It’s easy to forget how massively popular Counter-Strike:Global Offensive is. It’s consistently one of the most popular games on Steam, and its tournaments are some of the most-watched in the world. In case you don’t have a copy yet and want to see what all the fuss is about, you now have a quick way to test the waters.
Global Offensive’s Steam page now lists a “Free Edition” of the game, which lets you play offline matches against bots, or spectate other players’ matches through the in-game GOTV client. The in-game spectator client has some advantages over watching a livestream, such as letting you hop among player perspectives at will instead of relying on a guided camera.
The $15 of the game is now listed as the “Full Edition,” and still offers all the regular features it normally does.