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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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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( 2,377.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best Game Ever
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( 162.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
-Start game
-Start CompetaBAN searching
-Joining Terrorist
-1st half 15 for CT 0 for T
-2nd half 14 for CT 0 for T
-Me and someone are the last players
-The other guy start defusing the bomb without defuse kit
-He was going to defuse and win CompetaBAN
-1 second before defusing 2 seconds before exploding
-He stop defusing the bomb
-I rage kill him with my desert eagle
-My cousin was watching me
-And after I kill the other player
-My cousin say ,,THIS WAS SO EPIC XD"
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( 686.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best fps game ever.
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( 59.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
goood game
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( 1,641.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Gaben approves
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( 345.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
After quite a lot of thought, I decided to create an review of Counter-Strike Global Offensive. There are a lot of reasons to love CSGO... but on the other hand, there are a lot of reasons to hate CSGO.

-Fun gameplay
-Cool skins
-Rewarding matches
-Ability to play with friends
-Epic maps

These are a few reasons I love Counter-Strike... but here are the reasons I can hate Counter-Strike.

-Toxic players
-Can become addicting
-Paranoid people
-Intense players

Toxic People:
Let's break this down a bit further. Through my 345 hours of gameplay, I've seen time and time again... toxic people. Whether they're calling their OWN teammates bad names, cursing, gloating, teasing, and or voting to kick you for absolutely no reason. This is what we call toxic. They take the life of the game and squeeze it until it's small, dry and just plain gone. Which in turn makes everyone's performance worse. Oh, and by the way... I recommend turning off voice communication.

CSGO can become very addicting if you don't pace yourself. Waking up in the morning and dashing to Counter-Strike is not the best idea. Neither is waiting for a rare weapon drop... cause that's probably not gonna happen. This will get you addicted QUICK. And once you're addicted, the only way to un-addict yourself, is to play CSGO normally. I know... it's hard, but when you die... don't get mad, say "Aw man!", then laugh afterward. Take the game a bit more lightly, this helps more than you know.

This is really the only Con you can't do anything about. Hackers... pfft. This is the guy who can one shot 360 no-scope headshot you from across the map with a Glock-18. The only thing I can tell you is to not let it get to you. Keep playing the game like nothing's happening. Report him. Silently laugh at him, after all... he's such a scrub he has to use hacks to be good. And if you still can't ignore him, just leave that match. If you're playing competitive, and you don't want the cooldown... I recommend just sticking it out with the scrub.

Paranoid People:
These people aren't necessarily "bad" people. They're just a bit paranoid. What they do is question whether you're a hacker because you kill two people and leave the firefight with 56 HP left. They'll say "ThatKaiGuy is hacking." But I'm not. I either aimed well... or I just got a lucky shot. Don't tell them that though, because once they think you're a hacker (for whatever absurd reason) they'll never not think you're a hacker. Through the rest of the game you'll hear... "Stop hacking ThatKaiGuy" or "Turn off the hacks ThatKaiGuy" or even "ThatKaiGuy is walling" (I'm using a hack to see through walls) And sometimes, they might even go as far as to vote to kick you... and sometimes they'll succeed.

And finally,
Intense Players:
Intense players are the guys who want to be "pro". Everything they do has to be "by the book" and if you don't do something exactly right... they'll say "Why didn't you rotate B?" or "GET THE AWP YOU IDIOT" or just a simple "Are you stupid?". These players can also be confused with Toxic players sometimes. But sometimes they'll just be a bit bossy. Tell you where to go, what to do, what to grab... and if you don't do it right, then they'll tell you about it. They frankly need to just relax... after all... it is just a video game.

Now I don't want to turn you away from purchasing CSGO. No, no... there are plenty of good times to be had in this game. In my opinion, the pro's definitely outweigh the cons on this one. The co-op, the sweet skins, the good people, new friends, leveling up, getting better, customizing your settings, mini-games, surfing, deathmatches, and of course... ninja defusals.

I WOULD recommend this game to anyone who has a strong enough backbone to not let others get to you. There is a lot of fun in counter-Strike, and when you come across a few guys who are nice... it makes it just that much better. So get out there and have some fun!

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( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This game is so good it's worth the 15.00 dollars
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( 58.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Fix ur ♥♥♥♥ valve, i joined comp and fricking my game just crashed because i dint made in time. ♥♥♥♥ game, ♥♥♥♥... just ♥♥♥♥
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( 172.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This Game is really good!
Good to learn Russian
Good to learn English
Good to learn Italian
Good to learn German
Good... to learn sprays...
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( 78.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
great game....
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434 of 514 people (84%) found this review helpful
310 people found this review funny
1,865.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
GabeN's way of stealing money from you legally.

Score: 10+
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158 of 180 people (88%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
92.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding lemon bars recipe you've come to the right place.

1) 2 cups Flour
2) 1/2 cup Sugar
3) 1/4 teaspoon Salt
4) 2 sticks (1 Cup) Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Cubes
5) Filling
6) 1-1/2 cup Sugar
7) 1/4 cup Flour
8) 4 whole Large Eggs
9) Zest And Juice Of 4 Medium-sized Lemons
10) Powdered Sugar, For Sifting


1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into the prepared pan and bake until golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.

3. For the filling: Stir together the sugar and flour. Crack in the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until combined. Pour over the crust and bake about 20 minutes.

4. Allow to cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, then sift powdered sugar over the top before cutting into squares.

(Use an 8 x 10 pan if you'd like the layers to be a little thicker.)
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613 of 830 people (74%) found this review helpful
704 people found this review funny
2,270.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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116 of 140 people (83%) found this review helpful
143 people found this review funny
2,278.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Are you struggling to learn a foreign language? Would you like to be able to speak, read and write in that foreign language? THE WAIT IS OVER! Now you can learn the foreign language that you want to learn by playing your favourite game EVER!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the best gaming platform for language learners. You can play with "award winning" gamers from all over the world and be able to learn over 9000 languages effectively such as, Russian, Polish, German and even Japanese (everybody speaks English nowadays so who cares about it, right?). You can practice these languages with various players anytime by cursing them in-game and getting instant feedback! Now, isn't that AWESOME!

So what are you still waiting for? Just download Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and start learning your favourite language!
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793 of 1,119 people (71%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
999.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I used to really like this game, but as time passed on so did my interest in it.

I lost the entertainment value this game had, it became very bland. There wasn't any playing the game for fun, as a guy with really no friends to play with, it was solo queue competitive for me. From there, I realized that the games community can be very toxic. and it became less enjoyable to play every day. I started playing less, instead opting to gamble the virtual skins, which techincally can be bought and sold for real money either through the community market or on a third party site. That was the the beginning of the end for me and this game, I started blowing tons of cash on the game, and if wasn't for a friend of mine who told me I really need to stop, I would probably still be doing it.

The two main reasons I cannot recommend this game is:
1. Toxicity:
This really ruined the feeling I had of wanting to actually play the game, for every one nice or chill person I met, there was 10 others who might act okay at first, but if you don't meet their expectations of skill for a match, they unleash their rage and discontent at you because you're risking their online status of how good they are at a video game, their rank. Community servers and third party matchmaking services didn't really help either. Third party matchmaking services were a bust for me, where you had the risk of enraging people even more for risking their rank and making their gametime less fun because of your lack of skill on something they've now paid extra for, for the quality promised from the service, or the risk of playing on a free service where no one really had to care, they could throw and troll and the consequences would be minimal, as it wasn't on official matchmaking.

2. Gambling:
I'm biased here, but this I feel this is a big problem which isn't addressed enough by the developers or the community enough. Everyone reading this probably has a good understanding of the negative effects of gambling, but it should still be said, it's addictive and it's not worth it no matter how much you think it is. Don't fall for the "Free skins" or "Really good odds" trap where they try to trick you into thinking you'll have an easy time of making money quickly.

Overall, I cannot recommend this game anymore, as all I can view from it anymore is toxicity and gambling addictions.
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229 of 316 people (72%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,214.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I had a lot of fun some years back in the 2012-2014 reaching the rank of Supreme mostly playing with friends but also as solo. I came back this year to try the game again after some absence from the scene.

WTF has happened?

This game has the worst community possible, it antagonizes the one that LoL has but I guess here things are worse. If you don't speak Russian you are doomed to play in competitive servers with people that don't speak English at all in about 80% of your matches, these guys use the VOIP system to speak Russian even if they are just 2 out the 5 players in your team, their only communication is shooting you or try to kick you if they think you do something wrong.

I have a lot of Russian friends through other games and they are really nice people.

Apart from the Russians another portion of the community is immature people, they go harsh on teammates, bash them, trolling them and in generally trying to prove something, these disputes in many cases end up with the player being either the attacker or the defender leaving the game or getting banned for friendly fire, about 80% of the times you play you will end up playing a 4vs5 Match (at least in my DMG and LE levels that I played this year). This is a team game, you can't win by yourself but most people don't get it. If you reach a higher level of skill it doesn't mean that you are also a good player in terms of tactics and strategies.

Another negative thing is the 64tick rate servers that the competitive system uses, I believe this is set to allow distant players to have a decent ping and/or to save resources for the servers. This thing ruins the game too, it makes aiming really funny, you will understand If you ever go on a LAN server or play on a 128 tick rate server, this will result into playing a totally different game. The way the rates work now is that the attacking player has always the advantage as prefiring won't leave the defender time to react.

There is huge but in all this:

Are you willing to pay a subscription?
If you have 4 dedicated friends to play the game with I guarantee you that you will have an excellent time if you decide to go play somewhere where you pay to play like ESEA and FACEIT with a better community. There you will find descent people that value their money and are willing to play in a higher level without having to take all this *love* mentioned above.

This review is written in frustration after playing 5 consecutive 4vs5 games only with non englsh-speaking teammates. And this scenario this year doesn't happen for the first time.
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136 of 180 people (76%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,528.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23

-No pay 2 win

-Fun to play with Friends

-You get drops,so you will most likely get your spent steam wallet money back

-Easy to find an online match

-if you are from Europe,then you will master Russian language after playing this game

-Many community servers options

-A wonderful Esports Scene


-This game is like cocaine,You will get addicted very soon(not even kidding)

-if you play solo,Then you will get morons 99.9999% of the time

-you will find People who Thinks csgo rank is more important than Life

-This game is filled with cheaters(unplayable at high ranks),Trollers(At low ranks),Smurfs(At average ranks,you will see atleast 1 per game)

-Unbalanced Maps(Ex: Nuke)

-Unbalanced Pistols ( At close range/Medium range A 3100$ Rifle headshot does 89 damage,But a 500$ pistol does insta death)

-if you are a kid/ morons You will use your moms credit card to buy skins or for gambling

-Valve doesnt give a fc uk about this game,There are still the same bugs even after 4 years(ex: Valve DM).They take ages to fix even small bugs

-No Fun modes,This is a Really Really Really serious game

-No unranked matchmaking

-Valve Releases updates to Reduce your game fps instead of reducing bugs

-Prime matchmaking

-Toxic community

1.What is prime matchmaking

you need to reach level 21 in the game(takes atleast a month if you play daily)and must have steam guards(To link your mobile with csgo account) to play prime matchmaking

Prime matchmaking guys will partner/face prime matchmaking guys(so this reduces cheaters/smurfs)

So new players have to play with cheaters/smurfs/morons untill they reach level 21 which is BS

TL;DR : if u have four other friends,this game is for you

if u want to play solo,then you will just be wasting your time

Valve anticheat is really bad,so unplayable at higher ranks

Trollers(At low ranks),Smurfs(At average ranks,you will see atleast 1 per game)

Bonus Tip: Dont do case openings(You will get BS skin 95%) and dont buy skins with real money(dont be stupid)
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93 of 126 people (74%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
455.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I really love CS games,but anyway i have to leave CS forever.
1-Takes too much time
2-To get new rank you have to play 24/7
3-Ex Globals have new accounts and they play on low ranks and kill everyone,it's not cool
4-As for me money is not problem for me,but these skins attract you and you want spend and spend to get the same,but painted gun
5-As we know noobs shoot very bad,but sometimes bullets get to your head randomly and noobs call yourselves "PRO" this is so annoying
I really love every CS game,but i must leave cs to save my time,save my nerves and of course myself.
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109 of 152 people (72%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
868.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
30% Boosted troll kids
30% Smurfs
30% Cheaters
10% Chance of mental breakdown

Shame was great game once... :D
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125 of 181 people (69%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Vote kicking and cooldowns
I got vote kicked for saving my awp. Got a 30m ban

"30 minutes later"
Team says "Stack A" I go B because i didn't hear them. Vote Kicked 24 hours

"Next day"
Surely this wont happen again. I manage to play 3 competetive matches before a 12 year old says "ahaha Good bye!" And him and his friends vote kick me for 7 days...

Also there is no way to appeal these ♥♥♥♥ing bans and i just got another 7 day ban because i failed to kill someone and they got angry. Please dont get this i would refund it if i could, but i can't
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