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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Very Positive (48,956 reviews) - 87% of the 48,956 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,403,859 reviews) - 92% of the 1,403,859 user reviews for this game are positive.
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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
    • 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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WeedismyCheat
555.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
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TonyStatTrak
62.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
Inpostible GAME :)
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Scarface
1,065.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Very good because it's good
Scarface
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DynamiC
1,847.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
awesome
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ZeDx
1,681.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Kind of a Hard game for the beginning , but when you play it with friends it does make a ton of fun
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ツSeyツ
294.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
BEST GAME EVER
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lorenzo
104.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
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☢BEAST420☢
53.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game is very fun and very competitive I have played 53 hours plus maybe 100 hours on friends computers and it's better than call of duty it might not have all the diffrent weapons as call of duty but the skins oh my god THE SKINS are great may take awhile before you find a really good skin unless you buy one but earning every skin you get even if it's not the one you wanted is such a rewarding experience and sure the graphic's aren't state of the art but they work great in a game like this plus it allows those with weaker gaming gear to be able to play even if your gaming rig was from 2008 it will still play this game highly recommended I give it a 9/10 get it!
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Stephen Curry
1,013.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
This is the worst game I've kept playing for 1,000 hours, really a waste of time. This Prime matchmaking doesn't do anything, the matchmaking in CS GO is still poor. It's frustating to derank from MGE down to GN3 just because there happens to be a smurf each and every match in the opposite team. They should be literally banned because so far it's ruining the game. Not to mention it has been like this for years.
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NZ
133.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
After 134 hours of gameplay, 3 mice,2 pairs of headphones and 2 keyboards, I think I can finally write a review on this game.
Pros:
*Intense first person gameplay.
*Requires amazing skill to prosper.(you have to grind for hours to get better aim and game sense).
*Hugely team dependent, having a bad team will normally cost you a loss.
*Very practical, this game can run on a toaster and still get more that 60 FPS.
Cons:
-The worst in game community I've ever experienced, people will scream and curse at you because you didn't play "as well as you should". As well as far too many cheaters
-A broken ranking system that will put you against people far beyond your current rank.
-Skins and the possibility of catching what I like to call; "The skininsanity "
But, if you overcome these cons, you have yourself an amazing game that requires communication, teamwork, and great individual skill. I know most of you wont read this review, but I thank those who have endured this boring paragraph of words :). Anyways, I recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun, competitive experience.


9.5/10
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1,658 of 1,773 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,266 people found this review funny
Recommended
302.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Joke review? There's too many, here is the truth.

This is the game that:

You love to hate
You can't sleep at night over
You throw things around the room
You scream at your monitor
You start yelling at people that come in your room and start asking questions
You get ridiculed just for playing a match
You are cheered on by your team
You get flashed by your teammate
You meet children
You meet adults
You meet adults that act like children
You learn the term "tked" the hard way
You are constantly called a kitty cat
You are told you are homosexual
You are told you are lesbian
You are told you will never be a pro despite never trying to be one
You are told you will never be a minor despite never trying to be one
You are told you will never win a lan despite never trying to enter one
You apparently live in your mom's basement
You find out your mom has been having some strange relationships
You find out your dad has been having some strange relationships
You are recommended to drink bleach
You learn you are autistic
You try to ruin someone's internet/real life
You watch people get bans for tking
You meet the most terrible people on the internet
You meet queued people that just look forward to kicking you before the win (If solo queued)
You are held to high degree by your team to clutch everything even 1v4s
You learned the term "clutch or kick" the hard way
You are told you suck even though you have way more kills/kdr than them
You are called a hacker for listening to footsteps
You are told the bomb is B when it is actually A
You pop out of an angle only to get one shotted
You hit sweet sweet flicks
You can't aim worth ♥♥♥♥
You hear the classic excuse "I'm not even trying bro"
You turn racist/culturist
You find the DJs
You find the soundboard bros
You find the most strategic people you will ever meet in a game
You realize you are a rage quitter
You lash out to other people who lash out to you
You try to calm others down
You learn the term "tilted"
You meet people who watch youtube vids and think that's the only way the plan can go
You meet people who think the team should die for them so they can get the kills
You get screwed from people leaving your team
You find people that just like to afk grief and watch your team lose and probably laugh
You find people not skilled enough to play their ranks so they throw the match and derank down
You get in a match and someone needs to go afk for 5-15mins or leave
You play overpass
You realize playing overpass was a terrible choice
You get connection errors
You get screwed over by your IP and get a cooldown ban
You meet who lag purposely
You win some
You lose some
You tie some
You rank up
You rank down
You Ace
You don't get a kill for a long while
You become top fragger
You become bottom fragger
You go 16-0
You go 0-16
You learn the maps
You find out you didn't really learn said maps
You find people calling out to help the team
You find people with no mics to help out the team
You find people with mics that bought the cheapest mic possible

But yet in all the madness somehow it is ok...

You get back on the next day and go through the same roll of ♥♥♥♥ again and you do it with a smile.. at least when you start.

That my friends is a game that will carry on with you forever.
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300 of 345 people (87%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
10,584.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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310 of 365 people (85%) found this review helpful
309 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,091.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Cᴏᴜɴᴛᴇʀ﹣Sᴛʀɪᴋᴇ﹕ Gʟᴏʙᴀʟ Oғғᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ
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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄʜᴀsᴇ ᴄʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴋɪʟʟ ᴀ ғɪsʜ ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜʀᴏᴡ ᴀ ɴᴀᴅᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ. Sʜᴏᴏᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɢᴜɴs ᴏғ ᴀɴʏ ᴄᴀʟɪʙᴇʀ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏᴛ ʜᴀʀᴍ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀᴛ ᴀʟʟ ﹙Wʜʏ ɴᴏ ғɪsʜ sᴄᴀʟᴇs﹣ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀʀᴍᴏʀ﹖﹗ ﹚
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ғᴀʟʟ ғʀᴏᴍ ₂₀ ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ ʀᴜɴ ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛʟʏ ғɪɴᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ɢᴇᴛ sʜᴏᴛ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀʀᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ₁₀₀% ᴀᴄᴄᴜʀᴀᴛᴇ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏsᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹙ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹐ғᴏʀ sᴋɪɴs﹚ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ɢᴇᴛ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ɢᴏᴏᴅ.
Dɪɢɪᴛᴀʟ ᴋɴɪᴠᴇs ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴄᴏsᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴋɴɪᴠᴇs.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏsᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍɪɴᴅ.
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319 of 383 people (83%) found this review helpful
444 people found this review funny
Recommended
248.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
List of languages you will learn if you play this game.

-Russian
-More Russian
-Russian
-Ancient Russian
-Forgotten Russian
-Native Russian
-Advanced Russian
-Unknown Form Of Russian
-Every language in Asia
-Russian
-Russianese
-More Russian
-Nordic Russian
-Slavic Russian
-Amish Russian
-Mexican Russian
-Russianaria
-MADAFAKIN RUSSIAN M*
-and what ever the ♥♥♥♥ language is this "♥♥♥♥ yaw atistek pieze ofp sheet mudafak, ya sock at thesz geme harder then yurr mom. ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥"
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74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
189.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
before I played this game I used to be depressed and miserable, but csgo turned that around, now I'm miserable and depressed.
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77 of 86 people (90%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,464.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Nobody likes this game, but we all play it. It's that game you hate, yet you continue to play it. Sometimes you even dump large sums of money into it, and hate it still afterwards. But what are you gonna do? Play again.
How much do I hate this game out of 10? 9/10.
How likely am I to play this game again shortly? 10/10
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221 of 302 people (73%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
Recommended
201.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
. cooldown for kicking afk people
. cooldown if others kick you
. cooldown for leaving matches (even for network connections )
. worst community
. expensive skins
. cooldown for damaging teammates too much (even by accident)
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best game ever
14/10
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84 of 101 people (83%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,560.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Every team consists of 5 people:
1.You
2.Russian Guy
3.Another Russian Guy
4.Russian Guy who speaks English
5.A 6 year old kid who slept with your mother

Welcome to CSGO everybody!
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53 of 55 people (96%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
503.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
IQ tests should be mandatory before playing on competitive matchmaking.
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85 of 135 people (63%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,875.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Run away before gaben gets you.
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