Iconic shooter Counter-Strike now available to play for FREE in your web browser

GAMERS can now play Counter-Strike in a web browser – without having to install any other programs.

Better still, the game is completely free to play and you don't have to register.

Usually, playing Counter-Strike would require downloading Steam.

But the classic shooter is now available to play free of charge in a web browser.

You can access the game here:

  • Play here

The original Counter-Strike came out in 2000, and instantly became a hit.

But it's now commonly referred to as Counter-Strike 1.6, marking it from later games in the franchise.

That's because 1.6 was the final software version of the game.

It acquired cult fame as one of the earliest and most advanced online multiplayer first-person shooters.

The game has classic maps that long-time Counter-Strike fans will remember fondly.

These include de_dust and de_dust2, as well as the iconic cs_assault.

Counter-Strike games – a brief history

Here's when various Counter-Strike games came out…

  • 2000 – Counter-Strike
  • 2004 – Counter-Strike Condition Zero
  • 2004 – Counter-Strike Source
  • 2004 – Counter-Strike Neo
  • 2007 – Counter-Strike Online
  • 2012 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • 2013 – Counter-Strike Online 2
  • 2014 – Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

Counter-Strike is very old, so the graphics are rubbish by today's standards.

But it's not bad for a free, browser-based game.

There are European and US servers available, as well as others dotted around the globe.

You can also rent your own server to play with pals.

Players take up the role of terrorist militants or government forces, and battle in objective-based or deathmatch-style games.

Gamers can choose from an array of real-world weapons and accessories, and earn virtual cash to buy upgrades.

In other news, check out these cool PS5 concept renders.

Gamers across the globe can now play Google Stadia for free.

And, the PS5 and Xbox Series X could cost a hefty £500 at launch.

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