Game

Overwatch

Developer/Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Platforms: PS4, One, Switch, Win
Genre: Action
Release date: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Critically Acclaimed

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Charity

The developers of this game have teamed up with a charity to accept donations from gamers. This may be achieved as a percentage of game sales or via limited-time in-game events in which players can obtain themed unlocks centered around bringing awareness to a cause View more games with this feature

Free Content

The developers of this game continued to offer regular free-content updates to the entire playerbase, regardless of whether they had purchased a season pass or extra content for the game. This can include new game areas, characters, weapons, items, and/or an extended storyline View more games with this feature

Loot Boxes With Duplicate Items

This game contains loot box randomised gambling mechanics where rewarded items can be duplicated. Developers typically flood the prize pool with low-tier undesirable items in order to reduce the chances of a player getting the high-tier items they want. The sole purpose of also allowing the items to be duplicates in loot boxes is to further frustrate and manipulate players into spending money. View more games with this feature

Time-Limited Virtual Items

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Includes Microtransactions

This game features an internal shop that allows users to spend money on items costing below $10 View more games with this feature

Pre-order Bonuses

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Purchasable Cosmetic Items

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In-Game Crafting Currency

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Suitable for Teen Gamers

This game may contain content such as moderate violence, mild use of language, mild sexual themes, and crude humor View more games with this feature

Online Multiplayer

This game features an online multiplayer mode in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, online over the internet View more games with this feature

Premium Game with Monetised Gambling Mechanics

This is a premium-priced game that still includes purchasable luck-based randomised gambling mechanics such as loot boxes, used to distribute high-tier end-game rewards View more games with this feature

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a “hero shooter,” Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 30 characters, known as “heroes,” each with a unique style of play that is divided into three general roles that fit their purpose. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they play the game.

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