Counter-Strike is a modification (MOD) to the excellent game, Half-Life. It modifies the multiplayer aspects of Half-Life to bring to it a more team-oriented gameplay. Counter-Strike provides the player with an experience that a trained counter-terrorist unit or terrorist unit experiences. The MOD is team-based featuring one team playing the role of the terrorist and the other team playing the role of the counter-terrorist. Each side has access to different guns and equipment, as well as different abilities. Maps have different goals such as: hostage rescue, assassination, bomb defusion, Terrorist escape, etc. Weapons include the usual assortment of pistols, shotguns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, grenades, demolition devices. Each side has access to a different subset of weapons so for example only the counter-terrorist can use the M4A1, and only the terrorists can use the AK-47. We are confident that we've created a MOD quite unlike any other.
Counter-Strike is my all time favorite mod. The impact it had and still has on todays multiplayer games remains remarkable. I've never experienced the time before 1.6 but I bet it was great! I know there are a lot of people who want to go back in time to 19 Juli 1999 when it first came out til steam took over.
Who would have imagined that a modification on a game would be the most played multiplayer game in the future. A new Counter-Strike is coming in April 2012 but I don't think any future made CS can defeat the classic one that runs on such a good engine. The gameplay in this game is so fascinating, it never bored me and today its still good. I'm still a regular player that plays almost every day. Every day i'm thankful that Minh Le ("Gooseman") and Jess Cliffe ("Cliffe") made this:)
I have downloaded the Counter-Strike: Throwback edition lately. It's such a waste that there are no servers online at this moment. It sure looks nice. I'm glad someone posted the older versions of CS to relive some nostalgia, even when I never experienced it myself. certainly a 10/10 on this one.