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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome but requires Commitment

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    tommy
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    This definitely shouldn't be your first "Call of Duty" game, unless you're super into the "Battle Royale" game style and just want to dive into that. Otherwise, this is definitely the latest in a long line of games, and it has a ton of interesting tweaks, but also they got rid of a lot of things that could be seen as more immediately "accessible". This is definitely that sort of permanently online, collection-oriented kind of game. There's no real single player, just some expanded training tutorials for each "character", and then all the Zombies stuff. It's all super detailed and amazing, it's just that you need to play a lot to unlock a LOT of the game. Starting out, in regular multiplayer, you can only pick a "character" and from a stock set of loadouts. Each "character" comes with their 3 "abilities", which 1 of them is just a health boost, for everyone. So everyone really only has 2 unique "abilities". The more "kills" you get, the faster the base "ability" will reload, and then eventually your enhanced "ability" will be available. There's also noticeable speed differences between characters and loadouts, which has things lean a little bit like an "Overwatch" style of game, but still "Call of Duty". After 5 or 10 level-ups in regular multiplayer, you get to make your own loadouts, and then you start unlocking new weapons, and then you have to play with each weapon to unlock new attachments for it. So if you want a silencer on a pistol, you have to get a bunch of pistol "kills" first. So it forces you to use the weapons that you want to upgrade, instead of some of the previous games that just gave you blanket upgrades to unlock and attach. So it's pushing you more into the RPG style of having to train/practice in the skill that you want to be "better" at, by unlocking more features of just that skill. So, overall, it's an awesome new "Call of Duty" game -- as should be expected -- but it really focuses on the long term commitment as opposed to just being a modern mashup of Unreal Tournament and Goldeneye. It's still casual enough to be accessible, but it really does feel like it needs at least a 5 or 10 hour commitment up front to unlock enough stuff that you can then move forward just casually jumping in and out of a few matches here and there -- if that's your play style. And personally, I find the "Blackout" ("Battle Royale" / "Fortnight") style games super boring. There's such a weird mix of "Call of Duty" and Hide-and-Seek and some kind of bizarre tactical aspect to it that I really don't understand. I'm sure it'd be better with a team/group playing together and talking and coordinating, but the whole concept to me is just confusing and seems so boring. I've tried it a couple times, but either I lasted way to long by just sitting in a bathroom looking out a window, or I lost immediately being shot in the back. I'm not here for "Counter Strike" chess precision, I'm here for distracting explosions and hyperactive sounds and colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old-times, with old problems

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    JaeQ
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    COD is back again, and returning to its old way--great for us traditionalist. Forget the jumping and leap frogging dance from the previous, and ditch the old warfare. It's back to run and gun, ground and pound shooter with some very creative power-ups added to a multitude of characters. The guns are simplistic is design but enough to keep the interest and engaged like old times. The scorestreaks were horrendously ordered at first, as choppers seemed to be a constantly reigning down. Well, that's changed and things have balanced out and the action is more enjoyable while remaining competitive. The new BLACKOUT game mode is a knock-off replica of the infamous Fortnite, COD style. It isn't quite as animated or creative, nor as enjoyable but it'll be a good time waster every once in awhile. Offering the same delivery as Fortnite, the randomize drop-offs, and the reducing bubble, this presents a meek feel since scattered accessories and weapons are difficult to spot and require lots of out-in-open-space running to find something useful. There's no easily spotted treasure chests to my knowledge! Nevertheless, it's cool join in if you're bored with multiplayer to roll the dice of actually winning this. Zombies, as always, is fun! Pretty cool starting map with a moderately confusing maze. At times the space to operate in is a bit lack luster. However, if you purchase the Season Pass you get more maps and game modes that seem more fun to play on. Overall, Zombies is much more difficult to survive on this time around since Juggernaut is obsolete---GONE! Not added! Tragic, I know. But, there is some new ones and a couple of familiar drinks from previous versions. Multiplayer still has its traditional game modes were are used to seeing, with a weekly change of a game mode added (Gun Game, Blackjacks Gun Game, 85 TDM, 100 TDM etc.). I'm really loving this old style with a few new twists. BUT...always a BUT... the same crap shoot stuff happens with the towering amount of corner camps that always shut down the thrill. And don't get me started on NUKETOWN, the biggest corner camp and easiest angle-shot ever. What that means is, pick a corner and you'll be set or laid down at the right angle facing a spawn and it's easy pickens all day. Other than that, not a lot to complain about this time around. Anyways, I'll be curious to see how Battlefield responds. Until then COD is back and better then ever--at least in a few years. History has proven that the old ways were the most favored ways, based on (Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops 2 & 4 source: gamesradar). But we all like new and the added perks have certainly brought my interest back to COD. Hope this helped. GAME ON!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What happened to COD?

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    OysterBoy13
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    Going into this purchase I already knew that there was no campaign so be aware of that if that is what you like about this series. Just about everything is online play for this installment. I'll break it down by modes: * Blackout - This is CoD's version of Arena Battle. Similar in style to games like Fortnite this mode has about 100 players dropping into a huge map and the last man/team standing wins. This was the main driving point of this game but I have to tell you I am largely unimpressed. Action is slow and boring and the whole mode just gets old fast. Map is largely just old multiplayer maps cobbled together on a plain boring landscape. Maybe if the map was a little more war torn it would look more COD-esque, but overall it is just bland. Really hope that this mode does not become a common thing that happens to CoD. Some may like it but not for me. Definitely going to be a divisive factor in buying this game. * Multiplayer - If you've played CoD before then this is probably what you are buying this game for. Takes a lot from Black Ops 3 as far as using different characters with different skill sets for different play styles. Only thing I do not like about Multiplayer this year is the use of life gauges and having to manually replenish your health. Players become bullet sponges and guns just seem very unbalanced. Patches could fix this. Maps are pretty much average this time around. Nothing very memorable like some previous games have had. Also 4 of the maps are recycled from previous games. Not even reskinned just plain recycled. Since they had 3 years to do a new game and were not even weighed down with doing a campaign they could have paid a little more attention to the launch maps. At least wall running is gone though! * Zombies - This is the one area I think they made an improvement this time around. You can finally play with difficulty levels and even bots if you are playing solo. Map variation is impressive this time around too. Titanic map has some impressive levels of detail and historical accuracy (minus the zombies of course). The roman coliseum map is different and has very fast paced action. Going back to Alcatraz from Black Ops 2 with a few new bits thrown in is also a good addition. Throw in a good ranking/reward system and you actually feel like you are making progress towards achieving the next rank. The whole Zombies story line is just nuts at this point so just take it for what it is and have fun. Overall this will be a very interesting year for CoD. They took out something that fans love and replaced it with something new. Time will tell if this was a good idea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    DoubleZ
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    I would have rather had MW2 remastered... your paying full price for a game with no campaign so online is your only option pretty much which will be an additional cost, most the maps are just recycled from other call of duty games but with a new texture. The way the characters work in this black ops is also upsetting for example, in some game modes there is only one specialist per team meaning if you like a certain character and someone picks them first your out of luck and have to race to pick them the next game. The highlight of this game would have to be the new blackout mode and zombies for some. Blackout is a complete new mode which is similar to fortnite but better in my opinion and it makes this game feel a little more fresh for the call of duty franchise but it’s not enough to make me tell everyone to buy this game. Thank goodness my game club was still active from Best Buy or I would be even more disappointed from paying full price. The graphics are great and gamplay is easy to pick up but if you own any other call of duty game i would just save your money unless you see an amazing sale for this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Multiplayer Fun

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    NESGUY94
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    Black Ops 4 is exactly what you think it is. It takes heavy inspiration form Black Ops 3 but removed the controversial wall-running and jet packs. While I enjoyed those features, it does make this iteration feel more like the older games where the focus is on "boots on the ground". The action and gun-play is on point and what we've come to expect from CoD. However, I'm not a fan of the new system where the right and left bumper throw grenades. Grenades aren't even unlocked until you hit level 40 or so! L1 is a stimpack that you can use whenever. It just takes a second to cool down before you can use it again. You must choose between a lethal grenade or your specialist weapon on R1. I think placing the specialist weapon on the D-Pad would have been a much better option. Blackout is a ton of fun. As someone who wasn't impressed by PubG, I was truly surprised by how enjoyable this is. The quick/auto equip of scopes and attachments is so much better than manually selecting these options like in PubG. I also appreciate this mode because it is a good battle royal with movement and aiming that feels natural. Fortnite's aiming took me a while to get used to. Standard online modes are back and as good as ever. The specialist system from Black Ops 3 is back and the usual pick-10 system from Black Ops 2 is still here. So far the maps are great. At present, Black Ops 4 is a fun game with a few hiccups. Hopefully the DLC will improve the game and not cause balance issue. P.S. There's no campaign, but who care since BO3's was garbage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Same old COD franchise!

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    LimJahey
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    Honestly, this is probably the last Call of Duty game I will buy, they just keep redistributing/repackaging the same old stuff with their marketing, only thing that EVER changes is the maps, weapons, characters, and other slight game mode changes. A word of advice, allow us to pick what game/map we exactly want to play, being thrown in games all the time on losing teams where people just keep quitting the multiplayer due to losing to other people playing with their friends on the other team is really annoying. Nuketown is probably the only fun thing about black ops and they don't even let you pick the map you want to play, you're just thrown in random lobbies playing a bunch of levels you don't even want to play to begin with. It is literally like pulling teeth to be able to just join enough lobbies and whatnot to finally land on one that plays Nuketown. Only bought it because it was on sale and I had a gift card. Other than that, wouldn't have bought it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the best COD titles I've played in years

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    dc857
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    As a longtime standing critic of this game (well over a decade) this Call of Duty title rubs me the right way. First, Treyarch constantly releases updates but can't please everybody. Some things like the 9bang do need to be nerfed, but narrowing down on anything specific might change in the future should the developers decide on making it so. The multiplayer portion of the game is boots on the ground but with sliding. As with Black Ops 3, you should probably be using a controller with paddles, because aiming while jumping or sliding is essential in this game. Some killstreaks are over the top in how broken it may seem, but again, that might change after this time of writing. Blackout is the main course that most people are showing up for and IMO its the best military style BR game out right now. It's polished, the map is excellent, you can pick up perks, and gunfights are intense. Winning here is beyond satisfying and that's why this was seen as a selling point that needed to be added. I haven't tried zombies yet, don't want to say anything about it unless I've tried it first hand. All in all, Treyarch's response to problems is getting handled well, I like it, and it feels like classic Call of Duty to me which is why I continue to play it. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard to get into

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    AlphaCookie
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    Black Ops 4 just doesn't' grab me the same was 3 or 2 did back in their days. The gameplay is smooth as you'd expect from Treyarch, and I can't knock it on performance. I like how they streamlined the multiplayer playlists, I like how seamless and snappy the menus are. Heist is a standout mode. But the early gear is possibly the worst in the franchise, and the later you wait to start playing, the worse it will be for you. I already see higher level players stomping around because it takes a few hours to get a competitive set of weapons and perks. I'm not a big fan of Blackout. It's not for me, BR in general really isn't for me. But what I have played felt pretty polished and worth a look if you're a fan of the mode. I can't say what really makes it standout against PUBG or Fortnite outside the Call of Duty packaging. Zombies is as stellar as ever. It feels harder to get going, and the easter eggs are brutal. But the mode is still a fun time waster for running and gunning with friends. Blood of the Dead is an amazing map. But if you don't have a team to play with, it'll be a short lived mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Treyarch nailed it! Worthy evolution Blackops III

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    FXYi
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    Played the beta and have been in withdrawal ever since. The graphics for blackout are decidedly uninspiring which i assume is due to the mechanics of battle-royal .. but seriously! That being said it plays well and what i loses in graphics it gives back with strategic game-play. The map for blackout is outstanding, great variety with lots of places to hold out with your squad. I feel the multiplayer maps and experience are a nice step up from black ops III . Zombie mode is beautiful, with much the same mechanics as previous iterations. Cons: 50GB download which is almost 3 hours on PS4 linked through a google fiber connection ... god help you all on comcast !! With a 50gb download going on hours, they really should consider putting a mini campaign on disc so you can do something whilst you wait on the download. Pre-ordered, and received 1pm on the launch day, should have got it to me before release day so i could pre-load it ... :mad:

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Took a few years off from COD and not much changed

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    MrBragg
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    The last COD game I played before buying this was COD Ghosts. I wasn't interested in Advanced Warfare, Infinite Warfare, or WWII and wasn't excited enough by BO3 (though I do want to play them for the story modes/single player). Which would be my first gripe. Game looks great (as usual) but for Treyarch to say there is no single player mode, they somehow blended one into the "tutorial" which leads me to believe they might as well have put the money into one for this game. Many of the same issues that plagued COD before (bad spawns, shooting players 4-8 times and they live but you get killed in 2 bullets, clearing the corner but still getting shot/dying, etc.) are still a problem in this game. Blackout is fun, although I wasn't exactly excited about a Fortnite/PUBG competitor. Zombies looks good and has a variety of game types. Many choices of weapons to use and grind to get from Blackjack's Reserves. Most people will enjoy the game but be ready for the continued frustration this game provides

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's not ground breaking but it is a great time!

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    pgu25
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    Call of Duty will always be that quintessential game that everyone who plays video games feels they must purchase with an exception here or there (I'm looking at you Ghosts) but BlOps 4 feels like a great way to change that whole *eye roll* "I guess i HAVE to buy this one." Yes, there is the usual multiplayer filled with the fun game modes you would expect and this time with no wall jumping or jet boosting to help ease the old timers minds but the real shining achievement is with the addition of the Blackout mode (read: battle royale). Treyarch has managed to create an exciting meld of dropping into a large battleground and finding weapons (you hope), gear, attachments and the ever present in a CoD game, the perk system all the while being hunted by other players doing the same thing in a vast world filled with easter eggs from previous CoD titles. Like the title says, it's nothing that hasn't been done before, but much like Apple creating the iPod, they really try to revolutionize what is out there by taking parts of what works from other games and throws it all in a blender with CoD mechanics and makes a sweet new product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lack of content

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    EDDST
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    You would think with the extra focus on multiplayer there would be an ample amount of content but sadly there is not. For me the Blackout mode is hit or miss but Is a nice addition. Zombies still has less maps than World at War which had 5 maps at launch, I'm not a fan of zombies but for the people who are that sucks that you will never get at least 5 maps like World at War. Now the multiplayer does have some nice changes but with a lackluster create a class it disappoints, the perks and kill streaks are once again reused from previous games so nothing new and the attachment options are too little for my taste. The guns and maps are no better as they to seem to be lacking, it seems that with every new game there are fewer weapons and as for the maps there are only 14 maps which is one more than Black ops 3. This years Call of Duty is supposed to be more focused on multiplayer but with the lack of content it falls short to what could be a 4 or 5 out of 5. I don't recommend this game at full price so wait for a sale, especially if you are considering the season pass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good fun with your friends!

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    Sgntphcm
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    Got this game because my friends were planning to play this until Red Dead comes out and it was a good investment. I haven't played a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1, and they really changed up the zombie mode. I know, we still mow down zombies and all but now we have the power of the Gods as well? I could use Thors hammer and summon different Perks through other gods. It's pretty crazy but I like it. Another thing I love is the blackout mode. That mode is super fun. Its like if PubG was done right. Great mode to play with your friends. And lastly the multi-player, it's a lot faster and crazier than ever. Since my last game was black ops 1, this is a different animal in terms of pace but it's good to see the original maps again. It really feels rewarding when you get the kill of the round or when you go on a kill streak. I have yet to try the operator missions but I heard that's a trip too. I can't wait to get on tonight to play with the boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blackout reigns TDM stays relatively the same

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    KamikazeRevy
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    After years of feeling the COD franchise has gone incredibly stale, COD4 has brought back a bit of life. Many will jump straight in to the Blackout mode and will find themselves pouring endless hours into the game. The other multiplayer modes and zombies mode are relatively the same in spirit with a few welcome additions that help ease the pains of previous games. Character classes return with a few new abilities that mix up the strategies and zombies comes with 3 separate "campaigns". This game does not have the traditional single player campaign mode. This is a game focused entirely on the multiplayer aspects. Definitely a great game but not without it's flaws. As much as I enjoy blackout I have come to grow tired of it a bit. Likely due to really overdoing it the first few days. Hopefully they release a new blackout map to keep things interesting as most matches currently feel exactly the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    COD takes on a fan favourite

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    ObiRob
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    So the new BO 4 is now lacking a dedicated campaign mode. It does however have a “specialist” mode which is as close to campaign as you will get. Instead this game focuses on the online aspect of COD that players have come to expect with one add-on: battle royal. Something that has become en vogue in the last year. Cod offers their take and it’s a win in my book. While it’s clunky and glitchy at launch I have noticed that the developers are working hard to offer more content and updates pretty regularly to help enhance gameplay and smooth out the rough edges. I only gave it three stars because I feel that the lack of a dedicated campaign makes me feel like for the money I should have gotten more. Very little separates this iteration from other games such as PUBG or H1Z1 except the POV. but I have hope that as the game matures it will find interesting ways to separate itself from the pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A return to form with a genre-defining experience

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    Snaximaxi
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    BO4 consists of three modes: Zombies, Multiplayer, and Blackout. Zombies takes the place of a traditional story mode this time around, and features several campaigns at launch, varying in tone and setting. Roughly the same experience overall, but refined further. Multiplayer also follows in this tradition featuring a bevy of game modes. Many maps are staples in the Black Ops universe. The RPG-style leveling and unlocks are as addictive as ever here. New this time around is Blackout, which is certainly the best realized console battle royale game with smart item management, beautiful scenery, and general polish expected from the Call of Duty franchise. Overall this is a great package of a game. While Zombies feels like the most formulaic of the three modes, and multiplayer not far behind it, what this game does is generally too good not to recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's Call of Duty with no single player

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    Pete
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    Picked this up since a few of my friends like playing the annual Call of Duty releases. The game has no single player campaign. All it has is a single player tutorial that teaches you about the specialist. So really there is only multiplayer here. Though you can play some of the multiplayer with bots. Anyway, multiplayer is pretty much the same call of duty we've been getting for years. Gone is the wall running and space jumping but you do get specialists back. New this year is the Battle Royale mode that is all the rage these days. Basically you get dropped into a zone with around 80 other players. The goal is to be the last one standing as the zone shrinks. I found this mode very boring. You spend most of your time looting and prepping than actually engaging in gun fights. It's really slow paced. If you like games like PUBG you'll like it. I thought it was slow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun shooter but needs lots of improvement

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    Bd0gg
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    Game is fun for about 15mins at a time. Then it starts getting frustrating. The formula is much different than other COD games, manual healing that uses perk slots, one grenade throw every 5 mins while you wait for it to recharge, no story or campaign. Blackout mode is somewhat fun if you can stand waiting a few minutes after you land for the textures and items to pop in. There is a severe lack of customization in all modes, hardly any weapons to choose from and the outfits are just the same thing with different colors. Even the character models are all the same. Every Male character has the same exact face with only the hair changing. You can tell they put forth little effort into making this game and nothing was fixed from the beta. That being said it has potential and hopefully itll go the route of No Mans Sky and get some great free updates that fix this mess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The flaws just keep getting worse...

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    PopulationUnit
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    COD:BO4 was supposedly dumping single-player to focus on multi-player. SO what did they do?: Recycle maps from previous COD's (and no, Estate from Modern Warfare2 was not one of them, curse them) Fend off the multiplayer upstart stealing their customer base by installing a Battle Royale mode. Both moves are 'meh', and I found I didn't care about them in a matter of four days. Why? Because every match I have been in for the last week has had 3-6 players quick scoping. In the alternate universe that COD happens in, 10 lb sniper rifles handle faster than smg's. It's sickening that something so easily fixed is only getting worse in this series. I've stuck with the COD games for most of the last decade, but it's finally bad enough I see no point in buying the next one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No campaign no play

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    Deutschy89
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    I bought this without reading reviews for the first time and o wow I hadn’t I am going to get rid of it. I just bought it yesterday and I am going to bring it back to the store today. Treyarch is money hungry they are making you buy everything it’s rediculous. So people that work 40+ hrs a week don’t buy this game unless you want to be ripped off. I am sick and tired of playing online I play just for fun and to relax after working all day not to get slaughtered by some kid that sits around playing in his moms basement all darn day. By the way some of these punk mods online should be kicked off for the language they use it’s very offensive eapecially with everything that’s going on it the world right now again I find this game to be the stupidest Call of Poopie ever don’t buy this

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend