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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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henry.c.khu
( 53.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Probably the most competitive and fun game that I have ever played. The community is hilarious and serious, all dependant on what is needed at the time. I recommend this game to anyone that is 14 or older and has played other shooters such as the OLD CoD games.
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DXL
( 210.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
THIS GAME LETS ME TO LEARN A LOT OF LANGUAGES!
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Kol07
( 841.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Its fun when your team works togeather
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Wall
( 380.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
i got vac banned and im salty
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Mr_AsSaSsIn
( 39.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
chill stabbin get offended or csgo is a horable gam neds 2 ba stoopad iss da viruse sorry for misspellings all u haters have triggered me
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karanni
( 3,270.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
best game ever
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JKEMI
( 75.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Unlike COD, this game is very unique. It requires much more skill than other FPS games, good graphics, and superior matchmaking. 10/10. Only advice is don't try cases.
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Savage dankmemes
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I've never had to aim at the head so many times to get kills.

Especially without aiming.
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Jostn
( 1,627.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
such good, much wow
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
665 of 719 people (92%) found this review helpful
751 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,138.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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977 of 1,087 people (90%) found this review helpful
905 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,354.5 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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847 of 977 people (87%) found this review helpful
883 people found this review funny
Recommended
697.8 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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508 of 572 people (89%) found this review helpful
388 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,665.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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343 of 404 people (85%) found this review helpful
345 people found this review funny
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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412 of 505 people (82%) found this review helpful
382 people found this review funny
Recommended
328.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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459 of 592 people (78%) found this review helpful
510 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,768.2 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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405 of 624 people (65%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
374.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
*Hate Incoming* Community is absolute trash. Period.
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
999.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I used to really like this game, but as time passed on so did my interest in it.

I lost the entertainment value this game had, it became very bland. There wasn't any playing the game for fun, as a guy with really no friends to play with, it was solo queue competitive for me. From there, I realized that the games community can be very toxic. and it became less enjoyable to play every day. I started playing less, instead opting to gamble the virtual skins, which techincally can be bought and sold for real money either through the community market or on a third party site. That was the the beginning of the end for me and this game, I started blowing tons of cash on the game, and if wasn't for a friend of mine who told me I really need to stop, I would probably still be doing it.

The two main reasons I cannot recommend this game is:
1. Toxicity:
This really ruined the feeling I had of wanting to actually play the game, for every one nice or chill person I met, there was 10 others who might act okay at first, but if you don't meet their expectations of skill for a match, they unleash their rage and discontent at you because you're risking their online status of how good they are at a video game, their rank. Community servers and third party matchmaking services didn't really help either. Third party matchmaking services were a bust for me, where you had the risk of enraging people even more for risking their rank and making their gametime less fun because of your lack of skill on something they've now paid extra for, for the quality promised from the service, or the risk of playing on a free service where no one really had to care, they could throw and troll and the consequences would be minimal, as it wasn't on official matchmaking.

2. Gambling:
I'm biased here, but this I feel this is a big problem which isn't addressed enough by the developers or the community enough. Everyone reading this probably has a good understanding of the negative effects of gambling, but it should still be said, it's addictive and it's not worth it no matter how much you think it is. Don't fall for the "Free skins" or "Really good odds" trap where they try to trick you into thinking you'll have an easy time of making money quickly.

Overall, I cannot recommend this game anymore, as all I can view from it anymore is toxicity and gambling addictions.
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379 of 584 people (65%) found this review helpful
79 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
133.2 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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