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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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  • Developer: The Counter-Strike Team
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Modern, Tactical, Modern
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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. Exciting, fun, addictive - Counter-Strike is an awesome game, but I'd recommend buying Half-Life Game of the Year Edition then simply downloading CS rather than purchasing this more limited release.
  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. Spank!
    90
    It combines the best of team based gaming with an authentic and therefore exciting approach to tactical ops.
  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. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    One of the most evilly entertaining time-wasters since the original "Quake."

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 544
  1. DaveE.
    May 31, 2006
    10
    A brilliant game. Most enjoyable game around, 6 YEARS after its release. Beats the like of Battlefield 2, and other leading online games HANDS DOWN.
  2. MaxD.
    May 6, 2006
    10
    This game is fantastic.... i've been playing this game for 2 years now and its the world's best multiplayer-game ... so 10 points from me.
  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. PetarM.
    Jul 20, 2008
    10
    The best game ever. It hasn't stopped being fun after 6 and a half years of playing, and that's really a hard thing to do.
  6. Jan 4, 2013
    10
    10/10

    This game has so many features, To Mods, To gameplay changes, For a game of its time, it has so many great things going for it. The
    10/10

    This game has so many features, To Mods, To gameplay changes, For a game of its time, it has so many great things going for it. The game is still really good and very popular. Ive probably put more hours in this game then any game ive ever played. And thats saying alot as much as i get bored

    If you get past the older graphics. Its actually a very nice starter FPS
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  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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