No one believes me after I say Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is fascinating. Nexon’s free-to-play spin-off makes use of good ol’ CS 1.6 as the muse for what looks like a self-contained mod scene, throwing in oddities together with a base-building cooperative survival mode, people vs. zombies modes, soccer, enviornment boss battles with big monsters, races, a mode much like Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, and so very many ‘sexy’ women. It’s a large and stunning vary of video games which regularly have little in frequent past utilizing CS weapons. I’ve massively loved wandering from server to server, feeling out what this even is. And now CSNZ has somewhat little bit of Minecraft or maybe Garry’s Mod, because of its new Studio Mode.
Studio Mode lets gamers construct their very own maps, block-by-block and decoration-by-decoration, in a Minecraft-y approach. You may need to use this to simply construct a base and shoot a bunch of zombies. Or… the very first Studio Mode map I jumped into was a singleplayer story the place I performed a fella tasked with entertaining an investor’s granddaughter, which concerned travelling by means of a portal to a MapleStory-ish fantasy kingdom the place she made me hunt for components to prepare dinner her a steak after which bread.
As I mentioned, I do get pleasure from wandering aimlessly by means of modes and maps on this bizarre sport.
To be clear: CSNZ is monetised in unusual and horrible methods and I would definitely by no means dream of attempting to play its aggressive modes significantly on this complicated and uneven battlefield. However! It has sufficient cooperative and curious issues that after I return, yearly or so, I’m delighted poking round. It’s a view into a wierd world the place Counter-Strike had Half-Life’s mod scene.
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is free-to-play through Steam.