Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities. Constantly updated with new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats!
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Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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One of the most popular online action games of all time, Team Fortress 2 delivers constant free updates—new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats. Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.

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No matter what your style and experience, we’ve got a character for you. Detailed training and offline practice modes will help you hone your skills before jumping into one of TF2’s many game modes, including Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill and more.

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There are hundreds of weapons, hats and more to collect, craft, buy and trade. Tweak your favorite class to suit your gameplay style and personal taste. You don’t need to pay to win—virtually all of the items in the Mann Co. Store can also be found in-game.

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8 and above
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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GameStave
78.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
This was my first ever steam game, and after almost two years, I still play it. Its a lot of fun, and the controls are easy for beginners. It can get boring at times, and the updates aren't great, but, in general, the game is good.
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camsnewtons
17.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Really good free game. 4/5 stars
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billy bob joe da second
75.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
its perty gud
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The_EveryMann
831.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
>Abandons TF2
>Plays Overwatch
>Hears new TF2 update was ok after they fixed some things
>Joins random game, plr_nightfall
>Plays soldier for a bit and only uses shotgun, never rocket jumps
>Hits H to change character
>H activates some random meme bind I had
>Audio glitch happens
>Computer crashes

Its ok I guess.
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GreenJelly MIC
128.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN PLAY THIS GAME!

I love this game, so its sad that it has come to this. I simply can not recommend it. The game play and fun makes for a greak game.

What makes it a fail is the community. First it is filled with unwatched children. However that is not the problem, that is the environment. The problem happens when racism and hatred is blantent and rampent. Infact its so common to hear racism that I usually see it every game, but a few games in my 100 hours have been clean... a few...

I have seen racism and hate in many other games, but never too this extreme. The game does nothing too prevent it, block it, or prohibit it. I suspect and have seen evidence that there are adults attempting to persuade vulnerable youth into their hate. Unfortunately it seems to be working, because its common to hear and see hate filled language coming from a voice of a child.

Very sad and unfortunately valve just wants it hidden. I suspect it will never get better.
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★Shebby
982.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
No matter how many times you quit this game.
For whatever reason you have.
You can always go back
And have fun.
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craig
99.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Just nope.
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urnotwheatley
1,439.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
TF2 is the best game there a some broke stuff in tf2 but is the best game ever 10/10
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aazunlock
2,270.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
i loved this game , now it SUCKS
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TheFlyingFatMan
7.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Classic, free and much fun to be had.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
359 of 466 people (77%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,129.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
You were good son, real good...maybe even the best.
















Then valve decided to ♥♥♥♥ it up
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335 of 445 people (75%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6,605.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
>Be me in 2010
>Be a pimply foul-mouthed misanthropic problem drinking 20-something with no girlfriend and no job
>Be all these things because you put thousands of hours into League of Legends and are still only Silver 2
>Download TF2
>Uninstall League
>Watch your life-crippling self-hatred, devoidity of self esteem, and depression disappear!
>Watch your life turn around as you get buff, bring up your GPA, woo a wonderful woman, re-discover your sense of self respect, and log into a quickplay round every so often to shoot people in the face when you're feeling low.
>Play with friends.
>Play for 2 years solid.
>Watch as the fantastic fluidity of gameplay, snarky hilarious community and the slow rise up the skill curve on sniper and spy allow you to delete trolldiers, demos, and script pyros that have been terrorizing you for said two years solid slowly bring you to the realization that you have fallen in love with a truly unique and unrivaled gaming experience, and that you are in love.
>Watch it all go down the tubes when valve ignores the overwhelming community hatred of the new "let's annihilate our core playerbase in an attempt to attract whiny tryhards who are garbage at overwatch and try and give the pros more recognition" update.

Myhearthasneverbeenmoredevastatednotevenwhenmypuppydiedandmygirlfrienddumpedme/10 cannot recommend unless they bring back quickplay. Might even uninstall. It was good while it lasted.
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225 of 294 people (77%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
727.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Imagine the following scenario:

You and a friend enjoy playing chess. Your chessboard is old and warped, and some of the pieces are starting to lose their paint, but who cares? You two have great fun. Suddenly, one day, someone comes up to your board, slaps away all the pieces, and throws down a whole bunch of checker pieces. It just so happens that neither you nor your friend very much care for checkers. Sure, you'd play it from time to time, but you'd much rather just play chess.

However, your friend suggests that perhaps you should both just give checkers a chance. "Alright," you say to yourself, "This isn't so different than how it was before. I can deal with this." However, upon closer inspection, there aren't enough checker pieces to even play the game properly, and some of them don't even seem to belong to the same set as the rest.

You are about to open your mouth to complain, but before you can, the person who destroyed your wonderful chess set pulls down their pants and just craps all over your board. Neither you nor your friend are pleased with this turn of events. You let the strange fellow who interrupted your game know that you don't appreciate it when someone violently destroys your games for no good reason, and they seem to listen. For a moment, you have hope.

The stranger leaves, promising to fix what they broke. Soon enough, they return with a shovel. They then diligently scoop away maybe a third of the fecal matter that plagues what used to be a chess board. Afterwards, they wipe the sweat from their forehead, put down their shovel, and clap their hands together. "There!" they proudly exclaim, "All fixed, just like you wanted!"



This is the current state of TF2.

I used to love this game. I would love this game once more if they bring back quickplay. I would be perfectly fine with their pile of poop checkers sitting comfortably on it's designated side of the room, but only if I have the option to play chess as well.
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151 of 204 people (74%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,697.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
You know when a TV show enters like its ninth season and all the original cast and creative team have left? How everybody who actually understood what made the TV show good has been replaced by some random studio stooge who's only watched a couple episodes and turned it into a big ugly convoluted mess?

You keep hatewatching that show. You're too invested now, you have to see the trainwreck at the end. But if a friend asks you if it's a show worth getting into, you suck some air through your clenched teeth, wave your hand side-to-side and say "Ennnhhhh."
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197 of 274 people (72%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,475.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
TL;DR Play an old version of TF2 (2007 TF2 or TF2Classic) if you want to enjoy this once-amazing game. Don't bother getting into TF2 with how it is now, it's a mess.

I love this game at its very core, I really do, and have played and continue to play it for years. However this latest update forces all players to choose between "Competitive" (HAHAHAHA) which is full of cheaters and horribly unbalanced matches in which it's always a match of you and five idiots versus six invincible gods/aimbotters (Or if you're playing Casual mode, it's you and eleven doofuses versus 12 gods/aimbotters) or the other option of the only community servers left, which are 24/7 ALLCRIT LIVE NUDES TURBINE DONOR PERKS PINION ADS UNUSUAL GIVEAWAY RTD SAXTON HALE !ROBOT MINECRAFT SKIAL NBSCLAN FURRY BRONY TRADE servers, all of which are ♥♥♥♥ing awful and full of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ admins that ban you for breathing and plaster your eyes with advertisements.

I joined this game after it went free to play in 2011. Since then I've amassed a collection of hats (and I sorely wish I never gave Valve a penny for a cosmetic, but what's done is done), become very experienced with the game (although this isn't going to help you because no matter how good you are, there will always be that one Scout who just installed the game who kills you with a random crit he doesn't deserve) and made a bunch of online friends. (No complaints there.)

With that said, I've been playing this ♥♥♥♥ for five years and can wholeheartedly tell you, with 100% certainty, this is not the game I fell in love with five years ago. This is a shell of its former self desperately clinging to relevancy in an attempt to gather even more ♥♥♥♥ing money. Valve placed quantity over quality, bloating the game's carcass with enough hat models for the game to amass a stunning weight of 15 GB compared to its release version weighing only 2 GB. They've thrown balance and performance out the window in favor of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game-breaking gimmicks and cosmetics that detract from the brilliant and carefully-laid-out image TF2 was originally made with.

Competitive is a ♥♥♥♥ing JOKE, and it's not a funny one. If you don't have five friends who are always online when you are and are either really ♥♥♥♥ing good or really ♥♥♥♥ing cheap and can abuse gimmicks or exploits that you can matchmake with, you will always be stuck with people like this against aimbotters or people drenched in eye-murdering neon colors who are so good they're damn near close to an aimbot. In the rare event that you win, you won't be properly rewarded for it and get almost no experience points. When you lose (the more common outcome unless you have those five good/cheap friends) even once you'll lose so much experience you won't know why you bothered to play in the first place and will be sent back to square one to pair with those same idiots you fought so hard to leave.

Casual mode is hardly any better. Long ♥♥♥♥ing loading times and gangs of bunnyhopping aimbotting speedhacking ambassador spies or snipers in formation to prevent being votekicked. Speaking of jokes, what's useless, ancient and doesn't do jack ♥♥♥♥? If you guessed that it was your great aunt Cassie, you're close, but it was actually Valve's Anti-Cheat system. To put it simply: It doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing work. Take a look at Max Box, the most notorious TF2 hacker around, who's been ruining games for years and boasting about it claiming he's changed afterward. The only time he ever got the VAC ban he deserved was in ♥♥♥♥ing Counter-Strike, not TF2. Valve doesn't care about quality, only the quantity of hats, money, and things they can break with every update.

Community servers are hardly worth even talking about, but to save you the trouble of being so bored out of your mind wishing Valve servers for non-Casual play would return that you make the absolute madman decision of picking one of those 24/7 ALLCRIT LIVE NUDES TURBINE DONOR PERKS PINION ADS UNUSUAL GIVEAWAY RTD SAXTON HALE !ROBOT MINECRAFT SKIAL NBSCLAN FURRY BRONY TRADE servers to play on I'll give you a run-down of what pretty much always happens on those: You join one of these ugly servers with tacky names and a list of tags longer than Santa's naughty list and sit for two and a half hours while your client downloads a bunch of dumb ♥♥♥♥ing Quake and My Little Pony sounds and models you won't ever see or hear ingame anyway. When you finally get in you hear the Unreal Tournament, Quake 3 and Mortal Kombat announcers all screaming in your ear at every ♥♥♥♥ing action anyone does, as if Ellen Mclain's narration in TF2 wasn't enough information for you. You're stuck on the MOTD watching an advertisement for a game that totally isn't a clone of World of Warcraft for sixty seconds and even if you're like me and disable all these downloads and MOTDs you have to sit there for even longer as your punishment for being too sane to put yourself through hearing loud-as-♥♥♥♥ commercials in your god damn video game. When it's finally over you walk out of spawn and get crit-killed by a scout covered in his donor perk(TM) unusual effects granted by the server since he stole his mom's credit card to buy them with. While you respawn the MOTD pops up again to show you more advertisements. You disconnect because you're not a masochist and decide to play a different game or to suffer through a casual/competitive match full of cheaters and 9999-hour burning team captain soldiers on the enemy team.

The original Team Fortress 2 was a perfectly balanced (save for perhaps the Stickybomb Launcher but everything else is so deliciously good I'll allow it) and beautiful game consisting of nine unique characters with their own personalities and playstyles. The Team Fortress 2 we have now is a horribly unbalanced and nightmarish Eldrich Horror of a crucified art style and blasphemous performance. Now, I have a really good computer, believe me. TF2's original release from 2007 gives me at least 200 frames per second, which is damn good! Modern TF2 needs a miracle or a severe graphical Minecraftization to get even above 30 frames per second, mostly due to all the entities the game is forced to render especially if 24 to 32 players are all wearing three hats, one action item and a weapon with a highly detailed CS:GO skin.

That's what TF2 is now. It's not good. It used to be good, but it sure as hell isn't now. I don't even think Valve can salvage the game, and I doubt even more that they even care to salvage it since it's a nice big fat cash cow endlessly squirting dollar bills into Valve's moist and smelly pockets the way it is right now.

There's still alternatives for TF2 like 2007 TF2 and TF2Classic but they're mostly ghost towns and games with more than eight players are a very rare and precious sight to see. 2007 TF2 is literally just the Orange Box release of TF2 conveniently made a sourcemod you can slap into your steam folder and play like the good old days, and TF2 Classic is a community-made revival and optimization of 2007 TF2 with new stuff to keep it fresh.

To summarize, TF2 at its very core is wonderful and insanely addicting. PC Gamer was right about it being the most fun I would ever have online. The way it is now, though, Team Fortress 2 is probably the most frustration and dissatisfaction you can have online. If you've never played this before I wouldn't suggest giving it a shot at this point, it's just not worth it unless you play one of the two alternatives to it I mentioned.
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89 of 114 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8,782.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Meet Your Match.

They were going in the right direction with Competitive Matchmaking, but they took a hard turn with Valve pubs and combined them into their own setting called Casual Matchmaking, which doesn't even work most of the time. Searches are slow, you'll be placed into servers out of your area, hackers have still not been dealt with, and the constant unnecessary customization blacklists (weapons, animations, sounds, models, FX, the list goes on).
Performance hasn't been getting better either. The game is so poorly optimized to the point where you have to run DX8 for high frames and minimal input lag, and yet Competitive Matchmaking forces your game to run in DX9+. Great.

My favorite thing about tf2 was when you boot it up, look through the server list, find a game mode/map you want to play and join the server. This process usually takes less than a minute. After the Meet Your Match update, now you have to wait in a matchmaking queue for a minimum of 2 minutes to find a game, and that's ANY game mode and map. This may not be an issue in America where it's very populated but in Australia we don't have the biggest audience. There's not a lot of variety in Community Servers either. You'll mainly find minecraft_trade, achievement_idle, UGC-Gaming (which are generally laggy because their servers never restart/reboot), 24/7 Dustbowl/Hightower (oh, boy), Hitler's Jewfort (which is always populated with abusive admins), and that 1% of vanilla servers with hardly any players.

This is what I want from the TF2 Team: Performance and Optimization update, the return of Valve Pubs (which shouldn't be a problem, you can keep Casual Ranking exclusively for Valve Pubs), and updated VAC. They should be working on these problems while the community creates content for the game. I say this because there are already several community updates in the making, and they look very promising. We've got the Mayann Project, the Iron Gauntlet, and the Frontline update. You should check them out.

I disagree with everything Valve has done with the past few updates, but that doesn't mean I don't recommend the game. It's not unplayable, it's just not as great as it use to be. Hopefully Valve will change their minds about their recent decisions.
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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
848.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
I play Overwatch.
I play TF2.
I think Overwatch is awesome.
I think TF2 is a miracle.

#TF2stillhashope
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81 of 107 people (76%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
204.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Dear Valve,

Leave developing your game to the community, they clearly know more than you do.

PS: Leave Counter-Strike elements in Counter-Strike

tl;dr: Fix your ♥♥♥♥ing game
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,317.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I am upset at the recent changes made with the Meet Your Match update. The removal of the Quickplay system and draconian requirements for 'casual' gameplay are horrific for new players who contemplate on playing tf2.

For example, you cannot join a friend's match unless you both were in the same party at entering the MM queue.

My experiences with Casual Mode are also less than ideal - because the matches are now so short (only one round of defense and one round of offense), my interactions with other players have devolved into nothing but insults and casual misogyny. I miss the cheeky and cynical tongue-in-cheek humor that preceded this mess (even the Lenny Face binds)

My experiences with Competitive Mode have been less than pleasurable (others may have been spared the misfortune I encountered). I can easily sum that up in two words: hackers everywhere

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At this time I cannot recommend this game for new players or even returning players until several problems are fixed or features changed:

-Allow ad-hoc connections to Valve casual-mode servers

-Remove the whole competitive aspect from the casual mode, bring back quickplay-style rounds that lasted more than two times.

-Correct weapon glitches such as the Enforcer being able to pierce Vaccinator bullet-shields. (This is particular to me as a medic main)

-Please fix the caching system so when players with mods enter sv_pure 1 to 0 mode servers, or vice versa, that their installations aren't as prone to crashing or ear-piercing screeching.
--On a side note, it would be appreciated to relax the sv_pure whitelist, at least for casual mode (competitive mode makes sense to have sv_pure 1) as to allow more harmless cosmetic and sound mods to go through and help improve personal user experiences.

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This game has always been a pioneer in its genre, I hope Valve continues to see prospects with TF2, even after nearly 10 years.
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56 of 73 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,333.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Valve are doing anything but what we need and when we need. At the beginning of a quite good class-based shooter, instead of fixing some bugs and making a normal netcode, they turned the game into a hat-selling simulator and were sitting on their ♥♥♥ even for years, getting money for every community item players have created themselves. And now, when alternative games appeared and they began to lose audience, Valve suddenly realised they have to do something what should been done in 2010 - welcome to competetive scene and matchmaking! Only the implementation of all of this is very 'special'. For example, using matchmaking system, players from the United States sometimes are joining on the European servers (with ping ~150). Europeans are in the same boat, because there are perfect Dubai servers where they can play with the same ping.

There still is no classlimit in competetive mode (and I'm not even talking about whitelists), but they already removed some 'unnecessary' settings there - like ability to change player's FOV (are you ♥♥♥♥♥ serious? what ♥♥♥♥♥ came up with fixed ~75 fov?); broken configs and the inability to hide weapon models are enjoyable too. Maps are picked randomly, while map pool is extremely doubtful (pl_swiftwater in 6v6? really?). What kind of competetive is this?

It would be much better if they finally fixed some physics problems which are pulled out since GldSource games (like terrible wall collisions) and making a normal lag compensation netcode.
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