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  • Summary: Counter-Strike modifies the multiplayer aspects of "Half-Life" to bring to it a more team-oriented gameplay. Counter-Strike provides the player with an experience that a trained counter-terrorist unit or terrorist unit experiences.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. This is the "Rosemary's Baby" of video games, a video-offspring of demonic potential...the best multi-player game of 2000, bar none.
  2. 90
    It combines the best of team based gaming with an authentic and therefore exciting approach to tactical ops.
  3. A heart-pounding, visceral experience that gets under your skin. The "just one more round" addiction factor is very high. When you play it properly, with team work that clicks like a well-oiled machine, the game offers a sense of accomplishment and comradery that is simply amazing.
  4. A tense, violent, hyper-realistic, team-oriented online gaming experience like no other. Viva la Half-Life!
  5. 89
    CS is fast paced, intense, and satisfying--this game will not disappoint. This is truly one of the best mods for one of the all time greatest first person shooters ever.
  6. Buy it, download it, whatever; just get on board and enjoy. Sure-fire fun for the online enthusiast.
  7. The core of the game is remarkable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 508
  1. ChristopherD.
    Jun 8, 2006
    10
    counter strike is a game that teaches you how to use your eyes to there full potential. You must be a fast thinker and good at stratigic counter strike is a game that teaches you how to use your eyes to there full potential. You must be a fast thinker and good at stratigic thought. I have NEVER enjoyed a game as much as i do with cs. Expand
  2. TimO
    May 6, 2006
    10
    This is a well mad game. For both advanced gamers and "noobies". I would say it is one of the best first person shooters out there, most This is a well mad game. For both advanced gamers and "noobies". I would say it is one of the best first person shooters out there, most games have to many glitches and hackers. Steam and valve have worked very good on kepping this game well made and running it well. Pwned Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    Counter-strike(1.0 - 1.6 not source) is one of the greatest esport fps games(if not the greatest) in the gaming history and is still worthCounter-strike(1.0 - 1.6 not source) is one of the greatest esport fps games(if not the greatest) in the gaming history and is still worth buying today. Graphics doesnt matter for a good gamer, gameplay does... Expand
  4. MichaelE.
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    Been playing for a long time. This is the one and only game I ever come back too, I rarly ever get tired of this game. I can play for 12 Been playing for a long time. This is the one and only game I ever come back too, I rarly ever get tired of this game. I can play for 12 hours a day for a year and still not be tired of this game. Expand
  5. MisterToxiKiller
    Jun 9, 2008
    10
    Cool game... it doesn't seem too much if you don't play it in team but when it cames that I have no words.I love CS.
  6. adz
    Aug 22, 2010
    10
    I've played this game since 2000, I even still have the retail disk's sitting next to me, i love this game it's one of my favorite games iI've played this game since 2000, I even still have the retail disk's sitting next to me, i love this game it's one of my favorite games i have ever played in my life time, if your into counter terrorism or just here to have some fun you will love this game as it provides custom mod servers to play on. Expand
  7. FaceJ.
    Jul 28, 2006
    0
    WORST GAME EVER! I've been around mroe than the block for gaming and this game seriously is the worst I've played. Firstly, why the WORST GAME EVER! I've been around mroe than the block for gaming and this game seriously is the worst I've played. Firstly, why the hell would you want to simulate real life?! This is actually THE least imaginitve game in history as far as i can tell. The makers must've just looked at the world and said "Ha, hey guys! Check out how much reality sucks! Let us inflict this thought on others".. well maybe not quite that but this sorta thing just isn't meant to be made unless as a joke. Thankfully the game is easy enough to mod, sometimes just by novelty maps so that part gets a thumbs up. FACE! Expand

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