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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known as CS:GO, is a first-person shooter game with action elements. In this game, you play as either a terrorist or a counter-terrorist. Your goals may vary: guarding or rescuing hostages, or planting of defusing a bomb. These goals are often on a timer, and you must reach and defend your goal by killing off the enemy team. Each round win gets you the in-game currency that you can spend on weaponry, and give your team the edge.

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Design
9.0
Features
8.5
Performance
9.0
Value
8.5
Overall rating
9.0
The good
  • Solid core game modes.
  • Improved interface, free to play.
  • Massive multiplayer player base.
The bad
  • Repetitive Gameplay.
  • Some maps look outdated.
  • Bought weapons are lost if you die

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Review

The challenge you need

So many first-person shooter games nowadays play your games for you. Some new players with no coordination can just come on to the platform and be just as good as you. So why bother? Because of CSGO. In this game, you need practice, knowledge, strategy, and a good aim. The developers made this game so realistic; your fire weapons even have recoil. It might be a challenge to get a straight aim, but that’s the point. It wouldn’t be as fun if you hit your target by pointing your weapon in its general direction. Besides, you can gain all the experience you need to kick butts in this game by exploring every offline mode and beating up bots. You’ll strike fear into the heart of the enemy with your unparalleled skill.

Realistic down to the negatives

In the real world, people have financial issues; they go broke, which affects their likelihood of gaining momentum again. Also, they lose your stuff. Well, CS:GO covers those issues too. If you purchase a gun with the in-game currency and die mid-round, you lose that weapon. And speaking of money, if you’re broke, you have to make do with what little you have. It’s hard beating other players who have more currency to spend on better weapons. You can always use your wit, but you can bet most CS:GO players are just as good as you. Another crux in this game is accurate shooting. Of course, you can build your skill at aiming, but it’s almost impossible to hit your target while moving. You have to master the shooting at the exact second your character stops moving and sliding back into hiding to avoid getting killed. 

The real deal

Despite its flaws, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hit its mark where it matters. As a first-person shooter game, it’s challenging, entertaining, and your wins feel earned. There’s a good reason why Counter-Strike has been around for this long!

How to download Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO is mainly a PC game. However, if you’re not a windows user, you won’t have to miss out. Valve developed to game to be playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. Like most PC games, you can find it on Steam. All you have to do is go to the Steam website, look up CS:GO, select your platform, and hit download. However, if you’re using PS3 or Xbox360, you can find the game on their respective websites.

Choose your mode:

It is widely known that GS: GO requires lots of hand-eye coordination, skill, map knowledge, and practice. Because of this, the game offers quite a few different modes. Players can learn how to use guns and grenades, defuse bombs or plant them in the Weapons Course. This mode is offline only. All other modes, such as Competitive, Casual, Deathmatch, Demolition, Wingman, Flying Scoutsman, and Danger Zone, can be played online with teammates against other players offline against bots.

If you’re new to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, check out this video with Tips and Tricks for Beginners. LET’S GO!

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