Counter Strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 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."

Customer reviews


Competitive? Yes, for sure.

Armannn | March 21, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »

When the game got announced a few years ago, everyone was hyped by that announcement. How couldn't we? It was the very first official CS to be released after so many years.

When the game got its beta, it was full of bugs and it was hard to have fun with it. However, the developers did work on it and nowadays it's one of the most played games in the world with around 400K players on a daily basis.

This, however, doesn't tell much about it. Counter-Strike Global Offensive is surely a pretty nice game, especially if you have had experience with previous games in the franchise. Sadly, it's very hard to play it on a higher difficulty level and newbies will take some time to get used to it.

There are those so-called "operations" which you have to pay for in order to play the maps (and use the weapons as well) the operations offer. That's a big disadvantage from my side. Not everyone is rich and not everyone has money to throw wherever he wants.

A big advantage from me would be for the maps. I really like how the old original official maps are modified so they can fit to the modern time.

Despite the glaring lack of client-sided modding, the included game modes offer some fun. It's not nearly as versatile as Counter-Strike: Source, but it looks prettier for sure thanks to the new shaders.

Overall, a very well deserved 83/100 score.


Easy to play Hard to Master

Godsfame | March 12, 2015 | See all Godsfame's reviews »

This is Counter Strike. One of the fps's that revolutionized a genre. This is the latest installment on the series and is an exceptional one just like all of Valve's games. This is a very difficult game to play, if you have had no previous fps experience you will take a while to get decent at this game. It is certainly worth more than $15 and the game regularly pumps out patches, dlcs, and content. This is a game will but not bore you out within the first ten hours but will have 100's and 100's of hours of fun,frustration, and excitement. You will need to take your time with this game. You will have to practice your aiming, grenade launching, and map strategies.


Counter-Strike for the new generation

bibboorton | March 10, 2015 | See all bibboorton's reviews »

You just have to trust that Valve knows how to make great games. The game is just so well-balanced and the maps have a strategic feel to them. Game modes are really fun, especially the Arms Race mode where you get to play with different guns as you get more kills. Of course, classic Competitive modes are available which may cause you to rage depending on how your team is doing. Overall, it's probably the last first-person team death-match game you'll ever need to buy.


Unrivaled shooting game!

LShun | Feb. 7, 2015 | See all LShun's reviews »

Its been some time, before I went into this game I often go into MOBA games. Things has now changed, I started to play the competitive matches and all of the member's are friendly, the community is so much better than some of the games out there. This is what a FPS game should be like, Communication, communication and communication!

Except for that, the superb graphics and how the bullet responds to every of your killing blow is fascinating, Counter Strike really put some physics and not make everyone in the team a muscular 20-year's trained FBI with little to no much recoil to spamming rounds of bullets.

The slowdown effect of getting squeezed in by a bullet really matter's between life and death, the armor is much more real as some bullets can easily penetrate thick armor with a few accurate shots.

Fierce bullets like those generated by the unmatched AWP can go through windows and doors or even kill 2 people at once! This game really make the details shine!

I really recommend this game to anyone who like to play with a team of great communication and enjoyment!


Some things never grow old

DeaD | Feb. 5, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »

Ok, everybody knows counter-strike right? It has been out for 15 years. It rocks because of it's simplicity. Two factions against each other: Terrorists and the opposite. Nice set of weapons, one objective and let the game begin!

Yup that's all you can say about this franchise. And it didn't grow much since 1999. Should it? Maybeee, maybe not. It's still entertaining and the graphics are pretty. This title has a huuuge fan community and that is not a coincidence.

Ok, so CS:GO is definitely a great game, and if you fancy a fast, yet exciting gameplay, buy it, this price is worth it. But don't expect more then written above.