Developed and remade by Cracked Computer Studios

Originally created by Valve, Gearbox Software, Ritual Entertainment and Turtle Rock Studios
Originally published by Valve

Boasting the ability of re-creation with talented producers and creators, Recovered Operations will exuberate high-class, padded gameplay with instantaneous enjoyment - stemming from the delectably written dialog and scenes!

Recovered Operations is a Half-Life 2 modification that aims to recreate, reinterpret, and reimagine Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes, the Counter-Strike series' sole single-player experience. Recovered Operations is not merely a graphical update: it will incorporate many new features and elements aimed at creating a more polished, realistic, and story-driven experience than the original game. In the mod, as in the original, players will assume the roles of various elite counter-terrorist operatives, and deploy across the globe to conduct missions in a variety of countries and environments.

Following a long and tumultuous development period, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero was released in March of 2004 after suffering numerous setbacks and passing through several developers. A scrapped single-player version of the game, developed by Ritual Entertainment, was released separately as Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes. Deleted Scenes was met with mixed reviews, with many pointing out its severely dated graphics and general lack of polish. In spite of this, the game has managed to accrue a modest fanbase. As such, we feel Deleted Scenes deserves a modern update, produced to a higher standard of quality.

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January 2018 Media Release

We failed to release this article on Christmas Eve, sorry about that.
This is what's been happening:

It's already been half a year since our last update, we promised to update you along the way but we didn't manage to live up to that, however, we have been working on something we believe has been worth the wait.

We've got an announcement to get out of the way before we get into the sweet bits of this article. As you might remember we set up and announced our forums one year ago, but since then it's been collecting dust, so we've decided for the time being to put it down. The site is currently facing down time but it'll be up again in no time, but sadly without the forums.

R.I.P. Recovered Operations Forums
Rest in Peace RO's forums
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

But fear not, we have a community channel in the Source Modding Community Discord server and we'd love to chat with you there!

Click here to visit our community channel

We've been flexing our weapon renders lately, time for a demonstration

Recovered Operations: Weapons Demonstration
Weapon programming by David M.

NOTE: We've implemented a c_arms system, we'll showcase this system at a later date.

AI Update

Recovered Operations: AI Presentation

The terrorists of RecOps use a mixture of combine soldier schedules and brand new schedules to work as original enemies. They're designed to flank you whenever they can, use grenades to flush you out more efficiently than default HL2 soldiers, and are less gung ho about charging out of cover. Although they make use of a few copied over schedules, they are a whole new enemy class and use their own AI written from the ground up, giving us maximum control over what they do and when they do it. At the moment, barring any bugs popping up, they are probably about 70-80% done. The next big challenge to improve their AI would be the addition of different behavior types for defensive and aggressive variants along with different ways of shooting and behaving based on weapon type.

- Bradley T. (AI Programmer)

The REAL key Seal Team 6 operatives

From Top to Bottom: Bubsy, Cuban, Grimes.

We went back to the drawing board and we proudly present you the REAL Seal Team 6 operatives.

Recovered Operations: Bryan "Bubsy" Fullwaters (ST6)

Recovered Operations: Victor "Cuban" Morales (ST6)

Recovered Operations: Joshua "Grimes" Faith (ST6)

Concept art pieces by Hoang L.

What next...?

And that concludes the media release article, and as promised we'll continue putting all our love and effort into Recovered Operations. Make sure to keep checking in as we will stay in touch with the community through our Twitter, in our Discord channel as well as posting updates on Mod DB.

Looking for Help

We're looking for talented individuals. If you have any expertise in the following, please contact us.
- 3D artists (previous experience with Source is a plus)
- Programmers (experience with C++ and Source is a plus)
- Animators (experience with animating characters is a huge plus)
- Level designers

Or if you have any other skills you'd like to provide,

Email us at ''.

Until next time,
Cracked Computer Studios

Official Links:

Twitter | Discord | Mod DB

June 2017 Media Release

June 2017 Media Release

News 12 comments

We promised to keep you updated and here we are again with another media release. This is what's been happening.

January 2017 Media Release

January 2017 Media Release

News 10 comments

Our last update was over half a year ago. 9 months to be exact, but this article will make up for it. This is what's been happening.

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I hope the game is going well, if you need any assistance send me a message! I'd for sure like to see a classic remade

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I hope you remake, or have a level similar to the 'Secret War' mission from the original CS:DS. Special Forces going to a quiet, eerie, snowy nuke base and finding out 2 different terrorist factions going after the nuke.

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We will. We plan to have most or all of the original missions eventually, plus possibly a few new ones.

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Cool, any plans to improve the narrative like adding more backstory to each missions, unique teammates (like Captain Price from COD), or connect some missions' story together?

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Yup! Every mission's being reworked to be more believable, have more context, and fit within a larger background narrative.

Each faction will also have its own set of unique teammates who will appear across missions, as well as other minor and supporting characters.

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this mod is awesome i'm so following it! :D

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Having now played Deleted Scenes, I'm gonna drop a track on this. :)

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Cheers! Happy to have you with us, Urby! :)

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