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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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Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Jul 17, 2016
    10
    What can I say? Blizzard aren't prolific developers, but they definitely make sure they nail a game before releasing it.

    Overwatch is a
    What can I say? Blizzard aren't prolific developers, but they definitely make sure they nail a game before releasing it.

    Overwatch is a revolutionary FPS game - the sheer inventiveness and variety in the choice of hero you get to play is unprecedented and the game is very well balanced. For me, it's a game changer - a team based shooter with real panache and flair and just thoroughly enjoyable.

    More maps and game modes would be great, but I'm sure these are already in development, and best of all will be free.

    My favourite video game in a long, long time.
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  2. May 26, 2016
    10
    most fun i had in yearsmost fun i had in years . Expand
  3. 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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  4. Aug 2, 2016
    7
    This game is heavily addictive and fun to play but where it nails the unique characters, designs and gameplay it lacks heavily on contentThis game is heavily addictive and fun to play but where it nails the unique characters, designs and gameplay it lacks heavily on content where the only ounce of backstory we get is a small cutscene when you start the game. If you want the rest of the story behind the characters and why they are shooting each other you're going to have to go online which gives me heavy destiny vibes. But overall the game is a lot of fun but I suggeste waiting for a sale. Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2016
    5
    i was super hyped for overwatch. i did not end up getting into the beta due to time constraints, but from what i've seen and heard, i wasi was super hyped for overwatch. i did not end up getting into the beta due to time constraints, but from what i've seen and heard, i was ready for it to find its way into my regular rotation.

    suffice to say i was extremely disappointing.

    the good;
    great art style
    good gunplay mechanics

    the bad;
    uninspired game modes
    little to no team balancing
    bad map design

    the ugly;
    already cancerous community
    chests with skewed rolls to increase duplicate drops

    all in all the game is just average. not nearly as good as some competitors (dirty bomb for example) with an ok pay model of pay to buy with large amounts of cosmetics you "could" buy. it feels good to play, but is nothing to write home about and after a while the repetitiveness got tedious.
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  6. Feb 2, 2018
    2
    I am sorry but this team fortress 2 knockoff is so horrendously bad it makes me question if blizzard is still a triple A developer. There is aI am sorry but this team fortress 2 knockoff is so horrendously bad it makes me question if blizzard is still a triple A developer. There is a massive imbalance with the characters, the game modes are not unique at all and have been done to hell and back, the matchmaking is piss poor.

    Blizzard has always had a balancing issue, but you cannot have that in a game like this. After 3 matches I would rather be playing tf2. I am sorry 2 out of 10 cause the art style is good but the game is sheer RUBBISH! Dont even bother, blizzard screwed up. Those giving this game a pure 10 should be met with a grain of salt as the game is just terrible. Its not worth 60, not even worth 0. Dont bother. Also, the game is run by the PC Police, if you want to find a hive of SJW/feminazi's, go play this garbage of a game.
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  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    5 даунов не жмущих кнопки из 6 в твоей команде в каждой игре. нервов не стоит.

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