Call of Duty: Zombies: Ultimate Guide/Review

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    Zombies Review and Game Guide
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    What is it?
    Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies is a first-person shooting game inspired by the "Nazi Zombies" game mode on the console version of CoD WaW. The object of the game is to survive as many waves of the undead as you can, each increasingly harder. The console version includes 1 map and offers 3 more as DLC (Downloadable Content,) a strategy that the iPhone version is also using. So far, the developers have announced 1 map to be released as DLC. The price and release date have yet to be announced.

    Is it worth it?
    CoD Zombies currently will set you back 10 dollars, a cost that may seem a little steep for an iPhone game. Don't be fooled by the platform, though, because Zombies is without a doubt the most console-like game you can purchase for the iPhone. It is a near-perfect clone of its console brother, with very few noticeable differences. The developers did a superb job of bringing the original experience to this platform, even paying attention to smaller details such as the way windows are repaired. Simply put, if you liked the console game, you will probably like this just as much.

    As with most early versions, it does have its bugs. Many people have reported constantly losing connection while trying to join online games.

    Pros:
    -Virtually the same gameplay as the console version
    -Good looking and detailed graphics for an iPhone game
    -Runs smoothly and is usually lag-free
    -Online play is a blast
    -Only 16 Megabytes

    Cons:
    -Only one map for the price
    -Online play can get very laggy if you have a bad host
    -Minor glitches such as losing connection while joining games

    If you're still on the fence or have never played Zombies on a console, go watch some gameplay videos. They should give you a good idea of how the gameplay works.

    The Guide

    The Basics
    Zombies is a game of survival. If you want to survive, you must understand the game. Your goal is to last as many rounds as you can without dying. You die when you get hit twice within a short period of time (a few seconds.) When hit once, your screen will turn red, slowly fading back to normal. If you get hit again while its still red, you will go down. This doesn't necessarily mean you are dead. One of the great benefits of playing co-op is that your friends can revive you before you die. Even if you do die, you become revived at the beginning of the next wave as long as your buddies don't die too.

    Killing Zombies
    As knifing is only useful for the first few rounds (each new round means the zombies take one more knife to kill,) you'll need to acquire a good gun. There are many weapons for you to kill zombies with. They can be purchased off of the walls, or you can get a random weapon from the box in the room to the right of where you start. The random weapon box has the advantage of giving you good guns for cheaper than the wall, and giving you guns that you can't get any where else. Of course, it's not all good. The box also has a chance to give you relatively useless guns such as the kar98c. Its okay, though. As long as you start hitting the box early you should have enough time before the zombies get stronger to get a good weapon.

    There are few good weapons that you should hope to get from the box. The first is the Browning M191. It is the large black machine gun with a big rectangular sight that should cover up a good deal of your screen when you aim in on your gun. This is one of the most powerful guns in the game, its only downsides its accuracy and slow reload time. It works great when mowing down large groups of spread out zombies. Good secondary weapons are the Trench Gun and the Magnum. The trench gun is a six-shot shotgun, and the magnum is a six shot revolver. The trench gun has the advantage of power, while the magnum has the advantage of long range. Both of these guns will kill zombies in one hit up until fairly high rounds. My suggestion is to keep one of these two guns out at all times, picking off zombies 1 by 1. Then, if you get overwhelmed, you can take out the Browning and kill the zombies threatening you.

    Surviving the High Rounds
    If you want make it past round 10, you need to keep two things in mind: strategy and teamwork. In a game where co-operative play is key, these two are essential. Running around and just killing as much as you can is fine on the lower rounds as long as you survive, but when you get further into the game you have to decide your strategy.

    Generally, a strategy involved picking a room/area, and "camping" there. You must keep in mind two things: points of entry, and escape. Make sure there are not too many points of entry (windows, doors, stairs, hallways, etc.) and that each one is being watched by one of your team mates. You must also have a plan for escape. When someone gets overwhelmed at their point of entry and the zombies come trickling in, you have to know which route you are going to take out of your camping area if you can't kill them. This is why you should never camp in corners. If you can't manage to kill the zombies in front of you, they will trap you in the corner, almost always ensuring death.

    As I stated before, teamwork is as important as strategy. If everyone on your team does not understand the strategy or play their part correctly, you will die. Before the game, use a forum like TouchArcade to plan your strategy. Make sure that while playing you are not only looking out for yourself, but your team mates as well. Cover them while walking around, and assist them if they've been overwhelmed. If one of your team mates dies, that just makes the game harder for you and everyone else. If you decide to break away from your strategy for extended periods of time, you become a risk to your team mates as well. This is because more often than not, trying to run around alone will get you downed. Your team mates will then have to revive you, leaving the strategy as well, and putting themselves and risk.

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    More pics would be great. Basic survival guide is nice for non-CoD players, so did t help me much. More on weapons compared from this to the console version.
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    controls for moving the gun and the view is kinda awkward they should use sandstorm or eliminate engine!!!
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    I actually like these controls. I hate the eliminate controls.
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    This.
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    This too.
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    I agree. Eliminate controls are A LOT easier to control.

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    I was so excited for this game, and then I tried to aim. Not excited any more.
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    Only 16 MB is a mega plus.

    hey, how come an iPod gets a CoD game and not the PSP? Even the DS gets CoD...
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    Why? Auto aim is ftw.

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