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."

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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✪ Shaolin
( 291.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
great game
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Crucifix♚
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
This is best game ! but i hate the Toxic and Salty kids & cheaters also. And the servers shut be upgraded to 128tick <3
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Bumblebee
( 436.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
The Counter Strike Global Offensive community is absolutely toxic and filled with people that are absolutely revolting with their behaviours and actions. It is the most disgusting game that I have ever played not only because it has made me question my own capabilities as a human being, but also it has introduced me to the most filthy people on earth that either take this game seriously or think it is funny to jump down ranks and mock people who are not very skilled at this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t of a game. It is a complete joke. I have wasted over 400 hours playing this game thinking that I would get better and climb up the ranks. Constantly I am placed with teammates that want to sabotage the match, and constantly I am placed against people 12 ranks higher than my own who want to make fun of the people at lower ranks. I am absolutely done coming back to this game after 2 weeks everytime to see if I can get better, because Valve, you have created a game that makes it very difficult for people to actually get the ranks they deserve thanks to your ♥♥♥♥ prime matchmaking system and your cheap and absolutely terrible game. It is a shame that I even bought this game on a sale for a discounted price, because the stress it has given me is far greater than the value of it. I realise you like making money off of people with no sense of appreciation of money, especially from little 13 year old kids that want cool dank ♥♥♥ skins men. I have no words left for this abomination of a game, absolutely terrible.
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lorekeeper
( 896.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Great game.
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Your mom suddenly
( 127.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Just click buy
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RockstarBull
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
best competitive pc game.
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Pälden Lhamo
( 606.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I left this game for CSS, just because the community is way more relaxed. No more russians or cancer i have to deal with.
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Silver Elite
( 697.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
great fps game
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$N!PER
( 117.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
After the new update I got banned don't know why.
I never cheated and I've been playing this game for month only and I already got some skills from previous cs games but never cheated.
If they are willing to ban people randomly then it's really not recommended.
I really spoiled my money.
Don't do the same!!
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glock.
( 208.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Coming from CS 1.6 it was fairly quick to adapt. Cheating is pretty ramptant, and the same issues that plauged 1.6 are kind of still around in CS:GO. Despite these issues the game is very fun to play and great fun with your mates. Buy when it is on sale and enjoy the fun!
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562 of 658 people (85%) found this review helpful
402 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,865.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
GabeN's way of stealing money from you legally.


Score: 10+
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461 of 544 people (85%) found this review helpful
470 people found this review funny
Recommended
95.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
If your looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding lemon bars recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1) 2 cups Flour
2) 1/2 cup Sugar
3) 1/4 teaspoon Salt
4) 2 sticks (1 Cup) Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Cubes
5) Filling
6) 1-1/2 cup Sugar
7) 1/4 cup Flour
8) 4 whole Large Eggs
9) Zest And Juice Of 4 Medium-sized Lemons
10) Powdered Sugar, For Sifting

Directions:

1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter.

2. Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into the prepared pan and bake until golden around the edges, about 20 minutes.

3. For the filling: Stir together the sugar and flour. Crack in the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix until combined. Pour over the crust and bake about 20 minutes.

4. Allow to cool in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, then sift powdered sugar over the top before cutting into squares.

(Use an 8 x 10 pan if you'd like the layers to be a little thicker.)
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740 of 993 people (75%) found this review helpful
826 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,291.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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172 of 211 people (82%) found this review helpful
236 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,286.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Are you struggling to learn a foreign language? Would you like to be able to speak, read and write in that foreign language? THE WAIT IS OVER! Now you can learn the foreign language that you want to learn by playing your favourite game EVER!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the best gaming platform for language learners. You can play with "award winning" gamers from all over the world and be able to learn over 9000 languages effectively such as, Russian, Polish, German and even Japanese (everybody speaks English nowadays so who cares about it, right?). You can practice these languages with various players anytime by cursing them in-game and getting instant feedback! Now, isn't that AWESOME!

So what are you still waiting for? Just download Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and start learning your favourite language!
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297 of 408 people (73%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,215.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I had a lot of fun some years back in the 2012-2014 reaching the rank of Supreme mostly playing with friends but also as solo. I came back this year to try the game again after some absence from the scene.


WTF has happened?

This game has the worst community possible, it antagonizes the one that LoL has but I guess here things are worse. If you don't speak Russian you are doomed to play in competitive servers with people that don't speak English at all in about 80% of your matches, these guys use the VOIP system to speak Russian even if they are just 2 out the 5 players in your team, their only communication is shooting you or try to kick you if they think you do something wrong.

DON'T GET ME WRONG HERE
I have a lot of Russian friends through other games and they are really nice people.

Apart from the Russians another portion of the community is immature people, they go harsh on teammates, bash them, trolling them and in generally trying to prove something, these disputes in many cases end up with the player being either the attacker or the defender leaving the game or getting banned for friendly fire, about 80% of the times you play you will end up playing a 4vs5 Match (at least in my DMG and LE levels that I played this year). This is a team game, you can't win by yourself but most people don't get it. If you reach a higher level of skill it doesn't mean that you are also a good player in terms of tactics and strategies.

Another negative thing is the 64tick rate servers that the competitive system uses, I believe this is set to allow distant players to have a decent ping and/or to save resources for the servers. This thing ruins the game too, it makes aiming really funny, you will understand If you ever go on a LAN server or play on a 128 tick rate server, this will result into playing a totally different game. The way the rates work now is that the attacking player has always the advantage as prefiring won't leave the defender time to react.

There is huge but in all this:

Are you willing to pay a subscription?
If you have 4 dedicated friends to play the game with I guarantee you that you will have an excellent time if you decide to go play somewhere where you pay to play like ESEA and FACEIT with a better community. There you will find descent people that value their money and are willing to play in a higher level without having to take all this *love* mentioned above.

This review is written in frustration after playing 5 consecutive 4vs5 games only with non englsh-speaking teammates. And this scenario this year doesn't happen for the first time.
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211 of 294 people (72%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
885.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
30% Boosted troll kids
30% Smurfs
30% Cheaters
10% Chance of mental breakdown

Shame was great game once... :D
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63 of 79 people (80%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
945.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Do you like Russians?
Do you like raging and smashing your keyboards
Do you like constant fixing of setting cause game is glitchy
Do you like teamwork
Do you like wasting ur time and money.
Then buy this game it's amazingly addictive
The worse you are the more you play
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
402.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Things I gave to Counter-Strike:
1. Money
2. Time
3. Love

Things Counter-Strike gave me:
1. Arthritis
2. Rage
3, Hatred of Russians,Spanish, and Russians
4. Broken keyboard
5. Broken mouse
6. 9/10 ready
7. Server crashes
8. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ teammates
9. Competitive matches
10. "Ez Pz" spam
11. Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing?
12. Lag
13. Cheaters
14- 64 tick servers

Essentially - CS is a greedy woman, but I love her all the time.

11 / 10 would play again
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
612.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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."

Gameplay
The competitive game mode is the main grasp of the game for me. It features close to endless enjoyment and always offers a different experience each time. The game is heavily skill based, and will require some time and effort to get better. There is plenty of guns, all with different recoil patterns. There are many maps in the game, and new ones are added during operations. There are also community maps you can play with friends as well. The other gamemodes to competitive are more casual gamemodes, but are usually not as enjoyable, due to the lack of skill groups meaning you will end up against better or worse opponents to yourself.

Graphics and Optimisation
Graphics are not the main aim of CS:GO. They are nothing special, but are definately improved over previous games. The game is decently optimised, and can run on many machines, even old ones!

Additional Content
The game has microtransactions in the form of weapon skins. They offer no in-game advantage and simply change the appearance of the weapon. They can be bought in the form of cases and keys, bought off the market individually or earned by playing the game as drops. You can sell the weapons and cases you earn from playing the game on the market, equip them for yourself or trade with other players.

10/10 From Me
Sweep
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37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Tried explaining to some 1,000+ player that I had a total of 4 hours clocked in but proceeded to call me a ♥♥♥ and ♥♥♥♥ like that. The community is ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Tried being sneeky turning corners slowly and all that ♥♥♥♥ and was told "move your ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥, ♥♥♥♥♥♥" so as soon I let go of shift I was instantly headshoted by a pistol on the other side of the map, and then was votekicked for being new to csgo.

Add something like a boot camp in the "play" menu for noobs v noobs
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