Counter-Strike Source.... Worth the $19.99???

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#1 Posted by BigWoody (6 posts) -

Hey... it has been quite some time since my last CS match.  I was a huge fan back in the day when this first came out; I played the original CS and CSS as a teen.  I wanted to know if anyone has played the game recently and could give me a heads up as to how the community is now.  Steam achievements seem like a plus (if you're into that kinda thing) and I was looking for a throw back FPS replacement for Black Ops (you know it sucks).  Thank you for any legit response. Cheers

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#2 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

Dude, it's Counter Strike.

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#3 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

...don't you get it for free when you buy HL2?

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#4 Posted by s7evn (1067 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" ...don't you get it for free when you buy HL2? "
I think so, if not wait for a sale where it's $5 or so.
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#5 Posted by BigLemon (1080 posts) -
@BigWoody: Nope.  
Wait for a sale.
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#6 Posted by Mikemcn (8175 posts) -

The community continues to be stupid giant, theres so many different clans and groups that im sure you can find someone to get along with if your the social type, and the mods and game mode variants are endless. Im assuming you've played some counter strike so the learning curve shouldn't bother you too much. Achievements are fun too... i might go play some now.  
Its really a question of whether or not you have the money, I got my copy for 5 bucks on sale. But the game is still worth that 20 bucks I can assure you. 

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#7 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -

I got it for $5

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#8 Posted by Marz (6019 posts) -

Counter Strike is counter strike, it hasn't' really changed.

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#9 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6563 posts) -

personally I think it's worth the money, but Valve literally nukes the prices on all their own games anytime there is a sale. They also do the same for midweek/weekend sales, but those sales are so random you could be waiting forever. So if you don't think $15 more is going to kill you if you don't decide to wait then get it now.

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#10 Posted by Empirepaintball (1466 posts) -

Hell yes. 
I still play, and so do a ton of other people.
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#11 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
@BigLemon said:
" @BigWoody: Nope.    Wait for a sale. "
This. If it was 2003, then I'd say hell yeah.
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#12 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1511 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" Dude, it's Counter Strike. "
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#13 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Like everyone else, wait for a sale. 

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#14 Posted by Knave (663 posts) -

I can give you my old Steam account which has Source, and TF2.

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#15 Posted by pwnasaurus (1298 posts) -

its counter strike the greatest multi player shooter ever. EVER. worth it.

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#16 Edited by Noodles (543 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:

" Dude, it's Counter Strike. "

Also: GunGame.
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#17 Posted by nintendoeats (6222 posts) -

Its almost 1:00 AM and I am about to go play CS right now. Its still the only online shooter I need. Totally worth 20 bones.

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#18 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

yes it is. i say buy counter strike: source and garry's mod. it's $25 for both of them. garry's mod is a half life 2 mod thing. there are different things that you can do in the game, like build stuff with half life 2 objects, roll play, make things. 
yes, counter strike is a good game. i have 67 hours ~ 3 years of playing it. there's a small learning curve to it but once you know it you will be great. there are still a lot of people who play it. there are clans but it's still good. my favorite map are office and de_dust.

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#19 Posted by fwylo (3571 posts) -

Yes no question.

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#20 Posted by Ben_H (3938 posts) -
@Noodles said:
" @ArchScabby said:

" Dude, it's Counter Strike. "

YES Also: GunGame. "
Dude yes.  Until you level up back to the knife and you're screwed unless you buy a level.
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#21 Posted by infininja (871 posts) -

I bought it cheap a few months ago. I never bothered to play it. Meh.

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#22 Posted by imsh_pl (4207 posts) -

CS isn't a game that ages well imho.

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#23 Posted by Mcfart (2021 posts) -

I bought it and DOD Source together for $ 2006.
Wait till it's 50 cents in a sale.

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#24 Edited by fisk0 (6358 posts) -

It's on sale quite regularly, and is often really cheap in retail stores as well (the retail version is activated on Steam anyway, and probably includes HL2 Deathmatch and possibly Portal as well, that's what the TF2 retail release included). It's worth having, but I think $20 is a bit much for such an old multiplayer only game, especially when it's basically only one multiplayer mode you want the game for.

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#25 Posted by fisk0 (6358 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
" No.  CS isn't a game that ages well imho. "
Actually, I think it has aged quite well. CS:S that is, the original CS not as much.
Valve regularly updates the game, not quite as much as TF2, but there was a graphics update in 2010, and there are lots of mods around if you're into that sort of stuff.
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#26 Posted by DAFTPUNK (1307 posts) -

it's only the best fps ever!

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#27 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

Don't pay $20 for it, wait for a Steam deal like others have said. I got it for free with HL2 forever ago.

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