Game overview/synopsis

Street Fighter is a long-running 2D beat ’em up series popularised in the ’90s that still has a dedicated following today.

Two players face-off against one another as they attempt to whittle away each other’s health bar to zero.

There are a host of different playable fighters to choose from, each with their own fighting styles, special moves and super abilities.

The latest game in the series is Street Fighter V.


Blurb

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour.

Street Fighter V is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Through a strategic partnership between Sony and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighter experience offers cross-platform play that unites fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. The path to greatness begins here: Rise up!

Platforms: PC, PS4
Typical game length: 1-2mins
Players: 1v1
Genre: Fighting
Latest game in series: Street Fighter V
Price: Around £20
Publisher: Capcom
Notable tournaments: Evo, ESL One, DreamHack, Capcom Pro Tour, Capcom Cup
Website: http://streetfighter.com/
Popularity: 1.4m+ sales of Street Fighter V, over 35m sales across the series overall
Twitch: 2.8m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: February 2016 (Street Fighter V)
Pegi age rating: 12
Other Pegi info: Violence in a sporting context, mild bad language

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Game Overview / Synopsis

Counter-Strike is the most popular first-person shooter in the competitive video game scene.

Global Offensive is the latest in the long-running series – an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Players play as Terrorists or Counter Terrorists, and must complete objectives while attempting to eliminate the enemy team.

Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round, with money awarded based on their performance. Completing objectives such as planting the bomb, defusing the bomb or killing an enemy earns players money.

A competitive game takes place across 30 rounds, with each round lasting a maximum of 1 minute and 55 seconds. The first team to win 16 rounds wins that specific game. To win an entire match, a team will usually have to win two out of three games, or three out of five games.

Blurb

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched years ago.

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO introduces new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards and more.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3 (CSGO is played competitively on PC)
Typical game length: 15-45mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: Shooter
Price: Around £10-£12
Publisher: Valve
Notable tournaments: ESL Pro League, E-League, MLG Major, ECS, Epicenter, DreamHack, Intel Extreme Masters
Website: http://blog.counter-strike.net/
Popularity: 9.9m unique players as of October 2016
Twitch: 35.2m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2012
Pegi age rating: 18
Other Pegi info: Violence towards defenceless people

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