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Counter-Strike and Call of Duty are titans in the world of first-person shooters. Both game series are both critically acclaimed and hugely popular with the public. Now the question is, which game is actually better?
With the many games in the Call of Duty series, one could argue that Activision learns from its mistakes and improves over each of the previous games. However, Valve takes its time to develop its game with great dedication, and they've proven over and over again they know exactly what it takes to make a good game.
In order to find out which game is better, we'll compare the game on several points, such as gameplay and weaponry. Be sure to vote on the polls and leave your opinion in the comments!
Counter-Strike is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game that takes place in modern time. It was released November 1st, 2000 for the computer, published by Sierra Entertainment and developed by Valve Corporation. It was the creation of a new series, the Counter-Strike series. Since the creation of the series, many games have been created such as Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source.
Call of Duty is a First Person Shooter that takes place during World War II. It was released on October 29, 2003 for the PC, published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward. It is the first installment in the Call of Duty series, but was not as widely distributed until the release of the game Call of Duty: Classic.
Since its release, Counter-Strike has been praised for its multiplayer. There are three official scenarios (game modes) each with their own teams, objectives, and maps. The Counter-Terrorists are often considered the "good guys" while the Terrorists are the "bad guys". There are three official scenarios in Counter-Strike, Assassination, Hostage rescue and Bomb defusal.
The Multiplayer was revealed to the general public during the Call of Duty XP Event on September 2 and 3, 2011. Attendees were able to experience multiplayer gameplay two months before the game's release.
The core multiplayer gameplay has been likened to a spiritual combination of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 but with several major additions, for example, each Prestige now has 80 levels, new, changed and removed perks, as well as the re-inclusion of Overkill. Classic game modes such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are present, as well as custom game modes.
Counter-Strike features 25 weapons, ranging from a knife and pistols to shotguns and a machine gun. These weapons and equipment can be bought from a store during the beginning of a round, or right after dying. As the player gets more kills, they will receive more money to buy additional items.
In Call of Duty, players can choose one perk from each of the three main tiers and one Death Streak perk for a single class loadout. Three kill streaks can also be chosen, but these are not class-specific. Pro perks are upgraded versions of existing perks that are unlocked by fulfilling certain requirements with the original. All perks have Pro versions and all are unlocked by the Pro IV challenge for that specific perk.
Counter-Strike has about 25 official maps, depending on the specific game. These maps are always focused on two factions, the terrorists and the counter-terrorists, who have to accomplish certain objective, such as disarming a bomb or successfully defending that bomb. The maps are often close-quarter combat with occasional large open areas to play in.
Call of Duty has a wide variety of maps for both long-range and close-quarter encounters. With a wide range of weaponry, the player can equip themselves properly for each map, depending on the game mode as well.