MP1st - "While the new, unique, and esoteric gametypes help keep a game fresh and a community dedicated, shooter fans will probably never let go of the original and (arguably) most popular gametype: Team Deathmatch."
Never been a fan of team deathmatch but I can really appreciate Quake 3's and UT's efforts. GRAW 2 was also a lot of fun in Team Deathmatch
I played a crazy amount of UT99 back in the day. Definitely a classic. On the consoles, I'd say Halo remains my favorite for straight-up TDM, and Battlefield for objective-based multiplayer.
Don't hate me but I love TDM and BF3 TDM is just amazingly awesome ... I play it alot.
Still play UT2004. On consoles Halo Reach's MLG Team Slayer playlist is the best. Looking forward to kill confirmed in MW3 which adds another dimension to the TDM formula.
Halo has been the king of team deathmatch for a long time. There are other great titles that do team deathmatch too such as Gears Of War or Call Of Duty so a lot of options to choose from. Counter Strike Team Deathmatch and Team Fortress 2 are great to. I guess it is all down to personal taste.
If you only count console games, then Halo.
I was really impressed with Battlefield's TDM. Other than the spawning placement, it's really fast paced and pure. Just you and your gun, like the author said.
"The spawning placement" on some maps, not all of them. It is really fun though. A change of pace for me, but my favorite mode is definitely rush.
You know what? BF3 TDM is worse than MoH TDM. BF3 TDM maps are scaled down and lack variety. I was expecting the TDM maps to be graphically superior and smoother because it is way smaller and lesser number of elements compared to conquest or rush maps, but it is the opposite, it has the worst lag, frame rate issues and that idiotic logic in spawning. who designs that players spawn right next to the enemy in full view?
I say mw2...too soon?
...it's been out for 2 years, so I guess not.
Team Fortress 2.
Great pick, mine would be CoD 4 back in the day. I know it's now hacked and frag times 3 is not helping also, but that game's TDM has a sweet spot in my heart.
I don't always play TDM... but when I do... CoD 4. - The Most Interesting Gamer in the World
No idea, I'm more of an objective focused player. I prefer Conquest, Search & Destroy, tradional CS and so on...
Same here, I moved on from TDM, right now I play Rush and Demolition mainly.
I agree I'm huge into Conquest in Battlefield. I tried TDM and found it to get stale really quickly. Spawn, run, gun, die. Spawn, run, gun, die. The maps are smaller and you can't spawn on your teammates, it's just not how Battlefield was meant to be played.
Gears 3 does TDM just right. I hate it on other games because it enables campers, but Gears 3 does it in such a great way. It's the most popular game mode on the game as well. Which says a lot. I usually play Domination or Search or CTF on COD.
I actually have been enjoying gears3 team deathmatch. It's nice how it kind of turns into search and destroy when respawns are depleted. Oh and I agree battlefield needs to fix the spawn points and then some lag to even be considered for best team deathmatch. It's so frustrating that when I spawn I get shot in the back within the first 3 seconds.
Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Quake, Call of Duty, Halo, Half-Life 2 Deathmatch, Gears 3, Uncharted 3. there's plenty.
Rainbow Six, oh how I miss thee haha
-Battlefield 3 is about big battles. TDM isn't very fun in it. -Gears is amazing, but doesn't quite take the cake. -Call of Duty 4 (none of the other garbage successors) was even better, but still cannot pull it off. -Halo 1,2 and 3 own the crown for best TDM with some good ol Slayer.
I say the 4man 4way team deathmatch in BF3 is very fun I dont know why more shooters have more squad based modes like that instead of either just ffa or blue vs red. After that I think Res:FOM and CoD4 are in top of my list too.
Definately the Halo series. We dont get many balanced and completely even TDM games any more, with most FPS games utilising customisation and classes, but Halo has kept it alive for years now.
It's this reason I don't necessarily disagree with people saying Halo. Personally I prefer CoD or the classics like UT, but Halo feels so balanced and I guess rewarding because of it.
I still havnt had as much fun as I did with cod 2. My goodness that game had me hooked, wonder if ppl still play it?
Squad Deathmatch on BF3 is better than the crazed blood fest that is the standard Team Deathmatch. I wish BF3 had more of the standard MP games that other games use i.e. Capture the Flag and Survival Deathmatch.
This is easy HALO!!!
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