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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (29,701 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2004

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About This Game

THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THE WORLD'S # 1 ONLINE ACTION GAME
Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology. Featuring state of the art graphics, all new sounds, and introducing physics, Counter-Strike: Source is a must-have for every action gamer.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

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    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
172 of 210 people (82%) found this review helpful
3,514.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
got bored of this game after 1 hour
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92 of 104 people (88%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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Graphics:
+ good shader effects
+ nice animations
+ brilliant level design

Sound:
+ crystal clear weapon sound

Game Size:
+ over 39 maps
+ unattainable long-term motivation
+ buy system

A remake/update of the original Counter-Strike, running on the Half-Life 2 Source engine. This title was made available through Valve's Steam downloading service in October of 2004, with a retail release in the Fall of 2005.
With a full complement of real world pistols, rifles and shotguns, Counter-Strike's battle of terrorists and counter-terrorists became the basic blueprint for many modern team-based online shooters.
Now enhanced with the power of the Source engine, the game features drastically improved visuals, enhancements on classic maps, offline skirmish play with AI bots and more.

Terrorists versus Counter-Terrorists with real-life weapons, one primary and one sidearm per player per round, bought along with grenades and suchlike before the round commences, you sit out the rest of the round when you're dead, and you can win by planting/defusing the bomb, protecting/rescuing the hostages, or killing off the other team - but it's a ♥♥♥♥♥ to master.

In original mode, there are bomb mission, rescue mission and VIP mission. Bomb mission is a popular mode for people. Terrorists have a bomb and they can set the bomb only A or B site. And counter-terrorists have to stop them. One of the famous map is Dessert. Next is rescue mission. Terrorists have 4 hostages and counter-terrorists have to rescue them. If you hurt or kill them, you will lose your money. Then you can’t buy expensive guns in next stage. Usually expensive gun is good:( Last is VIP mode. If you choose counter-terrorist team, you will be a VIP or regular counter-terrorist. Counter-strike team has to lead VIP to safe zone and terrorists have to make stop them. Terrorists can kill VIP. VIP can have only pistol.

All the maps benefit from a lot more incidental - and generally destructible - detail. Italy's market stall section now features all sorts of fruit displays, which react with great fervour to a grenade impact. Office, meanwhile, is a far more believable, um, office, complete with innumerable PC set-ups, signs encouraging employees and a well-stocked (albeit blown apart) underground car park.
Each of the maps has been given a lot of love and attention, although some plainly benefit more than others. Aztec, for example, takes best advantage of the new 3D skyboxes, which create the illusion of much more depth (temples rise into the sky, and banks of hills are lined with military supplies and vehicles), all harness bump-mapping techniques to make the most of their re-chiselled textures, and many make use of the engine's various showpieces - specular lighting effects on shiny floors, particles of sand dancing in the air, realistic splash effects and water behaviour, and increased detail in death animations.

Counter-Strike: Source is, once you've gained a knack for it, the most consistently rewarding and surprising team-based shoot-'em-up. This game was very popular for game users at that time and it is still popular to many people.


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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
3,003.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
5/5 would play another 3000 hours.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
205.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Come for the gmod textures, stay for the 24/7 office servers.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
329.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
So,its been a while since i bought this.
Not playing it soo much because of csgo (damn you ><)
Anyway,its an HD Remake of the classic cs 1.6
Its really well done. Sadly most of players moved to csgo :c
btw,there are still a lot of servers most of times full of players.
There are classic cs game modes like the Defuse Mission and the Hostage Rescue and
community game modes like Zombie Escape (love it <3) Jailbreak and more!
Go buy it!
Totally worth every penny ;)
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,001.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Just another game that is very well made played many hours and still enjoy playing it being a bit old now. Finding hard to find people who still play seems a lot have moved onto Global ops which is very good as well.

Mainly played Gun Game!!!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
no matter how hard i try i will never learn how to surf.

also the real game is kinda fun
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35 of 53 people (66%) found this review helpful
1,010.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Came home from school one day to see that this was on sale. I originally only wanted it for Garry's Mod content, but then I tried it. Didn't really enjoy it, so I left it. A year later, I tried it again and had A LOT of fun.

Pros and Cons
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+ Extremely Fun
+ Good Graphics
+ Mods
+ Friendly Community
+ Nice Game To Play On the Go

Rate: 9.5/10
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
quiksc0ped a kid and proceeded to eat doritoes at he mlg tournament
14 mlg airhorns out of 12
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,446.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A very good game. The replay value is very high, although this game has been dying slowly. Many people prefer Global Offensive over this game, leaving this community at very low numbers. I've been playing this game ever since it came out.

Pros:
Very fun, lots of gamemodes, simple.

Cons:
Not a lot of people, nobody on prefered gamemodes.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
978.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very gewd game play it all the time :D
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1,038.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
First game of the Counter-Strike Series. Got me into buying the whole series. I love the game, great FPS. I like what they did with CSGO, but it has its flaws. I can't say which I prefer. Close to 1k hours before I reviewed the game..crazy. Though I hate the Auto Sniper and the A-W-P. It's a great game, with a great community. If your trying to pick between CSS and CSGO. I say choose this game, much less stress and worries about your rank.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
ok so i played some servers and no everyone just headshots you before you even see them its impossible but why i did recomend this is because when you play with bots its actually alright and the bots actually work as a team so i would recomend this if you like to play with bots :P
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
very very cool game attracts atmosphere and dynamic 10/10
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
802.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Best 800 hours of my life ever spent
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
4,215.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Best game on steam..... im the best swag swag swag
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I LOVE THIS GAME EVEN THOUGH ITS OLD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
778.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Great game, can warmly recommend it :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
this game is super awesome! i really do recomend getting this amazing game. as it is packed with super entaining maps
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