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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Very Positive (40,984 reviews) - 86% of the 40,984 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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."

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
634 of 695 people (91%) found this review helpful
529 people found this review funny
Recommended
562.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
You either die a 'Noob', or you live long enough to have someone call you a 'Hacker'.
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675 of 751 people (90%) found this review helpful
774 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
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
15. Broken Headphones
16. Bad Grades in Classes
17. Impaired Vision
18. Cracked Laptop Screen
19. Debt From Buying Skins
20. Nothing of Use

Essentially - CS is a greedy woman, but I love her all the time.

11 / 10 would play again
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439 of 561 people (78%) found this review helpful
523 people found this review funny
Recommended
370.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you're looking for a positive review, then you're in the wrong place, HOWEVER, if you're here for a tremendous chicken Stir Fry recipe, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

- Serves 4
- 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
- 325 calories / serving
- Healthy

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 250g (8oz) tender stem broccoli
- 5cm (2in) piece root ginger
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
- 150g Straight To Wok Noodles
- 400g (13oz) chicken fillet, cut into thin slices

METHOD

Step 1 - Mix together the orange zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain well and set aside.

Step 3 - Finely shred the ginger. Then heat a large frying pan or wok, add the sunflower oil, heat it until sizzling, and fry the ginger till it's crisp.

Step 4 - When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken and garlic, and stir-fry until just browned. Remove the meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 5 - Add the red pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for around 2-3 minutes until it's just tender. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring it to the boil then return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with noodles.
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524 of 684 people (77%) found this review helpful
528 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,271.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Valve treats this game the same way that the Cincinatti zoo treats gorillas.
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198 of 245 people (81%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At least they're still adding skins, right?
Who needs bug fixes and general improvements to the game when you can buy new skins?
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90 of 112 people (80%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
HOW IN THE WORLD IS VALVE MAKING BILLIONS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN FIX A $15 GAME
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160 of 224 people (71%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
732.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The most toxic gaming community you could ever come across. Full of rage hacking kids who are toxic as hell and need a leather belt whipped on their bare ♥♥♥ more than a few times. Spend hours aim practising and smoke maps etc to bust your ♥♥♥ out of gold nova to finally make it to MG. Turns out anyone and everyone who is in MG and plays like a god is apparently an smfc smurf, and "clearly not a hacker" The amount of smfc there is in Australia is outstanding, but yet still manage to come up with a ♥♥♥♥ team like the renegades.
Prime is ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous, you have more luck queueing non prime to get legit players.
Incredibly hard being a girl gamer, use your mic and you're going to get roasted by 12ies who have mummy issues and most probably virgins and also that you have a voice changer because clearly females never leave the kitchen and wouldnt be half decent at "a man's game". Don't use your mic to avoid said situation and get accused of being broke and not being able to afford a mic.
After nearly a year of playing this and watching the game turn to ♥♥♥♥ as all they care about is adding new skins every ♥♥♥♥ing month and not giving two ♥♥♥♥♥ about their anti hack, I shudder to think where it'll be in a few months, and ive only been playing a year -.-
GGWP Gaben you freaking tool.
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I like it because I'm incredibly bad at it and it is enjoyable during free time.
- Not for new players who do not adapt quickily, I got my ♥♥♥ handed to me when I tried it out for the first time but that's just me.
- Good graphics
- Optimizable
- Triggered
- Kids saying outdated your mom jokes that can be found during the age of neanderthals.
- Adults trash talking me as well.
- Memers (The good section of the community, but my word is biased.) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- Not as toxic a community as my friends made it out to be but it is still toxic nonetheless.
- Most importantly, it's fun. Unless you are the kind that gets angry easily for no damned reason.
(This is not a roast post.)

(8.2/10)
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208 of 301 people (69%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
100 of 139 people (72%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
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GreenKing
341.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Honestly I love this game...however Valve you SUCK! I dont give a ♥♥♥♥ about skins and sounds I want you to fix your stupid errors like "Disconnected by VAC: You cannot play on secure servers" when an hour ago I was playing just fine. The only recourse is for me to restart my PC and HOPE i make it before abondoning the match and getting banned again becuase I cant reconnect to your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ product.
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Friender
416.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Counter Strike GO is one of the most popular games on steam, and although I have a zillion billion hours in it, I am going to not recommend it.

I like competitive games and all, because I like fighting games, but I generally hate team games, and I think that it's lame that the first shot you shoot isn't 100% accurate because then it's basically determined by randomness who's shot hits the other and kills them.

Screw it, nobodies really gonna read this anyway.
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Vynx
278.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Thanks to CS:GO I am now a fully qualified stress-testing expert for Razer. I am paid 30 dollars an hour to play this game with a variety of products, in order to test how well they perform when thrown, hit, punched, headdesked or used as frisbees. CS:GO has given me several hundred working days of industry-level experience in stress-testing in as few as 500 hours. I highly implore you to download and train with this video game, it will leave you astounded at your progress from filthy white-collar office drone to skilled and seasoned veteran of your industry. Peripheral producers will be lining up for your second-to-none data on how far you can get the keys from your Devestator to fly after a failpush. You will rise above your friends who play Battlefield and ARMA, who will be stuck in months of stifling training seminars, being shown painful wrist techniques and muscle-training. With this game you will take on the title of Olympic discus gold medallist, and put all ABS constructed products to an early grave, for the sake of science and improvement. Be the leading edge of the blitzkrieg into new, resilient keyboards and mice. Download CS:GO today.
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Dennis
1,572.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
THE PAST WAS FUN, THE PRESENT IS ♥♥♥♥ AS ♥♥♥♥. HACKER IS EVERYWHERE, IS DEPENDS THE HACKER WANT TO BE HOW OBVIOUS. THIS GAME HAVE BEEN RUINED SINCE THIS MAY 2016. STOP BUYING AND SAVE YOUR GOD DAMN MONEY ON DOTA THAN CSGO. (:
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Glyser
1,130.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
CSgo sound is becoming like sudden attack. more and more like toy guns. what are you guys gonna add next? healing? invisible?
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Mrmathias09
192.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
GG
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VenomHZ
219.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
NYEEESSSSSSSS
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N1nja
448.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
I really like this game but when they add new sound to the weapons the game sucks :(
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#RIP-AK-M4A4
1,222.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
WHY ♥♥♥♥ THE SOUNDS VALVE
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Freezey
281.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Good gam, good mechanics, good maps, good shooter.......

Toxic community, Salty 'teammates', Dust 2 addicts, rage quitters, trollers, the guy who believes his right, etc...

Fun game....only when playing solo.......
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