In 2016, Blizzard took the risk of creating a brand new IP and it certainly paid off. Overwatch has already proven itself as a great first person shooter; full of unique characters, varied environments and explosive, fast paced action.
The game has been called by some as “Team Fortress 3”. This can in no way be taken as a bad thing, Overwatch has improved upon on Valve’s 9-year-old title in nearly every way. Blizzard’s commitment to seasonal events has also seen content flowing into the game at a constant rate including character balancing, new maps and a new hero. Overwatch has been incredibly fun to play this year and I can see many playing it far into 2017 and beyond. For that fact alone, Overwatch deserves Just Push Start’s The Shooter of 2016 award!