What is it?
return of the king of online first-person shooters. Bringing back familiar maps
like Dusk and Office, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pits terrorist and
counter-terrorist players against each other in the recognizable demolition and
hostage modes while adding several new hybrid gameplay modes and complimentary
Who is the developer?
Hidden Path Entertainment
How does it look?
It looks like
Counter-Strike, only with better textures, better animations, and a whole lot
more polygons. The Source engine has been given a bit of an upgrade. While it’s
not necessarily the most beautiful looking FPS we’ve seen, the facelift for
this old boy makes it look at almost a decade younger.
Offensive will have reworked versions of the traditional maps but the
developers have added several new maps to compliment the fast-paced,
close-quarters action needed for the fresh modes. We saw one of the small scale
maps built to accommodate shorter ranged weapons like sub-machine guns and
shotguns called “Lake” – an outdoor map with a lakeside cabin housing a bomb
How does it play?
For better or
for worse, it plays like the 12 year old Counter-Strike except it uses an Xbox
360 controller. Typically, player teams face off in standard defend or attack
scenarios when players purchase weapons before dropping into the fray, but we
also had the chance to play the game’s new Arsenal Mode.
off the mechanics of Gun Game but instead of starting players with the weakest weapons
and rewarding them with better guns
after each kill, it does just the opposite. Players start with the best weapons
and get knocked down to lower tier weapons as kills rack up. Eventually, players
at the top of the leaderboards will only be carrying combat knives into the
When is it out?
Global Offensive is aiming for a Summer 2012 release. Be sure to check out our
previous coverage right here.