Excerpt: Many of you probably have heard of Counter-Strike, the so-called #1 best online first-person-shooter game. CS was a mod of Half-life once award winning game made by Valve. Many years have passed and Valve finally made many of the Half-life and Counter-Strike fans\' dreams come true.
Excerpt: Counter-Strike has long claimed to be ‘The world’s # 1 action game.’ Is this update worthy of the title? Kyle Stegerwald has been playing the game since its release, and he shares his thoughts here.
Excerpt: Valve continues to hold their long-standing reputation for publishing quality games, and Counter-Strike: Source is no exception. With the recent gold status of Half-Life 2, Valve has decided to release this ever-so popular mod to their impatient community.
Summary: What can I say? Creative may not be popular among PC enthusiasts, but it's hard to deny the Audigy and Audigy2's prowess when it comes to hardware 3D audio acceleration, at least in the Counter-Strike: Source Beta. Then again, Creative doesn't have much competition when it comes to 3D audio.
Summary: Valve Software has just released its demo of Counter Strike: Source along with Half-Life 2 stress test for gamers around the globe to evaluate their six years work on the new incarnations of the world’s most-popular game titles.
Excerpt: Because there are other FPS games than Call of Duty… Counter strike: source is deemed a classic by most old school FPS fans, not so much the Call of Duty generation, but the people who love the PC shooters that paved the way for what we have today.
Summary: It's essentially the same game that's known and loved ported to the Source engine. Given that Counter-Strike: Source is a 'free' game once you've paid to preload Half-Life 2, we can't complain.
Conclusion: Still, none of that should detract from the reality that Counter-Strike: Source is, once you've gained a knack for it, the most consistently rewarding and surprising team-based shoot-'em-up available on the PC today.