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 forth on the Xbox. With the full support of Xbox Live, Counter Strike is certain to keep your trigger fingers happy while you take on the competition online.
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. If you\'ve never heard of it, you obviously aren\'t paying too much attention to the gaming industry. Don?t feel too bad though. Lucky for you, I\'m about to break it down.
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: 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. This team based FPS has finally made its way to the Xbox, but does it deliver enough to take over your Live connection?
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.
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. If you’re a terrorist, you must prevent the hostages from getting rescued or plant bombs at one of the two marked bomb sites.
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. After reading up on the E3 exposure, I was excited about getting my hands on this game, but now I partially wish they never brought it to the console.
Excerpt: Counter-Strike is a mod that was created by a few college students for the extremely popular Half-Life. To this day, Counter-Strike remains very popular. For those of you not familiar with Counter-Strike, it is one of the first team based shooters. By being a free download for Half-Life, which has a huge user base, this title helped establish the team based shooter in the market place.