Vengeance is a new multiplayer map pack for for Call of Duty: Black Ops II that features four new competitive multiplayer maps and one new scenario/map for zombies mode called Buried. This is the third downloadable content map pack that was released after Revolution and Uprising.
Those who genuinely enjoy Call of Duty: Black Ops II usually tend to buy all of the downloadable content anyway. However, some people are one the fence of purchasing new content for their games. In this review, I will cover each of the four maps and discuss the value of the content that is included in Vengeance map pack.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance contains four new multiplayer competitive maps which are Rush, Detour, Uplink and Cove. Rush is probably one of the most popular maps after experiencing the downloadable content for a few days. Most people will enjoy Rush because it is a close quarter combat map that has fast paced action. It was the most fun as opposed to Uplink, Detour and Cove.
On the other hand, Cove is set on a beautiful island like with plenty of rocks and little under-passes. It’s also probably worth mentioning that it’s one of the most prettiest map that I’ve played in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Uplink is a remake of the original map from the first Call of Duty: Black Ops called ‘Summit’. I personally didn’t like Uplink because it’s set in the night-time and has an exceptionally uninspiring theme to it, and because of that it was hard to see enemy players. Uplink is probably going to be your least favorite map from Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance.
Detour was quite entertaining; it’s a narrow map that is quite similar to Hijack. Detour takes place on a narrow highway bridge instead of a boat. Detour has different pathways similar to how Hijack is set-up. The main road has cars, small roadblocks and a couple of small buildings that you can enter inside to hide or camp. If you enjoyed Hijack and looking for a Hijack 2.0, then Detour is your answer.
Buried is the new zombie map that offers a new story, theme and easter eggs. If you’re a zombie lover then you’ll enjoy the hell out of Buried. Get ready for new characters, new zombie experience and more of the good same zombie killing as always.
Overall, the competitive maps are likeable and are quite enjoyable. However, I think that Uplink is the worst out of them all and that most people will be disappointed. To be honest, when I purchase new downloadable content for multiplayer I would rather see new maps than remakes that are done poorly. Cove, Detour and Rush are fantastic additions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II competitive multiplayer.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance is an exceptional piece of downloadable content. Given how it comes packed in with a lot of stuff, it will appeal to both type of fans, people who enjoy killing zombies with their friends and players who love the competitive multiplayer portion of the Call of Duty series. However, I think the $15 price-tag is a bit too much, especially the fact that this game already has two other downloadable content packs that launched with the same price.
Considering how popular Call of Duty is it’s no brainer that Activision knows the game will sell downloadable content anyway because there are many people who play this game non-stop. If you enjoy Call of Duty: Black Ops II, then it goes without saying that you need to own Vengeance. Those who are on the fence of purchasing Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance, I will highly recommend giving it a shot.
This game was reviewed on the Xbox 360.