Counter-Strike 2 Reviews

Counter-Strike 2 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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4 / 5
Feb 19, 2024

If Counter-Strike is so good, why did it take 24 years to make Counter-Strike 2?

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Oct 5, 2023

With such a wide array of tweaks, updates, and iterations, Counter-Strike 2 is a significant move forward for the franchise. The community is alight again, and I’m as excited as I’ve been for Valve’s shooter in more than 10 years. Counter-Strike is back, and if the current trend of improvements continues, it’s only going to get better from here out.

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9 / 10
Dec 19, 2023

CS2 also proves that despite their reluctance to do so, Valve still has all the chops whenever they choose to put their game developer hat on. Nearly all of the changes in Counter-Strike 2 meaningfully enhance the experience without compromising what made the game special in the first place. With the foundation set for another multi-year run, I’m excited to see how Valve and the community evolve Counter-Strike 2.

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Oct 4, 2023

Big patch energy and some glaring omissions aside, it's still an FPS that generates thrilling moments and has the framework in place to supersede its predecessor. Just give it time.

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8 / 10
Nov 24, 2023

Valve has improved the Counter-Strike formula with the release of CS2, even if there's still a lot of work to be done before it's feature complete. While we're in the dark on specific timelines, the developer's work rate has been promising since launch, and if it continues at this pace, we're in for an exciting 2024 as Valve ushers in a new era of Counter-Strike.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 3, 2023

Counter-Strike 2 is a mostly positive update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The enhanced visuals that range from improved textures to lighting and particle effects help bring the graphics up to date while keeping the required specs low enough where the experience isn't limited to those with super expensive gaming rigs.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2023

CS2 is like a giant patch to CS:GO. Although it's not better than CS:GO at the moment, it has a potential to surpass all of the achievements of its predecessor in the future.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 20, 2023

Counter-Strike 2 steps boldly onto the competitive scene, but undercooked features and performance issues hold it back from true greatness.

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3 / 5.0
Oct 16, 2023

Counter-Strike 2 is the same game as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but with a new skin and some performance updates. There’s not much new about the game, with it basically getting an Overwatch spa day treatment. Hopefully, with the regular updates and patches, new content and gameplay will be added, allowing the game to reach new heights and opportunities and maybe some backstory instead of the basics of military first-person shooters. Run and gun is fun, but that’s all it is.

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65 / 100
Oct 12, 2023

Counter-Strike 2 might have gotten the Overwatch treatment with a rebrand, but there are a few differences to be spotted. With a bigger selection of maps and the extra game modes, things might actually start looking up for this release. However, the lack of moderation and optimization might also be what puts the final nails in this game’s coffin.

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