10 Games Like Overwatch 2

10 Games Like Overwatch 2
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Joshua Boyles

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27th Sep 2022 16:35

Overwatch 2 aims to recapture the magic that Blizzard worked with the original game. However, Overwatch 2 isn't for everyone, and some players might be wondering if there are other games out there that are similar. So, here are the 10 best games like Overwatch 2 that you should absolutely play.

Bleeding Edge

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Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC

First up on our list is Bleeding Edge, an online multiplayer game from the team at Ninja Theory. That's the same studio that developed Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice, though Bleeding Edge has a much more upbeat vibe.

With a similar Pixar-like art style to Overwatch 2, it's certainly a looker. There's also team-based, tactical gameplay that's fairly fast-paced, so Overwatch 2 players will feel right at home here. Best of all, it's free to play if you own Xbox Game Pass, so you can jump in and try it right now! Sadly, Ninja Theory stopped the development of Bleeding Edge in early 2021, so there will be no more live service content for the game.

Modern Warfare 2

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC

Next up is a game that needs no introduction. Modern Warfare 2 does what Call of Duty does every year: delivers a stunning multiplayer package and a reliable live service. It's almost certainly more gritty than Overwatch 2, and involves far less teamplay unless you're queuing up with a squad of friends. However, if it's just some dumb, reckless fun that you're after, then you really can't go wrong with this year's instalment of Call of Duty.

If you're not sure whether Modern Warfare 2 will be for you, you can always try out Warzone. It's a Battle Royale mode but features the same gameplay mechanics as its full-priced brother. It's definitely worth a try if you want to see if you'll enjoy Modern Warfare 2.

 

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Apex Legends

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC

If teamwork is absolutely a must for any Overwatch 2 replacement, then you need to give Apex Legends a try. This is another Battle Royale game that features some stellar character design. Each Legend is distinctly unique with its own abilities that must be learned and countered, just like Overwatch. Ultimate abilities can often be the difference between a win and a loss, but with 57 other players in the lobbies, there's certainly much more at risk. Give Apex Legends a try if you're looking for something a little more slower-paced than Overwatch 2.

Paladins

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC

Paladins is the game that you should play if you absolutely love Overwatch 2, but are looking for something ever so slightly different. And I mean ever so slightly different because, at face value, Paladins is an extremely similar game to Overwatch 2. The inspirations are clear to see, from the art style to the character design and competitive multiplayer modes, Paladins has Overwatch DNA woven into its core.

While the two games might be blatantly similar, Paladins still hosts a healthy amount of players each month. In addition, there is still new content being added in the form of new Champions, so there's plenty to unlock and learn if you pick this game up now.

Gundam Evolution

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC

Have you ever played Overwatch and figured that the whole game would be 10 times better if it had Gundam robots in it? If so, then you'll probably enjoy playing Gundam Evolution. Just like Paladins, this game is clearly inspired by Overwatch 2 in some ways with 6v6 multiplayer battles taking centre stage.

While the game has proven popular among Overwatch players, you should be cautious of the rather aggressive microtransactions that are included here. You can play much of the game without spending a penny, but expect to be asked for money at almost every opportunity.

Rocket Arena

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC

Time for something a little more lighthearted. Rocket Arena is an intriguing take on the arena shooter that seemed to fly under the radar when it was released in 2020. The concept includes tightly packed arena stages that host 3v3 battles. Using a variety of intriguing character designs and abilities, players fight it out to deal damage and knock each other out of the stage. What sets Rocket Arena aside is that most of the weapons are explosive in nature, giving way to some incredibly high-octane battles.

Halo Infinite

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

It lacks the character and ability-based gameplay of Overwatch, but if it's an arena-style shooter that you're after then there are few better alternatives than Halo Infinite. This title nails the classic gameplay feel of older Halo titles while modernising it for audiences of today. Once you've got the movement and weapon mechanics down, each match proves to be a continuous blast.

The one area that lets this game down is the inconsistent live service offering. New content updates are few and far between, so expect to be playing the same content fairly regularly.

Destiny 2

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC

It's a bit of a genre change from Overwatch, but if you're a fan of the setting of Overwatch, then you'll surely enjoy the storytelling of Destiny 2. Set in a vast universe that lets you explore, you're able to play boundless missions with nearly endless variety. Especially when played with a group of friends, Destiny 2 is a proper blast.

Fortnite

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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC

Battle Royale games might not be everyone, but if they are, then you really can't go wrong with Fortnite. This titan of a game is still receiving updates every week, so there's always something new to work towards. Combine that with the incredible crossover events that Fortnite is known for, and you're bound to find something to enjoy in Fortnite.

If you played Fortnite in the past and decided it wasn't for you, it's certainly worth jumping back in. The 'No-Build' mode is now a permanent way to play, which removes the pesky building mechanic that annoyed so many players.

VALORANT

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Platforms: PC

Last up, you can't write a list of games like Overwatch without at least mentioning VALORANT. While the art style and character design of VALORANT are very similar to that of Overwatch, the gameplay is actually very different. While Overwatch can be easy to pick up for most players, there's a much steeper skill curve in VALORANT. You'll need to have a somewhat decent aim before you begin to have fun here.

However, if playing super competitively is your bag, then VALORANT is definitely worth picking up over Overwatch 2. Even better, it's free to play, so there's nothing to lose if you fancy dipping your toes.

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