Or so we like to tell ourselves, haha. Basically the TRS80 group likes to play all sorts of video games, and we've been exploring some console alternative to CS:GO. The only two we could find are Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege. On PC, we like to take a break with Team Fortress 2 which has been a lot of fun for many many years now.
Here's a list of games similar to CS:GO but not all of them are as competitive and fun as CS:GO. So, we are going to give an overview to some of them which I personally find fun to play.
OverWatch (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)
Overwatch puts players into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of several pre-defined hero characters with unique movement, attributes, and abilities; these heroes are divided into four classes: Offense, Defense, Tank and Support.
Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they continue to play in matches.
- Assault: the Attackers have to capture two targets and the defenders have to stop them.
- Escort: the task for attacking team is to escort a payload to a certain point and the defence has to prevent them from doing it.
- Control: each team has to capture and maintain a common control point until the capture percentage reaches 100%.
Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)
Rainbow Six Siege is a first person shooter and a very difficult one it is very much similar to CS:GO and it was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is the next in the series after Rainbow Six Vegas.
Rainbow Six Siege heavily focuses on environmental destruction unlike CS:GO. In this game the players take control of an operator from the Rainbow team, a counter-terrorist unit. Different operators have different nationalities, weapons, bombs and gadgets.
In the new expansions more counter-terrorist operators have been added along with more weapon skins. Each operator has a rating between 1 and 3 for their armor and speed.
A really unique feature of the game is that you can use robot drones, similar to R/C cars, with cameras to investigate the area and spot any enemies. This works for both the competitive multiplayer and for terrorist hunt and for single player game modes. Earlier Rainbow Six games let you create a plan before you entered the game, and Siege lets you do that with the use of drones so your game plan is dynamic and fast moving. It's advisable to have a designated spotter on the team to drive the drone around ahead of the team and point out any dangers.
Team Fortress 2 (PC - STEAM)
The PC and OS X forms of Team Fortress 2 embraced an "free to Play" model on June 23, 2011 with all income being produced from miniaturized scale exchanges in the In-game Store.
Team Fortress 2 is centered around two opposing teams competing for an objective. These two teams are meant to represent a demolition and a construction company as a part of the backstory: Reliable Excavation Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU).
Players can choose to play as one of nine classes in these teams, each with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and roles. Although the abilities of a number of classes have changed from earlier Team Fortress incarnations, the basic elements of each class have remained
CS:GO Counter Strike Global Offensive (PC - Steam)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer first-person shooter computer game created by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. It is the fourth game in the main Counter-Strike establishment. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was discharged in August 2012. It highlights classic content, for example, patched up forms of classic maps, and in addition brand new maps, characters and game modes.