Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.).
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Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason. Nothing beats the tension."
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February 24

Lighting and Shader Improvements

With the introduction of Operation Wildfire and the update of de_nuke, come a number of visual upgrades and features that we think mapmakers and community content creators alike will find useful and exciting. The following is an overview of these features and how they can be enabled in your own maps and content.

http://blog.counter-strike.net/workshop/maps.php#new_features

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About This Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 14 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 will introduce 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."

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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Jibril <ジブリール> the Fl
( 292.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Wooejeuhdhdgshhdeazyyyy
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AsianTurkey
( 71.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
worst game in the history of man kind
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Weenie Hut jr's
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I love this game so far it is so fun LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Glitchy Dusty
( 98.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Got knife - ♥♥♥♥♥ by 4 Counter Terrorists !
100/10
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floaterjr
( 198.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Recommendation
Recommended

Base Game Score
B+

Style
Action

Recommendation Summary
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a action multiplayer FPS. You compete in casual matches, or competetive matches to win the game by killing others, or completing an objective. You must hone your skills with time and practice. Once you get hooked, you rarely leave. The games can be tense, and any move can save the entire game. Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat when the last person alive sneaks up to the enemy team, and takes them all out. The best part of CS:GO is the fact that the person who does that could even be you. This game is highly recommended for all.
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Nenad Bajic
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
CS is very good game...
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Bran Stark
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Pretty Good Valve!
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☭Motherland Bear☭
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
overrated

I only with with friends as an ironic meme
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515 of 569 people (91%) found this review helpful
446 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,329.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
In this game you will do this.

1) Check every profile
2) Report everyone
3) Hate every country
4) Spam 'ez pz' even if you win 16-14
5) Voice_Enable 0
6) Ask to get kicked from competitive game because you lost pistol round
7) Curse everything
8) Play d2 forever
9) 10/10
10) Rush b

-By far the most masterpiece game ever-
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613 of 709 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
669.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
> you see an enemy
> you shoot and miss almost every shot
> enemy turns around
> one taps you
> "Damage given: 99 in 4 hits"

10/10 best game would uninstall again
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292 of 325 people (90%) found this review helpful
191 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,652.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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205 of 224 people (92%) found this review helpful
210 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,104.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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283 of 353 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
318.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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187 of 229 people (82%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
382.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Me: /gets a clutch 1v3
Me: /gets AWP
Kid on my team: Gimme AWP!!!!!! (and other inaudible words/screams)
Me: Negative.

I get teamkilled 5 seconds later.

Best game. 7/11 would play again.
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321 of 439 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,741.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Things I gave to Counter-Strike:
1. Time
2. Love

Things Counter-Strike gave me:

Rage
Hatred of some country!
Broken keyboard
Broken mouse
Server crashes
Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing
Lag
Cheaters
64 tick servers
bad grades
headache from my ♥♥♥♥♥♥ team
cancer
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285 of 395 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,728.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
After playing for nearly 2000 hours, you'd expect I'd be pretty good at this game, but I'm actually bloody awful. A good percentage of the community is too toxic for you to even enjoy playing - and if you get toxic teammates then you've almost definitely lost the game and will probably derank to be surrounded by people who are even more toxic and even less competent.

So why recommend it? It's the best of a worst situation type thing, you see, every game the industry has dropped on us recently has been a down right disappointment so instead of dealing with those games just buy skins. Skins are literally the only reason to play this game :^)

Sometimes the game is fun but that's usually because some ruskis are shouting at eachother instead of shouting at you and you just sit there like "hue ♥♥♥♥ blyat idi nahui silly ruskis :))"
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207 of 315 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
If Valve had focused on banning cheaters rather than giving ordinary people competitive cooldowns,this game wouldn't be such a ♥♥♥♥ing cancer.
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