Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Launches on the Mac

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Today, Valve, the makers of such classics as Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, released Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Mac along with other platforms. This is only the second major title (Portal 2 being the other) from Valve to launch on the Mac alongside other platforms since the company ported their titles over to the platform in the spring of 2010.

If you think you might be interested in purchasing a copy, here are the minimum system requirements: 

2GHz Intel Core Duo processor

2GB of RAM

ATI Radeon HD 2400 or NVidia 8600M

My 2007 aluminum iMac and my 2011, 13-inch MacBook Air, both run the game nicely. So, if you’ve purchased a Mac in the last couple of years, this game will likely run. Still, it would be safest to check your system specs by going to the Apple menu, then “About This Mac”, and then selecting the “More Info…” button.

I signed up for the open beta this time last week, and thoroughly enjoyed the game. Then again, I knew I would considering that Counter-Strike: Source is one of my all-time favorite games. CS:GO adds some changes and new features, but is mostly a nice refresh to the aging CS:Source. You can get a copy of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for $14.99 on Steam.



  • Zhazam

    hey! I also have a mba 2011 but would you be able to tell me you complete specs of your 2011 MBA?
    and also are you running on mac osx or windows via bootcamp?
    your reply would be so helpful! I’m thinking about buying the game but not sure if it will be playable

    Please comment back! Thank You~!!