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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.

    The
    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. Jun 1, 2016
    10
    Overwatch is the most fun I've had playing video games in years! It's addicting, always leaving me wanting to play another match. TheOverwatch is the most fun I've had playing video games in years! It's addicting, always leaving me wanting to play another match. The characters are all a lot of fun to play and all feel very different. I really don't understand how people can say that this game isn't worth $60. It has only been out for a week and I've already spent over 30 hours playing it. That is so much more time than I would spend in a game like Uncharted, but I don't see anyone saying that game isn't worth the money. If you like multiplayer shooters at all, buy this game. If you don't like multiplayer shooters, probably not for you. Expand
  3. May 24, 2016
    9
    I played this game for a while in open beta, and I've played it for a few hours now that it's launched. It's really fun. There's a lot ofI played this game for a while in open beta, and I've played it for a few hours now that it's launched. It's really fun. There's a lot of variation of heroes to pick from, and many more will definitely added in time. The lore around the game is also really interesting, with short animations and graphic novels being released that adds on to the story. The gameplay is really smooth, with each hero having unique abilities and interesting quirks. The game feels pretty balanced overall, but can be really frustrating when things doesn't go your way. Some heroes can feel overpowered at times, but every hero has at least a few heroes that can easily counter them. So the game is really skill based, so competitive gameplay should be interesting in the future. Overall I will give the game a 9/10 because it is such a polished and fun game, however I would love to see some more gameplay modes, maybe some game types that will make the matches last around 20 minutes, at least for competitive in the future. Expand
  4. May 26, 2016
    6
    Too many imbalances. I cant see how people can score this a 8+. Two of the tanks can 1 shot... while having 3 times as much health asToo many imbalances. I cant see how people can score this a 8+. Two of the tanks can 1 shot... while having 3 times as much health as everybody else. Most of the heroes have an ult which is basically a cheap kill button...

    Two have auto aim ults, really Blizzard? and most have an ult that will guarantee 3 kills at least.. Then we have a healer than can resurrect all nearby downed heroes instantly undoing a lot of work with 1 button... Tbh I feel the ultimate abilities ruin what could be a great game.

    This game does not stand a chance of surpassing games like TF2, while it contains an I WIN button for every hero.
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  5. Mar 28, 2018
    5
    The game is perfect.
    On a gameplay level it's perfect and balancing is only a problem for a short time after a hero launches.
    Characters are
    The game is perfect.
    On a gameplay level it's perfect and balancing is only a problem for a short time after a hero launches.
    Characters are perfect in every way and immerse you into the game.
    Every smallest detail is made to perfection.

    everything i wrote in my original review still stands but the game doesn't run anymore... it just doesn't open and I've searched for a solution everywhere but Blizzard does not offer one.
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  6. Jan 31, 2020
    2
    Absolute garbage. Thank you Blizzard for Stunwatch. I was with you 4 years.
    Cant more. Bye. ヾ(`ヘ´)ノ゙
  7. Jan 25, 2020
    0
    Thx Jeff for die this game!
    The ranked game system is probably the worst I have ever played with

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