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.

New to TF? Don’t sweat it!
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.

Make a character your own!
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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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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88 of 98 people (90%) found this review helpful
359 people found this review funny
9,801.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Only played a small amount of it, its good I guess.
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66 of 74 people (89%) found this review helpful
448 people found this review funny
1,600.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
The only game where it's acceptable to whip a black man as a white american to make them move faster.
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229 of 340 people (67%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,927.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The meet your match update.

I met my match alright, because I can't stand this horrible update.

I've been a long time player, been here since the Replay Update back in may of 2011, and this is my absolute favorite game of all time, but this update might finally be the nail in the coffin for me.

The biggest glaring issue here is the removal of valve servers. Say you want to play a match of sawmill or maybe a map that isn't so popular such as lumberyard, you would normally just bring up the browser, narrow the search to the map you want, find the valve server with a healthy amount of players and good ping, boom! You're done!

Nope, with the newest EPIC CONTENT UPDATE, these servers have since been removed, and replaced with 'casual mode'

Casual mode

Now casual mode is its own can of worms. During the launch of this update, you couldn't even CHOOSE THE MAP YOU WANTED TO PLAY ON. You picked your game mode, pressed a button, and now you're shoved in a que for an extrememly long waiting time. Some things have been fixed since then, though the experience is hardly any better. It goes something like this:

1. Choose the map and mode you wish to play

2. Enter the que and wait up to 5 minutes to get into a game

3. Join a server that is often a one sided stomp that ends faster than the time it took to join the server

4. The map ends, everyone disconnects

5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you die of old age

You might be thinking "just go play on community servers!" If by "community servers" you mean "only 2fort/dustbowl" then sure, you can play that to your hearts content. But for a game with 92 different maps spanning across 15 game modes, I think I'm right in wanting a little bit of diversity here and there.

There are other servers of course, many in fact, so why don't I play on some of them? Mainly because, most of them are garbage custom servers or AMAZING trade servers. I hope you like custom maps/modes (especially minecraft ones), because there are about 9 billion of them to choose from!

I live on the east coast of America and mainly play at night. I can hardly ever find a match with 20 players+, good ping, and stock maps that aren't dustbowl/2fort. This is unnacceptable. Where the hell are all the 50k players at?

Competitive Mode

I don't play competitive, and frankly never ever will. Personally I believe this game isn't competitive and should have never had had this mode added. This is the main point of this update, so it must be amazing right?


As far as I know, this mode has been in beta for half a year, maybe less/more. Plenty of time to polish some of its features up. But yet again, Valve somehow managed to screw it up.

No class restrictions, telephone number REQUIRED or else you have to spend money, no weapon restrictions, no real rewards.

No class restricitions is self explanatory. You can have about 6 engineers/snipers/spies on your team if you wanted. Now this isn't always a bad thing per se, but If you plan on playing competitive solo, half a team full of gibus spies might be an issue.

The telephone number restriction helps combat against trolls and griefers, but then again, what about the people that don't have a telephone number or don't want to give away their personal contact information to Valve?

Cough up that $10 buddy because that's the toll of admission if you want to join the competitive club.

Now to me, the no weapon restrictions would honestly kill the mode for me. Banning some of the more broken weapons would really level the playing field. Instead, you get full access to the mini-crits-on-demand cola and the reserve 130-damage-for-blowbacking-a-target-shooter (which by the way, valve planned on buffing for this update).

Last but not least, no real rewards. Valve should be aware that the vast majority of the playerbase isn't going to play competitive just to win and rank up that badge that no one outside of competitive mode will see. They could have added some fancy new weapon skins or exclusive cosmetics to compensate that gut wrenching grind to level 10 or even level 18. But instead, you get nothing. You upgrade your badge to a different picture and that's your lot.

In conclusion

tldr this update sucks and I advise everyone to stay away from the game until they update casual to feel more like valve servers again

This is my first long review that isn't just a meme sentence, and this game has a special place in my heart, so it deserves something that comes from it.
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69 of 104 people (66%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,876.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Valve have systematically destroyed everything that made TF2 fun.

They opened the floodgates to bratty little smartarses on their big brother's hand-me-down PC or school laptop when they took a game with modest system requirements and made it free. The player community has since degenerated in to smack-talk and reciting memes stolen from ♥♥♥♥♥, which is a far cry from the game where Internet Tough Guys used to be told to '♥♥♥♥ off back to xbox live' and were promptly kicked. They also made it impossible to punish hackers by making the game free; a VAC ban just results in them opening a new account.

They encouraged poor form with weapons and 'killstreak kits' that incentivised playing like a tryhard (often at the expense of your own team and the objective).

They've provided the bare minimum in terms of support since their newer games started making bank. When balance changes come, they come with the most superficial understanding of gameplay dynamics and typically come with a six-months-to-forever wait for fixes to their fixes; they even admitted in a blog post that they simply nerf whatever is popular and buff whatever goes unused. They've straight-up declined to take any role in managing the in-game economy since adding a single new metal sink mechanic about three years ago, meaning players without a lot of disposable income are SOL when it comes to exchanging metal for keys or other goods. We're also now lucky if we get a single non-annual, non-community-developed content update a year - and even then, they're usually paid grind-fests for a bunch of reskinned guns.

They made netcode changes a few years back, allowing servers more control over client variables, which most community server operators have never managed to use constructively. To this day, most community-run servers play like crap (even when they're not running obnoxious mods). This wasn't so bad when Valve began running vanilla pub servers but they've since taken those away, too.

And now they're trying to turn a very dated game about silly hats and dance parties, with a playerbase who largely appreciated TF2 because it isn't Counter Strike or DOTA2 and wasn't trying to be, in to some 'esports' abomination. Even their 'casual mode', our supposed replacement for Valve pubs, has a giant lifetime kill/death counter displayed across the screen, attracting entirely the wrong sort and priorities in what was supposed to be an objective- and team-focused game. Never mind that their matchmaking system is next to useless if you feel like playing a couple of specific maps; you're either waiting for forever to get on your maps or you select every map and repeatedly end up on Turbine (albeit, pretty quickly) or you use the server browser to find one of the aforementioned terrible community servers.

It's great the Valve supported a game for as long as they did but, at this point, I suspect no stewardship at all would be less destructive than the half-arsed support the game receives now. What made TF2 special and what that one intern at Valve wants TF2 to be are two very different things.
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46 of 70 people (66%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
713.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
My experience in TF2 How i see players with those hours

1 Hours-40 hours Ghastly Gibus Hat And Pyrovision Goggles F2P Little Kid yelling on everyone
100Hours After 100Hours Ask Mom For 10$ Buys 4 Keys heard from some one about those unusual hats which cost $ 60-100 trying to open boxses and get
1-Hat 1 Cosmetic item and 1 Strange (written in orange) Weapon and Unique Weapon At Least Is not a F2P Noob now with repotion

200Hours after 200 hours has many Smelt Refined Metal first trading has just begun
400Hours have good and valuable inventory from trading
600Hours from trading makes very valuable items or spend little bit of money o not
800Hours ties to get unusual hat and spends 20$-60$ or maybe someone not spend it those 20$-60$
1600Hours some people are rich with Unusual Hats and items inventroy overall 200$ or more some chance it to real life money some buy games someone got scamed and lost everything

But what I can say about myself I played TF2 About 713 hours
I spend only 15$ and i never had Unusual Hats but i had hats cosmetic items strange (written in orange) weapons i had valuable inventory and not one scams me
I hate hackers/cheats
I hate teenagers and litte kids who's sending those Phishing link tries to scam other players ♥♥♥♥ing scamers
I hate little kids who's yelling on servers and saying how are they slept with your mother in the bed and saying how Call Of Duty And Halo are better then TF2
One Of The Best Pc Game Of All Time
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93 of 154 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,254.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
What happened. No seriously, what happened to this game. I feel it all started going downhill after the introducton of promotional and cosmetic items that didn't fit the style. Now it's a wasteland of community models with precisely zero quality control, extremely awful optimization, a billion weapon reskins, the scamm-co store, traders, and an utterly broken menu system. Valve's quickplay devastated custom map servers by not listing them, something that caused many to shut down completely and disband a lot of great communities. The End of the Line update was an inarguable disaster that even the most hardcore valve fanboy couldn't defend with broken promises and no actual content. And finally there's the trainwreck known as meet your match. The only reason I still play is because I have an old bunch of friends I can go back to. To anyone who actually reads this past the idiotic and useless "POOTIS" comments on the front page just know what this game has become, it's been a long time since 2007.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,958.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Meet your match was a joke.
Comp♥♥♥♥ sould have just stayed playing UGC and ESEA rather than taking a ♥♥♥♥ on the main game.
Casual mode is a disaster, nobody knows how to play the game or even to have fun.
All my favorite servers and community servers are either dead, or are struggling to stay online because nobody plays community servers anymore and not too many of those that do are willing to help keep them online.
GG Valve. The only reason I still play this is the small hope that my favorite servers eventually getting more than two people on at a time... And even that doesn't look promising anymore.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4,587.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
My advice? Find a community you can call home. Then you'll come to realize just how short 4000 hours can be.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5,799.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
"YOU DONE ♥♥♥♥ED IT UP!" -AngryJoe.

I remember when I found out about Team Fortress 2 5 years ago, 'twas a new game for me, I got hooked and continued playing until early 2016. Team Fortress 2 was the beginning of fresh air: No typical "super-hero, military teenager drama", and no "saving the world" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ - this game is mainly to play objectives and have fun.

In its prime, Team Fortress 2 was a great game, it had innovation and diversity... first, let me cover what the game does right: The gunplay feels solid "enough" per-se. The melee-combat is ok, they're nothing clunky and they're nothing fancy. The graphics, sounds, voice-lines and the blasphemous logic helps to catch the cartoonish atmosphere that TF2 holds and the source-engine nails its job at all of those aspects.

Now, the bad and the ugly: The bad, is that throughout the years 2007 to 2016, the team behind TF2 has devolved it into an average first-person-shooter. Meaningless matchmaking, non-rewarding level-system and item-drop system, messed up weapon-balancing, bad form for crafting and a mind-numbingly terrible and toxic community.

The ugly, TF2 suffers from bad opimisation. Meaning that you'll get massive frame-rate drops when you enter a server. The maps has game glitches/bugs that you'll be able to sit somwhere near the skybox and inside a wall. There are other game glitches/bugs in TF2 that it's impossible for me to name them all. Players are exploiting them, and that has been going on since the game was released, or somewhere near that factor. The hard fact that none of the players has alerted Valve that their game is technically unfinished for nearly 10 years, is mind-blowing!

Valve are also at fault here, because ever since the Gun Mettle, Tough Break and Meet Your Match updates, TF2 has become a significantly average, typical and an edgy first-person-shooter. It pains me to say this because I loved this game, but there's no point in playing a game that is no longer appealing to me, or you for that matter. And DON'T YOU ♥♥♥♥ING DARE valve, to make another update where you have to pay dosh to participate in it!

I'am the angryjoeshow-nostalgiacritic-wannabe guy, and I'll remember it so you don't have too and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera... *walks out of the door*
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3,736.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I have almost 4,000 hours in this game. It's without a doubt my favorite game on steam. It was the first thing I played when I made my account in 2013, and I've been playing it so much ever since then. All the updates, the community, and the Varied gameplay all keep me interested enough into the game to still be a huge fan. But as of recently, Cheaters and Hackers have become tolerated by everyone and they come in packs and no one seems to care. It's honestly sad to see a game I like so much be ruined like this. I try to look past it but it's become too much to ignore, as much as it hurts to admit,Team Fortress 2 as it stands is officially dead. It's not worth playing. When packs of spies come in and aimbot the enemy team and no one can kick them because they autovote no, you gotta wonder what the VAC bans are even for. 0/10, Most likely not playing again. R.I.P. </3
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17.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
I love this game, but holy hell is it cancerous.
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Quickdraw McGraw
615.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Fix your ♥♥♥♥ing game holy ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ if i have to sit through one more unbearable matchup against my ♥♥♥♥ign autistic ♥♥♥ loser of some ♥♥♥♥ing sand ♥♥♥♥♥♥ "friend" where he gets to fire three ♥♥♥♥ing shots of some basic ♥♥♥ no aim ♥♥♥ literally RNG biased game mechanic ♥♥♥ game i will take my ♥♥♥♥ing computer and shove it so far up my ♥♥♥ i will be able to to run a .EXE of reasons i need ot end my own ♥♥♥♥ing life. if this bigotted ♥♥♥♥♥♥ can fire three ♥♥♥♥ing shots and survive constant fire of a literal flame thrower then i dont think any of you up there at valve ♥♥♥♥ign industries have ever touched aflame in your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ life how ♥♥♥♥ign long has it been since you've witnessed the faint glow of the sun through your ♥♥♥♥ing window past all that ♥♥♥♥ign money your making off prepubescent 12 year olds jerking their chodes off to the newest hats. 9/10 would recommend
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Spy Fox
1,734.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
good game please fix the halloween missions they still arent recording progress
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1,556.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
overwatch can't kill tf2 as tf2 was already dead
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Dank Frank (Space Bar)
2,025.0 hrs
Posted: October 21
pl_badwater, pl_swiftwater and ctf_turbine in "competitive". Seems legit ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Kappa.

Better add ctf_2fort, plr_hightower and koth_harvest sometimes soon Kappa.

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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
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Jay Chay
215.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Currently it's just too much of "searching for a game" instead of playing the game and seems like the community servers are mostly gone with the latest changes as well, so it's rather mandatory to "search for a game." too. Meh.
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772.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Overall fun game once you get into it. I highly recommend it.
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20.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
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