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


Best shooter I've ever seen

Gabytza108 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Gabytza108's reviews »

Don't played CoDs or Battlefields , from this you learn to aim , to play and everything CS GO is like CS classic but with better graphics Skins are the first reason everyone plays that game There are many minigames that you can play , go and see if you like them : Arms Race , Demolition , Deathmatch and Competitive


A well-built FPS game

LShun | July 19, 2014 | See all LShun's reviews »

Counter Strike Global Offensive, is a new game for the Counter Strike series that features improvements over the old Counter Strike. The graphics feel a lot nicer compared to previous games, but still loses to Counter Strike: Source in some situations.

The weapons and skins available throughout the updates is great. However, graphics feel a little dark, so raising the brightness might help in situations where sniper's are almost invisible in the dark.

The fast game-play and the new radar makes things even more interesting and challenging. The guns and textures are realistic.

The community is also very friendly. Overall, this is a very good game and worth it for 14.99. I would like to see more improvements in the future and happy with this game.


Fun and Competitive

DragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »

First of all, this isn't your "average FPS" such as CoD or Battlefield. CS:GO really brings competitve FPS to its glory. For someone just picking up the FPS genre and is competitive, then you might like this game. It's helpful to know each weapon and map strategies to dominate the game but if you're just playing for fun, casual modes are perfect. Also Valve is quite generous when it comes to in-game items. Sometimes you might get lucky and get a rare drop after a game or you can unlock a chest to get a cool gun, custom knife, or sticker for your loadout. Everything is fairly priced and for a great shooter, this game is pretty cheap. It might feel awkward but if you give this game a try, you won't regret buying it.


More than 10 years have passed, still is fun as hell

Elder91 | July 14, 2014 | See all Elder91's reviews »

15 dollars, that´s the price to pay to enjoy (or falling in love again) with Counter-Strike, one of the best competitive FPS you´re gonna find on the market.

In terms of gameplay, the game is just like the oldest CS games but more balanced, and with some redesing in classic maps like Dust, Inferno, etc. The game still uses the source engine (it´s old, i know), but with updated graphics and solid 60 FPS to enjoy every second of it Also, along with the classic modes, the game has two additional modes to keep the variety on the game

What are you waiting for? get this game, you won´t regret it


The next step in CS

Nigee | July 13, 2014 | See all Nigee's reviews »

I started playing cs when i was about 10, back before steam. Since then i have played it on and off, both for fun and competitively. Over the years many fun mods and map types have come out, such as gun game and surfing. What CSGO does is take take some of these modes, and turns them into standard modes. However unlike privately hosted servers, where player size can turn strategic game play into spray and pray, games are often limited to 5v5, meaning that your individual contributions weigh more. Competitive mode is the true feature of CSGO, where you play in 5v5 objective based maps, and even at lower ranks, you will find a lot of organization going on. You quickly learn to work as a team, or lose. Competitive play will feature occasional community map packs, where you can play ranked on custom maps, which adds some spice to the game; and typically stay up for a season to allow you enough time to get some play in. Another feature is that, like previous cs games, you can get custom gun skins. But instead of having to install custom mods that only you can see, playing maps or purchasing capsule keys will give you chances to earn new skins. Skins have different rarities, but collect 10 and you can "trade up" for a random skin from the next tier. If you are into FPS, or even into a more competitive play style ( i came from league) then it is worth checking out.