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 (42,915 reviews) - 87% of the 42,915 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,403,346 reviews) - 92% of the 1,403,346 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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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

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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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CHEEZ
525.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
This game is soo cool full of wallhacks smurfs and worst of all kids with the age no more then 10 speaking russian never listening to you like ever.This game should be fun if they wouldn't let guys smurf i personaly know the Valve Anti-Cheat is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t you can buy a hack that is updated constantly to say to VAC "♥♥♥♥ you" cause yeah i'm preety sure the Cheat sistems go hand in hand with the ones that currently work on the cheating program.

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Rusty Jr
324.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
While i do recomend this game. I remind anyone that you should mute players before things get out of hand. Steam needs at least better filters for MM that let you opt not to play unless a match is found with only players from selected countries. Comunication is crussial to win ranked matches and not everyone speaks your language.
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sneaky beaky
283.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
when you're not hacking and someone calls you a hacker. best compliment you could get in a comp match.

10/10
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UltraBow
67.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Great game
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Birkes
97.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
I wrote this review for the sake of that one steam bagde. Dank.
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Ar_s_man
94.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
I recommend this game))
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Mr.Potato
873.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Csgo is a very good game and i like it a lot.
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fERG
182.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Game only for guys and girls with skill ;)
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Andy
937.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Awesome game
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GeT_ReKT
779.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
CS:GO is a FPS based game,where you can play with friends or solo with 4 other teammates. You are up against five enemies on a map. On Counter Terrorists Side you have to defend two different bomb sites: A and B. On Terrorists Side you have to plant a Bomb on one of the sites. When you lose a round you'll get money up to $3100. There are diffent Game modes: Deathmatch (DM), Casual (Hostage or Bomb Defusal), Arms Race, Demolition (like Casual with a tinier map and less rounds) AND Competetive. Competetive would I personally not recommand any more 'cause of the amount of smurfers. Smurfers make the game less fun and less interesting because they would win every round. And I personally would not recommend this game anymore,unless you want to pay $60 for ESEA... VALVE PLS DO STH
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
557 of 614 people (91%) found this review helpful
473 people found this review funny
Recommended
561.5 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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626 of 700 people (89%) found this review helpful
705 people found this review funny
Recommended
117.6 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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372 of 478 people (78%) found this review helpful
441 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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453 of 596 people (76%) found this review helpful
463 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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150 of 182 people (82%) found this review helpful
59 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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189 of 255 people (74%) found this review helpful
183 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,568.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Before I started playing CSGO I was depressed and not motivated to do anything and I hated my job and didn't know what to do in my life.

But this game has totally changed my mind and opened a new chapter to my life. Finally I found something that I am good and helps me to reduce stress.

However, this have become an addiction and I can not STOP playing this game 24/7 and even got FIRED by my boss for being late and tired at work. But who CARES that job sucks anyways.

But now I have become a potatoe and jobless and still opening cases to get a knife and hoping to get a PAYDAY $$$ :)

Before I played:
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After I played:
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140 of 189 people (74%) found this review helpful
40 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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57 of 68 people (84%) found this review helpful
21 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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183 of 267 people (69%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
77 of 102 people (75%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny