Differences between platforms

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PC/Mac/Linux version Xbox 360 version PS3 version
Developer Valve Valve Valve, EA (Port)
Patches Patches released frequently Patched July 21st, 2009 Patched March 20th, 2008.
Character updates Released free No No
Hosting system Servers to log onto and play instantly Lobby system where host customizes everything after each match and hosted locally Players can create, but not host, servers
Custom maps User-made & Official maps Official maps only Official maps only
Main menu Picture of characters, various musics after September 21, 2007 Patch Dustbowl Stage 3 CP 2, birds chirping + a beeping noise Dustbowl Stage 3 CP 2, birds chirping + a beeping noise
Freeze Cam death Shows image and name of the player that killed you Shows image and name of the player that killed you Shows name of the player that killed you and a few seconds of their next movement
Max players 32 (anything over 24 results in the server being marked as increased_maxplayers) 16 16
Sprays Yes No No
Bot support Yes No No
Ammo 20 rockets (4 in clip), 24 stickybombs, 16 grenades (4 in clip) 36 rockets (4 in clip), 40 stickybombs, 30 grenades (4 in clip) 36 rockets (4 in clip), 30 stickybombs, 40 grenades (6 in clip)
Engineer buildings All buildings are level 3 Sentry Gun - Level 3; Dispenser and Teleporters - Level 1 Sentry Gun - Level 3; Dispenser and Teleporters - Level 1
Critical hits Can be set to on or off Can be set to on or off Only set to on
Damage spread Can be set to on or off Can be set to on or off Only set to on
Class limits Set by server (Highlander Mode, or voted upon) Set by server (between 0 and 5) None
Quick commands Yes (assume last disguise, drop Intelligence) None None
Voice commands Large list Only "Medic!" and taunts Only "Medic!" and taunts
Voice/Sound Can be separated (voice through headset) Can be separated (voice through headset and Xbox LIVE parties) Can be separated (voice through headset)
Voice chat Push and hold key to talk, or talk at any time (set in options) Talk at any time Push and hold key to talk
Alltalk Can be set to talk to everyone Only talk to your own team Only talk to your own team
Responses Many (Match win, Assist, ect.) Some Some
Video settings More detailed, user-defined Only Brightness levels Only Brightness levels
Sensitivity Slider/Number counter, higher maximum Bar meter Bar meter
Screenshots Yes No No
Melee animations Some slightly different animations for each weapon 1 or 2 each 1 each
Party mode Yes No No
Community scripts Yes No No
Controls List of default keys Xbox 360 controls PlayStation 3 controls
Developer console (commands) Yes No No
Achievements/Trophies Yes (506, with more added in most major updates) Yes, (First 17 achievements shipped with the game). No
Cosmetic items Yes No No