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.).
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (303,103 reviews)
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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November 12

Operation Vanguard is now live

This operation features unlimited free access to a collection of six top-rated community maps, and introduces Campaigns – a new and rewarding way to play CS:GO. Forge your own path through a series of missions, earning extra Operation Vanguard Cases or weapon drops as a reward.

With your Access Pass, you can complete two missions per week in the two Campaigns included with the pass. If that’s not enough, you can take on optional Campaigns that will allow you to complete additional weekly missions and will send you farther across the globe. Complete a sequence of missions within a Campaign to earn Challenge Stars and upgrade your Operation Vanguard Challenge Coin!

In addition to campaigns, you’ll get a Competitive Scorecard to track key stats from all of your play in official competitive matches on Vanguard and Active Duty maps throughout the operation. Check out the Friends Leaderboard, and find out how you stack up against your friends.

Arms Race Update

Arms Race gets an overhaul with new rules and three maps previously restricted to Demolition mode. Will you charge through the weapon progression, or focus on taking down the enemy team’s leader? Check out this Arms Race Guide for all the info on the Arms Race update.

All this and more (including a new map in Demolition mode!) in today’s update, so what are you waiting for? Your Operation begins now!

See detailed update notes here.

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November 3

New Workshop Publishing Process

To All Workshop Submitters,

We've recently updated the workshop submission tools for CS:GO, and as a result the process for generating a new (or modifying an old) submission has changed.

If you are updating a prior submission or generating a new submission:

1) Launch CS:GO
2) Open the console
3) type 'workshop_publish' and press enter.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

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Purchase the Operation Vanguard Access Pass in game to gain access to the following features:

  • A personal Operation Journal to track your Campaign progress
  • 44 New Campaign Missions
  • Operation Case Drops
  • Upgradable Operation Challenge Coin

Offer ends February 10th

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
16,198 of 18,147 people (89%) found this review helpful
530.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a fuc**** noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshoted by someone - "Owned!!" and get teabagged
Kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
Get killed by someone with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
Get teamkilled by someone - "Get out of the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a fuc**** idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a fuc**** coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you fuc**** idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Someone dies - The deceased one starts to rage
Your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
Your team is losing 10-2 - Someone rages quit
Go to the balcony in Italy - "You fuc**** hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you fuc**** serious!?"
Warm up - Everybody tries to spawn kill
Score is 5-1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
Score is 1-5 againts you - "This is a CT map!"
Lose the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
Your team is loosinh and you are in last - Someone vote kicks you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Yout team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

10/10
Best rage simulator out there!
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4,295 of 4,792 people (90%) found this review helpful
71.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Bought this game, played online, learned fluent russian 2 weeks later.
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1,128 of 1,241 people (91%) found this review helpful
370.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Got A+ on my Russian exam.
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3,239 of 3,660 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,644.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I didn't know how many 12 year olds ♥♥♥♥ed my mum until this game opened my eyes.
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3,877 of 4,398 people (88%) found this review helpful
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
DIGITAL KNIVES ACTUALLY COST MORE THAN REAL KNIVES

10/10 GOODJOB VALVE
WOULD BUY AGAIN
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2,883 of 3,311 people (87%) found this review helpful
733.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Knife in real life: 10$
Knife in game: 400$

10/10
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919 of 1,034 people (89%) found this review helpful
317.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is like masturbating. Feels good doing it but later you regret it. And then you keep on doing it.
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1,210 of 1,415 people (86%) found this review helpful
488.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
How to get an expensive knife:
Step 1: You don't.

Hope this helps!
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635 of 730 people (87%) found this review helpful
109.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game has the best Chicken AI of gaming history.
10/10 would knife those chickens again.
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1,048 of 1,234 people (85%) found this review helpful
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
the book is better
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583 of 673 people (87%) found this review helpful
90.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
competitive
4 wild russians appear
♥♥♥♥ BLYAT
GeT_KiCkEd for not being russian
5/5
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566 of 655 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Bought this game for the storyline 10/10
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422 of 488 people (86%) found this review helpful
875.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Great way to lose all confidence you had in yourself and the confidence in your team, whilst being called a Noob in more languages then you will understand, and be laughed at because you still run default skins.

10/10 Would recommend to family and friends
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553 of 653 people (85%) found this review helpful
267.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
If you have friends, this is a great game to play with them.
If you don't have any friends, this is a great game to play alone.
If you don't have the game to play, get money for it.
If you don't have the money for it, get a job.
If you don't have a job, rob a bank.
If you get arrested robbing the bank, at least you tried.
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2,564 of 3,167 people (81%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshoted by someone - "Owned!!" and get teabagged
Kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
Get killed by someone with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
Get teamkilled by someone - "Get out of the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Someone dies - The deceased one starts to rage
Your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
Your team is losing 10-2 - Someone rages quit
Go to the balcony in Italy - "You ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious!?"
Warm up - Everybody tries to spawn kill
Score is 5-1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
Score is 1-5 againts you - "This is a CT map!"
Lose the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
Your team is loosing and you are in last - Someone vote to kick you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Your team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

The RAGE Simulator is REAL

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862 of 1,047 people (82%) found this review helpful
263.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
"It's like Skyrim with more chickens" -IGN
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1,913 of 2,371 people (81%) found this review helpful
717.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshoted by someone - "Owned!!" and get teabagged
Kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
Get killed by someone with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
Get teamkilled by someone - "Get out of the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Someone dies - The deceased one starts to rage
Your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
Your team is losing 10-2 - Someone rages quit
Go to the balcony in Italy - "You ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious!?"
Warm up - Everybody tries to spawn kill
Score is 5-1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
Score is 1-5 againts you - "This is a CT map!"
Lose the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
Your team is loosing and you are in last - Someone vote to kick you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Your team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

The RAGE Simulator is REAL
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367 of 426 people (86%) found this review helpful
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
If This game was a potato it would be a good potato.
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706 of 854 people (83%) found this review helpful
366.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
SAID THAT I AM FROM RUSSIA
@
GOT AN INSTAKICK

11/10 BEST COMMUNITY OUT OF THERE! WOULD PLAY AGAIN!
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610 of 734 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
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Click for Gameplay Trailer - Review
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Graphics:
+ better maps and models
+ more details
+ good fire effects
- smooth animations

Control:
+ perfect shooter controls
+ new clear purchase menu
+ good mini map
+ always visible team status

Level Design:
+ even improved design
+ successful new maps

Sound:
+ good location on the opponent crotch and shot noise
+ familiar and quickly recognizable weapon sounds

Others:
+ game design always adrenalin impulsive
+ highly exciting and challenging destruction matches
+ weapons require different handling
+ long term motivation

CS: GO unfolds exactly the same suction as the old parts, even if you look at, first of all needs to change in the not unimportant matters than someone who just fresh change from the first Counter-Strike or source. But one has once dared to Dust, Italy or Train and completed a few rounds, you do not want to just stop. Besides, one gets to a server in which the opposing team is so dominant that you can also catch up without weapons in the fight. But hey, then you simply just change the server, as simple as that.

Both of these tiers feature several maps--original CS maps like de_dust are reproduced here and still going strong, mixed in with entirely new maps--and each map is tied to one of two game types.
In Defusal, one team (the Terrorists) must plant a bomb at a critical site and defend it until it explodes, while the other team (the Counter-Terrorists) must try to either prevent them from planting it or defuse it before it goes off. The other game type, Hostage Rescue, turns the tables.
Here, the Terrorists have taken a group of AI hostages that they must protect until time runs out, while the CTs must assault their location and free the hostages.

Pieces of Counter-Strike formula are dated at this point, but the excellent heart and soul of the Global Offensive is timeless. Teams are small weapons are deadly, and rounds are short.
There is an addictive just-one-more-round quality to it, as there is to do better than last time, to earn a satisfying kill, or to win in a new way, a constant desire. Call of Duty and Battlefield veterans will wonder why they can not escape even by enemy fire or look down the iron sights to aim to improve; Counter-Strike players will feel like they walked into their renovated home.

Arms Race and Demolition - that make for a more agreeable introduction. They're derived from Gun Game, which you may remember from Call of Duty: Black Ops' Wager Match options but which began life as a Counter-Strike modification, and the basic idea is that every time you kill someone you get a new weapon.
In Arms Race, it's technically team deathmatch but really it's a free-for-all where only half the guys in the game are shooting at you, and you have to work your way through rifles, shotguns, pistols and sniping all the way up to a golden knife.
Demolition, It's a mash-up of the core Counter-Strike bomb-defusal objective variant with Gun Game-inspired rules, tweaked so that you get a new weapon after each round in which you register a kill (rather than immediately every time you drop someone) and so that weapons get progressively weaker - starting with, say, an M4A4 assault rifle and moving toward weaker pistols and manual-reload shotguns.

The graphics in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are in a realistic style. They show an Italian village, Middle Eastern villages, an office, and other locations, as well as weapons, player and weapon skins, some of which. In bright neon colors like pink or blue The sounds in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are tracks that players make while running and while walking or squatting; shots; and the voices of the characters, things like "throwing a flashbang" and "smoke to throw." The music in Counter-Strike say: Global Offensive is orchestral in style and changes dynamically on what based within the game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a reminder that quality can be permanent rather than fleeting, and the new additions give us new reasons to take interest. If you're into shooters, team-based gameplay, or just classic games that are updated well, you won't do better than CS:GO.
Counter Strike is timeless, CS:GO is a a reconnect with a classic FPS.

Score: 82 / 100


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