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 (49,105 reviews) - 87% of the 49,105 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,401,187 reviews) - 92% of the 1,401,187 user reviews for this game are positive.
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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GoogzPlayz
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
killz game
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✪ Plasticity
872.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Focused more on fixing gun sounds then the actual game and also releasing 5h1tty cases thats doesnt have any decent skins.
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YoTurtle
141.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Really awesome game so far
Would reccomend it to those who like competitive games
Only thing is the community is toxic
Other than that it's an easy game to run
And is really fun to play with friends
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Gay Jesus
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Where to start with CS? To begin with, nothing I or anyone else could say would change the fact the game is more popular than god, but if by some abysmal chance someone sees this, I can only say so much about counter strike.

First, you are not good at counter strike. You will, given enough time and effort, get better at it, but you will never be good. Hell, the moment you start to think you might be getting good, you'll get destroyed by some aderall-popping 10 year old from Romania who will call you the n-word.

Second, you will not have fun. You read that correctly, Counter strike, while being many things, is rarely fun, and almost never for any length of time. It is frustrating as hell from every angle, an aspect only exacerbated by a community that is not so much toxic as it is cancer-inducing. Every mistake you make, every little aboration from the strategem of the armchair-generals that make up your team, and you will be called every obscenity known to middle-school, and you will be forced to decide whether or not to take the high ground and ignore the booger-eating ♥♥♥♥♥, or sink to their level and make claims of fornicating with their mother.

Third and finally, the gameplay is inheriently obnoxious, to the point I can't help but feel it is delliberatly crafted to be this way. It doesn't matter how well you do in close range, and all your skill and practice will be for nothing the moment some twit gets enough money for an AWP. This is gameplay that doesn't reward good players for their skill so much as it tries to level the playing field to accomadate every form of degenerate and invalid in existance. Simultaneously, the game makes victory so arduous and painful that by the time you start topping the leaderboard, you buy into the lie that you've gotten good at the game, only to be beaten down the next round. Counter Strike doesn't let you play it, it trains you: getting your hopes up with momentary plays of briliance and abusing you with profanity and rasicm spouting ♥♥♥♥♥, until you are locked into the never ending cycle of 'trying to get better.'

But, as stated before, there is no 'getting better,' because there is always someone who has played more, always some minge-munching spastic who camps with an AWP, and always some jackass hacker with more time than humanly responsible.

Now, if there were a form of counterstrike without the sniper rifles, with a faster way to mute people, better anti-cheat, and about 90% of the playerbase thrown in a fire, it would almost be fun.

That said, I'll continue playing it and hating every second.
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Turfu
334.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Somebody told me skins = wins

so i bought some skins

the only thing that changed is that my wallet is empty

oh and i learn some russian, i got new friends (some 10 years old kids add me bcause i got an ace), some other people told me that Hitler did nothing wrong.

AND

This game have the power to get you in deep depression.

14,2/10 Best good game ever
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✧ Mazda
164.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
10/10
would solo q again
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Capo Di Tutti Capi
376.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
A great game and I highly recomend it for all of you MLGs :P
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Triggered
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
I Can't Believe Its Not Butter!! 10/10
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WA2K
495.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Id buy it
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★WIN ALL GAMES★
357.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Наиграл 350 часов понял, что надо ещё!
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1,579 of 1,688 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,207 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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646 of 743 people (87%) found this review helpful
681 people found this review funny
Recommended
405.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
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

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

11 / 10 would play again
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296 of 349 people (85%) found this review helpful
295 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,086.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Cᴏᴜɴᴛᴇʀ﹣Sᴛʀɪᴋᴇ﹕ Gʟᴏʙᴀʟ Oғғᴇɴsɪᴠᴇ
FPS/Shooter

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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ ɢᴜɴsʜᴏᴛs ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴇᴀᴅ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴛᴀɴᴋ ᴀ ɢʀᴇɴᴀᴅᴇ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴘᴏɪɴᴛ﹣ʙʟᴀɴᴋ ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ.
Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄʜᴀsᴇ ᴄʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
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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.
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Cʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
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240 of 277 people (87%) found this review helpful
303 people found this review funny
Recommended
10,541.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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297 of 358 people (83%) found this review helpful
414 people found this review funny
Recommended
247.5 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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208 of 286 people (73%) found this review helpful
158 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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62 of 70 people (89%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,460.1 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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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
33 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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50 of 72 people (69%) found this review helpful
22 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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64 of 100 people (64%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny