The result of over 9 years of development gives this game a polish unlike any other current games on the market.

User Rating: 9.5 | Team Fortress 2 PC
The moment I saw the preview for this game, I knew that this was going to be something worth taking notice. Cell shaded games are far in between, but this one is by far the best one that takes in on that concept. To truly appreciate the work that valve has done for this game, take a look through the included developer commentary. It explains why the game took so long to develop and the minute effort that went into the title, along with how they achieved the unique look of the game. The art direction reminds me of the Sunday cartoons that I used to watch as a kid. It's hard to not notice the strong warner bros and pixar influence in this game, which is certainly not a bad thing.Model Animation is top notch, of a quality that is usually reserved for most high grade console game. The minute movements of the soldier's helmet strap, the way the grenades jiggle as he salutes all adds to depth of the characters. Think again if you are ready to dismiss this game as cartoonish. Tell that to the rating comittee who saw bodies bursting with blood and flame from a well placed rocket launcher shot! One of my most appreciated aspect of this game is in the balancing issue of the sniper class. The power of the sniper rifle has the potential to rival the AWP of the counterstrike franchise, but it is only possible by entering the scope view and staying in that mode for several seconds. This effectively prevents the much hated twitch gaming gaming experience that happens with counterstrike matches when the majority of the players use the AWP. Do keep note that this game is strictly online and therefore no bots are added in the game. The AI required to work with 9 classes in an objective oriented match would be far too hard to be implemented. Overall frame rates hold up well even in intense situations. You'll be happy to know that the game runs like a dream even with decidedly old hardware. If you're tired of seeing your gaming machine get tortured with today's power hungry games, do get this game. The game is definately comes heartily recommended from me, who's pretty much into lots of FPSs.