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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
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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. Game Informer
    78
    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. PC Gamer
    72
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 250
  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. JesseJ.
    Oct 29, 2006
    10
    I personally enjoy CZ more then 1.6. The new graphics and new maps added put a whole new twist on the greatest FPS around.
  3. GavinF.
    May 7, 2006
    10
    I can't complain I got the game well the serial number only from K-Mart for $4.01 because the discs had been lost. Thank you steam for I can't complain I got the game well the serial number only from K-Mart for $4.01 because the discs had been lost. Thank you steam for making lost discs or destroyed data no problem when installing, just had to add my new serial to my account and there you go the cheapest copy of Condition zero ever. Expand
  4. MatthewA.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Let me just say, this game probably won't please people who can play Counter-Strike 1.6/source online, however for people who don't Let me just say, this game probably won't please people who can play Counter-Strike 1.6/source online, however for people who don't have a fast enough internet connection, or just wanna practice, this is the game. Also, the addition of a new terrorist model on multiplayer is an everlasting lure for those who love not being able to see how good they look. A definite must buy. Expand
  5. WesleyC.
    Jun 30, 2007
    9
    I say I was surprised by it! This was what I've always wanted! A counter strike style with a story in the middle. The graphics are not I say I was surprised by it! This was what I've always wanted! A counter strike style with a story in the middle. The graphics are not too good for some reason... But it's all about the gameplay right? Expand
  6. AlexH.
    Jun 16, 2007
    8
    This game is better than source, and the graphics are ok. The game itself isn't very realistic, but the custom game option is the best. This game is better than source, and the graphics are ok. The game itself isn't very realistic, but the custom game option is the best. Online is great, and their are a lot of cool servers to join. Expand
  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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