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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: 31 out of 31
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  1. May 31, 2016
    100
    All in all, Overwatch continues to feel unique regardless of how much time you spend with it, and despite the low number of available modes to participate in. I’m genuinely impressed by what Blizzard has managed to do here, and I think you will be too.
  2. May 28, 2016
    95
    The best Hero shooter ever and the coolest competitive shooter of recent years is brought to us by a developer that has never even made a shooter before. Overwatch brings online fun for anybody, no matter how experienced or how old you are. This might be the game of the year.
  3. May 24, 2016
    94
    It might not have the most exhaustive list of maps and modes, but it provides nearly endless opportunities for exhilarating, coordinated play. When you’re at the center of it, it feels like nothing else.
  4. May 25, 2016
    90
    What’s incredible about Overwatch is how every single aspect of the game presented holds the same remarkably high level of detail and polish, and though the lack of progression systems and small selection of game modes may limit the experience for some in the long term, in the short to medium term, this game is nothing short of amazing.
  5. May 27, 2016
    90
    A collection of firsts, but it carries itself with the confidence and proficiency of a veteran. It has plenty of room to grow and expand, but as our first step into this world, it's inviting, competitive, smartly designed, beautiful to look at, and fun to play. You can't ask for much more than that.
  6. May 26, 2016
    90
    With its fun gameplay and an amazing charisma for standing out, Overwatch is the best candidate for the “best competitive FPS” title this year. Blizzard has done a gorgeous job working on this title, creating a shiny box full of a deep and interesting lore, an outstanding design and tons of fun.
  7. May 25, 2016
    80
    Blizzard and their team seem to have struck gold with a perfect combination of class based, team-centric first person shooting with their latest entry in their storied career. They show that in an era of overpriced and overwrought online only first person shooters, Overwatch stands out above the fray, to deliver a meaningful, competitive experience sure to last for years to come.

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  1. May 24, 2016
    10
    I've put over 50 hours into this game. Many people have put in more - because they've had fun playing it. Got hooked on the beta. If youI've put over 50 hours into this game. Many people have put in more - because they've had fun playing it. Got hooked on the beta. If you haven't played the beta, that's probably the only reason you don't already have the full game. In all seriousness, it does something that no other shooter on console has done successfully - created a fun, truly team based, engaging, competitive game that has a high skill ceiling with a low barrier to entry and lovable characters. On the surface it is simple, but play it for a while and you'll understand why Overwatch exceeds the hype. Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2021
    10
    I've been playing this game for close to 5 years now and throughout all the games i have played i always keep coming back to play overwatch.I've been playing this game for close to 5 years now and throughout all the games i have played i always keep coming back to play overwatch. the charaters are intriguing and the gameplay never gets boring Expand
  3. May 24, 2016
    9
    I am giving this game a solid 9/10 for three reasons. 1) This game is so easy to just pick up and play for five minutes or five hours. TheI am giving this game a solid 9/10 for three reasons. 1) This game is so easy to just pick up and play for five minutes or five hours. The gameplay is simple and replicates tf2 in a lot of ways, but this is not a bad thing. TF2 was successful for a reason, albeit at a different price point, but more on that later. I foresee this game as being a game that people will play for awhile and even more people will join later as the price goes down because it is so approachable with likeable characters, strong gameplay, and good replayability. 2) There is a good community for this game...so far. Since this is a Blizzard game, I have no doubt this game will continue to have a growing fan base on twitch and youtube. It is almost impossible to avoid seeing let's plays of this game on youtube and so many people are already streaming the game. 3) Blizzard has told us that all new characters and maps will be free in the future. This is where the price of admission comes in and where Overwatch will have the opportunity to prove its worth. This is so rare in games today that are asking half the price of the game, or more, for an additional season pass. Cough... cough.... Battlefront. Given Battlefront has released some free DLC, there is still a $50 season pass to enjoy the majority of the game's additional content. Now, whether or not Blizzard will deliver on this front in a good way, is yet to be seen, but I have good faith that they will deliver on this front. Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2017
    8
    I absolutely LOVE this god forsaken game. It makes me mad, angry, frustrated but, somehow, it manages to keep bringing me back for more. LoveI absolutely LOVE this god forsaken game. It makes me mad, angry, frustrated but, somehow, it manages to keep bringing me back for more. Love the cast, the gameplay, the casual fun I get everyday. I absolutely HATE multiplayer games and I think Overwatch appeals to this audience as it clearly is not a typical FPS, but more of a team based experience, where goals are more important than kills. My biggest issue with the game is the weak lore, and lack of variety of maps, though the incredible cast of heroes compensate. It's a great game for all types of players. Lots of fun. Expand
  5. May 24, 2016
    6
    Really doesn't do anything new other than a large cast of characters. No single player content and no PvE means you will get bored of thisReally doesn't do anything new other than a large cast of characters. No single player content and no PvE means you will get bored of this game quickly. Battleborn is a better game for anyone who likes playing a campaign and horde modes. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2016
    4
    this game could be funny, but its completely emptiness, without single player and its a copy of TF2.
    EA and Capcom do this and the people
    this game could be funny, but its completely emptiness, without single player and its a copy of TF2.
    EA and Capcom do this and the people started to hate them, but Blizzard do the same and people don´t mind.
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  7. Aug 20, 2020
    0
    Don't try this game, blizz's matchmaking sucks at all. So avoid spending money on loot boxes etc.

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