Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

If there’s one thing that remains consistent in life, it’s that each year provides a brand-new Call of Duty video game. This has been the case since 2005 and the release of Call of Duty 2. Due to the annual release schedule, a shared criticism has surfaced in recent years stating that the franchise simply doesn’t evolve enough when a new game is compared to the previous one. Although the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game might not reinvent the wheel, it successfully shakes off any feelings of franchise fatigue, delivering a consistently entertaining and incredibly polished first-person shooter that looks to be one of the best video games for 2018.

Different Modes for Different Tastes

Like most Call of Duty games from the franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes with a wide range of modes to cater to various tastes. In the latest release, players have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional online multiplayer mode, dive into the largest map ever produced by the franchise while playing the Blackout battle royale mode, and even attempt to survive against hordes of undead thanks to the Zombies mode. Every mode is content rich and well-rounded, providing hours of entertainment for first-person enthusiasts.

No Campaign Mode

Long-time fans of the Call of Duty franchise will notice there is no mention of a new campaign mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. That’s because the new game doesn’t feature a single player campaign. The decision to ditch the single player campaign mode in the new Black Ops 4 game honestly makes the game a lot better. Players will instead be able to enjoy tutorial missions that are designed to teach players how to properly use the abilities of Specialists. The game also impresses with increasingly difficult skirmish matches against AI bots, giving them a proper taste of how to utilise their abilities while on the battlefield.

Backstories

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 provides animated shorts for playable characters, giving each Specialist a captivating backstory. The interesting backstories does wonders by providing each Specialist with a defined personality, ensuring players don’t experience the generic mercenaries that were available in Black Ops 3. Players also have the opportunity to unlock more cut-scenes by completing a series of skirmish matches which depicts an overarching storyline that perfectly ties everything together. The cut-scenes are beautifully animated, well-written, and well-acted, and although the storyline relies on shocking violence when it comes to character development, the game still produces one of the best storylines in the history of the series.

Multiplayer Game Modes

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game comes equipped with two new game modes, including Control and Heist. In Control, a team has to successfully defend two areas on the map, while the other team will attempt to take control of those areas. In Heist, players are stripped from their usual perks and weapons. They will need to use a limited amount of funds to buy gear and depending on their performance, will receive cash rewards to buy better weapons.


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