Counter-Strike for Windows


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Counter-Strike: The most popular FPS game of all time

Counter-Strike, often called Counter-Strike 1.6 to tell it apart from newer versions, is a classic shooting game that has made a big mark on the world of video games. It started as a mod (a modification made by fans) for the game Half-Life and was made by two guys, Minh "Gooseman" Le, and Jess Cliffe, in 1999. Valve, the company that made Half-Life, liked it so much that they hired the creators and officially released Counter-Strike as its own game in 2000. It is an FPS game available on computers using Windows, but you can also find versions for Xbox, OS X, and Linux.

Counter-Strike gameplay

The main point of Counter-Strike is teamwork. You're either on the team of the terrorists or the counter-terrorists. Each team has a goal, like planting a bomb or saving hostages, and you win by finishing your goal or getting rid of the other team. Before each round starts, you have a little time to buy weapons and gear. The game has different kinds of maps, and what you have to do changes depending on the map:

  • Bomb defusal: Terrorists try to plant a bomb, and counter-terrorists try to stop them or defuse the bomb.
  • Hostage rescue: Counter-terrorists need to save hostages from the terrorists.
  • Assassination: Counter-terrorists protect a VIP player, and terrorists try to stop them.

You get game money for doing well, like winning rounds or doing tasks, which lets you buy better equipment for the next round.


Is CS still alive?

Yes, people still play Counter-Strike 1.6 a lot. Even though it's an old game, there are thousands of players around the world who still log in to play. It's pretty cool how a game can stay popular for so long.

Counter-Strike system requirements

Because Counter-Strike is an old game, it doesn't need a powerful computer to run. Here's what you need:


  • A 500 MHz processor
  • 96 MB of RAM
  • A 16 MB video card
  • Windows XP
  • A mouse and keyboard
  • An internet connection


  • An 800 MHz processor
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • A 32 MB or better video card
  • Windows XP
  • A mouse and keyboard
  • An internet connection

This means almost any computer can run it, which is one reason why so many people still play it.

Here are some of the other games and modes in Counter-Strike franchise that you can download today:

To sum it up, Counter-Strike is a classic game that's all about working with your team and being quick. It's got simple goals, like planting bombs or saving hostages, and it's really fun. The game doesn't need a fancy computer, and people all over the world are still playing it. It's a game that shows how good design can keep people coming back for years.



Counter-Strike 1.6 for Windows
  • Windows Vista,
  • Windows XP,
  • Windows 7,
  • Windows 8
Available languages:
  • English,
  • German,
  • Spanish,
  • French,
  • Italian,
  • Korean,
  • Chinese
Latest update:
Friday, February 9th 2024
Valve Corporation


Counter-Strike for PC


Valve Corporation(Paid)

User rating8


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