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Free Counter-Strike Alternatives

The best free alternative to Counter-Strike is Unreal Tournament, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Counter-Strike and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Counter-Strike are AssaultCube, Urban Terror, Cube 2: Sauerbraten and AssaultCube Reloaded.

Counter-Strike alternatives are mainly First-Person Shooters but may also be Open World Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Counter-Strike.
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    Unreal Tournament (Series)

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    Unreal is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by Epic Games.

    Represent entire series of Unreal Tournament games.
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    Unreal Tournament vs Counter-Strike opinions
    Most users think Unreal Tournament is a great alternative to Counter-Strike.

    Counter-Strike is a tactical online shooter. UT is a fast paced arena shooter. Completely different gameplay styles.

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    AssaultCube

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    AssaultCube is a free, multiplayer, first-person shooter game, based on the CUBE engine.

    Discontinued

    No more updates since Nov 2013 : http://assault.cubers.net/ (like Alien Arena, also noticed discontinued)

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    Most users think AssaultCube is a great alternative to Counter-Strike.

    it's like csgo (NOT the "de" mode) but it's f-p (fast-paced) and soooooooo cool

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    cool game + freesoftware

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    Urban Terror

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    Urban Terror started as a realism based "total conversion" mod for Quake III Arena.

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    Most users think Urban Terror is a great alternative to Counter-Strike.
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    Really nice and good game ! It should be more popular...

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    Cube 2: Sauerbraten

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    Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.

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    Some users think Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a great alternative to Counter-Strike, some don't.
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    AssaultCube Reloaded

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    A free-and-open-source first-person-shooter aimed at improving the classic game, AssaultCube!

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    Most users think AssaultCube Reloaded is a great alternative to Counter-Strike.


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    Krunker.io

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    • Online

    Krunker.io is a free io Multiplayer First Person Shooter. No Download browser FPS! Free!

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    Alien Arena

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    Alien Arena is a free and opensource first-person shooter game that combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to Quake , Doom and .

    Discontinued

    The last update was released on September 6th, 2013.

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    CrossFire

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    Cross Fire is a free online first-person shooter featuring persistent rankings and five game modes – including the exclusive stealth-action Ghost Mode.

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    Digital Paint: Paintball 2

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    Digital Paint: Paintball 2 is a Paintball game that started out as a mod for quake 2 but then took on a life of its own as an open source fps game with a global player and clan management system.

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  10. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free multiplayer first-person shooter. Set during World War II and heavily focused on team work, it was initially released in 2003 by Splash Damage and id Software.

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    rattbag

    Fantastic predecessor to CS, kept alive by the community. The class based combat keeps the game fresh.

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