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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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Reverb
628.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
A game that instantly became my favorite game of the moment! I can not enough!
The strong point is the competitive mode (which is the only mode in which I play) after it is a game that takes a lot of meanings to the Group and the team, play alone is a little less fun!
In short can be the best game for me in style!
Recommended without hesitation, especially for the price, and given the number of hours you go pass!
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xNUTZ
158.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
If you struggle with stress issues tis game is not for you, many players in comp simply dont posses the braing capacity to understand simply strategies or enemy movements. I loved this game at first but the more i played the dumber players got, I simply wish you could ban people from comp, it would allow the game mode to actually be competetive instead of , smart vs dumb
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A Harambe
127.4 hrs
Posted: August 29
Counter Strike Global Offensive has the potential and has the design to be one of the best multiplayer shooters in the games industry. But Valve and the dev team behind it lack communication and refuse to improve or fix a multitude of problems with the game's matchmaking system, hit registration, the new player experience, and hacking.

To start, any one trying to legitimately play this game competitively as a new player will have an overall ♥♥♥♥♥♥ experience. Competitive runs rampant with "smurf" accounts (highly skilled players who own another account only to play at low ranks in competitive play) and hackers. Valve does have a proposed solution to this problem, so-called "prime" matchmaking, but you won't be able to have it fix what little it does until you're rank 21 or higher and link your account to your phone number, a task which requires hundreds of hours of dedication only to be let down. So if you haven't been playing this game for the past four years, you'll be sure to have the worst time of your life, 100% guaranteed.

Hit registration and server issues. This shouldn't be a problem for a company that makes millions of dollars a year, and 15 bucks for every hacker that buys another copy of the game. There isn't one game where I or somebody else I queue with have some issue with the server, whether they be right or wrong, the fact that you have to consider it is an indicator that something is probably ♥♥♥♥ing wrong. Going on a quick web search will lead you to dozens of gifs of people getting one taps and blood on client only to hit their enemies for 0 hp, and dozens of posts and petitions on sites like reddit that have been complaining for years with very little, if any changes made to the game in response.

Valve's case with hackers doesn't do much to help the situation. They don't IP ban or hardware ban hackers like any reasonable company would do (**Blizzard**) no, instead they decide to ban their account and let them start filling the competitive queue with hacking for another 15 bucks a pop. It's so easy, that right now I could create another account and start spinbotting all over comp simply for the lols. This leads to unranked players, new players, being matched with the most blatant and repeat offenders of hacking for a considerable amount of their games if they don't have any friends to queue up with instead.

TL;DR: The game would be better if it were not filled with problems with hit registration, hackers, and a cancerous new player experience, don't spend your money until Valve steps up their ♥♥♥♥ing game as a multimillion dollar company ♥♥♥♥ing should. Pathetic.
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Faraz The Legend
38.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Ban Simulataor , good game
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Bop
900.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Is a very good game. I have spent countless hours playing this game and have had a very good time. Would recommend for anyone.
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Fox Mulder
314.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
My now second favorite FPS. behind Battlefield. Love it!
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BOT Robert
434.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
As I usually make reviews, this game havem two sides which you should probably know. First the game is designed mostly for the WEAPON SKINS which a player must accept. The game is a lot about the skins and stuffs like that. But it is not a purpose to hate this game. Opening cases and playing any matchmaking/community games are still fun but it needs a glass of cold water to stay calmed. At all, I recommend this game to everybody because it is fun to play either you are a strategy or a FPS gamer and in my opinion the game worth more than it is being sold for. Hopefully I've helped with this review :)
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ʕᴖᴥᴖʔSenpaiʕᴖᴥᴖʔ
585.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Ayyy good game if you play with ur frends.
But toxic comunitty hit box's suck.
Eh gr8 game and ''russans'' :3
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IQ tests should be mandatory before playing on competitive matchmaking.
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389 of 471 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
269.0 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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146 of 162 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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119 of 142 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,469.1 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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103 of 130 people (79%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
3,313.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Toxic community and a ton of cheaters.
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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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Not Recommended
1,884.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Run away before gaben gets you.
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
62.2 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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