CS 1.6 was released in 2003 (officially), some people think that today it’s not worth play today!
Others think it’s a dead game. But in this blog post, I will totally show how wrong they are, and why it still one of the best and most played games online!
if you’re not sure yet, just keep reading! I will show 7 different reasons to download the game and join the CS 1.6 crew!
1. Low game requirements
While some of today’s game requires that beast gaming computer, CS 1.6 the best action game in history don’t!
Some of today game needs a very powerful computer to un into it! let’s take for example Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, that game requires 8GB of ram, 4.0 GHz i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX970 Video card!
And it’s not the only one! Shadow of the Tomb Raider needs a 16GB ram, a GTX 1060 video card and an i7 processor!
Not only these! There are just many different games that require the same or even more! Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Crysis 3, GTA V…
The fact is, not everyone can afford such a computer! I personally can’t! And I think that the majority can’t as well!
You don’t have to worry about it! We still can get the same fun as much as any of these computer’s owners!
Gameplay count! in the other hand, I don’t think that game graphics is the main or the top factor of a game, and if you’re a gamer/ an experienced player, you already know it!
Counter-Strike 1.6 is one of the best and played games today doesn’t need any of these huge numbers! In fact, you can play it with your Grandma computer (no kidding)!
With only 256MB of RAM, a setup file of 186MB and 32MB Video Card you can play it! Sounds crazy, right?
Not only these, but you also don’t need any gaming mouse or keyboard, just a normal mouse, monitor with a keyboard will do the job!
In this current moment, I’m writing this post using a shared 3G mobile network from my smartphone, that’s a very bad internet connection for those who don’t know about!
Many of you don’t have a bad internet connection like this. But, on the other hand, I know that not everyone does have that good network connection to play online peacefully!
A lot of players suffer from bad internet! Some of them get even kicked or banned from their favourites game servers! Even if others don’t, it still just a big suffer!
Do you get 200-300 ping there? Do you get a huge lag? No worries, you can play online, without getting kicked/banned or even getting lag!
CS 1.6 doesn’t need that good connection, you just need to have a regular one, even with 200+ ping, you still can play!
2. Free to Download/Free to Play
Most of the games are paid! some have a price of 200$+!
But, there still free ones as so many as the paid ones! Sadly, not the same. Most of the free games are as bad as they can’t be paid one!
How about the cracked ones? you can play almost any game cracked, but not online! Offline cracked games are available, but you will miss all the fun!
Playing online with the other players in the real fun! Getting friends, sharing jokes, and get connected with each other!
I’m living in Tunisia, and here we can’t pay internationally (that’s really bad, I know). And most of the players, can’t or refuse to pay for a game!
No worries! You can still play and get connected with a lot of players totally for free! You can download CS 1.6 no steam totally for free (1 Click to download)! and it’s a gift because if it was paid, it worth just a lot!
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3. The number of players
Many bloggers and YouTubers today says that Counter-Strike 1.6 is a dead game. And I want to bring them to the judgment! Justice!
I will show how wrong they are, not by no sense talk as they do, but the numbers! Official numbers are the only fact!
11,559 of current players, that’s the number of the players that are playing at the current moment of time!
But, not all players play at the same time! Logic, no? some play in the morning, others in the evening, and it totally depends on a player to another!
Not just that! It’s an international game. And countries do have different time zones. That means that when it’s night in my country, it’s a day on yours, which make us on 24 hours of the total playing time of it!
I will take the current number as an average (it can be more!). And let’s estimate that players play an average of 2 hours a day, that leads to a total number of 12 x 12,000 = 144,000!
144K Steam players! That’s just a really big number! Surprised? It’s just a beginning!
The fact is, 80% of CS 1.6 players use the free no steam game client, you can check yourself, just join any CS 1.6 server!
That leaves us with a total CS 1.6 players number of 5 x Steam Players numbers. (20% Steam + 4 x 20% of no steam players)!
A simple using of the calculator and you can find a total of 720K of Counter-Strike 1.6 players today!
That the minimum number (it’s just a lot more!)
That’s one of the biggest numbers! If you don’t think that, let’s just compare it to other popular games! Let the number talks!
Half-Life with a number of 500+- current players, a total of Steam & no steam should be around 30K players
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 (TF2), with a total number of 62K of players, but TF2 is a free Steam game (there’s not a no steam version), so that’s the final number, which leads to a total of 62K of players!
Counter-Strike Source, another CS, released after the CS 1.6 and have 30% total number of players (same calculation as CS 1.6)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Another popular game, and a total number of 2K! that’s a 15% of CS 1.6 Players!
The Difference between numbers
As you can see, the difference between numbers is big as it’s shown and you should know that numbers can be just more even higher!
If any of you still think that’s a dead game or he wants to play and won’t find players, I will just say that he’s wrong!
Counter-Strike has been and is one of the top games of the world, and there are many different CS 1.6 communities from all around the world!
If you’re searching for a good CS 1.6 community to play in, check our list of servers
Anyway, I think it’s obvious for you now as a reader that CS 1.6 is not dead and won’t be soon as many say! You can check numbers yourself!
So, download the game & join the crew now!
4. The diversity of the game
Counter-Strike 1.6 was based on very simple modes!
Terror! That’s the base of the game, two teams. Terrorists try to make a terror act, while the Counter-Terrorists try to prevent it!
The basic modes of the game
In this mode, Terrorists tries to plant a bomb on one of 2 bombsites (usually A & B).
While the Counter-Terrorists should prevent it, by securing the bomb sites at the beginning of the round and defusing it if it’s planted!
This mode is based on Hostages! While Terrorists tries to take and keep them, The Counter-Terrorists tries to rescue them out. The game ends by the round end or all CTs dead!
A VIP member tries to escape his assassination! While Terrorists plans to take him down, the Counter-Terrorists job is to protect him and transport him to a safe zone to escape!
The other modes!
If you played CS 1.6 before Offline (with bots or on LAN) or in some classic server, you might think that these are the only available modes of the game.
The fact is, there’s an infinite number of modes! Some are very popular, unlike others.
Using addons, anyone nowadays can create his custom modification to the game, like a new mode or a modification to one of the classic ones!
Zombie Plague is one of the most popular modes in CS 1.6 servers!
It’s different from a server to another since everyone can create & modify it in his own way.
But, the concept of the game is always the same. Based on the zombies’ attack, the round starts with an infected zombie that he should infect all the other players (Humans)!
The game ends with the killing of all of the zombies or by killing the last survived human, if none of both happens, no one wins!
If you like creativity or building, this mode should fit you well!
Base Builder is also based on zombies attack! But, in a different way. Two teams, Zombies & Builders!
The round start by the building time, it’s a very limited time (usually 2 minutes) on which builders need to build a base from available blocks from all around the map and hide it from zombies! Which they will be released with the end of the Building time!
After the release of the zombies, builders have a very limited time to get to their bases and hide into it! While zombies need to get into the base and kill the builder before they die with builders guns!
It’s a very nice mode to play, not very simple, but really funny!
Escape as it says! Humans start running first and Zombies should go after them, there’s no place to hide, they only can save themselves by getting to the rescue zone (Helicopter, Train…)
The idea of this mode is quite simple, just run! Humans can use a limited amount of grenades and guns to hold the Zombies back.
It’s a tactical mode and it’s another one worth to try!
5. Game Style
Are you an old player or gamer? You should remember all the fun of the old school games! Nintendo, Game-Boy…
And that’s what I do actually like in Counter-Strike 1.6! It brings all the fun of the old games! Using a modern way, it’s one of the rare games that still use the original way.
The second point, the reason for admiring this game, simplicity! Simplicity is a beauty!
It’s not really necessary to make a game complicated to be funny. Making it simple should do the work! Just look around, the majority of popular and successful games or even companies are always very simple!
That doesn’t mean to be an empty or boring one! CS 1.6 one of the top funny games that you can play day over the day without getting bored! But why?
That actually brings us to a new point! Competition, it’s in everyone blood, male or female. And I can say it’s the soul of the action games. Well, Counter-Strike 1.6 contains a lot of it! More competition, more fun!
Apart from all of these, CS 1.6 is being one of the best tactical games worldwide! It’s a mind game! And the power of this mind game is not about solving some kind of problems, but even better!
CS needs you to think, as the real game between COPs and Criminals. You need to think to overcome your competitor way of thinking, and that brings the real taste of winning!
6. The age of the game
Counter-Strike 1.6 has been released in 2003 (Officially)! And that makes it a game with a very long history! (One of the longest actually)
Passing threw a big number of updates, CS 1.6 has been changed and bug fixed almost more than any other game!
Experience makes a big value to any company or product. Just look around and check one of the games or even real popular and professional products, that you prefer and use over many others!
The more aged an active product is the more stable and better you will find it. That actually goes well with CS 1.6!
And doesn’t go actually to all other old games and products. The special part in Counter-Strike that’s an active as well as old. Because an old dead product (game) doesn’t really count!
What goes well to the game, goes well to CS 1.6 players!
You don’t want to play in a game full of newbies, do you?! Well, sadly that’s the fact in the majority of new games! Everyone trying to learn, practising around.
The fact is, new games take a few years to make a good and stable number of professional players. And I can assure that no one likes these few years!
Counter-Strike is 20+ years old, and some players have been playing for over 10 years! So, if you want to find and play a competitive game, you really gonna find good competitors!
One more benefit goes for you! The tutorials, guides, videos and any other source of information. Humans being are naturally helpful and in CS 1.6 it’s an advantage that you can find anything online!
Problems solutions, beginners tutorials, tricks, guides, more and more…! There are thousands of resources out there that can help you solve any of your problem about the game or to learn anything new about it!
Counter-Strike 1.6 player numbers decreased, that’s a fact! But, no one can say that the game is dead or will be soon. That’s the truth!
What are you waiting for? Download CS 1.6 now totally for Free & join the players!