Counter-Strike™, the world’s most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox® and Xbox Live™.
Challenge other players in intense team-based multiplayer action in two thrilling game types (Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue) via XboxLive or System Link. Get ready for the most graphically advanced version of the series to date: Counter-Strike for Xbox.
“This stands to become thedefinitive team game on the Xbox. It's definitely a hell of a good reason to finally break down and nab yourself an XboxLive subscription”
Intense Xbox Live multiplayer action.
- Battle real players throughout the world with XboxLive, while strategizing and communicating with up to 16 players via the Xbox Live Communicator headset.
- Select games with equal-caliber opponents, using the unique player-ranking system.
- Use your Xbox as a customizable, dedicated server to host multiplayer games. Customize a multitude of gameplay options including timing, map type, weapons, number of rounds, etc.
- With Xbox Live Aware, play a single-player offline game and be notified when you’re invited to join a multiplayer game.
- Check to see who is the very best via the real-time leader boards.
Single-player and multiplayer cooperative play.
- Play against unique Counter-Strike A.I. opponents (‘bots) that offer a wide-variety of challenging gameplay modes, including multiplayer cooperative game types.
- Form cooperative teams on Xbox Live or System Link and challenge an all- or partial-A.I. ‘bot team.
Exclusive new content and game enhancements.
- Enjoy 16+ graphically enhanced multiplayer maps and a total of 12 visually improved team characters.
- Check out the Xbox-exclusive content, including seven exclusive new multiplayer maps, one counter-terrorist team, one terrorist team, and 20 character skin variants.
- Play the best and most popular classic “Counter-Strike” maps, including community favorite “Dust.”
Exclusive visual and audio enhancements.
- Literally see your character’s vision adjust to changes in lighting with all-new dynamic vision adjustments.
- Lose your audible senses temporarily you get too close to an explosion.
Intense and immersive game experience.
- Dolby Digital 5.1 in-game sound.
- HDTV (480p).
Real-life weapons and gadgets.
- Choose from more than 20 real-life weapons, including shotguns, sniper rifles, pistols, and other military artillery.
- Newcomers to the franchise, learn the nuances of the award-winning gameplay through an in-game tutorial training system.
- Experience Counter-Strike gamers, play at your own pace and master it in no time.
- Keep an eye out for new maps are planned for download on XboxLive.