Makes the titular first-person shooter video game free to play online
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One of the most well-known first person shooter, also known as FPS, games ever to hit the Internet is Counter Strike Online. Counter Strike Online, part of Half-Life, allows players to immerse themselves into a gaming world choosing the side of the police or terrorists. Playing the game is possible with up to 32 players, giving you the ability to team up with friends while chatting using gaming gear and microphones.
Pros of Counter Strike Online
You can play this FPS free, giving you the chance to play with friends from around the world instantly and without cost. It is also possible to create your own customized matches, giving you the opportunity to create private games for those you know, games where you practice with virtual bots or entire matches with random strangers that you host. Creating your own match with Counter Strike Online also gives you the ability to customize different settings such as how much money each player starts with, the difficulty level of the bots you may face as well and the re-spawn time it takes for your character to come back to life and get back into the game once you have died.
Playing Counter Strike Online is enjoyable if you love a variety of maps and places to play with others with each round you complete. There are plenty of maps to choose from ranging from the classic "Office" and "De Dust 2" maps to jungle maps and user-uploaded customized maps shared by other players from around the world.
It is also possible to download and install additional mods and applications for Counter Strike Online, giving you the ability to customize the aesthetics of your game as well as allowing you to share sounds and other media with players who are online. You can also create levels and maps of your own and upload them for other users. This gives you the ability to get as creative as possible with any ideas you have in mind. Downloading mods and applications for Counter Strike Online are also free from most online communities.
Counter Strike Online allows you to play whether you are on a desktop computer or a laptop, as it has low requirements and a variety of gaming settings to help get you started, as long as you are playing on a PC.
Cons of Counter Strike Online
Unfortunately, Counter Strike Online's fan base is no longer as extensive as it once was when it was originally one of the most popular online PC games on the market. The game itself it is a bit dated in graphics and does not receive updates for the core game itself, but still holds loyal fans to date.
Playing Counter Strike Online is ideal if you enjoy first person shooter games that allow you to truly communicate with teammates and enemies at all times throughout game play. If you aren't shy of language, violence and intense battles, Counter Strike Online is the right FPS for you.