CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PS4 / XB1 / PC)

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This year’s annual CoD release is a little different – for the first time in the franchise’s history, there is no single player campaign. Instead, borrowing heavily from the success of Fortnite, we have a heavy focus on multiplayer gaming and more zombies than you can throw a grenade at. It may be the fourth edition of Black Ops, but there is no denying this is the game’s most original release for a long while. Depending on how it is received, it could well shape the future of the franchise for years to come…

Gaming Heaven

  • A plethora of distinctly different game modes to occupy yourself with, including the Fortnite-busting Blackout and franchise favourite Zombies.
  • The gameplay is as strong as ever, and this is easily one of the most playable CoD releases, thanks to its focus on multiplayer.
  • Real tactics are required to progress, featuring tense cat-and-mouse affairs that will keep you coming back for more.
  • They may as well rename this Call of Duty: Battle Royale. It’s that good.

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Gaming Hell

  • No single player campaign is a big miss – the game just doesn’t feel 100% complete without one.
  • The game can feel initially confusing and the lack of narrative doesn’t help matters. Takes time to get used to.

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Final Verdict

The brave new world that awaits you here is – lack of single player campaign aside – an extremely welcoming one. Call of Duty was sorely in need of a refresh, and this game delivers in spades. Hundreds of hours of PvP mayhem awaits… get stuck in.

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