About the Game
Call of Duty is perhaps the go-to thought when people think about military-based first-person shooter games, and there are an entire generation of gamers who have grown up alongside the franchise.
This experience in the field shows with this incarnation of the game which offers a fairly small map, but one that is rich in high-quality loot. These two factors make gameplay fast and exciting with high-risk, high-reward quests making the blood pump.
The game is populated with occasional patches of zombies who can make your life awkward if you’re in the middle of a careful tactical campaign or fending off other players. Zombies come bumbling in, drawing all sorts of the wrong kind of attention and needing to be taken care of straight away. The best laid tactical plans and hastily cobbled together strategies alike can be undone with the advent of a bunch of the curious undead!
Lots to Do
As well as the main story arc, there are plenty of side missions and quests to play through. These include Heist, where it is a race to find caches of money and weapons and other valuables before the other guys, and then a whole other race to keep your treasures with you until you can secure them safely!
You can also indulge a passion for zombie killing by competing against other players to kill as many zombies as possible within a certain time limit. Winner takes the prize, but everyone reaps the satisfaction of seeing waves of the undead mown down until a hail of bullets – excellent payback for the above-mentioned ruined tactics!
Ways to Play
- Solo Missions mode – also called ‘Specialists’, these solo missions explore the back stories of the team. Play as each team member in turn to get the full flavour of the characters that you will be inhabiting later in multiplayer mode
- Multiplayer – (competitive multiplayer) team up with friends and strangers against more of the same, as you battle your way to mission objectives with a wide range of weaponry and gadgets all designed to help you blast your way to success
- Zombies – Zombie mode could be renamed ‘cooperative multiplayer mode’ without losing any accuracy. Team up with other players and take out as many enemies as possible: with zombies as that mutual enemy, of course. Spraying down wave after wave of zombies with your teammates aiding you and cheering you on is a cathartic way to pass forty minutes or so, before getting back into the long story arc and cracking on with the mission
- Blackout Mode – this is COD’s version of a Battle Royale type gorefest. Slug it out with up to a hundred other players, looking to become the last man standing – but do watch out for those pesky zombies! They even pop up in this most tense of battlegrounds, interfering with your progress and even (unwittingly) helping to get you killed!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Europe) for PC is available for purchase on Instant Gaming for a fraction of its retail price. You will receive an official key and be able to play the game in seconds. Play smart. Pay less.
OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or GTX 1050 / AMD Radeon HD 7950, 2 GB VRAM
OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
Processor: Intel i5-2500K / AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, 4 GB VRAM or GTX 1060, 6 GB VRAM / AMD Radeon R9 390 or RX 580
Processor: Intel i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 2700X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti