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.).
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (405,741 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

 

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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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November 12, 2014

Operation Vanguard is now live

This operation features unlimited free access to a collection of six top-rated community maps, and introduces Campaigns – a new and rewarding way to play CS:GO. Forge your own path through a series of missions, earning extra Operation Vanguard Cases or weapon drops as a reward.

With your Access Pass, you can complete two missions per week in the two Campaigns included with the pass. If that’s not enough, you can take on optional Campaigns that will allow you to complete additional weekly missions and will send you farther across the globe. Complete a sequence of missions within a Campaign to earn Challenge Stars and upgrade your Operation Vanguard Challenge Coin!

In addition to campaigns, you’ll get a Competitive Scorecard to track key stats from all of your play in official competitive matches on Vanguard and Active Duty maps throughout the operation. Check out the Friends Leaderboard, and find out how you stack up against your friends.

Arms Race Update

Arms Race gets an overhaul with new rules and three maps previously restricted to Demolition mode. Will you charge through the weapon progression, or focus on taking down the enemy team’s leader? Check out this Arms Race Guide for all the info on the Arms Race update.

All this and more (including a new map in Demolition mode!) in today’s update, so what are you waiting for? Your Operation begins now!

See detailed update notes here.

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November 3, 2014

New Workshop Publishing Process

To All Workshop Submitters,

We've recently updated the workshop submission tools for CS:GO, and as a result the process for generating a new (or modifying an old) submission has changed.

If you are updating a prior submission or generating a new submission:

1) Launch CS:GO
2) Open the console
3) type 'workshop_publish' and press enter.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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7,194 of 8,217 people (88%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
878.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Knife in real life: 10$
Knife in game: 400$

10/10
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5,307 of 6,094 people (87%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
543.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Got A+ on my Russian exam.
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5,351 of 6,150 people (87%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
179.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
This game is:

10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% pleasure
50% pain
100% reason to purchase this game
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2,860 of 3,295 people (87%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
668.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
I bought this game for the chickens, and was not disappointed. After exploring the countless lands the chickens have traveled far and wide, I realized their population was growing too large. The chickens had started to inhabit such horrid locations across the world, such as nuclear plants, and offices without cafeterias. I knew what had to be done. I bought a flip knife off of the steam market, and called PETA. I listened to In the Arms of an Angel in my Microsoft Professional Deluxe Gaming Chair 360 for about twelve hours with no response, so, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I loaded up de_nuke and started to put the chickens out of their misery. I cried harder that night than I have ever before.

The next morning, with tears in my eyes, I loaded up Counter-Strike: Global Chicken, and I saw a new item waiting in my inventory. My Flip Knife had turned into a Flip Knife Slaughter. At that moment, I realized what a horrible thing I had done.
With my hand shaking, I navigated my mouse, and uninstalled Counter-Strike: Global Chicken.

I regret everything I have done. I am writing this review to warn you about the chickens, and to let you know I have made a full recovery, and that I have started my new journey in Goat Simulator. Thank you, and farewell.
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2,387 of 2,756 people (87%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
618.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Kill someone with a headshot - "Hacker!!"
Get headshoted 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 ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a ♥♥♥♥ing coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you ♥♥♥♥ing idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You ♥♥♥♥ing camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You ♥♥♥♥ing 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 ♥♥♥♥ing hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you ♥♥♥♥ing 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 loosing and you are in last - Someone vote to kick 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

The RAGE Simulator is REAL

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Ways to earn CSGO skins.

1) Got $15 Asiimov M4 BS
2) Placed yolo bet on High % one
3) Loses it = rip skins sad tries to leave CSGO
4) Wins the reward = ez skinz ez lyf ez throw for VirtusThrow! EZ
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1,012 of 1,159 people (87%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
195.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Knife = free
Knife with paint on it = 200$
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781 of 892 people (88%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
388.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
After more then 10 years , the Counter Terrorist need a Defuse Kit to defuse a bomb with the same defuse number as all other bombs.

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3,620 of 4,305 people (84%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
876.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
How to get an expensive knife:
Step 1: You don't.

Hope this helps!
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1,675 of 1,979 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
682.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Counter-Strike: Angry Russians and Screaming American kids.
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2,840 of 3,384 people (84%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
543.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
This game made me realize how many 8 year olds ♥♥♥♥ed my mom.

8/8 m8
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1,657 of 1,961 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1,084.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Great way to lose all confidence you had in yourself and the confidence in your team, whilst being called a Noob in more languages then you will understand, and be laughed at because you still run default skins.

10/10 Would recommend to family and friends
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2,737 of 3,280 people (83%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
156.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
I was only 12 years old.
I loved CS:GO so much.
I had all the rare skins.
I pray to Gaben every night, hoping I would unbox a knife some day.
"Gaben is love," I said. "Gaben is life."

My dad overhears me and calls me a hacker.
I know he's just jealous that I got recruited into FaZe clan.
I call him a hardscoper.

My dad no scopes me and sends me to my room.
As I feel my numb face, I turn on my PC and log into Steam.
My hands are shivering as I click on the "PLAY" button to open up CS:GO

"I'll show that hardscoper," I said.
I open up the Steam Market Place, and purchase 20 Half Life 3 Cases and Keys.

10 minutes have passed by, and I've unboxed 19 Battle-Scarred Negev l Desert Strikes.
As I move my cursor over to the final case, I click and select "OPEN".
My cursor moves even slower as I move it towards the giant, green "USE KEY" button.

I click the button.
As I see all of these weapons fly by, the scroll finally starts slowing down.

"I can't look," I said to myself. "My dad will noscope me when he see's that I've spent six grand on super exclusive and rare Half Life 3 Cases and Keys.

I close my eyes and listen as I hear Gaben laughing over me, as if I am almost certain that I did not get a knife.

I open my eyes.

A large clump of feces leaves my ♥♥♥♥ very quick, as my eyes look at the item I have just been given by the Holy Gaben himself.

Another clump starts sliding out as I stand up to run to my dad to tell him that I've just unboxed a StatTrak Factory New Karambit Fade.

My dad cries as he suddenly gets his Steam account hacked by OpTic.
I pull out my new knife and quickscope his face.

I then walk into my room, take my pants off, and thrust my pelvic region into the air, imagining Gaben with me.

"Gaben is love, Gaben is life."
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1,645 of 1,966 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
213.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Its a good game if you enjoy:
Teamwork
Fast paced
Russians
Shooters
водка
Rage
Ranking systems
направлены бота
дружественного огня
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383 of 429 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
875.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
CS GO in a nutshell:
ANGRY RUSSIAN: ♥♥♥♥ blyat
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: STFU stooped russian
ANGRY RUSSIAN: Idi nahui american kid
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: PUTIN PUTIN PUTIN
ANGRY RUSSIAN: OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA
GUY THAT HATES RUSSIANS: FU stooped freak
ANGRY RUSSIAN: ♥♥♥♥♥
Random guy: This game is so cool
''Random guy got Banned for inappropriate language''
10/10 (sorry for dem bad wordz )
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1,083 of 1,288 people (84%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
282.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
1.)case drop
2.)buy key
3.)open case
4.)wants extraordinary wep or knife
5.)got common wep
6.)buy more cases and keys
7.)got more common weps
8.)rage
9.)repeat

11/10 well done gaben
would buy again

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1,895 of 2,283 people (83%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
320.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
If you have friends, this is a great game to play with them.
If you don't have any friends, this is a great game to play alone.
If you don't have the game to play, get money for it.
If you don't have the money for it, get a job.
If you don't have a job, rob a bank.
If you get arrested robbing the bank, at least you tried.
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1,909 of 2,303 people (83%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
If This game was a potato it would be a good potato.
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1,320 of 1,582 people (83%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
88.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
When People Say This Game Is Bad...

I'm Globally Offended.

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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218 of 233 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
127.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
>see a guy
>shoot him
>miss every shot
>he turns around
>kills me in one shot
>exit cs:go

10/10
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644 of 763 people (84%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
376.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
wow i totally hit that guy wtf
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