Back 4 Blood Reviews

Back 4 Blood is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Oct 26, 2021

Back 4 Blood is a strange mix of old and new, but it works. The result is a delightfully scrappy hang-out shooter.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
88 / 100
Oct 15, 2021

Back 4 Blood is an exceptional FPS that sets a new standard for co-op zombie murderfests.

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Kyle Campbell
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2021

Back 4 Blood doesn't nail all the twists it attempts, but a creative card-based progression system, fantastic campaign, and lighthearted tone make it a fun spin on a familiar genre.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 13, 2021

While it never forges its own identity, or escapes the shadow of Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood provides a great cover act, that captures all of the original series' magic.

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Oct 14, 2021

Back 4 Blood is brilliant, co-op fun, with an interesting card system, but it's marred by terrible bots, awkward solo campaign choices, and a lackluster PvP mode.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2021
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8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Back 4 Blood shines when playing with others and has enough systems, spooks, and FPS fun to make players want to come back for more

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7 / 10
Oct 19, 2021

Back 4 Blood recaptures the spirit of Left 4 Dead while introducing some engaging modern trappings.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Oct 8, 2021

Left 4 Dead is a beautiful relic, something I and many others spent hundreds of hours playing in high school and college. But with games like Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and even Aliens: Fireteam Elite branching out and taking more of a class-based approach, I was sure Back 4 Blood’s more classic bone structure would crumble under the pressure. But Back 4 Blood is more like that makeshift, armor-clad Hummer you see in every zombie show and movie: The bones of what it once was are easy to see, but it’s been reinforced to survive in a new environment.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2021

Whether I’m laughing out loud over a brilliant strategy gone awry or just barely getting onto an escape vehicle with Ridden right on my heels, Back 4 Blood has the right formula for a good few weekends of co-op fun. If it gets even more support and updates down the line, I could see this taking up a spot as a go-to social game for quite a while to come. Really, it just feels good to have this sort of game back again.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2021

The biggest question about this game is whether the player base will stay strong or not. Left 4 Dead still gets a steady stream over a decade later, but it’s still up in the air whether Back 4 Blood will inspire the same loyalty. Fortunately, it’s on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, so there’s little to no risk in giving it a try.

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6 / 10
Oct 20, 2021

I so badly want to love Back 4 Blood, but its grindy nature and difficulty spikes out of nothing let it down, leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth. It has potential for those in it for the long haul, accumulating cards and building specialised decks to match the challenge, but right now I just have no desire to go back 4 more.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

‎The creators of Left 4 Dead return with Back 4 Blood, a cooperative experience in which to pass over hundreds, thousands of zombies with their hearts in a fist. But this is not just about killing; Back 4 Blood also has a truly interesting strategic component that is nourished, above all, by its customizable system of card advantages.‎

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80 / 100
Oct 11, 2021

We're back to the old cooperative mode of busting zombies like there is no tomorrow with Back 4 Blood, the heir to Left 4 Dead that keeps the essence of the franchise alive and incorporates new mechanics, but with lessons to be learned in the field of PvP.

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6 / 10
Oct 15, 2021

Likewise, if you are burning to play a Left 4 Dead-style game but you only have a newer console, Back 4 Blood should fit the bill, though there are several more interesting options out there if you look. At the end of the day, this is an inferior version of Left 4 Dead 2 that lacks the style, charm, gore, and engaging characters it tries to reproduce. That said, there is a decent foundation here and there are worse ways you could spend a weekend with some buddies.

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VG247
Top Critic
Oct 15, 2021

Back 4 Blood takes an old-school approach where it makes sense, and modernises where it doesn’t. It’s heartening to be engaged by a game purely for its gameplay and variety, and not to pad out a progress bar somewhere.

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IGN Spain
Jose Alberto
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Back 4 Blood manages to live up to its predecessors, offering an improved, deeper, funnier and more addictive experience.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Back 4 Blood continues the tradition of PvE shooters started by Turtle Rock Studios with Left 4 Dead, but offering a better gameplay dinamics and a fun campaign to play online with three other players.

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Oct 12, 2021

It's safe to say that we're probably not going to be getting a Left 4 Dead 3 in our lifetimes, but Back 4 Blood is going to be as close as we'll get in the time being. The game preserves mostly everything that made the two Left 4 Dead games so great while integrating it into the modern gaming sphere.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2021

Thanks to the AI Director, incredible atmosphere and great pacing, Back 4 Blood is a triumphant return for Turtle Rock.

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