Counter-Strike is a first-person online shooting adventure, pretty popular for being one of the first Half-Life mod and the beginning of the e-sports. Its tactical disposal clearly differentiates this title from other classic FPS titles since you are requested to play as a team and not individually. Choose between terrorists and counter-terrorists factions and be ready to join the warfare. Counter-Strike is not back to the basics, it is the basics itself. The style is the battle between two different teams, each one with their objectives depending on the available maps. It is divided by rounds, taking in mind that if players die, they won’t respawn until the round is over. At the beginning of each round you will be granted a couple of seconds for buying weapons and equipment with the money you earn after each round by surviving or killing enemies among other events. You can only get free the gun with which you respawn at the beginning of each round.
One of the most interesting things about this title is that it depends only in your own skills. There are no advantages like in Call of Duty series, you will need to aim correctly, know the recoil of your gun and shoot your enemies to death. It is designed for enthusiast gamers. Either online or offline, Counter-Strike will test your gamer soul.
As a title focused more on its gameplay, the interface is pretty simple, without advanced options or movements such as incredible jumps or superpowers. Keeping it simple is the best way for creating this long-life shooting game. There are freeware maps that add more locations for its different modes, including team deathmatch among other ways of playing created by fans. This immortal title just gives its users what they want: simple action and skillful gameplay. Free new elements are also available to download in sites created by its community.
Teams and gameplay
This team-based title has some differences between the terrorist and the counter-terrorist factions. First of all, the available skins are different depending on the team, with elite agents’ aspects for CTs such as Seals or SAS, or terrorist’s aspects such as Elite Crew or Guerrilla Warfare. Besides these details, the weapons for each team are also different. For example, the gun Five-Seven was available for both teams until now, in the last update only Counter-Terrorists can buy this weapon. The sniper rifle AWP can be purchased by both teams, an excellent option for shooting your opponents but it requires some skills for using it.
Although it is a multiplayer online game, you can play it offline if you install an additional element for creating bots for practicing and getting used to new maps or modes. Each scenario has its own objectives. In hostages maps you must rescue the scientists along with your teammates if you play as a CT. In order to do that you must avoid wildly strategic movements; engage the realistic tactics with an ally and perform incredibly synchronized strategies for succeeding. There are more additional maps such as the defuse bomb objective or the save the VIP, each one with their own fans and tactics.
Counter-Strike 1.6 Features
These are the main features of Counter-Strike:
- Realistic gameplay based on strategic movements
- Different modes such as defuse, hostage rescue or deathmatch in recent versions
- Available for playing both multiplayer or single player offline
- Great diversity of maps, weapons and equipment
- Customizable game with new skins and maps to download
- Each weapon is well made with realistic recoil
If you want more information about the title, visit its official website .
You can check the minimum system requirements of Counter-Strike before you download it in this list:
- Sistema Operativo: Windows XP o superior
- Operating System: Windows XP or further
- CPU: Dual Core Pentium E2140 at 1.60 GHZ or above
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6480G, Nvidia GeForce GT 520
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- HDD: 5 GB free space
Counter-Strike 1.6 – No other first person shooter comes close
By Vincent Logan Varenberg
On Monday, February 16, 2015
An engaging and exciting gameplay make Counter-Strike the best and most enduring first person shooter, tactical strategy game. Imagine playing as a counter-terrorist or terrorist and engaging the other team by planting or defusing bombs, rescuing hostages or simply eliminating the opposing force. Add an array of weapons, equipment and ammunition and you can just imagine why Counter-Strike has remained the most popular and iconic first person shooter of all time.
Counter-Strike is highly addictive because it combines primal human stimulus – the excitement of competition, the power to choose arsenal and equipment, the ability to work with a team and the thrill of not knowing whether your team will win or lose. Naturally, the game is perfect for young males who thrive on competing with others. And that’s how I actually discovered Counter-Strike. The game’s graphics is great and the animation smooth on PC’s with a high level of performance. But it is the gameplay that captures you. Start off buying weapons and ammunitions, bulletproof vests, helmets and grenades. Then quickly run off with your team to engage the other team. Shoot, reload, take cover and rush. Take out the entire enemy force and your team wins.
Counter-Strike will always be the benchmark for all first person shooters, hands down. Anyone who thinks otherwise can meet me and we’ll settle it in de_dust.
- Highly addictive gameplay and excellent graphics
- Skills eventually improve over time
- Smooth animation when installed on minimum system requirements
- For anyone who thinks this game has a disadvantage, again, meet me in de_dust
Counter-Strike: The legendary FPS game that over graced the computers
By Beatrice Tan
On Thursday, August 7, 2014
Hands down to those people who appreciated Counter-strike for it is one of the world’s greatest game during the 90's. I really admire how the inventor of this game was able to develop this kind of realistic and true-to-life gaming. I was thinking maybe he used to be some sort of a soldier because if not, how would this even cross his mind. It's very fantastic. Why did he choose to put Terrorist & Counter-Terrorist (Police/Army) why not just any other contradicting individuals? With these, he was able to make it pragmatic not just only the characters but also the entire gameplay. You can hear gun shots, how heavy the sound of the gun is, you can hear its reload, the bomb ticking and the explosion of the grenade. Whenever you control it you will see recoils when you're firing. That's very exciting right? 90% of young men during that era didn't miss how Counter-strike conquered the minutes of the world. Every man developed their strategic skills, their accuracy in playing and most of all their chemistry in team-playing.
- Has new improved visual graphics and gameplay
- Engaging realistic feelings while playing
- Can play multiplayer, bots(AI) & through online
- Playing this game associates violence
This Game is One of the Best and Most Balanced FPS Game Ever
By Daren Garius
On Friday, August 1, 2014
Counter-Strike is a very addictive multiplayer first-person shooting game until this day. This game started as a mod for popular Valve game which is Half-Life. Counter-Strike 1.6 version is one of the best versions of Counter-Strike, where you will be enabled to play online with your friends and other players around the globe. Unlike the most FPS games today, Counter-Strike 1.6 does not have a story to follow. You only have to join one from two teams which is the counter-terrorists and the terrorists. The guns that are available in this version are well-balanced to ensure all the players always have sufficient money to have a fair lethal weapon. When it comes to graphics it is very decent. It is the same in every way with the Half-Life game. But when it comes to animation, this game is old-fashioned, but I don’t really care about that, I still love to play this game. All in all, Counter-Strike series is a very basic game that can develop your aiming skills and reactions in gaming.
- The sound effect is more realistic
- You can run it even in a low spec Computer
- The animation is a bit old-fashioned