Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
91
Top Critic Average
95%
Critics Recommend
Based on 115 critic reviews
Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.
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Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.

Rating Summary

Based on 115 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

91

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 115 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 24, 2016
Xbox OneMay 24, 2016
PCMay 24, 2016

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Overwatch is a team-based shooter where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. 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. 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.

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Blizzard's take on the first-person shooter sees a generosity of character accompanied by beautifully deep mechanics.

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Overwatch is an incredible achievement in multiplayer shooter design. It bobs and weaves almost perfectly between being the quick-fix adrenaline hit you might want after a long day of work, and the thoughtful, strategic multiplayer experience that becomes the center of evening-long binges with friends. 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.

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It's not flawless, but Overwatch is still one of the best new multiplayer shooters to arrive in years.

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The Street Fighter of online shooters is an inspired new take on familiar ideas, that proves personality really does go a long way.

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Overwatch's First Experimental Mode Test Will Drop a Tank

Overwatch's First Experimental Mode Test Will Drop a Tank

Overwatch's first Experimental mode test will change up team composition

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Animated Series For Both Diablo and Overwatch May Be in the Works

Animated Series For Both Diablo and Overwatch May Be in the Works

An Overwatch animated series and Diablo anime could both be in development

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All of Activision Blizzard's eSports Will Stream on YouTube Exclusively

All of Activision Blizzard's eSports Will Stream on YouTube Exclusively

All of Activision Blizzard's eSports broadcasts of games, such as Overwatch and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, will stream only on YouTube

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Get More Winter-themed Loot Boxes in Overwatch

Get More Winter-themed Loot Boxes in Overwatch

Overwatch players who login through the beginning of January can receive Winter-themed loot boxes for free

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