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Published on December 4th, 2011 | by Thompson


Modern Warfare 3 Says NO to Zombies

When I first saw the commercial for Modern Warfare 3 featuring Jonah Hill, Sam Worthington, and Dwight Howard, I knew I had to buy it.  I had never been more electrified by an ad in my life.  With AC/DC blaring, guns firing, and grenades exploding, it is easily one of my favorite ads behind the Etrade baby and the Apple vs. PC ads.  But since I have a mild drug problem, my budget runs pretty low on a regular basis.  So, I rented MW3 instead, and I’m glad I did.

There’s no doubt MW3 is a great online, multiplayer experience, but all of the Modern Warfare games have been.  The story mode is much improved from previous games, as you get to fight in cool places like a submarine and an airplane.  And, of course, there are new maps, which is all fine and good.  My problem with this game is a lack of zombies.

Without a doubt, one of the best aspects of Modern Warfare 2 is killing zombies.  There’s nothing better than killing something that’s slower, dumber, and unarmed…especially when there’s a mystery box that sells you guns that don’t exist, upgrades for guns that don’t exist, and an infinite number of zombies.  Unfortunately, the zombies we all love killing are not available on MW3.

Now, I’m not the type that plays online deathmatch all day.  I have no interest in prestige and frankly don’t understand people who do.  I have more of a team mentality.  I’m the type that calls my cousin and a few friends to kill zombies for a few hours before bed, so naturally I was a bit perturbed when I found out I couldn’t do the one thing I enjoy.  I played through the story mode and returned the game a day early.

THE VERDICT (79/100): Overall a good game, but not much improved from previous versions.  My bias for zombie killing lowers its score, but frankly, I would rather play Black Ops.

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When Thompson isn't busy writing for Go Gonzo Journal, you may find him drunk at the movie theater with Professor Heinous or stirring up trouble in a bar with his attorney. Thompson also enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and watching and betting on baseball and football.

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