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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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."

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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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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1,318 of 1,515 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,751 people found this review funny
Recommended
169.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Product received for free
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 headshoted 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 loosinh and you are in last - Someone vote kicks you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Yout team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

10/10
Best rage simulator out there! :D
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1,183 of 1,495 people (79%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,319.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This review is carefully worded explanation on my departure from CS:GO and why in its current state, I would not recommend the game. This is somewhat lengthy, so it is really down to you whether or not you actually decide to read it all.

So, where do I begin? Well, after reaching the second highest matchmaking rank (Supreme Master First Class) in October 2015 and continuing to play CS:GO from there on throughout 2016, I can say I've had a lot of experience with the game. In that time, I've clocked 1.3k hours and have seen a lot of changes. It's funny really, when I consider the very beginning. For my very first MM rank, I successfully achieved Silver 1. That day I was so excited, only to find out it was the lowest rank there is. Yeah, that sort of sucked. That's not something that deterred me though, because back then, I found enjoyment out of the game and saw a lot of potential that made me want to fight to the top.

So, what exactly happened which took that enjoyment away? During 2016, I continued to play competitive CS, that being through regular MM, Faceit or even some ESEA. The difference from 2015-2016, is that in 2016, I began to often take breaks. These "breaks" often came as a result of several angry occasions where I was confronted by the issues surrounding CS. Those issues are mostly the obvious ones everyone knows about, such as the increasing amount of cheaters, lack of necessary updates, hit registration, community etc.

The issues are something I wish to look more deeply into. Alongside hit registration, there is the problem of accuracy as a whole. The fact that you can have an AWP positioned on a players head and somehow 'miss' the shot, yet a player can running headshot you with a pistol is just insane. Further speaking about cheaters, there is the fact nothing is done to truly stop them. The developers of the game are greedy and they know how cheaters can be of benefit to them. When the time comes for a cheater to finally get banned, they can just go pay to get the game once more on another account. Within an hour or so of being banned, they are straight back. That's not the only instance of them being greedy. Take the graffiti update as an example. Instead of focusing on the game breaking issues, they add paints. Now, this brought a lot a nostalgia. Of course though, the first paint you recieve is awful and you have to go purchase more in order to have something that looks good. The limited use feature that prevents you having a graffiti spray for more than 50 uses just further proves of how hungry they are for money. A last point I wish to mention, is that I cannot forget about the unbelievably toxic community. I do respect this one is difficult to control though.

Even despite all these game problems, I always managed to return to CS:GO due to boredom, the fact that I wasn't too bad of a player or after watching pro players or YouTubers perform really well. These factors gave me the naive idea that I could once again gain enjoyment out of the game. That idea was soon shattered every time, when I was reminded of the state of the game and how it hasn't improved on any of the given issues. Huge attention comes to the game through the eSports scene or the regular community, however nothing changes.

In order to put an end to the cycle I got myself in of leaving and returning, I quit CS:GO for good in order to enjoy more casual games or other activities outside gaming. I certainly had a fun time in playing CS:GO, however the increasing issues, lack of attention towards issues and the fact the communities voice is not heard, has killed the game for me. Who knows where things will go in the future with this game? I hope things may look up.

Side note - I find it very amusing that so many of the positive reviews are full of content that is negative about the game.

TL;DR - Quit CS:GO because of cheaters, greedy developers, gambling scandals, toxic community, accuracy, lack of motivation etc.
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530 of 697 people (76%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
772.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I feel really bad writing this review :(
The game itself is just awesome...9/10 (no joke this game is nearly perfect)
BUT there's a very big problem that makes me not recommend this game for y'all
There are just TOO MANY cheaters...TOO MANY Russian and Turkish raging 10 year old kids...TOO MANY toxic players who try to tell you what to do all the time and they can't play for ♥♥♥♥ ...
Overall the biggest problem of this great game is the community which completely ruins it and makes it nearly unplayable
Just go and see how people talk and play in games such as rainbow6 or insurgency and you'll get what i mean...
UPDATE : What I found very interesting about CSGO's reviews is 40-60% of the positive reviews are just telling the problems of the game and cons so... yeah:|
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347 of 475 people (73%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,360.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Pros :
1. Nice graphic, old maps with new views
2. So much guns with nice skins, and stattraks
3. More game modes that you will enjoy the game
4. U can set up ur crosshair

Cons :
1. Nowadays so much Hackers, cheaters, and smurfs player that make your game so hard
2. CS:GO different from before, now we have so much kids and another annoying person that always blaming and trash talking
3. Broken hitboxes!
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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,077.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
This game makes me want to kill myself.
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60 of 78 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,298.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Who needs Gloves? Who needs 10 different cases? Valve is just a money hungry company trying to take money from people that hold this game alive. We need 128 Tick servers, We need new Anit-Cheatsoftware. We need better Steam Support and not thos freking gloves, knifes, skins. I myself will stop putting anymore money in this game, and so should you. Stop playing on official mm servers, go to esea, cevo, faceit, esl.
sincerly,
a dedicated player who loves the game
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206 of 322 people (64%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,323.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Counter-Strike is the greatest tactical team based FPS game of all time. Period.
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123 of 194 people (63%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,046.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
It was a mistake to spend so much time on this game, but it was fun sometimes.
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54 of 81 people (67%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,012.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
 
 
Are you 12 yo?
Do you have ADHD?
Do your parents have a credit card?
 
This is the game for you.
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32 of 44 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
887.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Best game to rage 10/10
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