Back 4 Blood Reviews

Back 4 Blood is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Oct 11, 2021

If you have a squad of like-minded buddies ready to lose many an evening to slaying some zombie infested hordes, Back 4 Blood will provide you plenty to satisfy that urge. It doesn’t quite capture the greatness of its forebears and it stumbles over itself with its erratic difficulty curve and repetitive nature, but Back 4 Blood has immensely satisfying, if simplistic, gameplay mechanic. This is a veteran, war-torn survivor who’s maybe danced this bloody dance once too many times, but it knows damn well how to deliver that co-op fun.

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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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7 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

Overall, Back 4 Blood is a good experience of a survival-driven shooter game and zombie killing.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2021

As a cooperative shooter, Back 4 Blood is not bad. But as it is, bland maps, awkward progression and controversial design decisions make it a game for only a couple of evenings.

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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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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 13, 2021

Back 4 Blood manages to recapture much of the magic Turtle Rock Studios crafted more than a decade ago.

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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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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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Oct 11, 2021

Turtle Rock's Back 4 Blood is tough as nails and has some minor annoyances, but it's a refreshingly complete and competent multiplayer 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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Oct 13, 2021

Back 4 Blood still comes out as the best Left 4 Dead-inspired game in recent memory, taking the core design and innovating on it just enough to keep everything fresh and fun. Where Back 4 Blood gets things right, it does them really well, but where it doesn’t is often quite obvious.

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VideoGamer
Top Critic
7 / 10
Oct 19, 2021

In Back 4 Blood, we have been given a finely tooled zombie shooter, but it lacks the power of the original.

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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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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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7.2 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2021

It's a no-brainer to at least check out as it's on Game Pass, but poor controls on console serve as a great detriment to what otherwise can be a really fun time.

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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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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2021

With a bloody comeback, Turtle Rock Studio was able to turn Back 4 Blood into a decisive and viable replacement for Left 4 Dead, which despite the problems in the Solo and PvP sections, is still commendable work and brings you breathtaking and exciting moments. And it brings your friends.

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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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GameGrin
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2021

Back 4 Blood has built on the great foundations that Left 4 Dead laid over a decade ago. The gameplay is brilliant, there's also that little bit more to keep the challenge fresh and to keep zombie killing fun.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2021

But for what it is, Back 4 Blood proves that what made Left 4 Dead good is still a lot of fun, even if this new iteration doesn't make use of every innovative convention to spring up since the series' original release. And there's something to be said for aging gracefully and not shoehorning in everything at once. As the old plastic surgery adage goes, sometimes it's best not to remake but maintain.

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