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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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
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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$teveveveveveven
( 434.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
very fun, 10/10
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♋ Angie ♋
( 117.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
very fun much wow
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phoon
( 815.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I mean like tbh this game is more fun than just Call Of Duty, but lets just make this clear, there is a lot of toxic people on this game because of silvers doesnt want to kick me out of games when i get busy on work or parents be calling me. And there is too manny god damn smurfs in this game. I think this game needs an age restriction. the only age i prefere in this game is only 16 yrs old and up. I dont want anny stupid kids playing this game and people that spread out memes a lot. Even this game is over rated. Im still playing it but for now on i want it to be like source cuz realy idk whats the point on making a seccond game on counter-strike that people go crazy over skins and memes and soo manny toxic people. If these kids want to be toxic to other people on dm or competitive mm or anny other games like faceit, cevo, and esea, they need punishment because this game is just one of the most toxic games ive ever played. Its even more toxic than league of legends i tell ya. So i want a new update about that smurfs and cheaters cuz people use that program instead of a script. i want cheaters to be banned forever. and keep their IP bann on steam so they wont have to communicate with other people. I hate this game soo mutch that it makes me want to kill myself and i will never make it to the pro leagues. all i ever wanted on this main acc is to make it to global. Im done bieng a silver. I am sick and tired of these steriotypical people acting lie a ♥♥♥♥ing DJ in a game and one of those easly triggered guys. You know what ima give this message to valve. The god of counter-strike is comming back. and nobody will ever stop me so im taking phoons spot and i will show these hackers whos boss and not to mess counter-strike. Im done here. This is my life on Counter-Strike. Here is the summary, "Fix the game and clean it up so people can do better at counter-strike". That is all i ever wanted make counter-strike a better place.
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KC
( 102.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Gud.
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Henstergamer
( 448.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
Would Get One Deaged Again....
Would Get 7 Dayed Again....
Would Get Called A Salty **** Again....
Would Get Kicked Again....
Would Get Stuck On Asian Servers Again....
Would Get Mic Spammed Rush B Again....


Would Still Play This Game For 500 Hours Again....
Trust Me Buy This Game
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Yeezus
( 1,370.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Best FPS game I have played in my life, as you can see in my hours!
Never gets boring with the community servers.
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GriM
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
pretty good
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Lui
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Hay thats Pretty good
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594 of 696 people (85%) found this review helpful
435 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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548 of 647 people (85%) found this review helpful
573 people found this review funny
Recommended
96.7 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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187 of 231 people (81%) found this review helpful
251 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,293.6 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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90 of 99 people (91%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
404.2 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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241 of 338 people (71%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
891.1 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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77 of 97 people (79%) found this review helpful
74 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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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,109.8 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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47 of 59 people (80%) 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
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51 of 66 people (77%) found this review helpful
56 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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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
154.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
. cooldown for kicking afk people
. cooldown if others kick you
. cooldown for leaving matches (even for network connections )
. worst community
. expensive skins
. cooldown for damaging teammates too much (even by accident)
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best game ever
14/10
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