An institution in first-person shooters, Counter Strike 1.6 is the most up to date version of the classic video game, with the Steam system providing bug fixes and updates. There are not many video games that support professional play, but Counter Strike has a multitude of professional online leagues and even televised championship games. The game was originally a mod of Half Life that was developed into a standalone game when Valve saw its potential.
While you can play Counter Strike on your own, the real draw comes from the multiplayer capabilities. You can choose from a variety of modes such as Death Match, Zombie Mode and more.
The game is fast, runs well on less than up-to-date systems, and importantly, has a huge, established player community ready and waiting for more players to join the action. You play over multiple maps, pledging your allegiance to a team of terrorists or counter-terrorists, with the goal being the annihilation of your opponents.
Game Pros: - Runs well on most systems - Easy to get started but challenging throughout play - Variety of modes and extras.
Game Cons: - The graphics show its origins in the last millennium. - High likelihood of being pwned when you start off.
Conclusion: Let's face it, a game that first came out in 1999 isn't going to necessarily be at the cutting edge, but Counter Strike's enduring popularity comes from its innate playability and sense of fun.
Counter Strike Publisher's Description
Steam v1.0 Client including Counter Strike v1.6
Counter-Strike 1.6 is a MOD for Half-Life that is set in a teamplay mode.
Steam is Valve's new way of getting games into your hands ASAP. Games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike Condition Zero are all being made available through Steam.
Steam games are automatically
· Play the latest Valve games (like Counter-Strike 1.6 )
· Get automatic updates (no more patching!)
· Chat with friends, even while you play
· Find the best servers & find your friends' games