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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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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Lotus
1,293.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Very Fun but Valve needs to fix cheater system. Very slow as it took someone a month to get banned. Gun sounds have been recently updated and I personally dislike them but some people like them. Overall very easy game to pick up and enjoy but hard to master. Love it.
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✪ Ecko
488.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
Valve needs to fix the hitboxes and everything before playing
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R3KtSon
360.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
It's a very very nice and competitve game i love it!
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Skellie10
827.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Counter Strike is good.
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eladruso | kickback.com
1,121.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
great game doge aproves
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Herpz
1,354.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
10/10
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THIRD EYE
150.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Guides from me for newbies:

1. Some people don't realize this, killing opponents is 100% depending on your aiming, this is why mouse sensitivity is extremely important. Play with easy bots and experiment with your mouse sensitivity until you feel quite comfortable with it. Your mouse shape, mouse pad, your body postures, may also slightly affect your aiming accuracy. Adjust or experiment all of this to have the BEST aiming.

2. Once you feel comfortable with your aiming, it's time to learn some new skills and strategies. Learning process in this game is not something that you need to be serious about, just relax and set to your mind to never get stressed on whatever situation, just have fun and experiment with lots of things. Find your most efficient hiding or camping spots, read and predict your opponents, learn to sneak behind your enemies and kill the entire enemy team from behind while they are busy shooting your teammates from the front. Aiming may also require skills, you need to learn how to control your recoil, how to dodge and evade opponents from shooting you ETC, and keep practicing then you may acquire new skills. When you've learned everything, it's time to remember everything and be practical of it. So next time when you come back and play in that map and press Tab, you'll see that your name is always on top.

3. Now some people don't even realize that every weapons have its own advantages and disadvantages. Try to utilize it! For example that some people may know that shotguns are for closed-ranged, but they keep going on middle-ranged or long-ranged routes/streets/pathways, and they end up dying while facing with someone using sniper or submachine gun or rifles. And if you're using sniper, just make sure you'll always on the farthest range possible and always remember to not go on close-ranged or even middle-ranged or small pathways. You only forgot once and your chance to die is dramatically increased. Be highly conscious about this if you want to win.

4. Now have some principles for yourselves and stick to it all the time. Just like me, I always try my best to win (but never so serious by trying too hard or you'll get stressed out and tired, you just need to focus), because I have used up all my potential and chance to win so I won't get disappointed if I lost. This is also the reason why my name always on top. For me it's okay to lose as long as you or my teammates have already try your best, but i'll make sure to never lose to my own stupidity and laziness (except if I get too tired). This is why I hate stupidity so much and easily raged if I see one. I also believe that this is not wrestling game that you can 1 vs 1 (who strongest wins), but this is FPS game require strategies so keep on camping and go with your team, it's okay to be coward than stupid. :)

There's still a lot more guides that I can't share with you, because not everything can be explained and it's hard to explain and only by playing it may make you understand. So keep playing CS:GO and experience it by yourselves, the more experience, the better you are,

because this game is definitely awesome and fun!
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n0n3
1,074.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
đ
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GabeTheBabe
543.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
okey
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Illya_Ukrainian
329.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
Very Interesting!)
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1,689 of 1,806 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,295 people found this review funny
Recommended
304.8 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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319 of 369 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
10,603.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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318 of 374 people (85%) found this review helpful
320 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,091.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
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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.
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328 of 394 people (83%) found this review helpful
455 people found this review funny
Recommended
251.8 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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88 of 93 people (95%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
Recommended
192.2 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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87 of 97 people (90%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,465.9 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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69 of 72 people (96%) found this review helpful
41 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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224 of 306 people (73%) found this review helpful
169 people found this review funny
Recommended
201.7 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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116 of 146 people (79%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,567.9 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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44 of 59 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,157.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
After playing Counter-Strike for 11 years i can say csgo is a pure disappointment.

i played this game entirely competitive, so my rating is mostly about competitive gameplay, also i am apologizing in advance for my english since im not a native speaker.

well, where should is start.

i played the game semi-professional in the german scene.

i loved counter strike and as i said i played this game long, very long, but im tired of it.
the most annyonig factor for me are the update politics, valve is making way too less progress in terms of gameplay mechanics and fixing long time problems.
(first bullet accuracy, jump bullet accuracy, rng factor, not to mention the worst anti cheat system ever created, the jumping ssg08 - or is it a feature now?)
instead of fixing problems which are sometimes destroying u a whole match and the whole fun experience in this game, they add senseless and annoying as f**k sounds, also adding some sprays to "honor" pro players, yeah, great, its a good thing they are into esport but why dont they use their time fixing these problems, obviously they are working on csgo.

yeah i know, the cheating problem is just a money making system for valve, still it destroys the experience ingame.

just compare csgo to blizzard with their game overwatch as example, they are nearly updating the game weekly-wise and its entirely about gameplay features, nerfing, buffing and making the game more and more playable and less buggy.

valve needs years for these kind of updates and they are still not capable of reducing the rng factor.

i need to admit, in terms of a competitive shooter this game is unrivalled and i think thats the major problem.
no other fps-game is halfway as good and polarizing as csgo so valve is in no need to patch this game proper.
i still like to watch the esports scene and the major tourneys, but playing it myself became rare for me since im raging too much about issues which have been out there for years.

edit: there is much more to write and rate but i dont want to make the post too long, i guess people who are playing at a high level understand my problem.
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