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News video games 12 October 2021, 17:26

author: Adrian Werner

Back 4 Blood Launches Today, Also on Game Pass; First Reviews are Positive

Back 4 Blood launches today. We have already learned the launch times of the game on PC and consoles. We also got to know the first reviews.

Back 4 Blood, the co-op shooter from the creators of Left 4 Dead launches today. The game will be released on Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. The PC version will be sold on Steam and Epic Games Store. From the moment of its market debut, the project is to be available as part of the Game Pass subscription on both Microsoft consoles and PCs running Windows 10.

The official Twitter account of the brand published a map, informing about the times when the game will debut in the regions.

Map with the launch times of the game.

The first reviews have appeared online, but so far only a handful of them is available. In addition, some websites, such as PCGamer, refrained from revealing their score and published only an article with impressions after a few hours of play. Currently, the average score on OpenCritic is 79%.

Example review scores of Back 4 Blood

  1. TheGamer - 5/5
  2. Gamepur - 9/10
  3. - 8.5/10
  4. Hobby Consolas - 80/100
  5. Spaziogames - 8/10
  6. The Outerhaven Productions - 4/5
  7. GameGrin - 7.5/10
  8. PC Invasion - 7.5/10
  9. XboxEra - 7.2/10
  10. Screen Rant - 3.5/5
  11. VGC - 3/5

Most of the first reviews are positive. Especially praised is the polished gameplay and extensive content. The game is described as a worthy heir to the Left 4 Dead series. It recreates its key elements and at the same time adds some new solutions which add freshness to the game.

Criticism has been leveled at the game's balance and the fact that it was clearly designed to discourage playing solo (we wrote more about this a few days ago). Technical problems with network connection are also mentioned, especially in crossplay. In addition, for some editors the game's great similarity to Left 4 Dead is a disadvantage, although others consider it an advantage. All in all, the reviews paint a picture of a successful co-op shooter, especially since the mentioned flaws are among those that can mostly be fixed with updates.

  1. Back 4 Blood Won't Save Progress for Solo Players
  2. Back 4 Blood - official website
  3. Turtle Rock Studios - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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