Counter Strike: Global offensive will be realised at some point in 2012, the exact date is currently uncertain. As the Beta continues to roll out and the game develops further the release date should become clearer. During 2012 CS: GO will be met with strong competition, this article will explore some of the most threatening opposition.
Far Cry 3
Far Cry opened my eyes to the possibilities within open world games; having the ability to raid a facility from any approach was intriguing to say the least. The third instalment is on the horizon with more emphasis on multiplayer than ever before. This may be a game to keep an eye on.
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 is the third instalment in the critically acclaimed Mass Effect series. The games are action-RPGs set in a futuristic world where interstellar travel and the interaction of different races has become commonplace.
Due to the difference in genre of Mass Effect compared to Counter-Strike and the lack of multiplayer content, it is unlikely it will have a significant or lasting impact on the success of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. (By Tom Calder)
Battlefield 3 is undeniably a hit with the gaming community. It has become a household name, joining the likes of Call of Duty at the top of the radar. Despite its release in 2011 BF3 is still wading through sales and will continue to be a danger when CS: GO finally hits the shelves.
By Matthew Walker