Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Is Like A Half-Broken Mod

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Is Like A Half-Broken Mod

Seeing Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies on Steam, I knew from the title alone I had to try this free-to-play version of Counter-Strike. After all, it has a confusing title… and, zombies!

In the past, the company Nexon have made free-to-play versions of Counter-Strike for countries such as Japan and South Korea. This is the first time they have decided to add zombies, and, oh, release it on Steam for everybody to play.

It’s all a bit baffling, feeling like a half broken mod, which in a way I guess it is. All the more baffling is that, instead of using the updated source engine of something like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (or anything remotely half-modern), it instead uses the original Counter-Strike engine, which dates back 16 years with the release of Half-Life.

That’s just crazy.

The whole game is an absurd mess of gun shooting, rather annoying zombie shrieks and the occasional explosion. I’m not sure why anyone would feel compelled to micro-transact their way to success when there are far better zombie-based games out there, most of which sidestep the whole micro-transaction nonsense entirely.


    • I’m not surprised. The Steam reviews are absolutely scathing.

      *Edit* How the…? Sorry Trog, no idea how this replied to you. You’re right though. Definitely butchered.

      • Yeah, the reviews turned me away pretty quickly.
        People give Steam reviews a lot of shit for things like, “Dude, you have eighty hours up, why would you play something you hate for 80hrs?!” (which indicates a fundamental lack of understanding of human psychology), but I find them pretty useful.

        Filter out the, “Game sucks, devs haven’t responded to game-breaking bugs yet, doesn’t work on my system, can’t get past title screen!” complaints and the ‘overall positive’ or ‘overall negative’ indicators have – thus far – been pretty good reads on my own conservative judgement both after purchase and after investigating youtube let’s plays and ruling out purchase.

        • Yeah, you can spot the “fuck you” comments and avoid them, thankfully. I always like flicking through to see what people’s likes and grievances are with a game, particularly if certain patterns emerge. That’s usually a good identifying factor on the quality (or lack of) of a product. It’s saved me from a few potentially regretful purchases. Still, I did buy Ace Combat Assault Horizon though…

          …still regretting it now. Thankful the other failsafe of ‘buying a game on sale to limit my exposure’ kicked in. I’d have been pissed if I’d paid full price for it. I can live with the $15 or so I wasted.

  • This game is horrid, basically a mash-up of CS Zombie mod with AI and variant zombies.

    I regret playing 2 minutes of the game…

  • I gave it a whirl last weekend for a match, it was actually pretty fun but couldn’t find any Aussie servers so 400+ ping is very unplayable which is a shame considering it was not a horrible as i was expecting =)

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