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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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

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: 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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Waxhax
( 1,667.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The Best Game guys :DDDD
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cryZ
( 913.3 hrs on record )
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gr8 m8
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SPENZ
( 384.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is so nice at the same time so competitive. For those people who wants a very enjoying and less-toxic servers. CS:GO is so fun. At the other side, the level of its competitiveness is so legit, damn I just bought this for fun and it became one of my main playing-games. Thumbs up.
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Krazy Hussian
( 3.3 hrs on record )
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Just AMAZING. a cLASSIC
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vvvvv
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( 566.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
When I first started this game i was killed and molested by three 12 year olds, i'm still recovering to this day.
Not one for MMO like this game but the farming dlc was a perfect choice for memeing
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Freaxx
( 1,184.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Tilted yet?
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✪ Luis ✪
( 526.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Best fps ever:)
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( 328.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Best game ever, if you dont got this game, BUY IT!!!

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YouWontBeleieveWhoAmI
( 180.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
so sexy i cummed 5 times in 1 minute
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L Lawliet
( 45.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is just so fun! If you ever get bored you can always browse for community maps and play some other fun stuff like, surfing or zombies. I really reccomend this game. Thanks and have a wonderful day! :D
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ok
( 42.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
mad m1 kll me hole family lol

10/10
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( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Two words:
♥♥♥♥.
BYLAT
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CSGO=UNINSTALLED and PC=SOLD
( 674.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this ♥♥♥♥. It is literally the most cancerous game since ♥♥♥♥ing forever. Im so close to ♥♥♥♥ing killing myself it is not funny. ♥♥♥♥ing scamming is evrywhere. ♥♥♥♥ing sad 20 year olds are evrywhere. Bullying is everywhere. Russians are everywhere. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ memes are everywhere. I just ♥♥♥♥ing unistalled it once I realised that the money I spent on it could have funded world war ♥♥♥♥ing two. I have the heavy duty rope ready...
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Keeper
( 146.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
amazing game with 100% great feel to play. reccomend to everyone
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477 of 527 people (91%) found this review helpful
474 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,212.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a fuc**** noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshot 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 fuc**** idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a fuc**** idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a fuc**** coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you fuc**** idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You fuc**** 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 fuc**** hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you fuc**** 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 losing and you are in last - Someone vote kicks 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

10/10
Best rage simulator out there!

But the best the rest of the game ^^ ♥
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258 of 310 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
155.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
this game is like a drug

you're tempted not to buy it

but you get peer pressured by your friends

so you decided to buy it

when you first did it, it felt pretty good

but then you realize the health hazards and decided to quit after awhile

however after awhile you got restless and decided to come back

you eventually stop sleeping for 2 months and die of sleep deprivation

drugs are bad
cs go is a drug
dont do cs go kids

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126 of 136 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
931.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The thought process of this game
>This game is fun
>I want to play competitive
>I'm in silver
>Thats cool, I can get better
>Oh im nova now!
>Im Mg now
>This isnt as fun
>Dmg
>This isnt fun
>Le
>Why am I playing
>Supreme
>I cant stop
>Global
>End my suffering
>Esea
>Why
>Esea Tournaments
>Why
>Competitions
>Stop
>Majors
>END ME
>Update comes along
>Im silver 2

10/10
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634 of 837 people (76%) found this review helpful
518 people found this review funny
Recommended
262.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
How To Make a Basic Butter Cake from Scratch

Makes one 2-layer cake
What You Need
Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (plus extra for greasing the pans)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups buttercream frosting, such as basic buttercream

Equipment
2 9-inch round pans
Stand mixer or hand mixer
Measuring cups and spoons
Cookie scoop or measuring cup, for dividing the batter

Instructions
Heat the oven to 350°F.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Prepare the pans: Rub the bottoms and sides of the cake pans with a little butter, shortening, or baking spray. Make sure to get into the corners and all the way up the sides. Flour the sides and bottoms of the pan by scooping a bit of flour into the pan, then shaking and tapping to coat the bottom and sides of the pan with flour; dump out the excess. Alternatively, cut out a parchment round and use this to line the bottom.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and light. Cream together for about 3 to 5 minutes on medium spread (see above notes for more information).
Add the eggs one at a time. Beat until the batter is very smooth and creamy-looking. Adding the eggs one at a time gives them a better chance at incorporating into a smooth batter. Be sure they are room temperature so the batter does not appear curdled.
Beat in half the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the sifted dry ingredients with the mixer running at low speed. Continue to mix until incorporated.
Beat in the milk and vanilla. Alternate adding in the liquids with the dry ingredients so the milk has a chance to be absorbed without needing to overmix the batter. Stream in the milk with the mixer on low until combined.
Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just combined and no more visible flour remains. Stir a few times with a spatula to make sure no more flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
Divide the batter between cake pans. Use a scale or mechanical ice cream scoop to evenly divide the batter. Smooth the tops with an offset spatula. Drop the pans against the counter to shake out air bubbles.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes: When done, the cake should be puffed like a pillow, golden, and pull away from the sides of the pan. When done, a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes should come out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Run an offset spatula around the cake to make sure it's completely loosened from the sides of the pan.
Flip the rounds out of the pan, remove the parchment lining, and flip right-side up to cool completely.
Once cool, frost and assemble the cake with the buttercream.
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294 of 383 people (77%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
284.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Russian Plan - Rush B!

I opened my eyes
I tried to see but I'm blinded by a flashbang
I can't remember how
I can't remember why
I went to B alone

And I can't hold the rush
And I can't even throw a grenade
No I can't hold the rush

How did I get matched with this team?
I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?

Everybody's shooting
I tried to make a callout but no one hears me
I'm slipping off the ramp
I'm soon going to be dead
I wanna start this over again

So I try to hold onto a time when my rank mattered
And I can't explain what happened
And I can't erase the games that I've lost
No I can't

How did I get matched with this team?
I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?

I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?
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122 of 152 people (80%) found this review helpful
122 people found this review funny
Recommended
360.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 21, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.

11/10 would get cancer again
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111 of 141 people (79%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,293.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
installed cs go
had a lot of fun & gave headshots in one match
next match I only got headshots & missed every shot
deinstalled cs go
told all my friends I wouldn't never ever play it again
few minutes later
installed cs go

love-hate relationship since 1999 cs beta 6.5
10/10 would install & deinstall it again
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,003.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Ever wanted an amazing FPS, team based, strategy game? You have the need to unleash the strategic beast in you? You want to co-operate with friendly people to win 16 rounds? Well, hopefully you can get past Legendary Eagle Master rank ASAP or your dreams will never come true!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the best FPS on the market. It teaches you about teamwork and your place in the squad as an individual, both on the offence and the defence. It offers multicultural experience. It feels like a gateway to Russia. De_Dust2 is only one click away! Get your russian dictionaries and prepare for the ride of your life!
But what does the game offer, you might ask?
- Amazing and responsive 64 tick servers!
- Regular updates to feed your gambling addiction introducing new ways to waste money!
- A chance to meet Russians from all over the world!
- Inhuman strength giving you the opportunity to jump with a sniper rifle and still hit your shots as recoil doesn't matter! It's pure RNG!
- New to FPS genre? Don't sweat it! Just ♥♥♥♥ blyat idi nahui
- A world where pistols do more damage than rifles
And much, much more!
Don't miss out! CS:GO is the game for You!
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66 of 96 people (69%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
400.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
one of my favorite games ever. the only drawback: Hackers.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
556.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I had a lot of enjoyable moments on this game, I'm not going to lie about that. The issue with this game lies in the potential for addiction (yes this is legitimate with this game), the potential to lose a lot of money, and the community.
Let me start my story of CSGO from the beginning. I bought the game a bit over a year ago. I actually hated it at first and didn't like the mechanics. I dabbled into it more in the summer and found once I got a little bit better I started to enjoy it more. I bought a skin that I liked for about 20$ and played with it for a while. This was my second phase, and it wasn't nearly as bad as when I had first gotten the game, but still didn't keep my attention, as I stopped playing again at the end of August. I then got back into the game right before the holidays at the end of 2015. This was the best and worst phase of the 3. I got pretty good, and the feeling of getting better was euphoric. I got into skin trading and held a solid MG1 after the major update (which would have been DMG or LE pre update). FFW to mid- late January and that's when things were starting to go down hill. Of course I didn't know it at the time but I had become extremely addicted to CSGO. Just for perspective I had about 50 hours on this game last november. 500 of my hours were logged between December 2015 and March 2016. On top of the addiction to the game itself, I got addicted to skin trading and the rush from making a successful trade. I ended up sinking hundreds of dollars into it, and ended up losing about 300$. This all may sound ridiculous but the game damn near ruined my life. I'm in my senior year of high school, and I almost failed my first semester due to a combination of this game and working retail during the holidays. Had I not stopped playing in March I may still be wasting as much time now as I did before, and that could really f*ck me up. Additionally, the community is often toxic and often unpleasent to play with. Casual is canceraids. Please, if you do buy this game, never let it consume you. It's hard to realize when it does, and you can lose a lot of money very quickly if you're not careful. Skins and cases are almost NEVER profitable. You are also NEVER going to be a pro, so please do not waste too much money on a new keyboard, monitor and 2 mice like I did unless you have other reasons. I repeat, do not let this game get to you.
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
613.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
0/10
Smurfs
Hacks
Trolls
Griefs
Kids
Leavers
Derankers
Verbal Abuse
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52 of 78 people (67%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
it's called global offensive because no matter what country the servers hosted in, i still get offended when they call me a ♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,037.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Best platform of cheat testing... ever
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38 of 57 people (67%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
588.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
♥♥♥♥ Blyat
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,189.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Counter-Strike:GO is a pretty darn good game but its toxic community is absolutely horrible.

Competitive mode mostly consists of people that show zero respect towards other people.
They tend to flame, teamkill, etc. (you name it) others if players don't meet their expectations and will just ruin your game(s). Most of them lack communication skills as well.
Competitive mode is supposed to be a 5v5 team-oriented game but it just feels like a Onemanarmy:walkinglikeaheadlesschicken mode because most of the time people refuse to cooperate as a team.

For the other modes; I'm not going to cover them, either because they're not relevant for this review (This review is primarily focused on the competitive mode) or because the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t mentioned above applies there too.

I only recommend playing competitive mode with friends. You won't get any fun out of it otherwise, unless you get lucky and get grouped with 0,01% of the community that are actually nice and show some respect.

A great game in the shadow of an absolutely horrible community.
Pathetic. Just pathetic.


On a side-note; take a general look at how the communities of online PVP games have changed over the last 10 years. It hurts me to see how gaming communities in general have changed to what they are now.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
816.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Screw this game. Smurfers and griefing idiots. Also, pretty crappy hit registering sometimes.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
225.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Pros: Fun Competitive game to play with friends

Cons: Hackers and smurfs plague the community

Valve need to make their Anti-Cheat better. It's disgusting the amount of hackers there are, and I'm not talking about really "good" players I'm talking about FULL blown hackers that don't even hide the fact they are doing so.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
805.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Me: Rip Rip Money.
Gaben: Ching Ching Bling~
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,068.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
i only play it weekly to get my weekly skin worth of around 3 cents to get some of my money back.


- community is a cesspool of ♥♥♥♥.
- all ranks are rampant with hackers & smurfs.
- it's really boring after a while.
- valve pushes stupid updates without remorse (r8 revolver etc.).
- most games have atleast that one russian guy yelling "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Блять" (not all ruskis are bad tho).
- 64 tick.
- you can kill someone by jumping and headshotting with deagle.
- teammates say "gg" after losing pistol round.
- VAC is a joke.
- you're gonna spend money on cases, even if you say you aren't going to.
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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,331.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Counter Strike Global Offensive

This game would be amazing if it was not for the toxic community that like seeing people rage. This game is based around skill. You have to be amazing to be in global. It does not take skill to be unranked or silver. In a game you have to win 16 rounds to win a game or 15:15 which is a tie. The best gun by far is the p90. Everybody loves this weapon. In this game there are lots of trolls papa smurfs and smurfs that just want to make you mad cause bad. People like seeing people rage people like deranking people and people just like making you mad. So if you're ever mad and ur wonder what just hit ESC and Exit to game menu and you'll be alright. Na im just kidding just do Voice_enable 0 in console.

Enter with caution with a firm grip on your credit card.
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