Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Counter-Strike is hard to put down once you pick it up. The single-player mode is enjoyable, though once you go online, you’ll have a hard time going back to working with bots. The maps are generally well balanced, making for a level playing field where skill makes the difference. Online, you’ll find all manner of opponents, from amateurs to seasoned pros. Mastering Counter-Strike is no simple task, as there’s a wide variety of highly detailed maps to learn. The graphics could’ve used more attention, but those looking for the ultimate in team-based gameplay need look no further. Some might find the PC version more tempting, but with universal voice support, exclusive levels and significantly less cheating possible on Xbox, it certainly has something to offer.