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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. 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. 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. One of the most evilly entertaining time-wasters since the original "Quake."

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 514
  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. GoldwinL.
    May 6, 2006
    10
    I played counterstrike for almost 6-7 years i started playing 1.1 and 1.3 untill i reached 1.6 and it's the best game i ever had in my I played counterstrike for almost 6-7 years i started playing 1.1 and 1.3 untill i reached 1.6 and it's the best game i ever had in my whole life, the worlds best game ever, i played from philippines to taiwan, 100 percent it's me [[[_GOLDWIN_]]=LIN=CEBU 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. JanetC.
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    Score says it all. There's another version out called Counter-Strike: Source, but it's nothing compared to how the original Score says it all. There's another version out called Counter-Strike: Source, but it's nothing compared to how the original Counter-Strike is. Plus, now adays it's really really cheap, like 10 dollars off of steam. As well, it has like the biggest competitive gaming community in the world, with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tournaments and players etc... good stuff. Expand
  5. Anonymous
    Jun 14, 2008
    10
    Sucked.
  6. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    Juegazo Muy bueno ! felicitaciones a los creadores :) Uno d emis juegos favoritos admiro alas personas que soi sekas para esta wea Muy buenJuegazo Muy bueno ! felicitaciones a los creadores :) Uno d emis juegos favoritos admiro alas personas que soi sekas para esta wea Muy buen juego sigan con esta weaita la raja 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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