I have played all of the earlier versions but to me this one just seems better. Although there may be more hacks to this version than the more popular 1.6 I still feel this one is better. The reason this one beats 1.6 is the way they have everything set up. When you are in buy menu you have 4 of your own slots that you can customize with your favorite weapons or the best particular weapon for that map. For both Terrorist and Counter Terrorist there are 4 different skins that can also give you an advantage if used right. CSS is a good fast paced First Person Shooter and is worth buying.