Top 10 Best Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie Maps

Best zombie maps 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

This map just brings me so much good memories from 2010 when Call of Duty black ops just released, Kino Der Toten is my all time favorite map and will never be beaten!

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.

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.

Easily one of the top zombie maps if not the best one, its size is perfect and has everything you want, a ton of weapons, perks, lots of places to train, and no nova 6 crawlers which in my opinion where a pain in the a$$, kino is good because its original, Der Reise or The Giant because its classic.

A classic. This map still competes with the modern maps, mainly for one reason. It's simple, yet extremely fun. This is probably just a little higher than kino maybe, since training is a little bit more difficult in this map.

3 Mob of the Dead

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!

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.

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.

4 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 love the fact the you start off in black and white until you turn on the power. The map is awesome because its open and allows you to make "rape trains" in several places.

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

5 Call of the Dead

I have reached my highest round on this map - Round 46. It's so freaking hard to get a good team of players that work well in communicating, know what they're doing, and most of all, have at least 10-18 hours of free time to be able to play some hardcore waves of zombies. It seems that most Call of Duty Zombie game players don't really have any dedication or devotion to putting in 110% teamwork into the zombie maps, including the many long hours of survival and never-ending waves of zombies.

The longest time I've put into a good game of zombies was almost 13 hours long. It's insane that you see people's gamertags up on the leaderboards in the 100+ rounds. That's just too much! Round 46 in Call of the Dead took me 13 hours to accomplish. Now, how in the hell did those players get up to high rounds of 100+? That must have taken them so many hours and days to get that far up in those insane rounds. So, anyways, good luck to all you zombie-killing game players out there.

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.

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!

This is a very awesome map, the Der Wunderfizz machine is awesome I got PhD Flopper and Deadshot and Treyarch brought back the MP40 and the STG-44, and they are beast upgraded. The original characters (Richtofen, Takeo, Dempsey and Nikolai) are back and if you can't get the Pack-a-Punch, you can get a Pack-A-Punched STG-44 or SCAR-H from the Rituals of the Ancients chest.

Origins and Mob of the Dead should be at the top.

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.

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!

Love this map. One that I never get bored of because of the challenge that it delivers and I also like the setting but if you like easy maps don't play this, play kino.

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.

8 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.

This map is the best because it really ends the first part of the zombies lore.

9 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

Most people don't like this map but its #1 to me by being the right difficulty for me, always on my toes and the variety of zombies. I don't see it doing great in polls but holds up with its colors
#2 Origins
#3 Call of the Dead
#4 Moon
#5 Mob of the Dead

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.

10 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 Contenders
11 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!

Classic, the first zombies map.

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

12 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.

13 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.

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

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

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 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

16 Shadows of Evil

My favourite map. I love everything about it

I love playing this map

17 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.

These comments are just based upon opinions and need more help to be mongolitus. The author is very oblivious towards his audience and what the want.

18 Gorod Krovi

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

19 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

20 Green Run

Tranzit BONER, this is such an 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 Nacht der Untoten with Bowie Knife. This introduces building stuff and some new stuff like the new perk Tombstone and the new thing called Galvaknuckles. I love the tactic by Syndicate, it's called Skullcrusher. If you see it on YouTube, then you'll do it because I can't go a game without that. Oh yeah, and the bank system which is good too.

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

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

21 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 love this map. First Map I played

22 Bus Depot
23 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

24 Farm
25 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.

Awesome map remake of Der riese but with Blackops 3 features like gobblegum and a couple new Easter eggs that have actual rewards. You can get an extra perk sometimes when you teleport which is very helpful and useful and is a great addition overall. And SNOW.

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

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.

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