Everlasting Life in Call of Duty: Zombies

In this episode of the podcast we talk about the 11-year long history of Call of Duty’s lesser-known game mode which has as cult following: zombies mode. Since being introduced as a secret easter egg with the 2008 release World at War, this mode has taken on a life of its own, spawning dozens of maps and a surprisingly deep narrative arc.

Topics Discussed

  • The origins of the zombies game mode
  • What distinguishes it from ordinary Call of Duty
  • Explanation of the complex puzzle elements in map design
  • Our favorite iterations and maps of zombies mode
  • Celebrity voice actors in zombies mode (Ron Perlman, Jeff Goldblum)
  • How to play the game lag-free if you’re in China
  • The zombies comic series
  • The upcoming Call of Duty Hollywood film