Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Extinction mode video could do with acknowledging its silliness

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Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now; here’s our Call of Duty: Ghosts review.

Call of Duty: Ghosts needs to take a huff on some Nitrous Oxide. It’s already got a ridiculous story about the world ending. an army that’s led by dogs in assault jackets, and it’s somehow playing it straight-faced. Now, on top of that, it’s got a multiplayer mode where you’re fighting aliens that look like locusts that have been sucking on a bicycle pump and it’s still not cracking a laugh.

Extinction is Infinity Ward’s answer to Treyarch’s Nazi Zombies.

Like Nazi Zombies, Extinction mode’s a co-op game for four players. Like Nazi Zombies, you defend yourself against waves of enemies. And, like Nazi Zombies, you build base defenses to fight off those waves.

Unlike Nazi Zombies, it doesn’t feature American president impersonators and the silliness necessary to carry such a minigame.

I’m sure Extinction will be competently made but, instead of bland aliens, couldn’t it be an invading army of circus folk – clowns, lion tamers, human cannonballs, and strong men? Just something other than bog standard aliens.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is due out 5 November.