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Posted: 12 weeks ago, last updated 8 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Knockout City is a futuristic sports game were rival crews take on dodgeball style battles. It combines arena battles with projectile combat. With the focus on the ball as much as the other players, this brings more strategy and a great emphasis on sports gameplay than games like Overwatch or Fortnite.

You can customise your character and create a team with friends. Then take on opponents in online matches opponents. These are sprawling battles that take place in large open city environments. You learn a range of trick shots and coordinated team moves to take down opponents. Passing the ball powers it up to increase damage.

Although each match is either 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all, there are a range of ball types, locations, and game modes. These will be expanded each season with new content and game options.

The result is a high octane game that combines the skill-based locomotion of Rocket League with the more direct competitive nature of games like Overwatch. It’s easy to pick up but requires practice to master.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 21/05/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting and Sports

Developer: @VelanVentures


Duration: It takes between 6 minutes and 12 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play this with 8 players online. Cross-Play: You can play across different systems.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.
You will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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. There's a Brawl Shop in the game, where you can buy cosmetic items for customisation with Holobux. You earn Holobux just by playing and levelling up, but if you want to buy Holobux with real money.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

ESRB TEEN. This is likely to be for 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.


We don't know of any accessibility settings for this game.

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