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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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
634 of 695 people (91%) found this review helpful
529 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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675 of 751 people (90%) found this review helpful
774 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.9 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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439 of 561 people (78%) found this review helpful
523 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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524 of 684 people (77%) found this review helpful
528 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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198 of 245 people (81%) found this review helpful
74 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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81 of 99 people (82%) found this review helpful
30 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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160 of 224 people (71%) 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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46 of 49 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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208 of 301 people (69%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
100 of 139 people (72%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
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ayy
791.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
♥♥♥♥ING RIP AK AND M4 SOUNDS THIS GAME IS ♥♥♥♥ NOW IM ♥♥♥♥ING UNINSTALLING ♥♥♥♥ING CANCER!
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DegDeg
148.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
A reaistic, unbias synopsis: get ready to walk and walk to no avail as the map is about as vast and irrefutably as hard to navigate as they come. Plus, you are most likely to be killed by some try-hard ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bag as soon as you get where you are going anyways. The game favors elitist patrons with high performance computers. The point is to survive, however, most servers are essencially bare, pertaining to resouces, until you make your way towards the military bases which are baby sat by those that have already accumulated any advantageous equipment that they might need long ago, plus memorized the ins and outs of the game including the map, and spawn with it all from the git of their play... Long story short, theres a handful of heavily armed and and supplied players that reap the benefits - including the fun - of the game.

If you're just starting out now, you're in for a dragged out, disappointing experience (every time you play), filled with confusion, frustrations, and unmitigated disproportionality. And if by some miracle you do succeed, the files may very well end up being corrupt for no apparent reason and cosequently you'll lose everything anyways.

Thing is, the map is gorgeous and the concept is pretty awesome, by the dynamics of the game make it not super playable. Its more of a similator than anything, except most foods make you sick and inevitably kill you, making something as simple as a fire is an unrealistic and convoluted process, all resources are very scarce, you basically wont dry off unless you build a fire, vehicles are undrivable even fully repaired, the sun is oriented in the southern sky as it would be in Russia/Czech (rendering it an unviable source of navigation unless you want to do all of the compensating yourself. Also, the stars are all too equivically lit to decipher the north star... I could go on and on... I mean, I know that this is an alpha build but this was one of the first ones that I started supporting and its already the last one that will be finished as its been nearly half a decade... Its VERY slowly moving forward... To say it will be finished in the next couple years is a long shot from my experience
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Jimmbob82
704.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Decided to play a casual game.

Quickly realized that casual meant casual hacking.

10/10 would casually hack again
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WHAT
740.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Toxic community. Ranking system got destroyed. Matchmaking is a joke.
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VurisxXx
26.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
The best game for me
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kian.-.
126.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
please stop with the ♥♥♥♥ sounds valve
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Tony Bambanaboni
542.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
good ig
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kennyS
482.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
ama zing!
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jafuuu
372.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Good.
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✪ Marco ✪
766.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Best FPS
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