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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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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S.Curry
( 1,029.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
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LΞGΞND
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
First comp game: VS ALL SMURFS
Thx Gaben
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GirlinThe2000s
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
i love csgo because of the skins and the boys and girls
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ApeX
( 632.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Słaba gra xDD
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Pookkey | NFWS
( 70.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
So i just came back after 2 months of non-counterstrike-playing and thought it was funny... but the more i played it again the more i realized why i stopped playing this game. There is simply way to many russians with high ping, most of them dont even know english and they teamkill like ♥♥♥♥ if you dont do as they say: Even though you dont understand them... If u see this Valve: You problably dont, but if u do plz give the russians their own servers... noone likes joining a full team of russians where u dont understand ♥♥♥♥ and then lose your rank because of them.

I rate this game a 6/10 <3
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w1shiefuriosa
( 2,132.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I've always had a love/hate relationship with this game.

I began playing this game on an older account at the beginning of 2013. I loved the game because I was bad at it and I could enjoy it with my friends and not care if I won or lost.
1 year later I begin to get better at the game and start to care about my rank and I enjoy practicing to get better at the game.
2 years later I am pretty good, I have climbed the ranks and now sit at the "I'm not a ♥♥♥♥ing potato anymore" level.
3 years later and here I am, been to Supreme and now I'm comfortable at DMG and hopefully going to climb the ranks again.
RIGHT NOW I am struggling to decide whether to spend money on a pin or buy Dark Souls because I'm starting to feel that after 2000 hours of CSGO I'm actually a generic trash player and that playing another game might better suit.

I rate this game 10/10 if you enjoy VSing the odd spinbotter or blatant waller and a lot of--very smart--team mates. Also, I really like the fact that the best part of this game is when I get to close it and open Dota 2.

Yours Truly,
Santa.
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ZICAS
( 748.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
My CS:GO review:

MATCHMAKING:
-1 russia in the team = 50%lose with 80% flame
-2-4 russias in the team = 90% lose and flame all the time
-5 full premated germans with 2000hours csgo in the enemyteam = 100% lose and flame
-Full germans in your team = 90%win and 20%flame
-normal team who giving good info and good playing its 90%(but youll find a team like this in 5% of your searched soloqueues).
-hacker premate lobby in the enemy team = 99% lose
-hacker premates in my lobby = 99% win

THIS IS THE TRUTH :D
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Yoo Si-Jin
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
10/10 would r8 again.
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1,140.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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Recommended
2,355.0 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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Recommended
697.8 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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513 of 577 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,666.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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347 of 408 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
391.2 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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419 of 512 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
329.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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464 of 597 people (78%) found this review helpful
517 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,769.1 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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385 of 594 people (65%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
133.9 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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410 of 636 people (64%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
374.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
*Hate Incoming* Community is absolute trash. Period.
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Not Recommended
905.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This review is for casual gamers and not competitive gamers.

As a gamer I recommend games that: are fun to play, help relax the mind, tell great stories, make the player philosophy, and aspire challenge. However, I cannot recommend a game when it creates an enviornment that compromoses these principles and fissures our moral codes.

The Worst of CSGO

  1. CSGO has the worst player community on Steam / Reddit
    - It's really no secret just how bad the CSGO community is; The players can be extremely racist, sexist, abusive, vulgar, and obnoxious. The toxicity can be seen in player profiles with racist/sexist/"meme" usernames, avatars, groups, etc.

    - The Steam discussion section and Reddit page aren't any better; it's best to actually avoid any forums that talk about CSGO.

  2. CSGO is plagued with cheaters, griefers, and smurfs
    - This is also a well known issue that has yet to be addressed by Valve. CSGO's competative is swamped with: cheaters who use scripts and cheat engines; griefers who throw games and harass other players; and smurfs who demoralize new players.

    - As of the date of this review (6/16/2016), the Prime Beta is on going. However, it isn't evident if Prime with solve the issue with cheaters and surely won't solve the issue with griefers and smurfs.

  3. CSGO's ranking system is broken
    - If your in any silver rank, you know exactly what im talking about. Valve recently changed the ranking system in order to reduce the number of "Global Elite" ranked players in competative. Unfortunately, their actions also congested the starting competative ranks of silver, making it extremely difficult to rank out of silver, progress in skill, or enjoy competative with people of your same skill level.

    -compound this issue with the above problems, and you have CSGO matchmaking in a nutshell.

Conclusion

CSGO is an extremely competative game that throws away common decency for the sake of what some can call "fun". If your a casual gamer or someone who is new to video games, avoid this game completely; This game will be completely frustrating and devoid of fun for casual players and drive away new players from the medium of video games.

- For casual players and new players I would recommend: the Battlefield series, Arma series, DOOM, Chivalry, Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod, Sniper Elite series, and / or Overwatch.
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