I have played the zombie mode both as a solo player and a local multi-player with one other person. There are four stages to the zombie mode, but so far I have only tried the first one. The zombie mode is very entertaining, but it can be frustrating. At one point I found myself wandering around with no ammo, ten points shy of buying another weapon, and no way out of the old theater the first stage is set in. There was only one zombie chasing me, so he was easy to avoid, but I was stuck wandering aimlessly until I exited the game.
I found the graphics to be excellent. I have yet to run into any glitches. The imagery in each of the multi-player settings is excellent, with impressive detail. The nuclear test site is set up like the old 50s fake neighborhoods used in testing. There are multi-level houses, mannequins, and pleasant looking gardens. The jungle has burning huts, abandoned buildings, and even a few land mines. Another setting is the launch pad for spacecraft, which I found out the hard way not to be standing under when the rocket blasts off. Overall this game looks great.
If you’re looking for exciting game play, zombies, and hours of multi-player fun, then Call of Duty: Black Ops is a can’t miss. The game play is quite intuitive, even for someone new to this type of game. The action is fast, furious, and compelling. The voice acting by big names actors like Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, and Ice Cube is believable. The whole experience might leave you a little shell shocked, in fact, if you (like me) don't have extensive experience with first person shooter games.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Lanugage. This game can also be found on: Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.