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"My video is way out of date on this one but CS remains an extremely popular multiplayer shooter for a very good reason.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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699 of 769 people (91%) found this review helpful
582 people found this review funny
Recommended
562.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
You either die a 'Noob', or you live long enough to have someone call you a 'Hacker'.
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733 of 815 people (90%) found this review helpful
841 people found this review funny
Recommended
118.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
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
15. Broken Headphones
16. Bad Grades in Classes
17. Impaired Vision
18. Cracked Laptop Screen
19. Debt From Buying Skins
20. Nothing of Use

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

11 / 10 would play again
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481 of 624 people (77%) found this review helpful
582 people found this review funny
Recommended
370.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
If you're looking for a positive review, then you're in the wrong place, HOWEVER, if you're here for a tremendous chicken Stir Fry recipe, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!

- Serves 4
- 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
- 325 calories / serving
- Healthy

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 250g (8oz) tender stem broccoli
- 5cm (2in) piece root ginger
- 1tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
- 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
- 150g Straight To Wok Noodles
- 400g (13oz) chicken fillet, cut into thin slices

METHOD

Step 1 - Mix together the orange zest and juice, soy sauce and sesame oil and set aside.

Step 2 - Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain well and set aside.

Step 3 - Finely shred the ginger. Then heat a large frying pan or wok, add the sunflower oil, heat it until sizzling, and fry the ginger till it's crisp.

Step 4 - When it's done, remove with a slotted spoon. Add the chicken and garlic, and stir-fry until just browned. Remove the meat using a slotted spoon and set aside.

Step 5 - Add the red pepper and broccoli and stir-fry for around 2-3 minutes until it's just tender. Add the soy sauce mixture, bring it to the boil then return the chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with noodles.
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584 of 776 people (75%) found this review helpful
591 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,271.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Valve treats this game the same way that the Cincinatti zoo treats gorillas.
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231 of 293 people (79%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,083.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At least they're still adding skins, right?
Who needs bug fixes and general improvements to the game when you can buy new skins?
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114 of 149 people (77%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
HOW IN THE WORLD IS VALVE MAKING BILLIONS WHEN THEY CAN'T EVEN FIX A $15 GAME
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222 of 328 people (68%) found this review helpful
235 people found this review funny
50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
I like it because I'm incredibly bad at it and it is enjoyable during free time.
- Not for new players who do not adapt quickily, I got my ♥♥♥ handed to me when I tried it out for the first time but that's just me.
- Good graphics
- Optimizable
- Triggered
- Kids saying outdated your mom jokes that can be found during the age of neanderthals.
- Adults trash talking me as well.
- Memers (The good section of the community, but my word is biased.) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- Not as toxic a community as my friends made it out to be but it is still toxic nonetheless.
- Most importantly, it's fun. Unless you are the kind that gets angry easily for no damned reason.
(This is not a roast post.)

(8.2/10)
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,013.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Just like potato chips.

Players are salty and the game is addictive
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
used p90 once.
I saw the enemy.
I panicked
I started shooting randomly then I headshotted him
10/10
would use a pro 90 again
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zeekurah
35.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
pros:
you can sell ingame stuff for cash
doesnt need powerfull system
only ever seen one obvious hacker

cons:
got rekt by an obvious hacker
gun accuracy:
i have played so many fps games and this is the only one that bugs the crap out of me. all the guns have different firing patterns and shoot outside the expanded crosshair, not inside. not worth learning each guns firing pattern for a game thats ok at best.

i like a fps that utilizes dexterity, reaction time, accurate guns, and skill. not a fps that utilizes awkward firing patterns, learning them, restricting and plain maps, and an obsession for aquiring swag skins..
annoying little ♥♥♥♥ talkers and people who play music and or sing in game get old pretty quick.
and this game is a cash grab.

only ever going to play this game when my little bro wants me to join him. other than that, im going to far away from this game.

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4/10 - "nope"
-Zeekurah
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19.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
I really like this game. Different from many basic FPS games. I have many friends who I can play with also.
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184.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
I just wasted 300$ on a fix for this game. Before I start, I will say that in my opinion, this is a great game--good gameplay, decent graphics, amazing team-based strategy. I enjoy the fact that you are forced to work together as a group, a trait not too common for most FPS style games. It's pretty damn fun to pick up your comrade's weapon and begin where they left off, isn't it? It is. It's even more fun when you pull that sweet, sweet ace for your team.

I'll tell you something that's not fun. Getting kicked for the reason of "Disconnected from VAC," right smack dab in the middle of a match that you have invested your time, sweat and keyboard smashing rage moments to. This URL is the information on that topic. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2117-ILZV-2837 It does not mean you were cheating. Rather, the VAC system cannot connect to your PC to ensure security from cheats. So, to be safe, it boots you out of your match and gives you 5 meager minutes to restart your PC and join in. If your PC's boot time sucks like mine(Suprising, I have a high-end gaming PC, but windows 8.1 does suck.)you are screwed over when it comes to having the chance to rejoin It always happened. I never even got to play a single game without a disconnect when the issue started up.

I used to not have this issue when I was connected wirelessly to my old router. Since last week I returned to wireless from being wired into the router, and got a new $300 one to boot. I Immediately noticed a drastic improvement in my ping for all of my games, which I am very enthusiastic about, and(thankfully), the reason I got the router wasn't for CSGO. I got to play not one, not two, but three whole games before it did it again. I have tried a metric ♥♥♥♥ -ton of things other than this.

I've checked integrity of the game cache.
I've set the game on high-priority for downloads.
I've checked the URL "Disconnect From VAC" and deleted Iobit.
I've removed firewalls from my PC.
I've restarted my PC(Temporary fix).
I've deleted, and reinstalled CSGO to no avail.
I've mounted/installed all CS related games.
I've made sure I had no mods to CSGO.
I've done the "sfc scannow" trick in cmd.
I've tried running CSGO as administrator.

The game is really fun when I am able to play it, and if you don't have the problem I'm having, then I do recommend you do play the game. However, for those that do, I do not recommend you spend money to solve the problem because you will be very disappointed. If anyone has a fix, I would very much appreciate it if you could send me an idea/solution--But for now, I'll keep to roaming Google for an answer. Have fun onetapping!
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378.3 hrs
Posted: September 29
Too many hackers that Value doesn't do anything about. The game is awesome itself but the hackers ruin everything. Hackers are even on prime games. Maybe they will focus on banning these guys insted of changing stupid things like how the gun sounds. BTW don't buy any cases, its a waste of money. Hope you read this Value
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