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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( 93.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
One of the best games valve has made besides the half life games. But thing is though you will rage and it does have quite a bit things you have to buy and use.
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( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game to battle online! Easy to play but hard to compete against others... Recommend it
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( 1,604.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
First, I want to say this, I love this game. It's my absolute favourite, and I play it nearly every day. By no means is this a bad game, in fact, I'd say it's probably one of the best on Steam. However, due to the recent treatment of this game from VALVe and it's fans, I can't recommend anyone to play this game.

This is going to be a long review, and I'll be trying to keep this in points. If you get through this, kudos to you. And if you are reading this, it probably means you have some care for this game, and that you see it does have issues.

The Community

By far probably the biggest and most important point I'll be making. The TF2 community is toxic, perhaps worse than even the CoD community. When I first started playing the game three years ago there was already a huge stigma against free-to-play players. Anyone who wears no hats or the gibus is immediately considered a noob, and is spammed with "bad" or Le Lennys. Furthermore, people on your own team will refuse to assist you (healing you, putting you out when you're on fire, etc) when you need it. Even though the stigma was bad three years ago, it's gotten EVEN WORSE recently. People will literally be kicked from a server for not having hats, regardless of how good that person may be.

Furthermore, you can't join a server anymore that's not full of trolls or jerks who spam binds or just have to act like complete ♥♥♥♥♥. Granted, there are a few people on servers who are pretty great. Occassionally you'll definitely find some great friends. Most of my best friends are people I met in the TF2 community, but there are FAR more toxic members of this community who're more than willing to completely ruin your day for the sole reason of a reaction.

Since TF2 went free-to-play there has been a problem with small kids. Though going free-to-play also allowed many people to get into the game, including myself, it's allowed many children to easily get into the game as well. Which makes the community even worse, as older players argue with the younger ones, and younger players don't fully understand the concept of playing. Most kids (that I've met), will want to either be friendly, as to avoid being killed, or play games like hide-n-seek. This completely ruins the flow of gameplay and turns a server full of mercs into a complete moan and rage fest.


TF2 has never been balanced, and never will be. It's hard to balance weapons, especially when there are so many of them to manage. But recently TF2 has been way more unbalanced than it's ever been. There are weapons that are direct upgrades to the stock (I'm looking at you, Third Degree) and there are weapons that have absolutely no use. VALVe's tried to fix this by either over-buffing or over-nerfing items. A huge example of this was the Baby Faces Blaster and the Phlogistinator. The Baby Faces Blaster was considered overpowered for a long time and so VALVe nerfed it to be almost unusable, to the point where I never see it in pubs. The phlogistinator, which, has been considered overpowered in the past, even though I always considered it to be a downgrade, got buffed EXTREMELY hard in the Tough Break update. Some of these updates and weapons feel like they weren't even tested or given some sort of thought before they were implemented.

Team stacking is another issue that VALVe hasn't even tried to fix. Sure, servers do have an autobalance feature, but this only focuses on whether a team has the same or a close to even amount of players. But you could have one team full of people with 2000 hours playing against a team of people who have all just downloaded the game. And the scramble feature hardly works half the time, to where you may get scrambled and have the EXACT SAME team you had prior.


It's become very clear to me, and many other members of the TF2 community that this game is not a large priority of VALVe's anymore. It is hardly updated, the updates that do come out are uncreative, and the TF Team refuses to remove/implement features that have been requested for years. Random crits are the stupidest feature the TF Team has ever come up with, and the community has been requesting their removal for years and they still haven't been removed. And, the outcry against Gun Mettle's weapon skins was HUGE! By far it was the worst update for TF2 EVER. Yet, not only did the TF Team not learn from their mistake, but they made the same mistake again... TWICE! Gun Mettle, Invasion, and Tough Break all had amazing potential, yet were blown because of having to buy a stupid pass to earn crappy skins or cases to spend even more money to open them. This is crappy, slimy business practice and it is ruining this game.

Furthermore, gamemodes that are loved by fans, like Mann Vs. Machine or Midieval Mode are completely neglected and untouched. The community even put together an update centered around Mann Vs. Machine, with new weapons, australiums, unusual effects, cosmetics and maps and it was rejected. (I'm talking, of course, about Iron Gauntlet) This was so anticipated by fans yet VALVe doesn't want to implement it and instead chooses to ignore TF2 and not update it for 7 months!? Shame on you VALVe.

In Conclusion

I don't hate TF2, it is, and likely will remain, my favourite game for a very long time. But untill some of the issues I talked about in this game are fixed, and VALVe and the community start to treat this game the way it deserves, I can't recommend it to anyone. It truly hurts me to have to write such a negative review for a game I love so much over and over and over again, but I can never really get out what I really want to say about this game to truly make it better.

I honestly wish I could be on the developement team of this game, as I have such a passion for it, so that I could make this game what it deserves to be and give the fans what they want. But this game is becoming more and more of a lifeless shell of its former self and I hope that the TF Team can start seeing it and bring this game up from what it is now.

I'm sorry TF2, but please get yourself together. #TF2Change4Good
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( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
It's like Overwatch for poor people.
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( 41.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Can i restart my achievements ant items?
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( 1,000.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
its ok, but better the more hats you buy!
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( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
The first time I tried this game was actually in 2011 and I've got to say I love this game! Overall I think this game has improved a lot since its first released and is still one of the best free FPS games out there. x) I strongly recommend first time Steam users to play this game!
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( 1,191.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I like it
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603 of 741 people (81%) found this review helpful
894 people found this review funny
332.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Few years ago, I asked my friend to play Team Fortress 2. However he said that he doesn't like the game, stating that the game looks cartoonish and he doesn't like its gameplay.

Last week, he asked me to play Overwatch.
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147 of 160 people (92%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
4,257.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
After Playing this game for 4000+ Hours now, I can definitely say that this game is addicting.

Do you like FPS games with normal gamemode like Control Points, Attack and Defense, Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and much more?
Do you like Class based games?
Do you like being able to Customize your characters to your liking (and lose all your money in the process)?

Then TF2 will get your attention.

Being a 9 Class based First Person Shooter with Comic Art this Game offers huge variety at all times. With over 250+ free unlockable weapons and 1000+ Cosmetic items this game always offers something diffrent in case you get bored. The game tended to update regularly however as years passed Valve has taken it slow with updating the game. In the few recent Months however Valve seems to be returning to TF2, updating it more often with unexpected changes and with Competitive Matchmaking on the corner even trys to balance the game more for both Public and Competitive game mode.
Being a Free to Play game that Valve has to make money with somehow this Game obviously features microtransactions, however everything (Aside from Keys for Crates) that is in the Shop can be found during normal gameplay eliminating Pay to Win. (Crates and Keys are used to get Strange Quallity items and Unusual items that fuction identically to their Unique counterpart. Just with a side effect such as Counting the Kills you make with that weapon (Strange) or adding a cool effect to you Cosmetics and even Weapons (Unusual))

This game is a lot of fun Playing alone. However it's even more fun Playing it with friends.
Even though I've stopped playing the game at this point because I think its time for me to move on. I can still highly recommend this game to anyone. It's was fun while it lasted, thanks to everyone who played this game with me, I'll never forget the time I put into this game.

Peace, may the Phlog Pyro be with you.
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192 of 242 people (79%) found this review helpful
211 people found this review funny
845.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
How people see tf2:
1-10 hours: Look mummy this reminds me of Tom And Jerry Xddd
10-50 hours: Oh look i just found 10 euros tf2 weapon, i can sell it irl and be rich, fagola.
50-100 hours: I'm not p2p
100-200 hours: Hats, hats, hats, hats!!!...
200-500 hours: I wasted so much money...
500-2000 hours: I love to ♥♥♥♥ people off.
2000-20k hours: lol idk
20k-30k: dead
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294 of 411 people (72%) found this review helpful
435 people found this review funny
1,083.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Before I played:
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64 of 74 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is one the games that you really have to try, it is Free to Play (F2P) and has an outstanding unique first-person shooter (FPS) style. Unlike most FPS that is played competitively, it focuses more on fun and especially humor. TF2 has a various types of character classes and game modes, a bunch of maps and hats (yes you read it right, HATS!).


TF2 is fun yet a challenging game, it has a rich gameplay and a huge community. It is composed of two opposing factions represented by the name of these companies, the Reliable Excavation & Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU) which are mercenaries hired by two opposing brothers. Players can choose any classes, characters and the side they represent to compete against the opposing team through certain missions/objectives per game mode.


Unlike most FPS games, TF2 has a lot of good game modes, every game mode has a different and unique play style which makes the game interesting. Other game modes are still in beta stage thus small bugs might occur but overall it has a decent maps, objectives and team play. Here's a list of game modes and its respective mission/objective:
  • Capture the Flag - Each team has their own intelligence briefcases that they have to protect from the opposing team, the main objective is to capture enemy's intelligence until they reach the game's capture limit.
  • Control Point - Game mode based on control points where you capture enemy points and protect each point from being captured.
  • Territorial Control - Game mode based on "point to point" where you must capture the enemy point and defend yours, points gets randomly selected in a different place to protect or to capture.
  • Payload - A series of checkpoints where you have to get the cart to the final point while the enemies tries to stop you.
  • Arena - A tactical mode whereas teams fight under pressure in a smaller maps for shorter matches. A control point is found at the center of the map, where you have to capture without being killed.
  • King of the Hill - like the "Arena", it focuses on a single control point where you have to capture till 3 minutes or defend the point before the enemy takes full control of the point.
  • Payload Race - Each team will be given a cart for teams to push and compete and defend the point against the other team.
  • Medieval Mode - There will be a number of points like the "Control Point" but both teams can only choose from a set list of allowed weapons.
  • Special Delivery - A unique game mode where both teams must capture a neutral briefcase, the team who takes it first must bring it to a specified area of the map while the opposing team must stop them defending the area. Once the briefcase drops, enemy team can't take it but rather defend the briefcase from being taken.
  • Mann vs. Machine - Another unique game mode where a team of three or six player must defend the Mann Co's strongholds from a wave of raging robots that carries a bomb.
  • Robot Destruction - A beta map where teams must destroy the opposing team's robots and collect the Power Cores to earn points. After gaining points, a Reactor Core appears that can be stolen by the opposing team.
  • Mannpower - Teams must capture the enemy's intelligence briefcase while adding a twist in game with grappling hooks and 12 unique power-ups.
  • PASS Time - Another beta map that has a football like game play. Team must take hold of the jack to throw it to the opposing team's goal.
  • Player Destruction - A game mode created by the community where players must collect bottles of beer from killed enemies and jumping to the UFO after. Once a player gets killed they will drop their held beers that can be taken by both teams.
The best map for beginners would be King of the Hill, its simple yet fun.

Classes and Characters:

Most FPS games focuses more on weapons and less on characters, in TF2 you can get to choose 9 different characters with unique roles and special abilities. The game is created to have fun thus expect a unique approach on certain abilities. Here's a list of classes and characters with their respective roles and characteristics:

  • Offense (good for veterans)
  1. Scout - A fast and agile character that can capture and pushes cart faster than any characters, has a special ability that can jump twice in mid air. Equipped with scatter gun, pistol and a baseball bat.
  2. Soldier - Slower but durable character that uses a rocket launcher, shotgun and a shovel. He can use his rocket launcher to launch himself into the air (not into the outer space) with the cost of his health for a better aiming with style (seems ironic).
  3. Pyro - A pyromaniac that uses flamethrower, fire axe and a shotgun, they can blast it to an ally to extinguish fire or use it to an enemy to gain distance.
  • Defense (good for advanced players)
  1. Demoman - A character that uses explosives to defend an area. Equipped with granade, sticky bomb and a bottle.
  2. Heavy - Slow but can sustain and deal a huge amount of damage. Equipped with an enormous mini-gun, a shotgun and its own fist to strike.
  3. Engineer - A character that can build and destroy machines capable of defending with sentry gun, a teleport machine and a health and ammo dispenser. Equipped with a Shotgun, a pistol and a wrench.
  • Support (good for beginners)
  1. Medic - A doctor that his main role is to heal his allies, healing allies can grant ÜberCharge that can boost him and his healed ally. Equipped with Medi gun, syringe and a bonesaw.
  2. Sniper - A sniper that can kill enemies with one shot from afar. Equips with a sniper rifle (what would you expect, a laser beam?), a submachine gun and a kukri (a starter pack good for campers).
  3. Spy - A character that sneaks into the enemy's back and strikes with a knife, has a special ability that can turn himself invisible to the enemies eyes and can destroy machines easily. Equipped with a pistol, a watch that can make himself invisible, an elctronic sapper that can take down machines easily, a device hidden in a cigarette case that cloak himself into an enemy character, a revolver and a butterfly knife or balisong (originated from the Philippines) that can kill with one stab if used properly. (absolutely not for newbies)
Classes, Characters and team can be changed while the game is in progress. This can be done by pressing ", (comma)" to change class and character and by pressing ". (period)" to change team.


Just like most FPS games, TF2 uses the standard keyboard set-up which is the basic WASD (forward, move left, backward and move right) movement, R to reload, Q for last weapon used and etc. Mouse is used to aim (point), shoot (left-click), use every character's special skill (right-click) and to change weapon (mouse wheel up or down). The controls are smooth and comfortable, weapons can be changed through the keyboard with keys: 1, 2 and 3/4, 5 and 6 or through the mouse button by scrolling up or down.

  • Artistic Character Design
  • Free and easy to play
  • Up to 3 different classes and 9 different characters to choose from
  • Humorous and fun without pressure
  • Good reward system
  • New players might find this game challenging
  • You might get bored after some time

The game is good to have fun and to kill some time but with more FPS games coming around its hard to keep up. I recommend this game for non competitive ones and for those who just want to play a good F2P FPS game, it has smooth and comfortable controls with decent character model and animation. Overall, this game is unique and better than any other FPS games, it has a strong game play and outstanding maps but if you are into a more competitive side, this game is simply not for you but absolutely worth the try.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
54.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
*saw TF2 is 75% discount on sale*
*TF2 is free 2 play*
*bought it for free on 75% discount*

10/10 would buy a free discount F2P again.
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303 of 475 people (64%) found this review helpful
231 people found this review funny
1,508.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Team Fortress 2 > Overwatch.

TF2 that Overwatch that Dont have:
Fun weapons
Crutch loadouts
Cod Kids
More Lennies
Twerking Demomen
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1,358.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I have playd years of Avp1, avp2 and Counterstrike. before i tryed this out. At first i left the game after about 30h, but when i started playing this again, i noticed how amazing game it is.

The humor in this game is best ive seen in ANY fps multiplayer, and once you have played for a while, you can notice communications while playing whitout anyone even using any words. (people use voice communications/gestures to really complex lengths) (+you can start massive sandvich eating fests whit pootis heavies, and throw freakking ♥♥♥♥ at people before killing and taunting at them xD)

But it isnt just about the humor, when trying to become good in this game, youll notice how there are skills in this game that other games of the same gengre dont have as much. Learning these skills, (rocket jumping, spys mindtricks, building placements etc. is extremely hard but rewarding) Also the character responsibilty in competetive game is quite massive.

And then there is the humongously large itemworld, you can create character sets from so many items, that its extremely rare to find someone whit exact same set.
You can earn items by random drops by just playing, and crafting them to better ones later on. Or you can play MvM tours to get quite rare ones, or open boxes.
And the best part is that the items do not give you better stats, instead they give you option to play differently.

Summary: Youll get grazy action like no other, skills hilarious comedy, the community is the best ive seen in a game this popular, and free updates that have been distributed for many years.

Best of all, its Fun to play and competetive at the same time.
Cheers GabeN
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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1,598.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed and published by Valve. Released in 2007, Team Fortress 2 is the second most popular game, amassing 20.3 million registered users who have played over 1.4 billion hours. Similar to its predecessors, Team Fortress 2 is focused around two opposing teams (RED and BLU) competing for a combat-based principal objective which can range from capturing the flag to pushing the cart. The marriage of the highly stylised retro-spy presentation and the fast-paced action from each game mode provides a refined and approachable game-play which results in a gorgeous and endlessly fun experience, even when you’re losing.

Team Fortress 2 features nine classes, categorised into offence, defence, and support roles. Each class has strengths and weaknesses and must work with other classes to be efficient and accomplish goals, encouraging strategy and promoting teamwork. The unique classes the game offers stand out with distinct personalities and fulfil specific roles whilst simultaneously being flexible to adapt to fluctuating situations, therefore, the applicability of each class persists throughout each game mode regardless of the predicament.

The diversity of Team Fortress 2 is further emphasized once users have upgraded to a premium account as they will have access to several perks including the ability to trade their items to other players. The trading community of Team Fortress 2 is a completely dissimilar experience to the usual frag-fest. Not only will purchasing hats enhance the appearance of each playable class, but continuous profit and investment of items can also introduce the perspective of being productive and efficient whilst simultaneously dominating your opponents’ in-game. Don’t believe me? In 2011, the hat economy of Team Fortress 2 was valued at approximately $50 million.

Unfortunately this isn’t a perfect game and, as expected, has several defects. One of the typical criticism towards this first-person shooter is the community it has built which is perceived as ‘toxic’. Although this class-based classic is still persevering into its seventh year thanks to its lively and creative community, I must admit from personal experience that on some servers you will encounter players who will berate you for unwitting breaches of etiquette. However, this misleading stigma is diminished by the majority of players who simply make the experience more enjoyable and congenial (Shout-out to the (>NUTTER’S<) at Lazytown – You guys are the best!). Just remember: if it weren’t for the deep knowledge and passion from the community, this game may well have dwindled away and passed into obsolescence years ago.

In conclusion, this is a game which I can simply describe as fun. The combination of the whacky, off-the-wall cartoon style and the perfect integration of classes, level design and accessibility provides an exceptional class-based multiplayer action. And noticing how the game ingeniously frames your relationship with other players makes me comfortable giving this game a 9/10.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
-Joined A co-op Mann vs Machine Game on the map Ghost Town
-Medic says "Say medic if you want me to uber charge you"
-*Spams the e button and spams medic*
-Medic says 'You keep on spamming me if you keep spamming im gonna heal the pyro instead of you
-*Stops spamming*
-*Medic heals pyro*
-*Spams Medic! again*
-Medic rages in voice chat and blames the loss on me
-Gets kicked
-Friend spams Medic!
-Medic leaves

10/10 Would be kicked again

Recent update: This medic later accepted my friend request......
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