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Very Positive (885 reviews) - 92% of the 885 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (53,115 reviews) - 95% of the 53,115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2004

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"FPS themed around terrorist vs counter terrorist. If you have Steam you must OWN this game, it's one of the main games that made steam so big today."

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

    Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (885 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (53,115 reviews)
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Bleach 4 life
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Best CS,nothing else
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KalleX2
( 1,849.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Best game ever.
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( 432.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I bought the gold package a lot of yeasts ago (HL+CS+a tee shirtt in box "HL").
Now I'm aslked to pay again, not that. Ask your own credit credit card.
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Качок
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
2004 года, а кажется 2014 :D
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MetalGearStowe
( 50.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I'm scared to play this because some Korean kid is going to shoot me from across the map with a ♥♥♥♥ing knife.
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Fifth_Angel
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Awesome!
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AlwaysBeNigga
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
Nice game
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Ridah
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Feels better in terms of movement and speed than CSGO but in general the game feels weirdly cheap to me. Maps and the characters and the stylization never seemed to blend together and fit visually. Characters always seemed more blurry and out of place in the maps especially. Gameplay is CS but a bit boring compared to the previous games skill requirements.

As is theres under 50 servers with good pings, players, and not password protected for the east coast. The game isn't really better than GO as I see CSS as the lowest point for CS but the pacing is vastly more fun and slow than GO imo. The hitboxes are terrible with the heads having a massive hitbox that is way oversized, this is what killed CSS for me. Its just to easy to hit the targets your shooting at and it kills it for me.

The games basically dead though. Its still a playable competative game but no one with an ounce of reason would play CSS over 1.6 or GO. Its just inferior to either in every single way besides some mods. If you want to have some nostalgia tripping its still worth that. The early 2000s had a specific style to them that has been mostly abandoned in terms of graphics and gameplay.

Would be good to LAN with some old computers or what have you but as is I can't say I would want to play this over the other games. CS games all blur together at some point with CSGO being the most casual and 1.6 being the most hardcore. CSS is just okay but never really was worth playing over 1.6.

Its not worth buying in 2016.
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Hutchdude
( 773.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I have spent too many hours on this game in my younger days... actually pretty dissapointed in myself but yet they where great memories as what i can remember XD do not think it has to do with any graphics or such it has to do with the feeling of getting screwed over every moment you think you are better than every one else.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
72 of 90 people (80%) found this review helpful
123 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Product received for free
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,021.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
One of the greatest online multiplayer FPS games of the old and also most of the current generations, there is a single player mode to do a standard match with bots but the true value in this game is freely mod-able community servers, which has kept the game alive and feeling fresh to players for ages.
You can spend hours and days on end looking through the list of servers running all kinds of game modes, Jail Break, Gun Game, Zombie Escape, Zombie Riot, Surf, to name a few and even some servers that dont have anything to do with shooting, like MiniGames servers where its a course you have to maneuver through without falling.

Garrys Mod is an adaptation to CSS mixed with a little HL2 so if you like the other Source Engine games then CSS is for you, CS:GO has community servers as well but with all the hype of the "matchmaking" modes nobody even looks at the Mod servers, so if you like the gameplay change of community servers then CSS is for you, but if you like the standard style multiplayer matches like in Call of Duty then you probably wanna go for CS:Global Offensive.

I used to run an old laptop with a 2.14 Ghz single core AMD Sempron CPU and an AMD Radeon 4200 with 256MB, so if your systems a little better you should run things fine on all low settings.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
5,496.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
(Radio) Affirmative
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This Game is really good ,
if you bought it in Bundle.

-Great Multiplayer
-Playable on Every PC
-25% Chance to get flashed
-75% Chance to get killed
1 flash = 1 kill.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,590.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This game is the best!!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
1. Join game.
2. Get killed.
3. Get 1 kill.
4. Next round, buy gun.
5. Get killed.
6. Call the person a ♥♥♥
7. Lag.
8. Get a kill.
9. "They had a crazy ping and killed me."
10. Get kicked
11/10 best game evar.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
dead game but good game
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
My a father gave me a small loan of a million dollars, so i bought this. a wall/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny