Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Review – Show no mercy

On January 22, 2013

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Review – Show no mercy

Our rating:

By: Activision Publishing, Inc.

Version #: 1.3.1

Date Released: 2012-11-12

Developer: Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Support

Price: 6.99

User Rating:

Call of Duty is so famous a title that half the results on googling “cod” points to it. Hardcore gamers have always had a thing for COD and that is why Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies aims to satisfy them on the go.

The gameplay is very much similar to the original PC hit with shoot to kill strategy. You’re stuck in a mansion filled with zombies and your last partner just turned into one of them. Show no mercy and escape!

You have a gun and 500 points to start with, when zombies start pouring down. Open fire with the classic pistol, powerful shotguns, continuous machine guns or even a cruel turret; when nothing seems available, go old school with the ever-dependable kitchen knife. Kill their brains and you are awarded with points. Use points to buy ammo, upgrade weapons and to open doors!

Yeah, you heard it right. Each room is sealed and you have to kill and earn a threshold point before you can open doors and proceed. Just like Call of Duty or any other FPS games for that matter, you have certain objectives to complete to make your escape possible. Do whatever it takes to survive and get the hell out of there.

Controls are a joystick, shoot, reload, knife and swap buttons while occassional actions require you to tap the hand icon. They work perfectly fine including the swipe to look around.

The animations are close to the console version and the sound effects are great. Red-eyed wolves charging towards you, close zombie encounters and surprise attacks literally gets your heart pumping. The awesome comic-themed interface, a variety of characters to play as and three different difficulty modes help it gain the authentic feel. While the game is in no way falls short of the original, the 6.99 tag looks fine.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:With pleasure

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Hard-core action gamers

What I Like:The execution and animations

What I Don't Like:Absense of a map system

Final Statement:Headshot!

Read the Developer's Notes:
The Call of Duty: Zombies phenomenon has risen back to life.

Adapted from the best-selling console hit and built specifically for tablets and smartphones, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies delivers maps and weapons never before seen on mobile, and 50 levels of "Dead-Ops Arcade," a 50-level zombie gauntlet that provides the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty’s signature zombie warfare.

Play solo or join a team of up to 4 players as you mow down hordes of zombies with Call of Duty’s all-new interface, now featuring Voice Chat for the first time ever.

And don’t just take our word for it; here is what critics think of the game:

- "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a must-have for any Call of Duty fan and for everyday gamers alike." –
- "...after spending some time with COD: Black Ops Zombies, we think this could possibly be the best game we’ve seen yet on the Apple tablet." – Into Mobile
- "As far as the whole package is concerned, I adore the Dead Ops Arcade mode and feel it adds significant value to the $6.99 price tag" – Destructoid
- "Dead Ops…a perfect fit for the mobile platform." – G4 TV online

What's New in Version 1.3.1
- All new weapon: the Crossbow
- All New Achievements

Finally, a variety of optimizations and fixes have also been incorporated into this update to give players the best mobile Zombie experience yet.
For tips, tricks, and troubleshooting, be sure to check out the Black Ops Zombies Field Manual at

The game has been optimized for 3rd-generation devices and higher, providing unparalleled graphics and performance. As an iOS Universal App, the game operates the same whether played on iPhone, iPod, or iPad, meaning a zombie’s brain will splatter just as vividly on your iPhone 4 Retina Display as on your iPad 2. The game also supports Game Center leaderboards so you can compete with your friends.
Need more undead? Download Call of Duty: Zombies, the original mobile zombie warfare experience available on both iPhone and iPad. And don’t forget to download the Call of Duty: ELITE Mobile App for an inside-edge on your console Call of Duty Multiplayer experience.

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