Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

67%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
May 24, 2017

I appreciate just how much effort has been put into this collection, and note that it appears that the zombies are not not just lumbering monsters as they were in the past, but  move with improved AI that increases their ferocity and cunning. All up this revamp is a stunning success, and for newcomers and seasoned veterans alike, I would strongly suggest you add this pack to your arsenal of fun.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2017

This DLC is a must-have for anyone with an interest in fighting the undead, whether you are a long-time fan of Nazi Zombies or a newcomer. Zombie Chronicles breaths new life into the undead-filled survival mode for which Call of Duty has been know for years. Everything is as you remember it, only far prettier and with a sense of tighter controls. Do yourself a favor and check out the end of an era before Call of Duty: WWII drastically changes up the formula.

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COGconnected
82 / 100
82 / 100
May 20, 2017

There is no question the most noticeable eye popping difference with these maps is the enhanced visuals.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 20, 2017

Zombies Chronicles takes a good combination of maps and upgrades them with great attention to detail.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

For the casual zombie player it might be worth holding out for Call of Duty: WW2 and playing the new zombie mode that will be included with that instead

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 22, 2017

The visual upgrades for this DLC defy the bar set for most remasters. The majority of these classic Zombies maps offer the same addictive appeal of building strategies and loadouts through cohesive teamwork against the undead hordes, and with new life breathed into them with near-future weapons and features, we can attest that Zombies Chronicles is one killer collection you'll want to sink your teeth into – even if you only buy Black Ops III for it alone.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 24, 2017

Treyarch offers nostalgic journey for their biggest fans, making in the same time a perfect occasion for everybody else to experience Zombie mode.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 22, 2017

Zombies Chronicles is an amazing DLC for the zombie fans. Tryarch chose the best maps they ever done for the zombie mode, and remastered them beautifully. The maps in this DLC means a lot for the players who played them before, and will be a fresh and unique experience for the players who never played them before.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 19, 2017

Treyarch has certainly taken care in bringing these older maps back from the dead.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 2, 2017

Treyarch has clearly relished the opportunity to revisit and update these seminal undead moments and used Zombies Chronicles as a vehicle to deliver a solid piece of fan service. It's a highly polished yet thoroughly putrid package that, besides preserving the corpse rattling legacy of COD Zombies, also does a great job of providing a wide variety of differing locations to swiftly and repeatedly die in with a few friends (or strangers), thus making it an essential 'no brainer' for veterans and newcomers to the series alike.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

More than a cynical cash-grab, Zombies Chronicles is a carefully remastered collection of the best of Call of Duty's Zombies. With enhanced visuals, lighting and especially audio, it's a must for Zombies fans.

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EGM
7.5 / 10.0
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Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2017

Zombies Chronicles aims for the nostalgia of Zombies fans, and for the most part serves it well. Some of the changes made for the sake of evolution may have been better left undone, but the most important elements of these classic maps are still intact.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Zombies Chronicles gets the job done and hits most of the high notes the subseries has given us over the years.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 24, 2017

Eight maps for $29.

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God is a Geek
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is a great showcase of how a much beloved series has evolved over nearly a decade. It still has some great moments and can still feel fresh and exciting, but those moments cant hold back the slump into grinding repetition most matches end up being.

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