Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago.
I love Counter-Strike games, however this newest installment in the series adds nearly nothing new.All the gameplay mods had been already done before by modders in the previous titles.
It did add new weapons, but at the time of launch they were really unbalanced.Since then, the game hasn't really changed all that much.
There are positives though.The classic map layouts have been re-crafter in a way to provoke more balanced gameplay.
The graphics are better too.The soundtrack and audio designe is splendid.
Essentially a polish update to get this on the same level with regular AAA titles. Sounds and music are well done just as the models. It adds some popular community developed game modes without the need for server admins to install mods. The workshop is a great way to browse for new maps. Buy it when it is heavily discounted especially if you already own Counter-Strike: Source.
A good rendition of the classic shooter.. Same concept.. Some new weapons and old.. Though they pretty much nerfed the M4A1 and the USP to contain less ammo.. I find it still good and accurate especially the M4A1 against terrorists.. I find it good in rescuing hostages now though since you can piok one from sites a and b.. The game is quite cheap too on steam.. Definitely one of the best shooters there is..
Well I know I'm late with this review so let me say my opinion. This game was awesome! Counter Strike is owns COD by a long shot. I can't believe everybody is lusting over COD: Advanced Warfare while they could be playing an actual decent online game. Counter Strike actually came first anyway so **** you COD for ******* everything up! Anyways enough of my ranting, this game was a gem! It was fun to play, it ran alright, and it really brought me back to the old days of playing good ol' Counter Strike on my computer all night. A 9/10 I'm giving this since I think the original Goldsource Counter Strike is better. Don't get me wrong tho, this one rocks too!
Everything about this game is mediocre. The gameplay, the amount of new content, the graphics. Everything.
The gameplay is broken and boring. There is no skill involved whatsoever. There are no special tactics or anything. You either turn left or turn right. You either fire first or you don't. You either get a headshot or you don't. Speaking of headshots, it's completely random where your bullets go, as the recoil is horribly designed. Even if your crosshair is perfectly centered on someone, even if they aren't moving, even if you aren't moving, even if there isn't ANY reason for you to miss, your bullet DODGES a foot to the left, right, or ANYWHERE you weren't aiming. Good gosh, I found I got more headshots by aiming at a person's CHEST than actually aiming at their HEAD. THIS MAKES NO SENSE.
There is a serious lack of new content. It's basically a modded CS:S. There is only a handful of new weapons and maps.
And now, the graphics. The graphics are simply terrible. The game looks 10 years old. The animations look stupid, the textures are low-res, and the lighting, oh the terrible lighting; all the maps look completely dull because of it. Almost all shadows have the same boring shade of grey. It's as if someone forgot to add proper lighting to most areas.
Oh, and one last thing: WHY IS THERE AN IN-GAME MARKETPLACE WHERE YOU CAN SPEND REAL MONEY ON WEAPON SKINS? Are you telling me they spent time on making cosmetic items so that they could charge cash for them, instead of, oh I don't know, MAKING A DECENT GAME?! There are items that cost hundreds of dollars, I'm not kidding. They don't even do anything to affect gameplay, they're just for looks. It's disgusting that they charge that much for them. This is not a F2P game. It costs $15, and they seriously charge extra money for dumb cosmetics. I don't know why no one else calls out Valve for doing shady moves like this, but I'm having none of it.
Despite the above, the game CAN still be fun. It's just overall a mediocre game.
I'd say stick with the previous Counter-Strike games. This is poorly designed, badly balanced garbage compared to them.