Even though I picked up a copy of the original Black Ops on release day, it wasn’t until Christmas that I played Zombies for the first time. Credit goes to one of my PSN buddies for introducing me to the best feature of a Treyarch Call of Duty title.
If you’re unfamiliar with Zombies, then you need to know it cannot be completed.
You start off in a relatively small area with only a pistol & knife, acquiring credits for killing Zombies. These credits can be used to open up other areas or to purchase weapons and perks.
I don’t claim to be an expert in Zombies but I will say you can’t go wrong by using the knife for the first few rounds, followed by the pistol. You should then have enough credits to buy a fully automatic weapon, which should be used for as long as possible. Try to open up new areas gradually, with the aim of creating a loop around the map. As the difficulty increases you can then retreat, over and over.
The game gets increasingly more difficult until you become overrun with the, undead, AI controlled enemies. Like I did, you might think this is a pointless affair but it gets addictive, fast.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Zombie Mode Trailer
For the first time, Zombies now features Theatre Mode. Given the games go on for so long, this will no doubt be great news for anyone with a capture card. Gone are the days of enormous files that take days (weeks, months) to render – simply drop in and acquire the best bits.
Treyarch have also confirmed that Zombies data will now feature in Call of Duty: Elite, so you can see how you stack up against your friends. What’s more, Elite Memberships are now free!