ZAM Awards: Most Anticipated Game of 2015

In our final award for the year, we look ahead to what's coming in 2015.


2014 has been a fantastic year for gaming and one can only hope that 2015 is even better. So many announced titles are exciting, but one has stood out above the rest.

That one is Blizzard Entertainment's new IP: Overwatch.

At BlizzCon, Game Director Jeff Kaplan described the game as a "team-based multiplayer shooter that is completely action-packed." New heroes (us!) need to step up and battle in teams, aiming to emerge victorious on the field of battle. We went hands-on with Overwatch during BlizzCon and had a blast; the game felt user-friendly even to genre newbies and was highly engaging. ZAM has already launched a site, OverKing, dedicated to the game.

Not only is the art style and genre completely new to Blizzard, but they have pulled off a game that has elements of an FPS without excluding those who want to join in the fun and may not have the best shooter skills.

Bigger objectives in both the Point Capture and Payload Escort keep every kind of player engaged in the action, and everyone can contribute to the larger objective. The abilities for each hero synergize well with each other, and having the ability to switch heroes mid-game keeps things very interesting. 6 Winstons! Look out…

Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities.

In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world:


It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.

Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes.

We look forward to seeing how Overwatch develops in 2015!


Lindsay "Geektr0n" Ferguson, Brand Ambassador
Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor


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