Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy characters to overcome challenges and various obstacles without failing to grab the only crown and become the winner.

Battle bizarre obstacles, barge past unruly competitors, and overcome the unbending laws of physics as you stumble towards greatness. Some levels are basic races, while others have a specific challenge like having to steal another player's tail so you have one when the timer runs out. At the end you take on a race up the mountain to decide the final winner.

Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest to claim the crown. We will report back with news on Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 04/08/2020

Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports

Developer: @FallGuysGame

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 60 players online. You earn your way through each round to be the one who gets to the top of the mountain first. There are competitive free-for-alls and cooperative challenges where the losing team all get eliminated!

The different modes include:
  • Race Modes: Dizzy Heights, Hit Parade, See Saw, Door Dash, Gate Crash, Tip Toe, The Whirlygig, Slime Climb, Fruit Chute.
  • Survival Modes: Jump Club, Roll Out, Block Party, Perfect Match , Tail Tag.
  • Team Modes: Egg Scramble, Rock ā€˜Nā€™ Roll, Fall Ball, Team Tail Tag, Jinxed, Hoopsey Daisy, Hoarders
  • Final Stage: Fall Mountain, Hex-A-Gone, Royal Fumble.
  • Medieval: Hoopsie Legends, Knight Fever, Egg Siege, Wall Guys.
Cross-Play: You can play this across PC and PlayStation 4.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

Use the Kudos currency to purchase outfits and costumes. You can purchase a season pass to access everything in the current season. You can earn this in the game but also purchase with real money:
  • Giant Pack of Kudos £39.99 for 170,000 Kudos
  • Tiny Kudos Pack £3.99 for 12,500 Kudos
  • Fast Food Costume Pack £3.99
  • Collector's Pack £7.99
The Fall Guys Collectors Edition on PC, comes with additional outfits and 10,000 Kudos. On PlayStation 4 the game is free with PlayStation Plus for its launch month.

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3.

ESRB EVERYONE for mild cartoon violence.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Competitive Difficulty: Difficulty not adjustable, because you compete against other players.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.

High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Remap Controls

You can customise the controls for the game as follows:

Remap Buttons: Re-map all buttons/keys.

Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Remap mouse and keyboard.

Invert X/Y Axis: You can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming.

Controller Vibration

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

Informative Vibration: Controller vibration indicates aspects of the game, echoing visual and audio cues.

Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive mouse/stick controls are.

Image

How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Visibility

Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.

Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events.

Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well

Communication

How you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

Preset Chat: Communicate with other players with word-less icons, sounds or preset phrases.

System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @Black1976 and @GeekDadGamer



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