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Based on the original Half-Life online multiplayer mod Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Source is an updated version using the Source engine used in Half-Life 2.

Due to the popularity of the original gameplay, the gameplay in Source remains largely unaltered, with the players taking on the roles of terrorists and counter terrorist operatives competing to complete their respective and conflicting objectives. It also features remakes of some of the maps from the original, in addition to new ones added on.


Counter-Strike: Source Linux Title and main menu
Counter-Strike: Source Windows Terrorists heading to a bomb site.
Counter-Strike: Source Linux Are you a terrorist or counter terrorist?
Counter-Strike: Source Windows The main menu.

Promo Images

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Counter-Strike: Source Screenshot
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Counter-Strike: Source Other


Alternate Titles

  • "CS:S" -- Common abbreviation
  • "カウンターストライク:ソース" -- Japanese spelling
  • "카운터 스트라이크: 소스" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Exquisitely-crafted ultra-realistic shooter Windows Chris Wright (105)

Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Windows Aug 08, 2008 10 out of 10 100
GamingBolt Windows Sep 17, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 11, 2011 18 out of 20 90 Macintosh Feb 11, 2011 18 out of 20 90
The Review Busters Windows 2004 9 out of 10 90
PC Action (Germany) Windows Nov 12, 2004 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Gamers Europe Windows Oct 15, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Powerplay Windows Nov, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Macworld Macintosh Jun 30, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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1001 Video Games

Counter-Strike: Source appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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