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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Aug 21, 2012 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

It retains CS' spirit as a competitive game driven by careful tactics, cooperation, and individual heroics alike. It's still a game about positioning, timing, and, say, thinking critically about how much footstep noise you're generating. GO preserves CS' purity in that regard--it remains one of the only modern shooters without unlockable content, ironsights, unlockables, or an emphasis on things like secondary firing modes.

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A top-tier tactics game that will probably share the long-tailed legacy of its predecessors.

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The core of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a reminder that quality can be permanent rather than fleeting, and the new additions give us new reasons to take interest and - hopefully - another way in for people who are ready for something different.

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CS:GO, mechanically, holds up as one of the best shooters you can play, but offers few reasons to move over from the previous versions.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a solid update to a classic shooter.

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It may lack some of the community niceties, beloved maps (Assault, anyone?), and little features of past games, but Global Offensive delivers on the promise of a faithful, polished, and better looking Counter-Strike for whoever wants it.

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The game's slick visual overhaul is enough to get your attention, but it's the detail and pace of the game's tried-and-tested maps and gunplay that will keep you coming back - make no mistake, these are shootouts that are attractive through excellence rather than nostalgia.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the same robust tactical shooter as its predecessors, but it doesn't feel like a full-on sequel.

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