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Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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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.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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Michael'sfather
    Nov 27, 2003
    10
    OK my son michael is kind of stupid he doesn't know anything about games so don't listen to him buy this its the best online game OK my son michael is kind of stupid he doesn't know anything about games so don't listen to him buy this its the best online game ever made. Expand
  2. ElusiveK.
    Apr 7, 2005
    10
    Dude, online, it's the best fps ever... simple.
  3. JasonM.
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    Some people really don't know what there talkin bout this game deserves nothin less than an 8.
  4. JustinD.
    Nov 19, 2003
    9
    Awesome, but not as good as rainbow six 3
  5. SimonY.
    Feb 1, 2008
    9
    This is great if you want to experience the greatness of Counter Strike, but don't have a PC suitable for gaming. Even if you don't This is great if you want to experience the greatness of Counter Strike, but don't have a PC suitable for gaming. Even if you don't have Xbox Live, the bots are still great to play against, lots of people play Timesplitters against bots and can still have fun. The bots are better than most players on Expert difficulty, and about as good as an average player on Professional. But if you have a decent PC, you really should get Counter Strike: Source, as it is superior, but if you are a Counter Strike fanatic, it might be worth getting it for the Xbox exclusive maps. Expand
  6. TonayB.
    Sep 11, 2006
    6
    I think the PC version is excellent and well deserving of a 10 however the XBox version could have been so much better. XBox is the most I think the PC version is excellent and well deserving of a 10 however the XBox version could have been so much better. XBox is the most powerful console on the market and these graphics just straigt up blow. If you have a PC pick up that version over the XBox however it is still a fun game regardless but deffinatly not up to par with the PC version that came out 4 years before it Expand
  7. TomB.
    Oct 11, 2007
    0
    This Game stinks really bad, bad graphics and the gameplay is boring.

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