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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: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jun 6, 2016
    100
    There’s something to be said about a game that does one thing well, and in the realm of online shooters that’s more important than tacking on a string of different modes or story content.
  2. May 28, 2016
    100
    From its celebratory replays to its hero of the match voting and on-the-fly hero switching, it's a game that does everything it can to make you feel good and bring you into the scene. Play it if you love online shooters, play it if you don't: Overwatch is ready to join the likes of Quake and Team Fortress 2 in the pantheon of greats.
  3. May 29, 2016
    95
    Weapons and equipment are equally as diverse as the characters and whether that’s shurikens, mines or guns, everything has a place.
  4. May 26, 2016
    90
    We are hopelessly hooked on this exclusively multiplayer proposal, but we would like Blizzard to provide us with a greater variety of options, especially in the long term.
  5. Jun 26, 2016
    90
    The bottom line is that Overwatch is easy to pick up and understand, and amazingly fun to play.
  6. May 28, 2016
    90
    One of the most interesting games of the year, bringing a breath of fresh air in the Arena Shooter genre with an inspired design and highly accessible, yet satisfying, gameplay. Its main downside is the limited set of modes, something we hope Blizzard will keep expanding month after month.
  7. May 29, 2016
    79
    Blizzard have made a really good game with Overwatch, and succeeded in building a foundation from which they can build another mega-franchise. But it’s not perfect. Despite their inclusion of so many eSport friendly features and an incredible diverse cast of uniquely powered characters, a lack of modes, party options, and a context-creating campaign are sore points in my eyes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 163
  2. Negative: 39 out of 163
  1. May 24, 2016
    10
    What a breathe of fresh air. This game is amazing. You can tell when a game is above average when trolls come and vote 1. Even the worst gamesWhat a breathe of fresh air. This game is amazing. You can tell when a game is above average when trolls come and vote 1. Even the worst games arent a 1! This should show you that this game is here to stay. 10/10 and looking forward to all the free DLC! If you dont play this you are missing out big time. Balanced so well, maps are amazing and the design is just out of this world. SO GOOD! Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2016
    10
    If you're a fan of team-based, objective, FPS games then this is the one for you. After spending countless hours, days, weeks, and yearsIf you're a fan of team-based, objective, FPS games then this is the one for you. After spending countless hours, days, weeks, and years playing semi-competitive Team Fortress Classic Clan matches I longed for a game that brought back that feeling.

    Although TF2 was great, it wasn't what I essentially wanted at that point in time. Over the years I've warmed up to TF2 but Overwatch has hit that sweet spot for me when it comes to fast, competitive, and methodical team based action.

    If you're looking for an FPS that isn't just another iteration of CoD with a large user base of children, then Overwatch can fulfill that need.

    Right now the content is smaller than what one would expect from a 60$ game but for those who know and love Blizzard, more content will be on the way, and they'll listen to their fan base throughout the life span of the game.

    Although, if you're a fan of this genre and style you would know it's not a game with a story per se, a mission, or progression. It's about team work, strategy, and understanding not only your surroundings but players, on both sides.

    So strap in and hang tight as Overwatch is a fast and thrilling experience.
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  3. May 24, 2016
    9
    It's a fast team shooter through and through. I've connected very quickly for every match and all the characters compliment each other reallyIt's a fast team shooter through and through. I've connected very quickly for every match and all the characters compliment each other really well. Visuals are colorful and the map design is great, solid 60fps for me.

    We're getting free modes, maps, and characters down the line too so this game will grow over time.

    Yeah, I'm enjoying this one. Time to get back in to it
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  4. Jun 9, 2016
    8
    overwatch is a good game i have been playing a lot of it for a good long while. now i have never been a blizzard fan, this being the firstoverwatch is a good game i have been playing a lot of it for a good long while. now i have never been a blizzard fan, this being the first real game that i have played of theirs so far i am impressed. the characters are unique and well diversified, if i just showed you a screen shot of any of them you'd know who i was talking about. the game play is easy to pick up and master,so causal player and hard core. never once did i feel like i was being carried or had to carry any member of my team. i can go all day about + so i guess i can hit the negatives there is no main campaign tacked on at the last second. the price maybe a little high for the lack content right now but all things considered i have no problem giving it an 8/10 Expand
  5. May 27, 2016
    7
    Overwatch is Blizzard's new Multiplayer Shooter, Some compare it to games like Team Fortress 2 or maybe BattleBorn and other more MOBA relatedOverwatch is Blizzard's new Multiplayer Shooter, Some compare it to games like Team Fortress 2 or maybe BattleBorn and other more MOBA related games. But it's basically a hero based arena shooter where each hero has something that makes it unique from the rest, This causes some heroes to be stronger against others or vice versa. Your success in Overwatch is directly related to your teams lineup and how well you work together. Playing solo may result in some very bad games if your team isn't wanting to work together. Playing with groups of friends will be much more enjoyable. Currently Overwatch only has Quick Matches and personal ranks but they plan to add a full ranked mode for people who want to take it seriously.
    The design behind Overwatch is done so perfectly, Everything from sound to characters it all just works so well together. Audio queues will let you know if someone is using a Ultimate or even the foots steps of a specific hero. Not much bad can be said when it comes to this aspect of Overwatch.
    One of the only things you can complain about with Overwatch is Matchmaking and team builds. Nothing is more discouraging then getting destroyed by a full grouped team over and over or getting paired up against people much higher level players. This will hopefully be fixed with the addition of competitive mode. Also having team stack one hero can make a game unplayable...some of the builds you can make up are nothing but torture.
    All in all if you enjoy multiplayer games like Team Fortress 2 and you are able to keep your cool give Overwatch a try.
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  6. May 31, 2016
    5
    Games amazing, players are **** retarded, I cant play this game until they come out with a ranked version, tired of getting put on teams thatGames amazing, players are **** retarded, I cant play this game until they come out with a ranked version, tired of getting put on teams that think this game is call of duty. Expand
  7. Mar 6, 2018
    0
    extremly overrated. This IS NOT a GOTY. It just a good game. The scoreds from the critic are a joke.

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