Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is essentially an updated version of its predecessors Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, and Counter-Strike Source. Continue to watch an exclusive live gameplay preview that showcases both the updates and relative consistency of CS:GO.
Top Highlights of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:
- Gameplay and elements derived from past versions of Counter-Strike
- Cross platform play for PS3 only with PC/Mac
- New competitive and casual game modes
- New weapons and models
- Revamped version of classic maps such as Dust 2
In casual mode, you’ll earn money faster to buy more weapons in the beginning of a round, and you come pre-equipped with armor. One of the more interesting features of casual mode allows you to hijack any bot on your team after you’ve been killed. For example, if you’re playing with bots and one hasn’t been killed, you can take over their body and keep playing even if you’ve already been taken out.
Aside from casual mode, CS: GO will also offer a classic mode for competitive players who want a similar feel to what they’re used from older Counter-Strike titles.
There’s also a mode called arms race, which is basically gun game. Respawns are instant and you start with a rifle. For each person you kill in the round, you automatically switch to a weaker weapon, eventually having to kill your enemies with a knife to win. After five rounds the sides switch. The game lasts a total of ten rounds.
Additionally, there’s a new mode called Demolition, which is a marriage of classic mode and arms race. In this mode, it’s up to the CT squad to either kill all the Terrorists or disarm the bomb, but with each enemy you kill, your gun will switch to something weaker. The match lasts a total of ten rounds, with each team getting to play on both sides.