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Team Fortress 2 (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (59 votes) 4.2

The Press Says

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Gaming since 198x
Malgré un manque évident en maps, force est de constater que le fun est bel et bien présent et que le jeu est agréable à l'oeil. Si certaines classes demandent un apprentissage un peu plus long que d'autres, aucune n'exige d'y passer douze heures avant de commencer à en saisir toutes les subtilités. Le gameplay sans faille, l'humour omniprésent et la mécanique bien rodée permettent au joueur occasionnel comme au hardcore de s'éclater, et c'est bien là l'essentiel. Si vous préférez les titres plus techniques au gameplay riche et élaboré, vous regarderez probablement plus du côté de Quake Wars, mais il serait dommage de bouder une bonne grosse partie de Team Fortress 2 de temps à autres tellement il est difficile de s'y ennuyer. Surtout à ce prix...
Not since the 2002 release of Battlefield 1942 has a multiplayer game stormed the GameSpy offices like Team Fortress 2. Maybe it's the new cartoon-like art style, or the tight maps that keep the action humming along, or maybe it's just been too long since we've had a proper successor to Team Fortress Classic. Whatever the case, Team Fortress 2 has a near-perfect blend of fast action combined with depth and variety that will keep it in heavy rotation around here for a long time to come.
When the biggest flaw of the game is that it gets a bit repetitive after the first hundred or so hours of play, you know you have something special. Definitely a classic, at least among those who just want mindless fun instead of the more skill-intensive action provided by something like Counter-Strike: Source.
Cheat Code Central
The controls are excellent, regardless of which character you are controlling. They are tight, accurate, and context sensitive. The voiceovers are extremely well done, bringing each character's quirkiness to life. There isn't a lot of in-game music, but there's so much action and sound effects going off you won't miss it. When it does kick it, it just sounds that much better. Team Fortress 2 is a must-buy. It's the most fun you'll have being shot at in a long time.
Kokonaisuutena Team Fortress 2 on kiinnostavin verkkomoninpeli pitkään aikaan. Se on harkittu, tyylikäs ja hallitussa kaaoksessaan tuottaa tilanteita, jotka aidosti pakottavat nauramaan. Aiemmin mainitun yksinkertaistuksen lisäksi pientä kritiikkiä voi kohdistaa kalma-ajastimeen (spawn timer), joka hidastaa välillä harmillisesti pelin virtausta. Nämä ovat kuitenkin varsin pieniä varjoja paratiisissa. Team Fortress 2:n odotusaika on ollut pitkä, mutta lopputuloksen valossa kehityskaari on ollut oikeutettu. TF2 on lähes loputon lähde kertomuksille yllättävistä tapahtumasarjoista, nurin kääntyneestä sotaonnesta ja puhtaasta pitelemättömästä sekasorrosta. Kun näillä kertomuksilla haluaa piinata asiasta mitään tietämättömiä kanssaihmisiään, on selvää, että pelissä on tehty jotain oikein.
In the end, Team Fortress 2 is a highly polished work of art with so many unique characteristics that it’s easy for it to stand out as one of the best available. From the maps, to the weapons, to the characters it shines like a bright gem. If you love multiplayer gameplay, go get this game; if you love simgleplayer as well then go buy the Orange Box which includes 3 full games for the same price as one.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Het is even wachten, maar dan heb je ook wat. Volop variatie en soepele gameplay in een geweldig gestileerd jasje.
Beau sans être gourmand, varié et tactique sans être compliqué, Team Fortress 2 est une réussite totale, qui plus est à prix réduit. Certes, ce n'est qu'un shoot réseau avec un gameplay classique, mais tout est tellement bien pensé et peaufiné qu'il y a de quoi s'amuser des heures à explorer toutes les techniques vicelardes offertes par neuf classes très différentes et bien équilibrées. Pendant que les autres shoots 3D se lancent dans la surenchère de polygones, d’armes et de véhicules, les développeurs de TF2 se sont concentrés sur le plaisir brut du frag et la profondeur de jeu. Ça paye.
Game Kudos
If you have a PC, then there's no excuse; you need this game. Everything works together incredibly well, creating a package that trumpets fun and creativity over the beige, boring shooters of gaming's modern age. It's simple, yet ingeniosly so: you're given a gun and some ammunition, and you're off. Everything seems to melt together, combining super smooth visuals with hillarious audio and incredibly entertaining gameplay to create a package that is just about as near to perfection as you can get. If you're jonesing for some multiplayer action, then look no further, because you've found the best on offer.
Avid Gamer
Even if team based FPS’s aren’t your thing, Team Fortress 2 is still worth the look. For fans on the original it may not be the game it was, but its extravagance is extremely difficult to ignore. If you’re into multiplayer games then this is a highly recommended title. Being an online title it can only get better which is fantastic news for a brilliant game.
"Team Fortress 2" is a wonderful achievement from Valve. It may be short on content, but the promise of new, regular, free maps is excellent, and the gameplay and visual style is just so fantastic that the whole game is a joy to play, and is frankly a surprise hit as part of the 'Orange Box'. TF2 probably won't be the first game you try in the Orange Box, but it may well be the best game in there!
UOL Jogos
Ao lado da modalidade multiplayer de "Halo 3", "Team Fortress 2" é a melhor opção para os amantes de jogos de tiro online da temporada. Sua nova roupagem cartunizada prova que o gênero não precisa se limitar ao realismo e à temática militar para impressionar. A diversão é praticamente ilimitada, mesmo que o jogo não disponha de muitas modalidades. Os cenários bem elaborados aliados às diferentes classes de personagens permitem que você descubra novas táticas de combate a cada rodada. Não tenha dúvidas, "Team Fortress 2" é o remédio ideal para matar o tédio.
GameStar (Germany)
Team Fortress 2 ist so fantastisch, dass ich stets vor Freude doppelspringen möchte, wenn ich darüber erzähle. Es ist witzig, wo andere Multiplayer-Spiele bierernst sind, es ist überzeichnet, wo andere Multiplayer-Spiele grau, grün und militärisch sind. Und es ist so verflixt schlau! Die Klassen sind schlau designt, die Level sind es. Und die Spieler sind es woeiso. Team Fortress 2 ist nicht nur ein würdiger Nachfolger meines Lieblings TFC, Team Fortress 2 macht die Online-Shooter-Welt zu einer besseren, weil bunteren.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
In contrast with other, less accessible team-based FPS games, TF2's clever concoction of classes, artistic choices and relationship trackers help you establish effective attack and defence routines almost without the need for voice communication (although it, and finger-bending voice-command menus, are present). The good thing about that instinctive adaptation is that it allows you to slot onto public servers without feeling self-conscious, but the further you progress the more likely you are to experiment with tougher classes, and the more strategic depth you uncover. The victor, in every situation, is simply the team who adapted best first. Where we perhaps expected baffling complexity, instead we've got a game that rewards mental agility, but doesn't struggle to cultivate it.
Despite a few rough edges, the crazy style and fast paced action are more than enough to keep the fun and excitement going. Despite its flaws, Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games around.
The "finished" TF2 is finally in our hands and it definitely held up to its years of development. The action is fast-paced and furious, the game's presentation is hilarious and exciting and the gameplay is very easily approachable. Experiment with a few classes or stick with one, but do anything to get your hands on TF2. It'll be an online experience you won't forget.
Team Fortress 2 ist ein richtig guter Multiplayer-Shooter. Die Klassenauswahl samt ihrer Fähigkeiten, die coole Grafik und der Humor machen Team Fortress 2 einzigartig im Bereich der Multiplayer-Action. Allerdings hat das Spiel auch einen kleinen Haken. Denn nicht nur das es nur sechs Maps gibt, die man nach ein oder zwei Abenden alle gut kennt, sind auch die Spielmodi ein wenig eingeschränkt. Hier kann man nur hoffen, dass bald die kreativen Fans neues Futter heranschaffen. Ein Wort noch zur Zensur. Natürlich hat diese auch hier gegriffen, im Gegensatz zum Hauptprogramm fällt sie hier aber wirklich nicht ins Gewicht. Die übertriebenen Blutfontänen passen eigentlich gar nicht zu dem "putzigen" Spielgeschehen. In der deutschen Version fliegen Sprungfedern und andere metallische Gegenstände vom sterbenden Charakter. Klar, angenehmer wäre es, wenn man als erwachsener Zocker auch hier die Wahl hätte, im Gegensatz zu Episode 2 kann man hier aber locker mit dieser Art der Zensur leben.
Team Fortress 2 on komea, turbovauhdilla jytäävä tiimiräiskintä, jossa siniset ja punaiset taistelevat ja kuolevat abstraktien päämäärien puolesta.
Team Fortress 2 is finally available, and it's one hell of a game. With its powerful artistic style and blazingly quick, yet accessible gameplay, it's enough to melt the icy cynicism imprisoning the hearts of even the most jaded among us. That being said, it's not the most complex shooter out there, and lacks bot support for now. Still, the game's got enough to it to last for a long while, and there's a statistics system built into Steam to help keep track of everything. Buy it, load it up and let loose. It's near-impossible to be disappointed.
Valve has done a fantastic job creating and balancing the maps, classes, and other game elements that are within their control. Still, Team Fortress 2 is a purely multiplayer game and, as such, lives and dies by the team. Most of the time you'll find yourself well matched, but the inherent uncertainty of the game can make for some vexing sessions. Your best move is to seek out friends and servers that are least likely to yield such sessions, and then enjoy the fertile battlegrounds that Team Fortress 2 so expertly cultivates. You'd be remiss not to reap this harvest.
PC Games (Germany)
Counter-Strike hab ich so verbissen gespielt, bis man mich von Servern bannte - in dem Glauben, ich würde cheaten. Klingt arrogant, stimmt aber. Und damit klingt's noch arroganter. Ich hör jetzt auf. Bei Team Fortress 2 wird mir das jedenfalls nicht passieren. Erstens bin ich nicht gut genug und zweitens das Spiel auch nicht. Aber es reißt mich gerade so stark mit, dass ich viele Monate in der chaotischen Zeichentrickwelt herumballern werde - zu schön das Level-Design, die Atmospähre, die Spielbarkeit. Bloß der Umfang stimmt mich sauer: Sechs Karten sind mager, seien sie noch so ausgefeilt. Auf der Gegenseite immerhin eine Vielfalt an Charakterklassen und daraus resultierenden Taktiken. Die Zeit wird's richten, Modder stehen bestimmt schon mit dem Software-Entwicklungskit bereit.
Quoi qu'il en soit, Team Fortress 2 reste une très agréable bouffée d'air frais dans un milieu envahi par des titres qui se prennent tous plus au sérieux les uns que les autres. Comme quoi, éclater d'un rire franc après s'être fait déchiqueter par un adversaire, c'est encore possible.
Mana Pool
After many hours playing, Team Fortress’ delightful satire of war is always a joy. The free content keeps being released and Valve have no plans to stop. The community is strong and empowered. They make maps, submit items, have dedicated servers with all sorts of support, from stat tracking and clans. There’s enough balance for professional players and a smooth enough learning curve for noobs like me. Whether you consider yourself a serious gamer or just like to have a laugh and have never played an online FPS, I would recommend TF2 to you. The community is far more mature than most console online offerings and far less elitist than games like Counterstrike, but with that comes the expectation that you will be a team player and communicate well, or just play a sniper.