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  • Summary: CALLING ALL BRAWLERS.

    Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City, where EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 7, 2021
    90
    Knockout City is basic on the surface but its core mechanics are able to provide so much fun that you may well struggle to put it down. It’s got all the fundamentals right and with just a bit more content added in, this could be something really special. If you’re looking for a unique spin on the competitive multiplayer angle, it’s absolutely worth a look.
  2. Jun 1, 2021
    90
    There are few games that have ever made me scream in anger or shout with unbridled joy as often as Knockout City and I absolutely can’t stop playing. It’s a near-perfect team multiplayer game packed with strategy, heart, and an incredibly impressive level of polish. Even if it’s a bit buggy and lacking in content at the moment, I can’t recommend it enough.
  3. May 24, 2021
    80
    Knockout City is, indeed, a knockout. It’s absolutely a blast, and despite some small issues, it’s an entirely creative and sharp concept and execution. I only hope the fun lasts after the initial buzz and free play period dies down.
  4. May 21, 2021
    80
    Knockout City bets on playability and fun with a Dodgeball game full of personality. Its map design and special balls enrich a well-designed gameplay. If you like multiplayer games, this one will pleasantly surprise you with its style. It is a solid bet within its genre by EA Originals, more being released on EA Play and Xbox Game Pass.
  5. May 27, 2021
    80
    I’m shocked with how well Knockout City turned out. It’s easily the biggest surprise of 2021, something everyone should give a go while it’s still free to try.
  6. May 28, 2021
    80
    Knockout City is easily one of the most pleasant surprises so far this year, managing to turn a game of dodgeball into an addictive and high-octane multiplayer brawl with a unique Zeerust twist in its aesthetics and silky smooth gameplay that anyone can get into. Hopefully it still ends up being a success after the current trial period, because it would be amazing to see just how massive and fun of a city Velan Studios can eventually make.
  7. May 25, 2021
    75
    Fun but 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 playing for long enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. May 26, 2021
    10
    İ really love this game. I had so much fun playing the game, I will definitely buy this game. i hope the game improves more with updates
  2. Jun 3, 2021
    10
    Jet Set Radio's aesthetic meets a very competitive and natural dodgeball PvP multiplayer game.

    NO AIMING REQUIRED – "Easy to learn,
    Jet Set Radio's aesthetic meets a very competitive and natural dodgeball PvP multiplayer game.

    NO AIMING REQUIRED –
    "Easy to learn, difficult to master" is the ideal PvP element in any fast-action game, and it's true for this one: The controls are straightforward, it comes down to your timing and positioning to get good at this game.

    BRING YOUR FRIENDS! –
    The base 3v3 gametype is equally fun with randoms and also friends. With friends, you can of course coordinate better, but sometimes you just want a fun unranked dodgeball game, to both work with potential new friends to win and also show them up to become the MVP. It's also incredibly easy to make friends with recent players. Communication is simplistic but surprisingly effective. Though there's no quick command to call for backup when you're outnumbered, or when you've spotted an enemy, you can coordinate with attacks and passing. Small things like passing to level up your ball and coordinating a strike with team players.

    VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF DODGEBALL. –
    There are a variety of dodgeball gametypes that rotate on a weekly basis (Think like Splatoon, but because everything lasts a week rather than a day it's a lot easier to do what you want to do). There are both team games and free for alls, so keep a lookout for what cool events there are on the week you're playing.

    LEVEL UP AND STYLE UP! –
    This is a season pass game, but the season pass is free. That means you get a good feeling of progression constantly as you gain experience, and earning a reward at each level. The rewards can be the game's currency that you can spend at the 24-hour rotating shop, or they can be cosmetics for your character (You can instantly flip between 3 character designs if you can't settle on one) or even your profile. As far as I've seen, each player gets different unlocks for each level as they're randomly assigned (And sorted from the usual uncommon to legendary rarity). That means after the first round, it's going to be incredibly rare that you'll encounter another player that looks like you. Unless of course, for maximum threat, you and your crew don the same look.

    CREWS –
    Make a crew with your friends and work together to earn additional challenges to net XP and currency. These challenges can include ones specifically where you play with teammates, or you can just play solo and contribute to the team counters for a weekly challenge such as "Get 100 KOs". If your crew accomplished this task at the beginning of the week without you and you log in at the end of the week before the new week rolls in, you reap the rewards too! You will have your own team insignia which glows on the back of your jacket, and a specific car design that always drops your team off to the battlefield, all for the sake of style.

    BOTTOM LINE –
    It's free till level 25. It's absolutely worth trying it out, and if you like it, it's absolutely worth supporting the developer for a fun game. If you have Xbox Gamepass Ultimate, it's entirely free, so there's definitely no excuse to not pick it up.
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  3. May 23, 2021
    10
    An amazingly fresh take on the sports/shooter/fighter genre. Like Rocket League, it doesn’t fit into one descriptor. Crisp stylized cartoonAn amazingly fresh take on the sports/shooter/fighter genre. Like Rocket League, it doesn’t fit into one descriptor. Crisp stylized cartoon graphics on Xbox Series X, and an amazing customization system with nothing locked to gender. $20, which is a steal given the price includes: all future or current battle passes for seasons, personal leveling, competitive, rotating items in the shop, and access to all current or future maps. A few server issues the first day, nothing to be surprised about for a new game by a small team. Overall exceptional, esports material, and great to spend 20 minutes or 2 hours in. Expand
  4. May 28, 2021
    8
    e-sport muy divertido para jugar con amigos al "quemado" o "balon prisionero" con pelotas con efectos, saltos especiales y mapas muye-sport muy divertido para jugar con amigos al "quemado" o "balon prisionero" con pelotas con efectos, saltos especiales y mapas muy originales. Muy recomendable Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2022
    8
    This game is highly addictive! Gameplay loop is extremely well done, customization is fun too! My GF and I have been addicted since launchThis game is highly addictive! Gameplay loop is extremely well done, customization is fun too! My GF and I have been addicted since launch last year. Give it a shot! Expand
  6. Jun 5, 2021
    8
    I had so much fun in this game i had it with gamepass and nice game to just enjoy and relax
  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

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