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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Very Positive (41,265 reviews) - 87% of the 41,265 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,404,771 reviews) - 92% of the 1,404,771 user reviews for this game are positive.
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
611 of 671 people (91%) found this review helpful
509 people found this review funny
Recommended
561.6 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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657 of 733 people (90%) found this review helpful
758 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.0 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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419 of 538 people (78%) found this review helpful
497 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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503 of 660 people (76%) found this review helpful
510 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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182 of 224 people (81%) found this review helpful
68 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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72 of 88 people (82%) found this review helpful
25 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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153 of 214 people (71%) found this review helpful
43 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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43 of 44 people (98%) 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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203 of 293 people (69%) found this review helpful
202 people found this review funny
94 of 128 people (73%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
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Eccentric
1,023.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
A tentative recommendation

Pros:

Extremely balanced, adequate updates and support, tons of mods and custom community game-modes to try out, smooth controls, an active competitive scene, and a skill ceiling other games envy over.

Cons:

One of the worst communities in all of gaming. Almost as bad as League of Legends, which is saying something. Filled to the brim with angsty teenagers who thrive on edginess and memes. Littered with neonates whose parents keep poor track of their credit cards.

If you're a woman or any apparent minority and you need to make calls aloud on the mic, make sure to queue only with friends or become a regular on a server with a moderator that cares. It's not worth putting up with, and you can only block so many edgesters before team coordination is impossible.
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Dallas? ¿sallaD
270.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
THANK THE GOOD GOD ABOVE

THEY NERFED THE SCOUT JUMP SHOT
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✪Kaiyu
54.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
♥♥♥♥♥s
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BananaMan
337.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great Game
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Swatevaghee
179.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Very Good Very Nice
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Sas
111.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Sick
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214.3 hrs
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:))
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STANKNUT
1,032.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
I once sat down to play this game... I have not gotten up yet...
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Shendelzare
32.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
GG WP!! Best game ever
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FluffGod "Acr0"
663.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
I give this game A+
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