In recent years, a game has been released that helped to redefine and clarify what a “Team-Based First Person Shooter” is.
Overwatch is coming up on its one year anniversary, on May 24th, and since then, it’s made waves in the gaming world. Tens of millions have played it, and for good reason. There are many, many aspects that make Overwatch a masterfully crafted game. However, as many people have noted, there was a game that defined the Team-Based FPS far before this: Team Fortress 2.
The two games have enjoyed huge success in their own times, and undoubtedly, will continue to enjoy that success moving forward. Despite being, at this point, almost a decade old, Team Fortress 2 has an average of 50,000 players a day, even as Overwatch has gradually become more and more of a competitive e-sport, carving out its own niche in the gaming industry.
Now, considering this, what has made the two Team-Based FPS games so successful? We’re going to delve into this question, and consider some aspects of both games that contribute to their lasting value!