Black Ops Zombies: Call of the Dead
After ‘Ascension,’ a refreshing zombies installment is available to avid fans in the eagerly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation map pack.
Call of the Dead is the newest, largest and most ambitious zombie map yet ever released. As part of ‘Escalation’ it follows the paths of four ‘real life,’ Zombie fighters; Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Michael Rooker and Sarah Michelle Gellar, A.K.A Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The map also features the legendary director of horror movies, George Romero as an immensely powerful zombie and killing him will earn you great rewards.
It is set in an abandoned port in Russia, where the filming of the cast’s new horror movie is underway. However when the face paint and blood capsules of the fake undead are replaced by real, bloodthirsty zombies, it turns into a real fight for survival! Player’s spawn on the shoreline with up to three other players where the classic first gun options the Olympia and M14 are available.
George Romero also spawns nearby, but as a zombie! He initially appears harmless, slowly ambling towards you hurling abuse however, it must be said, if you wish to progress past level 1, DO NOT ATTACK HIM! The reasons for this are quite simply, he is virtually invincible in the early rounds (400,000 health per player) and also any damage inflicted will trigger his ‘crazy mode,’ in which he charges at the nearest player, wildly attacking them. If, heaven forbid, you do accidentally fire at him, the easiest way to ‘calm’ him down is to lure him back into the lake. However, mind he doesn’t electrocute you!
In the later rounds however, it is possible to kill him, the best weapons for doing so are upgraded sniper rifles, the all-new ‘Scavenger,’ which is a bolt-action rifle that fires explosive bolts and obviously the ‘Death machine.’ It has also been rumoured that the other notable new weapon, the ‘V-R11,’ that turns zombies back into humans will work on George Romero. However, this is not the case, although it is the fastest method of ‘calming’ him. If you are skilled (or lucky) enough to kill him, you are rewarded with a death machine and a random perk. On the subject of perks, the new one, included in ‘Call of the Dead,’ is located at the top of the lighthouse and costs a pretty reasonable 1500 points. ‘Deadshot Daiquiri,’ causes the aim assist to focus on the head, rather than the body. It also provides the advantages of steady aim and the benefit of no ‘swaying’ when using a sniper. Using this perk makes slaying the undead George Romero a whole lot easier if you are attempting to do so using anything other than the ‘Death machine.’
The major ‘Easter Egg’ in this map is unlocked after freeing the four ‘Original characters,’ (Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo and Richtofen) from a small room, located underneath the ‘PhD Flopper,’ room. Freeing them from the room and simultaneously unlocking the ‘Easter Egg,’ grants the player with a ‘Wunderwaffe DG-2,’ that will not disappear until it runs out of ammo. Players are also granted a ‘Wunderwaffe DG-2,’ each additional time they manage to kill George Romero.