Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2012 first-person shooter video game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was an online tactical and first-person shooter video game. It is developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the main Counter-Strike franchise. It was released on August 21, 2012. It is available for Microsoft Windows and OS X on Steam, Xbox 360 on the Xbox Live Arcade, and a US-only version for the PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network.[1]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Publisher(s)Valve Corporation
Composer(s)Mike Morasky
ReleaseAugust 21, 2012
Genre(s)First-person shooter

The main game type is defusing a bomb, which is when there are 2 teams which are Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists. The aim of the game is for the terrorist to plant the bomb at bombsite A or bombsite B. The goal is to defuse the bomb or to eliminate the enemy team. It depends on which game mode you are playing to determine on how long a game is. If you are playing casual mode, there are in total 15 rounds, and it will take 8 rounds to win, making a tie impossible. If you are playing competitive, there are in total 30 rounds and it takes 16 rounds wins to win the match. If both teams get 15 rounds, the game is either put into overtime or ended in a draw depending on if you play the game on third-party servers or not.

In other gamemodes, such as arms race, the first person to kill a person with a golden knife (assuming no "collaterals", or killing multiple people with one shot, it will take around 30 or 32 kills to get to the golden knife) would win the entire game.

An update for the game called Counter-Strike 2 was released on September 27, 2023.[2]


  1. Yin-Poole, Wesley (June 4, 2012). "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive release date announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. "Counter-Strike 2 Just Officially Launched". IGN. Retrieved September 30, 2023.

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