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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. TomP.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    This game is pure excellence. I mean who can make a game where it
  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. HongW.
    Jul 12, 2006
    10
    I liked Counter-Strike. I like Counter-Strike Source. They are both awesome, but Counter-Strike Source totally rocks. It's simply fun to I liked Counter-Strike. I like Counter-Strike Source. They are both awesome, but Counter-Strike Source totally rocks. It's simply fun to see your enemys flying correctly through the air and the physiks and graphics are stunning. 10 great points! Expand
  4. Novi4ekNone
    Feb 12, 2008
    10
    good game
  5. MitchC
    Apr 24, 2009
    10
    Great game, flexible game style, not bad graphics, needs a new drivers to help with new directX, overall good game with mods and suck.
  6. AnonymousMC
    Feb 16, 2008
    9
    Ditch realism and include physics with run 'n gun action and you have CS:S. This game runs really fast for how good it looks, as isDitch realism and include physics with run 'n gun action and you have CS:S. This game runs really fast for how good it looks, as is expected of all Source games. You can have fun chattin with other people, but this game is great as long as you are having FUN. If you play just for a high kill-to-death ration, you will get stressed and probably call BS or Hax on every player who shoots you. In fact, some BS shots happens, to me and from me, which can make the game sorta fun.

    I am a realism buff, and as soon as I put the bunny hopping shotgun headshots and such aside this game became really fun. If you have a group of friends who play or join a clan then you get some really good memories made. For the price, this is one of the great bargain games of the modern world. The only thing preventing this from being a 10 is the fact that there are enough hackers to give anyone a headache, but they get banned quickly, and that you can get unlucky enough to discourage any person at times (lucky headshots taken in from a shotgun at 50 yards happened to me before) so just take a break when the game isn't fun.
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  7. LukeM.
    May 28, 2006
    0
    Best Game Ever!!!!

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