Zombie Master is a multiplayer Source modification, centred around a zombie-apocalypse, which throws all but one player in the shoes of human survivors. Pitched against a relentless tide of rotting flesh, they must scavenge for weaponry and equipment just to stay alive. But that one player, chosen randomly at the beginning of the round, is not bound by mortal restraints. To speak his name is to invite the wrath of hell - but most call him the 'Zombie Master'. He is nigh omnipotent. His invisible hand controls the legions of undead like puppets on strings; slowly closing the net on the humans while they run to and fro like rats in a maze.
Pros: Best Zombie Multiplayer mod ever! I have been playing this since 2008 and have collected over 240 maps! Fun and addictive.
Cons: Animations are just bellow average. Gameplay is unbalanced in vanilla gameplay as most of the time the survivor always wins before the Zombie Master even gets to the limit of zombies.
You need plug-ins to enhance the resource system as zombie master in order to balance out the gameplay. When this is done then the game is really awesome and is always fun!
Zombie Master is one of my old favorites. The notion that one player truly can screw over and control the experience for a team of humans as they complete dynamic objectives is just as fun as it sounds. Sadly, the community has all but died at the point of this review, but a remake/sequel is in the works by a separate modder.
ZM in its hay day was some of the most genuine fun you could grab out of a mod.