Team Fortress 2
An online multiplayer shooter game by Valve
- Category Multiplayer
- Program license Free
- Version 2.1.0
- Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
- Program available in English
- Program by Valve
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When it was first released in 2007, Team Fortress 2 received raved reviews from gamers and quickly became one of the most popular strategy games around. In the last few years technology has come a long way and dozens of great games have been released. Read on to discover if Team Fortress 2 still has what it takes to satisfy.
The main premise of the game involves two teams of players battling against each other to capture points and complete tasks. There are nine playable classes and the way that they interact is interesting and engaging. The characters and overall concept of Team Fortress 2 have been very well developed, providing players with plenty to keep them interested.
In addition to certain quirks and personality traits, characters such as the cunning medic, the speedy scout and the sneaky spy all have their own unique weapons and abilities. Although all the characters are on the same team in theory, they can easily start fighting with each other as their personalities class and even turn traitor and stab one of their teammates in the back.
Attacks come when you least expect them and the wide choice of weapons that are available means that you never quite know which weapons to defend your players against. This helps to make the game much more interesting and ensures that you will always stay on your toes. On many occasions you may think you are luring your enemy into a trap only to discover that they saw you coming a long time ago and you are actually the one in danger.
Games can customise their experience if they choose by purchasing a wide range of items from the online store. These include weapons and various other items that the characters can use to help them win the game and capture their enemy. Give your characters a smart new look by dressing them up in shirts, hats, shoes and other gear or even splash out on a special Halloween costume.
The cooperative mode known as Mann vs. Machine also offers a new twist to the gaming experience. Several human players can team up to prevent robotic characters from bring a bomb to your base. You will earn money for destroying the robots and you then use this money to upgrade your weapons and attributes and enhance your chances of winning the game.
Unlike many games of this type, figuring out how to play Team Fortress 2 is very simple. This means that new players do not need to spend a lot of time following tutorials and learning complicated manoeuvres and can start having fun straight away. Learning the ropes can almost be as much fun as actually playing the game, while extra hints and tips can also be accessed during the game as and when you need them.
Players should note that it takes around twenty seconds to respawn. This can seem like an eternity when you are gripped by the fast paced action of the game and can be rather frustrating. However, this is one of the only weak spots in the game and there are plenty of other great features to make up for this.
Team Fortress 2 offers plenty to keep players interested and the varied game play means that you will want to keep returning for more action and excitement.
- A unique game concept
- The graphics are stunning
- Easy for new players to understand
- The game is generally very stable
- The world and models is very detailed
- There is a bit too much reliance on other players
- There are not enough maps
- It takes too long to respawn