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.
Trying to keep this review fairly short (I've done like 5 big ones in the past hour)
The mod itself is really well made.
The models are OK... but nothing really special about them (they look much better in ZM2 being released soon)
The blend between FPS and RTS is the key thing here, though. The amount of control the Zombie Master gets is pretty nice, and there are tons of different zombies to scare the hell out of the humans.
The community is a decent size (on STEAM, so there's more servers than most mods) but still not the most active mod I've seen.
Overall I give the mod an 8/10. It's fun to play, looks nice, but has some consistency issues that really weigh it down. - I'd suggest playing it, but now that ZM2 is coming out - I suggest you guys wait and see how that one works first!
If the developers just cared about this mod, 10 would be a bad rating for it.
This is for sure one of my favorite mods. Playing as both teams is good and balanced. There are lots of people that still play it, with a nice number of active servers. The weapons are ok, maybe the shotgun needs a better shooting sound but it's nothing to care of.
My rating is 10. Many games and mods are usin the same style of this one these days, and this mod is also one of the oldest mods I have ever played.