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  • Summary: Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble anRule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 90
    Knockout City is a different kind of multiplayer experience in a sea of looter shooters and crafting systems. It's not just different though - it's a special game that's only going to get better as time passes.
  2. May 21, 2021
    85
    With a fun core, approachable gameplay, and intense rubber-ball firefights, Knockout City lets everyone get in on the enjoyable dodgeball action.
  3. May 21, 2021
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jun 15, 2021
    80
    Knockout City feels like the video game equivalent of drinking a new soda — it’s sweet, stings ever-so-slightly, and will leave you feeling just satisfied enough. By no means is the game currently perfect in its current state, but it still does an impressive amount of things right out of the gate, while creating a universe that can easily be modified and evolved to fix players’ qualms. While Knockout City might not be the next Fortnite just yet, it does feel like a perfect fit for fans who love franchises like Overwatch or Rocket League — or anyone who is looking for a good, but chaotic time.
  5. May 24, 2021
    75
    While we may regret the screaming artistic direction and the game modes that lack craziness, we cannot deny that the core gameplay of Knockout City is really fun and well thought out. By putting aim aside in favor of feints and co-op, the title from Velan Games offers an exhilarating experience with real personality. Everything loses in clarity once in close combat, of course, but does not spoil the experience for all that. Knockout City is a highly recommendable experience.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. May 31, 2021
    10
    Such a great fun game, I've not had this much fun on my xbox in years and this game has finally returned me to my gaming experience. Its a funSuch a great fun game, I've not had this much fun on my xbox in years and this game has finally returned me to my gaming experience. Its a fun game with lots of silly aspects which is great for kids too. The controls are moderately easy to learn and it is quite competitive but still an awesome game. Expand
  2. May 29, 2021
    8
    Knockout City is a unique multiplayer experience we should all have a blast with throughout the summer. It's fun team-based dodgeball withKnockout City is a unique multiplayer experience we should all have a blast with throughout the summer. It's fun team-based dodgeball with complex but interesting gameplay mechanics that rarely makes the game feel stale, with a decent variety of game modes and maps to start with. It's very fine multiplayer so long as there's a good connection, but is it simply too much to ask for a priced one without microtransactions these days? Expand
  3. May 22, 2021
    8
    Knockout City
    Don’t Doge this one forever
    Knockout city is a competitive 3v3 or 1v1 dodgeball game, and first things first.. I love how much
    Knockout City
    Don’t Doge this one forever
    Knockout city is a competitive 3v3 or 1v1 dodgeball game, and first things first.. I love how much customizable options you have for a competitive hero game.. you can craft your own and unlock new cosmetics as you play.. it isn’t super detailed, but the amount of choices is appreciated..
    Where the game is lacking though is in its actually gameplay content..
    I love knockout city.. I am a sucker for dodgeball games.. at first you hve a typical 3v3 mode, youre put into a random map, and youre given a random special ball each time,,, annnd it’s the first team to score 10 knockouts 2 times wins, you run, automatically grab a ball, and youre off, holding down the trigger to target and smack your opponent to knock them out, but it isn’t all that simple.. there is a bit of skill and strategy to be had here as youre able to tackle eachother and knock the ball out of their hands, or make them defenseless for your teammate to hit them, as you are bale to catch a ball and lob it back.. timing this right can make for really great moments, I was having an absolute blast working my way up to rank 5 and unlock the other 3 modes, a 3 v 3 party mode where every ball is a special ball, a 1 vs 1 mode with a circle closing in on you where there are no special alls, and a kill confirmed type 3v3 where you grab diamonds of fallen opponents to tiher score for your team and stop the other team from scoring…
    Kncokout Citys biggest downfall though is that it has a free to play mentality without being free to play..
    Theyre expected to add more content with as seasons go on, but the 5 maps we get now get boring fairly quickly… I was over this game after about maybe only 3 hours of play time…
    on top of that I feel like we need at least a 5 v 5 in a larger world, with more ball drops… too often I found myself just searching for a ball to go help out my teammates…
    Overall I had a really great time with knockout city, this game can be a blast..
    I would jsu hold off for future seasons when this game gets more padded out…
    I give Knockout City an 8/10
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  4. Nov 1, 2021
    8
    Knockout City é um jogo com uma espécie de queimada maluca onde você junta com um time ou luta sozinho.

    Pontos positivos: a gameplay é
    Knockout City é um jogo com uma espécie de queimada maluca onde você junta com um time ou luta sozinho.

    Pontos positivos: a gameplay é muito fluida e funciona bem, os mapas são legais mas poucos existentes, tem modos de jogos legais e para todos os gostos.

    Pontos negativos: mesmo sendo um jogo diferente e nunca visto antes no mercado a pegada dele deixa claro que um dia você irá parar de jogar e que o jogo não terá muito futuro

    Conclusão: É um jogo legal mas não é algo extraordinário e que com certeza você irá enjoar rapidamente.
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  5. Aug 7, 2021
    5
    The characters are so generic!
    The gameplay is fun but in few hours you change the game.
  6. Jun 29, 2021
    1
    I want to like this game SO badly but the matchmaking is horrifically unbalanced and broken.

    When I'm just messing around in a private lobby
    I want to like this game SO badly but the matchmaking is horrifically unbalanced and broken.

    When I'm just messing around in a private lobby with friends, it's nothing but fun. Hysterical moments when you blast one of your friends in the face and their momentum sends them plunging off the side of a building to their doom. Varied and USEFUL different ball types (regular ball, sniper ball, bomb ball, etc) and I spent 90% of my time in a private lobby smiling.

    Then... there's online matchmaking.

    As brand new players, my 2 buddies and I figured it's our first time ever playing, we should face other noobs and have a good time. WRONG. 100% blatantly and completely wrong. We lost 9 out of 9 games we played that night, and our closest score in one of those games was a 10-3 loss.

    Literally every single game, as level 1 players on our first ever night, were matched almost EXCLUSIVELY with kids that are completely decked-out in super expensive cosmetic items and were very highly skilled, they could catch almost anything and could throw balls around corners at us in such a way that you have no chance to catch them as you don't see the ball until the very last moment, etc. We got shellacked 10-1, 10-2 repeatedly.

    If they ever make matchmaking fair, we might revisit this game. But as of this moment in time, we have all uninstalled and have zero plans to ever touch this game again.
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  7. v77
    Jun 2, 2021
    0
    shallow game that may improve over the next few months with more new content, but that at its release time isn't enough to keep you playingshallow game that may improve over the next few months with more new content, but that at its release time isn't enough to keep you playing for long enough Expand