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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
  2. Mixed: 0 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. Negative: 98 out of 402
  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. Jul 15, 2016
    10
    As someone who has logged 1,000 hours on TF2, I can say Overwatch is actually great.
    The action is more fast paced, Tracer is a lot more fun
    As someone who has logged 1,000 hours on TF2, I can say Overwatch is actually great.
    The action is more fast paced, Tracer is a lot more fun and intuitive than the Scout, and the class choice makes for a unique experience, unless you're playing Widowmaker because she's really bad on console.
    All in all it does need more balance, but it's fledgling, and you need to remember how TF2 was when it was in it's infancy.
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  3. May 24, 2016
    9
    Overall the game is very polished, has a good netcode(for me atleast) and offers old tricks in new ways. Yes it lacks maps and some heroes areOverall the game is very polished, has a good netcode(for me atleast) and offers old tricks in new ways. Yes it lacks maps and some heroes are better than others. But for me this is a lot of fun

    I find it a bit lackluster when a game does not have a campaing mode. SW:Battlefront was the first example and R6 Siege the next. Overwatch has already a rich lore so a campaing would've been nice, altough you can go and watch the animated shorts from youtube, they are GREAT!

    I also like the art style, not every game needs to be hyper realistic when it comes to graphics.

    In the end if you like MOBAS and first person shooters, this hybrid is for you.
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  4. Mar 18, 2018
    8
    Overwatch was the massive multiplayer game from Blizzard that took the gaming community by storm. Risen from the ashes of the failed ProjectOverwatch was the massive multiplayer game from Blizzard that took the gaming community by storm. Risen from the ashes of the failed Project Titan, the new Overwatch team picked up the pieces of Titan and used those to craft this awesome multiplayer experience. It's balanced, has a great artstyle and nice graphics, and most importantly, is a lot of fun. My only issue for this game is the unacceptable lootbox system, most likely courtesy of Activi$ion, the unfortunate parent company of Blizzard. Overall, though, Overwatch is a great multiplayer experience and one of the best games of 2016. Hopefully the Overwatch team fixes the issues that Titan had, and ships it this time. Or at least release a compiled playable version. Expand
  5. Jul 26, 2016
    7
    Game is fun and have really simple mechanics. BUT i would not buy the full price on it. I did and i regret it. Its clear an unfinished game,Game is fun and have really simple mechanics. BUT i would not buy the full price on it. I did and i regret it. Its clear an unfinished game, with a few maps and poor objectives to conquer. Some times its become a mess with so many heroes and ultimates in a same place.

    Wait for the price drop and some extra content. Unless you have all your friends playing on it for the competitive mode.
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  6. Aug 16, 2016
    5
    Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

    + Fun + Good Characters
    Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

    + Fun
    + Good Characters Design
    - Few Modes
    - Should Not Be Cost 60 Dollars
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  7. Feb 2, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. They turned what was a amazing game and the best FPS game on the market into a steaming cash grab with severely declining Export viewership, this is important because they sold out the games quality and their fanbase's experience for the overwatch league, role queue, hero pool, the reworking which is in truth the deletion and demolition of despised hero's that the Devs have a bias against or to entertain the bias of the community, have been demolished to the point where many hero's kits literally don't make sense gameplay wise, the games now a complete Trainwreck that isn't worth buying.

    Dxgshxt game development team and company, dxgshxt game.

    Avoid everything blizzard at all cost and don't buy anything from blizzard, ever.
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