15 Reasons Counter-Strike is Still Cool

Counter-Strike has turned 15 years old and it is still plenty cool, baby.

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107 comments
mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

:50 is a Halo 3 map that someone copied

ecurl143
ecurl143

Exactly what I was thinking - people still playing this?


themc_7
themc_7

 2.6 million people are still playing counterStrike? 

Conscrumptured
Conscrumptured

I grew up playing CS, remember playing 1.6 late in the office with my co-workers. But couldn't get into GO a whole lot, still go back to playing Source when my and my brothers are needing a good game to dive into for a night.

Blazen702
Blazen702

I preferred Rogue Spear on the Zone or Gamespy. Those were great times laddering on Clanladder.com

Richie_Kotzev
Richie_Kotzev

fps games are all the same. all. always the same thing. the reason cs was good was because it was a new concept. I also enjoyed unreal series. nowadays people just get all good ideas and transform them into fps games where you just point and shoot. 

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

still the only multiplayer shooter i care about. That im stupidly addicted to. If you start playing Competitive mode 5 vs 5, its over, no other MP FPS will matter to you.


If youve only played Global offensive just casual mode and you think CS is sht, try competitive mode, it completely kicks a.s.s

pyro1245
pyro1245

Eh I always though CS was kinda boring so I usually played UT and Quake and TFC

kingtrax
kingtrax

No doubt.  CS was great, but it's aging system makes it hard to play for anyone but a die-hard fan.  Same with Quake.  I spend hundreds of hours on both but it's time to move on.  I'd love to see a NEW CS, maybe Vegas?

alien33
alien33

I play CS:S regularly since 2005. 9 years and I still have the same excitement everytime I join a server.

GregoryBastards
GregoryBastards

Yeah its still cool if you're still running windows 95 and using answering machines....you will read this comment in 20 years from now when you're introduced to the internet.

AcidTango
AcidTango

Still my favorite FPS Multiplayer series.

pignugget
pignugget

It's been 15 years? Time flies..

motorola29
motorola29

Only 3 reasons for me

1. It's not call of duty

2. It's not battlefield

3. It actually requires skill

Boom

BeNOwNz
BeNOwNz

only game that i still play as a regular stable, gota get my fix now bb

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

Disagree to be honest, If you end up on a western european Server (either dutch belgian or german in particular) you have more people telling you to get cancer than there are chernobyl jokes...

Uninstalled it recently purely because i got sick and tired of 30 year olds acting like they're 10 and have just discovered the words cancer and fagg*t.

CS is a plagued damnable cestpool where the worst people ever seen in online gaming (and i'm including the screaming cod kids in this) come to meet... and insult the hell out of eachother.

charliezard
charliezard

Nice job including the clip of Friberg's 4-frag from Dreamhack Summer. That play was amazing.

wEEman33
wEEman33

There are three games I've ever bothered to play at a clan level:


Unreal Tournament 

Counter-Strike

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

aeluron1989
aeluron1989

It's very nostalgic. I do like the new custom maps people come to. I wish they'd add different things to stand out.

nandosmc
nandosmc

16 - No kids screaming in the mic and a decent community. (In my country at least)

fursecu
fursecu

so, still reposting old garbage?

Skhuff
Skhuff

LOL. What wannabe reasons!?

starhowl
starhowl

ROFL! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!

DELICIOUS!


Your friendly merchant around the corner, just wanting to sell you Steam products.


BTW do you know why it's called Steam? Because there's so much of it when you take a huge sh*t!

mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

@absolut_gamerz Not a chance. COD:AW looks absolutely amazing. Even the critics agreed on this one. This is the first time in a while since the critics have been excited. Anyone hating on this game is a complete d*ck just looking for something to hate on. 

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

@absolut_gamerz It already is better than all the other CODs, so it probably will be.

GameGuy642003
GameGuy642003

@motorola29  hey someone who gets it. Some of these other comments are really ignorant, but I come to expect such ignorance now-a-days.

madgame23
madgame23

@motorola29  BF has skill.  I wont defend the series in general due to BF4 being a fiaso, but BF3 was a great game and it channels a lot of what made CS great and it has a crap ton of weapons to use and each handles vastly differently.  If you bring up the lack of recoil weapons, if you watched the video just now every single full auto weapon had little to no recoil in CS.  COD is crap and it doesn't require skill only skill at farming kills while camping to get your score streak, Ghosts is the worst iteration of the series!

charliezard
charliezard

@nazgoroth I found that after I ranked up a bit and played in higher level matches, this sort of thing... decreased. Still happens from time to time, but no game is completely free of jerks. Maybe you could try forming a team of friends? CS is really meant to be played with a team that communicates well anyway.

rjh_24
rjh_24

@nandosmc i have watched my friend play this b4 and your right no screaming kids but instead its all screaming men yelling at everyone thinking they are the best and just threatening everyone who thinks differently lol worst community of all time

gokartmozart89
gokartmozart89

@nyran125tk @pyro1245 Or maybe he's like me and he played CS back when it was all "competitive" or whatever. I.E., 1.5 or later or Source (hence UT, Quake, and TFC). What is this "competitive" mode? Some GO shyte? No thank you. I'll take the classic still, thank you very much. Mods can take care of the graphics.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@charliezard @nazgoroth


I'm pretty much the only pc gamer amongst my circle of friend though. And the only one who bothered with CS... and as for some jerks... 90% of the people i met in CS acted like this. One even gave me his adress because he wanted to fight out the argument like "Men"

So no... Buying CS is the biggest mistake i've made gaming wise. And i will always consider CS players a lower form of humanity. (Elitist f*cks)

zeca04
zeca04

@rjh_24 @nandosmc What if i tell you that you can (and will) find douchebags in all online games? Unless you name one that it's perfect in this aspect.

vernis50
vernis50

@nazgoroth 

Strange i have never got such a problem. Probably you play in servers where people arent grow up or you just piss them off by your playing skill. When i play CS everyone is friendly and help each other and just simply we all have a good time. Maybe your the problem not them?

metallinatus
metallinatus

@nazgoroth "One even gave me his adress because he wanted to fight out the argument like "Men"" LOL

Well, there are simple steps to ignore that kind of thing:

1. Turn off the thingy that makes you hear what other people say.

2. Ignore what they write.


Works 100% of the time for me.

rjh_24
rjh_24

@zeca04 @rjh_24 @nandosmc i know there are douchebags in every online game   whats your point?  i was just saying in my opinion CS has the worst of them all 

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@metallinatus @nazgoroth


Uninstalling the game worked wonders for me as well... Went back to Quakelive, more fun to play, better community, less frustration.

zeca04
zeca04

@rjh_24 @zeca04 @nandosmc What i mean is that watching, (what? 1 hour?) your friend playing isnt enough to declare that one game has the worst community of all time.