Counter Strike, the world's most played team based action game is back after dominating computer and console screens around the globe. This 12 year old game is being rebooted and now in its new avatar looks and plays better than ever. This fast paced action game captured the fingers and minds of many a gamer. Counter Strike Global Offensive expands on the previous versions of the Counter Strike games and further improves it by giving hard core gamers new maps, game-play modes and weapons. Counter Strike Global Offensive is the fourth game in the Counter Strike franchise and will not disappoint any hard core first person shooter fanatic.
Counter Strike Global Offensive takes first person combat to the next level with fast paced action that is very close to a real terrorist or hostage situation. Though this version is for the Windows PC and Apple Mac systems, it is also being released for high-end gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. Counter Strike Global Offensive has been developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. Valve Corporation has been in the developing team for Counter Strike right from the beginning and is also the publisher for this exciting game. Counter Strike continues to be one of the main games that headline most electronic gaming tournaments. ESRB has rated Counter Strike Global Offensive which was released on 21st August 2012, as a RP-M plus which stands for rating pending and targeting a rating of mature or above.
Synopsis and Features
Counter Strike Global Offensive takes off where the previous versions left and makes the combat action more interactive with a number of new additions designed to improve game-play. Global Offensive features the same type of objective based game-play where players must kill all enemy targets or complete the mission objective before the opposing team. Like in previous versions of this popular game, players join either the Terrorists or Counter-Terrorist team when they start out. Buy your weapons and protective armor at the spawning points and rush to take strategic positions that can give you an advantage over the opposing squad.
The Counter-Terrorists are the good guys who have to kill the evil terrorists before they bomb the target or kill hostages. Counter-Terrorists have a specialized list of handguns, rifles, submachine guns, knives, grenades, smoke bombs and flashbangs. Use the knife to run faster when securing a location or use your sniper rifle to snipe down enemy targets from far away. Remember to pick up extra ammunition, kevlar armor and your helmet before you head out into the combat zone. Throw a flashbang to blind your enemies before you charge in and take them out.
The Terrorists also get their pick of weapons with the famed AK-47 assault rifle leading the way. The aim of the terrorists is to bomb targets, kill hostages and attack the Counter-Terrorist team to win the game. Place the bomb at the target and then protect it from being defused by the Counter-Terrorist team. Terrorists also get to choose from handguns, rifles, submachine guns and protective gear.
The game can be played in single-player practice mode or online multi-player mode. Each game features short rounds in which both teams race to kill each other or complete the assigned tasks. Once a player dies he has to wait till the end of the round to respawn in the next round. Win the round to earn more money, which allows you to buy better weapons. Lose a round and earn less money which will leave you vulnerable and exposed with no protective gear.
Counter Strike Global Offensive features familiar rounds such as Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue, while new rounds such as the Arms Race and Demolition have been introduced to add more excitement to the game. In Arms Race, each player is rewarded for each kill with a new weapon and the first player to get a kill with every weapon wins the game. The Demolition mode challenges the players by progressively giving them weaker weapons for each kill. In addition to these rounds new weapons like the Molotov cocktail make the combat action exciting as you can now temporarily cover a small area in fire.
Enjoy playing Counter Strike Global Offensive in multi-player mode with your friends and see who is the best with the new weapons. Computer gamers will have to ensure their systems have the minimum configurations which are Windows operating system [7, Vista, XP], Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 processor or better, 7.6 GB of available hard disk space and a good graphics card with at least 2 GB of RAM for smooth functioning. This action game can also be played on Mac systems as long as the OS is Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher, has 2 GB RAM and a good ATI Radeon or NVidia graphics card.
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As in previous games in the series, Counter Strike: Global Offensive is an objective based multiplayer first-person shooter that features 5 game modes: Classic Casual and Competitive, Arms Race, Demolition and Deathmatch
The gameplay involves the player joining either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team and attempting to complete objectives or eliminate the rival team. Counter Strike: Global Offensive adds weapons and equipment not seen in earlier instalments of the series.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received a PEGI rating of 18 due to depictions of violence.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is available for PC and Mac on an optical disk that can be conveniently inserted into the optical drive.