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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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
    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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    • 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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I absolutley love this game, I've been playing it for a bit and it never gets old.
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Unfortunate
343.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Honestly, after the complete pandemonium of the Meet Your Match update, I feel that TF2 has become much more playable due to the response from Valve. Hopefully, they'll listen to the community in the future just as much as they have recently, and allow us to help them make TF2 an even greater experience.
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Ninjaspy5
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Posted: August 25
Good Game Just Needs Bettter Updates
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LordExoticGaming
36.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
This is one of the best vavle games i've played the only thing i don't like about is the trading system that you need to buy an item to be able to trade and i have somemany items but just 1 cent you might think i am poor i am not -lies- to me this my GOTY in 2007 it is the best online mess around chat with friends and do little objectives online and also play with bots, i love this game i hope it'll get updated to be even better :)
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I C A N T S T O P
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i like kfc popcorn chicken
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SHREDDY_KRUEGAR
14.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
like any other multiplayer FPS, I die all the time and every once in a while I get a couple kills in between. but I enjoy the colors. the music. dancing. give me more stuff though, im broke.
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376 of 492 people (76%) found this review helpful
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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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346 of 460 people (75%) found this review helpful
78 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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238 of 310 people (77%) found this review helpful
115 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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161 of 215 people (75%) found this review helpful
51 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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202 of 281 people (72%) found this review helpful
31 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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95 of 123 people (77%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
8,786.4 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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56 of 66 people (85%) found this review helpful
13 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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90 of 122 people (74%) found this review helpful
13 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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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,321.8 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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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,213.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
game is mostly the same as it was before.

tf2 is still casual.
The game still is unbalanced.
free to players still don't know how to play the game.
there's still maps that no one plays.
there's still maps that are just stalemate fests.
there's still friendlies who just waste a slot in the server,
there's still there is still neon bright people with terrible taste.
there's still people who join just to "try hard" and ruin others fun.
there's still hackers.

But that all fine, it's been like this for years now.
what is not fine, is the community parroting stuff like "TF2 IS DEAD" "THIS IS THE WORST UPDATE EVER" "VALVE DOSEN'T CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY"

the ironic thing is, the community is killing the game more that any update could do,
trashing everything valve does (or not do)
telling others to leave the game.
and giving the most useless of feedback for the devs.

just because some of the community overhyped an update because a dev said it was going to be "neato"
and now the game is "literally dead" because of that.


"THEY KILLED QUICKPLAY!"

you mean what killed community servers in the first place, and that most regions did not have quick-play servers until this update.

"YOU HAVE TO WAIT SO MUCH TO FIND A GAME, CASUAL IS JUST WORSE QUICKPLAY"

Even in my third-world country at 5 am it does not take more than 3 minutes to find a game, yes, it's more than instantly like the old quick play system. but now I can play with my friends without getting auto balanced every 2 minutes.

"TF2 IS NO LONGER CASUAL FUN"

is still just as casual, the difference now that some people actually try to play the objective, shocking, I know, but now the casual servers feel more like tf2 was at release and/or in a community server, and if all of tf2 for you was getting easy kills with no real objective, maybe this game might not be for you at all. (or try playing in cp_orange_x3 servers)

"VALVE CHANGED THE WAY I WANT TO PLAY THE GAME"

no they did not, none of the weapons are banned, nor there is a class restriction. you can still play a "trolldier" in plr_hightower and play in an endless stalemate, is just that more players are playing the objective and that makes you upset because is not as easy. we get it leddit.

The only thing that is really broken right now is comp, but that only makes like 10% of the complains, and this overreaccion is not how you go about things.
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