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Call of Duty: Ghosts gets extinction mode, slaughter aliens instead of Nazi zombies

Ask any Call of Duty player what their favorite maps and modes are and 9 times out of 10 you’ll hear “nazi zombies”. The popular horde mode which sees players holed up and fighting an ever increasing wave of nazi zombies seems to have come to an end with Call of Duty: Ghosts however, as the jack-booted corpses are being replaced with xenomorphs of terrifying proportions. This new mode will be a 1 to 4 player cooperative game mode that features survival gameplay mixed with base defense.

The zombie craze seems to have finally run its course, but will aliens be the next big thing? What do you think of the new extermination mode? Let us know in the comments!

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  • CaesarGood

    They should of done something where for a weekend they switch it up and let u play in the zombie maps in the online multiplayer game modes and vice versa..

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Aliens are cool, but putting a zombie out of its misery is far more satisfying and entertaining.

    Edit: Congrats on article 1000!

    • ScrewAttack

      Zombie-love dies hard. I loved Zombies and I’m excited to see how Aliens pans out, but future-wise I’m really looking forward to Left 4 Dead 3! If only it’d come to Wii U!

    • ItzameyaToad

      I think it is a cool way for Infinity Ward to build up even more hype for future games much like ALOT of hype is built up for Treyarchs games because of Zombies. It’s a nice change between each Call of Duty to fight Aliens on one then Zombies on another. Looks to be good competition for Treyarchs Zombie mode! :)

  • Namit Chouhan

    What I am more worried about is should I buy this game on wii u or not.

    • Cyberus

      If you like Call of Duty, get this game for the Wii U

      If you make good decisions, don’t buy it at all

      • Michael Pullar

        Typical nintendo fanboy

      • The True Gamer

        You are one of the more annoying fanboys on this site, aren’t you?

        • Cyberus

          Nintendo and Ubisoft are too on a role to be succumbing to Call of Duty XD

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Wii U, in BO2 it was great to play multiplayer while the TV was occupied and 3rd parties need the support :)

      • Link of all time

        3rd parties will get my support when they make something I want.

  • Sdudyoy

    Congratulations Ashley on you’re 1000th article, that’s almost half on the website!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Oh god I wasted it on Call of Duty! D:

      • Adam

        to be fair it wasn’t about the generic game play but the stuff that actually makes me think about maybe thinking about getting it

      • Sdudyoy

        I’m sorry :(, but at least you reached an awesome milestone.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        You are doing a fantastic job. You deserve cake and song from all your fans (us). This page wouldnt be the same without you. I mean that in a non-sarcastic and 100% honest way. We are many who thinks you do a great work, so keep on writing and never stop. :)

      • Connor Devlin

        It’s fine! You’ve contributed so much to the site!

      • Andreas Sunde

        Just 27 left and you can have a proper nerdy celebration!

  • SickPhantom

    Congrats on 1000th article Ashley!!!

  • Petri

    Could be fun.

  • Nintendofreak

    I might actually buy ghost after all since i cant pass this opportunity to blast some xenomorphs ass

    • Wren Justin Umlauf

      I was thinking the exact same thing. Since Watch Dogs got delayed I want to get another new game soon. Was gonna get Batman, but theyll have a game of the year addition with all the dlc. might wait for that. Was gonna get Battlefield (much better game than COD) but I hate the premium BS so Ill wait for a premium version. Probably gonna go with this because the aliens look much more fun than zombies, imo. Plus, as much as everyone hates COD, it really is fun and is easy to pick up and waist lots of time on.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        I’ll see you online fellas :) I’ll be getting this to support 3rd parties and I’ma big fan of Zombies and this mode looks really good. The franchise has its flaws but Zombies/this mode is a lot of fun.

  • Ducked

    The reason they’re doing Aliens in COD Ghosts is because treyarch owns the rights to zombies mode. But since its so popular, their doing this.

    The next COD game will be developed by treyarch and will have zombies.

    Btw: Happy 1000 articles Ashley King!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Hey where’s my cake? :P

      • Ducked

        How’s this lol

        • DarkLegacy

          Now I know that the duck with the magic staff made this. My first time seeing a Nintendo cake lol

          • Ducked

            It’s magic ;D

          • DarkLegacy

            Wow :D

  • Nintendoplaystation

    Ghosts looks like it may be ok. Might put it on my Christmas list. I got zelda on there, mario 3d world my son wants. I was gonna put donkey kong on my list for my wife but nevermind.

    • Cyberus

      Rayman Legends
      The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
      Pikmin 3
      The Wonderful 101
      Pokémon X Version
      Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
      Bayonetta 2

      Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
      Mario Kart 8

      Sonic Lost World
      Super Mario 3D World
      Super Smash Bros for Wii U Wii
      The Legend of Zelda: U (Working Title)
      Watch _Dogs

      Yarn Yoshi (Working Title)
      Kirby 3D (Working Title)
      Sonic Lost World 3DS
      Super Smash Bros for 3DS
      The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
      Yoshi’s New Island

      And you’re buying Call of Duty for the heck of it? Are you rich?

      • Nintendoplaystation

        Are you dumb or something?

        • Guest

          why is he dumb? because COD is not on his list?

          • ScrewAttack

            Pretty sure it’s because he’s dumbfounded that it’s on someone else’s (with regards to making the comment. Not that he’s dumb.)

      • Superstick98

        It’s called supporting third party. :P Most other big game developers left Nintendo because their games do not sell well on Wii U but Activision still supports us. First party will always be there. Third parties will leave as they please. So… Yeah. Lol

        • Nintendoplaystation

          Atleast someone understands.

          • Link of all time

            so I should buy a game I have no interest in, just to support some company that might make games for the system that I own?

          • ScrewAttack

            No, but those interested in said games should! Buy what you like because you like it :D I’m getting Ghosts on Wii U (hopefully…really want the DLC this time round), but I don’t own a 3DS so my shopping list is fairly short.

          • Link of all time

            your right, buy what you like. I read on here all the time that people should buy 3rd party games to show support for them. that’s great! I bought my Wii U for 1st party games. if a 3rd party game catches my eye, then i’ll get it.

          • Rinslowe

            If a third party game shows that it has utilised the Wii U features correctly then I’m down for that…
            Take for eg; Watch Dogs… Normally for AAA multiplats I’ll game on PC mainly for that added visual aspect, online environment. But a game like Watchdogs which just screams gamepad support then that will be the defining factor. Maybe multiplayer is interesting but if gimped shouldn’t detract too much from the potential awesome of the single player campaign. If the visuals and performance at least show a natural progression relative to Ubisofts growing experience on the platform then that’s a secondary plus…
            Some games seem made for the Wii U and gamepad… Watchdogs I’ll be watching closely. No performance deficits then Wii U will be the platform of choice.
            ;P

          • Nintendoplaystation

            I like your view on gaming. Game on pc but if a game offered a unique experience on a console then you will try it out, quite mature really. Game consoles should be about the experience they can offer and/or exclusives. Watchdogs looks like it could work well with the gamepad, hope ubi don’t let me/us down.

          • Adam

            I do the same thing. Since nintendo offers unique experiences, I end up with nintendo consoles. I can’t have a tablet screen plus regular screen on my PC. I don’t have motion controls (yet). PSbox are pretty much PC consoles, and I find their exclusives less than appealing

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Yes! Exactly what I’ve been saying. I’m getting 3rd party games day 1 before Nintendo ones (SM3DW I’ll get for Christmas) to support them because if we don’t they’ll go, whereas Nintendo games will sell and if they didn’t Nintendo will have to come back and try harder further down the line. So fellow Wii U owners, if you want Wii U to have a large, diverse library and not become a Mario machine, take the plunge and buy something different, you might actually like it.

          • Link of all time

            I like my Mario / Zelda machine!

          • Gameonfool

            People buy real consoles to play other games

      • rp17

        80% of the games on that list aren’t coming out until next year or on 3DS. And if you don’t have a 3DS, then this is your list of games before Christmas…

        Rayman Legends
        The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
        Pikmin 3
        The Wonderful 101
        Sonic Lost World
        Super Mario 3D World

        And personally the only ones that interest me (can afford) are Pikmin and Mario. And I already have Pikmin…

        • Rinslowe

          True, but considering that there’s now only a couple of months left in the year, that remaining list is not so bad.
          I’m still only halfway through WW and going for a treasure hunters approach so may take time (don’t believe in cheat sheets and memory is thankfully sketchy). ;P Then there’s SM3DW which looks set to be a blast, who knows how long the appeal for local multiplayer will last, but I’m betting it’ll go the distance.
          A game like COD with a seasoned, matured multiplayer aspect might be the ace in the hole to tie over until the other first party titles hit…

          • Cyberus

            Not sure how long the multiplayer appeal of 3D World will last? If you ask me, it’s a huge selling point, more so than any other Mario game before it XP But I guess you have a point

          • Rinslowe

            I agree…

        • Cyberus

          Woah, woah, woah, Sonic Lost World is the bomb diggity XD

      • The True Gamer

        Again, no basis. I’d pick cod over almost every one of those games except smash bros., pokemon, and that’s it.

  • Cyberus

    It’s good they’re trying but I think I’m going have to prioritize

    Rayman Legends
    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

    Pikmin 3
    The Wonderful 101
    Pokémon X Version
    Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
    Bayonetta 2
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Mario Kart 8
    Sonic Lost World
    Super Mario 3D World
    Super Smash Bros for Wii U Wii
    The Legend of Zelda: U (Working Title)
    Watch _Dogs
    Yarn Yoshi (Working Title)
    Kirby 3D (Working Title)
    Sonic Lost World 3DS
    Super Smash Bros for 3DS
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    and
    Yoshi’s New Island

    over another Call of Duty

    • Guest

      i said that i think this may actualy be ok and i might ad it to my christmas list, i like the look of the aliens mode, nintendo first party games still get first priority . Im also trying to support wii u with some 3rd party bying. i was going to get watchdog and donkey kong but they delayed till after xmas which is why i said nevermind, im talking about xmas. most of the games you listed i will be getting too. i like diversity in my game libary. your just being a dickhead. also allot of those games are not out for christmas. And some i already own.

    • The True Gamer

      That truly has no basis on this article….I’d say you’re the troll here!

  • verymetal

    I was expecting this article to say something like extinction mode available for all systems except Wii U.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Stole this from another site as I forgot to bake a cake myself today. But happy 1000 Ashley!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Hahah, thanks!

  • majora :D

    looks interesting… then again, there’s no gameplay footage, so it could be horrible for all we know… colonial marines anyone?

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    So disappointed. This would’ve been the PERFECT opportuity to add a “ghostbusters” mode :(

    • ScrewAttack

      I was fairly content with the thought of some possibly Starship Troopers-style gameplay….but now you make me want more :p

    • Rocky
      • ScrewAttack

        Signed it but…wouldn’t get your hopes up bud. EA and Nintendo just don’t get on.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, a bad mix. Almost as bad as this one:

          • ScrewAttack

            See it shows up fine here, but not the other post. Weird.

            But hey! Girls gotta have giant robots to y’know ;)

    • Arthur Jarret

      Hm, I just want an Alien Ghost Zombie Demon Pirates mode.

  • bizzy gie

    Black Ops has zombies not the MW games.

  • Deadpool U

    Good I’ll look forward to taking out aliens this time around especially since I was really bad at zombies.

    • Mario

      I feel your pain Deadpool.

  • Guest

    HAPPY 1000 ASHLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chase Davis

    As someone who has purchased every CoD game that contains Nazi Zombies, solely for Nazi Zombies. I have to say this is actually a very good move. The Nazi Zombie run has been amazing, but it has run its course, there is only so many times you can kill wave after wave of zombies. This new mode looks like a fresh new take on the zombies mode and I welcome it. It also looks to be broadening the mini-games’ audience by addressing the concerns that the zombies were too slow and stupid and didnt require much skill to kill (of course the skill was in the strategy not your shooting ability).

    If this new extinction mode (nazi aliens?) proves to be worth it, I might be picking up this CoD as well!

    EDIT: did not realize this was Activision and not Treyarch. My comment still stands though, zombies are getting old, time for some new blood!

  • Dorfdad

    AHh but does it get DLC??? otherwise im not buying it again for the WIi-U

  • CaesarGood

    Hay, does anyone know if there will be any maps from black ops 2 featured in Call of Duty Ghost? Like how Nuke Town was…

    • ScrewAttack

      Don’t expect so, this is Infinity Ward (imo the better of the two) whilst the Black Ops series is Treyarch.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Holy crap that was really good! I’ve bashed CoD a lot recently for rehashing, not so next-gen engine etc but this looks interesting, Zombies has always been the highlight for me and this looks like Zombies on steroids with sentry guns, helicopters, advanced technology etc.
    Ghosts just went from meh to must buy if this mode is as great is it looks so count me in Activision!

  • Gamero1118

    It seems like a good change from zombies. But will it come to the WiiU? Recently some games have cut multiplayer options from it.

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    So will this be running at 720p like it’s next gen cousins?

  • ScrewAttack

    Definitly piques my interest. I loved zombies…..on BO1. Hope IW expand it right! (and we actually get the DLC this time, feh)

  • Nintyfan

    Extinction mode looks like it could be a Call of Duty game of it’s own set in a sci-fi world with a completely brand new story. Heh.

  • TheWichi

    Let me guess this mode wouldnt be available in Wii U or at least the DLc for it :/

  • Rinslowe

    No complaints here! I’m down for Zombies any time of the day, but I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play COD against, aliens…

  • Justagamer

    Here is proof that Wii U is the better console with it come to 1080p..Here is the proof

    http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Wii-U-Has-More-Next-Gen-1080p-60fps-Games-Than-Xbox-One-PS4-59924.html

  • Connor Devlin

    I, uh, don’t want want to admit this, but this kinda makes me want to buy the game now. I mean I hate cod but, hey, something new. Sounds fun.

  • ItzameyaToad

    Wow looks great! Seems Infinity Ward has finally got something that can compete with Zombies.

  • Christopher Coonan

    BlOps 2 Zombies was absolutely terrible. This looks absolutely incredible.

    • Adam

      I thought BLOPS 2 zombies were the best in the series. Tranzit was okay, but I liked the town and on the XBOX origins was terrific

  • Skelterz

    looks shit

  • palomino blue

    …Colonial Marines…

  • [CMD] DEATH

    I have a feeling I’ll like this better then BOII Zombies, all Wii U had was 1 map so it got boring kinda fast, now if we get the DLC this coming Spring like I’m hearing then I’ll be happy to play it again.

  • like2nap

    Maybe I’ll like this better. Never was a big fan of zombies in these games. Sounds interesting. We’ll see.

  • ATherohatch

    i dont see why people would buy COD on a wii u? i only have a wii u because of the great exclusives like Mario.

  • Brett Calvert

    left 4 dead much more then zombies. plant a bomb then run to a helicopter to escape. Small difference from holding out NOT planting a bomb then escaping.