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 (314,631 reviews)
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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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November 12

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

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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Purchase the Operation Vanguard Access Pass in game to gain access to the following features:

  • A personal Operation Journal to track your Campaign progress
  • 44 New Campaign Missions
  • Operation Case Drops
  • Upgradable Operation Challenge Coin

Offer ends February 10th

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
Helpful customer reviews
17,831 of 19,961 people (89%) found this review helpful
551.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Kill someone with a P90 - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a P90 through a smoke - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
Kill someone with a AWP - "You're a fuc**** noob!! Noob weapon!!"
Kill someone with a AWP through a door - "You're a fuc**** hacker!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you die - "You're a fuc**** noob!!"
In a 1 vs 5 you win - "You're a fuc**** 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 fuc**** idiot!!"
Accidentally teamkill someone - "You're a fuc**** idiot!!"
Blocked by someone - Dies
Accidentally blocks someone - "Get out the way you fuc**** idiot!!"
Decide to save - "You're a fuc**** coward!!"
Decide not to save - "Save you fuc**** idiot!!"
Kill someone while defending the bomb - "You fuc**** camper!!"
Kill someone while defending the hostages - "You fuc**** 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 fuc**** hacker!!"
Worst guy receives a drop - "Are you fuc**** 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 loosinh and you are in last - Someone vote kicks you
Win a match - All enemy team rages
Lose a match - Yout team rages
Someone's Internet crashes - 30 minutes ban
Your Internet crashes - 7 days ban

10/10
Best rage simulator out there!
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5,456 of 6,078 people (90%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Bought this game, played online, learned fluent russian 2 weeks later.
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4,240 of 4,781 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,675.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I didn't know how many 12 year olds ♥♥♥♥ed my mum until this game opened my eyes.
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1,958 of 2,197 people (89%) found this review helpful
379.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Got A+ on my Russian exam.
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4,530 of 5,142 people (88%) found this review helpful
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
DIGITAL KNIVES ACTUALLY COST MORE THAN REAL KNIVES

10/10 GOODJOB VALVE
WOULD BUY AGAIN
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3,494 of 4,018 people (87%) found this review helpful
746.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Knife in real life: 10$
Knife in game: 400$

10/10
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966 of 1,110 people (87%) found this review helpful
166.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
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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1,711 of 2,016 people (85%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
the book is better
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1,635 of 1,932 people (85%) found this review helpful
498.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
How to get an expensive knife:
Step 1: You don't.

Hope this helps!
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451 of 507 people (89%) found this review helpful
356.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
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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858 of 1,017 people (84%) found this review helpful
91.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
competitive
4 wild russians appear
♥♥♥♥ BLYAT
GeT_KiCkEd for not being russian
5/5
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630 of 743 people (85%) found this review helpful
883.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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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1,179 of 1,430 people (82%) found this review helpful
294.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
"It's like Skyrim with more chickens" -IGN
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824 of 990 people (83%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Bought this game for the storyline 10/10
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810 of 980 people (83%) found this review helpful
282.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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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691 of 831 people (83%) found this review helpful
175.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Its a good game if you enjoy:
Teamwork
Fast paced
Russians
Shooters
водка
Rage
Ranking systems
направлены бота
дружественного огня
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241 of 266 people (91%) found this review helpful
492.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
10/10 would spend £100 on keys again so I can relive the experience of getting 20 galil sandstorms
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607 of 728 people (83%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
If This game was a potato it would be a good potato.
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460 of 543 people (85%) found this review helpful
202.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
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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692 of 837 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
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Graphics:
+ better maps and models
+ more details
+ good fire effects
- smooth animations

Control:
+ perfect shooter controls
+ new clear purchase menu
+ good mini map
+ always visible team status

Level Design:
+ even improved design
+ successful new maps

Sound:
+ good location on the opponent crotch and shot noise
+ familiar and quickly recognizable weapon sounds

Others:
+ game design always adrenalin impulsive
+ highly exciting and challenging destruction matches
+ weapons require different handling
+ long term motivation

CS: GO unfolds exactly the same suction as the old parts, even if you look at, first of all needs to change in the not unimportant matters than someone who just fresh change from the first Counter-Strike or source. But one has once dared to Dust, Italy or Train and completed a few rounds, you do not want to just stop. Besides, one gets to a server in which the opposing team is so dominant that you can also catch up without weapons in the fight. But hey, then you simply just change the server, as simple as that.

Both of these tiers feature several maps--original CS maps like de_dust are reproduced here and still going strong, mixed in with entirely new maps--and each map is tied to one of two game types.
In Defusal, one team (the Terrorists) must plant a bomb at a critical site and defend it until it explodes, while the other team (the Counter-Terrorists) must try to either prevent them from planting it or defuse it before it goes off. The other game type, Hostage Rescue, turns the tables.
Here, the Terrorists have taken a group of AI hostages that they must protect until time runs out, while the CTs must assault their location and free the hostages.

Pieces of Counter-Strike formula are dated at this point, but the excellent heart and soul of the Global Offensive is timeless. Teams are small weapons are deadly, and rounds are short.
There is an addictive just-one-more-round quality to it, as there is to do better than last time, to earn a satisfying kill, or to win in a new way, a constant desire. Call of Duty and Battlefield veterans will wonder why they can not escape even by enemy fire or look down the iron sights to aim to improve; Counter-Strike players will feel like they walked into their renovated home.

Arms Race and Demolition - that make for a more agreeable introduction. They're derived from Gun Game, which you may remember from Call of Duty: Black Ops' Wager Match options but which began life as a Counter-Strike modification, and the basic idea is that every time you kill someone you get a new weapon.
In Arms Race, it's technically team deathmatch but really it's a free-for-all where only half the guys in the game are shooting at you, and you have to work your way through rifles, shotguns, pistols and sniping all the way up to a golden knife.
Demolition, It's a mash-up of the core Counter-Strike bomb-defusal objective variant with Gun Game-inspired rules, tweaked so that you get a new weapon after each round in which you register a kill (rather than immediately every time you drop someone) and so that weapons get progressively weaker - starting with, say, an M4A4 assault rifle and moving toward weaker pistols and manual-reload shotguns.

The graphics in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are in a realistic style. They show an Italian village, Middle Eastern villages, an office, and other locations, as well as weapons, player and weapon skins, some of which. In bright neon colors like pink or blue The sounds in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are tracks that players make while running and while walking or squatting; shots; and the voices of the characters, things like "throwing a flashbang" and "smoke to throw." The music in Counter-Strike say: Global Offensive is orchestral in style and changes dynamically on what based within the game.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a reminder that quality can be permanent rather than fleeting, and the new additions give us new reasons to take interest. If you're into shooters, team-based gameplay, or just classic games that are updated well, you won't do better than CS:GO.
Counter Strike is timeless, CS:GO is a a reconnect with a classic FPS.

Score: 82 / 100
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