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Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.
A classic that will remainandreacdc98 | Feb. 9, 2015 | See all andreacdc98's reviews »
Counter Strike is one of the first FPS multiplayer shooter games, and it was a real success! This game is pretty old by now, but I assure you it still is one of the best and most fun games to play with your friends, even years after its release. The quality of the game is excellent for its age, but you can't compare it to today's technology. Anyway, I think this is still one of the best games that you can play and have fun with your friends or by yourself, playing with the bots! I recommend this to all the FPS gamers who like shooting games, such as Battlefield and Call Of Duty, because this will surely give them a good time!
A classic game that will stay forever.garocco | Feb. 7, 2015 | See all garocco's reviews »
Counter Strike is simple and lightweight, so it runs on any PC. His fame is so great that even now sells, even more than the latest version. The graphics for the time were very good, but today is already a bit outdated. The gameplay is extremely easy and certainly anyone can learn. In this game there is no campaign, only the goal of winning the war of Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists. CS was simply one of the games I played with more friends. A simple game, references to most FPSs, which until today is fame, both for fans and for beginners. Without a doubt I recommend this game to everyone, as well as being simple, easy to play and control.
A Very Good Game, Even Today!Theblas123 | Nov. 15, 2014 | See all Theblas123's reviews »
Counter-Strike, oh, Counter-Strike. Among gamer, whether they be hardcore or not, this game is a legend. Even for a quite older game, it is still being played at 1.6, even when it is at 1.8.
The graphics were quite good for the time, while today they look quite dated. With its ruff edges and low-quality textures, it's not considered the best-looking game of today. Back in the day, it was legendary what Valve did with the Quake engine and what modders did with Half-Life.
The gameplay is nothing short of frantic, strategic multiplayer fun. The multitude of guns at your disposal are very good and satisfying to shoot. The servers are filled with quickscopers wielding the AWP, so be wary.
The sounds are icons of the genre and any gamer can recognise the "Roger That" or the "I'm In Position" of your fellow teammates and the resonating gunshots of a firefight around the corner.
The game still holds up today and is an absolute blast to play and I would recommend this to any gamer.
Arguably the most popular multiplayer game ever madeGmen | Sept. 8, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This started off life as a mod for Half-Life years ago, and sees you choosing between various terrorist factions and special forces counter-terrorist groups from all over the world.
You have several maps to choose from and different game modes (like hostage rescue, bomb defusal, etc.), but the basic point of gameplay here is that you start off in one part of the map and complete various objectives in said map, all while eliminating the enemy. You also make money while you play, which you can then use in the buy zone to get new weapons and other items such as body armour. There is a time limit, so this carries on until the round has ended.
Most people will no doubt love this game for its multiplayer. There’s a variety of different maps including environmental effects on the player (icy water will drain health, and snow will slow the player down so he can’t run or walk as fast, and not to mention trudging through snow makes a lot of noise).
There is a single-player that you can be played with bots, and that will be challenge enough for some, but it’s a game that doesn’t, in my opinion, have a lot of replay-ability, particularly in single player mode. I often tire of playing it after several sessions.
Counter-Strike hasn’t aged well graphically, and to be honest, there are other Counter-Strike games out there that are more modern, like CS: Source and Global Offensive. But if you want a classic multiplayer experience then Counter-Strike isn’t a bad buy at all.
Old But Goldkiller92 | July 25, 2014 | See all killer92's reviews »
CS is one of the most popular FPS ever, and it's for a reason. If you haven't played CS you made one big mistake, my friend. CS is old school FPS, and that means no health recharging, no air support, no vehicles, it's just you and your gun...my friend.
This is a game of skills and little bit of luck, so the only one you can rely is you and your team. You can find a lot of mods for CS, skins and maps so you never get bored playing it.
If you don't mind a little bit older graphics this is game for you.