Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person 5v5 tactical shooter video game that was released by Valve Corporation in 2012 as a successor of previous Counter-Strike titles such as Counter-Strike 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Source. Abbreviated CS:GO, it is still one of the most popular games in the world eight year after release.
Just like its predecessors, CS:GO is played on a wide variety of maps that allow for a display of both mechanical skill and tactical knowledge. Some maps combine these so well, you can barely find any faults in them. Others are trying just as hard, but come up short on one end or the other.
Over the years, Valve have tried to shift maps in and around the Active Duty pool in an attempt to find the perfect combination of seven maps that have the best mix of tactical prowess and entertainment value.
While they have succeeded for the most part, the CS:GO developers can’t say that they have ever reached that perfect seven. Each time the maps are mixed up a bit, players and observers find a map or two that they have considerable complaints about.
These complaints are not just limited to new maps either. While CS:GO exclusive maps such as Overpass and Cache were heavily scrutinized in the early days of their existence, some classic Counter-Strike maps have not escaped criticism. Cobblestone was the usual target of said criticism, which eventually lead to the map’s dismissal from the Active Duty pool in 2018. The map that replaced Cobble then was Dust 2 – the definitive Counter-Strike map. And yet, it doesn’t go without its fair share of haters either.
Let’s be honest, there isn’t a single CS:GO map that everyone likes. Our own list of worst CS:GO maps might include your very favorite map. And that would be fine. Your least favorite might be our favorite. That would also be fine. What matters in the end is that Nuke is a bad map and you should feel bad for liking it. Enjoy the video!