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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    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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Big Green Tractor Man
( 168.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
it was good until they changed the game interface
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I'm bored asf
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i love the game but the updates ruin the game and it takes away the fun i don't like the updates can you please fix this
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jk
( 53.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
#MakeTF2GreatAgain
#BringBackQuickPlay
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Green Tees
( 3,434.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
♥♥♥♥ you valve. I have spent thousands on this game. Hours and dollars.

Gun Mettle was really mettling, and I got nothing past a civilian grade skin, and never got field tested or better.
I have only had ONE HAT DROP ever. and it was a ♥♥♥♥ing pocket knapkin.
I have gone through three computers to even play this game. This computer I'm on can run Payday 2 perfectly at 135 FPS at max. TF2 can barely run for me with everything on LOW. Overwatch runs better for me on max than TF2. A game that's not even a year old, not even half, runs better than something that's nearly 10.
The "Team" that is supposedly only 5 people right now, can't into balance or bug fixing. It's almost like they don't play their own game. The Gunslinger had a glitch where you could punch your team mates twice and hitting the third hit would be a crit. This is intentionl for gunslinger if you're hitting your opponents. But this glitch made it to where you could also STORE a crit and get one hit in on almost any class and kill them instantly. This went unnoticed by Valve for 5 years. Exactly Five.
The Demoman has always been really busted since launch. The man cannot be nerfed. Otherwise he'd be as bad as Medic, who I think is the worst class in terms of how well he is at combat. Healing's great, but have fun defending yourself when you do at most, 20 damage each second while others can off you with 100 damage with each shot.

Oh yeah, and they buffed spy by giving him more speed. WHAT. THE. ♥♥♥♥. Who ♥♥♥♥ing warranted this? Who approved this? Who is testing this ♥♥♥♥ and saying "looks good to me" and stamps it and ships it with the update?

On top of all this, MyM is what is making me quit. Quickplay is totally gone, and they also removed a bunch of old and useful things like Field of View settings. Quickplay being gone resulted in five community shutdowns and skial, one of the biggest pub providers, to cut down on their own servers because of a lack of players coming in. Hackers are incredibly rampant now despite LMAO Box being gone (oh wait, no it isn't, the top comp player is using and advertising it as we speak). CSGO has better aimbot banners than TF2. TF2 has never had good VAC.

Finally, something that only a few hardcore TF2 fans like. The comics. We were promised a bi monthly updated 6 part comic series, completely new and original and not tied to an update. This was in August of 2013. The second update was in December of the same year. 4 months sure is bi monthly. But of course I could excuse that. There were a bunch of updates that they had made.

But then the next update came up and it was in April of the next year. Then the next update was 7 months later. Then the next update came in 10 MONTHS LATER. Now they're gonna break another record with nearing 11 months within the end of July 2016. They have never given an official and valid reason as to why the comic has not updated. People will excuse it by saying "what about the other comics? you got those!" Those are guaranteed update comics that are drawn and written by a seperate team.

♥♥♥♥ TF2. ♥♥♥♥ Valve. ♥♥♥♥ meet your match and the obviously one sided voting system that works worse than Splatoon Splatfest (and even then, everyone gets rewarded for what they do) and ♥♥♥♥ all the recent updates they have made. TF2 is dead to me.
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The accent
( 168.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
this is a great free to play game

its a good way to kill some time
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Not An Casul
( 1,578.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Valve managed to make the xbox 360 port of this game better than the PC version
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Pyro-san
( 330.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
IGN 10/10 best geim 4 evah, 1080p graphics n u can buy hats. 60 fps gaymplay n hats. u can buy hats, and, of course, u can buy hats. This is a very useful review m8. hats :3
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1,621 of 1,882 people (86%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,156.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Note: Valve has claimed that they will fix some of the issues below; however, until they are actually fixed, they will remain on this review.

I have played TF2 for 7 years. Over this time I have seen many improvements and many steps backwards. As of today, 7/8/16, Valve managed to kill some of the best portions of the game in order to try and compete with recent other games (Overwatch). Lets go over some of the changes:
  • Quickplay has been replaced with "Casual" game modes. There is no more quickplay.
  • You are penalized for leaving a CASUAL game. (How does that make sense?)
  • You can NOT pick what map you wish to play on in "Casual
  • You may NOT pick which game mode you wish to play on in "Casual"
  • Queues to get into a "Casual" game are 30 minutes long on average Queues are getting better, I've gotten into a few games with 5 minute waits
  • There is a ranking system in "Casual". Why is this bad? It is stupid. It is a measure of how much you grind casual, not a measure of skill. Also, it is about 9 years late to track this stuff IMO (tiny gripe to be honest)
  • As of right now the "TF2 Game Coordinator" is absolute trash and crashes frequently making the time you spent queuing go to absolute waste as you lose all your game progress
  • The server browser is and always has been trash. After giving us a better system (quickplay) then abruptly removing it, the browser feels even worse.
  • There is no reliable way to find a quick pickup game where you won't be spammed with dozens of adverts (I'm looking at you Skial servers)
  • I've been matched in lobbies where my ping is over 150. After queuing for over 15 minutes, that is an absolute disappointment.
  • You can't play multiple matches without disconnecting and requeuing
  • Viewmodel FOV resets to a nauseating 54 degrees on first boot.
  • (Valve has released a new patch to fix this. Will update if this is indeed fixed) I never thought I'd complain about this, but the removal of autobalance is tragic. Many times, people disconnect and screw their teammates. Playing 12 vs 9 payload is not enjoyable.
  • There is no way to kick hackers or idlers from "casual" games It should be noted that malicious players can simply reconnect before the vote kick finalizes to circumvent it.

Now it isn't fair to not list some positives:
  • New "minimized viewmodel" mode is quite spiffy
  • If you get disconnected from a game by crashing or losing internet, upon rebooting the game will prompt you to rejoin the game you dropped from
  • You can queue with friends! :D
  • Performance is greatly slightly improved. I still get some stuttering and random frame drops :/

Would I recommend this game in its current state? No. It is not as accessible or fun as it used to be.

I adore TF2. It used to be a fun, absurd hat-based combat simulator. It no longer feels like that.

But hey, it's free...

Edit: Let's hope that I can continue to cross things off this list.

Edit 2: The issue remains that around 2 years ago, the Quickplay update killed off many community servers. Quickplay allowed new users to QUICKLY find a game on the map they desired and enjoy a no-hassle, vanilla experience. This new update has made finding a game a pain. It is clunky, and far from the "upgrade" that Valve toted. If you do not wish to play the "Casual" game mode, you must comb through piles of crap servers to try and find one without annoying adverts, plugins, and abusive mods. Good luck finding ones that aren't running stupid cp_Orange_x3 (I hate that map). Valve has made a blog post mentioning that they will change certain aspects, but until the issues are fixed, the vanilla experience is not as accessible to new players or enjoyable to long-time veterans. Competitive should have been an addition, not a replacement for the existing structure. TF2 was never about winning, it was about fun, and much of that has been lost in this pseudo-competitive environment that was thrust upon us.

Edit 3: Updated review. Quit groaning that I do not spend every waking moment updating this crap. I'll update it at my leisure.
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1,341 of 1,562 people (86%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,877.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I'm really liking the new "If you don't want to play competitive then ♥♥♥♥ you" update.

Bring back the old Quickplay. And no, I'm not going to use community servers. Anybody who has ever been on one will understand how horrible that is. I don't understand why they had to ruin the casual experience to try and force competitive onto everyone.

Edit: Stop with the "Valve is fixing it" argument. Is it fixed? No, it isn't. Right now Casual is so terrible compared to what Quickplay was it isn't even funny.
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737 of 879 people (84%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5,205.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
with the latest update you can no longer join a random game on any map you want with stock settings and players with a variety of skill. now you are forced into some matchmaking crap with rank up tryhards where you get punished for leaving.

community servers have a bunch of stupid mods and settings, also shady as ♥♥♥♥ with ads. it's just not the same. all the good servers are empty.

add the competitive mode by itself, don't replace the entire game with it. BRING BACK VALVE DEDICATED SERVERS OR RIOT I just want to play some god damn TF2.
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864 of 1,048 people (82%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,019.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Oh how the mighty have fallen.

TF2 was a game where I spent countless hours talking, playing, and generally have a fun time. About 99% of my friends on my friends list including my close and best friends were met through TF2. TF2 has charming characters with funny and interesting personalities. The backstory is funny and the story was interesting. I have fond memories of spending late nights slicing heads off as a Demoman on Nucleus or market gardening people as Soldier on Hightower. Every day I'd come home and play. The multitude of glitches such as the Halloween doomsday glitch where you could leave the map or the engineer crit glitch. This game was a mess and that was what I fell in love with, a mess, an organized mess. The game was fun even though it wasn’t very balanced with the pyro and the old reserve and all, but it was still fun.

The fun lasted a while and stayed strong, that was until the last few months or so. Within the last 6 months I saw this game turn from my most played game to one of my least played (well also the fact that Overwatch came out), and to me that is sad because it was one of my favorites. They killed the pyro class making the pyro twenty times less effective at his job and severely decreasing his dps. I remember when pyros were a threat, now they are the worst class in the game. But that is not what did it for me, I could handle the pyro being bad. This update was the star that broke the camel's back.

This update is the worst update in the history of this game and will remain that way till the day this game gets shutdown. Let’s start off with the interface. It sucks. It forces you to default hud. I do have to give it some credit, it does clean up the main menu a bit, but it removed the create server option so no more Tr_Walkway. Next matches have to be qued and you can no longer play on one you must choose 2 of the game modes and then it will choose your map. Really Valve? Plus ranked in “casual”. That’s another thing, casual gameplay was just pubs and there wasn’t anything serious about it just silly fun. Let’s go to gameplay now. Demo and Soldier are OP because for some reason valve increased blast radii. All the weapon changes are weird. Teleporters are insanely cheap to create. The game requires less skill. Items are now more pointless, and generally the whole game is a mess, but this time it’s a horrendous mess, not the mess of a game I fell in love with years ago. In the past I would have given the game a solid 9/10, but now with this update the game is more like a 3/10. Valve is making Call of Duty look like a cutting edge game.

Can valve fix TF2? Maybe, but the damage has already been done. I had the dream to do competitive TF2 and my friend had the dream to be on the same team as me, but I guess that is the end of that dream. Both he and I are thinking of quitting the game and cashing out, which the chances for me to do so are high. This game was amazing, and now? It is garbage.

It feels sad to leave the game I loved so much and put so much time into. Feels like I’m putting down an old pet. Valve doesn’t listen to their community at all and that is why they suck. If you are a fan of this game I hope you like the new TF2. Looks like I’m going to stick to Overwatch since this game is no longer enjoyable. If you are a new player and like it good for you, but I recommend to stay away from this game. As is has really been turned to rubbish
Game Score : 3/10

EDIT: Valve is actively reaching out to fix casual mode (which imo is still kinda dumb) which is good. Lets hope Valve can pull TF2 back out of the rutt they put it in.

EDIT 2: I don't really care anymore
many balance changes/ changes in general that were added are pointless
Here are some reviews that basically explains things better if you really care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHMnySLWKc
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Whiplash141/recommended/440/
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338 of 399 people (85%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,111.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol' days.
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684 of 847 people (81%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
201.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I just wanna click play and find a casual match, not wait 20 hours and find a casual match where I get a penalty if I leave
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476 of 600 people (79%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
872.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
TF2 was a fun and casual game that I could join a game and just play with my freinds, if I had to leave the server I could but now Valve has ruined their own servers making casual into competetive lite. People might just say "play on a community server." community servers are full of crappy ad-ons, a bunch of annoying ads that wont stop playing, alltalk, ect. competetive was a nice ad on but they should have not touched casual it was fine the way it was.

EDIT: They are fixing it, which is good.
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415 of 520 people (80%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
559.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
It was a good game. Nice casual gameplay.

Then the update came. No more casual gameplay, no more fun. It's dead.
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371 of 483 people (77%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
101.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
The Meet Your Match update was toted by Valve to be a complete overhaul of the existing UI and the format by which casual and competitve players select what type of game mode they specifically want. What ultimately happened is:

- You can no longer pick what public server you want
- You're forced to sit in a queue for at least 5 minutes, oftentimes longer if you don't rage quit by the 20 minute mark
- 'Casual' servers have experience but you get penalized if you leave a server early
- Since the update came out, the 'item servers' and 'game coordinator' are barely functional
- If you wanted to play competitive, you better pay the premium!

Valve has tried too hard to consolidate everything. They took away Quickplay, the server browser, and the ability to jump in/out of a game ... because God forbid you have any other commitments in your life. If you can't sit through a whole 30 minute Payload game without the ability to change teams, you better be ready to get dinged for it.

In summary, the post-MYM Team Fortress 2 is oftentimes literally unplayable –– whether you be waiting in purgatory to join a game, or waiting for the 'can't connect with game coordinator' error message to go away. And when its not literally unplayable, it's pretty much unplayable.



P.S. TEAM HEAVY


EDIT: After I wrote this review, I waited 30 minutes in queue without ever joining a game.
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364 of 497 people (73%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6,067.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I have played this game for a lot of years. During that time I have met a lot of great people, and also quite a bunch of people who I wish I'd never meet.

Unfortunately, I've joined the scene quite late as I first started playing this in January 2011, a point where the game was still optimized and still fun. As years passed by I've seen the game go downhill more and more each update. The performance of the game was getting worse and the content Valve kept adding was not contributing to the game one single bit, if anything it just killed more and more frames on a lot of machines, no matter how powerful they are.

The latest update "Meet your Match" was the final straw for me. Them replacing pub servers with "Casual" servers, which are basically pubs with a competitive setting really didn't do it for me. Competitive could've kept this game alive if they implemented this years ago. If you ask me, they are way too late with doing this and I personally do not see a future for this game anymore.

If anyone would ask me, I would not recommend Team Fortress 2 to anyone. Even though I have never played Overwatch, I'd say that game holds a much greater future than TF2 would ever achieve.

EDIT: Well then, to my surprise they're actually doing something about this whole issue. Way to go, I guess?

EDIT 2: My opinion still stands. This game is nothing but a broken pile of ♥♥♥♥.

EDIT 3: I moved over to Overwatch, much better game than TF2. Get it now, seriously.
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