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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    • 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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Dat Spycrab.
( 179.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
That moment you see a bot Demoman.
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forgeal
( 822.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
The game was great, very good community however after a while the game becomes reppetitive. The updates do not seem to be fully ironed out however with a few fixes the competitive matchmaking could work well. The only issue is that the TF2 community is going downhill. There did and still are a few nice, friendly people for example I have made some good friends from it however now I fight servers full of abusive chats and not a very nice enviroment esspecialy as younger people can play. I hope that the game improves. I don't play to often and I can not say i am 'pro' but it is fun to do occasionally and takes your mind off of real life :)
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hockadi
( 225.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
f2p but still fun!
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MrBasher | DoubleCage
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
TF2 it the best!
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A Dolphin Hilter
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
too much hype, it is not worth it. too many trinkets and messages and buttons and crap. it is popular, but I dont understand why.
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Mama Crab
( 55.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Okay, I really hate to do a bad review on this game, but it's needed.
I remember playing TF2 when I was a kid, of course, I didn't stay long, but picked it back up in my teenage years. Honestly, it was the most fun I had in a game for a really long time. I fell in love with each of the characters, and their crazy quirks, and immediately found one of my favorite games. I wasn't good, decent at best, but I remember laughing and giggling at all the silly moments. Then, Overwatch came along. I loved it too, but it still never fully replaced TF2, and I longed to play as the fun, insane Medic I came to main. I honestly was going to come back. I played today thinking the update wouldn't be as bad as it sounded. I was horribly wrong.
The servers are bad, Pyros are more annoying, the game modes are weird and disgusting, and honestly I hate any newer maps. I really, really miss TF2. I don't want this garbage I was handed. Where is the community, chuckling over how stupid taunts and some deaths are. It's absolutely terrible now. Playing today, the spark this game once had is gone. I felt devastated. Yes, Overwatch took its place in the world, but not in my heart. That is, until today. I still love the characters, but what in the world has Valve done. If they had left TF2 the way it was, I would have come back. I was excited for competitive, but I didn't know all this mayhem would come with it. They ruined the game, and at this point, I'm clinging onto the characters I once knew so well. I miss the old TF2, and I would do anything to bring it back. I want to look at the game like the first time I picked it up again. I want to compete to be one of the best Medic mains around. However, I can't bring myself to enjoy it anymore. It's like I just buried my dead dog. This game I once loved, and was obsessed with, has completely given up.
Valve, you may think you did good, but you didn't. You ruined the game for a lot of people, who loved it for what it was. Even if it was dying, you couldn't let it die in peace. I still cosplay, read about, and love TF2. But, this isn't TF2. This is some mess that you pulled out of the trash, thinking you could impress everyone, when everyone already was. I again, I love TF2, and maybe, just maybe, if you ever get the sense knocked into you, you'll put it back the way it was. That way, when I come home from a bad day, to a stressed house, I can finally relax, and remember the joy those crazed fighters put in my day.
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=(kingstons)=
( 1,754.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Ah,Team fortress 2. A fun and awesome game that is still popular despite it being almost 11 years old. I have spent so much time on this game that I just keep coming back and back for more. I dont see the game dying any time soon. an unlimited amount of maps, custom game modes and hats (of course) the game has built a legend around it self. Once you play your instantly hooked! The game has 9 well though out classes. Each with unique abilities and personalities. Yes this game ruined my life (Yes Ive poured almost 2,000 hours into this game since 2014) by being scammed,buying 5 dollar and 10 dollar hats, Im still proud too say this is one of my favorite games ever. Many of my friends still play after many years! its proof that the game is fun and does not have dull or bad gameplay. So after all, I recommend this game too people who have time too actaully play. Dont hesitate too get it if you want! It doesnt matter if your F2P or P2P its all the same game! Do I recommend this game? Hell yeah!
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LegendofWarior
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
good game but its laggy
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RAINBOW CORE
( 172.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
its a good game
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Noice
( 1,049.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Coolest and best game ever! Played it for around a year and a half and love it! Best game on steam :D.
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1,680 of 1,951 people (86%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,160.1 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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1,387 of 1,619 people (86%) found this review helpful
109 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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764 of 911 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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888 of 1,081 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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380 of 449 people (85%) found this review helpful
103 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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706 of 878 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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496 of 626 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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438 of 551 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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388 of 505 people (77%) 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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382 of 528 people (72%) 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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