The History of Counter Strike-InfoGraphic-Gamunation

Note: Reading this will give you some major feels!

It’s been a long time since Gordon Freeman’s first train ride through Black Mesa in Half Life 1. Some of you may be too young to remember but it is, nevertheless, a unique piece of gaming history.

It paved the way for the evolution of FPS and brought gamers together over a common cause. What once seemed like a perfectly scripted, single-player goodness, quickly spun off into one of the most played video games of all time. We now play its latest rendition (CS:GO) for hours and sometimes without even blinking.

But what made Counter Strike what it is today?

Simple. Its community.

Players played during the day and programmed during the night. As a matter of fact, it took 17 beta versions for Counter Strike to become alive as an independent entity. That was in 1999. Eighteen years later and here we are: professional players are rock stars 2.0 and millions of people are playing and watching CS:GO

As an avid gamer, there are some things you just have to know. One of those is the history of Counter Strike. Check out the infographic below and travel once again through the 18 year development history of one of our most favorite games.


History of Counter Strike - Infographic