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.
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.
In my opinion, a map pack of this quality is worth every cent. Whilst I have been a big fan of most Call of Duties, to me Black Ops has been by far my favourite outing. All DLC's have been enjoyable, and this third map pack is definitely the pick of the bunch.
There are 2 mid size maps- Drive-In and Hangar 18. Both are quite interesting maps, with some great sight lines for all types of combat weapons. I have had success on both of these maps with assault rifles, lmg's, smg's and shotguns! On top of this there are also 2 larger size maps, with Silo and Hazard- both maps which I have enjoyed thoroughly. The sight lines in these maps are great for long range engagements (great for a true sniper), yet there is enough complexity in the layout to move strategically around the maps and have success with closer range engagements using smg's and shotguns.
Good job Treyarch! My final recommendation is a 10/10, and this map is a must have for diehard fans as well as any fans who have enjoyed the game but need some different maps after all this time. I hear people call the developers greedy, but DLC like this give us all a chance to extend a game's lifecycle and keep it fresh- jump on in!
Here's to hoping for a map pack 4?
Annihilation is a great map pack for dedicated Black Ops players. If you are just a casual player, you probably do not need it. If you were getting burned out on COD it brings new life to the game. If you are a Zombies fan, it is a must purchase. I think the maps are excellent and have great sniping spots, Hazard being my favorite. Treyarch did a fantastic job of giving us a great group of maps, Annihilation contains a few of the best yet.
This was a pretty solid map pack. The zombie map wasn't that great but it was a big and the achievements for it were enjoyable. Also, all of the multiplayer maps were solid as well, but none of them were amazing.
unless you play black ops consistently, then theres little to no point in purchasing this map pack, thats a mantra alot of gamers say when considering whether or not it is actually worth shelling out the extravagantly priced map packs that activision insists on churning out, and its true. If you arent a frequent player of activisions block buster franchise then you are better off spending your money selsewhere. The maps themselves are your typical treyarchh fare, although they have listened to fans criticisms when it comes to certain issues that have plagued the title, they added a reskinned version of cliffeside from world at war, the long sight lines really adhere well to the amateur armchair snipers out there, and there is a nice little easter egg in the map hanger 18 with a nod towards a certain apple related glitch that i personaly really enjoyed, but aside from that the multiplayer maps are average at best and add little to the core multiplayer black ops experiance. As a massive fan of treyarchs zombies mode i was quite pleased with the offering of zombie imbued carnage that treyarch had so graciously layed out for me to feast upon, shan-gri-la is a fast paced, tight, tense run and gun affair with plenty of secrets for players to discover, not to mention some awsome new enemy types to mash up with your ray gun. So to summerise, if your a massive fan of black ops zombies or competitive multiplayer modes, thi is worth the purchase, if however you only dabble in black ops' multiplayer modes i would encourage you to resist the urge to buy this one.
Another Call of Duty game, another boring map pack. Black ops is old news now, and crappy maps won't help save this worn out title. I'm so tired of hearing all the kids in my neighborhood "Did you get the new Black Ops map pack? It is so KEWL!!!!!" With MW3 coming out in November, I don't see why people are wasting thier money on stupid map packs for a boring game when they could be saving up for the new game.
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.