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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February 24

Lighting and Shader Improvements

With the introduction of Operation Wildfire and the update of de_nuke, come a number of visual upgrades and features that we think mapmakers and community content creators alike will find useful and exciting. The following is an overview of these features and how they can be enabled in your own maps and content.

http://blog.counter-strike.net/workshop/maps.php#new_features

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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."

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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: 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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showPAOwow
( 565.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is fun and enjoying. Would be better if the cheaters will be lessen or be gone.
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Snaveus
( 237.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Warning! Very addicting.
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Daos
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Really Fun! Must Try
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SirHaji19
( 71.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
goood one man, gaben thank u fur dis
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MissV
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best competitive shooter ever
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Josh
( 560.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
its fun
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rolfteen CSGOX14.COM
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Sick game much meme so dank need more
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Deadspoolz CSGORumble.com
( 316.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Not bad, good graphic and playing experiences. Very hard for COD players
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Jaraza Incorporated™©
( 364.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Played it sence CS. Love it.
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normaL
( 494.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
dank game, will make you sweaty and upset 10/10
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CYKA BYLAT
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Awsome game
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-MYDLO-
( 1,140.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
(Yesterday)After 7 days penalty i played one matchmaking with my 3 friends, on of them shited one round, i voted to kick him, heheh we kicked him. finally we won this mm and i get next 7days for kicking teammates, ♥♥♥♥ this game ;/
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Suga
( 657.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is F**king good game but i hete some player Bc sometimes they do not listen to me
I rate it 100/10
community 0.5/100
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Fade
( 1,475.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Even though I'm unsure whether this game needs a review.. here it goes..

I've been playing CS:GO for some time now, even bought it before all the competetive and skins.

Alright, so the gameplay is fine, nothing to worry about, not that much glitches and stuff that makes this game unplayable.
The main problem here is the community, within every match I play, there's at least 2 russians, and they always happen to be on my team. I'm kind of thinking this is the Russian Simulator 2kxx.

I'm playing this game to enjoy it, to have fun with friends, but at the moment I either go solo or play with 1 other friend, ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan.

Like I seriously don't understand where all this anger is coming from, why these Russian people are so angry all the time.
Even when you're winning a match you can never expect a "good job" in return.
Even if you carry the entire match and 1 russian is bottom fragging, he will, and trust me on this one, tell you that you're a ♥♥♥♥ blyat at the moment you can't win a 1 vs 5 clutch because the bomb exploded on 0.1 second.
This most of the time results in a shot to the head, just hurting you, but not killing you.

The 64 tick servers also don't help with competetive and the Russian temper. Shots are on point, but the server just doesn't register it. Like you need to develop some new sort of skill to even be able to aim like that. I feel like it's more a game based on luck if I play competetive.

And I know, I could play faceit of some sort, but I'm not global elite yet, I need some sort of proof that I can do it, even though rank != skill.

Anyway, I'd still recommend this game, just play it with friends and if you don't have any, block communication with all your team mates at the moment you hear them say ♥♥♥♥ or blyat.
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CROSS
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great game !
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Ardis
( 2,253.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great Game.

Money well spent.
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3,625 of 3,961 people (92%) found this review helpful
4,396 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,235.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
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 losing and you are in last - Someone vote kicks 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

10/10
Best rage simulator out there!
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185 of 199 people (93%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
Recommended
326.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
*10 yr old teammate shoots me in the leg on purpose*
Kid: Sorry
Me: np

*I shoot 10 yr old teammate accidently*
Me: sorry
Kid: ♥♥♥♥ING TEAMKILLER

*Vote Kick has been initiated*
*You have been voted off*
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85 of 92 people (92%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
283.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Russian Plan - Rush B!

I opened my eyes
I tried to see but I'm blinded by a flashbang
I can't remember how
I can't remember why
I went to B alone

And I can't hold the rush
And I can't even throw a grenade
No I can't hold the rush

How did I get matched with this team?
I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?

Everybody's shooting
I tried to make a callout but no one hears me
I'm slipping off the ramp
I'm soon going to be dead
I wanna start this over again

So I try to hold onto a time when my rank mattered
And I can't explain what happened
And I can't erase the games that I've lost
No I can't

How did I get matched with this team?
I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?

I've made my mistakes
I've got nowhere to run
The round goes on
As my health is fading away
I'm sick of this game
I just wanna leave
How did I get matched with this team?
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77 of 82 people (94%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
863.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
>be at school
>have headphones in
>headphones come unplugged
>whole class panics as a hail of gunfire is heard followed by the message that the bomb has been planted
>suspended for a week
>was totally worth it
I rate it 9/11 on a scale of 5/4
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62 of 65 people (95%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
449.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
In Cancer Strike: Global Duty, you play as the sunflower from Plants vs Zombies. Your goal is simple, defend your team's nexus from the opposing forces known as "anonymous".

There are three different weapons in this game, two of which are useless. The first is a gravity gun, stolen from the Half Life series (looks like these guys are going to get sued.) The second is a bag of pretzels, which restores health, but can damge enemies if thrown, and if the salt gets in their eyes. The third, and only useful weapon, is the PP-Bizon. This gun is overpowered in my opinion, and needs to get nerfed quickly, as it has 64 shots per clip, and more bullets means more damage.

I'm currently Challenger in the ranking system, which was far too easy to get, seeing as I previously played skilled shooters such as Putt Putt Saves the Zoo. However, this being said, if you choose to embark on your journey to Master Chief rank, be warned. You will face countless cheaters who will spawn infinite money so that the enemy team can buy all of the different hats available. In my opinion, Volvo should remove the hats, and replace them with weapon skins. But who am I kidding, who would be stupid enough to buy those?

If you're coming here from other shooters such as call of men, you're going to have a bad time. The closest game to this, in my opinion, would have to be Everquest. If you've ever played this, you should be alright coming into an environment such as this one, except with worse hit registering.

Overall, I'd rate Counter Salt: League Legend, an 8.1/10. No matter how bad this game actually is, people will still spend way too much money on stupid ♥♥♥ skins, and yell at their teamates for not checking connector.
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60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Recommended
388.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
When I first started playing CS:GO I was a bit overwhelmed, not just because I was bad but because I couldn't communicate with anyone... It seems like everyone talks to eachother using just two words which are "C y k a" and "B l y a t", I was so confused.
After a few hours of playing I felt confident I learned this new communication method, with thanks to типичная нуб.
Before I knew it я получил better but Деньги not so good.
Arms race это моя favourite игра mode. But I enjoy a мало конкурентоспособны too!
All in all it's хорошая игра but большинство игроков россиян and/or грубый!
Я рекомендую эту игру , он не идеален , но это удовольствие на некоторое время
Thanks за чтение

Теперь, чтобы выучить английский язык снова ...
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77 of 94 people (82%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
780.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
At first, when I started playing this game,I didn't know how to give this game a review, but now I know for sure.
It's really addicting. But it sucks. Why? Because there are always raging russians/kids that keeps on making my eardrums explode.
Game: 11/10
Community:0,9/10
EDIT: According to people, the community doesn't exist. I think it's true.
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64 of 83 people (77%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,508.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
If you want to play a game filled with smurfs, hackers, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and kids to young to leagally own the game then this is the game for you! I shall divide it up in those categories and leave any other subjects to the end.
Also fair wanring; english is not my first language, spelling errors are expected.

Smurfs:
Enjoy sitting trough a 30-40 minutes of getting pwnd'ed. Theese guys just figured that its getting to tough and serious playing their own rank and want a relaxing game. the end result is that you will have a not so fun game where a smurf, or even a team of smurf is gonna basically show your head down the toilet. You can expect the same acompaniying trashtalk.

Hackers:
Well, more or less the same as the smurfs, but any element of fun is gone from the game. depending on what level of hacking its all the more infureating. Spinbotters are ok, they will at least make the game very quick.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s:
Theese come in many forms, but usually its the one teamate on your team who thinks he is kennyS and will not shut up so you can try to listen to footsteps, but totally knows without info that they are somewhere else and that you suck. also in this category ate the two subjects mentioned above and dj's, trolls and the one russian souting GIVE ME AWP and stalks/blocks/shoots you untill he has the desired weapon, and then dies because he hasnt paid any attention.

Kids To Young to Legally Own the Game:
Theese are just cute to listen to, but share many of the traits of the A-hole subject. They will not shut up, altho they will try their hardest to actually play the game. Tho they have a tendency to scream off your eardrums, ragequit and start to ♥♥♥♥♥alk you, your teammates and the others, but its very entertaining concidering how old they are. Bring popcorn.

Other subjects, well, if you are superlucky you might get a fun challening game with people of equal skill. these games will test your reaction and teamwork. what can I say, theese games are just awesome and if you are playing with friends its sooo satesfying. All the different ways to take a bombsite or to get to a hostage, or defend it as the case may be will always be changing. Best to play with a full team of friends.

Csgo takes alot of practise, its not a pickupandshoot game. You WILL need to warmup, you will need to learn callouts and the maps and you definitely need to keep a positive attitude.

However as csgo is right now, 9/10 games will have a smurf or hacker theese days, and its made csgo horrible to play.To play any rank below LEM is horrible and will hell.

Owerall, dont buy the game unless you enjoy being frustrated; its to late for me but save yourself!!! :O


Edit 22/04-16
A helpful commenter reminded me of Russians. Now I do realize that not all the people we call russians are actual russians, but nowadays its more of a term of "that" kind of players... The ones that do not speak a word of english, and then rages as you for not listening to their helpful callouts... that you dont understand... or hear between their nonstop chatter.
At any point between the middle and end of the game, they might try to kick you for some reason.

Also, to anyone who says "In order to beat the smurf you have to get better" or "its good training" Yeah, ok sure, but its still not fun to loose constantly. Its not training, its demoralizing.
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35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
443.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Types of CSGO players you may encounter in competitive:

- The Rager
- The fight till the end dude
- The Solo player
- The carrier
- The blamer

Types of CSGO player you may encounter in all other gamemodes:

- The DJ
- The one who went in bed with your mom
- Angry people who screams at the DJ
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
391.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Since the dawn of time, I have lost hope in fps games and life itself generally because of milked franchises. The sky had no color, food had no flavor. After playing this truly amazing life-altering of a game, I can honestly say I'm a changed man. CS GO has captured my imagination and took me into my unknown sub-conscious. This game has made a profound impact to me. Never before I felt like ripping another human beings head off. Uninstalling, reinstalling became a daily routine for the millionth time because of clueless teammates and their "cool skins" (I guess skin > skill matters more).

I feel like everyone needs to play this game at least acouple of times because the thrill of clutching, fragging, etc is unlike anything I've experienced. It takes me back to the good old CoD4/ Gears of War/ Battlefield days, having clan battles either GB or underground rules blah blah blah. A true fps that is fun for all ages! For the casual players, you can just have fun with mods and for the competitive, you will def enjoy this. From the "your mom" 12yr olds, to the maturest people. All walks of different life here. jk, this community is pretty toxic but dont let that stop you from this politically correct world.
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112 of 174 people (64%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
237.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Good:
+ Solid competitive FPS with lots of teamwork and strategy
+ Only popular PC game that isn't MOBA garbage

Bad:
- Full of tryhards and constant ♥♥♥♥-talking. Too many people play this game just to rank up and are incapable of having fun.
- Lots of hackers which Valve does a poor job fighting. The worst part is, the prevalance of hackers in this game gives everyone "hacker-paranoia" so if you get a few lucky shots you probably end up getting reported.
- The competitive ranking system sucks as it doesn't take personal performance (only team performance) into account. A person's rank is a poor indicator of their skill level because many bad players get "boosted" and many good players get stuck at lower ranks by repeatedly getting matched with idiots. It feels like most competitive matches pit you against either terrible players or ridiculously good players (smurfs/hackers), and whether you win or lose is luck of the draw rather than skill.
- Knowing the map layout is too crucial to winning. If you don't memorize all the bizarre callouts, and know the map layout like the back of your hand, people will think you are an idiot. The result of this is that many people end up only playing Dust 2 to avoid having to spend hundreds of hours learning map layouts.
- It's made in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Source engine, which is 12 years old, which also happens to be the average age of people who play this game.

It's not a bad game but it doesn't deserve it's massive popularity. Valve has become totally complacent because they make more money off virtual skins in this game in a month than they ever made off actually making good games.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
852.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
since i start playing csgo,i spend almost 900 hours on this game, i reach le rank and i derank from inactivity , im mg1 now and i try to rank up BUT , as much i try its totaly worthless, i got smurf or booster every 2nd or 3rd game.Smurfs are actually legal in this game for some stupid reason...they just make the game unfair and not enjoyable so i decide to quit playing until valve do something about the smurfs, so i cant recommend this game for noone just coz u cant play in gn or mg rank thanks to boosters it is sicking me off and thats why i delete csgo , im good player 1.5 cd im 1st 2nd every game ,i meet some good people in csgo and i had a great time playing , now i cant say that .Valve please do something.Until then ill try other games...... (srr for my bad english-if understand me and u feel the same plz vote for my comment)
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,084.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Things I gave to CSGO:
1) Time
2) Money
3) My patience

Things CSGO gave me:
1) Cancer
2) Knowledge of rude words from all different countries (mostly eastern Europe)
3) Money that I could use only on my Steam account.

9/10 people are ready for CSGO
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
137.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
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28 of 39 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,357.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Time to do a serious review, after playing this for 1.3k hours, I feel that this is the weakest of the counter-strike series. it feels like it has been dumbed down to appeal to a larger audience, and I dislike how the developers are heading with the game. the new version of de_nuke was the final straw for me, skill based movement was one of the main reasons why I played CS. bhopping on csgo isn't worth learning as they have made it rediculously inconsistent. Every skill jump from nuke has been removed. Perfomance has been getting worse and worse with every update, making the game to the point of unplayable on my below average computer, whereas in source i get a constant 180+. EU matchmaking is a hellhole with so many languages shouting at each other, and developers flat out refuse to add servers for language prefrences like in dota 2.

due to all these things , i have decided to go back to source as it still has a strong community. (albeit much smaller due to csgo taking the limelight.)
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
389.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
one of my favorite games ever. the only drawback: Hackers.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
275.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Learn professional russian in just 1 month for just 13€
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,359.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
A very nice game!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
its pretty gr8 m8, i r8 8/8 no h8
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