| Game Name: Counter-Strike: Condition Zero |
Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Release Date: 03.23.04 NA; 03.26.04 EU
The official system requirements: Pentium III 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 3D-graphics card with 32 MB RAM, HDD 1.8 Gb
Official website: www.cs-conditionzero.com
There is safety in numbers
The success of this supplement is in the selection of a strategy of fighting for one side or another, as well as in its endless change. Kibersportsmeny around the world, playing in professional tournaments, develop at least a professional plan of action for any of the submitted maps. It will lead either team battles, or be a lone assassin. Alternatively, you can buy anti-tank gun and run with it right through, imagining themselves invincible Rambo, but is not excluded that such a hero, "prishyut" in the first round, then there will be a little sorry for money spent on not without expensive equipment.
The promised three-year wait
The remaining modes are offered directly through the network supporting corporate service Steam, as well as run around with bots on random maps. Speaking of AI enemies. He is close to perfection. Sometimes you wonder how the bots behave quite reasonably at all given the maps, try to only shoot in the head, bombs pose each time on different bases, ably led team battles and cover each other in a shootout, in fact, it all looks pretty interesting and informative . Forget about the old versions of bots, which discharge the same every time stuck in the door, ran only with pistols and with one shot in the head killing all whom he could, even yourself. Playing a certain period of time in this version of the game you can easily become a sophisticated cyber, check!
The second mode is called "Deleted Scenes". Deleted scenes - this is exactly the notorious single-player. In the play it will visit in the skin of the valiant police officer and carry out dozens of the most dangerous jobs, otherwise the terrorists will be in power. Fate will throw the player in the U.S., Russia, Japan, Iraq, Argentina, Brazil. At each of these continents have to perform several tasks at the end of which is sure to be spectacular and thrilling shoot.Whether it is a hostage rescue, bomb disposal, or simply support for VIP-persons. The list itself in any case does not settle, the heroes have to survive the collapse of the "Black Hawk" in the midst of military events, not to let terrorists spread a deadly virus, to visit a Russian province in the nuclear power plant, again filled with additional malicious enemies. Aggressors, incidentally, tend to scream in their native language. English, Chinese, Russian, German, Latvian, Arabic, and so on. Please note that each of the languages of the opponents have a perfect command and without any accent, it is, and Russian concerns. Especially pleased to hear them cussing each other.
We now turn to the very sweet - the armament. Here, the spread is as follows: one pistol, one automatic knife, and armor by 100%, and even some accessories, but they are just below. Do not worry, this equipment is available only at the beginning of each mission, in the process of cleansing the territory there is much more interesting and familiar to the network version of the game. That stems, which we have to use: Shotgun (Benelli m3 super, Benelli XM1014 Automatic Shotgun), automatic weapons (H & K MP5 Navy, Ingram Mac10, P90, UMP 45, Kalashnikov AK-47 Rifle, Steyr Aug Rifle, Colt M4A1, Commando SIG sg-550 sg-552). Pistols available H & K USP 45, Glock 18, Sig Sauer p-228. In a game with bots per side SWAT added to shield French and Fa-Mas, which, in turn, terrorists have an improved version of the Kalashnikov and the famous Uzi. Grenades are not forgotten, they are still three types: discontinuous, and the blinding smoke. There is now something else, like a C4.
An old friend - is better than two new ones
The most notable innovation in the game lies in the fact that now in some missions will have to use spy gadgets. This camera, which will take pictures of secret documents and objects, something like a welder (c it, we burn the locks on the doors) and indispensable mini-camera, with which you can peek in the door, mines and crates. If you remember this little thing was Sam Fisher from the renowned Splinter Cell.
In CS: CZ placed considerable emphasis on realism. In the explosion of smoke grenade, the enemies begin to shoot in different directions to scream and run from corner to corner, trying to get out of the clouds of smoke. But in the smoke, unfortunately our character as an enemy, losing coordination, which is reflected in the targeting. Cheering every moment of the explosion towers, houses, crates, missiles and so forth, so to say, objects of the surrounding items. Particularly impressed by the episode, where a terrorist driving a military jeep at full speed, shouting flies into the wall of the building. Believe me, these moments in the game have more than enough, but how much adrenaline you experience during a shootout with the combat helicopter in a mission, words can not describe.
In conclusion, a few words on the chart. Compared to the original CS, here it is more precise and polished, the character models are also not deprived of polygons, and the level of detail of weapons reached its peak. Of course, this maximum does not dare to compete with the latest hits in the genre of FPS, but definite imprint on the history of the PC-games will be able to leave, despite the old, already nipped into holes graphics engine.
As a result, we got good old "counter. Compulsive gamblers will be given a chance to try out all its forces to the maximum level of complexity, and novice fighters for justice will be very useful to practice with the local bot intelligence which is much more elaborated compared with all previous versions. What to the "fathers" CS, then the developers have prepared for them a lot of surprises that can cause them to break away from their present entertainment and once again sit down for the updated Counter-Strike.