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Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie Review: Zombie Shootfest At its Finest

Posted August 8, 2012 by in Arcade & Action






Fun Factor

Total Score

4/ 5


Developer: Glu Mobile
Latest Version: (Augst 3, 2012)
Genre: Arcade & Action, FPS shooter
Price: $6.99
Game Reviews:


great graphics, Dead-ops arcade, lots of levels


choppy controls, aiming is hard, no dedicated shoot button

It was worth the wait, but finally the anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for Android has finally arrived. Veteran players of the Call of Duty franchise who have played World at War and Black Ops, will quickly recognize the familiar levels.

by Paolo Nikko
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It was worth the wait, but finally the anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for Android has finally arrived. Veteran players of the Call of Duty franchise who have played World at War and Black Ops, will quickly recognize the familiar levels.  Actually, the game is a port of the “Nazi Zombies” mode that was first seen in Call of Duty: World at War way back in 2008, and was revived later as a bonus mission in Call of Duty: Black Ops after finishing the game.

Players will be able to choose from four playable characters and jump straight into the game. Black Ops Zombies for Android features three ported levels from the original games like: Kino Der Toten, Ascencion and the Call of the Dead: Director’s Cut. As an added bonus, the developers have also added “Dead-Ops Arcade,” that features a 50-level zombie gauntlet that will provide zombie game fans the ultimate challenge with Call of Duty’s signature franchise. Once you have selected a level, it’s all guts and glory as you survive upon waves and waves of the undead.

Blood and Gore

Gameplay is pretty much the same, and you start out with a pistol.Players can equip themselves with two weapons at max, and can be done by purchasing them scattered all throughout the levels. Weapons can be acquired by obtaining enough points when shooting zombies. There are many different types of weapons to choose from and they range from submachine guns , rifles, snipers, shotguns and a automatic rifle just to name few. Aside from that there are also some special weapons and equipment in place, like claymore mines, and monkey bombs to help you out with the zombie epidemic.

Zombies will spawn everywhere in the map, and barricading those areas when you have the chance is still the best practice to keep them at bay. In addition to weapons, there are some traps that you can activate in the game and setting them up is easy once you’ve got yourself some electricity running. As you progress later on throughout the game, you will also encounter some other types of zombies like zombie dogs, or special type of zombies that explode when fired upon, and even a Thor-inspired lightning hammered zombie to spice up things.

To unlock other areas in the level, you need to still accumulate enough points. And if you feel that grinding of zombie heads is just way to slow, you can accelerate by purchasing CoD pointsi n the Main Menu. CoD points can be spend in almost anything like purchasing better weapons, unlocking areas, reviving, perks and mystery box but can be used only when you don’t have enough earned points.

Zombie Shoot Fest

Controls are done with the use of the dual-analog stick movement and a single button used for precision aiming through your weapons scope. Aiming throughout the course of the game is done manually using the digital analog sticks, and if you still have problems lining in those head shots, the game does help you with the use of the auto-aim feature. Firing your weapon can be done through a single tap from anywhere on the screen, and if you are using those submachine gun or assault rifles, you have to do a long press in order to fire burst shots. There’s also a dedicated knife button found at the bottom for those stick situations where you just have to stab those zombie guts when they get closer.

Character movement is fluid, but we did experience some problems when dealing with tons of zombies most especially when running and firing at the same time. Controls might not be responsive at some times as we experience losing our sense of direction.  The shooting part was frustrating at some point as we just had a hard time shooting with a submachine gun rifle.  And also switching weapons with a double-tap doesn’t always seem to work, might be a bug though.

Multiplayer Fun

In terms of graphics, Black Ops Zombies for Android is absolutely astonishing and it feels like you are playing on a console version or relieving the same experience on the desktop version. Blood splatters everywhere, and shooting zombies on the head will reward you with all the guts and dismembered limbs you could ask for. Multiplayer is still present and you can play it with three of your friends over a local area network.

As for the whole package, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for Android retails with a $6.99 price tag. You do need to download additional files though as it will still need to download 353 MB worth of data. Despite its similarities to the console version, Call of Duty: Black Ops for Android is totally a new game most especially you are playing it on a handheld device. Better yet, the Dead Ops campaign is a great deal to the package.

Overall, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is an action paced FPS shooter that has got everything that FPS fans that could ever wanted. If you’re a Call of Duty fan before, then this game is definitely worth the keep.

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This game was reviewed on a Sony Ion and Galaxy Note using Chainfire plugin.
You can download Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for Android at the Google Play Store
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About the Author

Paolo Nikko
Paolo Nikko

A graduate of Computer Engineering, Paolo is an Android enthusiast and spends most of his time programming and playing games. He is synonymous for the word customization, as he is curios for everything that surrounds him.