Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes (CS:CZ DS) is an expansion for Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, developed by Ritual Entertainment, making up a series of eighteen unconnected single-player missions.
After Gearbox Software failed to reach its late 2002 deadline, development of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero was passed to Ritual Entertainment. Early reviews averaging 60% were presented to Valve Corporation, causing them to drop the current version of the game and restart development with Turtle Rock Studios. Upon release, most of Ritual Entertainment's version was packaged alongside the final game as an expansion of sorts.
Several weapons from the "lost contents" have made an appearance in Deleted Scenes, including the M72 LAW Light Anti-Armor Weapon, and the M60. Some are limited to the AI terrorists, such as the machete and Rogue Entertainment's controversial suicide belt. Some reconnaissance weapons including the blowtorch, radio, fiber optic camera and RC bombs. Players can also carry up to three HE grenades instead of the usual one. Moreover, the power of players' Kevlar Armor is boosted, better protecting players from many projectiles and bullets. Health and Kevlar restoration are also possible in Deleted Scenes.
Some weapons were completely reanimated. This includes the Maverick M4A1 Carbine, Clarion 5.56 and IDF Defender with the exception of the Krieg 552 which uses its "beta animations". Weapon textures are also slightly modified. The weapons' colors are a bit different compared to their Counter-Strike counterpart, such as the Magnum Sniper Rifle which is now brown instead of green, the Bullpup and the M4A1 are now two-tone police black instead of the usual colors. It initially came with twelve missions, but later Steam updates added six additional missions that were cut from the initial release. There is a small community for Deleted Scenes, and a few custom maps have been released.
These are the missions that were included with the retail version of the game.
- Counter Terrorist Training
- Lost Cause
- Secret War
- Building Recon
- Motorcade Assault
- Thin Ice
- Downed Pilot
- Turn of the Crank
- Rise Hard
These are the missions that were cut from the retail version of the game, but later added through Steam updates.
They are not connected to the storyline missions, but they can be chosen from the World Map.
- Fastline (July 14, 2004)
- Truth in Chaos (June 28, 2004)
- Run! (June 28, 2004)
- Pipe Dream (July 14, 2004)
- Sandstorm (July 14, 2004)
- Miami Heat (June 28, 2004)
- At the ending credits, a Delta Force Sniper soldier rides a Scud missile, clearly alluding to Dr. Strangelove.
- As expected in a single-player game, Deleted Scenes doesn't feature any player models.
- At the "World Map", where you pick storyline missions. You will notice that some mission locations are wrongly placed. For example, "Lost Cause" which is located in the Philippines, but the world map shows it located at the Gulf of Thailand and "Hankagai" which is located in Japan, but shown to be located in Beijing, China.
- Originally, a French Terrorist faction was planned to be added. However, it was cut but voice files can still be found in the game files.
- The GIGN is the only Counter-Terrorist faction not to be used as a main faction.
- The Blackhawk being shot down in Recoil is a reference to the de_dahab, a map developed by Gearbox for CZ (although unreleased, it can be seen on the trailer).
- Almost all DS missions were converted from Gearbox's maps, some are the following:
Recoil - de_dahab Secret War - de_silo Druglab - cs_junglecamp Thin Ice - de_vessel Motorcade Assault - de_bridge Hankagai - de_hankagai Alamo - cs_desertbunker and cs_damage Rise Hard (originally titled High Rise) - de_genoserv Truth in Chaos (originally titled Supreme Truth) - de_toruko PipeDream - de_pipeline Run! - de_otaku