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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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: 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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( 30.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
best gun simulator
10/10
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Ared1969
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
Best Game :)
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VivoPlays
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
All hardware no skill needed for this game.
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ylpleb20
( 286.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
fun. good game 8/8 m8, no h8
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Beer Charger
( 133.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Hey Guys the game is fanstatic. One of if not the best compeative game out there. You have to rely on skill and stratergy and a bit of luck. Good luck to all of you. It really is a fun and rewarding channelge if you would like to see some game play content you can watch this(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vhxpULlpZc). Anyway good luck to all of you and its defiantly worth the money
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( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Very nice game with russians XD
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( 1,992.6 hrs on record )
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RAGE SIMULATOR


If you kill someone with a P90 - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
If you kill someone with a P90 through the smoke - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
If you kill someone with an AWP - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!
If you kill someone with an AWP through the door - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
(same with all weapons)

1 vs 5 - If you die "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
1 vs 5 - If you win "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
If you kill someone with headshot - "Hacker!!"
If you kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
If somebody killed you with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
If you killed your teammate - "You're a piece of ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥!!"
If you block someone by Accidentally "Get out the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"

If you decide to save - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing coward!!"
If you decide don't to save - "Save you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
If you killed someone while defending the bomb - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
(same with hostages)
If someone died - The dead one starts to rage
If your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
If your team is losing 10:2 surely someone leaves with rage


If the worst man get drop - "Are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious!?"
If your score is 5:1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
If your score is 1:5 against you - "This is a CT map!"
If your team Lost the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
If your team is losing and you are the last - Someone vote to kick you

If you Win a match - All enemy team rages
If you Lose a match - Your team rages
If Someone's Internet crashed - 30 minutes ban
If your Internet crashed - 7 days ban
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958 of 1,046 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,037 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,153.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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1,177 of 1,316 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,103 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,365.1 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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615 of 695 people (88%) found this review helpful
476 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,671.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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940 of 1,091 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,008 people found this review funny
Recommended
714.0 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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428 of 504 people (85%) found this review helpful
422 people found this review funny
Recommended
393.6 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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471 of 579 people (81%) found this review helpful
442 people found this review funny
Recommended
334.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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154 of 206 people (75%) found this review helpful
25 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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427 of 646 people (66%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
906.7 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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510 of 782 people (65%) found this review helpful
84 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
376.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
*Hate Incoming* Community is absolute trash. Period.
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423 of 648 people (65%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
136.5 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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