Overwatch Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Overwatch is a shooting game but with the focus on teamwork and skill rather than violence. Along with games like Rocket League it has professional e-sports competitions where players compete for prizes.

There are a range of modes, each featuring team-based combat with two opposing sides of six players. Each character has a unique skill and attributes that need to be learned to be effective. Players select one of over two dozen pre-made hero characters from one of three class types:
  • Damage offensive focused characters
  • Tank defensive characters
  • Support characters who can heal teammates.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12+

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 24/05/2016, updated in 2019

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Shooting

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @Blizzard_Ent

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 12 players online. Cross-Play: You can play with with people on other consoles as well as PC.

CostsCosts

Overwatch usually costs £35.99 to £49.99. 

Overwatch Legendary Edition

Overwatch: Legendary Edition

PS4 £49.99
Switch £35.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 with frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: Violence consists of human and fantasy characters attacking each other with a variety of weaponry. While blood is shown, there are no visible injury details and the violence itself is fairly mild. The game includes in-app purchases.
 
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 10-16 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.



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