Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
91
Top Critic Average
95%
Critics Recommend
Based on 113 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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Overwatch

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 113 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

91

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 113 critic reviews
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Game 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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PC Gamer

88 / 100
PC Gamer

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

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Eurogamer

Essential
Christopher Bratt

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

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
IGN

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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Recent News

Overwatch's new map Havana is now playable on the PTR

Overwatch's new map Havana is now playable on the PTR

The Storm Rising map will be joining the regular game soon.

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Overwatch's New Escort Map Takes Players To Cuba

Overwatch's New Escort Map Takes Players To Cuba

Havana, ooh na-na, to be precise.

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Overwatch Goes Free-To-Play For Limited Time

Overwatch Goes Free-To-Play For Limited Time

To celebrate Overwatch's new Storm Rising mode and the return of its Archives event, Overwatch is free-to-play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for a limited time.

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Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Event Is Live Now On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Event Is Live Now On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

Overwatch's Archives event is back with a new mode, Storm Rising, which is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Overwatch: New Event Seems to Tease Next Hero

Overwatch: New Event Seems to Tease Next Hero

A cutscene might be pointing to a new addition.

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Overwatch: All the New Storm Rising Skins Revealed

Overwatch: All the New Storm Rising Skins Revealed

The publisher and developer Blizzard provides fans of its team-based shooter Overwatch with a look at all of the Storm Rising skins available in the new Archives event.

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Overwatch's Storm Rising Event Is Now Live

Overwatch's Storm Rising Event Is Now Live

The past is prologue.

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Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Kat may not have time for competitive games anymore, but her tastes haven't changed as much as you might think.

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Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising trailer teases a messy takedown in Havana

Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising trailer teases a messy takedown in Havana

I feel like this job could have been planned out a little better.

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Overwatch Trailer Reveals Storm Rising’s Mission

Overwatch Trailer Reveals Storm Rising’s Mission

The video game publisher and developer Blizzard officially releases a new trailer for Overwatch's forthcoming Storm Rising event, which reveals the mission details.

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