Counter-Strike is a series of multiplayer 1st person shooter games which have gained popularity and following over the years. The 1st game was named as Counter-Strike and was released in 1999. It was a modification of the game Half-life. Valve corporation which had designed the game Half-life acquired the rights to develop and distribute Counter-Strike. CS: Condition Zero was the second game released in 2004. In the same here the 3rd game called CS: Source was also released.
The 4th Game
Counter-Strike: Global Operation was the 4th game of this series which was released in 2012. Developments began in 2010 and the beta version of it was launched in 2011. Some 10,000 people were selected for testing this beta version. Seeing its success, the game was officially launched next year. It was released for Windows, X-box 360, Play station 3 and OS X.
There are two teams, Terrorists, and Counter-terrorists who play against each other. The role of terrorists is to plant the bomb or defend hostages. The work of Counter terrorists is to stop that bomb from being planted or to rescue the hostages. There are a total of six game modes each having specific tasks to perform. Based on their wish, players can choose one of these and play.
The six game modes are Competitive, Casual, Deathmatch, Arms race, Demolition and Weapon’s course. In competitive mode, each team gets 5 players who play against each other for 45 minutes. The team that finishes its task or gets more points wins the game. Weapons mode is an offline practice mode for new players to get used to the gameplay. In Arms race, all the player’s race to upgrade their arms by killing their enemies and completing their tasks.
Weapons and Features
The various weapons used in the game are guns and grenades. Some guns used are rifles, sub-machine guns, heavy pistols. Different types of grenades are the hand grenade, smoke grenade, Molotov cocktail, Incendiary Grenade. Valve has been adding new features to the game since its launch. During the Arms Deal update in 2013 feature called skins was launched. They can be obtained as gifts or by unboxing cases using in-game keys. It led to CS GO betting. These skins were rare and of high value. Thus various skin trading sites were set up by Steam works API. It included CS GO gambling list by which players can bet skins to predict the outcome of professional matches. It became a big issue and was hence banned from 2016.
Valve has conducted various tournaments with attractive prize money for this game. Various teams have formed to compete worldwide to become the best team in this world. Recently a new game feature called operation hydra was started. It includes a new series of events which take place every week. These events are going to happen until November and players have liked this new feature.
The reception to this game is mostly positive and players will get best game experience while playing the PC version of this game.