Zombie Panic: Source is a cooperative survival horror Half-Life 2 Modification, the sequel to the popular Half-Life Modification "Zombie Panic". As a member of a party of survivors you find yourself without provisions or any military support.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,198 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 28, 2007

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This game requires that you own a Source engine game such as Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2, or Day of Defeat: Source. Click here for a full list of games that meet this requirement. Please note that Portal: First Slice and the bundled Half-Life 2: Deathmatch do not fulfill this requirement.

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"(Mod) objective is simple depending on the map you play. Some maps you are required to just defend the house from the swarm of zombies"
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About This Game

Zombie Panic: Source is a cooperative survival horror Half-Life 2 Modification, the sequel to the popular Half-Life Modification "Zombie Panic". As a member of a party of survivors you find yourself without provisions or any military support. Fending off the undead has never been more difficult, but with a large variety of fire arms, explosives, and unique items, the task is not impossible. This time through we introduce you to new characters that you can control, numerous weapons including a large list of melee weapons, and the Carrier zombie which can turn friend into foe. We started it all and are happily continuing the fight!

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

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63 of 83 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
259.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
RIP Zombie Panic Source
2007-2013

This is one of the greatest HL2 mods ever created and I've played this for at least 2000 hours over the past 8 years but all great things must come to an end.

The downfall of this great game started around 2011 when servers containing unbalanced and ridiculous mods began to appear, at first I though nothing of it but by 2013 all the servers were infected with horrible mods...Now every single server allows survivors to spawn weapons/ammo on the go and the Point mod allows players to increase there speed and damage the more they play on the server, this completely unbalances the game and goes against everything the devs worked for.

I should also mention that this type of asinine gameplay attracts asinine players so if you're looking for a competent community you're not going to find one because everyone who liked the games original design has left.

RIP Zombie Panic Source
2007-2013
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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
614.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
A+
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,571.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Goodnight sweet prince.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Best Zombie-theme Source mod ever ! Well balanced, various weapons, barricades, props, and ZOMBIES !!!

Oh! Don't ever pick up wrong caliber bullet box for your gun noobs, or your heavy inventory will slow you down and your brain will be eaten by zombies. This is just a realistic detail of it, check it out yourself and you'll find out !!!

10/10 This game makes my stressful junior high third grade more colorful.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
It's a fun zombie game that requires a lot of teamwork and strategies.

+ Cool mechanics;

+ Decent graphics;

+ Runs in every PC (Seriously..);

- Most of the time, people just want to ♥♥♥♥ around and not play the game seriously. That means: destroying barricades made by other survivors, not sharing ammo, or caring about the rest of the group, and the list goes on;

- The amount of custom maps is absurd, but sometimes you just want to play in the official ones.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
A zombie survival-themed cooperative game in which you have to face hordes of zombies. The concept may seem like a cliche within the genre but the gamemode's entertaining nature easily makes it a great must-have as a Half-Life 2 Mod. Starting as a human might be hard for newcomers but the learning curve isn't all too steep as the game requires both teamwork and tactics to accomplish the objectives in the game.

I've noticed that a noticeable percentage of reviews bash the gameplay while playing as a zombie for being too slow and tedious. Having played gamemodes like L4D2 and Zombie Survival on Gmod, I agree to a certain extent while at the same time, I find the overall experience to be really satisfying.

If you have friends to play Zombie Panic: Source with, don't miss the chance.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
217.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This is a very good game, Would not ignore this.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Zombie Panic is a deep story game driven by beautiful graphics and great gameplay. Now it has at least one of those things, and honestly I couldn't care less which one you think.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1,000.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
One of the first games i played after joining steam. Sadly this game is basically dead, noone really plays it anymore and all the good clans left this game behind in search of something better. During the High point of this game it was extremely fun and easy to play.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Really, this is a good game. Although, nowadays the players kinda suck ♥♥♥. Back in 2012, survivors ran from zombies, but now it's the other way around. At least in some maps, like the church.

Rating for 2012: 5/5
Rating for 2015: 3.5/5
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
117.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
There are zombies in it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game gives nostalgia cancer
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
good zombie game. better than CS Nexon
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Oh, it's a zombie game? i didnt know that
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
i have not seen a zombie panic yet.. in 6th grade i wrote "i heart ♥♥♥♥♥" on someones shirt and the teacher found out. i panicked.. what are their stories? i wish to understand.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
890.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Survive kill die
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
everybody is russian

10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
OH SH*T ZOMBIES 10/10
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
736.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Notice: The Contagion developers seem to be so busy with their retail game that ZPS' updating has slowed to a crawl, if it's even being updated anymore. I would really, really like for a developer or two to give evidence that I'm wrong, as I still love ZPS and would prefer that it does not befall the same fate as it's GoldSrc brother, Zombie Panic.

TL;DR: As much as I like it, I simply cannot recommend any new players to try this game out. The difficulty curve at this point in time is frustrating for beginners, as a great majority of the community left is veterans. Development has practically ceased in favor of Contagion. ZPS is actively dying. Balance needs fixing, badly.

Ladies and gentlemen, Zombie Panic Source. This was a great mod back in its prime. I would go so far as to say it was one of the best, if not THE best, multiplayer SMods of its time. An update on February 11, 2011 (if i recall correctly) made the game even more difficult by "fixing" knockback, though this made things even harder for Survivors when attempting to win. It has not been "re-broken" since, adding to the steep difficulty curve for humans.

Was one of the best SMods of it's time. Not anymore.

It's core idea is this: two teams, humans and zombies, are 100% player-controlled, battling for either the sake of humanity or for the world to be a bit more overrun with undead. Unlike Contagion, there is no AI here. None. Every single moving entity is controlled by a living, human being. It also is unlike Left 4 Dead in the sense that humans are not able to take tons and tons of damage; with normal health and no armor, four scratches (3 from the Carrier) and you're dead. Meanwhile, Zombies literally eat bullets for breakfast, and it's gonna take a lot to their face for them to fall.

This game encourages teamwork, but it is not mandatory, meaning you could totally be a jerk and leave your fellow survivors to die and still win. That being said, there's the chance that they will come back with a vengeance, making your job of surviving much harder than before. Every bullet and survivor counts.

Unfortunately, in a game like this, balance is always an issue, and right now there is a lack thereof. When knockback was fixed on zombies, instead of bullets pushing them back, zombies are "slowed down" instead, and sometimes this mechanic doesn't even work properly. What's worse is that smart zombies can actually power through the sluggish spells, maiming survivors even as they panic to get away.

It has been over a year now since the last update. Contagion, the successor to this mod, is not looking much better. The community is dying, servers becoming more and more empty by the minute. Some groups do attempt to keep it alive, like the Specialist League, but it only does so much for the game. ZPS desparately needs an update or two, but there's no indicator in sight, as made clear by game news updates for Contagion in the Zombie Panic Source feed.


On a more personal note, ZPS is the reason I found Steam in the first place--that's why it sucks so much to see it die.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Great game. In my opinion best free Source mod out there and was one of my first zombie game experiences on PC. This game is alot like No More Room In Hell in concept and design (The ammo system, movement, etc.) The thing that makes this game a little different from other zombie games like NMRIH/L4D is that when you get infected, you become part of the zombie team. This adds an element of fun and makes the zombies a bit more scary as they can actually get you if theyre good. Would reccomend this game but I dont know if the community is still alive to this day. Best with friends.
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