See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Team Fortress 2 

A first-person shooter in which you wear many hats

click to enlarge 1189605.jpg

Valve Corporation

PC

First, TF2 is now the golden boy of PC shooters. And this has been brought to the PC gaming world's attention: If you have downloaded the Steam platform onto your PC, you have access to play TF2 completely free. That's right, Team Fortress 2 is now absolutely gratis to play, (again for PC, sorry, console buddies).

So where do I start? 

The game has undergone countless updates and been given numerous add-ons in terms of maps and class items since its release.

Of all the TF2 bonus items, the most perplexing are the "hats." You literally can unlock, find and trade hats for your characters, and the best part is, the vast majority of them do nothing. Also, you have the option to purchase accessories for your characters from the "Mann Co. Store" (it's simply a marketplace tied together with Steam to suck up your cash for that next new hat). But FPS connoisseurs must be warned — stay clear of this if you're easily addicted to shooters. Not only are there countless hours of class-based objective gameplay, there's the "crafting" feature, my personal fave. If you're a Steam user and don't own TF2, it's time to start living and give 'er a whirl.

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

More by Josh Sexson

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 18, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation