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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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pepe_is_back
( 63.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
WOW csgo!!! this game is really good. one day people online told me to drink bleach and kill me self and i was like OH YEAH
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Weskjr
( 155.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Day 1 of Comp get called a squeaker Spend $50 on cases get a knife play more csgo get upset becausei still suck Kill myself revive myself join the COD Franchise come back to csgo and stay 10/10
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dukizen
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Awesome!
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_specs
( 624.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is so awesome!
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ChAoTiC CaSsHeRn
( 278.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Love this game!
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JontyK
( 639.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Master it or uninstall it.

10/10
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cartman
( 183.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
THIS GAME IS LEGIT
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charles
( 1,448.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
People on your team:
1. You: Above average for your rank, decent aim and game sense.
2. The Weeaboo: Anime profile pic, types "xD" in chat whenever he gets a kill, usually mid-frags. Sacrifices himself (actually feeding) "for senpai".
3. The Trickshotter: Only uses AWP and deagle, goes for wallbangs and noscopes but never hits them, fails every bunnyhop.
4. The Shotcaller: "RUSH B DON'T STOP DON'T STOP" "THATS A BAD SPOT" Tells everyone they suck ♥♥♥ when hes the one botfragging. Usually a 16 year old who wants to join the military, otherwise it's some 40 year old veteran who gets PTSD flashbacks when he hears someone fire an AK.
5. The Deranker: Runs it down mid every round and dies. Ghosts out your team when you start winning.
Their team:
1. The Smurf: Literally you, but 2x better.
2. The Asian: 17 year old asian, on a nearly lethal amount of adderall. Doesn't die, 1 taps everyone.
3. God: Lands every AWP shot, every callout is perfect, kills everyone peeking mid no matter what.
4. The Scouter: Has been using scout only for 5 years, hits crazy frags.
5. The Professional Bhopper: Quake pro, bhopping since the realease of half life. bhops at light speed, hasn't missed a single bhop in his life.
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572 of 631 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,333.0 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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645 of 748 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
670.7 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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322 of 358 people (90%) found this review helpful
220 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,654.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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243 of 267 people (91%) found this review helpful
277 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,105.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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304 of 375 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
318.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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208 of 251 people (83%) found this review helpful
200 people found this review funny
Recommended
382.3 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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334 of 454 people (74%) found this review helpful
343 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,747.2 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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308 of 423 people (73%) found this review helpful
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136 of 191 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,728.3 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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233 of 350 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
113.5 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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