Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. This is one of the first multiplayer team-based first-person shooter in 2007 afterward Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch was popular team-based shooter in 2016. Team Fortress 2 is a red vs blue team game featuring an all-male cast (include one female) with military classes.
The original Team Fortress was a free mod for Quake and Half-Life using the GoldSrc Engine. Valve originally planned for a modern warfare aesthetic which featuring a command system, parachute dropping and network voice but the team uses parametric animation for smoother movements and improve performance.
The gameplay is your typical old school first-person shooter you are either on the blue or red team. There are up to 32 players on a map and The Administrator (voiced by Ellen McClain) serve as an announcer in the game and she is one the most obnoxious announcer I ever heard. Nine characters to choose from Offense (The Scout, The Soldier, and Pyro), Defense (The Demoman, The Heavy, The Engineer) and Support (The Medic, The Sniper and The Spy) each characters have unique abilities and traits.
There are several game modes to choose from you can play casual or competitive. Your choice of game is Obtain the Team’s intelligence, Secure a Control Point, King of The Hill, Escort the Payload, Mann Vs Machine, Arena Deathmatch and more. Training mode for beginners if you are new to the game. You earn points in-game by winning and special conditions such as guiding the payload and grabbing the intelligence.
You earn special items to customization your character on your layout. The graphics of the game is cartoon style with Source Engine such inspired by 20-century illustrations artist such as J. C. Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell and Norman Rockwell with dynamic lighting and shadow. If you are a fan of team-based shooters this is the game for you. Team Fortress 2 is free-to-play and it’s available on Steam.