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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
624 of 685 people (91%) found this review helpful
519 people found this review funny
Recommended
562.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
You either die a 'Noob', or you live long enough to have someone call you a 'Hacker'.
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670 of 746 people (90%) found this review helpful
766 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
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. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 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
15. Broken Headphones
16. Bad Grades in Classes
17. Impaired Vision
18. Cracked Laptop Screen
19. Debt From Buying Skins
20. Nothing of Use

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

11 / 10 would play again
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429 of 550 people (78%) found this review helpful
510 people found this review funny
Recommended
370.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you're looking for a positive review, then you're in the wrong place, HOWEVER, if you're here for a tremendous chicken Stir Fry recipe, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

- Serves 4
- 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
- 325 calories / serving
- Healthy

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 250g (8oz) tender stem broccoli
- 5cm (2in) piece root ginger
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
- 150g Straight To Wok Noodles
- 400g (13oz) chicken fillet, cut into thin slices

METHOD

Step 1 - Mix together the orange zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain well and set aside.

Step 3 - Finely shred the ginger. Then heat a large frying pan or wok, add the sunflower oil, heat it until sizzling, and fry the ginger till it's crisp.

Step 4 - When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken and garlic, and stir-fry until just browned. Remove the meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 5 - Add the red pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for around 2-3 minutes until it's just tender. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring it to the boil then return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with noodles.
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516 of 676 people (76%) found this review helpful
520 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,271.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Valve treats this game the same way that the Cincinatti zoo treats gorillas.
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190 of 234 people (81%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At least they're still adding skins, right?
Who needs bug fixes and general improvements to the game when you can buy new skins?
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78 of 96 people (81%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
HOW IN THE WORLD IS VALVE MAKING BILLIONS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN FIX A $15 GAME
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159 of 222 people (72%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
732.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The most toxic gaming community you could ever come across. Full of rage hacking kids who are toxic as hell and need a leather belt whipped on their bare ♥♥♥ more than a few times. Spend hours aim practising and smoke maps etc to bust your ♥♥♥ out of gold nova to finally make it to MG. Turns out anyone and everyone who is in MG and plays like a god is apparently an smfc smurf, and "clearly not a hacker" The amount of smfc there is in Australia is outstanding, but yet still manage to come up with a ♥♥♥♥ team like the renegades.
Prime is ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous, you have more luck queueing non prime to get legit players.
Incredibly hard being a girl gamer, use your mic and you're going to get roasted by 12ies who have mummy issues and most probably virgins and also that you have a voice changer because clearly females never leave the kitchen and wouldnt be half decent at "a man's game". Don't use your mic to avoid said situation and get accused of being broke and not being able to afford a mic.
After nearly a year of playing this and watching the game turn to ♥♥♥♥ as all they care about is adding new skins every ♥♥♥♥ing month and not giving two ♥♥♥♥♥ about their anti hack, I shudder to think where it'll be in a few months, and ive only been playing a year -.-
GGWP Gaben you freaking tool.
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207 of 298 people (69%) found this review helpful
209 people found this review funny
45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I like it because I'm incredibly bad at it and it is enjoyable during free time.
- Not for new players who do not adapt quickily, I got my ♥♥♥ handed to me when I tried it out for the first time but that's just me.
- Good graphics
- Optimizable
- Triggered
- Kids saying outdated your mom jokes that can be found during the age of neanderthals.
- Adults trash talking me as well.
- Memers (The good section of the community, but my word is biased.) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- Not as toxic a community as my friends made it out to be but it is still toxic nonetheless.
- Most importantly, it's fun. Unless you are the kind that gets angry easily for no damned reason.
(This is not a roast post.)

(8.2/10)
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99 of 136 people (73%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
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fatllama
1,325.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
its such a piece of ♥♥♥♥ game, it costs 14$ too much, youll waste like a 1000 dollars on cases and youll get 30 in return, when ur done grinding to level 3 wich will take you like a week, you can finaly play competitive, now your getting matched up with cheating russians since the anti cheat system is complete aids. what you want: a better game. what you get: sound updates wich no one cares about. the game is ♥♥♥♥ing dieing and im happy about it.
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Getulix
525.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
10/10 - Would never play it again 2 spooky xaxaxaxaxa
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JiNX
263.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
lol
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61.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
BEST TOXIC GAME
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HARAMBÆ
314.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Fun ?
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zerryboi
656.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
very addicting game, the ranking system is ♥♥♥♥ed and you literally get a cooldown for everything. 7 day bans aren't ♥♥♥♥ing cool, this game has become cancer with all the hackers and trolls
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FrostyHands
1,431.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
-Cons
-64 tickrate ( even the beta had 128 tick why you changed it you greedy filthy money milker ...)
-hitboxes are even after the fix good i literally got more situations with ♥♥♥♥ hotboxes (all recorded and proofed that i wasn't false)
-so many cheater ( srsly just get battleeye or whatevrer this thing is called it works for rss6 too no one is complaining ...)
-the rank system idk if i am just unlucky but you never get teammates that have knowledge they are able to brag with their 11 frags in round 5 ( while you have 10 but he is the god because he said it so ya know ...) for example i m playing cache holding a i am rotating to b we have one mid 1 b one died on b and one still a enemy rotates to a me too but they arent peeking anywhere except one guy guess where i die great you are right from ct tree WHILE WE HAVE ONE COVERING A B AND MID ) and yeah i am mg1 maybe/ mg2 problem is i solo q very often my friends arent that good in cs and most of them are more playing something like rss gta and that stuff
-ban system DO YOU KNOW how many toxic players cs has now guess who does tk because teammates arent able to think with their brain and run straight into your shot or kick you 70% of the time i get kicked the reason was ... there was no reason they are just toxic

pros
- with some premates it can be fun but only in a 4 or 5 man lobby 2 random teammates can already destroy the fun


still it can be fun for sure but srsly valve you tried to fix the hitboxes thats great (even though you failed but atleats you are trying to fix the game atm) but it took the community so long to get you to that we had to make a competition just make 128 tick server fix the hitboxes (this time rly... ) maybe change something at the ban system
well the problem with dumb mates 24/7 isnt easy i guess even impossible to fix but you have plenty of other things you can fix instead of making the awp sound liek a thunder (some sounds arent that bad but WHY we dont need new sounds i dont get why valve is doing this )

(sry for typos but i don't care about typos rly that much)
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Faradz Aji
23.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
nice
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Obama
490.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
This is game where you must have some skill playing! If you'll play often you can be Pro!
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i listen to justin bieber
13.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
gud game
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