PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Last updated date: July 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 114 expert reviews, the PS4 PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
6,032 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
New multiplayer mechanics provide a wider variety of gameplay options without forcing you into a hardcore strategy
- GameSpot
October 22, 2018 | Full review
Custom games don’t count toward player and weapon level progression but the ability to jump into a custom mode tuned a little easier made learning the intricacies of levels much less stressful.
- IGN Southeast Asia
October 16, 2018 | Full review
Black Ops 4continue the series’ tradition of keeping split-screen for its various game modes. Even Blackout has split-screen, which is impressive considering the other major battle royale games are online-only.
- Game Rant
The most shocking change is that you can now choose which perks you want to spawn on the map, and even assign their locations.
- Kotaku
October 15, 2018 | Full review
I had much more fun with Black Ops 4's new Rush mode, which pits players against each other in an murder race to see who can gather the most points by offing zombies.
- PC Gamer
October 17, 2018 | Full review
The Heist gamemode, a new addition to the series, offers round-based multiplayer shooting that puts you into a buy menu at the start of each round, all the better to blow the earnings you accumulated from killing enemies.
- Trusted Reviews
October 17, 2018 | Full review
It offers a tactically rich alternative for players who want something with more grit, naturalism and sweaty peril.
- The Guardian
October 17, 2018 | Full review
Despite the enormous size and maze-like structure of some of the Zombies maps, they don’t feel cryptic. With enough exploration, you can find all the buttons and items you need to open them up to access better weapons and gear.
- Digital Trends
Traditional multiplayer is not only a refreshing return to team-based combat after an oversaturation of battle royale games on the market, but it also changes enough to keep players interested.
- Bleacher Report
October 15, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The continuing Zombies storyline hasn't aged well, with offensive and distracting dialogue
- GameSpot
October 22, 2018 | Full review
Playing with bots isn’t without its problems, though. While the three robotic comrades would usually stick close, their path finding was sometimes a little shaky which led to more than one missed revive, but overall I found them to be a great way to experience Zombies.
- IGN Southeast Asia
October 16, 2018 | Full review
The downside is that the text in split-screen is obnoxiously small, making it virtually impossible to read most of the words on the screen, and we couldn’t find any settings to change the text size. Still, having a somewhat flawed split-screen option in the game is better than having no split-screen at all.
- Game Rant
I did find the Theater could go a bit wonky and stop responding properly if the clip showed a player emoting, tagging, or even spraying heavy gunfire action.
- Kotaku
October 15, 2018 | Full review
It’s worth noting that I’ve experienced some serious stability problems while playing the game on my home PC (part of my time playing was also at an Activision review event). Though it runs for hours without incident, I’ve had occasional crashes in virtually every mode, some in the middle of games.
- PC Gamer
October 17, 2018 | Full review
No single player campaign
- Trusted Reviews
October 17, 2018 | Full review
The single-player campaign has been jettisoned, leaving us with just the multiplayer experience.
- The Guardian
October 17, 2018 | Full review
Zombies bots are too strong and not that smart
- Digital Trends
While some might see the lack of a single-player campaign as an easy way out for an annual force of a franchise, it's clear after only a brief time with Bo4 it's more of a braggadocious move by a team offering up the best Call of Duty in a long time.
- Bleacher Report
October 15, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Black Ops is back! Featuring gritty, grounded Multiplayer combat, the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in a massive battle royale experience. Blackout features the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, and characters, locations and weapons from the Black Ops series, How to play whether you play on your own (solo), with a friend (duo), or your whole squad (quads), the game’s fundamentals are the same. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer raises the bar, delivering the most thrilling experience yet with a focus on tactical, grounded gameplay and player choice. The game offers a new level of online action across a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes. For the first time, Multiplayer serves as the center of the game’s narrative as players explore each Specialist’s role and unique playstyles. With the return of the Pick 10 Create-a-Class system and a new Gear category, gameplay becomes more customizable than ever, giving players choice on how to equip their Specialist. Combined with the ability to unlock devastating Scorestreaks, players will have the opportunity to be powerful on their own or unstoppable as a team. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 delivers the biggest Day 1 Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead. With an exciting new adventure and a brand-new cast of characters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies will feature the deep gameplay and easter eggs that its rabid community of fans have come to expect.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 21
2. PS4 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 18
3. PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 10
4. PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 7
5. PS4 The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
6. PS4 Fallout 4
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
7. PS4 Sekiro Shadows Die Twice
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
8. PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
9. PS4 Final Fantasy XV
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
10. PS4 Days Gone
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 11

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