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The 100 Greatest Games | 89 | Counter-Strike
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The 100 Greatest Games | 89 | Counter-Strike

YEAR: 2000     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 89 | Counter-Strike


Originally developed as a Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike went on to become a huge commercial success in its own right. Splitting players into teams of counter-terrorism agents and bands of hardened guerrillas, the game's 'die once and wait it out' format was as unforgiving as it was addictive and added an increased level of tension to the gun-happy gameplay. The game went mainstream with Counter-Strike: Source and continues to enjoy a faithful following even amidst the likes of Gears of War, Halo and Call Of Duty4.

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Controversy. It's been said that the Chinese government used Counter-Strike as a tool for tactical training, and the game sparked further muttering when it was claimed to have influenced Seung-Hui Cho, who massacred 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University in 2007. However, neither of these claims has ever been substantiated.

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