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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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  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. ThomasA.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    Been playing CS from the beginning, CSS is just the next step. It only gets better! 10/10 all the way, highly recommended for FPS lovers.
  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. MatthiasD.
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    This game is really nice! The graphics are nice everything is nice and some guys might say its easy to make a headshot but it sure This game is really nice! The graphics are nice everything is nice and some guys might say its easy to make a headshot but it sure ain't! Because of the recoil and the lack of aim of some players. Expand
  4. Novi4ekNone
    Jan 27, 2008
    10
    good game
  5. ShahzadB.
    Apr 17, 2009
    10
    The best online first person shooting game I've ever played. The graphics, the physics, the players, the game-play all work flawlessly The best online first person shooting game I've ever played. The graphics, the physics, the players, the game-play all work flawlessly to make this game the world's most popular game. Keep up the good work VALve. Expand
  6. JohnD.
    Mar 17, 2008
    9
    Very realistic physics engine, tons of servers to choose from. Graphics are quite good as well, they won't stress your machine.
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    Very realistic physics engine, tons of servers to choose from. Graphics are quite good as well, they won't stress your machine.
    Only things to keep in mind before buying this is the fact that the normal gameplay isn't quite newbie friendly, you have to commit a lot of time and skill in order to dominate your opponents. However there are many training servers and just for fun servers you can join.

    Otherwise there is also a level builder (Hammer Editor), very similar to half-life 2 and very easy to use with the proper education.
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  7. LukeM.
    May 28, 2006
    0
    Best Game Ever!!!!

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