MajorGeek Says: If youâ€™re a hardcore gamer, then youâ€™re not reading this. If youâ€™re not then let me fill you in. Counter-Strike was originally a Half-Life mod and the developers hired the creators and made it official. Thereâ€™s a lot of different ways to play it but at the end of the day, itâ€™s a multiplayer game where you pick either terrorist or counter-terrorist and eliminate the other team. Some maps require you to defuse a bomb, rescue a hostage or escort a VIP. Typically you will find, like in many games, certain modes will be more popular than others. I used to play a map called de_dust, a bomb defusing scenario and I literally played that map over and over countless thousands of times. If you decide to play this game, try playing with bots first. You will find a lot of REALLY good players, some who have played since 2000, you will be a newbie and you will get spanked. Hard. But if you want to see one of the staples of multiplayer first person shooters (FPS) for free, then this is a good choice. See the video below for an idea of the game-play. If you don't like this game and never played the original Half-Life, I suggest you do.
This new Counter-Strike 1.6 fits all your needs - nice design, supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. And its FREE.
Added new Gui
Added 15000 servers from all over the world
Works on all Win OS
Yes it works fine with win 8, make sure you start it "As administrator".