Control Zone is the popular multiplayer gametype, exclusive to THPS3.
It is a team-based game. There are zones on the level, usually six. Player can mark zone with team color only if he holds the key. Each zone has a multiplier. Each second some amount is added to zone score which is the summed multiplier of all tagged zones. Game aim may differ on settings. Server may set a time limit, zone captures limit or zone score limit. The most popular setting is no timed capture all zones once. Unofficially the team that got all zones in the end wins, even if it got higher zone score.
- Online Control Zone is often called CZ.
- Control Zone was meant to be named Own The Zone since this title is often used in game scripts as well as you can find OTZ on the game type icon in retail version.