Overwatch - Switch


Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
47%
Critics Recommend
Based on 34 critic reviews
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Overwatch - Switch

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 15, 2019

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

Overwatch®: Legendary Edition requires a connection to the game servers to function. The servers are scheduled to go live at 20:00 CEST on Tuesday October 15th. Please be aware that Overwatch: Legendary Edition will only be playable after this time. PRE-ORDER BONUS: WIDOWMAKER NOIRE SKIN Ready to look magnifique while scoping the objective? Pre-order Overwatch: Legendary Edition by October 15 to unlock the limited-time exclusive Noire Widowmaker skin. GET A GOLDEN LOOT BOX Purchase Overwatch: Legendary Edition on Nintendo Switch by December 31st, 2019 to unlock a Golden Loot Box with at least 1 guaranteed Legendary item! Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch® and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Ana This Overwatch stalwart has emerged from years of seclusion to defend a new generation. Ashe The leader of the notorious Deadlock Gang menaces the American Southwest. Baptiste An elite combat medic armed with an arsenal of experimental healing devices. Bastion A transforming robot who explores the world; fascinated by nature, but wary of humanity. Brigitte An armoured warrior, searching for adventure and the chance to help those in need. D.Va A former pro gamer who now pilots a state-of-the-art mech in defence of her homeland. Doomfist A tactician who uses his intelligence, charisma and brute force to build a stronger world. Genji A cyborg ninja and deadly warrior who has found peace with his mechanical body. Hanzo A lethal bowman and assassin without peer. Junkrat An explosives-obsessed freak who lives to cause chaos and destruction. Lúcio An international celebrity who fights for social change through his music and actions. McCree An outlaw gunslinger who doles out justice on his own terms. Mei A specialist in weather manipulation who has taken up the fight to preserve the environment. Mercy A guardian angel, peerless healer, brilliant medical researcher, and staunch advocate for peace. Moira A brilliant geneticist who pursues scientific discovery unburdened by ethics. Orisa A mechanical peacekeeper, built to defend the people of Numbani. Pharah A decorated soldier who patrols the skies in her experimental Raptora combat suit. Reaper A mercenary and ruthless killer who hunts the former agents of Overwatch. Reinhardt A champion of a bygone age, who lives by the knightly codes of valour, justice, and courage. Roadhog A ruthless killer with tremendous strength and a reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction. Sigma An eccentric astrophysicist transformed into a living weapon by an orbital experiment gone awry. Soldier: 76 A vigilante who will stop at nothing to bring the enemies of Overwatch to justice. Sombra A notorious hacker, on the hunt for secrets – and the power they bring. Symmetra An architech who manipulates hard-light constructs to build her perfect, ordered world. Torbjörn An ingenious engineer who forges weapons systems on the battlefield. Tracer A former Overwatch agent, time-jumping adventurer, and irrepressible force for good. Widowmaker A perfect assassin: patient, ruthlessly efficient, and without emotion or remorse. Winston A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, scientist, and champion for humanity's potential. Wrecking Ball This rolling tank is piloted by a genetically-engineered hamster from the moon. Zarya One of the world's strongest women, who sacrificed personal glory to protect her country. Zenyatta An omnic monk who wanders the world in search of spiritual enlightenment. EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY Speed up and slow down time. Rain destruction from above in an experimental, jet-powered armour suit. Stalk your prey as a wraith-like assassin that can appear anywhere, anytime. Unleash powers such as Dragonstrike, Transcendence, Graviton Surge, and so much more. Every hero has a unique set of devastating, game-changing abilities. PLAY HEROES, NOT CLASSES Every hero has a unique perspective on the battlefield and a story behind how they arrived there. You are a champion of a bygone age wielding his punishing rocket hammer in the service of honour, a robotic monk committed to healing the rifts between man and machine, a genetically engineered gorilla who also happens to be a brilliant scientist, and many, many more. FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE...TOGETHER Teamwork is imperative for survival as you enter the fight with friends and comrades. Careful coordination will prove the difference between victory and defeat as your team combines the formidable powers at your disposal to devastating effect. SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE Protect the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis in Egypt, safely escort an EMP device through King’s Row in London, and do battle at many other unique locations. Every map has its own distinct feel with unique gameplay and team-based objectives. - Redeemable code for Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership 3-month subscription (Terms apply) - The full game - 5 Legendary Hero Skins - 5 Epic Hero Skins - 5 Origin Hero Skins - And more!
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IGN

By Simon Cardy
7 / 10.0
IGN

Technical issues make Overwatch on Switch a less satisfying way to play one of the most satisfying games ever.

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A questionable choice for a port with an even more questionable inclusion of gyroscopic controls. Turn them off and play with a Pro Controller, or ya know, on a PC or console.

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Overwatch is still an excellent title, even this far from launch, but the Switch version is notably inferior in terms of online performance.

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Like a hero with an arm tied behind their back, Overwatch on the Switch still puts up a good fight. But this scaled-down port makes it a little easier to question whether or not the world needs more hamstrung heroes like this or not.

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