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Counter-Strike: Global Offensivefor Mac

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most well known first-person shooters available on the market, offering many game modes to play both in custom and official servers.

Guns and glory

Will you plant the bomb and kill your enemies or will you take on the task of defending against the terrorists?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an immensely popular FPS that offers hours upon hours of playtime. There are a variety of modes to choose from that include a competitive ranked 5v5, free-for-all, arms race, demolition, and the casual matches.

Along with the many modes to play, there are a ton of collectible skins available. Some of these you’ll earn as you level up while others can be purchased off the community market or randomly gained from a loot box. To open a loot box, you’ll first need to purchase a key. That’ll often cost more than the item you’ll receive, but the rare ones can sell for a high price. Because these skins are marketable, there is a large community of gamblers among the CSGO player base.

The title boasts an extensive community and has its own competitive eSports league. However, this large community has attracted a series of hackers which can ruin gameplay. Fortunately, if you buy the program, there is the option to play with others who have paid as well. This option could eliminate some hackers from your queue, but this isn’t a fool-proof option.

Maps are available from the community workshop. Some of them offer useful features like setting your aiming reticle or providing target practice.

Where can you run this program?

CSGO is available for mac 10.11, Windows XP/Vista/7, and Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and all newer versions.

Is there a better alternative?

No, this game offers more realism and a bigger challenge than games such as Call of Duty and has direct workshop support. Its playstyle differs from other popular options like Overwatch.

Our take

Counter-strike is fun for casual and competitive players alike, but that enjoyment is diminished by the hacking and occasionally toxic community around the game. The loot rolling system is also a dark stain on the game, but if you look at it purely on the minute-to-minute gameplay, it’s a solid FPS experience

Should you download it?

Yes, CSGO is a great game that provides veteran and new players with many challenges and hours of fun.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensivefor Mac

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