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  • Summary: Valve has taken a large selection of the maps from Counter-Strike 1.6 - Office, Havana, Italy, Aztec, Chateau, Cobble, Piranesi and of course eternal favourites Dust and Dust 2, and recreated them for the source engine. This means all new textures and major aesthetic changes with moreValve has taken a large selection of the maps from Counter-Strike 1.6 - Office, Havana, Italy, Aztec, Chateau, Cobble, Piranesi and of course eternal favourites Dust and Dust 2, and recreated them for the source engine. This means all new textures and major aesthetic changes with more complex buildings and scenery. In addition, the levels are scattered with objects that react realistically with the Source engine's physics engine. [GamersEurope.com] The game is available through Valve's Steam downloading service and is distributed with "Half-Life 2." Expand
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  • Developer: Valve Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Tactical, Modern, Modern
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. 92
    A fantastic conversion of a timeless classic and it has stolen the hearts of the online community once again.
  2. This update has refreshed our love of the game, bringing a new physicality and violence to online shooters. CS:Source is essential. [PC Gamer UK]
  3. 90
    One of the best war games to play online. With so many players and so many newbies ready to take a bullet in the head from you, your gameplay options are endless and your lastability hours are infinite.
  4. 90
    The game looks more beautiful than ever, with structures that feel weighty and solid and little visual touches throughout. The flash-bangs look fantastic.
  5. As used in CS: Source, that ground breaking physics engine is just gimmickry. Likewise, no attempt has been made to make the robotic hostages lifelike. So much for "HL2's" ground-breaking AI. But we have a confession: we just can't stop playing it. [Dec 2004, p.85]
  6. Valve has done a sterling job of moving a flagship franchise over to a new engine. Whilst the gameplay guts come over correct and intact, (which may disappoint some), Counter-Strike: Source is an even more engrossing and captivating experience, capable of sapping hours of your time, and even the worst "1337 g33zers" abusing voice chat can't spoil the fun you'll have with it.
  7. A technically and graphically stunning port of a game that was already pretty damn good, with the potential to deliver bigger and better things in future. And you can’t complain too much about that.

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  1. NickL.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    Superior graphics, intelligent design, realistic battle sequences: the sequel surpasses its predecessor and then some. Check out the layers, Superior graphics, intelligent design, realistic battle sequences: the sequel surpasses its predecessor and then some. Check out the layers, textures , much improved rag dolls , etc. Expand
  2. JAMESBOND
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    this game is the best every better then halo2 and the rest same as half life 2 it better that halo 2 halo 2 was ok offline but online it wasthis game is the best every better then halo2 and the rest same as half life 2 it better that halo 2 halo 2 was ok offline but online it was the worst game yet
    it albout the counter strike soruce now forget enygame yet if u not got it go and FUCKING BUY IT CUZ U WILL LOVE IT CS AND HL2 FAN FOREVERY :p
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  3. Mike
    Jul 15, 2006
    10
    Easily the best online game ever, requires so much more strategy and teamwork than other FPS's. But for god's sake, sort the cheats Easily the best online game ever, requires so much more strategy and teamwork than other FPS's. But for god's sake, sort the cheats out already, before they kill it. Expand
  4. BredeBrubakk
    Jan 28, 2008
    10
    I mean that CS:S is one of the best Multiplayer Games, and its more REAL then CS 1.6 and all another Cs games.
    The weapons look more real
    I mean that CS:S is one of the best Multiplayer Games, and its more REAL then CS 1.6 and all another Cs games.
    The weapons look more real too!
    But its one thing who do me little bit angry and that is all the skins you can download and the cheats!
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  5. DanielA
    Apr 22, 2009
    10
    This is the #1 online multi-player game! I love it and I recommend it to any gamer enthusiest.
  6. AceGec3D
    Mar 28, 2008
    9
    Magnificent! Overall a great game, but not the best.
  7. LukeM.
    May 28, 2006
    0
    Best Game Ever!!!!

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