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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 6, 2012
    85
    For those who can choose, they should obviously choose the PC-version: it's best controlled with a mouse and keyboard. But the console-version is in no other way inferior to the PC-version. Even there it's one of the best multiplayer shooters available.
  2. Aug 27, 2012
    85
    For the old school fans of Counter-Strike, you won't be disappointed. Global Offensive is very much a great successor to the original game.
  3. Sep 1, 2012
    85
    CS:GO adds plenty, tweaks a little, and keeps the best parts of the classic multiplayer FPS. If you're into shooters, team-based gameplay, or just classic games that are updated well, you won't do better at the moment than CS:GO.
  4. Aug 28, 2012
    80
    Outside of a couple of glitched spawns that left me stuck in mid-air, I didn't run into many issues when it came to lag or connection errors. As a downloadable title, Global Offensive offers a tried-and-true experience at a reasonable price, even if its gameplay isn't for everyone. If you prefer working with others and attacking the opposing team with well thought-out tactics instead of brute force, you should find plenty to like in this updated release.
  5. Aug 29, 2012
    80
    If you show patience, there's a great deal of worth here, especially in the modes, online multiplayer and tactical play.
  6. Aug 28, 2012
    80
    Because it's a hardcore competitive game, Counter-Strike blocks party chat in an effort to combat cheating, forcing players with headsets to play with friends or brave the Wild West of obscenity that is Xbox Live.
  7. Sep 3, 2012
    60
    As an online game my apprehension is that if friends can't play together without hassle then soon they won't bother.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. Sep 10, 2012
    10
    A crystal clear remake of a classic. This game is nothing more than an HD graphics, and online revamp. Hence the 15$ price tag. Counter StrikeA crystal clear remake of a classic. This game is nothing more than an HD graphics, and online revamp. Hence the 15$ price tag. Counter Strike Veterans will instantly love this remake and can finally relive the XBL experience. When Moneysoft pulled the Xbox classics from live, a part in me died. I and countless others spent days on those classics, They were the last of the great games. You could go online and just have fun. That was a time when game companies still somewhat cared about us. To be able to relive the "Glory Days" is a big part of what keeps people coming back for more. Without a doubt. Counter Strike is still The King of the Xbox FPS. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    It's CS so you know what to expect. Quick matches. Intense difficulty. High tension. Some of the most classic FPS moments in video gamingIt's CS so you know what to expect. Quick matches. Intense difficulty. High tension. Some of the most classic FPS moments in video gaming history. CS does not need to change the formula is perfect and Valve knows this. The CS game for 2012. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    10
    First off lol at the guy trying to compare this with a COD game. Great throw back to the day. Game is just as fun as was back then. This isFirst off lol at the guy trying to compare this with a COD game. Great throw back to the day. Game is just as fun as was back then. This is such a great team game. It doesn't play well with a bunch of random players so if you don't have a few friends to team up with try just playing bots. Fully customizable controls is what every game should have. Well worth $15 Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2012
    9
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is basically an updated Counter Strike. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not, not only is it finally playableCounter-Strike: Global Offensive is basically an updated Counter Strike. Is that a bad thing? Absolutely not, not only is it finally playable on the XBOX 360, it has updated graphics and new added features. Play the classical Search and Destroy and Hostage Game Modes on the classic maps, or play the new Arms Race and Demolition Game Modes on two new maps, "Shoots", and "Baggage". In addition to new game modes and updated graphics it also adds more guns and new awards to add more competitiveness. Overall, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a great game worth the 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15). Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2012
    8
    A worthy successor of a great series of games. As was expected graphics have been updated to today's standard, different shop UI (which justA worthy successor of a great series of games. As was expected graphics have been updated to today's standard, different shop UI (which just keeps getting better every time), aiming and "calibration" mechanics have been tweaked and feel slightly different (but you will get used to it after awhile, like the rest of the games) and feel improved. Movement is not sloppy and feels responsive. A game worth grabbing and giving a try for CS fans and new players.

    Note to people new to counter strike, you can jump to CS:GO without playing previous games. CS: GO and previous games biggest achievements are improving flow and dynamics, which even though don't provide any change or innovation from the core game (which is why it distinguishes itself from the rest of the online FPS on the market) improves greatly the player experience. I would call them more of a "major" update more than a sequel, which improves and polishes itself on each instance, in the end making it a different experience. "Story" wise this game has none, which is fine because its not really oriented to a single player/linear experience, think tournament/death match style.
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  6. Aug 22, 2012
    7
    Solid shooter. Game mechanics seem fine on xbox. Would have liked to have rated it higher but nothing real innovative. I wouldn't recommend itSolid shooter. Game mechanics seem fine on xbox. Would have liked to have rated it higher but nothing real innovative. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who likes Respawn modes. The graphics are dated. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2012
    0
    Just got done playing the console version of GO, and all I can say is that is TERRIBLE! Why did you have to ruin such a great game by puttingJust got done playing the console version of GO, and all I can say is that is TERRIBLE! Why did you have to ruin such a great game by putting it on consoles? No one helps out, everyone who actually tries to play the game gets called a **** or a hacker, and the worst of all, The graphics suck ass and you can only have 5v5 matches! WTF!!!! Do yourself a favor and ONLY get the PC version, the only platform CS is, and only has been good on. Do not waste your $15 on the craptacular 360/PS3 version. You will regret it. Collapse

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