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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series, and was released for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Linux in August 2012.
Development and release
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the sequel to the popular first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Source, developed by Valve. Global Offensive‘s development began when Hidden Path Entertainment attempted to portCounter-Strike: Source onto video game consoles.
CS:GO expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 19 years ago. CS:GO features new maps, characters, weapons, and game modes, and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust2, etc.).
The game pits two teams, Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, against each other in a variety of objective-based game modes. Terrorists must either plant a bomb or rescue hostages, while Counter-Terrorists must prevent the bomb from being planted or defuse it, or rescue the hostages.
CS:GO is a highly competitive game, and has been played at major esports tournaments around the world. The game has also been praised for its balanced gameplay and high production values.
CS:GO is a free-to-play game, and is available for download on Steam.
Here are some of the features of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
- 15 different game modes, including classic modes like Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue, as well as new modes like Arms Race and Wingman.
- Over 20 maps, including classic maps like de_dust2 and de_inferno, as well as new maps like Anubis and Ancient.
- A wide variety of weapons, including pistols, rifles, shotguns, and sniper rifles.
- A competitive matchmaking system that allows players to rank up and compete against other players of similar skill level.
- A thriving esports scene with major tournaments held around the world.