Counter Strike Portable 1.37c

Grab your gun and play against other users in this portable version of this classic shooter game

  • Category:

    Strategy Games

  • Version:

    1.37c

  • Works under:

    Android 4.0 / Android 3.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 3.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.8 (50)

Counter-Strike Portable for Android is a mobile version of the highly popular Counter-Strike first-person shooter that is so adored by diehard fans.

This game is technically an unlicensed version of that original game, but it is also entirely free, so that is a plus. The game does require a connection to the internet, which makes sense because the game is essentially based on multiplayer. It is possible to play against the computer, but that is no where near as entertaining. It is recommended that WiFi be used for a more stable connection since cell phone internet service can sometimes be patchy.

The game is relatively easy to install, but it takes a bit more effort because of the nature of the software. Players must simply download the APK file of the game, which should then be copied into the phone's storage. It is important that you go the Settings of the phone and click on the Applications menu to select the option that allows apps from unknown sources to be installed, then run the APK file using the Astro File Manager or some related piece of file management software. The software will do the rest, and the app should be successfully installed.

After the installation process, the game is ready to be played. First, you'll be shown all the available game servers that are active online, so you must select which one you would like to join. At first, players will probably want to Autojoin their matches so the game will automatically select a role and a side for the player. Once the player has won some matches and earned some money, other game roles will be unlocked. Players can choose roles like doctor or SWAT member, and that adds a progression element to the combat.

Players that don't have access to WiFi should use the most stable internet connection they can. 3G cellphone service isn't sufficient without lagging constantly, but 4G LTE service is a bit better. It should also be noted that the servers for this portable version of Counter-Strike are centered outside the United States in distant nations like Russia, which can cause connection issues that have nothing to do with internet speed.

One of the best things about this game is that it remains so popular to this day that there will never be any shortage of online opponents. Players from all over the world are constantly battling it out on these servers, so the portable version is a great way to continue playing off the PC. The game requires almost no configuration when it is installed, and the camera system is much more intuitive with a smartphone platform than many players might imagine. The touchscreen controls are also highly intuitive and easy to learn.

Pros

  • Constant Opponents
  • Classic Gameplay
  • Good Touchscreen Controls
  • Smart Camera
  • Little Configuration Required

Cons

  • Unstable On Older Phones
  • Occasional Lagging
  • Lack of Classic Weapons and Maps

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