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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: 98 out of 157
  2. Negative: 35 out of 157
  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 18, 2016
    10
    Don't listen to the hate, I beg you. This is a game that you have to try in order to understand whether it's for you or not. What do you lookDon't listen to the hate, I beg you. This is a game that you have to try in order to understand whether it's for you or not. What do you look for in a shooter? This game offers a wonderful character roster that is so diverse and well thought out, it never gets boring. At least, after about 75 hours of gameplay I'm still hooked.

    There is a lack of content from a strictly maps/story perspective, but Blizzard has opted for quality over quantity, and it shows. The game is so lovingly crafted to provide you with hours of entertainment with no strings attached. No season pass, no worrying about progression or cards or anything weird that gets in the way of playing. Microtransactions are limited to cosmetics, once you purchase the game that's it. You're done if that's what you want. Blizzard is going to support this game for a long time, you're purchase will still mean something in the coming years.

    All in all, this is simply a delightful shooter that has brought me much enjoyment so far this summer and I'll continue to play until it gets old. Which isn't going to be anytime soon...you owe it to yourself to give this game a try and see what all the fuss is about. It truly saddens me that some people are unable to just let go and enjoy the fun that there is to be had, but it's only their loss.
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  3. Jun 18, 2016
    10
    One of the best multiplayer games to be released, ever. Some people compare this game to TF2 but I find there to be much more variety amongOne of the best multiplayer games to be released, ever. Some people compare this game to TF2 but I find there to be much more variety among classes and individual characters. Teamwork and class compatibility is necessary to win. If you try to play team deathmatch, you won't like this game nor will you win games. The more I play the game, the more I want to play it as I learn more about different characters. 90% of characters are OP which is a good thing, because they are OP if you know how to play them giving characters huge range. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2016
    8
    The Good:

    -Solid mechanics -Easy to pick up and play -Easy to find matches -A fair amount of customization -Good match length -Lots of
    The Good:

    -Solid mechanics
    -Easy to pick up and play
    -Easy to find matches
    -A fair amount of customization
    -Good match length
    -Lots of characters to choose from
    -Fun with strangers or friends
    -Few squeakers on mic

    The bad:
    -Some characters are too good (e.g. Torbjörn and Mei)
    -Some characters are useless (e.g. Symmetra or D. Va)
    -Few maps
    -Only three game modes: king of the hill, payload, and attack/defense
    -Ultimates are a mixed bag (Soldier: 76 has an extremely strong one but Tracer has a nearly useless one)
    -Although it may be an issue with the Xbox community, nobody wants to be a healer and everybody wants to be a sniper
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  5. May 28, 2016
    8
    Lol why is this game getting such negative reviews?? It is actually an extremely fun game that I have enjoyed playing almost non-stop for theLol why is this game getting such negative reviews?? It is actually an extremely fun game that I have enjoyed playing almost non-stop for the days since its release. I won't deny that the game does have a few issues. A few unbalanced characters and abilities such as the turret-builder on defense maps and the fact that if you don't play in a group you are almost certain to die can make the game annoying at times, but these can be countered with future patches. Having a policy allowing only one of each specific character per team as well as providing an independent (non-group) search queue would go a long way to make this game more balanced. I feel these are the only major issues however as each character does have a lot of depth. Every character has their strengths as well as counters as well as positions in which they perform better. I have only played a handful of the characters and I have yet to understand any completely except for Mercy and Tracer. Whether or not this game will last beyond the first few months of existence is still a question left unanswered but I believe if the fans of this game continue to support it on top of Blizzard continuously working to improve and add content to this game, it can last well into the year and even years to come. The price is hit or miss for people but if you enjoyed the beta or want a unique FPS, it's well worth the $60 retail for what it offers. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2016
    5
    Juego sobrevalorado, por 60€ puedes comprar obras de arte ya sea The Witcher 3 o Dark Souls 3, debería ser un free-to-play com el Heroes ofJuego sobrevalorado, por 60€ puedes comprar obras de arte ya sea The Witcher 3 o Dark Souls 3, debería ser un free-to-play com el Heroes of the Storm. Actualmente hay shooters y mobas mejores e infravalorados ya que no poseen el nombre Bli$ard. 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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