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.
Over the years, Many mods have been made for Half-Life's Multiplayer function and Counter-Strike is one of the best known and best played mods.
Counter-Strike has you as either Terrorists Or Counter Terrorists, All the classes are based on real world terrorist cells/groups and Counter Terrorist teams.
Depending on who you pick, You'll always start off with an Assault Rifle, Grenades, A Pistol, and a Knife
(Using the buy menu you can buy other guns or armor)
Many of the maps are modeled after real locations in Italy, Germany, France, and the Middle East. There is also an extremely fervorful modding community which makes skins to change the weapons, or to include new maps.