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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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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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
    • 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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Majora
830.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
My review of this terrible, terrible game. That I love....

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. BUY SOMETHING ELSE. THIS GAME IS LITERAL AIDS NOW. When I first got the game, and played it, it was great. But now, my opinion has changed. It seems the only way to play matchmaking now adays is to do voice_enable 0, or full queue completely with people you know aren't toxic. I've deranked to help out a buddy of mine that was unranked, I tried to get him to atleast silver elite master, that way it'd be easier for him to get up to nova. Though, I'm sure he's gonna have to try for hours upon hours, since silver/lower nova players are possibly the most toxic, unforgiving, annoying players out there. Ranging from little kids that play while their parents are at work, to players who mic spam 2012 memes into their mic. It's a certain type of hell. Higher ranks experience this, just less, whats the issue in the higher ranks, are hackers. Matchmaking is pure cancer. I played a game where I got kicked for asking why my teammate bought an auto fourth round. They kicked me.....It was on dust 2, and we started on CT side. So we were already completely screwed.

And lets not forget about the god awful skin obession in this game.
I've spent my fair share of money on this game, and yes, it's sometimes cool to show off some of the new skins you've obtained, but after while, you'll realize how pointless they are. And sell them.

IF YOU'RE GONNA BUY THIS GAME DON'T UNBOX CASES, YOU'LL LOSE HUNDREDS IF YOU GET ADDICTED.
"ooh but I just open like 5 a week, been doing that for a whole 2 years, and recently, just unboxed a 200 dollar knife!" Doesn't defeat the fact that you've spent more money on those cases in total than the knife itself is worth. Nice fail pal.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
332.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
''Get kick- simulator 2016'''
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Ornitorinc-?HaGi #DuBa#MlG
241.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
nice game
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Lue
2,762.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great game
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ExaM__
67.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
67.7 HOURS TOTAL AND STILL ENJOYING THIS GAME!!!
SOOOO MUH FUUN xD
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el_razumes
1,444.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
The most competitve game ever COUNTER STRIKE 4 LIFE ♥♥♥♥♥
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Scomila
434.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
This is a gr8 game m8, if you want:
To learn russian
To learn any language you want except english
if you want a toxic community
a lot of cases
unfixed fixed hitboxes
64 tick serbs
that russian guy in ur team
that russian team
silver ranks that you cant get out of
hacker
change the sound of ALL the weapons to a stampler
players that hack
players that cant speak english
players that dont have a good connection
team killers
grifers
mic spammers
long cooldowns
cooldowns that dont even make sense


But why say all the bad things, what about the good things like:
de_dust 2
Gaben
cases
skins
flusha undetected cheats
being able to host a 128 tick server
kick players from your team
When VAC Wave hits/ when someones account becomes untrusted, laugh you ♥♥♥ off
and 3kliksphilip


This is good game pls buy nauuu
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FreeProGamer
365.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
This is the BEST GAME EVER
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595 of 654 people (91%) found this review helpful
498 people found this review funny
Recommended
561.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
You either die a 'Noob', or you live long enough to have someone call you a 'Hacker'.
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648 of 723 people (90%) found this review helpful
744 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Things I gave to Counter-Strike:
1. Money
2. Time
3. Love

Things Counter-Strike gave me:
1. Arthritis
2. Rage
3, Hatred of Russians,Spanish, and Russians
4. Broken keyboard
5. Broken mouse
6. 9/10 ready
7. Server crashes
8. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ teammates
9. Competitive matches
10. "Ez Pz" spam
11. Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing?
12. Lag
13. Cheaters
14. 64 tick servers
15. Broken Headphones
16. Bad Grades in Classes
17. Impaired Vision
18. Cracked Laptop Screen
19. Debt From Buying Skins
20. Nothing of Use

Essentially - CS is a greedy woman, but I love her all the time.

11 / 10 would play again
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402 of 515 people (78%) found this review helpful
477 people found this review funny
Recommended
370.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you're looking for a positive review, then you're in the wrong place, HOWEVER, if you're here for a tremendous chicken Stir Fry recipe, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

- Serves 4
- 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
- 325 calories / serving
- Healthy

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 250g (8oz) tender stem broccoli
- 5cm (2in) piece root ginger
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
- 150g Straight To Wok Noodles
- 400g (13oz) chicken fillet, cut into thin slices

METHOD

Step 1 - Mix together the orange zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain well and set aside.

Step 3 - Finely shred the ginger. Then heat a large frying pan or wok, add the sunflower oil, heat it until sizzling, and fry the ginger till it's crisp.

Step 4 - When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken and garlic, and stir-fry until just browned. Remove the meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 5 - Add the red pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for around 2-3 minutes until it's just tender. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring it to the boil then return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with noodles.
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486 of 638 people (76%) found this review helpful
489 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,271.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Valve treats this game the same way that the Cincinatti zoo treats gorillas.
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173 of 211 people (82%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At least they're still adding skins, right?
Who needs bug fixes and general improvements to the game when you can buy new skins?
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192 of 260 people (74%) found this review helpful
186 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,570.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Before I started playing CSGO I was depressed and not motivated to do anything and I hated my job and didn't know what to do in my life.

But this game has totally changed my mind and opened a new chapter to my life. Finally I found something that I am good and helps me to reduce stress.

However, this have become an addiction and I can not STOP playing this game 24/7 and even got FIRED by my boss for being late and tired at work. But who CARES that job sucks anyways.

But now I have become a potatoe and jobless and still opening cases to get a knife and hoping to get a PAYDAY $$$ :)

Before I played:
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   レ ノ   ヽ_つ
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`ノ )  Lノ

After I played:
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
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68 of 81 people (84%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
HOW IN THE WORLD IS VALVE MAKING BILLIONS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN FIX A $15 GAME
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150 of 207 people (72%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
732.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The most toxic gaming community you could ever come across. Full of rage hacking kids who are toxic as hell and need a leather belt whipped on their bare ♥♥♥ more than a few times. Spend hours aim practising and smoke maps etc to bust your ♥♥♥ out of gold nova to finally make it to MG. Turns out anyone and everyone who is in MG and plays like a god is apparently an smfc smurf, and "clearly not a hacker" The amount of smfc there is in Australia is outstanding, but yet still manage to come up with a ♥♥♥♥ team like the renegades.
Prime is ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous, you have more luck queueing non prime to get legit players.
Incredibly hard being a girl gamer, use your mic and you're going to get roasted by 12ies who have mummy issues and most probably virgins and also that you have a voice changer because clearly females never leave the kitchen and wouldnt be half decent at "a man's game". Don't use your mic to avoid said situation and get accused of being broke and not being able to afford a mic.
After nearly a year of playing this and watching the game turn to ♥♥♥♥ as all they care about is adding new skins every ♥♥♥♥ing month and not giving two ♥♥♥♥♥ about their anti hack, I shudder to think where it'll be in a few months, and ive only been playing a year -.-
GGWP Gaben you freaking tool.
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194 people found this review funny
91 of 122 people (75%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny