3 Games similar to Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) was one of the most popular PC games in the world in 2019, listed down as having as many as 777,724 players online in a single week according to the Steam Charts and having been the 7th most watched game in 2019 on Twitch. As it is so popular many people who play games want to find similar games but are just that bit different that they may like the new game even more.

This is a compiled list of games that are similar to Counter-Strike 2 which includes an image, description and some pros and cons.

About Counter-Strike 2

CS2 is a first person shooter game originally developed developed by Hidden Path Entertainment but now is both developed and published by Valve. It was released in 2012 as a sequel to previous Counter-Strike titles including Counter-Strike Source and Counter-Strike 1.6 which boosted its player population on launch.

Players are placed on one of two team to fight with each other using weapons and grenades. The team that wins is selected by having players alive at the end of the round or by completing a set objective.

Weapons are customizable with cosmetic skins which can be obtained for free in the game, purchased on the Steam marketplace or received by opening weapon crates in the game for US$2.50.

1. Magic: The Gathering Arena

Magic: The Gathering is a collectable card game that was released on August 1993. In 2019 a new release hit the market rivaling similar games taking it to an entirely new level.

Players create a deck using the same cards available in physical stores. It is said that a player is able to play this game entirely for free, getting their deck through completing missions such as playing a certain amount of spell cards.

Use those cards to create powerful spells, summon unique monsters and attack the opposing player or bot.


  • Multiplayer
  • New Player Friendly
  • Free to Play


  • Can be expensive for good decks
  • No Team Members


2. War Thunder

Instead of being a human stuck on the ground where your height limit is as high as you can jump, try being a plane in War Thunder. You will be able to saw through sky, shooting down enemy plays from the past up to and including some jets.

Many of the 80 battlefields are replications of the past battles in history. With options in the settings for low end and extremely high end computers to make the game as beautiful as you like.

Updates to the game have added in tanks and warships into the game. Letting you now take on the sea and land in addition to the skies with over 15,000 vehicle models inside the game.


  • Tons of Planes
  • Multiple Game Modes
  • Free to Play


  • Some planes locked behind a paywall
  • Some people don’t like the grind


3. World of Tanks

Work with your team on large battlefields take out enemy tanks and capture strategic points in World of Tanks. You won’t be blowing up any bomb sites like in CS2 but instead blowing up the players as they control tanks themselves.

Work with your team on large scale maps taking objectives and taking out the enemy just like in Counter-Strike 2.


  • Free to Play
  • Great Gameplay


  • Bots are a problem

If you know of a similar game that you would recommend to other players leave a comment below so others can check it out.

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