New Counter-Strike Has Zombies, Is Free-to-Play

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies coming to Steam later this year.

A new Counter-Strike game will be released this year on Steam, but it's probably not what you're expecting. Nexon today announced Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies (yes, Nexon's name is actually part of the title), a free-to-play game developed in collaboration with Valve, and due to launch on Steam across North America and Europe later this year.

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies will feature traditional Counter-Strike models like Hostage Rescue and Bomb Diffusion, as well as a "new zombie-based experience." The new zombie-themed mode introduces new weapons and "diverse game modes."

The zombies in the game are described as quick, aggressive, and dangerous. Though Nexon says the gameplay in Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is fast-paced and frenetic, the company also uses the term "easy-to-play" to describe the overall game. As a result, the game "reaches out to all players," Nexon Europe CEO Kenny Chang said in a statement.

"Today we are announcing the latest creation from Nexon in the Counter-Strike world, one that builds upon years of success in developing Counter-Strike Online for Asia," Valve's Doug Lombardi said. "This title showcases that work in new zombie and classic form."

Counter-Strike Online was released in 2008 as a free-to-play game in Asia. The most recent entry in the core series was 2012's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is currently available for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Nexon is also publishing Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming free-to-play game, which is under production as Project Bluestreak. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is also coming to Oceania and the Commonwealth of Independent States region.

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76 comments
orgasmatron92
orgasmatron92

There may be many zombie games already but rarely, if ever, are they done right. I've yet to come across a good atmospheric, survival horror. I wouldn't exactly call dead island or dead rising an accurate representation of what a zombie game should be. Imo they all feel arcadey, tongue in cheek, or are just steam games like killing floor, contagion or no more room in hell. 

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

I personally can't get enough zombies. I just hope its fun and looks good. As long as the hordes are huge and there's plenty of gore, i'm in

CommandoAgent
CommandoAgent

Count me out, there must be at least a million zombie games now.

Tranula
Tranula

What else id Nexon do?  Ive heard of them before but cant recall what it was.

NetBiosError
NetBiosError

What an utterly original and compelling idea. I cannot wait to have yet another zombie survival experience included in a shooter balanced around competitive multiplayer. Yaaaaay.

JackNief
JackNief

Uuuuugh... I am getting so sick of freakin' ZOMBIES.

runstalker
runstalker

Only co-op zed slayer I care about these days is Killing Floor 2, on the way next year.

Love that gameplay loop, great weapons, and outstanding gore.

Like the original, on graphical steroids, with more modes and superior perks/leveling.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

Zombies are like chocolate: They go with practically anything.

xenonnati
xenonnati

why are people pissing themselves over zombies in CS?  i mean zombie mod is old as shit and there were always players on there.. remember months of 1.6 i played zombies exclusively, O_o its not at all new... 

Kisalon
Kisalon

OMG Counter strike with Zombies? OMG if only zombies hadnt been done to death already...

91210user
91210user

Zombies? Who in the mad world will do such a thing to Counter-Strike? *Sarcasm*


Oh, I've should of known! Nexon!!! I suppose it may work with all the troops, players have killed over 20 decades.

futureops
futureops

*sight*  Left 4 Dead clone. *facepalm*

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Zombies? Again? And now in Counter-Strike? Isnt there enough games with zombies? But ok... ok... Im cool. Go ahead. I would be glad atleast to try. But NEXON? Really? Couldnt Valve pick even worse company to give CS's names license? (They had to give license, right?)

yngsten
yngsten

I would like to love the idea of this, I really do. but c'mon! Zombies? Again? It's getting a tad tiresome...

hystavito
hystavito

"Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies will feature traditional Counter-Strike models like Hostage Rescue and Bomb Diffusion"


Is that supposed to say MODES?

theKSMM
theKSMM

Easy-to-play.  That's what I need.  Zombies be trippin'....

GhoX
GhoX

This is smearing poop on history.

countofwilfore
countofwilfore

Oh great. After Counter-Strike Online.... Just please, not on steam, just.... no... NOOOOO

vchadl
vchadl

Little late to the party.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Nope.  Not a chance in hell.  It's Nexon and it's free-to-play, and that's enough for me to say no, but I know that there's not a thing that they can possibly do to top Zombie Escape in Counter-Strike Source.

gajbutler
gajbutler

This is the Chinese CS, not the official thing we all know and love.

Tuckpoint
Tuckpoint

Lol @ Counter Strike Nexon:  Zombies.  That title, ermahgerd who thought it would be a good idea to put their company name in the title?  Sounds like Call of Nexon on top of that, FPS with zombies?  Seems like I've seen that somewhere before...


Eagerly awaiting The Elder Scrolls Nexon,  Fallout:  New Nexon,  World of Nexon, Nexoncraft and for when I'm feeling steathly... Disnexonned!  ALL FREE TO PLAY!!!!


This.  Shit.  Is.  Awful.

sortajan
sortajan

Because we're not done until we've taken everything good on this planet and driven face-first into the concrete.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Is this going to be just like zombie mod thats been around for a decade? If so....maybe.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

"Nexon today announced Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies"


Zombies = Ravenholm


Ravenholm = Half Life


Half Life 3 confirmed.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

Hey when does this come to console...oh that's right....sorry console users, you are limited still. 

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

@Tranula  their previous F2P is combat arms. either earn money by playing several hours or buy in-game credits to purchase exclusive weapons. crap graphics. I don't have high expectations for CS: zombies

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

@91210user Well Counter-Strike Source had zombie mods which were pretty fun, the model for the zombies were the ones for Half-Life 2.

Innos007666
Innos007666

@futureops

*sight* L4D is made from the same company as CS... so they are actually copying/cloning themselves? I hope you're just trolling.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@GhoX 


not really sure what I quite make of this. I mean with l4D being widely popular as well as counterstrike, of course. They have always been and remained two completely separate and great entities.  When they say the zombies are aggressive and dangerous first thing it made me think of is the l4d zombies. 


Not sure if counterstrike and zombies will mesh well, it almost sounds like the Cod route ad much as I hate to say it.  Why not just leave it alone and come out with something new....  


On a side note, I'm really looking forward to killing floor 2s gore engine.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@bldgirsh @spartanx169x @klugenbeel And limited from actually playing your games if you're offline or have shitty internet. Limited in your options for actually getting games because without Steam you lose 90% of the PC library immediately and torrenting is the only way around it.


Also  last time I checked, you had to pay your ISP to get online. Tards.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

@grenadehh Yeah because you don't have to pay an ISP to get online with a Lamestation 4, a Wii Ucan'tfindanyonetoplaywith, or Xbox 1.... LOL @ how dumb you are