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  • Summary: Annihilation is a DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    These maps are pretty impressive and very well-designed. They range in size from small to large, and contain a lot of unique details. If you are considering expanding your Black Ops experience, the Annihilation Map Pack is the way to go.
  2. Jul 1, 2011
    In my opinion, Annihilation is easily the best of the DLC, and much of the original multiplayer content, for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    The four new competitive maps are fun, even if they are a little too similar to what we already have, and the Shangri-La zombie map is pretty great.
  4. Jul 4, 2011
    As good as the previous DLCs. Expensive as usual, but 4 good maps and the zombie level are worth the price.
  5. Jul 14, 2011
    While significantly less gimmicky than Call of the Dead, Shangri-La offers a competent and interesting entry in the Zombies series. While not as mechanically solid as early entries like Ascension, this map offers the novelty most battle-weary Zombies veterans will need to keep them interested.
  6. 70
    Another rock-solid performance from Treyarch.
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    The Annihilation map pack for Black Ops has some enjoyable maps, like "Hazard", "Hangar 18" and the new zombie map "Shangri-La", but overall itʼs just another overpriced DLC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Aug 23, 2011
    To tell you the truth, I love all the map packs except any Zombie packs. I thought it was a waist of time trying to play something that I could never beat.

    At least with the regular map packs, the game would have an actual ending that rewards you.

    Overall, I give this game a 8 out of 10.
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    I absolutely love almost all of the map pack. First, the zombies map, Shangri-La. Shangri-La is an interesting, innovative, challenging, and fun zombies map. It offers an entirely new feel to zombies. This map features tons of traps that have to be used to succeed. The map definitely gets frustrating sometimes, especially with the punji spikes and the maze. It is difficult to find your way around the map, and is easy to get trapped. In order to do well, you have to perfectly know the entire map, and the aspect of it, and correctly use them. It is definitely the most challenging of all of the zombies maps. It might seem at first that it will be a light map, but once you start playing, you realize that it is a quick-paced game that keeps you scared of what will be around the upcoming corner. Second, the MP maps. I think the MP maps are great. Silo is a large map with tons of hiding and sniping spots. It is probably the best map to get killstreaks on. However, it is my least favorite because it feels too different from the types of maps you want in COD. It is too big and takes too long to find enemies. Hangar-18 is an overall great map. There are great sniping spots on the sides, that look upon the SR-71. There is also great close range action at and on the SR-71. The snipers battle to take out the close-range fighters and other snipers, while the close-range combatants fight to take over the SR-71. The building connecting to the plane provides great protection of allies on the plane. Overall, it is a great map that provides fun combat for snipers, long range shooters, and close range shooters. Drive-in is a good map that provides great close quarters combat. However, it is not as great as the famous Nuketown. Their is too much room and sniping spots that limits the close-quarters combat, and it is definitely larger. It disappointed me a little in that I felt it could have been just like Nuketown if they left out some of the camping spots. Hazard is my favorite map, and the most fun. It is modeled just like Cliffside, but is even better because of the fun feeling of being on a golf course. It is always a fun battle, that is medium-paced, and a great map for snipers and medium range shooters. This is not a close-quarters combat map, and actually is perfect in keeping it long range. It is not only my favorite map in this map pack, but my favorite map in Black Ops. I highly recommend this map pack. Treyarch has finally perfected a map pack. In escalation, the MP maps were the only thing that was great, and in first strike, the zombies map was the only thing good, but finally, they have made a great map pack that has a great zombies map and great MP maps. I highly recommend this map pack, although don't get to excited for the zombies map if your only goal is to get far in zombies, because it is difficult and you won't live that long, and also, don't get it if you aren't a true pro at zombies. But by all means, buy this, and play over and over again. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    In my opinion the best DLC so far. Looks like Treyarch finally realized presenting buyers with trailer size maps is not a good idea.There are two mid-size maps (Drive-In and Hangar 18) and two big ones ( Silo and Hazard - which is a remake of popular map from World at War called Cliffside) all that plus new jungle oriented zombies level.Solid 8 from me because I'm still not used to Activisions greediness and their high price mark for dlc threats. Collapse
  4. Jul 9, 2011
    The new multiplayer maps are all pretty solid with Hazard being my least favorite, not that it is without merit but I keep finding myself comparing it to the original from WaW ( a game that I favor considerably more).

    New zombies map is a fresh approach however I feel it to be lacking in areas, such as the absence of purchasable traps and the level hazards become a nuisance if anything. All in all pretty good
  5. Jul 29, 2011
    Jeez... they aren't even trying more, are they? First Strike brought us a variety of new features. Escalation brought us some well-made (for once) multiplayer maps. Annihilation brings us... bigger maps. Even the Zombies map is lame. Like, lamer than Five. Treyarch, stop trying to rip people off and brings us quality maps. Like MW2 did... Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2011
    Its the third map pack for black ops, with 4 new maps and a new zombie map. I putted 4 hours into this dlc and it was rubbish. The maps are all but decent but it just doesn't really give anything 'new' to the whole experience and lets be true here. Black ops is 'boring', and 'boring' is black ops big problem. Some of the maps are fun but after a few goes on it, I just wanted to play something else. The zombie map which I thought was going to be awesome turned out WTF? I tried to play by myself to get a feel for it, but I died quickly on round 3, this map WASN'T made for one, two or even three people, it was made for four! Yes, all the zombie maps are made for four but at least in the others I could get to round 10 on my own.
    So wrapping it all together. The new map pack is bad because the maps just doesn't give me anything special or new, it feels plain and old. The zombie map needs four people and good teamwork to even get to round 10 (good luck though). I don't recommend this for fans or newcomers, your no getting anything, fresh, but if your a big fan, buy it. A bad DLC.
  7. Jul 20, 2011
    It feels Like they got a digital blender and through everything black ops into it and gave the piece of crap a name. I find it ridiculous that I must say something like that but when you get so lazy that someone would say that but it is my responsibility to tell everyone this and save them from spending 15$ for crap (Nothing on the Marketplace/Network should cost that much unless it's a game.) Expand

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