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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 257
  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. JohnM.
    May 6, 2006
    10
    Hav ebeen playing the cs series for 5 years and it never gets old, Amazing game.
  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. CodyF.
    Mar 4, 2007
    9
    Counter Strike CZ should be considered as an upgrade to the the original counter strike, or even the prelude to source. Many maps have beenCounter Strike CZ should be considered as an upgrade to the the original counter strike, or even the prelude to source. Many maps have been changed and look a lot better (especially inferno). However, I would say that CZ is geared towards players who don't a fast internet connection, or lan a lot, since there is a wide emphasis on bots. There is 1 new playable class for the Terrorist and Counter Terrorist units. Bots can be selected pre-server startup. As a note, lower end pc's will have to turn details, fog, and the tutor off to enjoy this experience. Recommended: 256mb PCI (Doesn't have to be express) card, & 512mb of free memory, especially if you run anti-virus (aka norton or avg) in the background. Expand
  6. LukeM.
    Oct 3, 2006
    8
    Whats so good about it to CS 1.6 nothing FUN about it! Not much people play it in some places and 1.6 is MORE POPULAR! Just becase of the Whats so good about it to CS 1.6 nothing FUN about it! Not much people play it in some places and 1.6 is MORE POPULAR! Just becase of the better graphics you would want to play a boring game!! 1.6 or source is way better!!!!! and u cant say CZ is better then CSS all I can say is if you think CZ is better then CSS: Sad Sad Sad...... 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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