|a game by||Psionic Systems|
|Platforms:||XBox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4|
|Editor Rating:||9.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.6/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Futuristic Racing Games, Fast Paced Games, Split Screen Games, Local Multiplayer Games, Fast-Paced Games|
Rocket League is an immensely unique multiplayer game that mixes the classic sport of soccer with fast-paced racing mechanics. Like other massively popular online games like Fortnite Battle Royale and League of Legends, Rocket League offers an approachable and enjoyable gameplay experience with a surprising amount of complexity. With modes available for both single-player and multiplayer groups, there's enough variety to keep you engaged for hours on end. That's a good thing too, as there are hundreds of unlockable cosmetic goodies to unlock, along with an addictive “rocket pass” progression system to keep you intrigued.
Main Game Features
- Simple but deceptively complex gameplay mechanics
- Full solo season and multiplayer game modes
- Ranked and casual online playlists
Regardless of if you're playing solo or in one of the many multiplayer modes, the core mechanics of Rocket League are always the same. Whether on a team or by yourself, you'll face off in exciting arcade-style matchups, where you use a rocket-powered car to play a simplistic version of soccer.
The car controls are easy-to-learn, allowing you to accelerate, use a standard and quick-brake, flip your car for extra speed and power, and utilize boost to go super-fast. Your objective is always the same; score more goals than your opponent in the allotted time. It can take a while to get used to the controls in Rocket League, but the concept is incredibly easy to understand and makes it a very welcoming game. There are dozens of tutorials to help learn the finer points of the core gameplay mechanics, and like any great multiplayer game, there's always room to improve.
Modes of Play
There are so many different modes in Rocket League that it might be hard to pick what to play first. If you're new to the game, the best place to start (besides with Training) is the fully-fledge Season mode. Here, you can create your own custom team and carry them through a full season of intense matches against computer-controlled opponents. There are multiple difficulty options for the AI, allowing you to ramp up the challenge as you improve. Season mode is the best place to test your mettle and prepare for the multiplayer battleground.
Once you're ready to take on other players, you can hop into any of the exciting and enjoyable multiplayer modes. There are three main categories of modes, Casual, Ranked, and Extra Modes. If you're looking to kick back and not play too hard, you can queue up for 1v1 Duels or team-based matches in the Casual playlist, with some fun and hectic modes like 4v4 Chaos to spice things up. When you're feeling brave, you can play most of the same modes in Ranked play, where you will be awarded a rank based upon your performance. Every few months, a new competitive season is introduced, continuously challenging you to improve your rank. Extra Modes are also incredibly fun, letting you play various sports like hockey, Basketball, and some other especially silly matches like Rumble and Dropshot. Each mode provides a slightly different experience, giving a wide array of options for all player-types.
Whether you're having a blast in Season, Casual, Ranked, or Extra Modes, Rocket League is always rewarding you with new cosmetic items to outfit your car. With hundreds of unique items ranging from decals and flags to toppers and paint-jobs, there's no shortage of fun ways to stand out on the field. Like most great games, Rocket League is always beckoning you to play another match, resulting in hours of competitive and often ridiculous entertainment.
If you're looking for a new multiplayer game to dig your teeth into and you don't mind a bit of learning, Rocket League is easily one of the best experiences out there. Give it a try!
- Highly addictive progression system
- Scoring a goal is consistently satisfying
- Unique modes and rotating playlists
- Can be hard to rank up
- Needs more single-player content
- Takes many hours of play to become proficient