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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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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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♥ Zun Myat ♥
566.5 hrs
Posted: August 31
Best Co-operative game
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Bantu
327.0 hrs
Posted: August 31
If I decide to stare it's usually with a, "Yeah, what the ♥♥♥♥ are you gonna do about it?" look.
I'm about 6'7'' so even when I'm just trying to be friendly (i.e. not farting on a stanger kid's head) and meeting a family member's or friend's kid for the first time, I've noticed they get very 'hide between their mother's legs' intimidated on sight if I'm not sitting down. So it's not hard for me to silence/intimidate a child, especially when I'm trying to.
However, a few times I've been called out. One time I was pretty drunk with a friend at a Target buying Risk (and no, we never finished playing the whole game). This little mexican 5-7 year old with a mohawk, was being an insufferable little ♥♥♥♥ in the action figure section. I heard him from like 5 aisles over and it was like nails on a chalkboard. I tell my friend, "I'm gonna fart on this kids head. Watch and learn."
I saunter on over to the aisle in question and see the vile little prick calling his mom an "idiot" for not buying him a huge ♥♥♥♥ing G.I. JOE The Movie vehicle (which ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off even more considering how awful that movie was. BUY SOME GOOD TOYS!) "I already bought that one for you and you broke it by throwing it down the stairs" "SHUT UP. I NEED IT. IT'S THE ONLY ONE I DON'T HAVE NOW." The mother was younger than me (I'm mid twenties) and gave a defeated look, "I don't have enough money right now." "YOU ARE AN IDIOT," and continued to just berate and publicly shame this woman.
At the time, I was on a strict Chipotle carnitas burrito diet. And while I was watching all this, my stomach gave me an initial warning gurgle (very courteous stomach) telling me I was about an hour away from punishing the toilet. Serendipity! Destiny!
I inch a bit closer to my prey, inspecting some wrestling toys and pondering the weird homoeroticness of the whole 'sport' in general. The kid shouts "♥♥♥♥ YOU, I HATE YOU!" The mom rolls her eyes and turns her back to the kid to ignore him. And could you believe it, the kid gets on his hands and knees and starts taking the toy out of the box. It's go time, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
I position my back towards him and at this point am like 2 feet away from him. His head is down, getting frustrated with those god damn twisty tie things, and I go for the kill. I bend down to reach for the one of the toys on the lower shelf. At this point, my ♥♥♥ is INCHES away from this kids head.
Now, generally speaking, the best way to go about this is to act casual, drop your belly bomb, then walk away after a few seconds like nothing is out of the ordinary. I usually go one aisle over and listen to the kid's reaction in delight. However, today I couldn't help myself. I have my head tilted back looking at this kid out of the corner of my eye, to ensure accuracy.
I'm so close that from a distance it looks like I'm about to sit on him,. My friend sees this happening and can no longer contain himself. He's covering his mouth, but his 'hee-haw' hyperventilating donkey chortle is fairly audible over the late 90's pop muzak playing on the loudspeakers.
The kid immediately looks up towards the laughter, but can't help but notice there is an ♥♥♥ now directly in his face. Now, I'm trying not to laugh but also panicking as I just made eye contact with him. He furls his brow and I look over in the mother's direction, still back towards us. I relish in the moment and the look on this child's confused and naive face.
The initial blast was mighty and boisterous. I swear I saw his hair blowing in the wind (so to speak). If I wasn't wearing jeans, I think it could have probably blown over an empty soda can. I would call it "a very fun fart" (A++ would buy again). However, what immediately followed that out the chamber was truly horrifying. The fart's implication changed without notice and swiftly. It went from a joyous, dry airhorn squeal to a nefarious, hissing mephitis. I think the little moppet noticed the hateful metamorphosis before even I did because he wretched his neck violently trying to get away from the personified evil being fumigated into his soul. Because of his positioning (hovering over the toy, hands and knee), it was all in vain as the only way out was forward...and forward would mean certain death. I had positioned myself well on the higher ground, free to escape or relent at any time and him, poor and immobilized: biding his time until the cruel attack was over. Obviously, this child needed to re-read Sun Tzu.
In total, it lasted about 4 seconds but for that kid, it must have seemed like time was frozen. The long-term severe brain damage which he no doubt suffered, only added to that effect.
When I finished with my bidness (i.e. forcing a little boy to huff my farts), there was a silent, pregnant pause. The kid was clearly shocked and stunned. No one had ever stood up to this dwarf sociopath in his whole life. I had taken the words out of his mouth and filled it with fart.
I make my move first, picking up the toy I was "reaching for" off the low shelf, take a few steps forward and stare at it for a few seconds. On '2 alligator,' the only thing the kid could manage to do was burst into tears. My friend senses danger 'the jig is up' and his head darts for cover. The mom turns around to see her kid with an open toy, crying on the floor and me minding my own business.
She walks up to him and asks what's wrong but the kid can't speak. All he gets out is, "BAWAWAAAWAFARTBAWAWA." It took every fiber in my body not to laugh. I put the toy back on a middle shelf, turn around, give a final nonchalant looksy and then begin to take my exit.
Sensing that his assailant was getting away scot-free, he somehow managed to compose himself for a moment. He shouts, "HE FARTED ON ME!" I could feel him pointing at me but I continued to act like I was just browsing. I was ALMOST around the corner when the mom goes:
"Excuse me....sir....SIR!"
I turn around nonplussed, "Uh...who? Me?" while pointing to myself.
"Yes. Did YOU just FART on my son?"
Weighing my options, I played dumb. "What? I mean, I did fart."
"On my son?"
"Well, I mean, technically speaking...I mean...what is 'on'?"
"Why did you fart on my son?"
At this point the little kid has the look of schadenfreude on his face, happy to see me in trouble. ♥♥♥♥ you, I'M A MAN! I WILL FART ON YOU IF I PLEASE! I turn my attention to the little kid and stare at him, "Because the whole store could hear him being a little, rotten ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to his mother so I thought I'd come over here and treat him like one."
The mom looks at me, her son and the scattered GI JOE/wrappers/box on the floor. The mom is puzzled as to what to do and says, "Just..just go." That's my cue! I turn around, walk away with little extra step. I look up to see the black orb of security cameras and all the stories on reddit about unjustly having to register as a sex offender flash before my eyes. As soon as I turn the corner, I book it outside as fast as I can while dialing my friend. Like a true friend, he is right out front with the engine running and Risk in the trunk.
We laugh on the car ride back about the whole scene. With a slight hint of seriousness in his tone, my friend asks me:
"Do you do that a lot?"
"Ahhh, not that much. Like once every 6 months or so."
We both knew I was lying. We got to our other friends house, played risk until 4 in the morning while drinking scotch. Overall, I would say it was a preeeetay preeeeetay good day.
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Jumbo
1,768.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
Hours played is inversely proportional to grades :(
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Pinjew
101.5 hrs
Posted: August 31
pretty sick game, makes me rage but in the end worth it <3
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RabidRabbit
106.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
You see, CS:GO is an educational game.
Here are the things you will learn:
1. How to manage your money
2. How to counter terrorism
3. How to look cool
4. Most importantly, how to speak different types of russian
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kingsmylie/ODIN
29.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
this game is very popular and worth people's notice because i has stuck to the classic controls mostly and it very fun to play but if you want to play competitive you do need a mic or your gameplay is just going to be worse. all in all i give it a 8.5/10
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Savage Tea
520.6 hrs
Posted: August 31
Potato aim 10\10
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Ra 茶
195.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
Great game, addictive, fun, enjoyable and reasonably easy.
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★AKibyStar★
129.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
Ayy... Thats pretty good, (Should get it)
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CyanideAndKids
213.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
The Europe servers should have seprearte regions so than you don't get put with people who can't even communiate or have the option to choose what region you want to play on e.g North America. Also it's so hard to get out of silver becuase you keep getting put with smurfs and it's so annyoing
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179 of 199 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
199.8 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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132 of 157 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,470.7 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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166 of 217 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
3,317.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Toxic community and a ton of cheaters.
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Not Recommended
2,159.9 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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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
74.6 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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Not Recommended
1,895.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Run away before gaben gets you.
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Not Recommended
420.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW IS TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY, NOT FULLY TOWARDS THE GAMEPLAY

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 week 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 kicked me at the END OF THAT ROUND, which got me banned for a week.

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
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 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.

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"
Remember this is MY opinion, there are some things I say here as facts (because some ARE), and some I say from my OPINION
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