It's intended to have realistic game play, as it divides players in a terrorist team and a counter-terrorist team, with realistic weapons.
However, it completely fails to be either fun, or realistic, as its physics are so poorly designed, people only play it because they're addicted to its "intermittent rewarding" system, the basic concept behind gambling.
Namely, if you manage to win a round, you feel good, but you only win from time to time, so you end up playing even if you're terrible at it, even if your team sucks, even if you have better things to do, or play.
The game has such horrible mechanics, that you can get hits on enemies that are literally, on the edge of the screen, so there should be no way to hit them that far.
You could be having the crosshair right over an enemy's chest and when you shoot, all of your bullets can miss!
A bizarre, annoying way to win is to aim at the ground in front of you and spray bullets, they will end up hitting enemies in the head, despite the fact you were aiming at the ground.
Be sure to check yourself and see if you're addicted to this game. If you are, stop playing immediately.
Some players have god-like skills and can kill whole teams by themselves, however, they have nothing else going on in their lives and will probably die alone.
The only ways to win are to have dumb luck, be on the same team as the players who have been playing for years and to play for many years yourself, have no social life, no sex and no fun, for years and years, until you have the necessary reflexes, or until you learn the "shoot at the ground" way to win.
counterstrike blows, I'm gonna go back to TF2
I had the crosshairs on his back, I shot a burst and missed with all bullets, then he turned around and killed me in one shot! I hate counterstrike
How can he headshot them all with that machine gun while they're all shooting at him, counterstrike is so imbalanced
I stabbed him in the head but he turned around and shot me, only in counterstrike...
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.
Game is comprised of terrorists and counter terrorist…
Plant Bombs, Rescue hostages, and kill each other until either the other side is eradicated or time runs out, or objective is accomplished… All this should be accomplished with refined (First person shooter) skills… acquired from hours of repetitive play
Game has negative connotations due to the repetitive nature of the Missions and Maps…
Game is polluted with cheaters and hackers who spend much of their time on the computer trying to accomplish an imaginary ultimate hacker status
Instead of terrorists vs. counter terrorists, the game has over time transformed into Hackers Vs. Non Hackers, with ever growing admin boots,,,, bans,,,,, kicks,,, and CD key black lists….
Due to , cheaters, anti cheat programs, abusive admins, bitchers, whiners and campers,
new hacks and MODS for the game are released on a daily basis thus… causing many people to refer to the game in a negative countenance.
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
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!!!
The game has become an extremely popular FPS over the years, and despite running on a 7 year old game, is still played by many people.
However, many people have hatreds toward the game because of it's popularity and will insult it given a moments notice. Even people who have not played the game or only played for a short amount of time have very biased opinions towards the game.
Despite what many people say, the game is very fun with a good community. There is a reason why it is so popular after all.