Because it’s a Treyarch year, this year’s iteration of Call of Duty features a Zombies mode, because that’s pretty cool. I was always a Modern Warfare guy, and zombies aren’t really my thing anyway, so this was my first time capping undead brains (poorly) in one of these games. Kels and I went at it (with video below!) and I had some thoughts on the matter.
First off, I don’t really get the hype. Sure, it’s the most popular shooter franchise of the year pretty much every year now, but this feels like some lightweight stuff. I’m thankful it’s fast-paced, but the smallish-levels and lack of strategy, especially when matched up to Modern Warfare 3’s Survival mode, makes the whole thing feel undercooked and slight. There’s definitely some fun to be had here, but compared to previous cooperative hunt modes in other Call of Duty games, or even the sometimes held-together-by-duct-tape Dead Island, it’s just not as satisfying.