User Rating: 6.6 | Counter-Strike: Condition Zero PC
After passing through the hands of several different developers, the used-to-be highly anticipated but now universally ridiculed single player iteration of the world's arguably most popular online multiplayer game has finally been released. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good thing. IMO, Valve finally decided to release the game just for the sake of releasing it... If it took any longer, then people might completely forget this game even existed, which would surely hurt it's sales even further, considering the fact that the developers poured so much time and effort into this title. Okay, maybe not too much effort, becuse if they did, then CS:CZ would probably have met it's originally planned release date. So, is this title worth buying? Well, considering the fact that if you have even the tiniest amount of interest in Counter-Strike, then you would probably already have the retail version of CS... My answer to that is NO. Paying full price for a bot and a sequence of scripted events isn't a very wise decision if you're a causal gamer. My guess is the only people who would buy this game are hardcore, die-hard CS fans, and people who don't own CS or Half-Life yet (which is like finding a needle in a haystack, pardon the cliche). Go get Call of Duty instead if you already have CS. And if you have both, just save your money to buy a faster card, to preapare for the impending release of Doom 3 and Half-Life 2.