more addicting than crack. i hate it i love it. i love to hate it.
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by martha March 31, 2003
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The most popular online first person shooter ever, it's a mod based on the engine of half life, and has been around quite some time now, about 6 years, the gameplay is simple in plain view, there are 2 teams that have to kill each other or complete the objectives of a map to win the round. Unlike other fps like popular fps like quake or unreal tournament, the players doesn't get respwaned after he dies, but he waits for the round to finish, and then gets respawned in the buy zone of each map. the first 30 sec are crucial, when each team tryies to get the best position on the map, tactics beeing a very important part of the game. Nowadays, people neglect counterstrike due to it's out of date graphics engine. Since source came out it made some sturr, but not as big as when it first hit the online gaming community. it's a very dificult game to master, takes years to do that. to newbies it's just boring :)
I pwned the hole team on counterstrike !
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The simplest, therefore, the greatest of First Person Shooter games. Two teams, Counterterrorists and Terrorists, going at each other where the end result is that the opposing team is splattered across the map and your team is victorious.

Unlike most FPS's these days, there is still unlimited variety in what modes and maps you can play on CS. Unlike the media-hyped CoD, Halo, etc other series, there's more innovation and imagination in making and playing CS instead of just glitching and recording worthless kills (*Cough machinma Cough*).

No automatic knives once you get close enough, no dumb killstreak rewards that does the killing for you, no vehicles that run you over, no power armor. Just you, your weapon, and an instinctual gauge as to what is a successful shot.

Like ANY other game, you have to play it REPETITIVELY in order to be good.

CS is also a good example that Realism =/= Quality Gameplay

Contrary to new (raging) players belief, there are more 12 year olds and campers on the newer FPS's than there is on CS.

CS 1.6 have smaller killboxes than CS:S and therefore requires more skill
Person A: Look at my score in Black Ops, 300-16, I'm so good and I only had to use chopper gunner twice. Look at me knife, so pro

Person B sits Person A in front of Counter-strike 1.6 and directs Person A to play

Person A: OMG WTF, these KIDS are hacking, how the fuck is that possible, this is a gay game, where are the care packages? No sprint?!?

Person B: *smh*
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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
by Pyrosity October 08, 2005
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A once respected Half-Life modification. Nowdays, it's just another online-chat, where 13-year olds can release their teenage angst on others, by calling them "fags", "cheaters" or basically anything else that they can possibly come up with. And of course, like all popular online-games, it's full of cheaters (real cheaters), retards, admins who have no sense of justice and people who abuse every single bug they can find for their own good.

It has it's good points though: First of all, called clan matches (with the right group). I'm pretty sure that no other game has been able to create that kind of exitement, and propably will never be. Second of all, it actually needs skill. You're welcome to try your luck on some avarage cs public server, if you think its all "Run around and shoot people".

The things that took away this game's glory are Valve, cheaters & 10-15 -year old kids. Without those 3 things, this game would propably still be the most respected game there is.
Skill, reflexes & strategy are the three most essential things if you want to be a good counter-strike player, or at least that's what they were, if you go back in time about 3 years
by FliE May 26, 2006
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A fps that was originally a mod for Half-Life, since then it has bloomed into its own game but still runs off of the Half-Life engine.
team.firefox owns counter-strike
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