Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Reviews Summary

Solid Battle Royale
Multiplayer Gameplay

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.

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Based on 130 critic reviews
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Oct 15, 2018

As a card-carrying member of the single-player society, it was with some trepidation I dived into Call of Duty:

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Oct 13, 2018

As a Call of Duty veteran, I'd say give it a chance. If you want an even harder Zombie experience, this game has provided it with bells on, and I look forward to what the DLC brings in next few months.

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5 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a game that looks at the entire first-person shooter genre, past and present,

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Oct 19, 2018

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.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2018

Whatever you're looking for in your online shooter, Black Ops 4 offers an impressive, highly enjoyable content suite that should keep you coming back for more

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Oct 24, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 got rid of the single-player campaign and expanded the multiplayer. The new Battle Royale mode is definitely worthy of attention and if you're looking for a quality multiplayer shooter, you're at the right place.

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9.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

Over the years, the Call of Duty saga has been reinventing itself through its development studies.

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92 / 100
Oct 26, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is undoubtedly an outstanding FPS. The game presents excellent graphics, a lot of known game modes - but with some novelties, a gameplay that grips the player and it still manages to add the battle royale in a convincent way. Black Ops 4 hits the bullseye.

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9 / 10
Oct 19, 2018

Black Ops 4's Blackout is clearly the star of the show, with Treyarch making this Battle Royale business look easy, but it's standing on the shoulders of a great all round multiplayer experience and a Zombies mode that's bigger and more streamlined than ever. You might still miss having a single player campaign, and there's work to be done to ensure Blackout's longevity, but this could easily be the start of a new era of Call of Duty.

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Erik Kain

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9 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

If you're only here for the campaign, there's no reason for you to buy Black Ops 4. But if you're a multiplayer gamer and enjoy battle royale games, there's plenty of great, addictive content to keep you playing for months on end.

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