Knockout City

Rating Summary

Based on 57 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

68%

Critics Recommend

Based on 57 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2021

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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No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 2, 2021

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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90 / 100
May 28, 2021

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

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May 21, 2021

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

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8.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2021

At launch, Knockout City lacks in content, but it makes up for it with a strong base game and a ton of potential to grow in the future

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8 / 10
May 28, 2021

Knockout City's surprising depth coupled with its approachable mechanics make it an engrossing new multiplayer offering.

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Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
May 21, 2021

Charging up a shot is still essential, as that makes it faster, and therefore harder to catch or dodge. A lot of successful Knockout City plays, for me, came down to knowing how long to charge up a shot. At certain close ranges, additional power is unnecessary. But there I was, in close-quarters range, laying on my right trigger out of ... instinct? blind faith that a stronger attack is better? ... while my unarmed opponent caught a lucky rebound and immediately bullseyed me. Other times, I fired way too early from a longer range, which often ended in my shot getting deflected in midair by someone else's throw.

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8 / 10.0
May 27, 2021

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.

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7.6 / 10.0
May 21, 2021

‎Knockout City is a fun multiplayer video game that takes advantage of a well-designed playable section, and very accessible mechanics that work wonders. As it is a game as a service it is inevitable that doubt will arise whether it will be able to have enough personality to be considered a success, and even if the base is good and the developers have great plans for the future, there are certain superficial elements that deserve to be explored in greater depth.‎

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76 / 100
May 21, 2021

Knockout City manages to stand out as a multiplayer in the field of gameplay thanks to a different, but familiar premise. Its accessibility invites everyone to participate, but it is in other aspects where it stumbles. A series of business decisions relegate his formula to something fun, but one that could have accomplished much more.

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