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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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.

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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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    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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dogars
( 381.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
TF2 was by no means a bad game. I would be lying if I said that I didn't have fun with the countless hours of pubbing, competitive, MGE, trading, uncrating, grinding for killstreaks, learning new classes, realizing that I'm not even remotely good, realizing that I'm slowly getting better, and hightower.

However, after spending a bit of time with other games (namely CS:GO and Overwatch), it seems as if TF2 has stepped down from its former title of "The most fun you can have online." With the removal of Quickplay, TF2 has drifted away from the Chaotic, Cartoon Hat Simulator that you could pick up at any time.

Every game has its time, and it seems that Team Fortress 2 has reached the end of the line (no pun intended.) I've been playing TF2 for almost 7 years, beginning with the Orange Box on XBox 360, but it seems it has finally lost its appeal to me. I'm not sure if this is because of the changes in matchmaking or just my shift in taste, but it's lost its charm.

TF2 was definitely fun while it lasted.
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Jangog
( 101.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I don't even want to write all the bad things about this game... Shortened down, this game sucks. I merely played this game for "A thing for another" - with my friends. Not worth the time ._.
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shadow-ym
( 90.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Nice game I really like
thank you valve for making it
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General America
( 327.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Honestly, I would have recommended this game some time ago, but now? No. In fact, who even needs this review? It's "Free To Play", right? I can just download and see if I like it.

Well, no. You can't do that.

Team Fortress 2 is like a tornado for most people; once you start, you cannot stop. And for people not willing to spend money on the game, the backpack restrictions get on your nerves.

Enough about why you need this review. First I'm going to write about recent changes, because that is more relevant right now. Second I'm going to talk about how the company Valve sees this product. Third, my suggestions for success.

1. Team Fortress 2 is an Unbalanced & Broken Economy-Simulator
This game has become more based towards the dolla more than the playa. People do not like the new casual for the fun, right? They just want those sweet badges! And the economy of this game is literally it's own seperate governed system. I guarentee some people don't even open the game, they just browse the market and trade. On the competitive/casual scene... From what I've heard, competitive is broken, and casual is widely and heavily disliked for a number of reasons. So basically, the recent changes just show that the devs are money-hounding evildoers.

2. Valve doesn't give two quacks about Team Fortress (well, besides the bonus-ducks)
If you look on the TF Blog, you can really see the developers trying to lie to us, telling us that they care... telling us how they're going to bring back Quickplay due to extreme desires from the players... oh sorry, lied about that last one. 2011 was probably where Team Fortress was at it's prime, mostly because it went Free-To-Play. But that wasn't the only reason... there were (get this) NEW WEAPONS!! For the past 2 years, the only new weapons we have gotten are worthless reskins or failures like the "Panic Attack". Valve has failed to answer this question from us... "Why not?" They haven't told us why Casual and Quickplay can't co-exist... they haven't told us why there weren't plans for new weapons for so long... are you starting to see the cycle? These developers are really bad at communicating. Atleast they try to lie.

3. Suggestions for Greatness
To start off, making Team Fortress 2 (or basically any game) Free-To-Play is such a bad decision. When you give people something free, obviously they won't get the greatest experience. But I have hated nearly every F2P experience; either having silly restrictions or no items (in this case, just the Gibus + Pyrovision, and maybe some other promo items.) I know this is controversial just saying this, but I suggest making the game 5$, also enabling cosmetic drops instead of worthless and ugly free stuff. Also, add back quickplay. I didn't really enjoy quickplay as much as the next guy but the # of players is decreasing, so I would just re-add it. And to top this all off: PLEASE TALK WITH US! The so-called "best TF2 player" does NOT represent everyone else!

Valve won't read this, it's going to be deleted, you're a moderator and thanks for reading :)
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Eyal
( 4,977.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
The ♥♥♥ was NOT fat
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-=$el¡mTh€Guy NL=-
( 752.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
pls turn back #riptf2
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★✔Gergő[HUN]✔★㋡ส็
( 3,652.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
VALVE NOW RLY STUPID WHIT NEW MEET YOUR MACHT UPDATE AND RIP CACTUS CANYON
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wzdyNTC
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Extremely confusing game, no proper explanations and lack of updates.
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1,696 of 1,971 people (86%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,160.7 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 MUST queue to play on a Valve server. You can not join them from the server browser.
  • 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. Good luck trying to queue into an obscure game type though...
  • 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. UPDATE: Nope lol) 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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1,393 of 1,630 people (85%) found this review helpful
110 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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770 of 921 people (84%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5,209.1 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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892 of 1,090 people (82%) found this review helpful
23 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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390 of 464 people (84%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,112.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol' days.
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710 of 886 people (80%) found this review helpful
36 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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501 of 636 people (79%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
872.1 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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444 of 562 people (79%) 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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394 of 516 people (76%) found this review helpful
16 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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84 of 93 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4,466.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
The mighty has fallen, killed by Valve's laziness.

R.I.P. TF2 - 2007-2016, those were good 9 years.
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