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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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
SteamOS + Linux
    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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rick tombino(team blush)
( 36.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
very fun game the however the community can be total cancer

or maybe i just really suck at this game
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Dorragoon
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Ahh...good ol' nostalgic game that brings back memories.
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MrDippinDots
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Awesum Game
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ChaoticFury790
( 706.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Pros:
+Great and tactical gameplay
+Workshop provides great maps and skins to vote for
+Cool skins
+Fun to play with friends
+You can notice your aim and other skills getting better every second you play

Cons:
-A LOT OF HACKERS
-VAC is pure trash
-The only thing that prepares you for competitive is youtube videos or the dreaded casual
-Mass loads of russians and little kids
-Drop rates for skins that isnt blue is very very low
-Community is pure cancer (Sometimes funny though)
-64 tick servers that frustrate you to death
-Some skins are overpriced
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Donate me skins
( 884.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
10/10 fun lots
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Pseudo
( 307.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It was a good game for a while but there are three main problems:
1) Hackers are plentiful and you get punished for playing with one or against one. You will either get rekt immediately or never get a kill the entire game.
2) Smurfs are like hackers except you get win 4 rounds and will get 4 kills total. Unless you are at their skill level its not even worth playing the game out.
3) Finally the community is worse than COD's. There are more self entitled 8 year olds that think that they are kennyS then there are good players. These toxic people abuse voice chat to have conversations and being rude to other people rather than for its actual purpose. The first bind I got was to mute everyone in the server. These toxic players are usually qued so don't even dream of kicking them. And if you are toxic back, you get kicked. In fact I played for 5 hours after my last 1 week ban caused by this problem and was back at square one. They need to fix this or the game is f***ed. Its sad to see a game this beautiful ruined by 40 year old guys with nothing better to do and 8 year olds who's parents need to watch them closer.
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Juuzou Suzuya
( 872.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
This game is pretty good for those that wana put in hours of dedication to be the best. Don't bet though. :)
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2EasyAye
( 162.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Great game for anyone who likes games that revolve around team work
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Apollo_clockz
( 47.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Love this game sometimes
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
486 of 573 people (85%) found this review helpful
346 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,865.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
GabeN's way of stealing money from you legally.


Score: 10+
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286 of 338 people (85%) found this review helpful
295 people found this review funny
Recommended
93.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding lemon bars recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1) 2 cups Flour
2) 1/2 cup Sugar
3) 1/4 teaspoon Salt
4) 2 sticks (1 Cup) Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Cubes
5) Filling
6) 1-1/2 cup Sugar
7) 1/4 cup Flour
8) 4 whole Large Eggs
9) Zest And Juice Of 4 Medium-sized Lemons
10) Powdered Sugar, For Sifting

Directions:

1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into the prepared pan and bake until golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.

3. For the filling: Stir together the sugar and flour. Crack in the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until combined. Pour over the crust and bake about 20 minutes.

4. Allow to cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, then sift powdered sugar over the top before cutting into squares.

(Use an 8 x 10 pan if you'd like the layers to be a little thicker.)
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671 of 902 people (74%) found this review helpful
765 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,282.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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138 of 169 people (82%) found this review helpful
183 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,282.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Are you struggling to learn a foreign language? Would you like to be able to speak, read and write in that foreign language? THE WAIT IS OVER! Now you can learn the foreign language that you want to learn by playing your favourite game EVER!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the best gaming platform for language learners. You can play with "award winning" gamers from all over the world and be able to learn over 9000 languages effectively such as, Russian, Polish, German and even Japanese (everybody speaks English nowadays so who cares about it, right?). You can practice these languages with various players anytime by cursing them in-game and getting instant feedback! Now, isn't that AWESOME!

So what are you still waiting for? Just download Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and start learning your favourite language!
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832 of 1,179 people (71%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,002.1 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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253 of 351 people (72%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,214.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I had a lot of fun some years back in the 2012-2014 reaching the rank of Supreme mostly playing with friends but also as solo. I came back this year to try the game again after some absence from the scene.


WTF has happened?

This game has the worst community possible, it antagonizes the one that LoL has but I guess here things are worse. If you don't speak Russian you are doomed to play in competitive servers with people that don't speak English at all in about 80% of your matches, these guys use the VOIP system to speak Russian even if they are just 2 out the 5 players in your team, their only communication is shooting you or try to kick you if they think you do something wrong.

DON'T GET ME WRONG HERE
I have a lot of Russian friends through other games and they are really nice people.

Apart from the Russians another portion of the community is immature people, they go harsh on teammates, bash them, trolling them and in generally trying to prove something, these disputes in many cases end up with the player being either the attacker or the defender leaving the game or getting banned for friendly fire, about 80% of the times you play you will end up playing a 4vs5 Match (at least in my DMG and LE levels that I played this year). This is a team game, you can't win by yourself but most people don't get it. If you reach a higher level of skill it doesn't mean that you are also a good player in terms of tactics and strategies.

Another negative thing is the 64tick rate servers that the competitive system uses, I believe this is set to allow distant players to have a decent ping and/or to save resources for the servers. This thing ruins the game too, it makes aiming really funny, you will understand If you ever go on a LAN server or play on a 128 tick rate server, this will result into playing a totally different game. The way the rates work now is that the attacking player has always the advantage as prefiring won't leave the defender time to react.

There is huge but in all this:

Are you willing to pay a subscription?
If you have 4 dedicated friends to play the game with I guarantee you that you will have an excellent time if you decide to go play somewhere where you pay to play like ESEA and FACEIT with a better community. There you will find descent people that value their money and are willing to play in a higher level without having to take all this *love* mentioned above.

This review is written in frustration after playing 5 consecutive 4vs5 games only with non englsh-speaking teammates. And this scenario this year doesn't happen for the first time.
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144 of 202 people (71%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
876.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
30% Boosted troll kids
30% Smurfs
30% Cheaters
10% Chance of mental breakdown

Shame was great game once... :D
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161 of 232 people (69%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Vote kicking and cooldowns
I got vote kicked for saving my awp. Got a 30m ban


"30 minutes later"
Team says "Stack A" I go B because i didn't hear them. Vote Kicked 24 hours

"Next day"
Surely this wont happen again. I manage to play 3 competetive matches before a 12 year old says "ahaha Good bye!" And him and his friends vote kick me for 7 days...

Also there is no way to appeal these ♥♥♥♥ing bans and i just got another 7 day ban because i failed to kill someone and they got angry. Please dont get this i would refund it if i could, but i can't
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
612.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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."

Gameplay
The competitive game mode is the main grasp of the game for me. It features close to endless enjoyment and always offers a different experience each time. The game is heavily skill based, and will require some time and effort to get better. There is plenty of guns, all with different recoil patterns. There are many maps in the game, and new ones are added during operations. There are also community maps you can play with friends as well. The other gamemodes to competitive are more casual gamemodes, but are usually not as enjoyable, due to the lack of skill groups meaning you will end up against better or worse opponents to yourself.

Graphics and Optimisation
Graphics are not the main aim of CS:GO. They are nothing special, but are definately improved over previous games. The game is decently optimised, and can run on many machines, even old ones!

Additional Content
The game has microtransactions in the form of weapon skins. They offer no in-game advantage and simply change the appearance of the weapon. They can be bought in the form of cases and keys, bought off the market individually or earned by playing the game as drops. You can sell the weapons and cases you earn from playing the game on the market, equip them for yourself or trade with other players.

10/10 From Me
Sweep
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
928.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Do you like Russians?
Do you like raging and smashing your keyboards
Do you like constant fixing of setting cause game is glitchy
Do you like teamwork
Do you like wasting ur time and money.
Then buy this game it's amazingly addictive
The worse you are the more you play
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