THE WORLD NEEDS HEROES - FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers.
Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.
CHOOSE A HERO 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.
PLAY YOUR ROLE 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. TEAM-BASED OBJECTIVES Teams of heroes do battle across the planet.
From protecting the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis, to safely escorting an EMP device through King's Row, the world is your battlefield.
There’s something to be said about a game that does one thing well, and in the realm of online shooters that’s more important than tacking on a string of different modes or story content.
From its celebratory replays to its hero of the match voting and on-the-fly hero switching, it's a game that does everything it can to make you feel good and bring you into the scene. Play it if you love online shooters, play it if you don't: Overwatch is ready to join the likes of Quake and Team Fortress 2 in the pantheon of greats.
Weapons and equipment are equally as diverse as the characters and whether that’s shurikens, mines or guns, everything has a place.
We are hopelessly hooked on this exclusively multiplayer proposal, but we would like Blizzard to provide us with a greater variety of options, especially in the long term.
The bottom line is that Overwatch is easy to pick up and understand, and amazingly fun to play.
One of the most interesting games of the year, bringing a breath of fresh air in the Arena Shooter genre with an inspired design and highly accessible, yet satisfying, gameplay. Its main downside is the limited set of modes, something we hope Blizzard will keep expanding month after month.
Blizzard have made a really good game with Overwatch, and succeeded in building a foundation from which they can build another mega-franchise. But it’s not perfect. Despite their inclusion of so many eSport friendly features and an incredible diverse cast of uniquely powered characters, a lack of modes, party options, and a context-creating campaign are sore points in my eyes.
December 5, 2018
Overwatch: Winter Wonderland comes back on December 11. Read more
November 13, 2018
The next Overwatch major patch will require a full reinstall. Read more
November 5, 2018
Overwatch presents a new hero: Ashe. Watch video
October 9, 2018
Blizzard unveils some Overwatch Halloween event skins. Read more