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.

I 've been playing multiplayer for many years, and I was so good.
Now I play zombie, I don't want to play multiplayer.
Kino der toten is such a fun map, you also have to learn how to get most points.
I made 46 in 2 players, now I am going for 50,
Makes me want to play every time

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

This map is pretty much the only map I go on to play zombies. This map is the best there probably is! It has great guns, and a lot of perks! This is my favorite map on black ops. Even thoough it is old, I still love it.

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.

World at war version is the best This map is not Only good for casual but also for hardcore players you can not Only train well in this map but also camp with your friends and have fun map or do lot of different startegys or play in different game styles the map is not hard but not too easy I think Bo and bo3 version are say easier and don't have the "nazi zombies" feel as much as original I think top 3 maps are 1.der riese and 3.mob of the dead

Large area that comes in handy when running trains. The map is not that complicated when compared to all the new maps in like Black Ops 2 (so many hidden things to do just to get electricity/PaP). PaP is easy to unlock. Teleporters can be used for a last resort escape. Special Hellhound-rounds happen every 4-6 rounds; these are super easy and everyone gets max ammo afterwards. Overall, superb map, the best map released thus far. Period.

Best map ever man so easy to have fun, very enjoyable, easy, easy to get pack a punch and perks, great for trains it's all out just fun and simple unlike shadows of evil how they made it complicated with all the parts and remembering things and where they are at this is just an original zombie map in my opinion the best ever made.

3 Ascension

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.

I got to round 40 like 10 times in this map. The training method on this map is really efficient and the fact that you have to initiate the launch just makes it more exciting. Great perks like stamin up and phd flopper also I love the launcher! Overall amazing map

This map is nothing but awesome. If you've never played this map you've never played zombies. So many Easter eggs and the rocket when it explodes, number 1 no contest except maybe der reise

This map is my number 1 spot map I love its diversity from the other maps like for example zombies actually dodge! Just little touches like that just make it special

4 Mob of the Dead

Mob is my favourite map. There's just so much to do, you never get bored with the amount of Easter eggs. Brutus is a nice challenge, not too OP or too weak, just enough to keep things active. People say they struggle with this map, but after you know where everything is, you can survive to incredibly high rounds. The blundergat is one of my favourite wonder weapons, and being able to upgrade is awesome. The buildables, like the acid gat kit and the shield are a nice, subtle touch. The characters and story is intriguing, and you can just become so hooked. Final thing, the traps are original and sleek, looking badass. Should definitely be number 2 at least.

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!

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.

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.

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)

I have got to my highest round on this map. Round 46. Its so freakn hard to get a good team of players that work well in communicating and that know what they're doing and most of all. If that they have at least a 10-18 hours of free time to being able to play sum hardcore waves of zombies. It seems that most Call of Duty Zombie game players don't really have any dedication or the devotion into putting a 110% team work into the zombie maps that includes with the many long hours of survival and forever never ending waves of zombies. Longest time that I have put into a good game of zombies was almost 13 hours long. Its insane that you see peoples gamertags up on the leader boards in the 100+ rounds. that's just to much! Round 46 in Call of the dead, took me 13 hours to aaccomplish. Now how in the hell did those players get up to high rounds 100+? & that must have took them so so so many hours an days to get the far up in those insane rounds. So anyways good luck to all you zombie ...more

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.

Best map ever! All the perks are incl. And the scavenger is a blast! A lot of escape routes. I just don't understand why some people don't like it! Try it, then vote.

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.

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*

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!

For sure the best of the best! If I were a experienced player looking for a dlc map, I would definitely pick this one! New guns, staffs, wonderfizz,(hold up to 4 perks unless u use the tombstone glitch) the panzer is hard, he pulls u toward him and try's to kill him but if u shoot at his it will hurt/stun him. Very big map so if u r playing on co-op I would buy stamin-up so if one of your teammates goes down u can go get them. Most annoying thing about the map is the mud ( when your in it it makes u go very slow) otherwise this is the best map...another thing is:I usually would play on co op if u want staffs because when u play by yourself it takes for ever to get the parts...I hope this helped!

7 Five

Everyone is always complainig about the pentagon thief, but the concept if this boss is just great. The map is designed in a very satisfying way with perfect characters and a decent way to unlock pack a punch. And even the winter's howl is quiet useful, at least to round 30 after which it totally drops off and becomes just a piece of garbage. But again, just a nice 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.

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!

8 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.

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.

WaW sprinters were definitely balanced and should be in all maps that have juggernog. They were meant to make jug not op.

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

9 Moon

Moon has got to be the best zombie map yet, it crushes origins and kino, the gersh device and hacker are awesome and the zap guns and wave gun are really cool. Moon is a huge map with cool Easter eggs and really innovative zero gravity enviroment. The Astronaut zombie is annoying but poses a challenge to players.

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

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

It's very different from regular zombies(kino,der riese) because of the gravity and I love it.the wunder weapon is amazing the boss is a challenge Area 51 is a great spot to get better at zombies it's got a whole lot of perks and the Easter egg is the best one ever

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!

I think naucht der untoten should be on the top 5 because it is an awesome map. Ther are a lot of perks and the mystery box is so easy to find! Nacht der untoten was my favorite!

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

Nacht doesn't belong on this list it's the worst map, I still like it though

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 sick why isn't it in the top5 there's plenty of glitcches Itzz sick

12 Shangri La

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

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

Shangri La zombies map will go down in history as one of the greatest zombie maps ever made. Was hard but still really well made. Minecart, waterslide and spikemores loved them and awesome easter egg as well.

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

13 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.

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

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

14 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 don't know if it's the best because everyone has their opinions but it really is one hell of an awesome map. It does deserve to be in to the top 5 rankings.

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 survived up to round 25 with my friends

I love this map. First Map I played

16 Green Run

Tranzit 'BONER' this is such a epic map with only a few glitches like the one in town where you get on the bus and jump on the thing on the building where pack a punch is in. You also get town and farm and a few other maps like power station, diner, bus depot and they brought back naucht der untotan with bowie knife and this introduces building stuff and some new stuff lke the new perk tombstone and the new thing caleed galvin knuckles. I love the tactic by syndicate, its called skulcrusher. If you see it on utube then youll do it cause I can't go a game without that. Oh yh and the bank system which is good too.

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!

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

18 Der Eisendrache

This map is really cool and fun. There are a lot of good training spots and tight spots to keep it even. I also like how they added all the crossbows and the ragnarok dg4 which were great. Plus the Easter eggs were cool too.

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!

Origins led to this. Very fun upgrading bows. Lots of places to train and camp. Can be repetitive.

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

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

Tranzit sucks

22 Revelations

Hasn't even come out yet

Best map ever!

23 The Giant

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.

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

Very cool oyee

24 Gorod Krovi

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

25 Blood of the Dead

Why is this so low down on the list? I loved blood of the dead, with it’s creepy vibe and eerie sound effects. I don’t like bo4 zombies, but this map is one of my favourites along with der Riese and relevations.

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