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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212 of 263 people (81%) found this review helpful
471 people found this review funny
1,600.4 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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247 of 371 people (67%) found this review helpful
34 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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79 of 123 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,877.6 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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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2,494.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
all i care about is the competetive 6s community to grow up ... this game is amazing and hopefully valve will plays its card right.
no comp player played this game for money... we play it ( im not a comp player ) because we love the game not because of the money if one valve tf team can see this then you know what to do.

You made one of the greatest game of all time don't ♥♥♥♥ it up.
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50 of 76 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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people 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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100 of 170 people (59%) 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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28 of 41 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,961.4 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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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,010.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
...My oh my how the mighty have fallen.

I... love Team Fortress 2, I really do. If it wasn't for TF2, I would have spent a good year-ish on Xbox playing CoD or Minecraft or some crap instead of the 2007 TF2 that comes with the Console Orange Box. If it wasn't for Team Fortress 2 I wouldn't have gotten into Steam, let alone the beauty we know as PC gaming. Gaming is my... life? As sad as it sounds, it's the only thing I really do. Been gaming since I was like 5, haven't really found another hobby that stuck I guess. Now, I'm not gonna be one of those cancer af kids who says "I wish it was 2007!!!!111!oneone!" because I was FORCED to play it for a year, trust me, you don't want 2007. 2012-ish? Yeah ya want that. What was once a great, genre-defining game is now an abandonment of Valve, now too busy caring for CSGO (which they're dropping the ball with, I give it a good 3, maybe less, years until it falls off the face of the earth) and their cash-cow sugar momma DotA 2. Also they kinda run Steam so yeah.

TF2's fall from grace comes from a lotta things. Greed, a horrid community (for f's sake just look at all the big YouTubers now, even THEY have drama) and rather... stale, gameplay. No new weapons, just more skins. No more maps, well, more maps, but years old community maps, just more unusual effects, cosmetics, a horrible economy, and a horrible way to ruin a game. As a casual shooter, you don't add matchmaking or competitive or appeal to the 2% of people who play UGC or whatever, you appeal to the majority.

Valve isn't doing that.

It disgusts me to play a competitive game and hear someone say "lit 96" like it's CSGO.
It disgusts me to play a casual (in other words, not quick-play, we coulda just had casual AND quickplay, but alrite Valve) game and have everyone worry about "OMG WIN SO I CAN LEVEL UP EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT GETTING ANYTHING FROM I JUST WANNA LOOK COOL MAN!"

After 2,000 hours on PC, and probably a thousand+ more on console, I'm laying my TF2 career to rest. I used to bloody love this game, now I'm just gonna play Overwatch.

Because, yaknow, Blizzard can maintain a f'ing game.


WoW is garbo now but...

Shut up let me have this.
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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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7.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
first game I had when i got my steam account still the best game i play ith friends
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
goood please
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13.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
me liek teem forest 2
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1,341.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
I regret introducing my best friend into this mediocre game.
It is a biased reason I know.
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274.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
Great game and all for players who want something close but not very close to Overwatch.

Has Hats that you will spend all your money on
Taunts For all your dancing needs
Trading for all your um...unusual needs?
Crates Like CS:GO and try to get unusuals
Unusuals so you can go around with flashy lights on your head
Keys to open crates
9 Diverse characters/classes to play as
Many Unique Weapons that will make your jaw drop
Many skins for all you CS:GO fans to buy for you rocket launcher,scattergun,etc.
Updates and crap
Events and crap
Promotional items and crap
weapon reskins to make your pistol look like stuff from Sam and Max and crap
yaya :) the end of this
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5.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
this is a trash game
its pay to win a hell of a boring game the communitys ♥♥♥ and the devs could care a rats ♥♥♥ less of this game
dont buy
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27.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
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354.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Mikä on tämä peli nimeltä Overwatch? Ei odota! Minua ei kiinnosta. TF 10 v.
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124.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
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1,725.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
Terrible devs, every update large or small makes the game completly disfunctional, for a company with so much wealth you'd think they'd spend a bit of time making sure the servers aren't down for the first 72 hours after an update.
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