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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WuJot
( 821.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Ruined my life, 10/10
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_Tragger_
( 218.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Nice game
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cursR
Posted: May 28
Most competitive game I've ever played. Nothing can compete, CSGO is fantastic. WOULD recommend!
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Posted: May 28
The Game Is Good But I Need Some Fixes.
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GoleMonster
Posted: May 28
Its an Amazing Game
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LuRex
Posted: May 28
Very good game
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✪ Prelude
( 637.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Good game lots of cool people
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AlphaXeos
( 322.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Good game, shoot bad guys and win
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Veilarium
( 97.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I'll go in depth as to why my reasoning is what it is: The "matchmaking" is non-existant, I've played a fair few games of competitive, yet rarely do they seem balanced or fair, as a player with little under 100 hours, I get pitched against players with 300/400 hours, how can Valve call this sorry excuse of a matchmaking system good? I find it appauling that they could even consider saying this game even contains matchmaking. Another large problem is hackers, they seem to slip past Valve with little to no problems, either Valve don't care, or have given up trying to prevent them. Overall, a 5/10, as the game itself isn't the problem, it's Valve's end that's letting it down largely.
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y_it
( 352.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
three thumbs up!
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Sela Zela Szelaszie
( 435.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
this is really good game
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jamir
( 160.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
dank game with 420 noscope shoot in AWP gun and like twitch stream on youtube
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Сука Блять
( 101.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
CS:GO Offers endless hours of fun. Be it in competitive matchmaking Solo queue, playing with friends, or just community server fun, I have yet to be bored of this game. I rate 9/10.
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( 192.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
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651 of 721 people (90%) found this review helpful
655 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,266.0 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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227 of 242 people (94%) found this review helpful
179 people found this review funny
Recommended
932.5 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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312 of 369 people (85%) 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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733 of 969 people (76%) found this review helpful
615 people found this review funny
Recommended
263.5 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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Recommended
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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314 of 411 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
285.3 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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132 of 166 people (80%) found this review helpful
110 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,298.8 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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56 of 71 people (79%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,028.1 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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83 of 116 people (72%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: May 20
Best platform of cheat testing... ever
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101 of 148 people (68%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
622.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
0/10
Smurfs
Hacks
Trolls
Griefs
Kids
Leavers
Derankers
Verbal Abuse
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
45 of 60 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
153.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
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47 of 67 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
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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84 of 132 people (64%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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47 of 71 people (66%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
592.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
♥♥♥♥ Blyat
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35 of 53 people (66%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
50 of 80 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: May 2
*UPDATED REVIEW of MAY 2nd, 2016*

Gambling in Blackjack offers a better chance in winning the jackpot than the crate system.

This is what CS:GO has become. Most people, not even gamers, only see the illusion that they can win some super rare knife instead of playing the game. It was the obnoxious "Arms Deal" update that struck down CS:GO into a trash game and the later updates only made it worse or did nothing to improve it. Don't believe me? Since micro-transactions were introduced, floods of scamming bots sent me friend invites in attempt to trick me and for weeks, I had to reject and block them. Yes, it stopped but the damage was done. Lots of idiots could not see past their greed and lost their items and complained so much to Steam support that they implemented those Steam Market policies that punished everyone who uses the market.

For the other side that do care about the game to some degree, they're just as bad too. Just about any action you do just leads to an immediate reprimand from other players to the point, why bother even playing online? Then comes to the badly handled competitive system. When I did join, I keep on having idiots on my team or a player who would not stop mic-spamming and was kicked. I had to put up with this for around one hour and nearly all the time, the incompetence from my teammates cost me of a victory. Never again.

And now, that "Co-op mode" has bordered CS:GO to a game like Call of Duty and Battlefield. The "Operation Missions" were one of the earliest examples of that. They have failed to regain my interest and trust in the game.

Also, the community is toxic, more toxic that an irradiated area of Chernobyl. The community hub is filled with threads at the top page that complain about getting a VAC ban, trade scam, or competitive ban around 90%. The other 10% is usually a giveaway. The community is also hostile to any sort of criticism, calling out anyone who dares to criticize their "holy" game as "silvers", "noobs", etc and thus become narcissistic in what they think is their own right. Guess what? I played the game long before the "Arms Deal" update and the community was not like this. It was a decent game and it was much, much better without nearly everyone clobbering over a virtual item. As such, you guys most likely make Minh Lee and Jess Cliffe embarassed by forgoing the true spirit of Counter-Strike. Want to prove me wrong? Then don't leave those cliche'd insults in the comments page.

CS:GO should be put out of its misery one day and I suppose until that day comes, I play the older Counter-Strike games that actually gives more respect to gamers (and the modding community, regarding weapon skins and models that had more work put into them).

Can't comprehend with this review? Deal with it. I have lost faith in the Steam forums anyway due to the immature nature of people here.
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Not Recommended
Posted: April 29
Don't buy this game, You ask "Why?"
Let me tell you by Greenarrows/Memearrows

>Joins Deathmatch
>Goes Terrorist and get some kills with AK
>Some kiddos, almost everyone Starts using AWP and Camping
>Disconnect after Round Ended


>Joins Demolition
>Goes at Counter-Terrorist
>Your team is: One kid that doens't know how to use deagle
>The Foreign Language one
>That guy that Tries to be good and Friendly
>And the idiot that Thinks this is cod and Goes running and shooting
>Gets an ACE and Round Ends
>Gets Kicked because "Hacks"

>Joins Casual
>Goes CT and get a FAMAS
>Get some kills
>Some foreign Language speaker says in chat
>Another joins
>blablablacyka.txt
>In a group of 10 people, 11 Uses AWP
>Oh, i Forgot about the Musician that plays horrible Remixes of ♥♥♥♥ Songs
>Gets Kicked by a Russian/Swedish/Potato.jpg

>Time to join some Competitive then
>Your team is made by: The foreign Speaker,The Friendly Guy, The Donald Trump Supporter one and the Musician (AGAIN.JPG)
>Gets an ace and goes first on the leaderboard
>"Can i get a drop?"
>I drop him my AK
>Gets Shot in the head as soon the Round Starts
>He doens't get banned
>I votekick him
>"Competitive Cooldown: You kicked too many players"
>Days of Cooldown : 7 Days.
Don't buy this game if you don't have friends, it's gonna ruin your life and Mental State more and more you play.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,008.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
hey my name is brian, ♥♥♥♥ this game!
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42 of 69 people (61%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny