Watch Us Play Metal Gear Survive’s Absurd Horde Mode

Metal Gear Survive doesn’t have a lot of charm, but it’s still a fun time if you’re playing with friends. Staff Writer Heather Alexandra and Video Producer Paul Tamayo geared up to build bases and stab nano-zombies in this absurd and perplexing Metal Gear spin-off.

There are a lot of reasons to be sceptical of Metal Gear Survive. It plays more like a features-heavy arcade game than the robust tactical espionage action that the series is known for. There isn’t a lot of stealth and an absolute dearth of the character and quirk that helped make Metal Gear‘s world memorable.

But in spite of that, it can still be a lot of fun. Building fences and barricades is an easy process, and zombies shatter dramatically with every shotgun blast or walker gear trampling. The game is basically a hectic horde mode that does a great job mixing tower defence and shooter action. It’s as mindless as any of the zombie enemies but good for a quick burst of combat and chuckles. Playing online with friends or just having a co-pilot to laugh at the proceedings really helps the game shine.

You can watch the video above to see if the game might tickle your funny bone or stoke the flames of your simmering grudge against Konami. Also: If you join any matches with us, please don’t steal our tiny tanks.


  • Although I am skeptical about the full release the beta only shows a small part of the game, I have seen single player gameplay that makes it look alot more interesting than what the beta showes.

  • I was initially interested, but pensive. I mean I am not completely in the fuck Konami camp, but I knew that the engine never really did large amounts of enemies, which makes me think that a lot of late game content is going to be spongy walls of slightly different textured enemies that just swing bigger numbers.

    As we see more of the game it just looks more and more like Fortnite and like Fortnite I just can’t see the long term draw.

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