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 (276,695 reviews)
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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November 12

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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November 3

New Workshop Publishing Process

To All Workshop Submitters,

We've recently updated the workshop submission tools for CS:GO, and as a result the process for generating a new (or modifying an old) submission has changed.

If you are updating a prior submission or generating a new submission:

1) Launch CS:GO
2) Open the console
3) type 'workshop_publish' and press enter.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

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Purchase the Operation Vanguard Access Pass in game to gain access to the following features:

  • A personal Operation Journal to track your Campaign progress
  • 44 New Campaign Missions
  • Operation Case Drops
  • Upgradable Operation Challenge Coin

Offer ends February 10th

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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1,547 of 1,786 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,574.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I didn't know how many 12 year olds ♥♥♥♥ed my mum until this game opened my eyes.
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1,745 of 2,045 people (85%) found this review helpful
708.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Knife in real life: 10$
Knife in game: 400$

10/10
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1,916 of 2,265 people (85%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshoted by someone - "Owned!!" and get teabagged
Kill someone with a grenade - "Luck!!"
Get killed by someone with a grenade - "AHAHAHAHA"
Get teamkilled by someone - "Get out of the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Someone dies - The deceased one starts to rage
Your team lose the round - Your team starts to rage
Your team is losing 10-2 - Someone rages quit
Go to the balcony in Italy - "You ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious!?"
Warm up - Everybody tries to spawn kill
Score is 5-1 in your favor - "This is a T map!"
Score is 1-5 againts you - "This is a CT map!"
Lose the first 2 rounds - Someone asks to get kicked
Last round - Everybody buys Negev
Your team is loosing and you are in last - Someone vote to kick you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Your team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

The RAGE Simulator is REAL
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543 of 664 people (82%) found this review helpful
167.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Saved my money for 6 rounds in competetive to buy an AWP, my team member then killed me at round start and stole my AWP. Next round I killed him as revenge; got banned from competetive.
8/8, valve plz
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357 of 429 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
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Click for Gameplay Trailer - Review
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Graphics:
+ better maps and models
+ more details
+ good fire effects
- smooth animations

Control:
+ perfect shooter controls
+ new clear purchase menu
+ good mini map
+ always visible team status

Level Design:
+ even improved design
+ successful new maps

Sound:
+ good location on the opponent crotch and shot noise
+ familiar and quickly recognizable weapon sounds

Others:
+ game design always adrenalin impulsive
+ highly exciting and challenging destruction matches
+ weapons require different handling
+ long term motivation

CS: GO unfolds exactly the same suction as the old parts, even if you look at, first of all needs to change in the not unimportant matters than someone who just fresh change from the first Counter-Strike or source. But one has once dared to Dust, Italy or Train and completed a few rounds, you do not want to just stop. Besides, one gets to a server in which the opposing team is so dominant that you can also catch up without weapons in the fight. But hey, then you simply just change the server, as simple as that.

Both of these tiers feature several maps--original CS maps like de_dust are reproduced here and still going strong, mixed in with entirely new maps--and each map is tied to one of two game types.
In Defusal, one team (the Terrorists) must plant a bomb at a critical site and defend it until it explodes, while the other team (the Counter-Terrorists) must try to either prevent them from planting it or defuse it before it goes off. The other game type, Hostage Rescue, turns the tables.
Here, the Terrorists have taken a group of AI hostages that they must protect until time runs out, while the CTs must assault their location and free the hostages.

Pieces of Counter-Strike formula are dated at this point, but the excellent heart and soul of the Global Offensive is timeless. Teams are small weapons are deadly, and rounds are short.
There is an addictive just-one-more-round quality to it, as there is to do better than last time, to earn a satisfying kill, or to win in a new way, a constant desire. Call of Duty and Battlefield veterans will wonder why they can not escape even by enemy fire or look down the iron sights to aim to improve; Counter-Strike players will feel like they walked into their renovated home.

Arms Race and Demolition - that make for a more agreeable introduction. They're derived from Gun Game, which you may remember from Call of Duty: Black Ops' Wager Match options but which began life as a Counter-Strike modification, and the basic idea is that every time you kill someone you get a new weapon.
In Arms Race, it's technically team deathmatch but really it's a free-for-all where only half the guys in the game are shooting at you, and you have to work your way through rifles, shotguns, pistols and sniping all the way up to a golden knife.
Demolition, It's a mash-up of the core Counter-Strike bomb-defusal objective variant with Gun Game-inspired rules, tweaked so that you get a new weapon after each round in which you register a kill (rather than immediately every time you drop someone) and so that weapons get progressively weaker - starting with, say, an M4A4 assault rifle and moving toward weaker pistols and manual-reload shotguns.

The graphics in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are in a realistic style. They show an Italian village, Middle Eastern villages, an office, and other locations, as well as weapons, player and weapon skins, some of which. In bright neon colors like pink or blue The sounds in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are tracks that players make while running and while walking or squatting; shots; and the voices of the characters, things like "throwing a flashbang" and "smoke to throw." The music in Counter-Strike say: Global Offensive is orchestral in style and changes dynamically on what based within the game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a reminder that quality can be permanent rather than fleeting, and the new additions give us new reasons to take interest. If you're into shooters, team-based gameplay, or just classic games that are updated well, you won't do better than CS:GO.
Counter Strike is timeless, CS:GO is a a reconnect with a classic FPS.

Score: 82 / 100


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993 of 1,277 people (78%) found this review helpful
107.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
It's like masturbating but with a glove on, its rough for the first couple times, but you get use to it after awhile.

totally worth the redness.
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329 of 426 people (77%) found this review helpful
361.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
played counter-strike for 15 years, now I pay money to kill chickens ,

11/10 would go KFC again
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195 of 243 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
the book is better
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546 of 754 people (72%) found this review helpful
400.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
You shoot people, and then you get shot back.
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457 of 648 people (71%) found this review helpful
974.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game upsets me greatly on a daily basis, kicks me in the shins, steals all my money then runs away, would not recommend.
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140 of 187 people (75%) found this review helpful
872.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Why is Counter Strike Global Offensive so special?

List of your experience in-game:

-Technical issues-

*Expect unexplained lag sometimes!
*Random disconnects!
*Tons of bugs!
*In some rounds, you'll be floating in the air!
*The scoreboard tab sometimes doesn't open!
*Your game will mess up your Skype/Teamspeak sound settings!
*Expect random crashes!
*If you Alt-Tab you'll not be able to write on the lobby chat!
*64 tick servers will make you rage!

-Community Issues-

*You'll be kicked by no reason!
*Expect random Team-Kill!
*Prepare yourself for random insults!
*If you accidentally throw your weapon, someone will steal it!
*You'll be needing a weapon and someone with 16000$ won't buy you one!
*Sometimes you'll be alone in a team of 4 pre-made, who will make your life a hell!
*You'll be talking in English and your team answering in Polish, Russian, Portuguese, etc!
*Some guys will show off their awesome/expensive skins, yet they will be of no use to the team!
*There will be days where you'll be unstoppable and others were you'll be useless!
*If you're good you'll be called a hacker, cheater, smurf or they will just say you're lucky!
*If you're bad they will call you, a noob, Troll, ♥♥♥ and they will tell you to uninstall!
*Some people will join a match just to troll the team!
*The chat-box will be spammed by insults, rage or fishy links!
*Guys will spam the voice chat, sing, do weird noises just to ♥♥♥♥ you off!
*Some people will tell you what to do!
*You'll get ♥♥♥♥ed off, when a decisive round, is lost because of a bad player!
*The guy in last will be the one who complains the most in your team!
*Someone will buy during “eco” rounds!
*There will be guys who will try to do a 1 vs 5 and not save!
*You will find lower ranks playing better than higher ranks!
*You'll be always improving and loosing your rank!
*Your team will be horrible and the enemy team full of pro's & hackers!
*You'll be looking to player's profiles to see how much hours they have or if they've got a vac ban!
*You'll be flashed by a teammate and die because of it!
*Someone will follow you and block you!


You'll hate the game numerous times, but despite all of this, you'll come back and play hundreds of hours...
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83 of 105 people (79%) found this review helpful
321.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The spiritual successor to "The Secret of Monkey Island™" (titled cs:go) is one of my personal favourite point and click adventures of all time; wether it's the engaging puzzles or intricate story, this game is always sure to provide hours upon hours of family friendly fun. the game's premise is that you're either a "CT" or a "Counter-Troublemaker" who's job is to stop the "T's" or "Troublemaker's" shenanigans, such as graffiti, egging houses, or the such. All these are of course now animated, comparative to the simplicity of "The Secret of Monkey Island™". All in all, a great game and tons of fun. But it's kind of a rough port, and i'd reccomend purchase on ps3.

8/10
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320 of 481 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,003.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
10/10 would go AFK again.
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117 of 168 people (70%) found this review helpful
545.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
A Russian Case opening simulator invented by Gabe Newell.
"You have spent approximately $659.17 USD in the game"
R.I.P Private Economy

Gabe Newell is fat.
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48 of 60 people (80%) found this review helpful
56.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
When People Say This Game Is Bad...

I'm Globally Offended.

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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61 of 88 people (69%) found this review helpful
185.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
A great game for all who think their self-esteem is too high and needs to be taken down a notch (all the way)
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
207.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Worse than a meth addiction
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Best raging simulator ever 11/10 - IGN
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41 of 55 people (75%) found this review helpful
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
You shoot people and stuff
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109 of 171 people (64%) found this review helpful
552.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
You will rage... A lot.
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