Such is the phenomenal popularity of Wordle that “Wordle but that’s X” is now a mini-genre of its own: Wordle but with math, Wordle but with countries, Wordle but it’s a dungeon crawler. Now in some gaming ouroboros, it’s Wordle, but with Steam’s most popular game, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Like.
CS: GIRDLE that’s the name, skin guessing is a game. For those unfamiliar with the weapon economy in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, there is a huge variety of weapon skins in the game, each with its own condition, rarity, and fluctuating price. Created by Holllalele, the CS: GOrdle game sets six criteria – category, weapon, coloration, price, rarity, condition – and gives you eight attempts to guess which weapon is today’s daily.
As with Wordle, you get feedback in the form of little boxes (nice touch) that turn green when you’ve correctly entered a category and, unlike Wordle, indicate whether you should aim higher or lower in some categories. . There’s also a free-to-play option if you’re not bothered by the daily limit, and you can see it all in action with the lovely music below.
To be honest, I’m terrible at CS: Gradle, but to be honest with myself, I’m pretty terrible at CS: GO as well. “Currently, you can only guess weapon skins,” Hollalele writes. “I also had knives for a while, but IMO too many knives for this to be a lot of fun.”
The creator says they will add a hint button that includes a category, and will also work on better presenting some of the information. But for some fun Counter-Strike CS-style entertainment: GOrdle is definitely the way to go.
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