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  • Summary: Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Aug 12, 2020
    97
    Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is one of the most enjoyable online gaming experiences. With simple controls, heaps of fun, replayable mini-games and customisations (paid or won) that do not alter the gameplay, and a catchy background tune, Fall Guys has everything that causes addictive play. Indeed, even when you are eliminated, there is the immediate urge to hop back in and try your luck again. The only thing that lets Fall Guys down is the inability to play local matches against friends on your couch. The vibrant levels, with their inflatable-like obstacles and moving platforms wouldn’t be out of place on a TV game show. Indeed, I’m now looking forward to the Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout TV adaption, where players must don Fall Guy suits and compete in a similar series of wacky and enjoyable events. Until then, Fall Guys will be my multiplayer game of choice.
  2. Aug 11, 2020
    90
    Sharing Fall Guys with someone is ideal, but the laughs will come even when we're playing alone. This funny experience is enhanced by a visual style that could only be defined as eye candy and a simple, but catchy, soundtrack that makes us dance throughout the game.
  3. Aug 6, 2020
    80
    Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is extremely funny, goofy, and I have never stopped laughing while I play it. I can play it with my friends in the same round but it's a pity that I can't really co-op with them.
  4. Aug 10, 2020
    80
    Much like the game shows it's based off, Fall Guys isn't meant to be taken seriously, and there are few multiplayer experiences out there that so wholeheartedly put approachable, inclusive fun at the forefront.
  5. Sep 24, 2020
    80
    Fall Guys is addictively chaotic multiplayer mayhem, and the mid-season update delivers some great new features that add to its replayability.
  6. Fall Guys invites players to Wipeout style tracks with different characters. I can say that it is one of the most entertaining games of the year.
  7. Aug 17, 2020
    62
    Fall Guys has a decent foundation for creating some whacky multiplayer mayhem, but with so much of your success resting on luck, the lack of maps, and occasional server problems, the entertainment value rapidly dissipates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 133
  2. Negative: 33 out of 133
  1. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is like Wipeout but if you were playing as a small litlle marshmallow dude. This game is made to be easy to play, and hard to master (looking at you, See Saw) the servers can be a bit weird but just return to the main menu/confirm and you'll be good. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2020
    10
    Absolutely love this game. I can't put it down! You can absolutely get any skin in the game just by playing it. Perfect
  3. Aug 8, 2020
    9
    I knew I'd like it going in, and it turns out I do. Server killed me in the finals a few times, but honestly I would have choked anyway.
  4. Aug 22, 2020
    8
    With the servers largely fixed and them finding their groove, I can see this game lasting for a good long while as the shiny new thing. IWith the servers largely fixed and them finding their groove, I can see this game lasting for a good long while as the shiny new thing. I can't say this is going to be a Fortnite or even a PUBG in terms of how long it will last. Gamer tend to hate things when they go mainstream which makes about as much sense as shooting yourself in the foot because you hate macaroni.

    It's physics based silliness in the vein of MXC and Wipeout. Honestly at this point, if you don't know what it is... Welcome to video games... because that's the only way you couldn't have heard of it by now.
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  5. Aug 23, 2020
    7
    I like how Fall Guys adapted Mario Party and made it support up to 60 players. It's a nice little casual game to get your feet wet withI like how Fall Guys adapted Mario Party and made it support up to 60 players. It's a nice little casual game to get your feet wet with competitive gaming, without the stress and anxiety involved.

    Sadly, the game in its current state is lacking. It is good, don't get me wrong, but it is still very much an infant that has yet to grow to its full potential. There aren't that many minigames to play (around 10-15 at most), so it gets stale playing through the same ones over and over.

    There is a lot of randomness to many of the minigames, and the team-based ones are pretty much a coin flip. (The yellow team is almost always doomed to lose, to the point that you might as well quit the game and join another to save time and energy.) The maps are split into game modes which follow a specific sequence, which means that if you do not reach the final round, you are forced to grind through the same handful of initial maps again, which don't require much skill.

    Anyone who has played Fall Guys for more than a few hours will tell you the exact same thing: There are not enough minigames. Since the game just released, I'm sure the developers will add more as time goes on, but it simply feels incomplete in its current state. The game will feel fresh for the first day or two, but then it turns more into a grindfest which you alt-tab out of whenever there is downtime between maps.

    Overall, it is hard to justify the game at its current price, and I recommend holding off until there are at least 20-30 minigames. If and when that happens, supposing I am still playing the game by then, I may consider revising my score.
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  6. Aug 20, 2020
    5
    Juego divertido pero repetitivo, le faltan más modos de juego, hay lag y hackers... no merece valer ese precio
  7. Sep 15, 2020
    0
    The recent update makes the use of Easy Anti-cheat compulsory - this breaks Proton support meaning it no longer works on my Linux system.The recent update makes the use of Easy Anti-cheat compulsory - this breaks Proton support meaning it no longer works on my Linux system.

    Furthermore, it also breaks the support for Ultrawide Monitors as this required the modification of a configuration file and such modifications are not permitted by the new anticheat.

    This mandatory patch has considerably lowered the value of the game to me, and I do not wish to support developers that believe they can simply worsen the player experience post-launch.

    Refund requested.

    UPDATE: Steam denied me a refund for the game despite the above changes, so now I am stuck with a game that no longer runs properly on my monitor, nor can I use it on my primary OS partition.

    I will not be purchasing from such anti-consumer and untrustworthy developers again.
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