Omega Strikers Review
What happens when you take the fast paced action of a rocket league, smash it up with some of your favorite MOBA type games with a dash of Persona? Well that’s kind what Omega Strikers is all about. Smash opponents off the arena and score goals in lightning-fast 3v3 matches—totally free-to-play.
Squad up with friends and choose from a growing cast of colorful Strikers to sling slimes, toss tofu, and rocket boost to victory! Omega Strikers follows a simple premise, players from different backgrounds and worlds are summoned in an epic tournament to test their abilities and push their skills to the limit.
The game plays out like a cartoony violent anime soccer game. Each character has their own unique set of skills, abilities and perks. The more you play the more you can unlock for each character, be it cosmetics, costumes, emotes, you know all the standard fare for these kinds of free to play games. There are purchasable items but largely everything that matters can be earned by good old grinding your way to the top.
As you can see there is a varied cast of characters to experience here from magic users, to samurais, to giant hamsters and slime? Yep, it certainly checks all the boxes. The game is all about balance so it’s important. Sure you might be playing a virtual version of air hockey at it’s core, but it’s not JUST about scoring goals, you can attack, sabotage and destroy your opponents to get that edge much like you would in a moba as you consistently enhance your character mid-match to unlock new abilities to help your team get the edge in the match.
Each match pairs you up with five other players and you pick your characters in a draft style, so being good with a few different characters is definitely key if someone takes your favorite from you. Plus as you learn more about the game and the skills the strikers have, you will realize, much like in Overwatch, the combination of characters you have on a team can definitely swing things in your favour if done right. Once your character is selected you will pick your positions and gear to enhance your character and give it small boosts in stats that you feel you need.
It should also be worth noting that Omega Strikers follows the Best of 5 rule. So, you and your team must win 3 out of 5 rounds to be declared the winner. Or, if you prefer, you can select Quick Play and be set on a singular round with randomly chosen perks. Since this game is strictly multiplayer, you won’t find much else besides the PvP aspect.
The game doesn’t have additional modes of any sort, and matches are strictly 3v3. So, if you’re not much of a team player, you might be better off looking elsewhere. But the game can be a lot of fun, once you get your bearings.
Matches don’t take very long either so it’s a good game to pick up and play even if you only have a few minutes. Plus considering the game is out on everything including mobile WITH cross progression you can hop from your PC, to your Nintendo Switch or your cell phone and it will keep you going and grinding when you want it to.
I definitely recommend it for anyone to at least try it out, it is easy enough to play for any skill level but will also scratch that itch for hardcore players who want to learn the current “meta” of the game and master a striker to their best ability. Since it’s free to play why not at least give it a shot.
Omega Strikers is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series Consoles, Steam, Apple and Android Devices.