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.).
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (501,593 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

 

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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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November 12, 2014

Operation Vanguard is now live

This operation features unlimited free access to a collection of six top-rated community maps, and introduces Campaigns – a new and rewarding way to play CS:GO. Forge your own path through a series of missions, earning extra Operation Vanguard Cases or weapon drops as a reward.

With your Access Pass, you can complete two missions per week in the two Campaigns included with the pass. If that’s not enough, you can take on optional Campaigns that will allow you to complete additional weekly missions and will send you farther across the globe. Complete a sequence of missions within a Campaign to earn Challenge Stars and upgrade your Operation Vanguard Challenge Coin!

In addition to campaigns, you’ll get a Competitive Scorecard to track key stats from all of your play in official competitive matches on Vanguard and Active Duty maps throughout the operation. Check out the Friends Leaderboard, and find out how you stack up against your friends.

Arms Race Update

Arms Race gets an overhaul with new rules and three maps previously restricted to Demolition mode. Will you charge through the weapon progression, or focus on taking down the enemy team’s leader? Check out this Arms Race Guide for all the info on the Arms Race update.

All this and more (including a new map in Demolition mode!) in today’s update, so what are you waiting for? Your Operation begins now!

See detailed update notes here.

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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

Windows
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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2,680 of 2,958 people (91%) found this review helpful
362 people found this review funny
213.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
It's like roulette; fun until it turns into Russian.
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2,598 of 2,927 people (89%) found this review helpful
538 people found this review funny
2,911.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Revan was only 23 years old.
He loved CS:GO so much.
He had most of the achievements and items.
He prayed to Gaben every night before bed, thanking him for the inventory he's been given.
"CS:GO is love," he says, "CS:GO is life."
His elder Dragon hears him and calls him a silver scrublord.
He knows his elder is just jealous of his son's devotion to Gabe.
He calls him a console peasant.
He slaps him and sends him to sleep.
He's crying now and his face hurts.
He lays in bed, and it's really cold.
He feels a warmth moving towards him.
He looks up.
It's Gabe!
He's so happy,
Gabe whispers into Revan's ear, "Try your chances... Open a case."
Gaben grabs Revan with his powerful dev-team hands and puts him on his hands and knees.
He's ready.
Revan opens his pockets for Gabe.
Gabe puts his hands deep into Revan's pockets.
It costs so much, but Revan does it for CS:GO.
Revan can feel his wallet emptying as his eyes start to water.
He accepts the terms and conditions.
Revan wants to please Gabe.
Gaben lets out a mighty roar as he fills Revan's computer with keys.
Revan opens all the cases and gets nothing worth anything at all.

CS:GO is love...
CS:GO is life... 
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3,505 of 3,978 people (88%) found this review helpful
268 people found this review funny
257.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
>see a guy
>shoot him
>miss every shot
>he turns around
>kills me in one shot
>exit cs:go

10/10
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9,212 of 10,599 people (87%) found this review helpful
219 people found this review funny
180.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
This game is:

10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% pleasure
50% pain
and 100% reason to purchase this game
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2,622 of 3,027 people (87%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
283.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Knife = free
Knife with paint on it = 200$
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1,958 of 2,252 people (87%) found this review helpful
118 people found this review funny
406.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
After more then 10 years , the Counter Terrorist need a Defuse Kit to defuse a bomb with the same defuse number as all other bombs.

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4,361 of 5,072 people (86%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
899.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I bought this game for the chickens, and was not disappointed. After exploring the countless lands the chickens have traveled far and wide, I realized their population was growing too large. The chickens had started to inhabit such horrid locations across the world, such as nuclear plants, and offices without cafeterias. I knew what had to be done. I bought a flip knife off of the steam market, and called PETA. I listened to In the Arms of an Angel in my Microsoft Professional Deluxe Gaming Chair 360 for about twelve hours with no response, so, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I loaded up de_nuke and started to put the chickens out of their misery. I cried harder that night than I have ever before.

The next morning, with tears in my eyes, I loaded up Counter-Strike: Global Chicken, and I saw a new item waiting in my inventory. My Flip Knife had turned into a Flip Knife Slaughter. At that moment, I realized what a horrible thing I had done.
With my hand shaking, I navigated my mouse, and uninstalled Counter-Strike: Global Chicken.

I regret everything I have done. I am writing this review to warn you about the chickens, and to let you know I have made a full recovery, and that I have started my new journey in Goat Simulator. Thank you, and farewell.
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807 of 907 people (89%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
503.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Your self-esteem either dies in this game or it inflates to unbearable proportions.
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1,431 of 1,662 people (86%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
1,058.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
CS GO in a nutshell:
ANGRY RUSSIAN: ♥♥♥♥ blyat
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: STFU stooped russian
ANGRY RUSSIAN: Idi nahui american kid
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: PUTIN PUTIN PUTIN
ANGRY RUSSIAN: OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: FU stooped freak
ANGRY RUSSIAN: ♥♥♥♥♥
Random guy: This game is so cool
''Random guy got Banned for inappropriate language''
10/10 (sorry for dem bad wordz )
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607 of 694 people (87%) found this review helpful
96 people found this review funny
527.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Got called a Hacker, Best moment in my life

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616 of 707 people (87%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
302.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This game is so good for your education.
I've learned more russian while playing this game for 2 months,
than in my entire life.

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273 of 292 people (93%) found this review helpful
197 people found this review funny
1,047.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Ever since buying this game, I:
-Have learned very fluent Russian and I'm getting 10s in my Russian class for just showing up
-Had my internet and PC crash more times than I could count
-Have never seen the sunlight since I bought it
-Lost all of my friends
-Spent almost $1000 on virtual pixels
-Have learned how many immature 12 year olds have ♥♥♥♥ed my mother

10/10
I would recommend this game to every 3 year old who knows the words ♥♥♥♥ and blyad
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2,625 of 3,153 people (83%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
89.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
When People Say This Game Is Bad...

I'm Globally Offended.

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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3,164 of 3,834 people (83%) found this review helpful
127 people found this review funny
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
If This game was a potato it would be a good potato.
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1,733 of 2,087 people (83%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
282.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
1.)case drop
2.)buy key
3.)open case
4.)wants extraordinary wep or knife
5.)got common wep
6.)buy more cases and keys
7.)got more common weps
8.)rage
9.)repeat

11/10 well done gaben
would buy again

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546 of 639 people (85%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
542.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
This game has been planned perfectly.

Gabe's plan has worked perfectly.

I have unboxed around 2,400 cases so far and gotten 8 knives.
I have spent around $13,000 on this game so far and still play like ♥♥♥♥.
I have played over 200 competitive matches and am still a Silver.
Every matchmaking team I get is a team of Russians who like saying "♥♥♥♥♥" and have a grudge against Obama and have a microphone that sounds like a cat trying to gargle shards of glass.

I will keep on unboxing cases, playing like a handicapped person, stay on Silver and keep buying expensive skins that apparently are supposed to make me better but don't.

Because after all, Gabe is love, Gabe is life.
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910 of 1,115 people (82%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
2,203.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
It's k.
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394 of 463 people (85%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Your #1 Russian teacher
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692 of 846 people (82%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
382.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This game taught me how to be racist.
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831 of 1,036 people (80%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
587.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
played counter-strike for 15 years, now I pay money to kill chickens ,

11/10 would go KFC again
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