Back 4 Blood Reviews

Back 4 Blood is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2022

Back 4 Blood is one of those games that you don’t have to particularly worry about grinding, which is incredibly refreshing. Between grinding for in-game currency for dungeon gear in FFXIV, and trying to level up my weapons in Dauntless, it’s nice to have a game I can jump back into with my friends at any point in time and just play. It’s fast-paced, creative, and just all-around good fun. What’s not to love? The game has been out for a while, but that just means that the developers have had more time to listen to feedback and start fixing some of those bugs that have been bothering players.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2021

Back 4 Blood is a fun survival game that hits nostalgia points where other games like Grand Theft Auto Trilogy The Definitive Edition fails to do so. Whether you are looking for an enjoyable holiday gift or a new game to play on Xbox Game Pass, Back 4 Blood should scratch that itch. The gameplay is a bit rough at first but once you get a hang of the mechanics and card system, you are off to become a true cleaner.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2021

You might think that these days the online gaming market is saturated and there's no need for games like Back 4 Blood, but you're completely wrong. If you are a fan of online team shooter games, be sure to play this great game.

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Nov 13, 2021

Back 4 Blood isn't perfect by any means, but it's absolutely the closest we've gotten to a new Left 4 Dead game in the years since Left 4 Dead 2. Because of this, it's hard not to have fun with B4B, even if it doesn't always feel inventive and has some notable drawbacks. Despite some qualms, if you're hungry for a new co-op shooter to jump into with some friends, Back 4 Blood has more than enough meat on the bone to keep you entertained for quite some time.

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GameByte
GameByte
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2021

I don’t think I’ll revisit Back 4 Blood in a decades’ time the same way I do with Left 4 Dead now, but it does a good enough job at modernising the formula for better or worse.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2021

Back 4 Blood is a great zombie title that can fill the void of Left 4 Dead. It offers a steady narrative with fleshed-out characters and an incredibly unique card system that changes how to play each level. While the matchmaking and PvP mode feel a bit lacklustre, Back 4 Blood still provides a fabulous zombie-killing experience.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Nov 7, 2021

If you can give Back 4 Blood a chance, then eventually the game will open up as a fun and original 4-player co-op based shooter.

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Unscored
Nov 6, 2021

After the successful Left 4 Dead, the team behind Turtle Rock Studios brings back a new and excellent chapter to the co-op/survival genre.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2021

It's not perfect, but it's successfully fulfilled L4D's spiritual pursuit by adding modern systems.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2021

The best cooperative experience out there today on next-gen consoles.

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4 / 5
Nov 1, 2021

Back 4 Blood is exciting, terrifying and often seriously stressful. Like its esteemed predecessors, there's plenty here to encourage repeat play. Here's hoping they reinstate Versus mode to complete the package.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2021

Back 4 Blood is a great game when played with other people, truly evoking the spirit of Left 4 Dead for a new generation of gamers. This time there's the incentive of a progression system to keep players coming back, although the Corruption Cards don't always make those repeated playthroughs as unique as they should. For those wanting to play on their own, it would be best to wait until the game has been patched to include single player progress. Hopefully that shouldn't be too much longer.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2021

So is Back 4 Dead worth a chance? Not only it is, but this new release, no matter if it's supposed to be a Left 4 Dead successor or not, is one of the most challenging co-op releases I've seen in a long time. And this pretty much sums it all.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2021

Back 4 Blood fills a zombie-starved hole in the heart for many, where the thrills of Left 4 Dead meet the modern era of gaming.

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3.7 / 5.0
Oct 30, 2021

Back 4 Blood is simply a game that possesses endless fun for you and your peers. Although, it does have a few flaws; it doesn’t take away from the very exciting gameplay that simply makes Back 4 Blood worthy of purchasing.

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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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8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2021

With fresh new spins on familiar elements, Back 4 Blood brings the idea of team-based zombie-killing fun to a whole new generation with some caveats.

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70 / 100
Oct 25, 2021

Back 4 Blood has many frustrating moments with its numerous hordes and unbalanced difficulty spikes. Besides, it's quite repetitive and has a weak story. Its card system only starts to get more interesting after practically finishing the campaign at least once. In the end, Back 4 Blood is only suitable for those looking for a cooperative experience and who would overlook the points mentioned.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 23, 2021

At its best, Back 4 Blood offers a ton of variety to keep you and your friends interested for a long time. Even returning to levels you’ve already played gets interesting thanks to different cards, which can make major differences in how things play out. If you have three friends to play the whole game with, I highly recommend it. That its available as a Game Pass title is awesome because you can get a group of friends together without them all having to buy the game. If you don’t have that group though, a poorly balanced solo mode and issues with matchmaking will sink this one for most.

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7 / 10
Oct 22, 2021

Back 4 Blood is unquestionably a fun multiplayer zombie killfeast but its card system is a bit light on the novelty side of things, and we can't hlep feeling that the game is still a bit of a Left 4 Dead 3.

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