Rumbleverse combines all of the deep mental mind games and combat sensibilities of a fighting game with the last-person-standing objective of a battle royale to incredible effect, leading to one of the most refreshing takes on the battle royale genre in recent memory.
Iron Galaxy has not only put forward one of the best games of 2022 so far, it's also created one of the best battle royales in a long time. It manages to be wildly different from its contemporaries while also being a game worth learning and mastering in its own right. While it's impossible to predict what Rumbleverse will look like by this time next year or a few years from now, this game is off to a great start and has already shown world champion potential.
Rumbleverse occasionally delivers the type of bruising highlights that look good on livestreams, but is held back by a lack of content and unbalanced mechanics that actually discourage the brawling that’s supposed to be the game’s bread and butter. You may want to go a few rounds with Rumbleverse given its nonexistent entry fee, but don’t expect it to go the distance.
Rumbleverse might be a ridiculous, cartoony dust-storm of wrestling action, but it's shockingly fun and extremely balanced. A few hit detection issues aside, the free-to-play game is one of the most addicting and accessible melee-focused battle royale titles around.
Rumbleverse's unique fusion of battle royale structure and fighting game depth is a great, though sometimes imperfect, match.
Despite some decent combat and sustainable charm, Rumbleverse has very little going on to hold your attention beyond one or two sittings.
One of the most original battle royale titles inspired by fighting games. Perfect for those who are looking for something new and fresh in the genre.
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Iron Galaxy's grand entrance into the Battle Royale arena gets knocked out by a soulless aesthetic, launch-window technical issues, and mismanaged design.