Excerpt: What better way to relax after going through some hard midterm exams than killing dozens of people in the wide cyber world? Many of you would grab their old Half-Life CD and fire up a game of Counter-Strike and I had the same plan.
Conclusion: Unless you are physically unable to do so, go out and pick up a copy of Counter Strike…and if you are physically unable to do so, give a friend $50 to pick on up for you. Believe me, this is the shooter/combat title of the holiday season and a very good way to hold yourself over until Halo 2 is set...
Excerpt: Back in 1998, Valve released a little game called Half-Life. It is still one of the most-played online games today, with it\'s gripping psi-fi story, intense gameplay, and oh yeah - mods. Counter-Strike is undoubtedly the most popular mod out there.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Online, Counterstrike is great - even with only two modes of play. Without Live however, this game would literally be nothing. Bland graphics, sound, and presentation are only saved by the addicting online aspect.
Excerpt: CSX: CSX, or Counter-Strike Xbox, is similar to its counter-part on the PC. It places the user in Counter-Terrorist versus Terrorist scenarios in which one side will be victorious depending on multiple strategies.
Excerpt: Let's get one thing straight--"Counter-Strike" is still an excellent game, and although it's nuances favor the initiated and prepared, it's still a title that newcomers (and yes, chicks too) will appreciate and get into.
Excerpt: Originally released almost 3 years ago, Counter-Strike started out as a mod of another PC hit, Half-Life. The Counter-Strike mod added a new depth of play to the already good engine that HL offered; that extra depth came in form of more team based play, namely terrorists vs. counter-terrorists.
Conclusion: action-packed first person shooter offering two gameplay scenarios: Hostage Rescue and Demolition. Choosing between either the terrorist team of the counter-terrorist team decides what your objective will be while playing Counter-Strike.
Excerpt: Counter-Strike has been the most popular FPS game to play on-line on the PC platform, and bringing it to the Xbox should have been nothing but good, while it resulted in something that will not appeal to the majority of fans of the FPS genre.