By Cam Shea editor in chief, IGN Australia
Call of Duty has been the biggest franchise in gaming for many years now, so it’s no surprise to see the latest in the series – Black Ops 4 – debut at number one on the retail charts.
This year’s instalment does things a little differently, eschewing a traditional story-driven single player campaign in favour of introducing Blackout mode, Call of Duty’s take on the battle royale genre popularised by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite.
It’s a smart decision, and has been well-received critically. Rounding out the package, Zombies mode returns, with intricate new maps, key gameplay tweaks and intense core action, while the multiplayer suite is slightly more of a mixed bag.
Making room for Black Ops 4, last week’s top three games have all moved down a spot, while other recent releases – Spider-Man, WWE 2K19, Forza Horizon 4 and NBA 2K19 – are also still represented.