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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 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
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  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. An essential purchase for the new Counter Strike player who wants to get a spring into the action, rather than the veteran Counter Strike player looking forward to the future of the Counter Strike family.
  3. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero only gets its score because of the multiplayer, and if you’re after this for anything other than a visual tweak and a disc filled with Half-Life 2 videos, you’d be best off not bothering at all.
  4. Condition Zero is a product that will appeal most to those players who haven't tried CS yet (and how many of them are there?), those who don't want to deal with the hassles of playing the game online, and those who just want to have some offline practice.
  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. Diehards won’t find enough here to make it worth the overzealous retail price point because, while the single-player mode and the deleted scenes are a fun diversion, they’re not enough to warrant the investment listed on the price tag.
  7. Predictably poor. Proof that every gaming franchise has its limits.

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 236
  1. JonH
    Mar 5, 2010
    I loved this game, but the story mode can be boring sometimes. I'm glad I got it.
  2. MaxxS.
    Nov 10, 2006
    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. KrickeTR
    May 9, 2006
    Condition Zero is the best out of all steam games, ... valve did a good job, ... (or whoever made it), ... i am waiting for a CZ2.0 or something! -Kr1ck3T Expand
  4. JosD.
    Oct 27, 2007
    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
    I 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
    Aug 28, 2009
    It has bots. very entertaining to play, Sharpens you skills which otherwise would have not been noticed.
  7. [Anonymous]
    May 5, 2004
    It took valve 3 or something years to take an already made game and add bots to it......

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