developer: Blizzard Entertainment
publisher: Activision Blizzard
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Overwatch for PC, PS4 and XONE is a first person shooter, designed for online multiplayer matches; it was developed by Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the renowned Diablo, Warcraft and StarCraft universes.
The action of Overwatch is set in a futuristic reality, full of chaos and conflict. The watch, mentioned in the title, is an organization responsible for keeping the peace, it consists of the best and most elite soldiers, scientists and brawlers. The watch was extremely successful for years, but with time its strength and influence began to fade. The organization became divided and when the player enters the game it is completely scattered. Humanity still requires heroes and it is up to the players to fulfill the duties of the watch. The production is heavily focused around the multiplayer mode but, at the same time, it offers a rich backstory of both the universe and its inhabitants.
The player will spend most of his time in Overwatch for PC, PS4 and XONE on participating in online, multiplayer battles. The skirmishes are very fast-paced and dynamic, mostly due to extremely quick and agile heroes. The key to success in the game is close cooperation with your teammates, which is reflected in the available game modes, e.g. Payload requires one team to escort an explosive to a specific point on the map, while the other team tries to prevent it from reaching its destination; in Point Control one of the squads attacks a set of control points, while the other tries to hold them until the time runs out for the attacker team. In both of these game modes lone wolves and isolated players are an easy target for the enemy team.
Upon starting a battle, the player chooses one of the available heroes. Blizzard made sure to grant the players a large and varied pool of characters, e.g. Reinhardt, a mighty fighter, capable of scattering the enemy team with his charge, or the bow wielding Hanzo, who makes up for his low stamina by being a very agile and skilled climber. Every hero has his own set of abilities and requires a unique playstyle, which prevents repetitiveness and allows for a different tactical approach.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz/AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7950 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.1 GHz/AMD Phenom X3 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 768 MB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 4850 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit