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've decided to add zombies, and, oh, release it on Steam for everybody to play.

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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.

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