About the Product
- Nine unique character classes, each providing a completely unique play experience for players of varying skills.
- Advanced graphics that offers a unique game environment while providing game information within the visuals.
- Support for up to 24 players.
- Introduces new multiplayer game modes and support for voice chat.
- Automatic updates – Stop wasting time looking for patches or new content.
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Built around multiplayer battles of two teams, Reliable Excavation Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU), representing competing construction teams, players choose between two game modes: capture the flag (CTF) and a control point mode. In CTF the objective is to obtain a briefcase of intelligence from the enemy team's base and return it to their own base while preventing the opposing team from doing the same. In the control point mode the objective is similar, only related to holding particular territories. To be successful in either the most important thing is to understand and use each character class in the best way possible.A Game That's a Class Operation
Unlike other "class-based" games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 features a wide variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills. All nine playable character classes from the original game are available and although a few of these, like the Medic and Heavy generally work well with any mix of characters, overall each have particular strengths in offensive, defensive and support capacities. Each also will respond dynamically with different comical dialogue when in combat.The full character classes include:
- Pyro - An offensive class with average damage tolerance, Pyros are armed with a flamethrower, shotgun and a fire axe.
- Engineer - A defensive class with a low threshold for damage, Engineers can upgrade weapons and equipment and are armed with a shotgun, a pistol and a wrench.
- Spy - Used for sabotage the Spy carries a revolver, a butterfly knife, an electronic zapper and a diguise kit.
- Heavy - Tough on offense and defense the Heavy's weapons are the minigun, the shotgun and his fists.
- Sniper - A support class with low damage tolerance, the Sniper is armed with a sniper rifle, a submachine gun and a machete.
- Scout - The Scout is fast but susceptible to damage. His weapons are a sawed off shotgun, a pistol and a baseball bat.
- Soldier - A slow, but a powerful offensive class, the soldier wields a rocket launcher, a shotgun and a spade.
- Demoman - A defense class with an average amount of protection, the Demoman is armed with a remotely detonated sticky bomb and a bottle of Scotch.
- Medic - Medics keep other characters alive and are armed with a healing 'medigun,' a syringe-firing launcher and a bone saw.
|Minimum Specifications:||Recommended Specifications:|
|Processor:||1.7 Ghz Processor||Pentium 4 Processor (3.0 Ghz or better)|
|RAM:||512 MB RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Video Card:||DirectX 8 level Graphics card||DirectX 9 level Graphics card|
|Other:||DVD-ROM Drive/Mouse/Keyboard/Internet Connection|
Top Customer Reviews
In spite of its title, Team Fortress 2 is in fact the third iteration in the Team Fortress series, which is known for being the first class-based multiplayer first-person shooter. When it was announced way back in 1999, Team Fortress 2 was supposed to have a highly realistic art direction, but along the way that decision was dropped in favour of a highly stylized art direction. The result is that TF2 looks like no other first person shooter on the market today. Valve has used some clever shading techniques to make both the characters and environments look like cartoon characters, with exaggerated anatomy, bright colours and incredible facial animation.
The audio is similarly inspired. While weapon and impact noises are as good as you would expect them to be, what really shines is the speech and music. The game has a consistent musical theme, and jingles that wouldn't sound out of place in a '60s spy thriller play at the start and end of each round. The characters themselves emote with gusto. Each character has three different unique taunts, and several context-sensitive voice clips that can be triggered at the push of a key.Read more ›
All in all, this game is super fun and highly addicting. If there is any question in your mind about if it's worth it, just download it from Steam and try it out for free. If you get to the point where you need the trading, bigger backpack, then purchase the retail version from Amazon ($10 cheaper than Steam last time I checked).
It took my friends a lot of convincing to get me to try Team Fortress 2 after I bought a pack that contained it.
I'm glad I did. I joined just before the Gold Rush Update, the first major update the game received back in 2008.
Team Fortress 2 is a team-based, class-based first person shooter. Stylistically, it's set in a 1960-ish evil genius type universe. Think Dr. No.
Since the review title mentions balances, I feel I must mention both the good things and bad things about the game. I'll list the Bad points first.
1. Requires a Steam account.
2. It's quite common to have one team steamroll the other. The game mitigated this recently by adding an automatic team scramble if one team is doing considerably better after two map goal completions. These goals depend on the map type.
3. When you first start the game, the classes may seem unbalanced. Those darn Snipers headshot you from half-way across the map! Those spies come out of nowhere to backstab you!
4. You are at a severe disadvantage if you don't know the layout of maps.
5. Starting players do not have all the weapons that long-time players have. For example, my account has every standard weapon in the game. I have a choice between 3 weapons/items for nearly every class in all 3 slots. Note: 3 items for each class are unlockable through achievements.
6. Teams can have too many of a single class. On most maps, 1-2 Spies and 1-2 Snipers is enough. More than that in a 12-player team tends to be detrimental.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Guys, it says it's a "collector's item". This physical copy of the game is just for show. We already know that the game is free to play now, but still this isn't meant to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zen D.
This game is FREE on Steam, which is FREE to download and install from Valve. The game itself is 5 stars, but don't get scammed for something that is FREE elsewhere.Published 6 months ago by Jakob
This game is now Free To Play on Steam. It is fun, fast paced, and FPS!!!!!. I highly recommend this amazing game.Published 18 months ago by Terri Baker