If you don’t play a ton of video games but still managed to click on this post, just keep reading because Team Fortress 2 is something pure that everyone can enjoy.

An Honest Game For Honest People

Yes, it’s 12 years old, but its cartoon style and potato system requirements mean that it’s going to be around for a long time.

Oh yeah, it’s completely free on Steam. 

The Real Kind Of Free

You can buy keys and trade cosmetics but a new player can expect to earn 10+ items every night.

Don’t care?

That is great because cosmetics don’t even make you look that different anyways.

How about weapons?

Can you buy things to give you an advantage? Nope, you can’t.

This game is far away from the micro-transaction spam simulations that have become the industry.

While still competitive, the game is very simple.

The community is comparatively non-toxic and laid back.

All of the kids are gone playing Fortnite or Overwatch.

It’s just us old guys playing TF2.

Team Fortress 2 is a Holiday Tradition

When October rolls around one of my tiny joys is installing Team Fortress 2 and getting to work on the achievements. They are not that difficult, but pretty dang fun.

The boss fights are big.

Everyone on the server calls a truce and works together to defeat The Horseless-Headless-Horsemann or the giant eyeball Monoculus.

Dumb things happen like events that cause everyone to do the Thriller or start an impromptu go-cart race.

The Halloween content ends a week into November and then the holiday season maps will start to get really popular.

The holiday items can only be worn during this time of the year.

TF2 is a strangely festive game and has become part of my regimen to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s fun, casual, runs on an old laptop, and has a mature community. 

Would you guys want to do a Goblin game night?

We’ll have to start a Discord server, so I can guarantee someone will post a real photo of their penis if that sweetens the offer.