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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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

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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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Bubblegum
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Good game good community
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Zero
49.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
highly recommended
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-Red PowerRanger-
566.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
very fun game meet alot of "nice" people :D
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Skalspaggen
207.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Good game and all but having to play with extremely rude russians totaly destroys the game. I cant find a reason for steam not to seperate Western and eastern Europe.
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Ninjapot
1,266.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
very good
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-LΞGΞNd-
724.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a 7/10 game from my 700 hours of gametime. My old rating for this game would have been a 5/10. So watching the game grow has been interesting, slow but not super slow updates rolled out. Adding the new cases, removing inferno from the pool. But because prime came out, its made my review positive, yes you need a phone number and yes you actually need to get to level 20. Although i thought level 20 was too high because new players have to face hackers on a poor vac system that focuses more on comp than casual.

I suggest this game, but there will be hackers till you hit lvl 20.
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✪ haczyk ✪
871.6 hrs
Posted: August 30
very good game!
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Mrs.Harley quinn
591.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
Product received for free
Funny.
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☯Naga☯
172.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Good stuff
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raconisbackin
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
an awful comunity with dull a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game play that steals your hard earned money on its gay ♥♥♥ skins that do nothing
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Posted: August 24
IQ tests should be mandatory before playing on competitive matchmaking.
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Posted: August 13
I only played a little, but it was fun.
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Posted: August 7
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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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177 of 196 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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130 of 154 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 216 people (77%) 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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158 of 216 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
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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130 of 194 people (67%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,895.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Run away before gaben gets you.
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53 of 73 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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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