Blizzard Overwatch – Origins Edition

Last updated date: May 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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We looked at the top 1 Shooting Games and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews, IGN Southeast Asia, Playstation Trophies, The Guardian, Impulse Gamer, Tech Spot, Techno Buffalo, Drunk Dorks and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Shooting Game you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Blizzard Blizzard Overwatch - Origins Edition placed 1st when we looked at the top 3 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
1,005 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Overwatch is a surprisingly accessible team-based multiplayer shooter with a deceptive amount of depth. Most gamers with any experience at all will pick it up in almost no time, and dump hours into uncovering all its details and strategies.
- Digital Trends
Some characters have undergone minor changes, although nearly all of them have received alterations that make them more accessible and fun to engage with. The same can be said for the user interface which continues to receive neat little touches that make the experience easier to enjoy.
- Trusted Reviews
October 16, 2018 | Full review
Overwatch does a great many things well, but above all else, its success is built on the backs of its many excellent characters. It’s fitting that the main menu is dominated by one of them at all times; their diverse appearances, origins, and personalities are all laid bare with every pose they strike.
- IGN Southeast Asia
May 28, 2016 | Full review
Bright, colourful, bold characters and locations combine with near flawless performance. Everything is just so clean and slick.
- Playstation Trophies
Blizzard has already confirmed a regular schedule of updates including new heroes and maps, although pleasingly, the company says it won’t charge for them – the game has 21 heroes and 12 maps.
- The Guardian
The gameplay of Overwatch supports three modes that include assault, control and escort with 12 maps to play. Each map has lots of ‘secrets’ and do need to be played over and over again in order to explore, memorise and know your surrounds to get the upper hand.
- Impulse Gamer
Plenty of heroes and roles to fit different play styles
- Tech Spot
Overwatch is a highly polished, beautifully balanced, wonderfully addictive multiplayer shooter from the folks at Blizzard.
- Techno Buffalo
Blizzard really knows how to expertly craft an experience and bring their characters to life, and Overwatch is no exception. It features 21 unique characters bursting with personality; each bringing something special to the team dynamic.
- Drunk Dorks
June 6, 2016 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Expensive ($60) for having no single player
- Digital Trends
Bad team composition can be frustrating
- Trusted Reviews
October 16, 2018 | Full review
Tying modes to maps in this one-to-one fashion has a small downside too though: Overwatch doesn’t have a ton of different modes to switch things up like most other games of its kind do.
- IGN Southeast Asia
May 28, 2016 | Full review
There’s no glaring visual difference between an assist and a kill, there’s no leaderboard at the end of a match outlining your relative performance, your K/D ratio is not shown anywhere.
- Playstation Trophies
Blizzard’s light nudges do seem to work. The game noticeably features no in-game scoreboard at all, and even after a match, you’re only shown stats for the best four players in the match, and only the things they did well.
- The Guardian
Schedule of future characters and maps unknown
- Tech Spot
Folks have sort of complained that Overwatch doesn't feature a campaign mode. I assert that whatever campaign Blizzard could have cooked up based on this game's roster of heroes and gameplay mechanics simply wouldn't have worked.
- Techno Buffalo
Some characters and maps could use a little more balancing as well, as cheap tactics can be spammed to dominate matches– lookin’ at you, flash-bang McCree. Play of the Game highlights also don’t favor support characters, which sucks.
- Drunk Dorks
June 6, 2016 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Clash on the battlefields of tomorrow and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash an array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter. Take your place in Overwatch. The world needs heroes. Experience the extraordinary Speed up and slow down time. Rain destruction from above in an experimental, jet-powered armor 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 and 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 honor, 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 Just when it seems like your team is destined to go down in defeat, switch heroes on the fly and change the course of the battle. But don't forget that your opponents can do the same. Master the game within the game as both teams shift strategies and heroes in a constant dance to gain the upper hand. The world is your battlefield 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 other key locations around the planet. Every map has its own distinct feel with unique gameplay and team-based objectives. Unlock the Widowmaker Noire skin Pre-purchase Overwatch and receive the special Noire skin for the deadly and ruthless Widowmaker. Clad in black and red, she stalks her prey like a venomous spider.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Blizzard Overwatch – Origins Edition
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Activison Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Ubisoft Watch Dogs 2
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9

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