Editor's Choice - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Uprising

Editor's Choice

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Uprising Expansion for Xbox 360 at GAME

After having our faces eaten off by zombies and experiencing the delights of death-by-ski-lift in the Revolution DLC, we've been locking and loading ourselves in preparation for this next wad of murderous mayhem for Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Uprising, arriving first on Xbox 360.

Which means four new maps, a fresh scab of zombie action and several thousand more bouts of splendid gunplay. The first map is - cue Doctor Evil impersonation - 'Magma' that introduces that most novel of environmental threats, an erupting volcano that's spewing molten lava down into the village below. That's right - as well as having to cower from bullets spat from a nearby player, you could also find yourself up to your neck in liquid death if you place a foot wrong.

Then we're off to London for 'Encore', a map set in an epic outdoors amphitheatre. The main focus is the elevated stage area that offers a perfect vantage point for taking on all comers from rival players to Justin Bieber turning up late for his own concert (okay, maybe not actually Bieber...). After that, head to a towering skyscraper in India that offers some vertigo-inducing gameplay where plummeting to your death is an occupational hazard as you shoot out windows and improvise escape paths on the fly. Literally.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Uprising DLC Mob of the Dead for Xbox 360 at GAME

Then we're Hollywood-bound as players shoot it out on a Tinseltown backlot crammed with riffs on classic genres - from the Wild West and alien invasions to pirates and dinosaurs, the map is based on the fan favourite, Firing Range. But perhaps the kingpin of Uprising is 'Mob of the Dead', the latest addition to COD's zombie fragfest.

Set on Alcatraz Island during the Prohibition era, you are Ray Liotta, pounding down the claustrophobic walkways of the notorious prison, getting all Henry Hill on decomposing derrières. Joining the star of Goodfellas are three other familiar faces from gangster movie lore including Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos), Chazz Palmentiri (A Bronx Tale, The Usual Suspects) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, er, Free Willy). The only thing missing is an undead Joe Pesci trying to bite your ankles.

The net result is a series of maps and modes that scream 'fan service', offering fantastic fresh takes on familiar multiplayer action. All this plus you get to play as Ray Liotta. Really, what more do you want, wise guy?

Published: 11/04/2013

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