Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
91
Top Critic Average
96%
Critics Recommend
Based on 126 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 126 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

91

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 126 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 24, 2016
Xbox OneMay 24, 2016
PCMay 24, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

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.

Overwatch Critic Reviews

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

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IGN

10 / 10.0
IGN

Overwatch is a masterpiece. A dizzying amalgam of unique characters, stunning style, and compellingly dynamic action.

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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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Audience Reviews

9.5 / 10.0
First person shooters have hit an all time slump in the past 10 years. With Call of Duty and Battlefield every year, they have kind of polluted the genre. FPS games are the laughing stock of the gaming community and it needs to stop. Even worse, FPS multiplayer has taken an all time low as well. I have not enjoyed online multiplayer since Team Fortress 2 and that was a long

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Cross-Play Will Be Coming to Overwatch

Cross-Play Will Be Coming to Overwatch

It has been announced that cross-play is coming to Overwatch

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Overwatch's Archives Event is Back

Overwatch's Archives Event is Back

Overwatch's Archives event is back, and will include new missions and challenges

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New Overwatch Patch Gives the Xbox Series X/S Visual Enhancements

New Overwatch Patch Gives the Xbox Series X/S Visual Enhancements

A new Overwatch patch for the Xbox Series X/S version of the game helps enhance the title's visuals

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Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Has Begun

Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Has Begun

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event has begun, bringing with it a new mode and skins

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