Black Ops 4 review round-up: Fortnite and PUBG rival has ‘best battle royale experience’ | Gaming | Entertainment
Black Ops 4 is out now and the latest Call of Duty has been receiving glowing reviews from critics.
At the time of writing Black Ops 4 for the PS4 has an impressive 87 per cent Metacritic rating based on 13 reviews.
This rating is likely to change as more reviews come in but it’s already a very strong start to its critical reception.
One Black Ops 4 review dubbed the latest Call of Duty as offering “the best battle-royale experience available today” in Blackout.
While another described Black Ops 4 as “the best Call of Duty package” that has been released “in a long, long time”.
If you’re wondering what Black Ops 4 is like, then check out our review round-up below:
Game Informer – 95: “Blackout is the best battle-royale experience available today, zombies offers crazy customisable co-op, and multiplayer keeps things grounded for those looking for the classic core.”
PlayStation LifeStyle – 90: “It takes exactly what people love about the series and continues to fine tune the things it does best.
“This is the Call of Duty that Treyarch is known for.
“The story is still there, intertwined with lore about the multiplayer Specialists, but this drastic shift for the series has allowed Treyarch to pour far more resources into the parts of their game that keep fans coming back.
“Black Ops 4 might be missing a campaign, but it still feels like the most robust the series has ever been.”
Attack of the Fanboy – 90: “Call of Duty feels better off this year without the single player campaign when you look at its replacement.
“That replacement is more maps and modes in competitive multiplayer and zombies, as well as something that you could sink a ton of hours into when it comes to Blackout if Battle Royale is your thing.
“It’s a bold move to remove something that’s been so fondly remembered and even more so when you consider that Treyarch was taking the most risks with Call of Duty campaigns, but the result is the ultimate Call of Duty multiplayer experience.”
COGconnected – 87: “One thing is for certain, Black Ops 4 is easily the best multiplayer experience we have seen from the franchise to date.
“With a robust line-up of multiplayer maps, 3 graphically stunning zombie experiences and featuring the best battle royale shooter on the planet, Call of Duty fans should be thrilled with what Black Ops 4 is offering.
“Sure, the lack of a single player mode is a bit of downer and I do feel like Activision is positioning itself to monetize the crap out of Blackout.
“Yet at the end of the day, Black Ops 4 is the most definitive and complete Call of Duty multiplayer experience and is primed to take a big chunk out of PUBG and Fortnite’s market share.”