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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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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Mac OS X
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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: 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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Penguin_Josh
( 227.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
If you can get to rank 3 to unlock competitive mode the game gets 30x better. It is the best part about the game.

(It actually took me longer to get to rank 3 and get a rank than it did for me to get to rank 22 and 74 wins)
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ShadowGaming
( 232.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
csgo in a nutshell
1.start game
2.play causal
3. 4 mounths later got rank 3
4. finally silver one
5.get yelled at for being bad
6. join game with no english speakers
7.play game with gold nova friend
8.get kick banned
9.get teammate damage ban
10. rage and break mic
11.buy new mic
12.break 3 mice becauase of hackers
13. ultra smurf on other team (report)
14. computer breaks
15. buy new computer
16.computer runs game at 5 fps
17. buy another new computer
18. get silver 2
19. get deranked down to silver one
20. spend $200 dollars on cases
21. lose $190 dollars on cases
22. get kicked out of house
23.live with friends
24.get job
25.stop playing
26. never stop playing
10/10 best game ever played
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MrPainda
( 38.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Great FPS game but requires a decent PC. Has variety of weapons to match your play style and type. And if you think you are really good you could play competetive, which is a gamemode using a bomb scenario like casual. Competetive(a.k.a comp) has friendly fire on so you must be more careful and requires good team work and skilled players. There are 4 other gamemodes you can play to have fun and i worth 14 dollars.
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skw-
( 1,744.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Hitreg not fixed, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t spray,post processing locked.
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kao
( 305.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
coool gamz
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Pufo BO$$
( 408.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
hbufgvujhk
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Zabıta/ZENGAMING.CO
( 191.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
so many russians and %80 of russians are troll
but its a good game gaben give dragon lore plz
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Apex(R)
( 340.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
The best Game
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★Rhysiboy★
( 273.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Love this game. I can never get enough of this game. Anyone who is just starting pc gaming should definitely purchase this game because they will have sooo much fun. :)
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I Gifff you MANA
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Best game ever
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KokyTV
( 131.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
OP game, lets go play <3
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Jack Daniels
( 30.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Back then, Counter Strike was all about shooting, blasting and slicing the crap outta people. If you were 'hungry' of FPS'ers, playing some rounds on CS was the absolute perfect option.

But today?

It is all about unnecessary dogsh*t skins. CS:GO players are more likely to spend their time on stupid case openings, praying and begging for some virtual knives whose prices go ridiculously in the friggin' hundreds! As you can see I played some hours and already bought two weapon skins. And I don't care if it's cheap as f*ck i'm still mad at myself for buying those totally unnecessary skins. I actually have no clue what players do, when they get a expensive skin. does it give any advantage in the game? No! it just looks 'cool' wich I disagree because most of the skins have totally ret*rded patterns and f*ggot-like colors. They probably create a offline match, disable bots, hold the 'F' button with the one hand, and j*rking off with the other hand till their bodies completely dehydrate because of a massive over-ejaculation.

Counter Strike is and will probably be not the same anymore.
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Neighborhood_Nazi
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Very good game! I feel I should have bought this much earlier. Keep those updates coming!
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pancake
( 529.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
i got 360 noscoped by this game.

420/10
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C.C. | kickback.com
( 1,202.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
its a great game if you have enough money to buy expensive skins if you dont have it sucks because everyone is going to flame you because you poor

you should learn russian or you just say ♥♥♥♥ blyat at the end of every sentence (works to)

if you meet any of these requirements you are good to go

always say gl hf in chat befor beginning match and gg at the end (even if you lost 16:0) its just polite
and always remember voice_enable 0 if your m8s are some annoying dip♥♥♥♥♥

but great game 10 outta 5 ruski rush b ♥♥♥♥ blyat idi nahui
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4am
( 1,122.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ game end me now.

recommended/10
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Jιмι Hєn∂яιχ
( 908.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This is the best game I'v ever played in my life.
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♛GrumpyLover♛
( 29.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
There are too many ways to kill a player in one hit. Almost every gun kills someone with a headshot. And dont even get me tarted on the awps.

EVERYONE USES AWP!

If the awp was nerfed or removed this would be a near perfect game.
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809 of 890 people (91%) found this review helpful
838 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,285.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a fuc**** noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshot by someone - "Owned!!" and get teabagged
Kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
Get killed by someone with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
Get teamkilled by someone - "Get out of the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a fuc**** idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a fuc**** coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you fuc**** idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Someone dies - The deceased one starts to rage
Your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
Your team is losing 10-2 - Someone rages quit
Go to the balcony in Italy - "You fuc**** hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you fuc**** serious!?"
Warm up - Everybody tries to spawn kill
Score is 5-1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
Score is 1-5 againts you - "This is a CT map!"
Lose the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
Your team is losing and you are in last - Someone vote kicks you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Your team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

10/10
Best rage simulator out there!

But the best the rest of the game ^^ ♥
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268 of 285 people (94%) found this review helpful
245 people found this review funny
Recommended
932.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The thought process of this game
>This game is fun
>I want to play competitive
>I'm in silver
>Thats cool, I can get better
>Oh im nova now!
>Im Mg now
>This isnt as fun
>Dmg
>This isnt fun
>Le
>Why am I playing
>Supreme
>I cant stop
>Global
>End my suffering
>Esea
>Why
>Esea Tournaments
>Why
>Competitions
>Stop
>Majors
>END ME
>Update comes along
>Im silver 2

10/10
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837 of 1,101 people (76%) found this review helpful
713 people found this review funny
Recommended
263.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
How To Make a Basic Butter Cake from Scratch

Makes one 2-layer cake
What You Need
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (plus extra for greasing the pans)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups buttercream frosting, such as basic buttercream

Equipment
2 9-inch round pans
Stand mixer or hand mixer
Measuring cups and spoons
Cookie scoop or measuring cup, for dividing the batter

Instructions
Heat the oven to 350°F.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Prepare the pans: Rub the bottoms and sides of the cake pans with a little butter, shortening, or baking spray. Make sure to get into the corners and all the way up the sides. Flour the sides and bottoms of the pan by scooping a bit of flour into the pan, then shaking and tapping to coat the bottom and sides of the pan with flour; dump out the excess. Alternatively, cut out a parchment round and use this to line the bottom.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Cream together for about 3 to 5 minutes on medium spread (see above notes for more information).
Add the eggs one at a time. Beat until the batter is very smooth and creamy-looking. Adding the eggs one at a time gives them a better chance at incorporating into a smooth batter. Be sure they are room temperature so the batter does not appear curdled.
Beat in half the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the sifted dry ingredients with the mixer running at low speed. Continue to mix until incorporated.
Beat in the milk and vanilla. Alternate adding in the liquids with the dry ingredients so the milk has a chance to be absorbed without needing to overmix the batter. Stream in the milk with the mixer on low until combined.
Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just combined and no more visible flour remains. Stir a few times with a spatula to make sure no more flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
Divide the batter between cake pans. Use a scale or mechanical ice cream scoop to evenly divide the batter. Smooth the tops with an offset spatula. Drop the pans against the counter to shake out air bubbles.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes: When done, the cake should be puffed like a pillow, golden, and pull away from the sides of the pan. When done, a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes should come out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Run an offset spatula around the cake to make sure it's completely loosened from the sides of the pan.
Flip the rounds out of the pan, remove the parchment lining, and flip right-side up to cool completely.
Once cool, frost and assemble the cake with the buttercream.

oh, the game is fine.
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239 of 293 people (82%) found this review helpful
241 people found this review funny
Recommended
360.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 21, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.

11/10 would get cancer again
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111 of 119 people (93%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
866.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
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. Retar_d 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

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

11 / 10 would play again
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149 of 185 people (81%) found this review helpful
123 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,299.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
installed cs go
had a lot of fun & gave headshots in one match
next match I only got headshots & missed every shot
deinstalled cs go
told all my friends I wouldn't never ever play it again
few minutes later
installed cs go

love-hate relationship since 1999 cs beta 6.5
10/10 would install & deinstall it again
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67 of 82 people (82%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,040.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Ever wanted an amazing FPS, team based, strategy game? You have the need to unleash the strategic beast in you? You want to co-operate with friendly people to win 16 rounds? Well, hopefully you can get past Legendary Eagle Master rank ASAP or your dreams will never come true!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the best FPS on the market. It teaches you about teamwork and your place in the squad as an individual, both on the offence and the defence. It offers multicultural experience. It feels like a gateway to Russia. De_Dust2 is only one click away! Get your russian dictionaries and prepare for the ride of your life!
But what does the game offer, you might ask?
- Amazing and responsive 64 tick servers!
- Regular updates to feed your gambling addiction introducing new ways to waste money!
- A chance to meet Russians from all over the world!
- Inhuman strength giving you the opportunity to jump with a sniper rifle and still hit your shots as recoil doesn't matter! It's pure RNG!
- New to FPS genre? Don't sweat it! Just ♥♥♥♥ blyat idi nahui
- A world where pistols do more damage than rifles
And much, much more!
Don't miss out! CS:GO is the game for You!
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55 of 65 people (85%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
106 of 151 people (70%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,048.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Best platform of cheat testing... ever
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72 of 97 people (74%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,207.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Counter-Strike:GO is a pretty darn good game but its toxic community is absolutely horrible.

Competitive mode mostly consists of people that show zero respect towards other people.
They tend to flame, teamkill, etc. (you name it) others if players don't meet their expectations and will just ruin your game(s). Most of them lack communication skills as well.
Competitive mode is supposed to be a 5v5 team-oriented game but it just feels like a Onemanarmy:walkinglikeaheadlesschicken mode because most of the time people refuse to cooperate as a team.

For the other modes; I'm not going to cover them, either because they're not relevant for this review (This review is primarily focused on the competitive mode) or because the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t mentioned above applies there too.

I only recommend playing competitive mode with friends. You won't get any fun out of it otherwise, unless you get lucky and get grouped with 0,01% of the community that are actually nice and show some respect.

A great game in the shadow of an absolutely horrible community.
Pathetic. Just pathetic.


On a side-note; take a general look at how the communities of online PVP games have changed over the last 10 years. It hurts me to see how gaming communities in general have changed to what they are now.
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127 of 191 people (66%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
622.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
0/10
Smurfs
Hacks
Trolls
Griefs
Kids
Leavers
Derankers
Verbal Abuse
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105 of 164 people (64%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
it's called global offensive because no matter what country the servers hosted in, i still get offended when they call me a ♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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55 of 81 people (68%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
597.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
♥♥♥♥ Blyat
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,008.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
hey my name is brian, ♥♥♥♥ this game!
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59 of 95 people (62%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
832.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
*UPDATED REVIEW of MAY 2nd, 2016*

Gambling in Blackjack offers a better chance in winning the jackpot than the crate system.

This is what CS:GO has become. Most people, not even gamers, only see the illusion that they can win some super rare knife instead of playing the game. It was the obnoxious "Arms Deal" update that struck down CS:GO into a trash game and the later updates only made it worse or did nothing to improve it. Don't believe me? Since micro-transactions were introduced, floods of scamming bots sent me friend invites in attempt to trick me and for weeks, I had to reject and block them. Yes, it stopped but the damage was done. Lots of idiots could not see past their greed and lost their items and complained so much to Steam support that they implemented those Steam Market policies that punished everyone who uses the market.

For the other side that do care about the game to some degree, they're just as bad too. Just about any action you do just leads to an immediate reprimand from other players to the point, why bother even playing online? Then comes to the badly handled competitive system. When I did join, I keep on having idiots on my team or a player who would not stop mic-spamming and was kicked. I had to put up with this for around one hour and nearly all the time, the incompetence from my teammates cost me of a victory. Never again.

And now, that "Co-op mode" has bordered CS:GO to a game like Call of Duty and Battlefield. The "Operation Missions" were one of the earliest examples of that. They have failed to regain my interest and trust in the game.

Also, the community is toxic, more toxic that an irradiated area of Chernobyl. The community hub is filled with threads at the top page that complain about getting a VAC ban, trade scam, or competitive ban around 90%. The other 10% is usually a giveaway. The community is also hostile to any sort of criticism, calling out anyone who dares to criticize their "holy" game as "silvers", "noobs", etc and thus become narcissistic in what they think is their own right. Guess what? I played the game long before the "Arms Deal" update and the community was not like this. It was a decent game and it was much, much better without nearly everyone clobbering over a virtual item. As such, you guys most likely make Minh Lee and Jess Cliffe embarassed by forgoing the true spirit of Counter-Strike. Want to prove me wrong? Then don't leave those cliche'd insults in the comments page.

CS:GO should be put out of its misery one day and I suppose until that day comes, I play the older Counter-Strike games that actually gives more respect to gamers (and the modding community, regarding weapon skins and models that had more work put into them).

Can't comprehend with this review? Deal with it. I have lost faith in the Steam forums anyway due to the immature nature of people here.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,079.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The game is fun until you hit about Distinguished Master Guardian/Legendary Eagle. After that you continueously wonder what the ♥♥♥♥ you are doing with your life but keep playing anyway. If that isn't enough to make you want to kill yourself, being matched with the daily random Russian per day might throw you off the edge with the three words in English he knows, none of which are helpful. And if you manage it through that hell hole then after those ranks enjoy replacing your peripherals every couple of weeks due to hackers and griefers not to mention the anger management classes you will be taking. Other than that, great game. Would spend all my money on skins/10.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
298.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Its Funny solo, but its better with Friends or Brothers <3<3<3
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,173.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
This game was my life since 2014 i started playing it by passion because i loved it so much but nowadays i opened my eyes and realized how much this great potential game has THE WORST and i underline three f*cking times THE WORST COMMUNITY EVER !!! qo much kids and cheater who don't let you play right and because of them you can't rank up cuz they are always trolling or kidding with their mates and its so annoying with the time it can be funny some times but when you find it IN EVERY F*cking ranked you play it becomes fast very disturbing and can make you crazy like you see now with me so there is :
1- Russians (which you find in 99% of the matchs)
2- Kids
3- Trollers
4- Hackers
5- Smurfs who can't play at their level cuz their bad
So for the love of god before starting this wonderful ruined game just think at it and if you want my advice don't play it please you will just waste your time like i did i will definitely stop this game
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30 of 48 people (63%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,349.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Counter Strike Global Offensive

This game would be amazing if it was not for the toxic community that like seeing people rage. This game is based around skill. You have to be amazing to be in global. It does not take skill to be unranked or silver. In a game you have to win 16 rounds to win a game or 15:15 which is a tie. The best gun by far is the p90. Everybody loves this weapon. In this game there are lots of trolls papa smurfs and smurfs that just want to make you mad cause bad. People like seeing people rage people like deranking people and people just like making you mad. So if you're ever mad and ur wonder what just hit ESC and Exit to game menu and you'll be alright. Na im just kidding just do Voice_enable 0 in console.

Enter with caution with a firm grip on your credit card.
Mad cos bad
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6 people found this review funny