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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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

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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It's me, Ninja Gaiden >.<
1,207.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
I've played Counter-Strike since beta and it's never dawned on me to write a review for it until now. Too busy shooting people in the face with my juan deag and harambe memes.

This game is fantastic. It has always been fantastic. This is the type of game to set AND hold the standard. Great mechanics, awesome graphics, amazing replay value, time spent playing rewarded with in game items that can actually be sold on the steam market, a thriving community and to top it off complete E-games coverage.

CS:GO is not without its cons, however, but they do not dimish the game at all in my eyes and there are ways around each and every one of them.

Con - Hackers/Cheaters/Scripters... Every game has them. If you want to play CSGO without any hackers sign up for ESEA and play with the pros and their own, unique, anti-hacker detection system.
Con = 64tick public AND compeditive match making servers... Again, sign up for ESEA if you want 128tick or sign nick bunyuns petition at change.org
Con = Trolls/Spammers... You're not a seasoned CSGO player until you run into the game throwers and the annoying beat-boxers
Con = Toxicity... Not as bad as League of Legends

I'm not going to list any pros, because there are too many. The game is great you should buy it.
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Luckyシ
982.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
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Tom
1,313.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
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KQLY
966.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Worst Game Ever
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I get money 69/7
432.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
Buy a game
Join a Competitive match
You say hello
they response:
c*ka shutup kur*a
You lose the match cuz of ruskies
then you decided to open some cases
buy two keys
open cases
get a blue skin
then get another blue skin
ragequit the game.

10/10 would play it again.
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Pavulon Jr.
323.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Boy oh boy this game... 320 h from my life for highly competitive and chalanging TOXIC, SALTY COMUNITY INTERACTIONS DO NOT BUY THIS GAME THE MARKET IS CANCER SO IS COMMUNITY STAY AWAY YOU WILL BE SUCKED AND THERE IS NO EXIT
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Secret <3
935.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Got A+ on my Russian exam.
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pandamen
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
good game
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Zacharias Castro
757.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Dont get me wrong. I love CS:GO but the things that they are doing to it are making like it less and less.

CS:GO used to be a game that I would come home to and play a comp with some friends or maybe surf. That was months ago. CS:GO is polluted with many things that could easily be fixed.

1. Ranking System
Jesus Christ, what are you thinking? The goal was to make therer be less global elietes and make the average rank gn4, and now the average is gn1. ALSO THIS PISSES ME OFF THE MOST. I ALWAYS play games and I ALWAYS get put with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ players and even when I carry the team I always lose and derank. I am currently silver 4 on my main but on my second account im gn2. How does that work?

2. Gun Sounds
I dont understand why you did this? What was the point of turning the moderately good sound effects into absolute ♥♥♥♥. The new gun sound effects are just aweful. I generally play worse with the new sounds and I have tried ways to change the sound but have had no hope.

3. Beta mode.
I tend to find that Valve are not good at updating the game. That is why they heavily rely on the community to make maps and skins. But when Valve updates the game they seem to be kinda ♥♥♥♥. For example the past updates:
a) R8 Revolver
b) Ranking System
c) New gun sound effects
The list goes on and that is only from the past months. I suggest having a beta mode where the community can try out the new versions of the game instead of updating the game yourself and not even asking or accepting the community's opinion.

In conculusion, I think CS:GO was and is a great game but is gradually getting worse. Less and less people are playing now, especially due to the banning of gambling, and it will continue to get lower and lower. Please take these into consideration.
Regards
Aticulusy
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pdxtm.SUPER_NOVA
870.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
awesome game loving it
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1,675 of 1,791 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,282 people found this review funny
Recommended
304.8 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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307 of 356 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
10,595.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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313 of 369 people (85%) found this review helpful
315 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,091.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴄʜᴀsᴇ ᴄʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs.
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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ғᴀʟʟ ғʀᴏᴍ ₂₀ ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀs ᴀɴᴅ sᴛɪʟʟ ʀᴜɴ ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛʟʏ ғɪɴᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ.
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Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʟᴏsᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴏғ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹙ʀᴇᴀʟ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ﹐ғᴏʀ sᴋɪɴs﹚ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ɢᴇᴛ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ɢᴏᴏᴅ.
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321 of 387 people (83%) found this review helpful
450 people found this review funny
Recommended
249.6 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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84 of 89 people (94%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
192.2 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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84 of 94 people (89%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,465.9 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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223 of 305 people (73%) found this review helpful
168 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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57 of 60 people (95%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
503.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
IQ tests should be mandatory before playing on competitive matchmaking.
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99 of 125 people (79%) found this review helpful
96 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,560.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Every team consists of 5 people:
1.You
2.Russian Guy
3.Another Russian Guy
4.Russian Guy who speaks English
5.A 6 year old kid who slept with your mother

Welcome to CSGO everybody!
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,157.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
After playing Counter-Strike for 11 years i can say csgo is a pure disappointment.

i played this game entirely competitive, so my rating is mostly about competitive gameplay, also i am apologizing in advance for my english since im not a native speaker.

well, where should is start.

i played the game semi-professional in the german scene.

i loved counter strike and as i said i played this game long, very long, but im tired of it.
the most annyonig factor for me are the update politics, valve is making way too less progress in terms of gameplay mechanics and fixing long time problems.
(first bullet accuracy, jump bullet accuracy, rng factor, not to mention the worst anti cheat system ever created, the jumping ssg08 - or is it a feature now?)
instead of fixing problems which are sometimes destroying u a whole match and the whole fun experience in this game, they add senseless and annoying as f**k sounds, also adding some sprays to "honor" pro players, yeah, great, its a good thing they are into esport but why dont they use their time fixing these problems, obviously they are working on csgo.

yeah i know, the cheating problem is just a money making system for valve, still it destroys the experience ingame.

just compare csgo to blizzard with their game overwatch as example, they are nearly updating the game weekly-wise and its entirely about gameplay features, nerfing, buffing and making the game more and more playable and less buggy.

valve needs years for these kind of updates and they are still not capable of reducing the rng factor.

i need to admit, in terms of a competitive shooter this game is unrivalled and i think thats the major problem.
no other fps-game is halfway as good and polarizing as csgo so valve is in no need to patch this game proper.
i still like to watch the esports scene and the major tourneys, but playing it myself became rare for me since im raging too much about issues which have been out there for years.

edit: there is much more to write and rate but i dont want to make the post too long, i guess people who are playing at a high level understand my problem.
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