this money soaking trash. Treyarch has been ripping you off since Black Ops II when they put a weapon in the Season Pass. Then it turned to gambling supply drops with no odds shown for getting a weapon. Now it's taking free game modes and charging them whilst shoving Black Ops II and III tactics in your face as well. Black Ops V will force you to pay to play on the Call of Duty servers if the sheep continue to devote to this mediocre company
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