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.Read full description
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.
The best way to explain Team Fortress Classic to a Team Fortress 2 player is TF2 meets GoldSrc. Graphics are pretty nice for GoldSrc game, classes are the same as in Team Fortress 2, graphics are pretty nice and TF2 player might notice some of the maps by names. The map 2fort for example, although different it looks alot like the new 2fort map seen in Team Fortress 2. There are few reasons why I'd choose this over the new TF2, and half of the reasons are related to the GoldSrc engine and Half-Life, the administrator's voice sounds exactly like Half-Life's Black Mesa administrator which is awesome! The game also doesn't have any other weapons than what you have been given by default, the game is not Free-To-Play, meaning no "crates" or "keys", and the GoldSrc graphics and detail will never leave the "gaming-side" of my heart. I'd chose this over Team Fortress 2, and I'm glad the game is still very active.
TFC shows how team fortress 2 would be without cosmetics, f2p players and not in a cartoonish style, but in my eyes it is kind of outdated, i hardly see an active server in my region and the game has some low quality graphics but still playable,just buy if you pretend to remember the old times.
Some may be tempted to visit TF2's roots and pick this up for cheap, but with a combination of dated graphics, gameplay dwarfed by its upgraded sequel and empty servers, TF Classic is not a must buy. In its day, it was an innovative founder of the team-based shooter, introducing classes to the FPS genre as well as mirroring Counterstrike with the development of objective based gameplay. Today, it doesn't stand up to the test and a buyer would be better off with its sequel - which has long since become free to play.
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.
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.
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