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."
Push... Push... Push...Costynha | Aug. 21, 2015 | See all Costynha's reviews »
This is definitely the best Counter-Strike game out there, in my opinion of course. I spent 500 hours on Counter-Strike: Source playing all the mini-games, all the community maps and had so much fun. With this one, I only spent around 150 hours so far, but that's because i've been busy. The addition of competitive mode, brought some many players to the CS community which is good and bad at the same time. The modified Source Engine is very good, and the addition of many new game modes to matchmaking is even better.
Solid multiplayer experienceProdakn | Aug. 19, 2015 | See all Prodakn's reviews »
Counter Strike 1.6 was first released as a mod in 1999, and there is a reason why people still enjoy it today to it's new form Global Offensive, and that is the fact that it is a competitive and a tactical game. If you are new to the game, I'd say you should really think twice before buying it because the multiplayer is just too hardcore. There are alot of people with more then 5 year of experience and you will get your ass kicked. If you played Source or 1.6, this game is worth buying for the competitive feature where you are put on a game of 5 vs 5 against equally ranked players. Another notable addition is the fact that now you can buy weapon skins, stickers and other weird things to customize your experience. These items can go from it costs almost nothing to it costing the same as 5-6 triple A games combined. In the end, this is still a fun game, and I'd recommend it for anyone up to a little challenge & alot of patience.
Good concept, execution could have been better.lunarsilkdragon | Aug. 9, 2015 | See all lunarsilkdragon's reviews »
While I enjoy the overall concept of a tight, tactical multiplayer shooter, Valve really botched the shooting mechanics in this game. Quick rundown on the things I don't like about the shooting: *The bullet spread is just weird and it gets even weirder when you move and shoot at the same time. Obviously there needs to be bulletspread, but it just seems stupid that a bullet will miss your opponent by five meters just because you took a step to the side will shooting. *The hitboxes. I'll just refer to this gif: http://tinyurl.com/ozkopgz Admittedly, Valve have tweaked them and they are a lot better than on this gif, but they are still wonky. *Damage detection is weird. Some pistols take one shot to the head to kill, but like 10 shots in the body. Really? Seems like an attempt to artificially raise the skill ceiling to force people to headshot. I don't like that. Despite these points, the game can be fun. Although I personally can't play more than like 2 games in a row unless it's with friends. Still, might be worth it if you like these kind of games.
Great For Competitive PlayersSparkWave | Aug. 3, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »
After almost 250 hours of competitive play, the game doesn't cease to be fun. Along with already available maps and skins, the community is able to contribute and develop maps, servers, and skins of their own which allows the player for a seemingly endless supply of gameplay. CS:GO is typically a competitive game, however. In matches that can last up to 90 minutes, teams are forced to work together in order to win a match. It contains many competitive maps which allows for continuous fun if you are looking for something new. Hackers and griefers do exist, but CS:GO allows for a report system which bans them from playing. Overall, CS:GO is worth playing for anyone who takes an interest in competitive gaming. Try it out!
Competitive and smooth FPSSceyef | July 23, 2015 | See all Sceyef's reviews »
This is entirely a different type of FPS compared to others you might have played. It's actually competitive, has a real learning curve, and still stays fun. Unlike other shooters, you will only very rarely find yourself in a situation where luck is a real variable - you will never be able to spray and pray or "no-scope". Accuracy and reflexes are what you need. As for graphics, it isn't nearly as detailed as the AAA games nowadays, but the characters still haven't fallen into the uncanny valley, and aren't laughable either. Community is my favorite. There is no real need to turn off voice chat - there are little to no "ragers" who use voice chat to vent their frustrations, and many a time you will find yourself participating in some pleasant banter.