Team Fortress Classic
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One of the most popular online action games of all time, Team Fortress Classic features over nine character classes -- from Medic to Spy to Demolition Man -- enlisted in a unique style of online team warfare. Each character class possesses unique weapons, items, and abilities, as teams compete online in a variety of game play modes.
Quite entertainingGmen | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
This is essentially a remake of the original Team Fortress, a mod for Quake which was around years earlier.
It originally started out life itself as a mod for Half-Life, like many Valve games, and sees you selecting a side: red or blue. From there you can choose your class, and each class has different set weapons (you can’t swap them for something else) as well as unique abilities – the engineer for example can build turrets which can then defend an area autonomously, until they are destroyed. Engineers can also manufacture ammunition for the rest of the team, and repair armour.
The objective depends on the game mode. You might have to control enemy territory, thereby defeating the opposing side and winning the match, or capture their flag and return it to your base. This is much like any other side versus side game, like Quake 3 Arena, but the class system that Q3A lacks adds an extra element to it: team work. Each player has a role to fulfil, and by working together and using your class’s skills at maximum efficiency, you will stand a better chance of winning.
This is the original class-based multiplayer game, and paved the way for many others, like Day of Defeat and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, straight through to Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Team Fortress 2.
It's hard to recommend this title because it is outdated and Team Fortress 2, the game's sequel, is even free to play on Steam nowadays, but if you don’t quite like the cartoonish graphical style of Team Fortress 2, and want something a bit more gritty and old school, then try this instead.
Old but goodmugaro | June 18, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
TFC was originally a lot more serious & strategic minded back in the day. The sequel, team fortress 2, was supposed to keep that serious gameplay but ended up going with a campy, silly, cartoonish look that everyone knows today.
Still, as a result of what TFC was like back in the day, it can play quite differently than TF2. It's actually kind of far from the sequel, so if you want a change of pace from the chaotic TF2 servers and you have this in your library, give it a shot. If nothing else, it's interesting to see how different the classes played back in the day. For example, offensive engineer used to be a thing that is 100% non-existant in TF2.
Really funDarkNeon | April 20, 2014 | See all DarkNeon's reviews »
It's really cool to see how it is changed like spy can't go invisible and there are like special grenades that poison and stuff. There is a lot of different stuff in this game then TF2 and it is really cool to try out.
It just is one of the best old games and I still play it now. It's really fun!
A good oldieMisterRay97 | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all MisterRay97's reviews »
Team Fortress Classic is the base game of the currently successful Valve's free-to-play, Team Fortress 2. This game played a good role in the early promotion of the online first person multiplayer games that we have today. Though being old, this game is a fine game even in terms on today. The game might not be so popular, but, you could get it for cheap. If you're looking for a cheap retro game, this is it. I'm not a fan of online multiplayer games, but this game is really good. Many people choose to ignore this game because they can play the new Team Fortress 2 all for free. But still, if you have spare cash, you could try this out. It's not good, but not bad either. It will seem bad because of our beautiful modern-day video games, but, it's good to give a shot seeing it's price. It's upto you. If you need something for an old PC, you could try this game.
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