Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is a first person shooter game that I play through Steam. It's really fun, partly because its a great FPS, but also partly because it is animated and cartoonish. There are many choices when it comes to what "classes" you want to play too. On the offensive end, there's Scout, Soldier, and Pyro, on the defensive end, there's Heavy, Demoman, and Engineer, and finally, there are the "support" classes: Medic, Sniper, and Spy. Here are the top 5 Team Fortress 2 classes that I play.
The Heavy to me is like a tank; he moves slowly, he can take a lot of damage, he can deal out a lot of damage, and when circumstances are right, he can change the tide of the whole game. I have played Heavy for a longer time than any other class on TF2 because it's really fun to be a "tank;" and I really like using a machine gun in first person shooter games.
The Medic is the team's doctor; carrying his medi-gun, he heals his teammates with a stream of healing magic or something. If he gets really lucky, he can ubercharge his "patient" and make them semi-invincible. He can also get them "crits" (critical shots) that do massive amounts of damage. The Medic does have some defensive capabilities, but he is not really meant to just run it alone. I like being a Medic in Team Fortress 2 because I like to help people, I like healing in games (I was always a healer in World of Warcraft as well), and I like that Medics can easily make or break a game.
The Engineer sometimes gets a bad wrap in Team Fortress 2 because people think that having sentry guns, teleporters, and medical/ammo dispensers makes for easy game play. But to me, it takes a lot of skill to be a "good" Engineer; an Engineer who doesn't hide behind his creations, but uses them to help his team by placing them strategically, drawing people to them, and holding down key areas on the map.
The Scout in Team Fortress 2 is the fastest moving class. I like playing Scout because sometimes it can be fun to just run in somewhere, cause a stir, and then run out again. I also like playing Scout because he has some fun weapons. For example, he can slap people to death with a fish! It's pretty fun.
In Team Fortress 2, Pyros are the masters of fire, lighting people up in flames to burn them to death. But Pyros have other abilities as well. For example, I like playing Pyro in TF2 because I can use my compression blast (on my flame thrower) to send rockets back at soldiers. It's pretty satisfying to blow someone up with their own rocket. But Pyros are kind of looked at as a lame class sometimes, which is why I have another favorite here: the Spy. Being a Spy in TF2 is incredibly hard for me (honestly, I think it is the hardest class, period.) but it is oh so rewarding! Spies can disguise as enemies to trick them into being killed. Spies can also cloak, "sap" buildings created by Engineers, and shoot people if their cover is blown. But like I said, being a spy is hard! Good thing I like a challenge.
Besides these classes, I also play a Soldier in Team Fortress 2 a lot. I rarely play as a Sniper or Demoman, but I know that they can be very effective classes too. What are your favorite classes to play in TF2?
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