11 Games Like Overwatch

Games Like OverwatchOur compilation of games like Overwatch features high quality multiplayer first person shooters that let you command a variety of characters and roles.

Overwatch is Blizzard’s step into the first person shooter arena, going into a 2015 beta with a 2016 release. Focused on co-operative gameplay and the use of various heroes that bring their own abilities and roles to the field of battle Overwatch borrows but also enhances mechanics from the games before it. The setting for this fast paced and varied shooter is a futuristic Earth where artificial intelligence has created global conflict on a mass scale.

Gameplay pits small teams of other players against each other on a variety of maps and game modes with varying objectives. A number of these maps draw inspiration from real world locations.

In order to participate players select from one of the available character who broadly fall into the roles of offence, defence, tank and support. These archetypes alter the playstyle of each character and their available abilities, giving the game an almost MOBA feel.

This list of games like Overwatch features the best titles in the first person genre. Focus has been placed on shooters with class mechanics that alter your role and abilities along with games that instead focus on your weapon and gear loadout have also been included.
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

The wacky Plants vs Zombie themed shooter is back with a sequel that introduces new characters and plenty of single player content for those that don’t want to solely focus on the multiplayer scene. With Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 players can expect a similar overall experience as you take control of various plants and zombies in third person while conquering the objective focused gameplay. Game design wise most of the core features have remained the same with Plants vs. Zombies:...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (6 votes)
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Blacklight: Retribution

Set in a cyberpunk world is Blacklight: Retribution, a free to shooter available for both Windows and PlayStation 4. Offering massive weapon customisation and strong graphics it is on the higher quality spectrum of free to play shooters. Blacklight is all about combining the futuristic technology on offer to create an ideal loadout for your character. While switching options in and out is easy the costs can quickly add up so it is often more advantageous to focus on a single playstyle first. Ite...[Read Review]

FreePCPS4
8.6 User Avg (34 votes)
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Block N Load

Block N Load blends sandbox with the class based shooter to create a strategic 5 on 5 FPS where you’ll get to remake the environment to meet your needs while also playing as a host of colourful characters. With the ability to reshape the game maps every single time you play Block N Load offers more map variety which is limited only by the creativity of players. Gameplay in Block N Load is split into two distinct game phases; the build phase and then the attack phase. During the first of th...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (7 votes)
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S4 League

S4 League is a stylish fast paced shooter with sci-fi and MMO elements at the heart of the game experience. With a catchy techno soundtrack combining with small map designs it offers a less tactical approach to the genre where you can jump into a game and instantly be in the thick of action. This highly stylised and quick paced experience has made S4 league a popular casual option but also goes beyond the casual crowd at the higher levels of skill due to the high mechanic skill cap associated wi...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (17 votes)
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Paladins

Paladins (Paladins: Champions of the Realm) joins the growing number of free to play hero shooters. With a setting hat blends together fantasy with that of ancient technology the Paladins setting is unique to the hero shooter. On top of the core hero shooter Paladins also offers a Paladins Battlegrounds game mode. Similar to other games in the niche Paladins offers a range of champions to control on the battlefield that come with their own special set of abilities that can be further customised ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (18 votes)
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Team Fortress 2

If you want a more casual first person shooter experience that is also free to pick up and play then Team Fortress 2 (TF2) will deliver on your desires. The game focuses  on co-operative gameplay with emphasis on team based game modes and different characters that support each other in different ways. Team Fortress 2 is also considered one of the more balanced FPS games around. The core elements in the Team Fortress 2 are about as simple you can get and pits two teams against eachother across a ...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (30 votes)
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Gotham City Impostors

Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer FPS game developed for Windows, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (console servers subsequently shutdown in 2014). The game originally launched as a paid title but went free to play for Windows which saw the player population grow rapidly. The game has great humour in its gameplay and offers a light hearted experience in line with something like Team Fortress 2. The game is a multiplayer only experience with players battling others with all the features you wo...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (16 votes)
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Battleborn

Battleborn offers a blend of multiplayer and singleplayer shooting action with a similar style of humour to the Borderlands franchise. With over two dozen heroes that can be altered further with gear and helix options the strength of the game lies within the variety of ways to engage in combat. Set deep in space where most of the planets in the universe have been destroyed by a dark event every species has flocked to one of the last known stars, Solus. Once the origins of the catastrophe are unc...[Read Review]

PCPS4Xbox One
7.7 User Avg (8 votes)
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PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is a free to play shooter that aims to capture the feeling of massive combat engagements. Players will get to control a huge variety of vehicles and classes as they battle it out against hundreds and sometimes thousands of players. In the game you’ll have to swear allegiance to one of the three factions in the game which are fighting each other for control of continents and resources. Factions include the New Conglomerate, Vanu Sovereignty and the Terrain Republic, each of these fac...[Read Review]

FreePCPS4
7.3 User Avg (20 votes)
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Dirty Bomb

For objective based shooters it is hard to ignore what Dirty Bomb brings to this popular shooter formula. With a host of large multi-objective maps to conquer with your own team of unique mercenaries with different abilities. Set after a wave of attacks cripple London the leaders on both side of the conflict look towards hired mercenaries to ensure their interests are well looked after. On one side you’ve got the criminal syndicate looking to get their hands on all sorts of objectives whil...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (7 votes)
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Splatoon 2

Based on the original Wii U title of the same name Splatoon 2 builds on the fundamentals set by the original but brings the paint splashing title to the Nintendo Switch. With co-op game modes, online versus and even a single player campaign. Said campaign serves as a fantastic introduction to the games weapon systems and overall controls, taking around half a dozen hours to complete and arming players well for the core multiplayer experience. This multiplayer happens on an array of maps in third...[Read Review]

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5.2 User Avg (14 votes)