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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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

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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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272.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Rush B
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red 赤
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
fix moi gayme lil bois
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Louis CSGOx14.com
63.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
good game!! i love it
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Infinite
445.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
CSGO is a strategic twist on most fps games you can't just pick up a controller and play it like call of duty it takes time and effort to achieve greatness and triump against hackers and scripting ♥♥♥ bois have fun and explore;)
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1,096.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
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Nifty_Carnival47
116.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
♥♥♥♥in ♥♥♥♥ game

10/10 would play it again
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u wat?!?!
156.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
single worst game you will ever play. i recieved a 24 hour ban for leaving early. Not mad. Usually i que with 2 other people. And we end up kicking one of the players becuase they are obnoxtious and usually won't play the game without griefing us. So we ended up kicking this kid, but i ended up skipping my 2 day ban and immediatley got a 7 day ban. it just got over 3 days ago. i was happy to play. So i'm playing cache with my friends. I accidentally AWPed my friend who walked in front of the barrel. It was fine cause it was one person. Butthen i through an incendiary grenade and because i tapped D the grenade went straight right. It ended up laning on two of my low health teammates nearby and killing them. I recieve another 7 dan ban. Now i am ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off. Because the fact that i pressed D for a split second and it scews right is BS. This game is broken. And it's really hard to enjoy the game when its is about as realistic as the teletubbies. I honestly hate this game. ANd i don't encorage andyone that is lookng for a fun time to get this game. The people that play it are toxic, annoying, and deserve to get bans for greifing, but then the people that playing this game fo their enjoyment get punished. I called Valve to complain about their terrible game and how they need to fix alot of things besides the sounds of the guns. their cosumer service is terrible and unhelpful. THis is the most rage inducing game. I don't suggest that you get this game.
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fuck
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
idi
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Benny
15.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
LOVE IT!! <33
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The_Entomologist
221.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
220 hours in and I'm still Silver 1! Good game though
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
534 of 585 people (91%) found this review helpful
458 people found this review funny
Recommended
560.7 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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601 of 673 people (89%) found this review helpful
672 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.6 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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346 of 443 people (78%) found this review helpful
402 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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422 of 556 people (76%) found this review helpful
432 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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787 of 1,080 people (73%) found this review helpful
116 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
433.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW IS TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY, NOT FULLY TOWARDS THE GAMEPLAY

REMEMBER THIS REVIEW IS A PART OF MY EXPERIENCE, SOME OF THE THINGS I SAY HERE ARE FACTS, AND SOME ARE MY OPINIONS

Who the fu** are you to judge CS:GO?

Mr_Oren, And from my 420+ (xd) hours in the game I think I can write a review and be an hero after this review.
I don't recommend this game not because of it's gameplay, rather, it's Community.
You see, the community is SO dumb.

Reasons for my statement:

1) Unjustified Kicks (resulting in ban)
The last time I played the game (about a week ago) I got banned for a week for doing accidental enemy damage, it was anyways the last round of us losing (10:15) for us, and yet they (The players, not Steam) kicked me at the END OF THAT ROUND, which got me banned for a week (for getting kicked of too many games).
And YES I DO UNDERSTAND you don't get kicked by the algorithm (even though I did not) and get banned for 30 minutes, then 2 hours, etc
Stop stating that.


2) People leaving in middle of competitive
I cannot tell how many times happend to me that in a middle of a game, people just left our team! and left us to lose.
Now, I understand if people have to do things in real life, real life > CSGO after all, but at least make sure you have an hour or so before you start a game to make sure you won't ruin an experience for someone else.

2.5) Example
Hell, one game the thing happend to the enemy team, but rather than one guy, 3 people left from their team, I felt kinda sorry for them.

3) Use of specific weapons
The community also seems to think that using "p90" or any of the SMGs is bad, or "silver", even though it's complete BS.

"Either you live enough to be called a hacker, or you die and be called a noob"

4) Game search
Another issue I have with CS:GO is the fact that games are not checking for people from your country, how many times it happend to you to play a game with 4 people that are spanish? you're DEAD.
My point with this is that I think the game should determine what country you are from, and play with people from that country.

5) Smurfs
Also smurfs are a problem, a HUGE UNFAIR problem, and if you say "It'll make you better to fight against a smurf!".. I don't know what you smoked, but that's clearly BS.

6) Gameplay
The gameplay itself IS fun, it's VERY fun to play, but just the Community's ruining the game for me.
Another issue (That is mine) is that I'm so addicted to this game.. I just can't leave it alone, I keep trying to stop playing and I come back, hopefully now I won't come back with my 420 hours in the game.

7) Unjustified kicks [p2]
Another problem in the community is that people vote to kick others, just because they're "noobs", which is so BS.

Also Hitboxes are SH**, people with ping higher than 200 should not be even playing (or be moved to a different server)

8) "You have sh** K/D ratio! you're not allowed to have an opinion!"
Now for the thing I hate the MOST about the Community, is people using the K/D (Kill / Death) ratio to determine if you can have a fu****** valid opinion or not!
As an example:
Me: Man not good idea to rush it
EnemyOnOtherTeam: 5/10

Just STOP.

More Points
* I will not download third party software to enjoy the game, I think it's stupid that I need to download third party software to actually enjoy the game and play with less toxic players.

* Some people say "Oi mate, simply play with friends, will resolve your problem", I disagree, since many things happend even with your enemy team like reason 8.
Besides that, what if I don't want to play with friends / I don't have Steam friends that own the game?

Honorable Mentions
*All the people who downvoted this review just because they love the game and I dont.
*All the people who make "reviews" with a joke and get like 96% positive, or a moron that leaves the game idle with IdleMaster for 10K hours and then uses it is a joke.

NOTICE: If you DISAGREE with this opinion, downvote, and COMMENT your reason, I respect your opinion, but don't be just like "csgo is gud fu** u"
Once again, remember this is MY opinion, there are some things I say here as facts (because some ARE), and some I say from my OPINION.
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131 of 159 people (82%) found this review helpful
51 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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182 of 245 people (74%) found this review helpful
177 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,566.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Before I started playing CSGO I was depressed and not motivated to do anything and I hated my job and didn't know what to do in my life.

But this game has totally changed my mind and opened a new chapter to my life. Finally I found something that I am good and helps me to reduce stress.

However, this have become an addiction and I can not STOP playing this game 24/7 and even got FIRED by my boss for being late and tired at work. But who CARES that job sucks anyways.

But now I have become a potatoe and jobless and still opening cases to get a knife and hoping to get a PAYDAY $$$ :)
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126 of 170 people (74%) found this review helpful
37 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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178 of 255 people (70%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
19 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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