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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review

Tue Nov 27 2012, 17:52
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Having been negative about Black Ops 2's multiplayer side for the majority of our review, we have to concede that there is one area in which it shines, and that of course is Zombies.

Black Ops 2's Zombies section is the best yet seen in any Call of Duty game, featuring a campaign-like Tranzit mode that offers gamers a fun alternative to the otherwise serious main campaign. Tranzit is a cooperative game mode that tells the story of yourself and three buddies during a zombie apocalypse. The mode tasks you to fight off increasingly difficult waves of undead and is among the most enjoyable sections of the entire game.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 zombie

As well as the main Tranzit mode, Black Ops 2's Zombies arena features Survival and Grief modes. Survival mode is basically the same as Tranzit but minus the campaign story, tasking you to defend a single area from the zombie hordes for as long as you can. Grief mode is a competitive version of Survival that pits two teams against one another with the winner being whoever can last the longest.

In Short
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is by far the most interesting entry into the series we've seen in recent years. While on the one hand we're happy about this, as it shows that Treyarch has finally realised that it can't simply rest on its laurels, we're sad that the development team hasn't fixed a number of core problems with the basic multiplayer experience yet. Here's hoping that they will get it right with the next, even better game. µ

The Good
Surprisingly good single player game, Zombies make everything better.

The Bad
Core problems with multiplayer matchmaking make entering the series a daunting task.

The Ugly
The thoughts flashing through your head as yet another pre-pubescent level 50 player boasts about how he just P3ned you on multiplayer.

Bartender's Score
8/10

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