#1 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

There's really no difference, other than the name, so Horde Mode should be an alias for Survival Mode. Even the wiki descriptions are pretty much the same: 
 
Survival Mode: "Some games force you to try and survive as long as possible without losing, or tasks you with surviving a certain number of "waves" of enemies before granting you victory."
Horde Mode: " "Horde" is a type of multiplayer game mode in which players battle co-operatively against increasingly difficult waves of computer-controlled enemies."
 
So, why not merge them? Horde is a little variation of the survival concept, at most.

#2 Edited by Akyho (1677 posts) -

Survival mode can mean many different things. It simply isnt "Wave" based game play.

Survival can mean one life to complete the entire game, It can mean 1 life against many enemies for infinite E.G Fighting games. Survival can simply be the game is stacked against you and have to survive.

However the main thing that ties them all together is the use Survival.

Horde is very simply: Hordes are attacking in waves while you are stationed in a fixed point. Either for a set amount of waves or for infinite.

If anything complain that "Wave based survival mode." should be merged with Horde.

#3 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

There are different types of survival mode, not just horde. They're both val8d.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I take Issue with both the descriptions because one is just describing gaming in general, and the other is just wrong.

#5 Edited by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@Akyho said:

Survival mode can mean many different things. It simply isnt "Wave" based game play.

Survival can mean one life to complete the entire game, It can mean 1 life against many enemies for infinite E.G Fighting games. Survival can simply be the game is stacked against you and have to survive.

However the main thing that ties them all together is the use Survival.

Horde is very simply: Hordes are attacking in waves while you are stationed in a fixed point. Either for a set amount of waves or for infinite.

I see, guess i got confused by the wiki descriptions. I'll research a little more next time, my bad.
 
EDIT: Still, isn't Horde a type of Survival Mode? Shouldn't this be included in the wiki page?
#6 Posted by DeF (4922 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@Akyho said:

Survival mode can mean many different things. It simply isnt "Wave" based game play.

Survival can mean one life to complete the entire game, It can mean 1 life against many enemies for infinite E.G Fighting games. Survival can simply be the game is stacked against you and have to survive.

However the main thing that ties them all together is the use Survival.

Horde is very simply: Hordes are attacking in waves while you are stationed in a fixed point. Either for a set amount of waves or for infinite.

I see, guess i got confused by the wiki descriptions. I'll research a little more next time, my bad. EDIT: Still, isn't Horde a type of Survival Mode? Shouldn't this be included in the wiki page?

I say there should be a general concept for survival modes - be they endless survive as long as you can challenges or the popular "horde mode" variant with its upgrades and waves. The different types should be described and categorized on the wiki page and the specific modes explained on each game's own page.

#7 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@DeF said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Akyho said:

Survival mode can mean many different things. It simply isnt "Wave" based game play.

Survival can mean one life to complete the entire game, It can mean 1 life against many enemies for infinite E.G Fighting games. Survival can simply be the game is stacked against you and have to survive.

However the main thing that ties them all together is the use Survival.

Horde is very simply: Hordes are attacking in waves while you are stationed in a fixed point. Either for a set amount of waves or for infinite.

I see, guess i got confused by the wiki descriptions. I'll research a little more next time, my bad. EDIT: Still, isn't Horde a type of Survival Mode? Shouldn't this be included in the wiki page?

I say there should be a general concept for survival modes - be they endless survive as long as you can challenges or the popular "horde mode" variant with its upgrades and waves. The different types should be described and categorized on the wiki page and the specific modes explained on each game's own page.

The Horde Mode page was explaining specific modes. So, using the survival mode to explain just general variants is great and much less work to do.
#8 Posted by Bundle85 (150 posts) -

@MikeGosot: I concur that these should be combined into survival mode, with horde mode being a topic explained within

#9 Posted by sodacat (217 posts) -

Dead Rising's survival mode seems vastly different from CoD Zombies' Horde Mode to me.

#10 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3882 posts) -

I think they are different, if they aren't explained well enough in the Wiki. For example, just about all Fighting games have "Survival" modes... and those certainly aren't horde modes. The essence of the idea is the same but they turn out way different.