Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
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  1. Mar 2, 2016
    It's a blast to play and it only gets better as skills improve over time and as the competition ramps up. It's a game that everyone, whether they’re big into sports video games or just can’t seem to get into them, will really enjoy.
  2. Aug 12, 2015
    In its exhilarating mix of chaos and control, Rocket League is as good a multiplayer game as any this year.
  3. Jul 24, 2015
    If you love sports, cars, or neither, Rocket League is your cup of tea!
  4. Jul 10, 2015
    The new definition of fun in videogames: that is Rocket League. A formula so simple, yet so challenging and exhilarating, that it's impossible not to get hooked. The basics of the gameplay are pretty straightforward and accessible to everyone, but at the same time, as you gradually learn the ropes of the controls, things change quite a bit: the matches become more exacting and fun, thanks also to the excellent matchmaking system.
  5. Dec 22, 2015
    Rocket League is an extremely well designed and presented game, a veritable feast for the senses at times, and an undeniably addictive experience.
  6. Sep 8, 2015
    Rocket League has the most addicting gameplay we experienced in a while now. Playing this game reminded us why we fell in love with gaming in the first place.
  7. Aug 24, 2015
    If you’re looking for a new experience then there are few multiplayer games as well balanced and enthralling as Rocket League. This could well be a contender for one of the best games of the year.
  8. GameCrate
    Aug 4, 2015
    Rocket League is easily one of the best games of 2015, a true surprise in the sports department with its stunning combination of soccer and cars. Between varying modes, a sharp presentation and fun-as-hell gameplay, you'll be free-wheeling to get into another match (we'll see you there).
  9. Polygon
    Jul 27, 2015
    All the fat, all the bullshit that may have overcomplicated the game’s design has been sliced off, and what’s left is a pure, thrilling competitive experience.
  10. Jul 27, 2015
    At its core Rocket League is gameplay perfected and with a suite of multiplayer options, the game will see life for many months to come.
  11. Jul 23, 2015
    Rocket League was great back when I got to preview it, but having more time with it really made it clear just how much the developer Psyonix has managed to zero in on what's fun about the experience.
  12. Jul 23, 2015
    Rocket League is a pure videogame defined by an excellent mixture of its mechanics. It's extremely fun, addictive, one of the best competitive experiences of this year on PS4.
  13. Jul 16, 2015
    Once I fully connected with Rocket League’s controls, my car felt like an extension of me. It’s a sensation that’s all too rare in games, which makes it all the more satisfying when something like it comes along.
  14. Jul 15, 2015
    The joy of Rocket League rests on the countless plans that are conceived and discarded every other second in any given match. Trying to predict where and how the ball will bounce next is a game within the game.
  15. Jul 14, 2015
    Psyonix's laser-focused concept gave me something fun to whip out the next time I have friends over. I imagine with a bunch of awful beer and willing companions, we'll have a great time.
  16. Jul 12, 2015
    Rocket League is a good idea that's been expertly executed.
  17. 90
    Simply put, Rocket League is one of the best titles on PlayStation 4. It manages to flawlessly blend fast-paced racing with a sport that is familiar to millions. The depth is there to keep players coming back for years to come, and Psyonix has done a masterful job in creating one of the best multiplayer experiences yet.
  18. Jul 10, 2015
    Rocket League is sheer fun: before you stop playing it, you will want to play just another match. And another, and another.
  19. Jul 10, 2015
    Where this lack of complexity would usually hamstring many games, here it works as a boon.
  20. 90
    A superb multiplayer game that takes a very simple premise and crafts from it one of the best competitive arcade games in years.
  21. Jul 20, 2015
    It’s hard to beat solid mechanics and a sense of camaraderie you usually only get from playing sports.
  22. Aug 5, 2015
    Rocket League is holy madness. A claim and a simple way, gets dazzled from minute one.
  23. Jul 17, 2015
    If you find good company to play Rocket League you will experience an awesome spot between being hilarious and challenging.
  24. Jul 15, 2015
    Rocket League isn't so great solo, but it's a fantastic multiplayer title that's easy to pick up but surprisingly deep.
  25. Jul 14, 2015
    Rocket League may only feel like a glorified minigame, but its wild, tense, and fast-paced gameplay makes it one of PS4’s best multiplayer experiences to date.
  26. 85
    Rocket League is one of the best multiplayer experiences of this generation. The single player pales in comparison, but with the joy-riddled social chaos Rocket League has on offer, any solo campaign would.
  27. Games Master UK
    Sep 1, 2015
    Rocket League's long game isn't quite so rosy, though. [Sept 2015, p.80]
  28. Jul 12, 2015
    Easy to learn, hard to master, Rocket League is a great multiplayer game. Highly addictive.
  29. Jul 16, 2015
    Football plus cars: Rocket League by Psyonix is the perfect psychotropic cocktail to satisfy your thirst for action and competition. Become a goal machine has never been so fun.
  30. Jan 3, 2016
    I have no problem saying that this is the best and most original sports game I have played since at least FIFA 12. It mixes all the best elements of sports and online multiplayer games into one in an affordable and seamless experience that looks awesome in YouTube videos as well.
  31. Oct 22, 2015
    Fast, simple and funny variation of football with devices shines especially in multiplayer.
  32. Edge Magazine
    Sep 15, 2015
    If Rocket League often feels like a sports game for people who don't really like sports games, that's no criticism. [Oct 2015, p.123]
  33. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    Full of instant gratification. Its novelty value does fade, though. [Sept 2015, p.93]
  34. Play UK
    Aug 27, 2015
    The AI is utter junk, the modes are basic and limited and solo offline play is basically worthless. But as far as multiplayer experiences go, Rocket League is wonderful. [Issue#260, p.66]
  35. Aug 12, 2015
    Rocket League is fun and addictive just like the good, old multiplayer games thanks to a great gameplay with simple mechanics. Hours of fun await you. A must have.
  36. Aug 3, 2015
    Rocket League is a simple but fun game, where a simple idea (playing football with cars) delivers an addictive and rewarding gameplay.
  37. Aug 2, 2015
    Rocket League does everything needed to create a kick ass sports game. It's simple enough to learn the mechanics in a few minutes, but also complicated enough to require several hours of play to understand the finer details. Those hours will certainly fly by.
  38. Jul 20, 2015
    Despite a few camera issues and lack of modes, Rocket League is a fun, addicting experience that will keep players engaged for a long time.
  39. Jul 20, 2015
    Addictive, fun and accesible, Rocket League is a game you cannot miss if you like playing with friends, no matter if online or offline.
  40. Jul 20, 2015
    Addictive, fun and accessible, Rocket League is a game you cannot miss if you like playing with friends, no matter if online or offline.
  41. Jul 20, 2015
    It's a throwback to the good old days of gaming, when fun mattered more than anything.
  42. Jul 17, 2015
    Rocket League combines solid elements from both sport and racing games. It may not be the best sport game in the field, but its hectic matches provide a lot of multiplayer fun.
  43. Jul 14, 2015
    Despite unreliable servers, Rocket League is a fast, fluid, absurdly good time with surprising mechanical depth.
  44. Jul 10, 2015
    It's entirely focused on its original and interesting idea, and it really works. A perfect game for the streaming era, and one that puts pure fun right under the spotlight.
  45. 80
    With a core concept that is perpetually fun, addictive multiplayer and simplistic but frenetic gameplay, Rocket League is an absolute blast in short bursts.
  46. Jul 8, 2015
    As far as soccer games go, Rocket League stands out as a fantastic alternative to the more serious sports outings out there. The quickened pace and numerous customization options make this game a more intriguing and unconventional multiplayer option, but one that's definitely worth taking onto the pitch.
  47. Jul 20, 2015
    Playing soccer with cars, why not? Rocket League offers a big load of extreme and chaotic multiplayer experiences, that are really enjoyable when you have some friends over. The singleplayer, however, is too short and offers too little variation.
  48. Jul 15, 2015
    If you’re into accessible over-the-top arcade sport this might be for you. But be careful when you play: At certain times the network problems are horrible.
  49. Jul 9, 2015
    Multiplayer is Rocket League's priority, and it delivers.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1993 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Jul 7, 2015
    An incredible game created by incredible developers that care for quality and their fans. Psyonix have put so much effort into creating thisAn incredible game created by incredible developers that care for quality and their fans. Psyonix have put so much effort into creating this car football sequel and have delivered exactly what fans from the community have asked for. (And more!)

    The visuals are colourful, over the top and impressive.
    Physics and gameplay are perfect and the game plays just how it should.
    Loads of customisation items. Literally millions of different combinations.
    The online is very very stable.
    Various ways to play with friends including up to 4 player split screen.
    Cross play for PC and PS4.
    A season mode for offline play.
    Replay editor which also acts as a photo mode is a very welcome feature.
    Future support for the game confirmed, including DLC and free stadiums.
    Day one release on PlayStation Plus for free is a wonderful bonus and a very loyal move from Psyonix to their fans.

    This game is tons of fun and is the most fun I've had with a game in ages. You won't regret picking this up. Although you may never put it down.
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  2. Jul 10, 2015
    Such a simple concept. Fun. Rocket League grips you from the very first moment and it doesn't let go. Where has the day gone? Not even theSuch a simple concept. Fun. Rocket League grips you from the very first moment and it doesn't let go. Where has the day gone? Not even the best triple A titles can do this for me these days. This game reminds me of the throwback to 90's games like ReVolt. Full Review »
  3. Jul 7, 2015
    That's some legal drugs right here.
    The game is damn addictive and fun. Still can't believe we got this for free.
    I'm litteraly losing my
    That's some legal drugs right here.
    The game is damn addictive and fun. Still can't believe we got this for free.
    I'm litteraly losing my voice because of how much I yelled (positively) while playing this last night.
    Thank you Psyonix, thank you Sony.
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