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Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure

Rating Summary

Based on 28 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

46%

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Based on 28 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 1, 2016
Xbox OneApr 1, 2016
PCApr 1, 2016

Developer: Curve Digital

Genres: Action, Sports

Stikbold! is a single and local multiplayer dodgeball game heavily inspired by the 70's and its athletes. This is a salute to the heroic sportsmanship of the era, a time when tacky was cool and there was no such thing as bad style. Follow the story of world famous Stikbold athletes Björn and Jerome, team up with a dodgeball buddy in co-op team battles or charge head first into a manic free-for-all battles with up to five others. Get beaten in the area? Get revenge from the outside with disgruntled swans, hungry whales and one very lethal minivan.
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Stikbold Announcement Trailer | PS4, XB1 & PC

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At its heart, Stikbold’s a fairly simple game of hitting people with balls, but it has a bunch of fun and silly ideas alongside that which turn it into a manic little party game to while away a few hours.

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Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure takes a sport that few get the opportunity to play anymore and infuses it with a more action oriented approach that surprisingly works quite well.

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Stikbold finally gives the sport of dodgeball a credible representation in a video game. It nails the simplicity and mastery of the sport while remaining fun and humorous, but it lacks online capabilities and is just a bit too short.

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A frequently funny and riotous take on Dodgeball, the lack of online multiplayer and occasionally soft-headed AI isn’t enough to meaningfully detract from the lustre of Stikbold’s blissfully enjoyable local multiplayer shenanigans. This is the dodgeball video game you never knew you wanted.

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