Tired of playing overwatch? This guide lists the best Overwatch alternatives to play in 2021 and beyond.
Overwatch, since its debut in 2016, has been a massive hit. With vibrant graphics and a fast-paced PvP experience, Overwatch quickly gathered a large fan-following. If you loved playing Overwatch and want to move on to other games, you’ll love this game.
It was declared as Game of the Year 2016 by DICE. Today, we will be talking about the top 10 PvP games like Overwatch so be sure to stick around till the end!
The Best Games Similar to Overwatch
From worst to best, these are the top games similar to Overwatch you must play now.
10. CS: GO
At number 10, we have CS:Go. Developed by the famous Valve studio, CS:GO is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series.
The game is a Multiplayer First-person shooter where the audience is divided into teams of 5, similar to Overwatch, assuming the role of either being terrorists or being counter-terrorists. It is less vibrant than Overwatch but the competitiveness is still there.
The game is available free on PC. It’s also available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Linux, and macOS.
9. Realm Royale
Moving on, we have Realm Royale. Started originally as a spin-off battle royale version of the famous game ‘Paladins’, Realm Royale is a free-to-play first-person shooter game developed by Heroic Leap Games. The game has a unique set of characters, which have different abilities from one another, somewhat similar to Overwatch’s character roster.
The map is moderately sized allows you to reach places faster, especially as you can ride a horse as well.
You can trade in your current weapon for shards that may be used to buy other equipment, such as potions, which is not so common in battle royale games. All in all, its refreshing graphics are sure to keep you invested in the game.
Realm Royale is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One.
8. Block N Load
Next in line, we have Sandbox video game’s Block N Load. Released in 2015 as an FTP game, Block N Load is a team-based first-person shooter game.
The character system of the game is akin to Overwatch’s ‘Hero’ system, where you can choose from a vast roster of different playable characters. The game mainly takes into account the innovation of a team, the team with the most innovative strategy, regardless of their class, wins it all!
It is available on PC only.
At number 7, we have Warframe. Available on Xbox One, Xbox series X/s, PlayStation 4/5, and Nintendo Switch, Warframe is a blend of both PVP and PVE.
The game follows the awakening of Tenno’s, members of an ancient warrior race.
The Tenno fight using Warframes and their unique abilities along with weapons. The multiplayer aspect of the game greatly resembles the team play involved in Overwatch, so you’ll feel at home when you play Warframe so do give it a try!
6. Bleeding Edge
Next up, we have Bleeding edge. It is a team-based online multiplayer first-person shooter game that has unique characters divided into 3 classes: Damage, Support, and Tank.
There are a total of 13 characters with different abilities, based on their class, which also have different cooldown rates. The character design and sound effects are phenomenal, with smooth transitions in graphics.
Overall it’s a new experience, so be sure to check it out as it is available on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.
At number 5, we have Valorant. It is a team-based 5v5 multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Riot Games, developers of the famous League of legends, which took the gaming world by storm after releasing Valorant.
In Valorant, like in Overwatch, the players are divided into teams of 5. Both the teams compete against each other in various objective-based maps. There are a total of 25 rounds, in ranked and unraked both, out of which the team that wins 13 rounds first, wins the match.
The distinct abilities of each ‘Agent’ are similar to the unique abilities each ‘hero’ possesses in Overwatch. The game is PC exclusive so if you are a PC gamer, be sure to check it out.
4. Team Fortress 2
Coming at number 4, we have the multiplayer first-person shooter, Team Fortress 2. Comparable to Overwatch’s team matching mechanics, gamers in Team fortress 2 are divided into two teams, Blue team and Red team.
All the playable characters have distinguished abilities, with their respective strength and weaknesses, which makes character selection pretty interesting. After the game’s release, 110 new maps have been added in addition to the six official maps. This ensures that you won’t be bored, playing on the same map repeatedly.
The game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, and Linux.
3. League Of Legends
In third place, we have the all-time hit Riot game’s League of Legends. Released in 2009, the game originated from the ‘Defense of the Ancients’ map for Warcraft 3.
It has a broad character roster with characters having Unique attributes, just like heroes in Overwatch. The game is super popular as it has around 115 million active monthly users.
The game is available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems.
In the second place, we have Hi-Rez studio’s Paladins. Established in a world called ‘Realm’, the game follows the tale of two divisions, the Paladins and the Magistrates.
Similar to Overwatch’s Hero System, Paladin also has a vast variety of heroes, with unique abilities, to choose from. The game has similarly rich graphics to Overwatch, which make it appealing to the eye.
You can find Paladins on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and on PC.
1. Overwatch 2
Finally, we have Overwatch 2 in the first place. Being the successor of such a big tycoon in the gaming industry, the gaming community has high hopes for Overwatch 2.
The new game is expected to be having a more PVE experience, as the players will be immersed in more dialogues and cut scenes. The game will consist of Seasonal missions, which will keep its audience always at the edge of their seats.
Though a release date is not confirmed as of now, we expect Overwatch 2 to hit stores in 2022. Be sure to keep an eye out for the game’s release!