Half-Life: Counter-Strike is the ultimate multiplayer gaming experience, combining all the elements of the Half-Life online universe with new single and multiplayer content. At the heart of this package is Counter-Strike, the number one played online action game built as an add-on for Half-Life, the PC CD-ROM named Game of the Year by over 50 publications worldwide.
Counter-Strike is team-based, and casts players in the role of terrorist or counter-terrorist. Each team has access to different ammunition and equipment, and each player has unique attributes and the ability to upgrade their gear as they successfully complete each mission. A growing number of missions are available, each having specific goals, such as rescuing a hostage or eliminating key enemy structures.
Since it's initial Beta release in Fall 1999, Counter-Strike has taken multiplayer gaming by storm to become the number one played online action game – surpassing all commercial and non-commercial titles in its class! Now Counter-Strike is being offered in this incredible stand-alone package that also contains a wealth of new content. In addition to Counter-Strike, the entire Half-Life online experience is available within this package:
* Half-Life Multiplayer — All of the popular maps and gameplay from the original saga are collected in Counter-Strike. Return to the online chaos that made Half-Life an instant classic and action legend.
* Team Fortress Classic — This online action game features a wide array of character classes – from Medic to Spy to Demolition Man – enlisted in a unique style of online team warfare. TFC has been downloaded by millions of people, becoming one of the most popular online action games of all time.
* Half-Life: Opposing Force Multiplayer — All of the online action from the official Half-Life expansion is available here, plus new content such as OpFor CTF. In Opposing Force, players compete in new areas of the Black Mesa Research Facility and experience a robust collection of fresh multiplayer content, including new weapons, player characters, and multiplayer maps.