Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Review

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) First Person Shooter (FPS) game from Valve. It’s the latest addition to the Counter-Strike saga, one of the most recognized series worldwide which has been defining the whole genre for more than ten years.

The first thing one notices when installing the game is the upgraded graphics; Counter-Strike: Global Offensive features detailed 3D graphics with new, carefully designed maps and some classic ones with minor changes. Character models have fluid, life-like animations and the various weapons and sounds are accurately represented. There is no main story, apart from the classic battle of terrorists and counter-terrorists, but you will find a plethora of unlockable new weapons and many new purchasable skins that alter your appearance.

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, death is permanent. This creates fast-paced, highly competitive matches where tactics and deep knowledge of the given map are the keys to victory; personal skill can still be a game changer but trying to win the game all by yourself will almost certainly result in a quick extermination making things difficult for your team. In order to better introduce new players to the game, Valve added two new modes. Arms Race is like a Deathmatch where players can respawn after death and are rewarded with a new weapon each time they make a kill. The first team with a member to cycle through all the available weapons is the winner. Demolition is a pretty similar mode only players are rewarded with worse weapons after a successful hit and death is permanent for the rest of the round. The winning condition is the same with Arms Race.

Besides that, you will find typical game modes like the all-known Competitive one, a new match-making system that puts together players of the same level allowing for a more balanced experience, many fan-created maps and a plethora of tournaments to participate in for great prizes. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most famous FPS titles with millions of copies sold and a huge number of professional players. If you are a fan of the genre, this is a must-have!

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7 or better
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
Memory (RΑΜ): 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
Graphics Card: Video Card with at least 256 MB of RAM, DirectX 9 compatible with Pixel Shader 3.0 support

8.1

Great

It was back at 1996 when Theodoros bought his first Personal Computer and with it a copy of Shogun : Total War. That was the beginning of many sleepless nights of exploring the fantastic world of gaming. He calls himself an “expert” defender and that’s his favorite gameplay style but he will not hesitate to grab a shield and go forth to protect his team as a tank. So next time you adventure in Azeroth and see a shield bearing cow named Klaras, you have found our guy! He is also a great fan of Role Playing Games. From Icewind Dale to Neverwinter Nights and Skyrim, you name it, he has played it all! He is not your average casual gamer, he is a dedicated fan!

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