The Black Ops storyline continues, switching the past Cold War from the game's predecessor to future 2025, as a new Cold War between U.S.A. and China flares up due to the actions of one vengeful drug-runner. The seventh installment of the long-running action franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops puts players into the early era of the Cold War (including the Vietnam War) as a member of the United States black operations unit known as the SO.
Blazkowicz returns, guns blazing, to stop the Nazis from harnessing the power of an alternate dimension known as the Black Sun. The fifth installment of the Call of Duty series, bringing most of the gameplay and graphical improvements of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare back to World War II conflict.
It is also the first Call of Duty game set in the Pacific Theater. Operation Darkness is a turn-based strategy RPG which follows the exploits of a supernatural special forces unit during World War II as they attempt to stop Hitler and his various occult minions.
Plenty of other games followed suit to create engaging horde modes that could rival the addictive nature of Call of Duty Zombies. Its adrenaline-pumped action and unique settings make it distinct from the dozens of filler game modes on the market.
Updated September 17th, 202 by Johnny Garcia: The next installment of Trey arch's Call of Duty has been announced with Black Ops: Cold War. With the conclusion of the Ether storyline, Cold War will pave the way for an entirely new generation of Zombies.
The Black Ops 2 launch of Zombies was not well-received, from the clunky Transit to the underwhelming Die Rise. Artur allowed the players to do things never previously possible, from locking down the Mystery Box to changing Power-Ups.
Ascension is also great for how much freedom it gives the players, and they can make it as easy or as hard as they want their experience to be. A gladiator Colosseum is one of the unique settings for Zombies, and it made for one of the best maps Black Ops 4 had to offer.
Call of the Dead was the first Zombies map to utilize a celebrity cast, consisting of Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Cellar, Robert England, Michael Booker, and George A. Romero. It was the first time a major Easter Egg could be done solo, and completing it rewarded the player with a Wunderwaffe DG-2.
While the George Romero Boss Zombie was very “love it or hate it,” it created a constant threat that would keep coming back. Killing him would reward the player handsomely with a free Perk Bottle and Death Machine drop (or a Wunderwaffe DG-2 if the Easter Egg has been done).
There aren't many video games that let you slay hordes of undead zombies while making witty quips as JFK or Fidel Castro. Black Ops lets players slay the unrelenting undead horde in its Five Zombies map.
Members of the Zombies community often criticize this map for being too hard, having few train spots beside the second floor and having an awful boss wave. While the Pentagon Thief is rather annoying, running Mustang & Sally or the Ray Gun can make short work of him.
Nova crawlers can use teleports as you can, elevators are a deathtrap at higher levels, and most areas are hard to camp in. It can be rough at times due to constant excavator drilling or the Moon zombie trying to ruin your day, but the zero gravity locations and fantastic No Man's Land endurance area make this one of the most satisfying Zombies maps to play.
Black Ops introduced some iconic weapons like the Thunder gun and Gall, both of which made their debut here. Nova crawlers were somewhat annoying to fight, but it made a nice break from camping and spraying down dozens of zombies.
Black Ops 4's perk changes brought ire among many fans, dropping Juggling and trying to make armor a proper replacement. The split between two timelines made many veterans groan over Trey arch's attempt to gain sympathy over a new cast of characters for the third time.
When the story is put to the side, Black Ops 4 made some good gameplay alterations to the Zombies game mode. Ancient Evil is the Magnum Opus of Black Ops 4, combining epic imagery with Greek mythology and engaging fights with zombies and bosses alike.
The eerie vibe of this map makes it instantly recognizable as well, with the cold steel walls juxtaposing the flames and plentiful blood populating the environment. Black Ops 3's rendition called The Giant was also fantastic, but it didn't innovate as much compared to the original.
Black Ops 3 introduced a plethora of gameplay changes in both its multiplayer and Zombies game modes. Fans were initially mixed, angry that the original cast was missing and the map was heavily focused on the Easter egg.
Over time, this underrated map finally began to get the recognition it deserves for its sweeping mechanical changes and masterful execution of its visual design. Take the epic Easter egg present in Moon and set it within a Medieval castle.
Trey arch took all of those criticisms to heart and created Origins, a map that took the glowing reception of Mob of the Dead and cranked it up to 11. Instead of surviving as long as possible, players had an actual objective in this map: create a plane to escape Alcatraz.
Never ending hallways of cells and stairs made Alcatraz seem incredibly expansive and like a real location. Mob of the Dead's overall fun factor makes it the bestZombies map ever made to this day.
Graduating from Pikes Peak Community College in 2018 with an Associate of Science, Charles has spent his time dissecting popular video games, movies, and technology.