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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: 26 out of 612
  1. HenningP.
    May 14, 2006
    10
    One of the best games i ever played! It doesnt have to look good, the teamplay is more interesting.
  2. Bor
    Jan 14, 2002
    10
    The Best Game!!!
  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. MissyM.
    Aug 28, 2006
    10
    Awesome game.. Been playing it for years, Just keeps on getting better & better. Good Luck!
  5. NickD.
    Aug 18, 2008
    10
    Dude, this is a game that came out over 10 years ago and is still going strong with the online community. Even with all its newer versions Dude, this is a game that came out over 10 years ago and is still going strong with the online community. Even with all its newer versions and upgrades, the original still hasn't been beat. Simple shooter action but done with perfection and to the tee precision. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2018
    10
    Everyone has heard of this game. Legendary game and all about it have heard. I definitely recommend!
  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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