A slightly aggressive rock soundtrack in multiplayer, entertaining voice acting for Zombies, and meaty-sounding weaponry. Yep, that sounds like a Call of Duty game alright.
Running at a silky 60 frames per second is par for the course these days when it comes to Call of Duty, but the entire package is polished to the Nth degree. Even Blackout, which is visually downgraded slightly to accommodate the player numbers, still looks good.
No major shifts here. Black Ops 4 retains the boots-on-the-ground mantra that WWII brought back to the fore, and is tight, well-balanced, immediate and just really great fun to play. Blackout is fantastic.
The absence of a story-driven campaign isn't as keenly felt as you'd think. Blackout more than makes up for it, delivering a battle royale mode that's almost worth the asking price alone. Three Zombies campaigns, stellar multiplayer and a lot of polish make for a killer package.
The majority of the list has been assigned to Black Ops 4's Zombies campaigns, so you'll need to dig in and get a good squad together. Completing all of the Specialist HQ tutorials, levelling up in multiplayer, winning in Blackout and unlocking characters makes up the rest of the list. A difficult one then, but a good spread overall.