Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Releases Today
Long thought dead for console play, the PC shooter Counter-Strike is now making it’s long awaited return to PS3 and Xbox 360. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive follows the age old storyline of cops and robbers turned counter-terrorists vs terrorists. Given the title of the game, I think it’s safe to assume that the maps (both old and new) will be across a wide range of areas all over the world. For you purists/nostalgic types, some of the old classics are going to make a return. Yup, everyone’s favorite Dust is back, as well as Dust 2 and Office to name a few.
I’m excited as hell for this to drop so I can jump all over it and dust my trusty 360 off. I haven’t touched it in almost a month and I haven’t even downloaded The Walking Dead: Episode 2 yet. Shameful I know. But seeing as it can get up to 90+ degrees INSIDE my home (you read that right, lack of insulation ftl), I have little motivation to do anything other than drink cold water and sit in the shade outdoors. That may change after today though. Actually, I’m pretty sure it will. For all you old school fps players, I know you can recall upon days when the AWP had crosshairs even when unscoped, and one hitter quitters were all the rage. Although the newer updates have eased the learning curve for noobs, I’m still looking forward to heading home and giving Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a run through.
And not to mention… There’s going to be an open source Zombie Mode which means players can make their own custom maps and host on private servers to get their Ricktatorship on. While the folks over at Valve/Steam maybe accused of jumping on the fps zombie bandwagon, other games can be accused of jumping on a trend that the original Counter-Strike made popular. Real guns in a simulated first person view combat simulator. Oh yeah, not to mention the zombies in Counter-Strike Global Offensive look like this:
THEY’RE TOTING MOTHERF*CKING KNIVES!!! Game over man, game over. I can deal with walkers. I might even be able to deal with a few running deadheads. But running zombies packing shivs? Ah hell no. The difficulty level in my mind just jumped about 50 notches from “noobs can do relatively well,” to “put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye after level one.” Expect a review from myself, E, or Kevinote really soon. Till then, enjoy the game yourselves.
Buy now for PC/MAC at: STEAM
Check PSN or XBLA to purchase the game via console.