Which Counter-Strike?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by jedivulcan, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I just got into PC gaming again by loading up Windows on my Macbook Pro. It's more than powerful enough to play the latest stuff. I've been interested in Counter-Strike... but which version? The $10 Counter-Srike 1.6 that includes Condition: Zero, or the $20 Counter-Strike: Source? I want something that will provide the best online experience.
  2. AndyClarke macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2007
    Fernhurst, Hampshire
    Counter Strike Source is fantastic I have been playing it for years and find it a great game for instant action or hours of play. Try joining a clan if you can and enter some comps when you get good enough. There are some great players online so when you join a game try and pick a beginners server or one with just bots in to practice. Have fun you will love it.
  3. nylock10 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2006
    Counter-Strike Source is the way to go!

    It's a very good looking game (powered by VALVe's Source engine), many maps (you can download more for free), tons of weapons (you can skin weapons too), and more.

    It's a fun game and doesn't get boring.
  4. freeedge369 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007

    I recommend getting Source.
    Also Garry's mod, because if you get them together Gmod is only $5 extra.
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Source. The original seems to be full of hackers now.
    I like CounterStrike but could never really get into it. Where I'd spend an hour on HL2: Deathmatch, I'd play CounterStrike for maybe 10 minutes.
  6. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    Source. I never really got into CS:S either. I just came back from a LAN party and that was the first game we all played. I have Half Life 2 GOTY edition, so I downloaded and played it just for the party, but I still despise the game. I was carrying my team in all of the matches (always first on whichever team), but meh.

    Half Life 2 Deathmatch is a much better game, although it's the same pick it up and shoot for a short time or play for hours kind of game. I assume it comes in one of the Half Life packages or is that one free?
  7. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I already have Episode 1, Gary's Mod, Half Life 1 Source: DM and Half Life 2: DM, and Lost Coast. I think I'm fine were I'm at. Half Life 2: Death Match is pretty addicting, and I've been going through a lot of mods and maps. I just into the game after it's been sitting in my Steam account for so long. I kind of forget how these games are like because I play them off and on over the span of months. I think I have plenty to keep me busy. What's your Steam handle? If you play DM, maybe we can have a MacRumor's match.
  8. boobooq88 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2007
    Im going to go against most and say CS 1.6. Takes more skill. Not as good of graphics but definately more fun. Source just seemed toooooo easy to get headshots and stuff.
    As for whoever said that 1.6 seems to full of hackers now"... it's far from it. and hackers that do exist get banned almost immediately. It's still the same old CS... but I do miss 1.5, that was definately the best CS I've ever played
  9. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Source is really bad! There I said it. Sure it is fun but it sucks compared to 1.6. Hit boxes are like 10 feet from the guys actual body and it is well... just bad. I've been playing Counter-Strike for many years and I still play 1.6 regularly over source. The Source engine is pretty but it is full of annoying junk.

    None of the CS games provide a good online experience. The games are good but the people are jerks. Trust me I play everyday and people are just idiots in any CS game. You just learn to put up with it :p

    My List:
    Counter-Strike 1.6
    Counter-Strike Condition Zero
    Counter-Strike Source
    Day of Defeat Source
    Half-Life 2 DM
    Day of Defeat 1.3
    Team Fortress Classic
    Day of Defeat 1.3
    Opposing Force
    Blue Shift
    Death Match Classic
    Half Life

    I would choose any game using the HL engine over the source engine :)
    Please buy 1.6!!

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