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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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
    • 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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Fuck you overwatch
1,037.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Overwatch is the dumbest thing I've heard. Get's people vac banned because some people think you hacked in one of the games. Good job on giving the players overwatch since some of the players that view this suck at this game anyways.
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b9m
356.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
ruined by smurfs and cheaters
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Elite killer
29.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
guys you must try this game its so awoseome i really like it and its cheap
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FunyunFTW
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
This game was truly amazing
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RaGe
1,131.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
4/10 I have over a 1000 hours on this game and when I think about that it saddens me, not because I've spent so long on a game but simply because of all the fps games this one does it best and still only gets a 4 out of 10.

Pro's - matchmaking is simple, plenty of players, it can be addictive and fun, it's one of those games you prefer to play with friends.

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Con's get ready there's a list - Ok straight of the bat... Hit reg, I recall playing bf2 and being able to snipe an afk in the head several times to no avail, despite seeing blood... Despite watching the replays that clearly show tracers entering and leaving the body it is very common for bullet registration to not pick up your shots, This is incredibly annoying on a game that's main feature is shooting other f*****g players (yes I am annoyed)

Cheaters... If you thought War z was bad you have not come prepared, stop selling this game for a pound to people in Russia, this is not a racist generalisation, the game is dirt cheap over there when it's on sale and each time there's a sale the game acquires more and mroe blatent cheaters. The Vac system is dog **** and the anti cheat is left to the community to report and then watch reported cheaters who don't even lose their account...

You might wonder why this is, well since this game makes so much money for valve thanks to it's market place for skins bought for in game guns there is no real good reason for them to take cheaters accounts from them as they get a percentage of the market sale price...

DLC, I can't think of another game where I pay for DLC, that comes out about every 9 F******** months to then have said DLC removed from my account and game after around 8 weeks...
SO what we get instead is around 10 maps that are about 15 years old (cs 1.6 etc) to play for 9 months at a time to then get dlc which we pay for so we can learn and play new maps for 8 weeks before loosing them again to wait another 9 months. Why won't valve just leave the chuffing things in the game?

Honestly save your self the pain, do not buy this game, you will only end up annoyed with the occasional enjoyable game, but mostly you will end up ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off because some cheating scum bag just hit you through 3 boxes and a train a round after you missed every single bullet from a foot away on an afk. For the game to finish with said hacker on 40 kills and 5 deaths with 5 in game hours and about 20 skins you can't afford because well... you don't have 200 pound to spend on a ♥♥♥♥ing pointless knife skin.

Valve, make hl3 and then please just crawl into a hole, you don't deserve our custom.

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Vamp
134.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
One of the best games played
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큰 뜻
220.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
CSGO is wanna the best game i ever play in life and its funny when u play with friends, Guns are really good
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The Lorax
780.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Played for 2 years, still GN1. rate 1/10 worst game of the minute
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PsychG
811.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Kill Me
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Nightfuryninja™
268.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
I enjoy the game and would reccomend it but VAC needs to be updated. Valve has the money to but VAC at its current status is just a money making machine. Please Valve we don't want to buy ESEA subscriptions.
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1,621 of 1,732 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,239 people found this review funny
Recommended
302.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Joke review? There's too many, here is the truth.

This is the game that:

You love to hate
You can't sleep at night over
You throw things around the room
You scream at your monitor
You start yelling at people that come in your room and start asking questions
You get ridiculed just for playing a match
You are cheered on by your team
You get flashed by your teammate
You meet children
You meet adults
You meet adults that act like children
You learn the term "tked" the hard way
You are constantly called a kitty cat
You are told you are homosexual
You are told you are lesbian
You are told you will never be a pro despite never trying to be one
You are told you will never be a minor despite never trying to be one
You are told you will never win a lan despite never trying to enter one
You apparently live in your mom's basement
You find out your mom has been having some strange relationships
You find out your dad has been having some strange relationships
You are recommended to drink bleach
You learn you are autistic
You try to ruin someone's internet/real life
You watch people get bans for tking
You meet the most terrible people on the internet
You meet queued people that just look forward to kicking you before the win (If solo queued)
You are held to high degree by your team to clutch everything even 1v4s
You learned the term "clutch or kick" the hard way
You are told you suck even though you have way more kills/kdr than them
You are called a hacker for listening to footsteps
You are told the bomb is B when it is actually A
You pop out of an angle only to get one shotted
You hit sweet sweet flicks
You can't aim worth ♥♥♥♥
You hear the classic excuse "I'm not even trying bro"
You turn racist/culturist
You find the DJs
You find the soundboard bros
You find the most strategic people you will ever meet in a game
You realize you are a rage quitter
You lash out to other people who lash out to you
You try to calm others down
You learn the term "tilted"
You meet people who watch youtube vids and think that's the only way the plan can go
You meet people who think the team should die for them so they can get the kills
You get screwed from people leaving your team
You find people that just like to afk grief and watch your team lose and probably laugh
You find people not skilled enough to play their ranks so they throw the match and derank down
You get in a match and someone needs to go afk for 5-15mins or leave
You play overpass
You realize playing overpass was a terrible choice
You get connection errors
You get screwed over by your IP and get a cooldown ban
You meet who lag purposely
You win some
You lose some
You tie some
You rank up
You rank down
You Ace
You don't get a kill for a long while
You become top fragger
You become bottom fragger
You go 16-0
You go 0-16
You learn the maps
You find out you didn't really learn said maps
You find people calling out to help the team
You find people with no mics to help out the team
You find people with mics that bought the cheapest mic possible

But yet in all the madness somehow it is ok...

You get back on the next day and go through the same roll of ♥♥♥♥ again and you do it with a smile.. at least when you start.

That my friends is a game that will carry on with you forever.
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261 of 299 people (87%) found this review helpful
333 people found this review funny
Recommended
10,561.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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303 of 357 people (85%) found this review helpful
299 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,091.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Cᴏᴜɴᴛᴇʀ﹣Sᴛʀɪᴋᴇ﹕ Gʟᴏʙᴀʟ Oғғᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ
FPS/Shooter

Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ sᴇᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ ᴏɴ ғɪʀᴇ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ ɢᴜɴsʜᴏᴛs ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀᴅ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴛᴀɴᴋ ᴀ ɢʀᴇɴᴀᴅᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴘᴏɪɴᴛ﹣ʙʟᴀɴᴋ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄʜᴀsᴇ ᴄʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
Cʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs ᴄᴀɴ﹙ᴛ﹚ ᴄʜᴀsᴇ ʏᴏᴜ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴋɪʟʟ ᴀ ғɪsʜ ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜʀᴏᴡ ᴀ ɴᴀᴅᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ. Sʜᴏᴏᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɢᴜɴs ᴏғ ᴀɴʏ ᴄᴀʟɪʙᴇʀ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏᴛ ʜᴀʀᴍ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀᴛ ᴀʟʟ ﹙Wʜʏ ɴᴏ ғɪsʜ sᴄᴀʟᴇs﹣ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀʀᴍᴏʀ﹖﹗ ﹚
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ғᴀʟʟ ғʀᴏᴍ ₂₀ ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ ʀᴜɴ ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛʟʏ ғɪɴᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ɢᴇᴛ sʜᴏᴛ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀʀᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ₁₀₀% ᴀᴄᴄᴜʀᴀᴛᴇ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏsᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹙ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹐ғᴏʀ sᴋɪɴs﹚ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ɢᴇᴛ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ɢᴏᴏᴅ.
Dɪɢɪᴛᴀʟ ᴋɴɪᴠᴇs ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴄᴏsᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴋɴɪᴠᴇs.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏsᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍɪɴᴅ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ·ᴛ sᴡɪᴍ.
Cʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
~₁₀/₁₀~
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307 of 369 people (83%) found this review helpful
429 people found this review funny
Recommended
247.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
List of languages you will learn if you play this game.

-Russian
-More Russian
-Russian
-Ancient Russian
-Forgotten Russian
-Native Russian
-Advanced Russian
-Unknown Form Of Russian
-Every language in Asia
-Russian
-Russianese
-More Russian
-Nordic Russian
-Slavic Russian
-Amish Russian
-Mexican Russian
-Russianaria
-MADAFAKIN RUSSIAN M*
-and what ever the ♥♥♥♥ language is this "♥♥♥♥ yaw atistek pieze ofp sheet mudafak, ya sock at thesz geme harder then yurr mom. ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥"
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216 of 294 people (73%) found this review helpful
161 people found this review funny
Recommended
201.2 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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70 of 78 people (90%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,460.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Nobody likes this game, but we all play it. It's that game you hate, yet you continue to play it. Sometimes you even dump large sums of money into it, and hate it still afterwards. But what are you gonna do? Play again.
How much do I hate this game out of 10? 9/10.
How likely am I to play this game again shortly? 10/10
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51 of 53 people (96%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
188.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
before I played this game I used to be depressed and miserable, but csgo turned that around, now I'm miserable and depressed.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
503.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
IQ tests should be mandatory before playing on competitive matchmaking.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,560.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Every team consists of 5 people:
1.You
2.Russian Guy
3.Another Russian Guy
4.Russian Guy who speaks English
5.A 6 year old kid who slept with your mother

Welcome to CSGO everybody!
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54 of 81 people (67%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
>get into comp match, everyone on my team is in a clan with eachother
>they are all polish and are clearly mocking me even though I don't understand polish
>Carry team to victory anyway
>they vote kick me just as we win

This is why you never play csgo on your main account. If you play solo like me be prepared for endless ♥♥♥♥ like this that will make you want to kill yourself just kidding, everyone knows we are already dead inside
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