Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

The next installment in a cult online fist person shooter series, which originated in the early 2000's as a Half-Life modification. This game was created by Valve Corporation, who purchased the rights to the massively popular mod and later developed its commercial editions. The core gameplay is built upon competition between two teams of players: terrorists and counter-terrorists. Eliminating opponents is rewarded with cash, which can be spent on new gear and weapons. There are four main game modes: Arm Race, Demolition, and two tournament varieties. The authors did not try to revolutionize the classic gameplay mechanics, mostly focusing on visual improvements to match modern standards. Most of the in-game maps are based on the original ones, and most of the changes relate do weaponry.

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PC / Windows
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive | PC

Action, FPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve Software | game developer

Valve Corporation | publisher   Official website

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive release date for PC:

game language:
English

21 August 2012 | Worldwide

21 August 2012 | Europe

21 August 2012 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 4268 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 1146 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (X360) Cover
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive | XBOX 360

Action, FPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve Software | game developer

Valve Corporation | publisher   Official website

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

21 August 2012 | Worldwide

21 August 2012 | Europe PAL

21 August 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.6 / 10 calculated out of 177 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 73 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive | PS3

Action, FPP, terrorism, modern conflicts, FPS, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve Software | game developer

Valve Corporation | publisher   Official website

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive release date for PS3:

game language:
English

22 August 2012 | Worldwide

22 August 2012 | Europe PAL

22 August 2012 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 177 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 84 players' votes.  

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PlayStation 3 is another, after Counter-Strike: Source, attempt at refreshing the popular shooter that started out as a Half-Life modification. Despite the changes and all the time that has passed, the title remains great teamwork-based action game.

Gameplay

Two teams, terrorists and special forces, are pitted against each other trying to stop the other party from achieving their objective. We are awarded cash for each enemy we have killed, allowing us to buy better weapons and equipment at the beginning of each round.

The list of available armaments was expanded with several items, including Molotov cocktail, decoy grenade, IMI Negev, Tec-9, Mag-7, Sawed-Off, PP-Bizon as well as Taser. The last one is particularly interesting — although expensive — for it allows you to instantly one-shot an opponent.

Game modes

There are four game modes available: Arms Race, Demolition, Classic: Casual, and Classic: Competitive. The first is a variation of the classic deathmatch — after killing an enemy, we receive a new gun. The second one works similarly, although the game is divided into rounds, just like in classic modes. The third, as the name suggests, is meant for beginners, and its task is to introduce them to Counter-Strike by disabling friendly fire, among other things. Classic: Competitive, in turn, is devoid of all conveniences.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PlayStation 3 offers seven maps: five "de_" (planting/disarming bombs) and two "cs_" (hostage rescue). Each one is based on its counterpart from the previous installments. The fans will surely recognize their names: Dust, Dust2, Aztec, Nuke, Inferno, Italy, and Office. Of course, some some improvements were made, though only to improve the gaming experience.

Technology

The matchmaking system was also overhauled, and now seeks opponents based on our skill level. Apart from Valve servers, the players may also host their own games.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cinematic Trailer

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cinematic Trailer | 3:48

Film - cinematic z gry Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Widowiskowy materiał przedstawia potyczkę między grupą terrorystów i antyterrorystów utrzymaną w klimacie znanym z gry Counter-Strike.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Game Guide

game guide 06 February 2017

This practical guide has been prepared for beginners. We describe the gameplay mechanics, new modes and events like Operation Hydra. We also made useful walkthrough for special missions in CS:GO.