Best Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie Maps

Best zombie map in Call of Duty Black Ops, which now include the zombie maps from Call of Duty World at War.

The Top Ten

1 Kino der Toten

Kino is original and easier to play. With an easy access way to create the helpful "train" to defeat zombies and crawlers that surround you. I just about every room to open in Kino there is some kind of obstacle in the center of the room that is useful in creating a train. Along with its pure originality in the enemies like the "Stnkies" or "Crawlers" that explode like a stink bomb that stun the players vision for a while. Along with how the zombies, not only come out of windows, but also come out from multiple holes in the ceilings of the dressing room, stage, alley, and just about everywhere, showing the areas of where the "Crawlers" come from as well. And especially how in a range of some random 3 levels every few waves the hellhounds come out as if a giant pack of wolves and their intricate design adds to the great effects of the map as well. Kino is an excellent choice to play for an easy game if you are not able to buy the other maps.

Kino Der Toten is the best because its original. It is full of mystery it is very good. I don't know why its number 1! The Kino ladders are really awesome I actually got them because I rock at the map

Like when you see the aliens. You can train easily. Very nice map. - funkywafflemonkey

Best

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2 Der Reise

It's a true classic. Made for both zombie players who like to sit in a certain area and fight off endless waves with other players supporting and for players who like to run repetitive circles around zombies. The maps not to big, but not to small making it easier for players to reach each other for help. Pretty disappointed kino beat this map in first place, but it just goes to show what makes up most of the ones who claim Kino is the best, either started playing zombies when black ops came out or people who never got to play better maps because they didn't buy dlc, which makes sense why.

Such a great map the last resort room is so awesome for camping and the pack a punch area is very good but almost impossible to camp at the box locations are good too

This map is great I like it when the hell hounds spawn with the rest of the zombies it makes it interesting.

I think this should be number 1 because der reise is a classic I bet some of us had memories of this map

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3 Ascension

Ascension and Kino deserve to be the top 2 they're best two maps on zombies in the game

I miss regular simple maps especially ascension. I hope they bring it back for bo2. Treyarch needs to bring back simple maps that people have fun on and have the ability to make it high. I'm also sick of waiting. Tranzit, the bus. Die Rise, the elevators. Mob of the Dead, purgatory power. Its also the only map that you can all split up and train at different places. The only thing that could make this map better is double tap so guns like the HK21 could be usable.

Love the sickle on the map. Like the launch pad. And the mystery man Easter egg. - funkywafflemonkey

Perfect map. Easy to train and fun to mess around with

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4 Mob of the Dead

What's not to love about this map? The Blundergat is amazing and being able to upgrade it on;y makes it better. Also, Brutus (the Warden) is a great addition to the game (similar to Call of the Dead). I like the new perk, Electric Cherry which comes in hand at critical points. This map also is like a big giant puzzle (having to figure out how to get the parts to the plane in order to escape Alcatraz and Pack-A-Punch). The new wall guns are great and the death machine in the box is awesome. It is cool how you can actually "win" zombies and can obtain the Golden Spork through an easter egg. Along with the numerous easter eggs, players can also obtain the Hell's Retriever, a useful tomahawk given to you by the hellhoud. The characters being voiced by famous actors is also pretty cool. Overall, I believe this map should be #1 on this list.

It's easily the best. It provides a challenge for the player and is very fun at the same time. I mean melee weapon till round 31 or something like that. Weapon that acts almost exactly like monkeys. The gondola, the plane, afterlife, and many more things provide great amounts of fun. The easter eggs really made me interested. Plus it actually gives a little more historical point of view in some ways. It shows details of Alcatraz, the emotions and troubles that prisoners have in their life. I got to say, the developers did very well on this map.

This actually used to be my favorite! Now, after passing round 70 four times, I hate it! The map is incredibly repetitive, you set up the exact same way every time, and your forced to use limited items (you MUST have a shield and you MUST have electric cherry and you MUST have the blundergat/acid gat), the boss is annoying (but we should expect that after Moon and Call of the Dead), the map isn't even an accurate layout of Alcratrez! I've been to the real prison and it's a completely different thing! Black Ops 2 Zombies has been a huge disappointment for me (Tranzit, Die Rise, Nuketown Zombies, and NOW Mob of the Dead)! I consider Buried to be better than MotD and that HURTS to say it! It hurts! But it's true! I went back to Black Ops 1 Zombies and I finally realized how flawed this map really is! I'm ashamed that it took going back to Black Ops 1 to realize it!

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5 Call of the Dead

It's a large map. Very nice layout and has the worlds most annoying zombie character. I hardly ever camp (aside Der Reise because the catwalk is nostalgic) so that isn't a factor in my reasoning but every time you set him off and the screen shakes while zombies are nearby... Ugh.

Back to the map, the visuals are stunning for a zombies game and I really, really enjoyed trying different tactics out. (E.G. : Lighthouse zip-line then boat zip-line or loop around the lighthouse)

Lots of great camping and sniping spots, and it's a big map with plenty of u-turns and little surprises. Angry-fat-guy (the director) as I like to call him, is a nice addition too, although annoying to major campers I'm sure.

Call of the dead is the best Call of Duty black ops zombie map that I have ever played on or seen in my time of playing black ops so people should change their mind and pick a good map in stead of the other maps that aren't as good as this one - ninja_skater_danny_way12

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6 Origins

This is the only map I can enjoy because in this map you can do lots of things like Easter eggs, build and upgrade staves, try out new strategies with different perks and so on! People like to ask why is this map so big wouldn't the mud be bad? The answer to that question is no because it requires more strategy then just shooting. I suggest that if you were a starter to start of with kino and then when you get advanced move on to this map. This map actually puts your skills to the test unlike most of the other maps like buried they give you so many cheap strategies that will actually get you to a higher round. But on Origins it gives you a challenge. Also other maps like mob of the dead get very repetitive and eventually gets boring after a couple of months.

It IS definitely the best map that we ever have seen, me and my friend are both Zombie-mode-lovers and this map suprised us both, after we played the good but not stunning black ops 2 maps... Origins simply is the most innovating zombies map because of new weapons, the giant robots wich are very good integrated into the map and of course the new, stunning easter eggs... And did I mention that it has the biggest location for a zombie mode map ever?... You will enjoy it, trust me... It tells the beginning of the story about group 935 but will it be the last map? Hopefully NOT, because its simply the best zombies map ever made!

Origins is simply the most creative map I have ever seen, and it's the most fun I think I have ever had staying up until 4 AM beating the Easter egg with my buddy. I Wish Treyarch, would make more maps like this (you know, have them be this different with their own stories and such) and have them fun to play. I haven't played any of the bl3 dlc maps, so I don't know about them, but this is my favorite. There are so many different things to do, first map that I believe allows you to get every single perk up till that point. And to top it all off, it's the biggest in terms of useful spots, everyplace has a use and isn't just filler *cough* shadows of evil *cough*

How is this not number one it is so innovative and it’s replay ability is not even a problem and it’s Easter egg is almost as good as moons

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7 Five

See, now I disagree with this placement, I do not have shangri la, or call of the dead (never the less aren't ranked higher) but I have all the other Call of Duty zombie maps, I would probably rank five close to 2 or 3 behind asccension (and that may be biased since I just got it in the past week) and der ries. Why I like five and I think it is ranked lower is one of two reasons. 1) people don't know how to play it correctly or 2) five obviously wasnt intended to get uber far, so if you don't have much time to play verruct (excuse my spelling errors) or five is a good choice. I enjoy the introduction of the freeze ray (which ik is in some rezererction maps, but I don't believe were in the original world at war), id say its better than the other "saftey" wonder guns such as wonder waffe, thundergun, monkeys, pack a punch crossbow, and the black hole thing (i haven't played with the one on shangrila. And I like emp but its monkey bombs is to cross bow as freeze ray is to emp's ...more

A lot of people hate this map and I don't know why. It is challenging, Pack-A-Punch is difficult if you don't know what you are doing, boss level is challenging, there is a pig for some reason, and elevators! This map is awesome with randoms!

Five isn't that good. This comment below mine is pretty silly. The only way to have fun on this map is with coordination, definitely not a good public map.

I disagree with this pick. Yes, I enjoy difficult maps, but Five is not hard in a way zombies should be hard like struggling for ammo on round 4. You aren't getting Jugg until round 10 because you have to waste your money opening almost all the doors in the map and wasting points on the horrible wall guns (MPL, M14, MP5). So when u finally get a decent gun from the box after getting Jugg, don't worry the pentagon thief is only going to steal it, and then you're back to crappy wall guns. "Well, why didn't you kill the thief? " Well, he's almost impossible to kill if you're playing solo. "Well play with a team of 4." 😂Good luck, the only decent strategy is to have one guy train in the only trainable spot while the other 3 camp in an elevator. Five is overall just a stupid annoying map that should've been so much better. Never will I understand how it is above maps like origins which is the best map of all time.

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8 Moon

I love moon there is lots of Easter eggs. The hacker is nice. Area 51 is a good place to start out at. - funkywafflemonkey

Best map with the most perks, as well as being the largest and having the best wonder weapons.

It has so munch doors to get and such big space to run and good guns

I like how you can jump high

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9 Verruckt

First zombies map with perks and traps. This is what started it all for Call of Duty. The running zombies and location is super creepy as well. This should be at least number 4 on the list.

This is a great map it gave a big leap from nacht der untoten and adds perks and power

Best atmosphere of all the maps, and you never get far enough for it to be boring (unlike Kino). Challenging but not over-complicated like five.

Easily a top 5 map. This is what progressed zombies, and revolutionised it with perks and traps etc..

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10 Nacht der Untoten

This is a great map. It's the one that started it all! In World at war, all you know was that you were trapped and needed to kill zombies. I was so happy when they added it to black ops!

This map is so epic so good it kicked off zombies this map should be at least under 10

This map is so crap and small

This trash ass map no perks no pack a punch plus its small

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The Contenders

11 Shi no Numa

Shi No Numa was even though they didn't try to was a creepy map. It was a great idea of the traps and always had a great place to train.

I think this is one of the best maps

Shi no numa rocks my Brian

It's trash

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12 Shangri La

Shangri la is great because of just how different it is! This map is just so much more special and more challenging then all the other maps and all of the puzzles and Easter eggs in shangri la are all really boss

I like this map because it is fairly larger than the other maps but still challenging, also the fact that its so large your partiners blips can vanish from being so far

Shangri-la is unique to the rest of the zombi maps with challenging obstacles but not too challenging like BO2 maps I do enjoy the humour to the map and never forget the monkeys. Another thing is that the maps isent too big or too small like moon or Kino der totem

I think this map is the perfect difficulty with traps around the map with bosses that you can use to your advantage great map medium size with all perks including jug, stam, quick, speed, tap, phd, deadshot awesome map! :D

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13 Buried

This map is great! You can do so much stuff in round one it's not funny and using Leroy is the smartest thing trey arch did since the pack a punch machine. I had a great time playing it and could be my favorite. I still enjoy mob of the dead thought was a bit of a toss up. Anyway if you can only get one DLC get this map because there is so much to do and the witches are so fun with some friends because everyone starts panicking!
Thanks for reading my opinion.

My favorite zombies map by far. I like how you can use the paralizer to fly over obstacles and I like Leroy a lot because I use him to build different things. Also the new perk vulture aid is amazing in the later rounds its helpful to use the zombies stink to by you some time. I also like how there are many things to do from the mansion to the maze and going through crumpled old west buildingsis awesome. Ialso think that the remington new model army pistol is one of the best guns ever its amazing. This map should be #1.

This has to be one of the best map, first love all the easter eggs and mystery, second the paralyzer surely id one best wonder weapon, and last but not you gotta love doubling your money with the time bomb! #1 map

I may not have the map but I have seen it, I herd about it and love the witches there so creepy when they come around the corner!. <; (l

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14 Great Leap Forward

This map is very origional. I like the perk system and the fact that this map has many narrow pathways. I also like the fact that this map has a bank and a weapon locker. Honestly, This map should be higher up on the list.

The buildables this time around are better and easier and the wonder weapon is good for sticky situations unlike that crappy jet gun that breaks in 10 seconds and takes forever to kill anything and not to mention the map is very origanal I just am not to fond of the perk system

Just love the trample steam, verticality and trains are great.

15 Town

Town is the map I play most of the time on Black Ops 2. It has everything you need, up to 6 perks and a pack a punch that's ready when you are. Any really good player that I've met online primarily plays this map.

I like this Zombies map because there is actually a pack a punch instead of just perks, wall weapons and the mystery box. It is a very good place to train this should be one of the top 10

I good and its free and the idea of making all the green run maps as separate maps is good too my the puck a punch also have a great spot as its trainig spot PS its imposible without mustang and sally it should be at least in the top10

I love this map. First Map I played

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16 Green Run

Green run is the best map of all time with great spaces heaps of Easter eggs heaps of things to build. A wicked bus and an annoying boss. THIS MAP IS AMAZING

Really this is a great map you guys just don't know how to play

Its extremely fun with a group of 4 on split screen!

When I was plaing this map I was running in the mist and some how I went to NUKETOWN but I can't do it again

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17 Nuketown 2025

It has perfect map design and perks randomly spawn like mini-nukes... How creative!

Nuketown 2025 is the multiplayer one the zombies one is just nuketown

Nuketown zombies should be number 1

Its to small just as I like it

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18 Der Eisendrache

This map is very fun. The upgradable the bows and Easter egg keep you entertained. This map is also very good for training. It's also fun to see how high of a round you can get.

Der Eisendrache is a great map, can sometimes get boring but there is always something to do, I love the bows and the Easter Egg is a lot like Moon!

Absolutely stunning, Great layout design, Majestic Wonder weapons, great features such as launch pads and gravity spikes

Good map

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19 Shadows of Evil

Shadows of evil was weird when you first play the map

My favourite map. I love everything about it

I love playing this map

Become the Beast,Gobble Gum introduced, train/tram, good layout, big map

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20 Bus Depot

I love this map because you can make the jet gun

21 Tranzit

TranZit was, in the eyes of the developers, a new way to challenge the zombie fans. They knew how devout their fans were in the early predecessors (World at War & Black Ops), so they decided to take it to a different direction. With the same basics applied to the map, they also added new material as well. That is, being the bus, the buildables, new environment, and the new characters we see in the game. However, while the fans were excited to hear that Treyarch has once again added ZOMBIES into the game, they didn't know what it would be like once they played it. Ultimately, without TranZit, the story wouldn't have continued without a new beginning--TranZit was the map that continued the story that the fans know today. Like Nacht Der Untoten, Kino Der Toten, also Shadows of Evil, every story has a Beginning... And an End. That is why this map is so intriguing because of how different it is compared to most maps. Because it was the Beginning of a new story. The map has mixed reviews ...more

I liked this map, there was a lot do and yes it was pretty difficult it still managed to be fun at the same time which makes me like it even more.

Transit is sick

No this should not be here tranzit is terrible map the buidables suck the jet gun is crap the denizens are annoying you have to go all the way to town to get jugg pack a punch is hard to get this is the worst map ever and it does not deserve to on this list

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22 Revelations

Hasn't even come out yet - callumpartington

Best map ever!

23 The Giant

This is the best remake of Der Reise by far, so much fun and a huge step up from a legendary classic.

Revamped der riese with better graphics and weapon attachments. Makes it way easier with attachments on the guns, and being able to pack a punch weapons twice for fireworks and blast furnace.

Best remake of Der Reise by far. Love the new textures and the gobblegum on this map make it so much easier. I would put this as my number 1.

Very cool oyee

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24 Gorod Krovi

A very fun map and the ending cutscene is my favorite of all of them!

2nd

It's great

25 Turned Diner

Pretty good unless it is 1 on 1 then its hard

26 Alcatraz
27 Zetsubou No Shima

It's a hard map I really like the difficulty

Did

So much fun! New best camping spot. R.I.p. takaeo

Fun. Good place to train. Big camping spot easy Easter egg. Buildables.RIP Takao

28 The Plantation
29 Outbreak

Is a good map but too small,not so good guns and easy P.A.P

30 Exo Zombies
31 House (Nintendo DS)

The hardest map in history

32 Nacth Der Untoten in Tranzit Secret Map
33 Dead Ops Arcade

This map doesn't get enough love. It was something different to work with and it was lots of fun. The only downside was the system of donating your lives to nooby players who kept dying leaving you with 0 lives despite yourself not being downed once. All in all, if you've got a good enough team you can have a lot of fun on this map.

It is easy to pass

Underrated

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34 Farm

I love this map it is very fun to play with two players

It's pretty big.

Pros:lots of perks mystery box and wall weapons

Cons:no packapunch and mystery box death spot because zombies come from sides

This map is great, simple, and the smallest. Could be the mosgchalle

35 Die Rise
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