Quite possibly the best core FPS game ever created.
Counter-Strike was originally a Half-Life Mod created back in 1999 until it picked up enough momentum to become a separate game.
Anyone who was a kid in the 90's played this game to hell and as a direct result, became good or at least decent at EVERY computer-based FPS in existence.
1.6 was the shit.
1. No laggy hit-boxes.
2. Legit Walling.
Eventually, Source came out and most of the players moved to there due to the better graphics (Srs.)
Counter-Strike lost a ton of momentum when CAL disappeared and when Steam fucked up the hit-boxes even more. But even today (2010), CS is still one of the most popular FPSes available.
New players SHOULD expect to get owned on a daily basis on nearly every server because most of the players have been playing Source since its inception. Also, the learning curve for CS is relatively steep, which is why raging noobs will always remain raging noobs.
However, those who decide to persevere and become great players will find that they will suddenly become good at any and every FPS.
By the way, every CS is not meant for sXe
's. Everyone is a pot-head and there's a 90% chance that you're playing against someone who is high/drunk/rolling as shit and still beating the piss out of you.
And derogatory names for black people are used in any and every CS situation. (idk why, it's part of the culture.)
Life of a CS player.Noob
1: WTF NIGGA
NO-SCOPE AWP THROUGH DOUBLE DOORS?? HAX OMG. VOTEBAN PRO ALL!!!1
Pro AWP: umad?ubad?uninstallb4umadagain NUGGUH. btw im high :)
A couple years later, Noob
1 becomes Pro enough to be considered CAL M. Noob
1 has also decided to stop being everyone's bitch and to start taking his life into his own hands as a result of the constant ass-whoopings that he received in CS.
Noob 2: WTF 1 DEAG 7 ROUNDS IN A ROW??
1: PZPPPZPZPZZPZPPZZP ihigh :o)
A couple days later..Noob
1's buddy: Hey you should try to play TF2 with me!
1: uhh ok, is there an AWP, nigga?Noob
1's buddy: No, but you can use this bow and arrow!
1: *Goes 30-0*Noob
1's buddy: WOW asshole nice hacks, I can't believe you hack you hacking hacker!
1 is now playing Counter-Strike: Source. Click here to join them."Noob
1's buddy: DUDE ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? This game fucking blows, that guy killed me with 1 hit from a pistol!!! I'M LEAVING!
1's buddy: *Comes back an hour later*