Black Ops 2 Zombies! Need I say more? I am seriously considering ending this article here because those are the only words that come to mind at the moment! This demi-god of a game is like an amazing piece of art, painted by Treyarch, in a hope that gamers everywhere can and will amuse themselves to their little hearts content, and in order to achieve that, they have added in new features that really show you how zombies should be played.
Tranzit is one of the new modes, playable in the current installment of the Call of Duty series, waiting to be ravaged and abused by players all across the globe! There are two other new game modes available, Grief, which is a 4v4 match where each team must grief the other into getting killed by the malicious hordes of zombies. the other mode being the regular survival like the old days, this time in all the different places across the world of Tranzit, like the Diner, the Farm and so on. The many new features that have been put in, give Zombies a sense that makes it completely different from that of the previous Black Ops and World at War.
One of these new features is the ability to build and craft new items from what seems to be spare parts that are useless by themselves, all to help you along on your killing spree. As you walk around you will come across items laying on the ground or leaning against a wall and it allows you to pick it up. You can only have one part at a time but you can put it down in a spot taken by an item of a different sort. You could use this to your advantage to know where certain items are at different times and then craft with them when the time is right. Building is such a big part of the game now, I feel it needs its own slogan – “Black Ops 2 Zombies, building through hordes of monstrous demons since 1986”
Here I have some examples of the weapons and items that can be and the pieces needed to make them in the world of Zombies. The ‘Zombie Shield’ is made up of a car door and a dolly. The ‘Turret’ is constructed from the RPD, Lawn Mower and the Ammo Pouch. The ‘Electric Trap’ is made from the Battery, the Rod and the Base. These are some of the ‘buildable’ items found across the map of Tranzit and among the ‘sub-maps’, as I like to call them. As you can see the random things that are up for the taking to build and craft varies a lot and really will bring out the inner survivor in all of us.
Again the bus is a large part of the map known as Tranzit, and can be upgraded to assist you, but can also be a burden at times. There are three different parts that can be acquired and used for your own devilish actions. The first is a plough that mounts on the front of the bus. It can be found in the first area. This doesn’t really do much other than stop zombies from climbing in through the front, which saves a lot of hassle when playing solo but if you’re in a 4 man match you may not want to get this part, if you plan on one of you just taking that window and destroying all that come for some lovin’.
The next piece of junk to use upon your journey would have to be the roof hatch. This can be retrieved from the diner area, near the shed. After getting the roof hatch, when you return to the bus all you have to do is look at the ceiling and build it into the bus, and suddenly a hole appears in the middle of your vehicle! This upgrade is the main reason I mentioned above that they can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth getting into. Okay, it I very useful for picking off zombies from above but they can also get inside from this point if you are down there too, which can be a pain. Especially when there are zombies coming at you left, right and centre, so when they’re dropping in over your head everything becomes even more stressful. The roof hatch is also a key part if you wish to get the Galvaknuckles. These can be bought for 6000 points on top of the diner and the only way to get there is by jumping from the roof of the bus, (may I add they are a great one-hit kill weapon up to round fourteen).
Last but not least, the third part to be used is the ladder. This can be found on the farm, and is a key element for boarding the bus while it’s moving. This can be very useful if you get knocked off by any trees while on top of the bus (another dis advantage of the roof hatch) and if you manage to survive a whole lap of the bus route and are in a sticky situation you could hop on the back on to the ladder. If all of these parts are not where they should be they may be in the bank vault in the terminal.
Aside from the bus upgrades, the first thing that you should even think of assembling is definitely the turbine. It is vital to get to many places including all four points on the map that I have mentioned above. It can be put together using the mannequin, the fan and a triangular piece of metal. This is fairly easy to make as all items are in the same room you spawn with, along with a workbench too. It can be used to open doors and is a real point saver. It is also needed to activate the power, which kind of is a big thing in the game…
Unlike the previous versions in the Zombies Story Mode, Black Ops 2 shows what it would be like if you were left stranded, having to fend off the hordes of evil zombies. When all else fails there comes a time when the shooting must come to an end and you have to begin to rebuild… With all these new achievements to fulfill I’d say there are plenty of girlfriends cursing Treyarch’s masterpiece that is Black Ops 2 Zombies.