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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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  • Developer: The Counter-Strike Team
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Modern, Tactical, Modern
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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: 17 out of 548
  1. Hannes
    May 29, 2006
    10
    The best tactical Ego-Shooter I've ever seen! Not the best graphic and textures but the gameplay isn't toped by any other games!
  2. OliU.
    May 6, 2006
    10
    I think its one of the best games ever.
  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. MattK.
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    Played this game since Beta, still the only game I go back to after every other game, I can never get over the gameplay and league Played this game since Beta, still the only game I go back to after every other game, I can never get over the gameplay and league potentials. GG (P.S. 1.6 is alot more realistic then source, no foot-HS's ) Expand
  5. thomasc
    Jul 27, 2008
    10
    Well the graphix could be a bit better but other then that very addicting and fun with other people who you can meert up with online.
  6. Jul 8, 2013
    10
    Es el mejor juego de FPS Online del Mundo e.e, si contar que tiene un largo historia de exitos desde el estreno de Half Life y Counter StrikeEs el mejor juego de FPS Online del Mundo e.e, si contar que tiene un largo historia de exitos desde el estreno de Half Life y Counter Strike es el mejor Mod 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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