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??
Former Noob 1: PZPPPZPZPZZPZPPZZP ihigh :o)
A couple days later..
Noob 1's buddy: Hey you should try to play TF2 with me!
Former Noob 1: uhh ok, is there an AWP, nigga?
Noob 1's buddy: No, but you can use this bow and arrow!
Former Noob 1: *Goes 30-0*
Noob 1's buddy: WOW asshole nice hacks, I can't believe you hack you hacking hacker!
"Former Noob 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!
Noob 1's buddy: *Comes back an hour later*
the reason why i failed my exam.
Damnit, I should be studying for my exam. But I still pwned you in counter-strike!
A decent modification using the Half-Life engine, with a bad reputation due to its community. Mainly Consisting of cheaters, people who speak in 80% numbers (elite speak), and on the whole have Zero respect for other players.
This has made many Admins on servers paranoid, and take a "no trial" approach to cheat accusations and llamas and ban on sight. Which is unfair to those who are actually skillfull at the game and/or have done nothing wrong.
New players are usually put down by long-term players and are insulted with phrases like "n00b"
This has led to the belief that the entire CS community consists of teenagers, as no adult could be so immature.
If someone kills you in Counter-Strike they must be cheating...
A great online FPS game that has sadly been over-run by autistic 10 to 14 year olds who like to scream at you over the mic while their balls are waiting to drop. The only way to compete is be a great player or have gone to college for l337 5p34k. Many people bash it because they lack enough skill to play the game. They do this by whining that it's 'not realistic' enough (even though they'd suck at that too) as they take a hit off their inhailer. Servers are run like Nazi Germany by little kids who ban you when ever you blow their heads off while going "H4XX0|2 OMG WTF LOL! B4N TYM3 I R L337! DUN7 FUX W/ TH15!!!11" Also you are shot while trying to decipher coded messages that you soon find out were in fact, not coded messages, but a remedial bastard trying to inform you of an enemy's position. "enmee een phents go ruuf!!!" or "hee at hoistse!" "I hve smlal dkic"
A good game that many people bash, but it is still fun and enjoyable once you find a nice server that does not have a ton of retards in it.
An online multiplayer game that is addictive as crack to the average nerd.
My friend Joseph likes counter-strike more than women because he has no life.
The best Half-Life modification these days. There are several gametypes: Bomb plant/defusion, Hostage rescue and Assassination. There also so-called 'funmaps' and 'funservers' on which you play with e.g. knifes.
1. Servers are usually flooded with 10-year-olds who pretend to be mature untill they talk through their microphone. At that time you will hear a voice from which you can't tell wether the kid is a boy or a girl.
2. Players that are skilled at the game are often called 'n00b' and 'h4x0r' by people who are not skilled at this game. The skilled people are often banned(because of 'hacking') because admins tend to be 10-year-olds and will believe everything their fellow 10-year-olds say.
3. The game contains the AWP weapon. People who are skilled at using this weapon are called 'n00b', 'h4x0r', 'camper', 'AWP fag', 'AWP whore', etc. The people(often 10-year-olds) who call these names are often not skilled at the game.
4. Most of the people who play Counter-Strike talk in the '1337 language'. Most of them can't spell 1 single English word either.
5. If you sit still for about 10 seconds you're a camper.
That is Counter-Strike
1. *kiddy voice through microphone*: I pwn you, nub h4x0r fag!!1!!11!1!!1`one!! I am maturez0r!!1
2. *10-year-old*: OMG WTFUX YOU FUCKING FAGGOT CAMPER HACKER FUCKER WHORE FAG NUB STUPID BITCH HACKER SLUT!
*Skilled player*: I do not hack. I am skilled at this game and I killed you.
*10-year-old admin*: OMGSES BANZORED! HAXOR!!1
3. *PlayerThatGotKilledByAWP*: OMG! You fucking AWP whore camper nub slut bitch faggot nerd. Get a fucking life you nub.
4. *1337talker*: i r s0 1337, b3c4us3 i r b3 t3h t4lkz0r 1337, i r pwn t3h j00, kthnxz0rs.
*Guy who can't spell*: omg00se wuthc uot fru t3h nmee ar0nud th crnur!!
5. *Stupid spectator(got killed)*: OMG HE'S A FUCKING CAMPER, HE'S BEEN SITTING FOR HOURS(10 seconds) NOW!!!
Oddly enough, the only game I ever played that it really sucked to be good at. Due to the (supposedly) high incidence of cheating, if you can actually master the basic manouvers of the average first person shooter (weapon selection, map knowledge, accurate and selective shooting) NOBODY will play with you.
As soon as your K:D ratio goes over 3.5:1, expect to be banned from most Counter-Strike servers.
Counter-strike (CS). An insanely popular modification for the Half-Life engine imfamous for its generally less-than-friendly community, strange non-realism, abusive server administrators, and high concentration of hackers. The modification was orinally headed by "gooseman", and was adopted by Valve Software as a commercial product. Its only continuation to date, Counter-Strike: Source, was developed by Valve as a graphically enhanced version of the game.
Loved by millions, hated by more or less the same, counter-strike has been the debate topic of many for a long time.
Counter-Strike remains, to this date, the most played online game ever created.
We're going to go scrimming on CS, want to come?
Nah, I'm updating Counter-Strike: Source