Xbox Series X/S Review: Stuffed

Should this COD Zombies-like game get stuffed?

Stuffed is a procedurally generated first-person shooter, that takes place in the dreams of a little girl. Play as a teddy bear and fight waves of nightmares as you defend your owner. Play solo or join your friends in up to 4 player online co-op. Defend your owner’s bedroom door and defeat a variety of nightmares in endless waves. Earn points from defeating nightmares and use them to unlock new map areas and weapons. Defeat the nightmare boss at the end of each night. Explore Ellie’s house in Horde Mode with a fully procedural environment. No two map layouts will be the same. From a popcorn grenade to a cola cannon, find and use unique weapons made from household objects. Earn XP in Horde Mode to unlock special player abilities each game session. Use points to unlock new outfits and furs for your teddy bear. Mix and match outfits and furs to fully personalise them.

When you first get a look at Stuffed, you’ll instantly think of COD Zombies. It’s essentially that but in a household environment where you are a teddy bear, protecting a little girl’s bedroom from gnomes, rubber ducks, toy robots and nightmare creatures to name a few. You can play solo or up to 4 players online as you hold off the waves of enemies, while also unlocking new areas, weapons and abilities with the cash you earn throughout.

Each map is procedurally generated, so you’ll never get the same two maps. The weapons are varied and amusing as they are usually made from household items, while the enemies just seem endless and they don’t let up, even between waves. The big difference with this as opposed to COD Zombies is having to protect Ellie’s bedroom door from these shadowy nightmare creatures that are bullet sponges. You can unload all your ammo and still have to go and get more before you can beat it.

The visuals are cute and colourful. I did experience a few stuttering walls but the framerate seemed fine and didn’t come across any other glitches during my time. The music is simple but gets the job done, while sound effects are typical of what you would think of a game with gnomes and toy robots in.

The Verdict

Stuffed is a decent take on COD Zombies and even adds to it by having to defend Ellie’s door from these cute, yet creepy enemies. It may not have the same level of quality in terms of a shooter, but Stuffed does enough to entertain those who want to shoot something other than the walking dead.

Score: 7.0

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this product from