I never was a big fan of action games or shooters back in the day. I was always more obsessed with puzzle games, strategic games and point click adventure games. Until I was introduced to a franchise that was able to combine several aspects of the genres I liked into one mindblowing, action packed strategic game. Call of Duty. And now it’s available for phone, in a revisited version. Is it as good as the console games?
Call of Duty is of one of the most popular franchises amongst FPS gamers and those who enjoy playing games with a military feel to them. I've always played the titles under the franchise on my console, but never did I think I could play Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies on my phone!
I knew I had to download Call of Duty:Black Ops Zombies when I heard from friends about the impressive graphics and immersive feel to the game. In fact, the first thing I noticed about the game was how the graphics held strong with what I remembered from the console and PC versions of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies.
I have the utmost respect for anyone who voluntarily joins the military and puts their lives in danger to protect the people of our country, but sadly, I don't have the guts to do so myself! So, every now and then, I like to pick up my controller, or in this case, my phone, and indulge in an immersive military-style battle against my friends. You would be surprised just how immersive military games can be when you've got your headphones on and lose yourself in the heat of the battle, from the safety of your couch, of course.
Now, imagine you're deeply immersed in a war-like environment but your enemies are brain-munching zombies? The impressive graphics and intense soundscapes created for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies will leave you jumping out of your skin and coming back for more!
My most significant disappointment with Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies were the fighting mechanics. At times it's necessary to throw a grenade or launch a monkey out of a window, so it's vital that the developers create a system which will reliably tell you where that device is going to land or explode when you launch it.
Unfortunately, I died several times because a grenade or otherwise explosive weapon did not detonate where it was supposed to have, which is very frustrating when you're trying to survive a match with others!
I was so excited to see the selection of unique guns and weaponry created especially for Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. There are quite a few that are completely new and fresh to the series and are only available in the mobile version of the game.
Although I was excited to see the newness in artillery, I was disappointed to see the same old maps from the PC version. I enjoy playing these maps, but it would have been nice if the developers had created even one or two new maps to enjoy with this revamp of Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies.
I would say there is always hope for an update, but this version of the game has been around for quite some time, so it's highly unlikely that anything new or different will be added to Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies.
Overall, I really enjoyed playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, and I would highly recommend the mobile version to anyone who has spent time playing the other titles in the franchise. For a game that gives you nearly all the content you would find on PC or console while operating on a smartphone, I think it's worth putting up with the repetitive content and lack of newness. After all, they did give us a slew of new weapons to thwart our enemies within the game, and what more could an FPS player want from a mobile game?