The Legacy of CSGO: Why It Was the Greatest Competitive FPS Ever and How CS2 Will Eclipse It. Few games have had as much of an impact on the competitive first-person shooter (FPS) genre as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Since its 2012 release, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has attracted millions of gamers worldwide with its intensely competitive action, fast-paced gameplay, and strategic complexity. As the gaming community eagerly awaits the release of CS2, it's important to consider what made CS:GO the industry leader in competitive first-person shooters and how its successor hopes to top it.