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  • Summary: Counter-Strike, the popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut on Xbox and Xbox Live. Challenge other players in intense team-based multiplayer action in two thrilling game types--Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue--via Xbox Live or System Link. More than 20 real-life weapons, including shotguns, sniper rifles, pistols, are part of your military artillery. Get ready for the most graphically advanced version of the Counter-Strike series to date. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
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  1. 100
    The epitome of an addictive multiplayer game that has just the right amount of action and team strategy to make it worth every cent to play online.
  2. A must-have for Xbox Live subscribers, Counter Strike for Xbox far exceeds expectations with outstanding online multiplayer matches exuding intensity, competition, and pure fun.
  3. I'll be definitely playing it online, and I hope to see you. But that's really all this game is. And it's all you should expect out of it.
  4. What's here is only half a game. Live play may be brilliant, but the single-player experience is sorely lacking. [Jan 2004, p.78]
  5. A solid effort and enough to keep you interested but only if you're into the multi-player modes.
  6. The core gameplay, while striking less of an impact than in its heyday, is still a solid, addicting experience. The instantly accessible gameplay and well-crafted balance between arcade feel and realism make it a recommendable online game.
  7. There are reasons why 24 year old guys don't date 67 year old women.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    Counter Strike has a simple concept just go kill everyone or simply prevent or put the bomb . The gameplay is simple much similar like halo(no aim assist ) . The maps are well designed,diversity of weapons . Valve you are genius ! Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2012
    7
    This game is an obvious port, from an obviously massive game. That being said the port is of the worst version of this game, yes I'm saying that Counter Strike: Condition Zero was and still will always be the worst game in the Counter Strike franchise.

    It took what 1.6 had developed so well, and turned it into complete garbage. But were not here to talk about the PC version, but the Xbox version.

    The biggest draw to any Counter Strike game was the ability to play online with virtually anyone around the world, which this did nicely in its day, but what about the people who didn't give into the monthly payments? well they suffered the consequence of having to hear the horrid voices of your team mates, and some times lack of accuracy which caused matches to drag on longer than they needed too.

    The multiplayer factor of CS, is its selling point almost but with this game you almost feel that you're paying FAR too much for what you get. Cause all you get is a simple FPS with some objectives, something that other games like Unreal Championship had achieved as well on this system, prior to the release of CS.

    Now I'm not saying that you should stay away from this game at all costs, cause that is the last thing I want, because what the game lacks in graphics, gameplay, and multiplayer now years after its release, it is still a great game to sit down and play if you don't have a computer in your room or don't have Counter Strike installed on your Steam Account.

    So I mean if you find it for a dollar at a pawn shop, or somewhere buy it cause its not denting your wallet I mean look at me I'm a student and I'm doing fine after buying it.

    I'd have to give this game a safe 7/10
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