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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    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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MiSTREV
( 244.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I find that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the funnest games I have played yet. I hope to get into eSports for it but I can't dream too big!
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Obvious Catfish
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
This game needs a patch so desperately it's not even funny. The game's hit detection is ♥♥♥♥ing broken and it's just not fun anymore. It USED TO be fine, but now it sucks ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥.

I'm glad there are like, barely ANY cheaters, but as of the most recent patches, the amount of utter ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t coming from the game makes it FEEL like there are as many cheaters as CoD.

I never got to play Comp, because i was never motivated enough to play it. If you're gunna tell me "Comp is the most fun part of the game", well ♥♥♥♥ off. I played ONE match, went negative, won the game and it wasn't fun AT ALL.


Casual, arms race and even ♥♥♥♥ing deathmatch are more fun in my opinion. Too bad the more recent patches have been breaking the game beyond playability. I would recommend this game, i really would, but only once it's fixed and at a PLAYABLE level.
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Captain
( 284.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Good banta + Good times = Should Purchase
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Lummelex #LastProfile
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Poland, its Poland...
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leg men are a dying race
( 438.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
toxic community simulator 20xx
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Alright Kid
( 360.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Its lit. Dope game, filled with dope 12vie lads.
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577 of 677 people (85%) found this review helpful
418 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,865.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
GabeN's way of stealing money from you legally.


Score: 10+
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505 of 594 people (85%) found this review helpful
518 people found this review funny
Recommended
96.6 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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179 of 221 people (81%) found this review helpful
242 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,290.7 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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312 of 424 people (74%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,215.1 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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227 of 315 people (72%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
889.5 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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60 of 68 people (88%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
403.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
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

Essentially - CS is a greedy woman, but I love her all the time.

11 / 10 would play again
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68 of 86 people (79%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
Recommended
945.3 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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44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 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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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,106.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Honestly, what can i say about CS:GO. This game is a little tricky to get used to but after a while, you'll really enjoy the game. Being able to jetpack across the sky and trickshot the enemy for the game winning kill has to be one of the best things i've ever done on this game. Although the zooming in function may be alittle buggy, the iron sights for the AK and M4 are amazing. Leveling up and getting new attachments for weapons make the game even more fun that it already is. I hope that everyone will consider trying out the game and enjoy all the fun things that make this the best Call of Duty game out there. Thank you for reading.
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45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
609.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game has a crazy in-depth story line with insanely insightful philosophy into the terrorism battle that is haunting the United States. This game is all about terrorists vs. counter - terrorists and it makes you see both sides of the story and how sometimes the terrorists just need a little bit of love. This game really unveils the whole "Bush did 9/11" conspiracy and proves how steel beams can be destroyed by bombs. In fact, anything can be destroyed by bombs. That is why terrorists have an inert advantage when it comes to tactical warfare; however, the counter - terrorists have many tools themselves, such as powerful guns and the powers to defuse the bombs that the terrorists plant. All in all, I would have to say this game is pretty interesting in the whole terrorism fiasco that America is going through right now and is definitely insightful into many things concerning Osama bin Laden and whether the fact that Obama is black or an alien. No one really knows, I personally think he is half black half martian.
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