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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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HalloIchBinNicolassyDuSchönheit
( 246.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Thanks for ruining and taking over my life and turning me into a salty pretzel.

But at the same time you changed it for the better because I got a great clan with the best group of friends and that's the only reason I'm giving this review a thumbs up.

You gave me friends, but rekt my patience and mellow flow of life.

FUQ and thank you at the same time CS:GO

Dank 4 Evar
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Grinner CSGORage.com
( 559.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It's a good game. It has a large emphasis on skill and high skill ceilling. Also, nice skins.
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Bahox
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Oyn güzelde silah yok be krdş
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Muffin
( 244.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND BUY THIS GAME NOW!!!!
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Mr. Ruthless
( 931.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great game very fun easy to play
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ShortyMcShortShorts
( 528.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Best Competitive shooter out their plain and simple. It's now half off thanks to the summer sal so jump on that.
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✪nkay
( 713.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
GR8 GAME!!!!
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JoKeR
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
fun game with friends
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1,134.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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2,353.7 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
693.7 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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500 of 563 people (89%) found this review helpful
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1,664.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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334 of 394 people (85%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
389.6 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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408 of 499 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
328.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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449 of 581 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,766.3 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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Recommended
1,728.4 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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Not Recommended
130.5 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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