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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. Sqs
    May 30, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's a insanely fun game from Blizzard. especially when you have friends playing with you.
    Overwatch is a brand new IP, with a lot of distinctive characters and a bunch of stories.
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  3. May 26, 2016
    9
    To paraphrase three most common complaints from people giving negative reviews:

    * Opened the menu on the "Grill" page, ordered a steak. Got
    To paraphrase three most common complaints from people giving negative reviews:

    * Opened the menu on the "Grill" page, ordered a steak. Got a steak. But I wanted sushi and pancakes with a side of raspberry jam. 0/10.
    * This steak brings nothing new to the table. It's just a mix of meat, spices and vegetables. I've eaten all of those before. 2/10.
    * If I want my steak on an authentic Ming dynasty dish or want gold-plated utensils, I have to pay extra, on top of paying for the steak. 4/10.

    As far as reasonable expectations go, Overwatch is a damn fine steak, though.

    The hero roster is great, the maps are well designed, the gameplay is very fluid and satisfying. Although there could be more game modes or some extra dynamic events on the maps, the package is quite solid as it is.

    While cosmetic offerings do not come fast by leveling, you hardly need more than one (favorite) skin/voice line/spray for any character.
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  4. May 28, 2016
    6
    This game reminds me of Street Fighter V, very solid core and game play, while lacking in every other department. The game play is absolutelyThis game reminds me of Street Fighter V, very solid core and game play, while lacking in every other department. The game play is absolutely fun, but I personally don't see any reason to play beyond 20-30 minutes at a time. The leveling system is currently useless, the rewards are only good if you care about vanity items, there's really 0 reason to keep going.

    The lack of single player doesn't bother me too much, but with a 50$+ price tag (here in Canada), it's a lot of money to pay for something so basic. With time, the game could easily move towards a 9-10, but there's just too many things missing in its current form to give it a solid 8-9.
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  5. Aug 6, 2016
    4
    Il gioco si presenta bene. Il gameplay ha un buon potenziale e lo stile è bello e piacevole. Se fosse gratis oppure fornito di più mappe,Il gioco si presenta bene. Il gameplay ha un buon potenziale e lo stile è bello e piacevole. Se fosse gratis oppure fornito di più mappe, modalità ed eroi sarebbe almeno positivo.

    Invece costa 40 euro, ha pochi eroi, poche mappe, il peggior sistema di matchmaking che io abbia mai visto (semplicemente non lo ha), le competitive sono un caos totale, il bilanciamento è inesistente, i bug e i glitch sono talmente numerosi da rendere il titolo oltremodo frustrante e come se non bastasse l'hitbox di gioco è folle e totalmente da riscrivere.

    Gratuitamente si trovano titoli più completi e meglio gestiti di questo, che attualmente presenta per lo più l'impossibilità di farsi match decenti, con fin troppi giocatori che fanno che diavolono vogliono senza la possibilità di segnalare la loro poco sportività e impegno nel teamplay.

    Non essendo un fps (e chi scrive il contrario non ha capito nulla sia del gioco che del mondo dei videogiochi), ma un MOBa la coordinazione fra personaggi è essenziale. La non esistenza di un servizio per la segnalazione di pessimi giocatori od un sistema per consigliare ad altri quel determinato soggetto, ogni partita è solo pura anarchia.

    Sconsigliatissimo.
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  6. Feb 26, 2018
    1
    As a Team Fortress 2 soldier main, I expected fast gameplay with fast and chaotic games, but what I got was a waste of my 20$ I got forAs a Team Fortress 2 soldier main, I expected fast gameplay with fast and chaotic games, but what I got was a waste of my 20$ I got for Christmas, games so slow that Team Fortress 2's Heavy revved up could go faster than any of the games I played, and the community more toxic than the Chernobyl Disaster Zone at the time of the incident. The only thing that I saw that Overwatch did sort of well was the amount of characters and the HUD, yet the HUD was more clunky than a broken SUV. I was just overall upset from the game after playing a few matches. I'm very disappointed that a huge team by the name of Blizzard could be easily beaten down by a team of almost 13. The awards it got at The Game Awards were screwy as heck, with Warframe winning the vote by taking more than two thirds of the pie chart, yet Overwatch winning due to straight up popularity. Then Blizzard treats all the players like children, and banned a competitive Torbjorn main, who was one of, if not, the best Torb main, that player being Fuey500. The soundtrack sounded boring, though fitting the style of characters a bit, just boring. And people say starting Warframe is a bit newbie-unfriendly. Just another game under a big developer. Expand
  7. Jun 5, 2020
    0
    I remember when i first got this game on ps4 back in season 5, I remember having fun, then the devs buffed and nerfed some stuff at random,I remember when i first got this game on ps4 back in season 5, I remember having fun, then the devs buffed and nerfed some stuff at random, and added a bunch of new cancerous tumors into the game. and now I seem to enjoy 1 out of every 100(that's being generous) games because that's usually how many it takes to find a team that actually synergies well and works as a team.

    Now the matchmatchmaking is so **** it sometimes won't even let you queue for a game
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