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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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
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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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IM A DENOMINATOR CSGOHILL.com
( 274.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is really fun, except it's really easy to get banned on it, and skins are a lot of money usually, so yeah.
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Glorious Bob
( 251.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
CS:GO is a really fun and addicting game, with tons of replayability. However, the competitive rank up system is rigged, making the game super hard to level up for people. It is virtually impossible to level up without a lobby with friends.

I know a guy that has been Silver 1 for the past month ever since starting his account, and he constantly queues with Silver 4's and Elites, but still can't level up, even though he has not done bad and won many games. There are also a huge amount of smurfs (maybe hackers) that really make the experience ♥♥♥♥♥♥. CS:GO is a classic, legendary game; but like every other game, also has it's flaws.
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Yung Budi
( 370.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fun,competitive game
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Gandalf The White
( 548.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Thank you, Valve :)

What I gave to Counter-Strike:
1.Time
2.Love
3.Money
4.Hating Russians
5.Rage

What Counter-Strike gave me:
1.I must buy a new mouse and/or keyboard every month
2.Spending money on keys, opening a knife and you must open another one-> spending more money on keys-> got nothing
3.Spamming "♥♥♥♥ blyat" when I hear Russians :D
4.A team of 5 players:
You and 4 Russian guys- one of them speaks English
5.You start hating them more than your worst nightmare
6.You have spent over 549 hours playing this game and you realize you have wasted your time just for fun
7.Then you learn Russian more than every Russian guy
8.I realized that I love Counter-Strike more than my Girlfriend
9.She hates this fact
10.I am alone
11.RIP my life


115/10 would buy and play this game again
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dedelioni
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Kill yoiur friends.

10/10
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Kernel
( 1,813.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
10/10 IGN
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Syko_eclips3
( 30.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The game is very fun however you do get into lobbies with people in the casual mode, who lets just say should be in the competitve mode. They try way too hard. oh and if you dont like quick scoping this is NOT the game for you. almost every single lobby theres at least on person who is using the AWP a one shot kill sniper. Other than that if you dont mind that stuff its a good third person shooter game
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479 of 531 people (90%) found this review helpful
418 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,329.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
In this game you will do this.

1) Check every profile
2) Report everyone
3) Hate every country
4) Spam 'ez pz' even if you win 16-14
5) Voice_Enable 0
6) Ask to get kicked from competitive game because you lost pistol round
7) Curse everything
8) Play d2 forever
9) 10/10
10) Rush b

-By far the most masterpiece game ever-
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584 of 675 people (87%) found this review helpful
573 people found this review funny
Recommended
667.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
> you see an enemy
> you shoot and miss almost every shot
> enemy turns around
> one taps you
> "Damage given: 99 in 4 hits"

10/10 best game would uninstall again
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274 of 304 people (90%) found this review helpful
174 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,651.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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179 of 196 people (91%) found this review helpful
178 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,099.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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272 of 339 people (80%) found this review helpful
243 people found this review funny
Recommended
318.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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173 of 214 people (81%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
382.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Me: /gets a clutch 1v3
Me: /gets AWP
Kid on my team: Gimme AWP!!!!!! (and other inaudible words/screams)
Me: Negative.

I get teamkilled 5 seconds later.

Best game. 7/11 would play again.
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313 of 429 people (73%) found this review helpful
311 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,739.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Things I gave to Counter-Strike:
1. Time
2. Love

Things Counter-Strike gave me:

Rage
Hatred of some country!
Broken keyboard
Broken mouse
Server crashes
Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing
Lag
Cheaters
64 tick servers
bad grades
headache from my ♥♥♥♥♥♥ team
cancer
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272 of 375 people (73%) found this review helpful
230 people found this review funny
128 of 179 people (72%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,728.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
After playing for nearly 2000 hours, you'd expect I'd be pretty good at this game, but I'm actually bloody awful. A good percentage of the community is too toxic for you to even enjoy playing - and if you get toxic teammates then you've almost definitely lost the game and will probably derank to be surrounded by people who are even more toxic and even less competent.

So why recommend it? It's the best of a worst situation type thing, you see, every game the industry has dropped on us recently has been a down right disappointment so instead of dealing with those games just buy skins. Skins are literally the only reason to play this game :^)

Sometimes the game is fun but that's usually because some ruskis are shouting at eachother instead of shouting at you and you just sit there like "hue ♥♥♥♥ blyat idi nahui silly ruskis :))"
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193 of 290 people (67%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
113.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
If Valve had focused on banning cheaters rather than giving ordinary people competitive cooldowns,this game wouldn't be such a ♥♥♥♥ing cancer.
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