Counter-Strike 1.6 is a first person shooter video game. It is the first title in the Counter-Strike series of games. In the game, players have the option to be part of a terrorist team or a counter-terrorist team. There is also an option to be a spectator. The aim of the game is to complete missions and challenges while eliminating members of the other team. The teams are given time to equip items and buy equipment before the game begins. Players are given rewards for killing an opponent, rescuing a hostage, planting a bomb, and many more. In-game money can be used to purchase weapons, and upgrade equipment.
After each round, the player can view the scoreboard and see the statistics for each player including the name, death, and kills. Players who are killed off in the game become spectators until the round is done. Players can choose from eight different character models, four for each team.
Counter-Strike 1.6 comes with 25 maps that users can play in the game. In addition, there are also thousands of other maps that are created by players and are available for download from the Internet. Some of the missions that players must successfully finish include protecting VIPs, infiltrating locations and rescuing hostages, eliminate the counter-terrorists, and many more.