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Overwatch 2

Blizzard Entertainment
Oct 4, 2022 - PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8 / 10
PC Gamer
74 / 100
IGN
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
9 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Game Revolution
6 / 10
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Overwatch 2 Media

Overwatch 2 | Game Overview (Reveal Event Clip) thumbnail

Overwatch 2 | Game Overview (Reveal Event Clip)

Overwatch Animated Short | “The Wastelander” [4K] thumbnail

Overwatch Animated Short | “The Wastelander” [4K]

Overwatch 2: Reveal Event | June 16 thumbnail

Overwatch 2: Reveal Event | June 16



Critic Reviews for Overwatch 2

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

An aimless-feeling revamp of 2016's best multiplayer game, slightly coarsened by free-to-play grinding.

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Overwatch 2’s switch to a 5v5 format breathes new life into what was once the sharpest shooter around. It just hasn’t quite recaptured all of that glory – yet.

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Overwatch 2 revitalizes the stagnant hero shooter, but misunderstands what made it great.

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The switch from Overwatch 2 to 5x5 format brings new life to what was once the sharpest shooting game on the market. Now all he has to do is regain all the glory of the past, if he gets the right attention from Blizzard.

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A breath of fresh air for the Overwatch franchise, with the new game modes, characters, and mechanics all working together superbly well, for a genuinely exciting sequel.

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Overwatch 2 doesn’t flip the formula the way you might expect a long-awaited, numbered sequel would. But through various clever tweaks, it’s a well-rounded evolution of the experience into which I’ve poured more than a thousand hours since 2016. I may never recreate the magic of those first few years in Overwatch, but Overwatch 2 is a big step towards restoring the faith in the franchise and has me thinking it’s time to pour a few more hundred hours into my favorite team-based shooter.

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Overwatch 2 improves upon the core gameplay and characters fans love, but loses some of its predecessor's spirit in the process.

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Overwatch 2’s fast-paced action is an excellent change of pace from its predecessor’s shield-heavy gameplay, but a lack of new content and rushed release means this sequel doesn’t live up to Blizzard’s historically high standards.

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