Overwatch 2 Reviews
Overwatch 2 sought to fix the deficiencies of the original game, and prior to release it really seemed like it might do that, but not only has it failed to do so, in many ways it's made the game worse.
Overwatch 2 delivers the same fun gameplay as the first game, but feels lackluster as a sequel. The greatest sin that Overwatch 2 commits is the way an unrewarding and sluggish progression system, combined with an exorbitant monetization system, makes loot boxes look good.
Unless the studio reverts its unwise focus on individuality and five-on-five play, then Overwatch 2 will likely remain a disappointing and fundamentally unfulfilling game that has frustratingly taken the place of its vastly superior predecessor.
Overwatch 2 is a massive disappointment, falling short in almost every facet of its intended design. Monetization, the ranking system, server stability, and lack of polish make this a title with faults that are impossible to ignore. While the controls, new Push mode, and 5v5 structure make Overwatch 2 more enjoyable from a gameplay perspective, the surrounding systems bog down what could have been an excellent evolution for the hero-shooter franchise.
A bit of a ham-fisted attempt at a sequel that feels more like a balance update to the original than anything else. Overwatch 2 is a lesson in how not to do a free-to-play sequel to a much-loved and established franchise. Other than that, it still plays pretty amazingly, but this is ultimately a disappointment.
Fans who have continued to play Overwatch over the years grew hungry for the new maps, modes, and heroes that Overwatch 2 delivers on. At this point, it feels like the bare minimum fans need to keep enjoying Overwatch. As more maps and heroes are introduced, Overwatch 2 may start to feel more like a full sequel rather than a hefty much-needed update. If Blizzard had charged sixty dollars for what the game currently is, fans would be disappointed. The ten-dollar Battle Pass gives fans lots of content to unlock with the game's improved multiplayer action. Even though it will require some play time to unlock heroes behind the Battle Pass, it's an excellent time for new players to see what makes Overwatch as fun and charming as it is. Still, veteran players anxious for something new may want to wait until Overwatch 2 feels more complete.
While Overwatch 2 adds a host of heroes and features to Blizzard's iconic FPS game, its PvP feels more like a simple content update than a full blown sequel.
Overwatch 2's core gameplay is an absolute blast, but it mostly consists of content that already existed with annoying progression added to the mix.
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.
While Overwatch 2 is still a good time, and an improvement over the original, it feels like less of a sequel and more of an update. There's some solid changes to the foundations of Overwatch, but a noticeable lack of new content, archaic game modes, and balancing issues leave something to be desired.
There is a good game hiding underneath Overwatch 2's predatory shell, one that is soon to evolve into an even more massive headache for players as the game evolves.
Overall – I think that Overwatch 2 is not that much different from the original game and I really would not call this a true sequel as it’s missing its other core feature, the PvE mode. That was a vital part of the original marketing for the sequel and it’s currently not here. To be 100% truthful and transparent here, this is more like an Overwatch 1.5 and is nothing more but a giant update that simply acts as a big transition for the game.
Overwatch 2 isn’t the grand reinvention that many believed it was going to be. It’s still Overwatch, for the better or for the worse. However, in my opinion, it is still by far the best multiplayer shooter out there right now and its core mechanics never seem to get old. It’s just a big shame a solid core is being massively let down by an aggressive monetisation system and lack of gameplay rewards.
The sequel to 2016's Overwatch, titled simply Overwatch 2, is entertaining to play through but does not provide any game-changing mechanics. The foundation that made Overwatch so unique is in Overwatch 2, a game so full of character, variety, and charm that its rivals can't hold a candle to it. Overwatch 2 is a game that, with some careful tweaks from Blizzard, has the potential to carry on its epic legacy for generations to follow.
Although it is still a very fun and enjoyable online FPS game to play, the fact that the in-game economy is so greedy and focused on exploiting the player, and there isn't anything in game that deserves that "2" in the name lowered the overall score for me. Unfortunately Battle Passes are now a part of these games, but Overwatch 2 has exploited that a lot. At least base game is free…
Review in Turkish | Read full review
If you want more of the same well-built experience, Overwatch 2 provides the same quality as the original game. If you wanted anything more, you'll be disappointed.
Overwatch 2 right now looks like an unfinished game or a massive update. due to heavy focus on Microtransanctions, server issues and lack of new content, Overwatch 2 is far from the Ideal Sequel we were looking forward to play.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Overwatch 2 offers a fun experience and notable improvements to everything from the past, but the Battle Pass can be a hindrance to anyone who wants to enjoy it.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
As things stand, Overwatch 2 is not so much a sequel, but more an update of the first chapter.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Overwatch 2 is as fun and fast-paced as the original game, but its free-to-play structure sullies the experience a bit.