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  • Summary: Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ), a tactical action game, challenges you to compete with and against cunning AI opponents in mission-based campaigns spread across the globe. As squad leader of an elite counter-terrorist operative, use specialized maneuvers and weapon skills to completeCounter-Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ), a tactical action game, challenges you to compete with and against cunning AI opponents in mission-based campaigns spread across the globe. As squad leader of an elite counter-terrorist operative, use specialized maneuvers and weapon skills to complete over 20 new missions, each containing numerous objectives. Drop into challenging scenarios -- from harsh jungle environments to severe arctic terrains, from unforgiving deserts to dangerous international city streets. Rescue hostages. Escort VIPs to safety. Locate and defuse bombs. This collection of entirely new episodes challenges your ability to think quickly and strategically! CS:CZ advances the award-winning Counter-Strike series by introducing single-player action and special enhancements for online play. Powered by an enriched Half-Life engine, CS:CZ introduces new game technologies including highly-detailed models, atmospheric enhancements such as snow and rain, and many more dynamic special effects. [Sierra] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Half Life fans would love to know that there is also a Half Life 2 CD with exclusive footage. Let me say, *drool*.
  2. The problem is that neither the physics nor the graphics have aged particularly well; if you're looking for a next-gen FPS, this is not it. It is, however, a decent update to one of the best titles of yesterday. [Apr 2004, p.108]
  3. Underlying all the advances made in bot technology and the updated maps, Condition Zero is still fundamentally a five-year-old game...but this standalone package should satisfy both the Counter-Strike-curious and the broadband impaired. [Jan 2004, p.90]
  4. A slight update to an already classic game that doesn’t make you forget about the original.
  5. It's a strong package that suffers partly because we were promised so much in the first place, partly because so much of it is available online for free, and partly because the new stuff is exactly the sort of thing Valve would have released for free in times gone past.
  6. 60
    What was supposed to be a revelation, a next generation of sorts, has become instead a disappointing follow-up to a beloved game. [Mar 2004, p.68]
  7. Predictably poor. Proof that every gaming franchise has its limits.

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 240
  1. JonH
    Mar 5, 2010
    10
    I loved this game, but the story mode can be boring sometimes. I'm glad I got it.
  2. MaxxS.
    Nov 10, 2006
    10
    I'm a Counter Strike junkie and this game was absolutely perfect for me. It was awhile before I got Source, so CZ kept me busy. I love I'm a Counter Strike junkie and this game was absolutely perfect for me. It was awhile before I got Source, so CZ kept me busy. I love the fact that the hostages are smart (sort of) enough to run away, animations have been improved and a slight improvement in graphics that have been added. Forget the low scores that some critics gave this game. I love it, and it's the CS I've always wanted to play; with bots. Expand
  3. DanielBauchman
    May 8, 2006
    10
    i love this game...i have been playing it for 1 year and its still my favorite game!!! honestly people say its not as good as 1.6 but honestlyi love this game...i have been playing it for 1 year and its still my favorite game!!! honestly people say its not as good as 1.6 but honestly why wouldnt it be?? think of it this way....better graphics......and just better overall gameplay...anyone who says its not a good game obviously isnt a true gamer :D Expand
  4. JosD.
    Oct 27, 2007
    10
    I love it, I don't have source so I think its the best one of cs I have... (of course is source better..)
  5. AnonymousMC
    Jun 8, 2009
    9
    I dont understand why, but this game has received some pretty bad credit. However, I feel that the graphics are considerably better than csI dont understand why, but this game has received some pretty bad credit. However, I feel that the graphics are considerably better than cs and it can still run smooth on my old computer which is also a plus. The maps have much more detail than cs and although the single player never truly caught my attention, the normal gameplay is awesome. Expand
  6. RAJIVC
    Aug 28, 2009
    8
    It has bots. very entertaining to play, Sharpens you skills which otherwise would have not been noticed.
  7. [Anonymous]
    May 5, 2004
    0
    It took valve 3 or something years to take an already made game and add bots to it......

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