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The Call of Duty series has always been one that's been about breaking the mould. Whether in lively campaigns in war-torn areas or in a post-apocalyptic warzone, players can always rest assured that they're going to be treated to something truly entertaining and mesmerizing when playing any given Call of Duty title.

Black Ops 4 is no different in this regard. What sets it apart from other games in the series, though, is that there is no single-player campaign mode in the game. Players will be able to play solo missions as a sort of insight into the characters involved in the game, but completing them isn't a requirement of the title. The game is well-known for its frenzied fast-paced action that involves the last of humanity and a horde of zombies, which has been a tried and tested story for several years in the gaming world now. While players might feel the concept is becoming a bit stale, Black Ops 4 goes a long way to dispelling this myth by providing an almost arcade-like experience for online players to enjoy.

Black Ops 4 is regarded as more tactically-leaning by its fanatical online community of players. It is the first in the series to not include automatic health generation and players will have to harvest resources in order to repair any damage they sustain in battle. It is also the first game to introduce an accurate recoil system (predictive recoil) and differentiate more accurately between the weaponry and its ballistics systems.

While Black Ops 4 follows a human vs zombie type mission, players won't be thrown into any sort of outer-worldly campaign. True to life settings are available in the game and include the RMS Titanic, Ancient Rome, and Alcatraz prison. The Titanic has garnered a particularly positive response from the gaming world due to its striking resemblance to the ship and its true-to-plan mapping of the actual floorplan. If it weren't for the heated battles taking place on the Titanic, players could arguably tour it as a bit of a simulation to get a feel for what a voyage on the Titanic was really like.

Black Ops 4 also introduces a new gameplay mode called Blackout. It bears striking resemblance to other popular games on the market at the moment and requires players to choose to play as a solo, with a single partner, or a group of four and will parachute into a desolate land in order to scavenge the available loot in aims of becoming the sole survivor of 100 players.  It is far more in-depth than other similar titles on the market at the moment as it includes a plethora of vehicles, larger maps, and greater opportunities to explore.

Black Ops 4 is the first in the series to make full use of 4K technologies, so players can fully a cinematic treat if they have appropriate screens and systems capable of handling this level of extreme detail. It is fully supported by comparable HD audio.

If players are looking for a strong community aspect, then they're in for a treat. Black Ops 4 has one of the largest online gaming communities on the Internet today and has won Gamescom's Best Social Game of 2018.

Game Information

Release Date
12th October 2018
Treyarch, Activision
Total Rating
Content Rated
M (Mature)
Game Modes
Single player, Multiplayer, Split screen
Player Perspectives
First person
Action, Warfare
PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One