Counter-Strike 1.6 Now Playable on An­droid

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There is no gamer on this planet that has not been in­tro­duced to that sta­ple of first-per­son shoot­ers (FPS), Counter-Strike. It's con­sid­ered as a game that de­fined an era of FPS ti­tles, com­pet­i­tive mul­ti­player, and end­less hours be­ing spent in cy­ber­cafés.

Of the many mods, up­dates and tweaks, the ver­sion that is best re­mem­bered by its fans is the Counter-Strike 1.6 build. To that end, one happy coder (and a Counter-Strike en­thu­si­asts, ob­vi­ously) and app de­vel­oper took it upon him­self to make Counter-Strike 1.6 playable on the An­droid.

Just to be clear, the port of the game isn't a mo­bile-friendly ver­sion made and re­leased by Valve, the game's pub­lisher and de­vel­oper. It is a full PC ver­sion of the game, and it's sim­ply ported over to run on An­droid OS. Due to that, all the con­trols are on screen, which frankly, would make for a rather awk­ward ex­pe­ri­ence.

As it stands, the port still has a few is­sues that need to be ironed out, and re­ports at the time of writ­ing sug­gest that the game still suf­fers from the oc­ca­sional stut­ter, as well as some in­ter­mit­tent lag.

Also, the game isn't of­fi­cially avail­able on Google Play, so in or­der to play it, you'll have to down­load the game via a third­party app called Xash 3D An­droid. It's eas­ily found on GitHub, and can be found through a sim­ple Google search, if you're not quite sure about it. Also, just to play safe, you're go­ing to want to try this on a fairly pow­er­ful An­droid de­vice.

Counter-Strike 1.6 is now playable on An­droid OS.

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