Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Summary: Defying the franchise's tradition, Black Ops 4 does not include a single-player campaign. It makes up for that with some of the best multiplayer offerings in the series, including a fresh-take on the Battle Royale genre. Post-launch monetization dulls the experience, however.
Top Critic Average
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 manages easily to compensate the missing singleplayer campaign with lots of multiplayer goodness and a battle royale mode that shouldn't be afraid of fortnite or pubg. The Class Campaigns could be better and some of the recycled elements of the previous games aren't that well integrated but besides that fans of the series will get an amazing multiplayer package with a great zombie mode on top of it all.
Review in German | Read full review
While innovation wasn't a focus, the sheer value for money that you get with this game is more than enough to offset any doubts that this game isn't worth it.
So we can say that we have a Call of Duty in front of us, trying to take a step forward and we can only get half done. The well-structured multiplayer, rich in modes, optimization and zombie mode are certainly points in favor that make the title enjoyable and entertaining. The introduction of the Battle Royale, which may not appeal to everyone, is actually a good feature if you think about its realization; on the other hand, those who are not interested can not always play with it. Too bad for the absence of the singleplayer that has always characterized the title, but that perhaps was now a part reached the end. Too bad, however, for the graphics that is certainly the least cured part of the entire production. Overall, however, despite some flaws, the game lets you play with pleasure, satisfying a bit 'the tastes of all users!
Review in Italian | Read full review
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a solid combination of competitive multiplayer, exciting battle royale with Blackout and chilling battles against the undead with zombies.
Call of Duty is one of the notorious franchises in video games and carries a reputation for one of the most acclaimed and addicting multiplayer series. When Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was announced many were annoyed that the sub-series within the franchise known for telling great stories would be abandoning single-player for a multiplayer-only experience. It delivers a by the numbers Call of Duty experience that will satisfy those who love the multiplayer experience but won't win those who've left the franchise behind or had no interest in the first place.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has made a sacrifice that will definitely cause some to turn away from the title. However, removing the campaign came with its own line of benefits. Multiplayer has an addictive twist for those who like their traditional Call of Duty experience, Zombies is as engaging and fun as ever, and Blackout is arguably one of the best Battle Royale experiences available.
There are still some changes that need to be made for the sake of balance, but overall this is an extremely varied multiplayer foray.
Treyarch eschewed one of the tent poles of every Call of Duty game since the original, perhaps boldly, with removing the campaign to make the game more omnipresent, accounting for all types of players who enjoy multiplayer gaming. The game now has three powerful modes that offers “something for everybody”. This was previously the case when campaign was a part of it, but there is somewhat of a shift away from single-player experiences, and the direction is shown here. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 almost defiantly makes itself known as the ultimate all-in-one multiplayer experience to play – and does so with incredible confidence and execution.
While some might be disappointed by a lack of campaign, the strength of the three deep and diverse modes on offer is more than enough to carry the latest iteration in the juggernaut franchise
From classic competitive multiplayer to zombie slaughter to battle royale experiences, Black Ops 4 is the complete package for fans of online first-person shooters. The game has some bugs and design flaws, but Treyarch has already shown that they're listening to feedback and working hard to make the game as flawless as possible.