Zombie Panic: Source is a co-op oriented Survivor Vs Zombie multi-player survival horror modification for HL2. While our main priority is to make the mod as fun to play as possible, ZP:S plans to greatly expand on the core features of "Zombie panic" For HL1, with the obvious new features, impressive visuals, and of course atmospheric maps. More importantly ZP:S will not force players to fend against dumb and predictable AI, but instead keep the same intense thrill of surviving against intelligent and persistent player controlled zombies as the original.
Zombie Panic: Source is a well polished mod in just about every department, and has a sense of "completeness." For the most part, its main short coming is in its levels themselves, while many are of professional quality, some are dark confusing corridors that will lead players in the wrong direction every time and punish anyone for not being a veteran player. While that maybe a serious flaw, this mod also has many advances in some fields, such as a rather large and semi-active community, and a constant flow of updates and content to keep it from aging.
This game is a jem. As you can see, many people who rate the game bad with 1's and 2's and also leave no review other then "not so good". And other reviews complaning that it is to hard or weapons are semi rare. well you know what, it is true. This game is difficult and weapons are scarce. but you know what? THIS GAME ROCKS. The thrill of fending off a zombie hoard who are being controled by real people is great! And the challange in the best part! And for people who can't find a sever with people, the MMNB sever is a sever who usually has people on. Admins are usually regulars as well, so the sever is maintained and (almost) troll free!
It is technically a hardcore mod, dont let that put you off however, I can say without a doubt that this mod is the best similator for what it would be like in the zombie apocalypse. The game is generally well balanced but the surviors will probably only win about 20% of the time with sounds unfortunate, However they will kill pleanty of zombies :). this is one of the only mods ive played where you were allowed to play as zombie which is very fun and their is an unmistakable team element involved with the zombies. one thing that will put off most people sadly is the balancing, because people are allowed to play as a zombies the game trys to give them a helping hand wherever possible, for instance they are very fast faster then the survivors and they have a short spint ability. They also have imense health and can take out a survivor in 4 claws which is about 5 seconds. so that brings that game to its most important eliments barricading! their are many ways to barricade use thengs such as sofas and knock them in front of entrances or stick planks of would up to block doorways, its very exlhilerating to fend off a hoard in your own little fortress with you limited supplies and weapons. speaking of weapons dont boter with mealee as a survivor the zombos can quite literally rip you to shreads in large numbers, also you will rarely get your hands on a proper assault rifle or shotgun so the average surviro is dependant on barricades Youtube.com i would also recomend you check out this survival guide for any further tips. To finish up then this is a mod i find surpasses games like l4d in every way, understand thats my opinion and its perfectly reasonable if you dissagree. but the game has very full servers in general in fact it is the most popular mod ive seen and for good reason so download now and i hope you dont regret it
This mod is (by far) my favorite so far.
I normally don't give a mod a 10/10, (except for Suicide Survival making me LMAO.), but this mod is deserving of it.
There are a really nice variety of weapons (including a few unique melee weapons that would [realistically] be available to you during a real apocalypse), and a few different game modes to test them on. (Don't forget the ability to scavenge for ammo and have a mini inventory-like system!)
The two main modes I've played (haven't checked for others) was to get a key, access the basement, get to the generators, get power, and escape. - The other being to just survive ~ and both of them were extremely fun with a bunch of people in the servers at the time.
This mod doesn't have as much of a problem as others with the "empty servers" or "no servers" issue any more because it is now featured on STEAM (really easy to get, too. - you should give it a try) and many people hop on and try it. [Still not as much as CS:S and such though, so don't start comparing.]
The characters are also pretty nice (a little clunky models, but there's a nice little variety there ;D)
Overall, though... FANTASTIC mod. I would recommend it to anyone that loves the zombie genre (especially because you wont survive very long with just body shots on zombies - it almost forces you to aim for the head with the damage boost it gives) or anyone that just likes horror-themed FPS games. - Go try it!
Great mod. Love the fact that you are playing against live zombies instead of AI zombies. The weapon/ammo weight plus exhaustion adds to the realism and makes being a team player a necessity.
One of the few games that enforce team play for success.
Downside is there are few updates for some time although a new update is rumored to be around the corner.