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Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: Counter-Strike, the popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut on Xbox and Xbox Live. Challenge other players in intense team-based multiplayer action in two thrilling game types--Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue--via Xbox Live or System Link.Counter-Strike, the popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut on Xbox and Xbox Live. Challenge other players in intense team-based multiplayer action in two thrilling game types--Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue--via Xbox Live or System Link. More than 20 real-life weapons, including shotguns, sniper rifles, pistols, are part of your military artillery. Get ready for the most graphically advanced version of the Counter-Strike series to date. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    The epitome of an addictive multiplayer game that has just the right amount of action and team strategy to make it worth every cent to play online.
  2. A must-have for Xbox Live subscribers, Counter Strike for Xbox far exceeds expectations with outstanding online multiplayer matches exuding intensity, competition, and pure fun.
  3. I'll be definitely playing it online, and I hope to see you. But that's really all this game is. And it's all you should expect out of it.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    73
    What's here is only half a game. Live play may be brilliant, but the single-player experience is sorely lacking. [Jan 2004, p.78]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    70
    A solid effort and enough to keep you interested but only if you're into the multi-player modes.
  6. 70
    The core gameplay, while striking less of an impact than in its heyday, is still a solid, addicting experience. The instantly accessible gameplay and well-crafted balance between arcade feel and realism make it a recommendable online game.
  7. There are reasons why 24 year old guys don't date 67 year old women.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. ElusiveK.
    Apr 7, 2005
    10
    Dude, online, it's the best fps ever... simple.
  2. JasonM.
    Jan 1, 2004
    10
    Some people really don't know what there talkin bout this game deserves nothin less than an 8.
  3. Michael'sfather
    Nov 27, 2003
    10
    OK my son michael is kind of stupid he doesn't know anything about games so don't listen to him buy this its the best online game OK my son michael is kind of stupid he doesn't know anything about games so don't listen to him buy this its the best online game ever made. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    Counter Strike has a simple concept just go kill everyone or simply prevent or put the bomb . The gameplay is simple much similar like halo(noCounter Strike has a simple concept just go kill everyone or simply prevent or put the bomb . The gameplay is simple much similar like halo(no aim assist ) . The maps are well designed,diversity of weapons . Valve you are genius ! Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2020
    8
    Great port to xbox. While graphics haven't aged particually well the gameplay is addicting as hell. I thoroughly enjoyed this entry.
  6. TonayB.
    Sep 11, 2006
    6
    I think the PC version is excellent and well deserving of a 10 however the XBox version could have been so much better. XBox is the most I think the PC version is excellent and well deserving of a 10 however the XBox version could have been so much better. XBox is the most powerful console on the market and these graphics just straigt up blow. If you have a PC pick up that version over the XBox however it is still a fun game regardless but deffinatly not up to par with the PC version that came out 4 years before it Expand
  7. TomB.
    Oct 11, 2007
    0
    This Game stinks really bad, bad graphics and the gameplay is boring.

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#11 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#4 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003