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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. 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. Spank!
    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. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    One of the most evilly entertaining time-wasters since the original "Quake."

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 595
  1. RyanB.
    May 15, 2006
    10
    Timeless classic, #1 internet game because it speaks for itself. Sierra never had any idea how insane it would get. Warcraft3 mods ruin this game.
  2. GaborS.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Whatever it cost you, buy it if you have Internet, and sometimes you are bored. It is the best game of all times. I don`t know anybody who Whatever it cost you, buy it if you have Internet, and sometimes you are bored. It is the best game of all times. I don`t know anybody who doesn`t like it. The way the game is played is very impressive. Everything is so detailed and realistic. I played hundreds of games, read thousands of reviews, but I truly believe this is a game that everyone should discover. It`s worth it, trust me. It teaches many valuable things, while you are enjoying your favorite game. If you have Internet connection you will be able to play anytime because there are millions playing throughout the whole world ! I played the game for three years and made lifetime friends from the Internet. I am still excited in every second of the game even I am an expert. I won championships, and prices as well in Europe. 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. DanielJ.
    Sep 4, 2006
    10
    the best game i have ever played. Its always differnt with the huge number of players playing all the time u can never be bored.
  5. DustinW.
    Aug 14, 2008
    10
    Truly a Remarkable game of the ages, even eight years from its release and with newier versions its still widely popular. Truly Game Nirvania.
  6. Jun 19, 2017
    10
    Counter-Strike is truly one of the genre's best and most innovative video games.Features plenty of game modes who are fun to play with friendsCounter-Strike is truly one of the genre's best and most innovative video games.Features plenty of game modes who are fun to play with friends or even random people from the internet. This is one of those games who will still be played years from now. 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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