Developer: Valve Software
Publisher: Vivendi Universal
Release Date:June 19, 1999 (Original Half-Life Mod),November 8, 2000 (PC)
Genre: First-person shooter
Rating: ESRB: Teen 13+,ELSPA: 15+
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Media: CD or Steam download
System Requirements: 500 MHz Processor, Keyboard, Mouse
Counter-Strike, commonly abbreviated to CS, is a tactical first-person shooter video game which originated from a Half-Life mod of the same developers, Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess "Cliffe" Cliffe, featuring real-world weapons and shootouts. The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which currently includes Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike on Xbox.
Counter-Strike puts a team of counter-terrorists against a team of terrorists in rounds of competition won by completing an objective or eliminating the opposing force.
As of May 2006, Counter-Strike is still the most widely played online first-person shooter in the world. In 2002 there were over 30,000 populated Counter-Strike servers on the Internet (second place was Unreal Tournament with about 9,800). In 2004, GameSpy statistics showed over 85,000 players simultaneously playing Counter-Strike at any point in time, and in 2006, Steam regularly shows over 200,000 players for Counter-Strike (this includes Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike). According to statistics gathered by Valve's content-delivery platform, Steam, these players collectively contribute to over 6.177 billion minutes of playing time each month, as in February 5, 2007 solidifying its position as the most popular online first-person shooter in history. Counter-Strike was originally played online through the WON gaming service, which was shut down in 2004,forcing players to switch to Steam (to which a section of players responded by creating their own WON network, dubbed WON2).
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[Counter Strike 1.6 NON STEAM]
[The Cracked Server Network]