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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    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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Z0mbi3W0lf
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
I would recomend this game compared to the previous installment of the game Team Fortress Classic with the "new" source engine and the better graphics and game mechanics. The only downside is the cheaters sadly... ;(
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Steven
141.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
This is the game that is used to compare if a shooter is good and balanced. The only bad thing I can think of is sometimes the players can be annoying, but thats with all onine games. This is a must have classic.
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Kronviir
168.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Overall TF2 is an alright game until you get to everything negative like:
Phlogistinator
(The list goes on......................................................................)
But with the Meet your Match update is TERRIBLE!!
When I went to play a good ol' game of CTF, I was connected to a server nowhere near my location, so my connection was absoulute cr@#.
When Valve servers still existed, you could CHOOSE the server you WANTED to play on, not some random server across the world from you.
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BodeGar
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
for a free to play title, this is honestly an amazing team-based shooter with multiple classes to use to you advantage.

Pros
- Classes
- Lots of them
- lots of blood
- hard (thats what she said)
- F2P
Cons
- too many hats
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Apple
4,927.2 hrs
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?


Wrong.


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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kanoYT
305.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
10/10,BUT WE NEED VALVE SERVERS BACK IN TF2
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[Bandit] Bandit Ben l Youtube
671.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
My, my. I have got to say. This game is my favorite game of all time. It has no goal and is completely based off of skill which I LOVE. It's not like those other video games that has a goal that makes you wanting to "need" to play more to grind out things. Instead in TF2 you can "find" weapons. You will just receive different weapons randomly, though, some weapons will need you to unlock achievments to get. When I first got this game, I was intrigued in spy. A class that can disguise, cloak, and kill people with ease. Though, he requires a lot of mastering. He's hard to play as so I recommend mastering some other class before you go all willy-nilly playing spy for his intriguing factors that make him so interesting. After all, I AM a spy main and I highly recommend it. At first, the game may seem frustarating but after hours and hours spent into the game, it will make you a better player, kinda like me but I still kinda suck after almost 700 hours of playing the game. I used to be very neutral with game and now it's my favorite game. I can just play hours every day. Welp, thanks for reading my review! Also, the latest update had its pros and cons, I liked the xp system. :P
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Katie
143.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Fun balanced shooter, though it would be more fun if they would stop replacing enjoyable things for no reason.
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mrtux21
194.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
A relly fun game would recommend It. It has relly good gameplay vary glory vary vary glory
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✪ S1gma
2,025.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
it's alright
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154 of 179 people (86%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,699.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I made a review on TF2 a while ago while all of the Meet your Match drama and hate was still going. I deleted that review and made this one because ♥♥♥♥ it, valve can add casual and remove quickplay, they can kill off a soldier secondary that wasn't even good to begin with but TF2 is still a game I love. Even with all these flaws, I'm still putting a thumbs up for this game. At the end of the day, I love TF2. Yes I have played overwatch but I will side with TF2 in all of these TF2 vs overwatch arguments because it's hard to compare overwatch to TF2. Did overwatch create payload? No TF2 did. Does overwatch have an active community making them content which can be published with a push of a button? No but TF2 does. Has overwatch been thriving for over 9 years? No, it's only been around for few months. As one of my favourite games, it's going to take a lot more than Meet your Match or overwatch to kill off TF2. But before you thumb down this review because I dissed overwatch. Just remember, TF2 has hats.
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143 of 193 people (74%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
879.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Some of the idiots in the review section are about as ignorant as there is, claiming that the Meet Your Match update "killed TF2" and that "Valve don't care about the community".

Honestly, after all the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t Valve have been going through, I don't blame them if they couldn't give a ♥♥♥♥ about the community, most of us are a bunch of entitled jerks who overhype at pretty much everything. Ironically, it's the community right now thats making TF2 lesser of what it used to be.

Sure, I'll be honest, I don't prefer the new system. I think it's clunky and tedious, but unless I'm playing with friends, I go on community servers, so it doesn't really affect me. The reason I'm making this review is to address some of the nonsense being thrown at Valve.

Right now you have 3 options. Casual servers which are basically the non-competitive version of competitive, Competitive servers, and Community servers.

People complain that Casual servers are filled with idiots that don't know how to play. So basically they're implying that before this update, the servers weren't filled with idiots.
Team Fortress 2 is still a huge game thats introducing dozens of players all the time, of course you're bound to get people new to the game, but that somehow makes them an idiot?
I do agree however that it can take a while to find a server, whereas the previous system was much quicker.

Competitive gets complains of hackers and cheaters being in every match, and that it's best to play with friends because people you don't know are ♥♥♥♥. First off, I've never seen a single hacker or cheater, and I've played quite a bit of Competitive. I've won many games with people I don't know, and honestly don't see why I'd lose if the people I was with, were actually good. It isn't perfect, but hell it's nowhere near as bad as people say it is.

And Finally Community servers. The servers that people claim are "toxic". Funny thing is, because of this update, Casual and Comp servers are much more toxic than community servers, due to people complaining about the most pathetic of things, blaming their failure on other people and claiming they suck at the game. Most of my playtime is spent on community servers, and I've made some pretty good friends on there. I agree, they're not perfect. Some are absolutely horrible, filled with advertisements, awful admins and some are just the centre of scam, but I'd much rather go on these right now, than even touch Casual or Competitive.

So for people wondering, the Meet Your Match update has NOT killed TF2. Valve isn't killing TF2, Overwatch isn't killing TF2, cheaters and hackers aren't killing TF2, It Is YOU, the community, that is killing it.

This is what happens when people overhype on something that really isn't worth overhyping. It's made people completely bitter and pretty much mock everything Valve does, when Valve are trying to save the game. The game is still unbalanced, you still get jerks on either team calling you a noob, you still get everything you got before but you're just going to have to put up with how you play.

I still play the game today, by myself and with friends, and still get plenty of fun out of it, but this update is one the prime examples of what overhyping can result in. I feel sorry for the new players who have to put with us jerks.
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71 of 93 people (76%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,831.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
2011-2012 TF2 was better than what we have now, at least it's still an enjoyable experience.
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78 of 108 people (72%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,027.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LlRjblCuI
tf2 is not dead (yet)

Edit:

So I said that MyM wasn't that bad after all, but only with all the fixes that came afterwards.
When MyM just shipped it was horrible and mm and casual were unplayabale.
But the system works very well now and I start to prefer it over the old one.

Tf2 is a really old game and it shouldn't have this many bugs in it, but valve just flooded the game with cosmetics and doesn't put much effort into anything else. I'm not saying the game is bad, they recently fixed a lot of bugs and when you play casual games it's still full of f2ps (which is a good sign). But right now the playerbase is decreasing. It's really sad considering how much effort this amazing community has put into this game (probably still more than the current dev team lmao). Tf2 is an old game, but that doesn't mean it has to die. This game could really shine again if valve would get their ♥♥♥♥ together.

tl;dr game is playable right now and fun imo but devs are lazy
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
254.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
One of the many reasons I love this game:
DEMOMAN(injured):MEDIC!
MEDIC:NO!(and runs in the spawn and starts taunting conga);
SCOUT(on fire):FIRE FIRE FIRE!
MEDIC(still dancing conga):NO!
ENEMY HEAVY:RUN HOME TO MAMA!
SCOUT:AAA THIS NO GOOD HERE UMMMM!
SCOUT(dies)
MEDIC(still dancin conga):OPSS THAT WASN'T MEDICINE!
DEMOMAN(after killing the enemy heavy was still injured and called for the medic again):MEDIC!
MEDIC(still in spawn now dancing roodeo):NO!
DEMOMAN(I wanted to use the voice line JEERS! but I accidently press THANKS and demoman sees):I DIDN't NEED YOUR HELP YOU KNOW
MEDIC(DEMOMAN is killed by ENEMY SPY and MEDIC goes):I AM ZHE WINNER!
10/10-I laugh every time when I remember that moment.
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,939.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
The best game I've ever played.
Its fun and exciting, while being challenging at certain times.
The perfect game to sit down, and have yourself a great experience.
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43 of 59 people (73%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,359.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
cool game, ruined my life
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,066.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This is a well made, stylised, team based first person shooter. Teamwork is needed to win at higher levels of play. Lone wolfing is fine on lower skill levels such as on most public servers. There are 9 classes (each with his or her own distinct personality) to choose from. The banter between the different classes is entertaining to listen to. Each class has unique weapons and abilities that allow him to fulfil a unique roll as part of a larger team. This provides for a challenging and rewarding experience when faced against opponents of similar or higher skill levels. The game has a somewhat active development team that continues to release updates to the game that add new content such as weapons, skins or game modes.

At the time of this review, there are two official modes of play: player versus player(which consist of Match Making, Casual and Community Servers) and 'Mann Versus Machine'.

Player versus player is a mode where one team of players battles against another team of players. Within this mode, there are different types of maps. Each type of map has it's own objective or objectives for each team to achieve.

'Mann Versus Machine' is a mode where a team of up to 6 players battles against waves of bots. Players collect money from destroyed bots. The money is divided equally among players in the team and can be used to purchase upgrades and abilities for the next wave of bots. The pay to play sub-mode, "Mann Up", gives rewards upon completing a "tour".

In addition to the official modes of play, there are several player made mods that introduce other modes of play such as 'Versus Saxton Hale', where a team of players battles against a player playing as a character named Saxton Hale; 'Dodge Ball', where two teams of players playing as Pyros must airblast rockets and other projectiles back and forth in order to stay alive; 'Zombie Mod', where a team of players must make it to the end of the map without dying to zombies that are played by other players; to name just a few of the many player made mods available.

In addition to game play, players will randomly receive free items from the game. Some of the free items given out are weapons, hats and crates. Hats can be worn by a class to change the appearance of that class. Crates can be opened with a key. Keys can be purchased from the Mann Co Store or from the Steam Community Market or traded for from another player. Most crates will list which items can be found within them. However I DO NOT recommend opening crates!!!

The game has several communities for a player to choose from if a community is what you are looking for. The game is easy to pick up and play, either alone or with friends, yet has a depth of play that will keep you from becoming bored too quickly. The dynamics between the different classes, weapons, play styles, skill levels, modes and maps provides content for many hours of play. I have been playing 2014 and I still return to the game on a regular basis.

Overall TF2 is a classic but will most likely die out in the next few years unless the development team gets their act together.
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71 of 111 people (64%) found this review helpful
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,230.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Hm... Nothing, just the best free 2 play I ever played in my entire life.
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