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  • Summary: Welcome to Overwatch. Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: Overwatch. It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring anWelcome to Overwatch. Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: Overwatch. It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.

    Overwatch is gone but the world still needs heroes.

    Choose A Hero.

    Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same.

    Play Your Role.

    Offense
    Defense
    Tank
    Support

    Whether you're engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero's abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates' is the key to victory.

    Team-Based Objectives.

    Teams of heroes do battle across the planet. From protecting the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis, to safely escorting an EMP device through King's Row, the world is your battlefield.
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Pushing Overwatch On Switch To The Limit | Total Mayhem
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Oct 28, 2019
    90
    Overwatch on Switch offers the same, fantastically competitive experience that players have been enjoying on other formats for the past few years. While the necessary drop in frame rate is disappointing, it’s clearly helped to maintain the quality elsewhere, and does nothing to diminish Overwatch’s position as one of the best games of all time.
  2. Oct 16, 2019
    80
    A handsome port of one of the best team shooters of our time, if not necessarily the best place to play it.
  3. Oct 18, 2019
    70
    Overwatch for Switch continues to be one of the best hero shooters ever, despite some problems related to Nintendo hybrid controls. It may not be the best version on the market but it's still a lot of fun.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    70
    Although the Switch version is a new way to play, it really doesn't add anything new to the game. If you were a fan before, you'll either want to play it again or you won't. But if you're a new player picking Overwatch up for the first time, then you'll very much enjoy the experience on Nintendo.
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    70
    Technical issues make Overwatch on Switch a less satisfying way to play one of the most satisfying games ever.
  6. Oct 20, 2019
    60
    Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch wants to fill a gap when it comes to one of the most popular contemporary games in a Nintendo console and while fans of the series will certainly appreciate the opportunity, this version feels severely harmed when compared to others. Its framerate drop, already half of that in other versions, downgrades the visual experience and the bugs that happen on the game's graphics make this feel like a subpar version. There's also no crossplatform compatibility, which leaves this version on the Switch rather isolated compared to the others.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. Oct 15, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, portable, fluid, all include with a gold box and 3 months of online, so much time waiting for this in nintendo.
  2. Oct 16, 2019
    10
    Impressive port for the Switch! Need to get used to the scope but it feels really clean. It is also the only easy way I can play in couch-coopImpressive port for the Switch! Need to get used to the scope but it feels really clean. It is also the only easy way I can play in couch-coop with friends.
    A+!
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  3. Oct 18, 2019
    10
    I never expected Overwatch to come to Switch, but I'm so happy it did. I never have had as much fun playing OW as I do laying in bed playingI never expected Overwatch to come to Switch, but I'm so happy it did. I never have had as much fun playing OW as I do laying in bed playing with my Fiance on our Switches. It's my platform of choice for OW now. A lot of people are going to give this negative reviews due to recent events. But really, this game has nothing to do with politics, and the game itself is great. I feel they did a great job porting it over to the Switch. Sure it doesn't look quite as good as PC, but at the end of the day, gameplay is what matters and its as great as ever (if not better due to the added gyro feature, which I don't use but I like having the option). It still looks great on the Switch and 30 fps is surprisingly smooth. Plus the game has come a long way and there are so many more maps and characters when the game was first released, and so many more even since I last played it on PC. I love it! Highly recommend, especially to newcomers to the franchise or people who have friends who own switches. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2019
    10
    This is a great game and I’m so happy it’s on switch, sure there are a couple of problems with it like frame rate drops and characters notThis is a great game and I’m so happy it’s on switch, sure there are a couple of problems with it like frame rate drops and characters not rendering properly but those don’t happen that much and they can easily be fixed in a patch Expand
  5. Oct 21, 2019
    9
    30 FPS and so smooth fun game play which has done what we were never thought it would come to Nintendo Switch the portable console. Now i can30 FPS and so smooth fun game play which has done what we were never thought it would come to Nintendo Switch the portable console. Now i can really play and enjoy overwatch everywhere. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2021
    9
    Overwatch has been fun for a while. On the Nintendo Switch, it is just as great. The portable version works amazing, and the normal version isOverwatch has been fun for a while. On the Nintendo Switch, it is just as great. The portable version works amazing, and the normal version is even better. Though it isn’t as powerful of a console, the game feels and looks amazing. I recommend it. Expand
  7. Oct 16, 2019
    0
    While this is definitely a rock solid port, Overwatch on Switch (OverSwitch?) still has the two main issues that plagued the other versionsWhile this is definitely a rock solid port, Overwatch on Switch (OverSwitch?) still has the two main issues that plagued the other versions over the years: Lack of real progression and terrible balance. The game's progression system is still unchanged. You level based on time played mostly and the sole reward for leveling up are loot boxes for cosmetics. That's it. Your performance doesn't dictate anything and what you get is set in stone, no room for true individuality. This has always been a problem since the original release as games from over a decade ago had addicting progression systems down like a science.

    Then there's the balance. While it isn't as bad as some previous times in the game's life (like when Brigitte was released), there's still balance problems that hurt the experience drastically and can lead to immense frustration. Junkrat is still the biggest problem since Brig was nerfed. His damage output is insane, his tire charges way too fast and is way too powerful and he takes absolutely no damage from any of his own explosives, meaning he is just a mindless massive damage output machine with no risks and his fast charging ultimate is at least two free kills. He can even active his tire and explode it right in front of himself to kill multiple people while dealing absolutely no damage to himself. You know who can't do that at all? Pharah, so this is clearly a case of no consistency in design and it makes Junkrat a nightmare. Some other characters have their share of issues, but Junkrat has been needing a real nerf for so long and nothing has happened.

    So yeah. If you don't care about either of those things, then this port is perfect for you as the visuals are top notch and while it runs at 30fps and it has some dips when the action goes nuts, it still performs far better than I expected especially with the visual fidelity staying intact. I just wish the game felt more fulfilling.
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