Call of Duty: Black Ops - Rezurrection Review
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Rezurrection Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Dev: Treyarch
Pub: Activision
Release: August 23, 2011
Players: 1-4 (Online)
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

The third map is Shi No Numa, which takes you to a barren swamp somewhere in the Pacific where the recently deceased soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army are now zombies. This map is unique, at least from the four zombie levels in the Rezurrection pack, because it introduces a Special Round where you and your team must fight off a unique enemy. The unique enemy in question is the Hellhound, a creature that many Zombie mode veterans have grown to hate. The Mystery Box that gives you random weapons now also spawns randomly as opposed to on a set path throughout the level, so it's far more difficult to find and therefore infinitely more exciting when you actually do come across it. It's mostly up to you and your team here, because there aren't any traps or power switches to lend you assistance.

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The final map is Der Riese, or Waffenfabrik Der Riese (which roughly translates to "The Giant Weapons Factory"), and it takes the fight to a secret Nazi facility. Der Riese also introduces the teleporters and Pack-a-Punch machine, which for a very high price can upgrade your weapon, giving it a larger clip and increased damage. This is a good-sized map but its layout keeps it from being hard to traverse, so sticking with your friends shouldn't be an issue.

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The Rezurrection pack is a nice change of pace from what Treyarch's been giving us. It seems that every new map pack gets progressively better or more interesting, and a zombie-exclusive pack is a great way to keep Black Ops' Zombie mode alive and kicking for a very long time, while also giving fans who missed out on World At War a chance to experience that game's incredible zombie offering. If you're a fan of the genre, enjoy playing cooperatively with your friends as opposed to against them in the multiplayer, or simply want a reason to dust off your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops, this is definitely worth checking out.

By Adam Dodd
CCC Contributing Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
The wildly different Moon map continues the trend of bringing us one unique new zombie map after another, and the four remastered maps look better than ever.
4.4
Control
Black Ops controls as well as it ever has, and Moon's low-G environment requires a little adapting on the player's part.
4.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The new tracks are fantastic, and the rest of the game still sounds great.
4.8
Play Value
There's a ton of fun to be had in the Moon level, and the four remastered maps are even more enjoyable with their updated visuals.
4.5
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • A brand new zombie map called Moon.
  • New zombies, including the Phasing and Astronaut Zombies.
  • Four re-mastered classic maps: Nacht der Untoten, Verrückt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese.
  • An enhanced Zombies Soundtrack including three new tracks.

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