Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review - 8 Ups & 4 Downs


4. The Disappointing Lack Of A Campaign

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4

Though it was announced over six months ago that Black Ops 4 would be the first mainline Call of Duty game not to feature a single-player campaign, it's still a major sticking point for many fans, and rightly so.

While the campaigns generally only lasted around 6 hours and weren't super memorable, especially in recent years, they did nevertheless serve up an entertaining blast of cinematic, big-budget mayhem that was a fun accompaniment to the multiplayer suite.

If Black Ops 4 doesn't leave players wanting for content, it does still seem rather cynical to cut the campaign entirely, especially considering how it's been a reliable staple of the series for years and something which many players savour year-in and year-out (though apparently not enough according to Treyarch's own metrics).

At least we already have confirmation that next year's CoD will indeed feature a story mode, though it wouldn't be surprising for Activision to phase it out franchise-wide if Black Ops 4 sells as well as most analysts predict.


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