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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.
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.
Classic multiplayer game that will never die.Furrek | July 7, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
This game was played everywhere, by everyone. Like, if you are a gamer, and you like multiplayer games, there is no way that you have never played Counter Strike. It's suprising simply game, but everything depend on two things: First one - your own skill. This was my probably first game, and Counter Strike is probably one of not many games where skill counts not your wallet, where individual skill of every player is so important. Another thing is teamwork. It's team versus team game. You can play 6vs6, or even 12vs12, depend on server that you are playing one. Sure, you can kill everyone in enemy's team, but it will require very high skill. You can't go wrong with Counter Strike. It's just a perfect online game. If you will get bored (in which I doubt), there are few interesting mods. You don't need to trust my, or other gamers, reviews. It's a Valve game. They know how to make great games.
Shooter you won't forgetCARLEST | June 28, 2014 | See all CARLEST's reviews »
This is probably the most known game ever, the Counter-Strike. It is really awesome how a mod got so famous. This game has everything: shooting, knives, grenades and players. There are different modes on servers so you can play classic shooter, try time surf and play deathrun, where you have to run to the terrorist and kill him, which is pretty hard. It's nice how mod gets modded. People have added tons of different things to Counter-Strike and made it really different from the original mod. There are only two sad things about this game: Pirated games and cheaters. Pirated games aren't so bad, as every game will get pirated once, but cheaters are really sad. With cheaters you can't play normally. Anyway, this is a really good game for any shooter fan.
A cheap way to experience competitive FPS at its bestmugaro | June 18, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Since it first came out in the late 90s, Counterstrike has come and changed the way competitive FPS is. Earning money through kills, hostage rescues & winning the round, buying better guns. It sounds like a "no duh" today, but CS really revolutionized multiplayer FPS back in the day. The sides are nearly symmetrical with the difference being availability of a few guns to buy, but you can always pick up a gun from an enemy.
This was the first game I saw use the flashbang, the riot shield, realistic sounds for things like the ak47 & magnum powered sniper rifle (awesome sound to hear by the way).
Get the valve pack, play this, CSS or CSGO. It's a great multiplayer game.