Anybody who has played Buried will know all too well how scary and creepy this map is, with the haunted house being a terrifying experience that is not really recommended for people who get scared easily. This map came under some criticism for being a little gimmicky when it was first released, with the game allowing you to play as famous world leaders; John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, and Richard Nixon.
Some gamers were unable to look past that fact early on, but, once you got to play the Five map, it was a lot of fun, with tight spaces and very few places to hide keeping you on the edge of your toes throughout. Five also brought a new form of enemy with the Pentagon Thai, who took things to a new level with his attempts to steal your weapons, causing problems for people throughout.
It felt like one big game of Clue by taking place in a huge mansion, and COD did a great job of bringing more than just Zombies into things, with vampires and werewolves helping to make this even scarier than normal. Charles Dance, Kaiser Sutherland, Brian Blessed, and Helena Botham Carter were all featured here, and they added a lot of fun.
Inspired by the 1940s New Orleans Jazz scene, the fictional More City was a perfect environment and switched things up for Zombies, going from the traditional bleak colors to something a little more vibrant, which was met with positive and negative feedback. This is the final map in the series, and, because of that, everything is ramped up to make this very difficult, although it does bring the story arch together satisfyingly that left everyone happy.
Her Eisendrache may just take the number one prize in terms of visuals, with this map being absolutely stunning to play through with incredible detail-packed to both interact with and in the background. The elemental staves added something fresh to the combat, with giant robots walking around the landscape, giving something else to the gamer to think about, with a look to the sky being needed to avoid being crushed.
This map was full of story reveals that brought things to an end in a perfect way, mixing emotion and impactful moments with fantastic gameplay and graphics. If you want a really fun Zombies experience, then Mob of the Dead is probably the perfect choice for you, with a fantastic atmosphere with a gangster feel that also didn't take itself overly seriously.
This map did have elements of dark humor which were welcomed, while also having an incredible story that had a real thriller feel with a brilliant payoff that was well worth dedicating some time for. Taking place on Alcatraz, the location chosen was superb and fit the zombies franchise well, with a hidden Johnny Cash song and the return of the introduction of the Tommy Gun, this map had it all.
This was the starting point for Zombies, with this being a surprise mini-game that people weren't aware of until they unlocked it, which took place after players completed the World at War's main solo campaign. Once you had made your way through the game you actually bought, you were given a huge bonus of the Yacht Her Unto ten map, which provided an incredible experience that nobody had prepared for.
While it still has the dark theme that would be expected from the game, it also has some amazingly vibrant neon lights that give the map a pop of color. The whole map takes place in a zombie infected amusement park with rides blaring around and a hilarious MC who keeps things entertaining throughout.
Since Her Raise originally debuted within World at War, Trey arch has remastered the map on two more occasions, proving it is a major hit for the franchise, and that is why it ranks so highly on this list. The brilliance of this map was that it had a genuinely eerie and strange feel to it, with the theater being the main hub, with deserted and ripped apart chairs, cobwebs everywhere, and a dark moody atmosphere.
Spanning three different games (sorry Nintendo DS we're not including you for this one) the Zombies franchise has a cult following and for good reason. There are insanely detailed and hard to execute Easter eggs, stories that run so much deeper than you'd ever imagine, and honestly some of the funnest gameplay you can ever experience with your friends.
Updated 6/7/16- This list now includes every Black Ops 3 Zombies Map, including Shadows of Evil, Her Eisendrache, and Zetsubou No Shiva. Photo: Photo: Call of Duty / Activision You're almost always in close quarters, there are obstacles like mud to slow you down, and oh, yeah, there's a giant freaking robot trying to crush you with his feet.
The Easter egg on origins is the hardest to pull off, and when you finally do, you'll be scratching your head at what has just been presented to you. One of the many levels where you play as a guest cast, Mob of the Dead is definitely a fan favorite among Zombie freaks.
Her Eisendrache is a visually stunning map with a lot of interesting things to marvel at, but if you're planning on completing this Easter Egg, you better know what you're doing. Upgrading the fire bow can be ridiculously hard, requiring precision no scope shots to hit a target while flying through the air.
King her Token introduced crawler zombies to the game, which became crucial in gearing up for the next round. 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. The environment was incredibly fun, and it's the more grounded experience that everyone was begging for throughout Black Ops 2.
While Black Ops 4 suffered from a rather shaky start, IX would be the diamond in the rough. 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.
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 best Zombies 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.
When C all Duty: World At War first launched, no one could have imagined the Zombies Mode would have become what it is today. While many players pick up the newest title in the franchise each year for its online competitive multiplayer, the Zombies Mode has built itself a dedicated fan base who purchases the titles solely to fight endless waves of the undead.
Originally released in the second DLC pack of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Mob Of The Dead has players control four new protagonists in the series Finn O'Leary, Albert Arlington, Salvatore Delta, and Billy Handsome. This time visiting Alcatraz, players take control of the Black Ops Zombies' main cast: Dempsey, Nikolai Babinski, Take Masai, and Edward Richthofen.
Although Infinite Warfare was not loved by fans, their Zombies Mode was actually quite fun. In this map, players control four aspiring actors fighting in Space land Theme Park, United States of America.
What makes this '80s movie-themed map memorable, however, is the inclusion of '80s icon David Hasselhoff as the theme park DJ. Changing the tone of the iconic mode was a risk that paid off immensely.
If you were to ask many fans of Zombies what the worst map is, there is a good chance they will say The Tortured Path from Call of Duty: WW2. Throughout the serie's run Zombies has been a continuous wave-based mode, however, The Tortured Path tried to change the status quo.
While players still face enemies in waves, they are also forced to complete small missions during several rounds. When it comes to Call Of Duty Zombies, Trey arch has made some incredible maps.
Despite using an all-new cast, Shadow of Evil holds up as one of the best maps ever made in the series. Set in a fictional 1940s More City, which was based on Chicago, players are forced to fight off endless waves of the undead after the Shadow man sends the characters to a supernatural realm.
Although Trey arch has crafted some of the most amazing Zombies maps, Transit proves that the studio is not perfect. One of the best maps Call Of Duty has ever released for the Zombies Mode is Origins.
In this map, players control of younger versions of the Black Ops Zombies characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richthofen, and Take. What is even more frustrating, however, are the several survivors that players need to protect throughout the match and the Emus that shut off the Ex suit abilities.
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