Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Review: More Zombies, Better Guns. Still A Kick Ass Game!

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Now Playing (Video Game Reviews)
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Pros:
The best game mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops is here
Touchscreen controls are well done
Fun multiplayer

Cons:
Needs more levels

Review based on Version 1.1.0

If there is one thing I like to do in video games it would be blasting zombies in the face. The genre that has become so common in mainstream media lately is still kicking, but one must wonder when killing the undead goes out of style just like a World War II game. Well at least that time is not now. Alright soldiers, get your guns and knives because it’s zombie slaying time…Call of Duty style. Just keep in mind that these are not your ordinary Nazi zombies. These are Black Ops zombies.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, from Treyarch and Ideaworks, is a follow up to World at War Zombies on the iPhone. The new sequel is now made for both the iPhone and iPad (looks and plays better on the iPad by the way) and it kicks ass. More levels, more zombies, and more modern weaponry to blast the heads off those undead bastards and send them straight to hell. However, these zombies are not your run off the mill type we found in the last game. They’re meaner, badder, stronger, faster and in greater numbers, so it’s going to take even more fortitude then the last time to take them down.


For those of you not familiar with the game let me go ahead and explain what your supposed to do. This is a game of survival so there is only one constant. Your going to die. The big question is when. The zombies will arrive in waves breaking down your defenses. You must keep them at bay using your variety of weapons. You’ll start out with your basic handgun, a knife, and a couple of grenades. Good luck! As you kill zombies and repair barriers, you’ll earn points which you can use to purchase new weapons, open doors to explore new locations, and even get to purchase an upgrade or two. Might I suggest a little “Revive?” The more you open up a level the better the weapons are, and there’s some environmental attacks to use as well. Take advantage of this and you’ll survive just a little bit longer.

World at War Zombies’ touchscreen controls were well done so expect the same here with Black Ops Zombies. You have two different control schemes to choose from allowing you full control of your movement and shooting elements. I played each style and found them extremely responsive and easy to use (I prefer the twin stick type for those who prefer console style controls). Finding one that will comfort you will be the only challenge after that. Casual players should have no problem after the first game or two to get accustomed to the controls. However, it will take a lifetime to master, because we all know that zombie slaying is not that easy or else we’d all be doing it.

Multiplayer is also back this time with Wi-Fi for up to four players. Now you can slay zombies on your own, but we all know that having a friend or two watching your back makes things much better. Besides this is what makes Black Ops Zombies fun. Online connections were pretty good, although I did experience a little lag here and there. Don’t worry because this is not a deal breaker in any way. A good suggestion is to find a good hot spot (mine being my own 4G mobile setup. Thanks AT&T) and get ready for some lag free zombie ass kicking action.

For a zombie slaying game you can’t do much better than Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. The game is great although there is only two maps right now. You have Kino Der Toten and the fun twin stick game Dead Ops Arcade (this map must be unlocked by finding four hidden coins within the game’s menus). Both are awesome, but part of me wants more maps. The good news is that Treyarch is hard at work on the Ascension map which is coming soon. Zombies and space monkeys! What a great combination. Down the road you can expect even more maps including the popular Call of the Dead which is hinted in the game.

Overall, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a game I’d highly recommend for zombie blasting destruction for your iPhone and iPad. It’s great for both on-the-go periodic play as well as long sessions. The game may not be complete with all the DLC yet, but for what it offers right now is still hours and hours of fun and mayhem well worth your time. Buy it right now.

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