Overwatch 2

Game review by Joey Thurmond, Common Sense Media
The cover art for Overwatch 2, featuring Tracer, Mei, and Lucio standing together with their weapons brandished.

Common Sense says

age 13+

Sequel has fun teamwork, great diversity; very rocky launch.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 12+

Decent, but over-sexualized.

So I'm not going to be talking about how the launch was horrible, I'm just gonna talk about how the game itself plays. I think it's ridiculous that people think that the game should be judged on how much it added rather than how it actually is. While I do agree it doesn't qualify for a sequal, I'm still gonna rate it fairly. So Overwatch is a shooter game that is fairly family friendly. It doesn't have blood, you can optionally turn off voice chat and regular chat, and it even adjusts how hard the game is based off of your skill level, so you won't be matched against players who spend 90% of their day on this game. (Unless there's a smurf in your lobby.) Unfortunately though, there are some problems with this game, and I'm gonna talk about them. First off, chat. When you first try to play the game, it automatically turns on voice chat and text chat. While I, personally, turn on text chat, some people might not like it because the censors are easilly bypassable. Second, the characters. Many of the characters are made fairly sexually, such as Widowmaker or D.V.A. While there is no sexual things in the actual game, the character's designs are rather sexual. Third, the community. As I mentioned before, the characters are rather sexually designed. Because of this, that means there is a lot of... well.... "Not safe" art. Heck, this is so common, that if you go on youtube and search "Google Overwatch speedrun", you'll find people speedrunning finding "Not safe" art on Google for these characters. Last, and most likely least, the characters sometimes say swears. This doesn't happen very often, but the easiest to find example is for the character "Moira", where if her teleporter ball thing is destroyed, there is a chance she will say "Dammit!" Overall, this game is good fun, but can also be rather sexualized.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Amazing game for kids if your kid likes action and is above 11 this is the best game you can play

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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