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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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217.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Happiness is when you do so good in a comp match you get called a hacker.
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Josh Tea Or Coffee?
12.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
very disappointed for the fact that I got a VAC BAN for doing nothing at all and its apparently for cheating so I am confused as anything so that was a waste of money in the end disappointed just warning everyone who is thinking to buy this game and stuff for the game you got a high chance of getting a VAC BAN or loads of SERVER COOLDOWNS for nothing at all! If it wasn't for that it would be good....
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[RFS] [PG4U] cuckooman
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥♥ again
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✪ link
166.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Best game ever! :P
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lacee #deeznuts'
668.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
good game
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187.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Addicting and fun.
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217.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
I do not recommend this game to a person that wants to play a first person shooter with good quality and with good guns, beacuse personally, CS has changed. A lot. See, when i first bought CS:GO, i thought ''Hey, this would be kinda cool!'', But BOY WAS I WRONG. When going into your first deathmatch / casual game, you will literially wonder ''What the hell is this system?''. Even though that valve has made a great job, it's really innacurate when it comes to sprays, model sprites (even though they changed it, it's still just really inaccurate, IMO.), and belive it or not, the banning system. Competitive might be awesome for the people who live in the US, but that's not how it is in europe. US has the US servers, and Europe has the europe servers. With this, russia is in the europe, and many russians play CS:GO. With that being said, it's really really difficult to communicate with your teammates when they're only speaking Polish, Russian and others. As a swedish person with great speech of english, i can include that you rarely find a person who speak english on matchmaking at the moment. So i would not recommend this game to those who doesn't want a russian kid screaming russian in the microphone the whole match.
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John Doe
1,247.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
Cheater Strike: Global Offensive
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Harambe (Road_to_Global)
222.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
The best game i played!!!! i am adicted
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The Sid
4.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
Whats scary is that the cheapest knife skins are twice as much as the actual game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
498 of 545 people (91%) found this review helpful
421 people found this review funny
560.7 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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566 of 633 people (89%) found this review helpful
628 people found this review funny
117.2 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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311 of 396 people (79%) found this review helpful
363 people found this review funny
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


- 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


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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378 of 501 people (75%) found this review helpful
390 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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757 of 1,042 people (73%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
433.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26


Who the fu** are you to judge CS:GO?

Mr_Oren, And from my 420+ (xd) hours in the game I think I can write a review and be an hero after this review.
I don't recommend this game not because of it's gameplay, rather, it's Community.
You see, the community is SO dumb.

Reasons for my statement:

1) Unjustified Kicks (resulting in ban)
The last time I played the game (about a week ago) I got banned for a week for doing accidental enemy damage, it was anyways the last round of us losing (10:15) for us, and yet they (The players, not Steam) kicked me at the END OF THAT ROUND, which got me banned for a week (for getting kicked of too many games).
And YES I DO UNDERSTAND you don't get kicked by the algorithm (even though I did not) and get banned for 30 minutes, then 2 hours, etc
Stop stating that.

2) People leaving in middle of competitive
I cannot tell how many times happend to me that in a middle of a game, people just left our team! and left us to lose.
Now, I understand if people have to do things in real life, real life > CSGO after all, but at least make sure you have an hour or so before you start a game to make sure you won't ruin an experience for someone else.

2.5) Example
Hell, one game the thing happend to the enemy team, but rather than one guy, 3 people left from their team, I felt kinda sorry for them.

3) Use of specific weapons
The community also seems to think that using "p90" or any of the SMGs is bad, or "silver", even though it's complete BS.

"Either you live enough to be called a hacker, or you die and be called a noob"

4) Game search
Another issue I have with CS:GO is the fact that games are not checking for people from your country, how many times it happend to you to play a game with 4 people that are spanish? you're DEAD.
My point with this is that I think the game should determine what country you are from, and play with people from that country.

5) Smurfs
Also smurfs are a problem, a HUGE UNFAIR problem, and if you say "It'll make you better to fight against a smurf!".. I don't know what you smoked, but that's clearly BS.

6) Gameplay
The gameplay itself IS fun, it's VERY fun to play, but just the Community's ruining the game for me.
Another issue (That is mine) is that I'm so addicted to this game.. I just can't leave it alone, I keep trying to stop playing and I come back, hopefully now I won't come back with my 420 hours in the game.

7) Unjustified kicks [p2]
Another problem in the community is that people vote to kick others, just because they're "noobs", which is so BS.

Also Hitboxes are SH**, people with ping higher than 200 should not be even playing (or be moved to a different server)

8) "You have sh** K/D ratio! you're not allowed to have an opinion!"
Now for the thing I hate the MOST about the Community, is people using the K/D (Kill / Death) ratio to determine if you can have a fu****** valid opinion or not!
As an example:
Me: Man not good idea to rush it
EnemyOnOtherTeam: 5/10

Just STOP.

More Points
* I will not download third party software to enjoy the game, I think it's stupid that I need to download third party software to actually enjoy the game and play with less toxic players.

* Some people say "Oi mate, simply play with friends, will resolve your problem", I disagree, since many things happend even with your enemy team like reason 8.
Besides that, what if I don't want to play with friends / I don't have Steam friends that own the game?

Honorable Mentions
*All the people who downvoted this review just because they love the game and I dont.

NOTICE: If you DISAGREE with this opinion, downvote, and COMMENT your reason, I respect your opinion, but don't be just like "csgo is gud fu** u"
Once again, remember this is MY opinion, there are some things I say here as facts (because some ARE), and some I say from my OPINION, also just to make sure to put "read"
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103 of 125 people (82%) found this review helpful
40 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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173 of 234 people (74%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
1,564.8 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 $$$ :)
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163 of 220 people (74%) found this review helpful
221 people found this review funny
146.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
"omg are you a grill"

Gas-fueled grills typically use propane (LP) or natural gas (NG) as their fuel source, with gas-flame either cooking food directly or heating grilling elements which in turn radiate the heat necessary to cook food. Gas grills are available in sizes ranging from small, single steak grills up to large, industrial sized restaurant grills which are able to cook enough meat to feed a hundred or more people. Gas grills are designed for either LP or NG, although it's possible to convert a grill from one gas source to another.

The majority of gas grills follow the cart grill design concept: the grill unit itself is attached to a wheeled frame that holds the fuel tank. The wheeled frame may also support side tables and other features.

A recent trend in gas grills is for manufacturers to add an infrared radiant burner to the back of the grill enclosure. This radiant burner provides an even heat across the burner and is intended for use with a horizontal rotisserie. A meat item (whole chicken, beef roast, pork loin roast) is placed on a metal skewer that is rotated by an electric motor. Smaller cuts of meat can be grilled in this manner using a round metal basket that slips over the metal skewer.

Another type of gas grill gaining popularity is called a flattop grill. According to Hearth and Home magazine, flattop grills "on which food cooks on a griddlelike surface and is not exposed to an open flame at all" is an emerging trend in the outdoor grilling market.

A small metal "smoker box" containing wood chips may be used on a gas grill to give a smoky flavor to the grilled foods. Although, barbecue purists would argue that to get a true smoky flavor (and smoke ring) the user has to cook low and slow, indirectly and using wood or charcoal. Gas grills are difficult to maintain at the low temperatures required (~225-250 °F), especially for extended periods.
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114 of 154 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 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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169 of 240 people (70%) found this review helpful
166 people found this review funny