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Back Alley (cs_backalley) is an official hostage rescue map in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike Online.


Back Alley takes place in a Terrorist stronghold with many small alleys. This map has many sites which are very suitable for close-quarter combat.

Official description[]

  • Counter-Terrorists: Infiltrate Terrorist stronghold and escort the hostages to the rescue zone. Take out the Terrorists without jeopardizing the hostages.
  • Terrorists: Eliminate the Counter-Terrorist force before they rescue any hostages.
  • Background: There are 4 hostages in the mission.


  • This map was firstly released in Counter-Strike BETA 5.0 on December 23, 1999.
  • Dog and cat sounds can be heard in this map.