Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The latest version of Counter-Strike -- Valve's flagship series and one of the most popular PC gaming titles ever -- has arrived on the Mac via Steam. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth title in the CS series, which has sold more than 27 million units in its lifetime.

    Along with Portal 2, this is the second time that Valve has launched a flagship game simultaneously on the Mac and the PC, and the first Counter-Strike release since Steam launched on the Mac in 2010.


    The Mac version has fairly liberal system requirements, with CS:GO looking for an Intel Core Duo processor with 2GHz or better, 2GB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better or a NVidia 8600M or better.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is available via Steam for $14.99.

    Article Link: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam
  2. buckyballs macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2006
    "This is the first time that Valve has launched a flagship game simultaneously on the Mac and the PC"

    So Portal 2 wasn't a flagship game then? :p
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    I want to play this game so bad.

    Damn GMA x3100.
  4. The SpinDoctor macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    This is EXACTLY what I was going to say, and it had a console release too.
  5. rand0m3r macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2006
    so this runs on my early 2008 15" MBP (2.4 dual core, 2 gig RAM, geforce 8600) ok, but the load times feel a bit a longer than cs:source and the fps can drop below 30 fps at times.

    i wonder if upgrading to 4gig RAM will make much of a difference?
  6. Reason077 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    It looks just like the old one, but taller! So much for doubling down on secrecy. Steve would never have allowed this!
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    Why this is homepage material?

    The mind boggles.
  8. jlgolson Contributing Editor


    Jun 2, 2011
    Durango, CO
    You guys are absolutely right, fixed!


    Because it's one of the most popular games of all time. The mind boggles that they've sold 27 million copies of Counter-Strike over the years.
  9. blucable macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2012
  10. fupresti macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Will I be able to run it on a i5 Air with 8GB RAM? Mid-2012 model.
  11. luqtotheman macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    how do you guys think it will run on my Mac air ultimate?

    i7 2ghz
    8gb ddr3
    Intel Hd graphics 4000 512 MB

    worth the buy?
  12. Dobiewonkanobie macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2007
    Agreed. Not front page material.
  13. resin_dr macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2005
  14. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    I haven't played games in a long time, is $14.99 an unusually low price for a top-tier game these days?
  15. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    because a game being released on Mac is shock
  16. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Be that as it may, it's of interest only to Mac Gamers, and not a rumor, and so aught to go into the Mac Blog. Just my two cents on that matter.

    Now a question... what exactly is Counter-Strike? Does it have any sort of campaign to it, or at least single player? When it comes to non-RTS games, I don't really like multiplayer with people I'm not friends with.
  17. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    I'll boggle your mind with my awp no-scope headshot.
  18. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    How well would a 2.0 GHz Mac Mini with the 256 MB Nvidia 9400 run CS:GO?
  19. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    No campaign. Multiplayer only, perhaps the G.O.A.T.

    It's a Source game. Can you run Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, etc.? If so then yes. If not then no.
  20. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    Definitely a multiplayer game. The best shooter there is!
  21. CarlHeanerd macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2008
    Adams County, PA
    It will run with gusto. The Intel graphics are over 2-3x as fast as the system requirements mentioned in the article. Additionally, since Source performance is mostly dependent on CPU over GPU, the i7 will absolutely shred this game.
  22. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    [/COLOR]Because it's one of the most popular games of all time. The mind boggles that they've sold 27 million copies of Counter-Strike over the years.[/QUOTE]

    The number is closer to 270 million with all the pirated copies floating around. $14.99 really isn't much.
  23. elec999 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    Why are the specs required for a game much lower on a mac?
  24. Treq macrumors 6502a


    Apr 23, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    No, and neither is counter-strike. I think a company can only have one flagship title. It's biggest and best. The title that defines the company. If we are talking valve, then that title must be Half Life. No question about it. Portal and counter-strike are great games, but half life is valve's flagship. Unless it has finally been cancelled after all these years. Still waiting.
  25. guitarman777 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    +1. Counter Strike is cool and all, and I love the L4D & Portal series & TF2, but if Valve doesn't do something about some form of Half Life 3 sometime soon, I'm gonna go ballistic.

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