For the uninitiated, Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter where two teams must face each other to achieve a set objective. These two teams are split into terrorists and anti-terrorist strike teams, and must fight against each other to place, or deactivate, bombs or keep ,or rescue hostages, respectively, .
Before every round, each team has a few seconds to buy equipment. They can choose different weapons, body armor, grenades and even bomb disposal equipment. All this must be bought with the money earned in previous rounds.
This particular version of the game, distributed by WarZone, includes all the ledgendary game modes from the franchise such as CS_Assault, DE_Dust, CS_Mansion, DE_Aztec and many more. What's more the game takes up less than 300 megabytes and does not require anything extra to play: just install and go.
As usual with Counter-Strike (although not so common in modern games), you can play online or over a local area network (LAN). For the latter you can make use of other applications such as the excellent Hamachi.
Counter-Strike 1.6 is still, despite its age, one of the best first-person shooters around. Single player mode, playing against 'bots', can get a little boring, but when you start playing with friends or online, you realize just how much fun it really can be.