Counter-Strike System Requirements

Counter-Strike System Requirements - full specs, system checker and the gaming PC setup you need.

Counter-Strike minimum requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
  • File Size: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows XP +

Counter-Strike recommended specs

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Can I Run Counter-Strike?

To play Counter-Strike you will need a minimum CPU equivalent to an Intel Core 2 Duo E7400. Provided that you have at least an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT graphics card you can play the game. Counter-Strike system requirements state that you will need at least 4 GB of RAM. In terms of game file size, you will need at least 4 GB of free disk space available.

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Counter-Strike will run on PC system with Windows XP + and upwards. Additionally it has Mac and Linux versions.

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Counter-Strike Mac OS system requirements (minimum)

  • Memory:4 GB
  • Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  • CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
  • File Size:4 GB
  • OS:OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3

Counter-Strike Linux system requirements (minimum)

  • Memory:4 GB
  • Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
  • CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
  • File Size:4 GB
  • OS:Ubuntu 12.04

Counter-Strike Details

Counter-Strike PC Specs
   Player Count 7,266 Players (Last 24 Hours)
   Review Score 88 / 100
   Download Via Steam
   Developer Valve
   Publisher Valve
   Categories Action FPS
   Counter-Strike Release Date 1st of November 2000
   Counter-Strike PC price today $9.99
What is Counter-Strike?

Play the world's number 1 online action game. Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team's success. Your team's success affects your role.