'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Hides a Secret Top Down Shooter Titled 'Dead Ops'

Call of Duty Black Ops Dead Ops Arcade Shooter

Thousands of gamers are waiting to hop into Call of Duty: Black Ops’ multiplayer or to see what Treyarch has in store for them in the new Cold War storyline. While you're waiting, a few of you might like to hear about a sweet hidden mini-game you can look forward to unlocking: an arcade zombie shooter titled 'Dead Ops'.

To access this arcade game fire up your copy of Black Ops and be greeted by the unique menu screen. In this menu screen the player will notice that they are shackled to a chair but are able to not only move their head around but can even wiggle their arms to break free.

Once the player breaks free of their bond (and nets themselves an achievement/trophy), said player is free to roam the perimeter of their prison. In a secluded corner is a computer terminal which the player can interact with. When asked for a password input “RUSALKA”, then type in "CD", then type “DOA” and hit enter in order to be treated to a game that could exist as a standalone downloadable title.


Titled Dead Ops, this top down shooter tasks the player with making their way through waves of undead enemies using a variety of weapons. The concept is simple and the experience might not be as rich as one would expect, but tack this onto a game that already offers so much and it only sweetens the pot that much more.

Black Ops is finally here for all to enjoy and a big part of the game’s success will depend on the longevity of the title, not only in the multiplayer but also in the complete experience. With Dead Ops added to list of features to hold our attention it’s going to be hard to tear gamers away.

How many of you gamers found the Dead Ops arcade game and have spent some time with it? Do you see yourself putting as much time into Dead Ops as the other aspects of the game?

Call of Duty: Black Ops is available now for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Source: YouTube

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