Nazi Zombies is the co-op game mode for Call of Duty: WWII. It is the first zombies mode made by Slegehammer Games, which made the WWII game and previously created Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. So naturally, Sledgehammer tried to put its own more serious, story-based twist on the zombies franchise.

The prologue starts out with a story out of Monuments Men (and women in this case). A group of art experts has been commissioned to track down stolen Nazi art. But they stumble upon a German village where something is going wrong. The Nazi scientists (led by Peter Straub) have been experimenting with the undead. They’re trying to bring Nazi soldiers back to life to help with the failing war effort.

The allies have discovered that something strange is happening in the village of Mittelburg. Marie Fischer (played by actress Katheryn Winnick) wants to find out what’s going on and rescue her brother, Klaus Fischer. He rebelled against the Nazi zombie effort, and Marie wants to rescue him. But things don’t go as planned. You can play as Marie, an engineer and tactician; Jefferson Potts, a strong soldier; Olivia Durant, a former art historian and weapons expert; or Drostan Hynd, a former art thief.

This is what the prologue of the Nazi Zombies looks like.

Here’s a look at the prologue gameplay for Nazi Zombies. The game doesn’t have a tutorial, so it starts out a little easy and then throws you into co-op play after a few rounds of solo fighting.

And here’s a round of the co-op gameplay for Nazi Zombies. I teamed up with a couple of other players (we were short one player) to try to resist the zombie hordes. It took me a while to track down the places where I could upgrade my weapons and restore my ammo. I needed a lot of revives in the session, but eventually the zombie horde got all of us.

Call of Duty: WWII is available on November 3 for the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. The publisher provided GamesBeat with a copy of PS4 edition of the game for this review, and I attended a review event.

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