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  • Summary: Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on earth in the near future. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of soldiers, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 12, 2016
    100
    The first Blizzard shooter excels above the current competition in all aspects. A distinctive audiovisual style and plenty of pleasant details on each step are nice additions to its precisely-tuned gameplay. [Issue#265]
  2. May 24, 2016
    100
    Pretty much everything about this game feels fresh and exciting: the class-based combat, the art style, the roster, the modes. It's equal parts strategic and twitchy, encouraging you to think while also rewarding skill, and its roster is a delight. Overwatch may well be the best new multiplayer shooter to come along since Modern Warfare and Team Fortress 2 took 2007 by storm. I can't wait to play more.
  3. May 31, 2016
    95
    A gaming experience that’s more polished and exciting than I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing and one I’ll be sure to continue to play for the foreseeable future. If not for the inclusion of microtransactions, this would have been a perfect game in my book.
  4. May 24, 2016
    90
    It's that intoxicating path of discovery that makes Overwatch so varied, so rewarding, and ultimately another seminal release from developer Blizzard. Overwatch is an intelligent cascade of disparate ideas, supporting one another, pouring into one another, and coiling around themselves as they flow into the brilliant shooter underneath.
  5. May 31, 2016
    90
    A great package: fun, accessible and extremely well-made. It's a shooter as much for those pledge their lives to online play, as those chiefly interested in the occasional fun foray. It's an instant classic that, with the kind of good post-launch support Blizzard is known for, could prove the go-to shooter for an entire generation of gamers.
  6. May 27, 2016
    90
    If you are a first-person shooter fan generally, and if you enjoy team-based FPS play specifically, not at least trying Overwatch feels criminal. Blizzard always imparts a deep sense of holistic quality into its games, and Overwatch is no exception.
  7. Jun 6, 2016
    70
    Blizzard has created a solid team FPS but right now it's light on content.

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  1. May 24, 2016
    10
    Easily one of the best multiplayer first person shooters. Vastly better than Team Fortress 2, which i used to play in the past.

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    Easily one of the best multiplayer first person shooters. Vastly better than Team Fortress 2, which i used to play in the past.

    The graphics , sounds, and general production values are incredible. The game is very polished, and runs incredibly well even on very low powered hardware.

    Movement is fluid and fast, and the shooting is satsfying.

    Heroes are really distinct and have their own personality and gameplay. No hero plays the same like another. Also, since i have seen this online lately, disregard anyone who complains about hero balance and about cheesy tactics that are somehow "unbeatable". This is clearly a "learn to play" issue. I played the Beta a lot, and let me tell you, that balance is in a very good place, though could be improved even more. Everything has its counters.

    While this game has only 12 maps right now, and it is repetitive, it manages to stay fun and interesting for a surprisingly long time. The main reason for this is that the game has immense depth under the casual-friendly appearence, it is one of those easy to learn but very hard to master games. There is always something new to try and learn. And the competitive aspect of the game will keep you coming for more.

    The main downside of this game, is that if you have no friends to play with, you won't get nearly the same satisfaction with those who do have their own party. This game is heavily based around teamwork and tactics. You can still find success solo, of course, but will be more difficult.

    Other than that, the game deserves its price. Totally recommended.
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  2. May 25, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Игра замечательна такие игры больше не кто не делает рекомендую всем (если вы не школьник) интересные герои карты сам геймплей и она стоит своих денег Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2016
    9
    Allowing you to change hero's during the game makes you consider counters and synergy's whilst during the match, making this game not only aAllowing you to change hero's during the game makes you consider counters and synergy's whilst during the match, making this game not only a beautiful game with incredibly fun gun-play but also a great team based FPS that places emphasis on teamwork and smart decision making whilst in the match. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2020
    6
    Overwatch WAS great - for a while, it was the best multiplayer game out there, but sadly, Blizzard ruined it. New charecters that are addedOverwatch WAS great - for a while, it was the best multiplayer game out there, but sadly, Blizzard ruined it. New charecters that are added feel stale, role queue makes the game unfun to play casually, and Overwatch is getting a sequel that adds little to no content. This is still a fun game, but in its current state, I can't reccomend anybody to buy it. Expand
  5. Dec 31, 2019
    4
    game is ok, good but not very good. Its decent good, but not the goodest.! xD y
  6. Jul 8, 2020
    1
    Bad game with a bad meta game and a bad community, need to add more? i don't think so
  7. Jul 15, 2020
    0
    After 4 years game is nothing more then leaver paradise where players care more about cosmetics and lootboxes then playing actual game, and ifAfter 4 years game is nothing more then leaver paradise where players care more about cosmetics and lootboxes then playing actual game, and if that is not enough the rampant obsession to destroy every hero for the sake of balance you are not fooling me.

    Bad game.....
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