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Counter-Strike was ported to Xbox by Ritual Entertainment in 2003. This is the only GoldSrc game ported to the platform.
Intense Xbox Live multiplayer action
- Battle real players throughout the world with Xbox Live, 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.
- EDTV (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 Xbox Live.