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Brawlout Review

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Posted: 8 months ago.

Author: Thom Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Brawlout is a fighting game with 4-player battles in levels with lots of platforms. You try to knock the other players off and win the round. As you inflict damage you can hit them further. Like, Super Smash Bros you also have dash, melee and ranged attacks, but here with original characters and maps.

There are 25 playable characters (including cameos from Hyper Light Drifter, Guacamelee!, Yooka-Laylee, and Dead Cells) each with unique attacks that are unlocked as you play, along with new arenas. The majority of characters can't block or grab which gives emphasis to large combo attacks, and building up your Rage Meter, which once full allows you to deal a high amount of damage.

You have the option to play against the computer or against online players, in normal, hard or arcade mode matches. There are some single player and online tournaments too. Winning battles in any more earns you currency to unlock outfits, characters and maps.

While there are a lot of brawling games to choose from, Brawlout stands out for its play for four people on the couch. It avoids the commercial feel of bigger franchises like Super Smash Bros, but still offers a polished experience that requires skill and learning of a large variety of movement mechanics.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 19/04/2017, updated in 2018

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Developer: Angry Mob Games (@AngryMobGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 4 minutes and 8 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You can play in the same room on one system with four people sharing a screen.

CostsCosts

Brawlout usually costs £0 to £24.99. 

Brawlout

Brawlout Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £23.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Brawlout Demo

PlayStation Store PS4 Free

Brawlout Standard Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. Violence consists of kicks, punches and the use of some weapons. There is no blood or visible injury. The character’s reactions to the violence are over exaggerated with bright flashes and smoke effects on impact. A character can appear worn down when it’s health bar is low but the violence is never up close or severe.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Brawlout Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@AngryMobGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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