Counter-Strike Online

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Counter-Strike Online
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Developer(s) United States Valve Corporation
South Korea Nexon Corporation
Publisher(s) United States Valve Corporation
South KoreaJapan Nexon Corporation
China TianCity[1]
TaiwanHong Kong Gamania
SingaporeMalaysia IAHgames
Indonesia Megaxus
Thailand PlayFPS
Turkey Nexon EU
Series Counter-Strike
Engine GoldSrc
Platform(s) Windows
Release date(s)
  • TW July 24, 2008
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Counter-Strike Online (CSO or CSOL) is a Counter-Strike game targeted towards Asia's gaming market released in 2008. It is based on Counter-Strike and was developed by Nexon Co. Ltd. with oversight from license-holder Valve Corporation. It uses a micropayment model that is managed by a custom version of the Steam back-end.[2]

Overview[edit]

The game also features a variety of additions over the international Counter-Strike, such as the introduction of female characters, numerous new weapons and skins for previous weapons. Most of the weapons are "locked" by default, so virtual cash or in-game points are essential to purchase them. Most special weapons, skins, power-ups, etc. can be purchased with cash points. A variety of other special items can also be bought with in-game points as well.

Counter-Strike Online itself is free to play, but some weapons are bought using points purchased with real money. These weapons usually expire after a certain amount of time but sometimes can be purchased permanently during a promotion. Certain weapons and items can be purchased with points that are gained by getting kills, completing objectives, etc.

Modes[edit]

Counter-Strike Online includes classic Counter-Strike modes and added more. They are categorized as six: Classic, Deathmatches, Zombie Infection, Scenarios, Fun and Others.

  • Classic: Round-based match. The modes available are Bomb Defuse, Hostage Rescue, Assassination and Basic.
  • Deathmatches: Players will respawn immediately after death. The modes available are Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Gun Deathmatch.
  • Zombie Infection: Humans must survive incoming zombie attacks. The modes available are Zombie 1: Original, Zombie 2: Mutant, Zombie 3: Hero and Zombie 4: Darkness.
  • Scenarios: A group of 10 players must survive and annihilate computer-controlled enemies to clear specific goals. Some maps have to defeat a boss. Modes available are Zombie Scenario and Human Scenario.
  • Fun: Spin-off modes that are fun to play. Modes available are Hidden, Bazooka Battle, Soccer, Challenge and Item Battle.
  • PvPvE: Player vs Player vs Environment modes that are Zombie Union, Metal Arena, Battle Rush, Zombie Shelter and Beast.

Sequel[edit]

Counter-Strike Online 2

On April 5, 2012, Nexon and Valve announced a partnership to develop Counter-Strike Online 2, which is to be based on an enhanced Source engine, and will offer enhanced graphics, powerful impact physics, and more new features.[3] It has been confirmed that Counter-Strike Online 2 uses the same Source version as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, it is not a copy of CS:GO since all the features in game like models, maps and sounds are completely rebuilt by Nexon of South Korea.

Spin-offs[edit]

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombie[edit]

This is the first adaptation of Counter-Strike Online to be published via Valve Corporation's Steam content delivery system, targeting available from Q3 of 2014.[4]

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