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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: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    100
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a game that looks at the entire first-person shooter genre, past and present, takes all the best ideas, and assembles them into what feels like the easiest to recommend shooter I have ever played. The only caveat to that recommendation is that some gamers will find themselves absolutely ignoring two thirds of what the game has to offer, and that makes me wonder if a different model of monetization would have been better suited for what feels like a collection of three different games.
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    91
    Even if lacking the the trademark narrative pillar of the series, CoD: Black Ops 4 manages to deliver an impressive and content-filled package with a more tactical and grounded multiplayer, a way improved and rich Zombie mode and probably the best - and definitely the most polished - Battle Royale mode available today.
  3. Oct 21, 2018
    90
    Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is one of the best multiplayer shooters of the year. Its new proposal and the Battle Royale mode make it a must of this generation.
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    88
    In pruning the campaign from its suite of modes, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has discovered a renewed focus on the nuts and bolts of what most players demand from Activision's undying shooter series. Blackout is a superb addition, in which Treyarch improves upon the battle royale formula, ensuring the gamble in losing single-player ultimately pays off.
  5. Oct 16, 2018
    85
    With three strong and well-designed online experiences, Black Ops 4 is a fantastic and addictive experience for young players. Its own Battle Royale called Black Out turns out to be better than people expected and could establish a new direction for this popular genre. A must-play for Call of Duty long time fans.
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    80
    PUBG keeps it simple but is riddled with performance issues and is too slow; Fortnite works well, but is too busy for me and takes too long to get to the real action; Blackout is just right, and the best battle royale game on the market.
  7. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Deprived of its usual solo campaign, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 looks more like a patchwork than a whole, tight experience. Nonetheless, its multiple game modes, among which the first AAA Battle Royale, have enough to offer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 51
  2. Negative: 18 out of 51
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Buy this call of duty, it's the best since 2009 and that's saying something, ignore the haters just because they could be bad at the game.
  2. Oct 18, 2018
    10
    i am giving it a 10/10 to compensate the boogers who give 4 and lower because they don't like how other players play. My real score would be ai am giving it a 10/10 to compensate the boogers who give 4 and lower because they don't like how other players play. My real score would be a solid 8/10. Best COD since Black Ops 2.
    i am giving it a 10/10 to compensate the boogers who give 4 and lower because they don't like how other players play. My real score would be a solid 8/10. Best COD since Black Ops 2.
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  3. Oct 22, 2018
    9
    Other than the server issues, great game 3rd CoD ive owned best one for sure. Blackout and zombies is awesome, mp is solid though seems to meOther than the server issues, great game 3rd CoD ive owned best one for sure. Blackout and zombies is awesome, mp is solid though seems to me like the hit detection isnt the best. Recommend the game. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2018
    7
    While the game does have its saving graces, it does have a few bad things about it. The servers in blackout for one are absolute garbage,While the game does have its saving graces, it does have a few bad things about it. The servers in blackout for one are absolute garbage, secondly the connection between people in multiplayer and zombies are a bit annoying at times as it is not server based, it is pair to pair, I am well aware the game has only been out for a month so we should give treyarch time to fix all of the glitches and fix the servers, but 1 month to most including me is more than enough time to fix that kind of thing Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2018
    6
    I want to love this game, but the terrible servers and plain brokenness of the game makes it very hard to enjoy it
  6. Oct 27, 2018
    1
    Utterly disappointed

    NOT dedicated servers as promised. Game is not smooth campaign removed but still charge you for the additional
    Utterly disappointed

    NOT dedicated servers as promised.

    Game is not smooth

    campaign removed but still charge you for the additional maps that could of replaced the campaign.

    All the maps are tweeks of old maps from previous games and no new creations and the new ones are poor.
    Graphics are not brilliant like Battlefield and that is a fantastic experience with true dedicated servers.
    I stopped playing COD since Ghost and the experience is different and completely destroyed my confidence in the franchise and will not be purchasing future COD games.

    I honestly want my money back
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  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    I don't think i have ever rated a game a zero before, but this is such a backwards step and feature-lite 'package' with so little featuresI don't think i have ever rated a game a zero before, but this is such a backwards step and feature-lite 'package' with so little features that interest me to the point there is no reason for me to buy this, i feel compelled to give it a dead zero.

    My main grip with this game (such as it is), is the lack of a campaign/story mode.. this was the main and sole reason i personally bought these titles before, for the military themed campaign, without that, this just seems like a really lazy product and extremely poor value for money and money grab on the behalf of the publisher, and is now an empty shallow PvP only experience with a now obvious online reliant shelf life before it becomes essentially a glorifies mug coaster... without a campaign, this is a huge backwards step and something less, not progress, especially compared to the feature packed Black Ops 3, with two campaigns, Co-Op capable campaign and Split screen for all modes, this Black Ops (i don't even know why it's called Black Ops as its nothing to do with Black Ops operations) is an insult after such a comprehensive Black Ops 3.

    I hope this is not a sigh of things to come for Call of Duty, because if it is, i will never be buying a Call of Duty again.
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