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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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    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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jam
( 689.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
jumping around shooting people in the head

10/10
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Donald Trump
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
9/10 make solo queuing great again!
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StanceWorks
( 336.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
JUST GOOD GAME
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<RAGY>
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Such a good gameska
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DaN1cteD
( 1,574.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Prepare for a FPS game filled with angry, toxic and salty russians! By playing this game you are guaranteed a free lesson on the russian language! I still rememeber the first sentence I learned... ♥♥♥♥ blyat. Didn't even understand it at first, but I kept screaming it everytime I met a russian, and it seemed to work. As I worked my way through the silver ranks of the game, I discovered that the game also has polish people, and I learned a new word, ♥♥♥♥♥.

This game is recommended for everyone that enjoys learning new languages!


Nah, but on a serious note. This game has a lot of ragers, griefers, trollers, hackers and smurfs - But it is still one of the better games I have played. Fun at some points (When you don't encounter russians, hackers etc) and also very addicting. Even though I sometimes really want to enjoy a giant glass of bleach, I still come back to play over and over again...
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красава блять
( 367.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
veri nais game, from this game i find friends from russia, its veri good game nachui
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/\/\ Itch
( 45.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Fun and frustrating
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TelKi
( 249.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
this game bans the guys who have the bad connexion or the annoying brother.
for the example, i was playing competitive after 7days of ban, and my pc stopped.
i reloaded csgo but i was banned 7days again.
gabe... or you mocking us because we have ♥♥♥♥ pc?
than fk you with all of your family.
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_GameThief_
( 373.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
Nice game I would recommend it
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692 of 767 people (90%) found this review helpful
637 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,340.3 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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370 of 401 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,114.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This game is like a roulette, fun until it turns russian.
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717 of 831 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
683.5 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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393 of 440 people (89%) found this review helpful
288 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,658.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
After update Negev sounds like an helicopter.

10/10
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346 of 424 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
318.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
learned Russian more than Putin
thank you valve
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251 of 299 people (84%) found this review helpful
254 people found this review funny
Recommended
383.2 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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381 of 506 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,758.2 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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356 of 485 people (73%) found this review helpful
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156 of 221 people (71%) found this review helpful
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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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309 of 470 people (66%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
119.4 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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