Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Reviews

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Jun 24, 2022

The main thing that lets it down is its new economy; unlike previously, you cannot use Crowns to purchase the best costumes in the shop, and Kudos is harder to earn too. Your Crowns instead go towards a ranking with long-term unlocks. They're replaced by Show-Bucks, a premium currency needed for all the coolest stuff, which stings a bit after years of access to everything. It lessens the impact of winning because you can just buy all the rarer items now. The free Fame Pass is still there, but it's supplemented with a premium tier, which is really the only way to earn Show-Bucks without simply buying them. Despite these concerns, the game is just as fun as it ever was, and thankfully none of the things you can buy alter gameplay. There's so much to like about Fall Guys, and now it's open to everyone.

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Jun 24, 2022
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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

A collection of exciting minigames and a burst of every colour under the rainbow makes Fall Guys a consistent delight.

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80 / 100
Aug 7, 2020

In a genre overstuffed with guns and grenades, this cute and cuddly battle royale stands out.

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Aug 6, 2020

Nothing else has ever paired high tension with complete silliness like this, and Fall Guys reveals we should've been doing it a long time ago

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Aug 6, 2020

Exactly the sort of fun, colourful, and purposefully silly multiplayer game the world needs right now, even if it's not exactly the most polished video game of the year.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2020

Fall Guys is a masterful mix of party and prowess, held back only by lack of variety and a few lackluster games.

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7 / 10
Aug 18, 2020

Fall Guys' charming presentation and approachable mechanics make it the most welcoming battle royale yet, with just a few blemishes keeping it from greatness.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Aug 4, 2020

With new stages to be added in coming updates, Fall Guys is already cementing itself in the “favorites” section of my Steam library.

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Aug 6, 2020

Prolific server issues and slim bonus settings are holding Fall Guys back for now, but for the time being, the wobbly obstacle course battle royale forges its own path. It's easy to envision the game only getting bigger from here on out—especially considering this launch era has been declared as Season 1, battle pass and all. As a foundation, Fall Guys is an endlessly engaging one. I'll be chuckling as I fumble to finish lines for quite some time.

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Aug 5, 2020

Fall Guys is a fun party game that wonderfully replicates TV’s silliest game shows, but replaces the boring humans with lovely bumbling egg monsters.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

If none of our hopes and dreams pan out (I'm sure at least some of them will considering the game's early success), Fall Guys is still one of the feel-good excursions of 2020. How much longevity players can get out of it will vary from person to person, but as someone who had essentially called it quits on the all-too-samey battle royale genre, I'm having a ridiculously fun time right here and now.

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8 / 10
Aug 7, 2020

Full of cute and cuddly jellybean dude bumbling into each other in a race for the crown, Fall Guys is just about the most wholesome battle royale imaginable, and a whole lot of fun.

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9 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

It's never ceased to bring me smiles. It's consistent happiness. Fall Guys is why I play games, and if my biggest complaint is that I can't get more people in on the fun, that's a pretty good sign for its future.

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Unscored
Aug 7, 2020

A must-play if you already subscribe to PlayStation Plus. A hearty party-game recommendation if you can convince online friends to join in. A tough sell for loners or couch co-op players.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2020

Fall Guys is a crazy and cozy take of the battle royale concept. Mediatonic did a brillaint job to create a social platform with 11 hectic event, with the classic "easy to learn, hard to master" party gameplay. If the British studio will keep to support the game with new contents, it has the chance to become a proper classic.

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Aug 15, 2020

It's hard to not fall in love with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

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Aug 5, 2020

This silly multiplayer online game is like a Teletubbies-style athletics tournament, and is a good entry point for the battle royale curious

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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2020

Fall Guys is an excellent chaotic multiplayer game that can be played by people of any skill level, and that is its greatest strength. Sadly repetition has well and truly set in after several weeks of play, but if the developers at Mediatonic keep dishing out updates and new content on a regular basis, this could be just as influential and essential as Rocket League.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is extremely entertaining, and it's really hard not to fall in love with it. Bringing some friends is recommended, as it can lead to hilarious outcomes – and it helps during team games, too. With updates, it could easily go from a summer fad to a real mass phenomenon.

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