There are two ways to look at Apocalypse — the fourth and final DLC collection for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. You might see it as the end of new multiplayer maps after a long, fruitful year of content. Or, you might choose to see it as the beginning of the Zombies storyline. Either way, you’re right.
One of the reasons I keep coming back to Call of Duty is the fast action – and the action is fastest on maps that really encourage interaction. When you know all the players are packed tightly together – when every corner you turn can lead to a high-caliber engagement – that’s when the game is the most fun for me. And I think it’s why maps like Studio, Hijacked, and Nuketown 2025 are voted up so frequently in multiplayer lobbies.
How often in life do you get a second chance? If you’re an online Call of Duty player, well, that’s pretty simple – you get one every time you press Square to respawn. But the concepts of return, reinvigoration, and redemption all play into Uprising, the second map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is available today on PlayStation Network.
Crysis 3 returns with the biggest and most explosive arsenal in franchise history, and you can grab it now on PlayStation Store. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has combined its digital copy with its Season Pass for a great bundle offering available this week on the store.
If first person shooters aren’t your cup of tea, Urban Trial Freestyle brings physics-based motorbike action to PS3 and PS Vita. There’s also Skyrim DLC, Devil May Cry weapon packs and Assassin’s Creed II add-ons to check out in this update. The PSP also gets some love with Generation of Chaos 3 and Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi.
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Revolution offers a heck of a lot of content for both multiplayer and Zombies fans. First up are the four multiplayer maps:
Nothing seems to elicit more reaction from gamers than putting Call of Duty on our cover. But love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the franchise is still the king of the FPS hill. This time, our senior editor Scott Butterworth sat down with the Call of Duty: Black Ops II devs for a deep dive into the myriad of changes they’ve incorporated into the game’s online multiplayer. It’s difficult to predict how the laundry list of revisions will affect the overall experience, but it seems the COD battlefield has fundamentally changed.
Elsewhere, we delve into the forthcoming Resident Evil 6 by chronicling the first two chapters of each of the game’s three major campaigns. We also take a look at the opposite end of the gaming spectrum with a feature on the next wave of indie games coming to PSN.