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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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JSKPhoenix
( 96.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Sick game. Keep it up.
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gavin.p.egan
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
how do i send this as a gift to my friend i already bought help?
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Drewbear321isboss
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
THANK You Gaben i have got 2oo blues in a row lol!
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news.ltr
( 620.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Used to be a good game.. community is now ♥♥♥♥, matches are filled with griefers smurfs hackers or just ♥♥♥♥ players who are toxic as ♥♥♥♥. If you can go back in time a year 2 years back buy this if not ♥♥♥♥ off and stop reading this.
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Molbo Cheeze
( 453.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Only game to ever make me cry in anger. . .
Ummmm. . . 13/14
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Latro
( 427.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game, I have played it for several hours and I always enjoy it!
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neal ♛
( 2,932.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
very nice
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Paul Gray
( 108.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Fun game but it would be more fun if i didn't suck at it :)
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MaofiN_
( 46.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
AWESOME GAME
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911 of 1,012 people (90%) found this review helpful
846 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,353.5 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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565 of 613 people (92%) found this review helpful
650 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,132.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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809 of 933 people (87%) found this review helpful
844 people found this review funny
Recommended
689.6 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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474 of 535 people (89%) found this review helpful
357 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,664.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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314 of 372 people (84%) found this review helpful
315 people found this review funny
Recommended
387.2 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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395 of 485 people (81%) found this review helpful
365 people found this review funny
Recommended
324.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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430 of 561 people (77%) found this review helpful
479 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,762.9 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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407 of 549 people (74%) found this review helpful
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178 of 246 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,728.4 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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313 of 474 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
902.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This review is for casual gamers and not competitive gamers.

As a gamer I recommend games that: are fun to play, help relax the mind, tell great stories, make the player philosophy, and aspire challenge. However, I cannot recommend a game when it creates an enviornment that compromoses these principles and fissures our moral codes.

The Worst of CSGO

  1. CSGO has the worst player community on Steam / Reddit
    - It's really no secret just how bad the CSGO community is; The players can be extremely racist, sexist, abusive, vulgar, and obnoxious. The toxicity can be seen in player profiles with racist/sexist/"meme" usernames, avatars, groups, etc.

    - The Steam discussion section and Reddit page aren't any better; it's best to actually avoid any forums that talk about CSGO.

  2. CSGO is plagued with cheaters, griefers, and smurfs
    - This is also a well known issue that has yet to be addressed by Valve. CSGO's competative is swamped with: cheaters who use scripts and cheat engines; griefers who throw games and harass other players; and smurfs who demoralize new players.

    - As of the date of this review (6/16/2016), the Prime Beta is on going. However, it isn't evident if Prime with solve the issue with cheaters and surely won't solve the issue with griefers and smurfs.

  3. CSGO's ranking system is broken
    - If your in any silver rank, you know exactly what im talking about. Valve recently changed the ranking system in order to reduce the number of "Global Elite" ranked players in competative. Unfortunately, their actions also congested the starting competative ranks of silver, making it extremely difficult to rank out of silver, progress in skill, or enjoy competative with people of your same skill level.

    -compound this issue with the above problems, and you have CSGO matchmaking in a nutshell.

Conclusion

CSGO is an extremely competative game that throws away common decency for the sake of what some can call "fun". If your a casual gamer or someone who is new to video games, avoid this game completely; This game will be completely frustrating and devoid of fun for casual players and drive away new players from the medium of video games.

- For casual players and new players I would recommend: the Battlefield series, Arma series, DOOM, Chivalry, Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod, Sniper Elite series, and / or Overwatch.
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