Knockout City

Electronic Arts, Velan Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
81
Top Critic Average
69%
Critics Recommend
Based on 56 critic reviews
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Knockout City

Rating Summary

Based on 56 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 56 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 21, 2021
Xbox Series X/SMay 21, 2021
PlayStation 5May 21, 2021
Xbox OneMay 21, 2021
PlayStation 4May 21, 2021
PCMay 21, 2021

Developer: Velan Studios

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Fighting, Action, Sports

COMING SOON: Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City™, where you settle the score with EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES. Brace yourself for outrageous fun and intense competition in an all-new take on team-based multiplayer games. Customize your character and form a Crew with friends to start your Knockout City takeover. Knock out opponents with trick shots and coordinated teamwork while dodging and catching balls flying across the map. No ball? No problem! You can literally ball up, roll into a teammate’s hands, and become the ultimate weapon! A variety of outlandish ball types, locations, and game modes keep it exciting. Plus, each season introduces new maps, ball types, rewards, events, and challenges! Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance! Frantic and Fun — 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! Crew Up — 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! Define Your Style — Show off your status and unique look through character and Crew designs with expansive character creation options. Customize your appearance, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and Crew vehicle to win, lose, and taunt animations. Take On Knockout City — Battle it out with other Crews across dynamic maps all over the city. Each map’s special features make every match an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with pneumatic tubes, on skyscraper rooftops, across busy streets—and even at the local burger joint and construction sites. While you’re dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, rooftop drops, and even a wrecking ball or two. Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar — It’s easy to pick up and play thanks to familiar controls, but practice is key to becoming a champion. On a level playing field, only the most skilled ballers stand out from the crowd. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs. Stay tuned for details about upcoming beta tests, limited-time events, and more!

Knockout City Critic Reviews

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Knockout City punches above its weight as a complex and uniquely fun competitive brawler.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Velan Studios transposes the sport of dodgeball into what's a fun, friendly shooter that bears no arms, though it currently lacks legs.

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Knockout City's fantastic spin on dodgeball combat has surprising depth, making it one of the best team-based PvP games in years.

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Clever and unique dodgeball battles make this an easy pick, especially during the free trial.

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Knockout City's Heatwave Event Starts Soon

Knockout City's Heatwave Event Starts Soon

It has been announced that Knockout City will be holding s summer event next week

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Knockout City Celebrates 5 Million Players Since Launch

Knockout City Celebrates 5 Million Players Since Launch

Knockout City just launched on May 21, but it's already been played by five million players, Velan Studios revealed in an accolades-heavy blog post today.

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Knockout City Launch Trailer

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Knockout City: Official Reveal Trailer

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