Ten fun facts about Counter-Strike

Fact 1
It was initially developed and released as a Half-Life modification.

Fact 2
The game later spawned a franchise, and is the first installment in the Counter-Strike series.

Fact 3
Set in various locations around the globe, players assume the roles of members of combating teams that include counter-terrorists and terrorists.

Fact 4
During each independent match, the two teams of five players are tasked with defeating the other by the means of either achieving the map's objectives, or else killing the enemy combatants.

Fact 5
Each player may customize their arsenal of weapons and accessories at the beginning of every match, with the currency earned through each map reset, killing other players and achieving objectives.

Fact 6
The game was the most played Half-Life modification in terms of players, according to GameSpy in 2008.

Fact 7
As of August 2011, the Counter-Strike franchise has sold over 25 million units.

Fact 8
Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators. Each team attempts to complete their mission objective and/or eliminate the opposing team. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously.

Fact 9
Players are generally given a few seconds before the round begins (known as "freeze time") to prepare and buy equipment, during which they generally cannot attack or move.

Fact 10
Standard monetary bonuses are awarded for winning a round, losing a round, killing an enemy, being the first to instruct a hostage to follow, rescuing a hostage or planting (Terrorist) /defusing (Counter Terrorist) the bomb (C4)in the bomb site.

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