The zombies mode has always been a firm fan favorite amongst gamers in the Call Of Duty franchise, with many gamers spending the majority of their time battling the undead rather than doing anything else.
Whether you brave it alone, play with friends, or go online to team up with others, battling against a horde of zombies is a whole lot of fun and throughout the years there have been some incredible versions of it.
Each version of zombies has its own unique twist, and one of the most crucial parts of whether it is great or not is the map itself, and, within this list, we'll rank the 10 greatest zombie maps in CoD history.
Anybody who has played Buried will know all too well how scary and creepy this map is, with the haunted house being a terrifying experience that is not really recommended for people who get scared easily.
The map forces you to run through a haunted house while chased by ghosts apparently returned from the nineteenth century. Worse, they continuously respawn until you leave, and, if they touch you, you'll lose a bunch of points, which is as horrifying as it is annoying.
You can also fly in this map with the Wonder Weapon Paralyzer, making this an absolutely crazy map that mixes genuine fear but also fun together.
This map came under some criticism for being a little gimmicky when it was first released, with the game allowing you to play as famous world leaders; John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, and Richard Nixon. Some gamers were unable to look past that fact early on, but, once you got to play the Five map, it was a whole lot of fun, with tight spaces and very few places to hide keeping you on the edge of your toes throughout.
Five also brought a new form of enemy with the Pentagon Thie, who took things to a new level with his attempts to steal your weapons, causing problems for people throughout.
8 Shadows Of Evil
Any Zombie map that has some Jeff Goldblum is always going to be fantastic, right? That is certainly one of the main reasons why Shadows of Evile was a lot of fun, with this feeling very different from other Zombie maps.
Inspired by the 1940s New Orleans Jazz scene, the fictional Morg City was a perfect environment and switched things up for Zombies, going from the traditional bleak colors to something a little more vibrant, which was met with positive and negative feedback.
With the GobbleGum system being a new feature, there were plenty of new elements with Treyarch clearly trying to breathe some new life into Zombies with this map.
Descent is a map that people either love or they hate, with this being Sledgehammer's take on the Zombie experience within Advanced Warfare, and it was certainly an intense experience.
This is the final map in the series, and, because of that, everything is ramped up to make this very difficult, although it does bring the story arch together in a satisfying way that left everyone happy.
However, this is a very tough map, with the Zombies being faster and more agile, making them relentless. So, if you are new to the Zombie experience, it might not be the ideal choice.
6 Der Eisendrache
Der Eisendrache may just take the number one prize in terms of visuals, with this map being absolutely stunning to play through with incredible detail-packed to both interact with and in the background.
However, it isn't just about the visuals when it comes to this map, as the Der Eisendrache is also one of the toughest maps to go through, and you really need to know what you are doing in order to progress.
The four variants of the bow make this map memorable, and it will be quite a while before players forget all of the steps necessary to craft the lightning, wolf, void, or fire bows.
The Origins map was pushed as the climax to the original, classic zombies storyline, and it was certainly worthy of being just that, with the stakes being raised as an incredible map was created.
The elemental staves added something fresh to the combat, with giant robots walking around the landscape, giving something else to the gamer to think about, with a look to the sky being needed to avoid being crushed.
This map was full of story reveals that brought things to an end in a perfect way, mixing emotion and impactful moments with fantastic gameplay and graphics.
4 Mob of the Dead
If you want a really fun Zombies experience, then Mob of the Dead is probably the perfect choice for you, with a fantastic atmosphere with a gangster feel that also didn't take itself overly serious.
This map did have elements of dark humor which were welcomed, while also having an incredible story that had a real thriller feel with a brilliant payoff that was well worth dedicating some time for.
Taking place on Alcatraz, the location chosen was superb and fit the zombies franchise well, with a hidden Johnny Cash song and the return of the introduction of the Tommy Gun, this map had it all.
3 Nacht Der Untoten
This was the starting point for Zombies, with this being a surprise mini-game that people weren't aware of until they unlocked it, which took place after players completed the World at War's main solo campaign.
Once you had made your way through the game you actually bought, you were given a huge bonus of the Nacht Der Untoten map, which provided an incredible experience that nobody had prepared for.
This didn't have the story or detail that later maps would develop, and the map was very small, but it became so popular that Zombies became a consistent feature, with this map providing a real thrill.
2 Der Riese
Since Der Riese originally debuted within World at War, Treyarch has remastered the map on two more occasions, proving it is a major hit for the franchise, and that is why it ranks so highly on this list.
The map really rose the bar for what to expect from a zombie map, taking it from a side game to something that people actively wanted to buy the game to play, which really helped moving forward.
The map featured some incredible designs and introduced upgradable weapons, giving you a real incentive to push on, especially with the map having a detailed and cryptic storyline that made it even more engaging.
1 Kino Der Toten
Some gamers may have found this particular map a little too easy, as things only tended to get incredibly challenging when the levels ramped up. Yet, that was all part of the fun, as the build-up began to increase and things intensified.
The brilliance of this map was that it had a genuinely eerie and strange feel to it, with the theatre being the main hub, with deserted and ripped apart chairs, cobwebs everywhere, and a dark moody atmosphere.
The geometry of the map makes it fun to round up zombies as you attempt to battle your way through, picking up the best weapons possible or using the teleporter in what is an insanely fun map.