Games like Overwatch are uncommon because of the unusual style of Overwatch.
We can all play Overwatch for hundreds, if not thousands, of hours, and it's pretty easy to forget that other games actually exist. But they're out there, and to top it off some of them are actually pretty good.
So if you're looking to take a break from Overwatch or just want to try something new, here's 10 alternative games that Overwatch fans might like.
10. Games Like Overwatch: Dirty Bomb
Dirty Bomb is a like a hybrid between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch: it features a class based system with special perks and abilities, but it's also presented in a gritty, modern environment. This game is perfect to train your aim even further and have fun while doing it.
9. Destiny 2
The first thing to note about Destiny is that it's a lot bigger than Overwatch. Overwatch is primarily composed of competitive and PvP play, but if you're looking for something a bit more cooperative Destiny is the game for you. An expansive PvE game experience only complements the competitive PvP scene, ultimately providing a balanced game with a ton to do.
8. Titanfall 2
Titanfall 2 is fast paced, fluid, hard hitting and most importantly fun. If you main D.Va you should especially check this one out, because you know, mechs. Titanfall offers an entirely different FPS experience, and it's one that everyone should try at least once.
7. Crackdown 3 (When it Comes Out)
The Crackdown series has been a consistent staple of the shooter market, and Crackdown 3 looks to take the game to new heights. The newest installment (coming in February) will also feature a competitive mode called Wrecking Zone, where the entire city is destructible.
6. PlanetSide 2
If you've ever wanted to wage a galactic war through the eyes of a foot soldier, then PlanetSide 2 might be for you. PlanetSide takes you right into the action, dropping you in the middle of three warring factions with over 300 players per server. It might be hectic, but hey, it's fun.
Battleborn is 2K Games version of a competitive/cooperative shooter, and its varied heroes and in-game level system offer a refreshing break away from Overwatch. With over two dozen heroes and skills to learn, there's a lot to play around with in this game.
4. Team Fortress 2
You probably could have seen this one coming.
Team Fortress 2 pioneered the hero shooter genre, and there's still a lot worth checking out in the game. We take a lot of aspects from Overwatch for granted, but there's something to be said for going back and seeing where it all started.
Paladins is a lot like Overwatch, in pretty much every which way. That being said, there's still a ton of interesting features, heroes and weapons to take a look at, even for the avid Overwatch player. The customization in this game is both expansive and interesting, and all-in-all demands to be played at least once.
Gigantic has a lot of similarities to Overwatch: different heroes, objective based gameplay, shooting mechanics and more. But even so, there's still a lot of unique and innovative mechanics to check out here. Hero progression works by upgrading abilities in the middle of the match, leaving a lot to be explored.
Also the objective is a dragon.
If the term "space ninja" excites you even slightly, you should probably check out WarFrame like right now. WarFrame is like a mix between Diablo, Destiny and Overwatch, and it manages to strike an awesome balance that leaves something for everyone. The game is fast, exciting, fluid, and you should check it out.
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