NFG Summary:Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a thrilling first-person shooter that delivers unparalleled tactical gameplay and intense online battles. With its diverse selection of maps, realistic weapon mechanics, and strategic team-based objectives, it offers an addictive and competitive experience that will captivate both casual players and esports enthusiasts alike.

Categories: Tactical, FPS
Meta Score: 83
Store: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 72.0
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher Names: Valve Software
Support Language: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English*, Finnish, French
Publish Date: 2012-08-21


PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows® 10
  • Processor: 4 hardware CPU threads – Intel® Core™ i5 750 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card must be 1 GB or more and should be a DirectX 11-compatible with support for Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 85 GB available space


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive features new maps, characters, and weapons and
delivers updated versions of the classic CS content.

Positive Comment(s)

It’s culled the crap, brought new content and tactics to a near-perfect series, and focused on community. It’s got an extremely bright future ahead of itself.90GameWatcher
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the 2012 masterpiece of online multiplayer first person shooters. True to itself, beautiful to see and amazingly harsh and fun to play.90SpazioGames
At the end, what matters is not if CS:GO is innovative or more of the same than CS: Source, what counts is if it’s fun. And CS:GO couldn’t be better in this regard.90Eurogamer Spain
Brilliant old-school shooter has convinced us that Counter-Strike franchise is in no way to be retired or forgotten. [Oct 2012]90LEVEL (Czech Republic)
Counter Strike: Global Offensive it’s a well balanced mixture of classic and new element, both well suited for the Half Life mod veterans and newbie. And for 10.99 euros, it’s really a must
A fast, demanding shooter with a huge potential for the future. It’s basically CS: Source, but the maps are more polished and the game looks better. [11/2012, p.64]85CD-Action
Quotation forthcoming.84GameStar
For a non-professional Counter-Striker, Global Offensive is just a cosmetic facelift, with re-run levels. [Sept 2012]84Pelit (Finland)
Global Offensive is a decent modern online shooter as far as convenience goes, but in terms of content, it’s Counter-Strike v1.6 with slight improvements.81Absolute Games
Modern shooters do their job well, but Counter-Strike is the series that helped build the scene. At $15, Global Offensive is a great extension to that legacy.80Joystiq

Negative Comment(s)

Fair, competitive and, above all, relevant. [Nov 2012, p.100]70Edge Magazine
i understand why people like it but this game is not for me. it was always borning for me.60Malpa22
the worst comp fps of all time0fluroboy
Game is ok, but ranking system is broken and there are a lot of cheaters out there.60zbigzbig__pl
Game is ok, but the ranking system is broken and there are thousands of cheaters out there.50ZbigZbig_PL
Tiene sus pros y sus contras. Por eso se le respeta como juego comptetitivo, falta mejorar el anticheat y el matchmaking. Un gran mercado detras del juego.0miniluluka
The worst game I’ve ever played, damage to opponents is dealt randomly, any weapon is completely inaccurate0Vanehkin
This game would hav ebeen an easy 10/10 to me if valve cared enough about this game. Very bad anti-cheat, trash ranking matchmaking. Hope CS2 proves me wrong70CHAR1TH
This game was fun back in the day but its not as fun for me as some of the newer competetive shooters being released.60BaldursThones

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