Once in a very long time, a multiplayer game comes along that innovates the whole genre. Rocket League is one such game. I first learned about the game because somebody wanted it as a prize for a forum event here. I saw cars and a ball and immediately thought “oh, another futuristic sport”. There have been so many unsuccessful attempts at futuristic games like the old HyperBlade and Deathrow over the years that I was not expecting too much. Wow, this concept is actually viable now in 2015 with multiplayer, Youtube, eSports, and livestreaming. The game itself also makes Rocket League a clear winner by mixing the sport of soccer with customizable rocket vehicles and a giant ball. In fact, you start to wonder as soon as you start to play why nobody did this sooner.
Well, that thought would only be partially true because Rocket league is actually a sequel of a lesser known game unfortunately called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars back in 2008. If that name was not long enough, the game was also only the Playstation 3. Yes, this is one of the few times where the sequel is definitely better than the original.
Rocket League also fully embraces the “sport” by offering game modes and customization galore. The game is also perfect for Esports (competitive gaming). Multiplayer is obviously the main focus, but the game also has considerable solo options such as Exhibition, Season, and Training. Exhibition can be used to improve your items, experience, and Steam Achievements while learning the basics. Season mode gets you working more as a team. I started a season with a team called the Ogres and it really helped having two constant teammates. Training mode allows you to develop your skills like flying. You can get the concept of flying down in free play mode since it has unlimited boost. Then there is is an aerial test where you have 10 tries to fly and knock the ball in the goal. Flying well is one of the most important things to learn in the game along with proper timing.
The biggest draw of course is the multiplayer aspect and Rocket League definitely does not disappoint on that score. You can play other players worldwide either one on one or on two player, three player, and four player teams. You can also participate in multiplayer seasons and compete to be one of the top players in the world. For example, Major League Gaming (MLG) recently hosted a Pro Rocket League season/tournament. The best players in the game usually have widely followed livestreams on Twitch such as Camgears aka Kronovi who is considered to be among the best in the game if not the best. Watching the top players you will notice that flying is a must at that level and that the best can make it look so easy.
Overall, Rocket League is something special and should not be missed. Gaming goodness can be found here by multi-play focused players, solo gamers, hardcore gamers, sports fans, car fans, and even people who like to watch spectacles. The game is a blast to play and still fun to just watch.
- Buy to play.
- Multiplayer focus.
- Has a PS4 version.
- PS4 version has Sweettooth .
- Can use a keyboard or a mouse.
- Replays after every score made.
- There is solo play to get you started.
- Has an Exhibition and Season mode against bots.
- You get a new item for your vehicle after every match.
- Customization of your vehicle includes the body, paint, decals, flags, and wheels etc.
- You can gain experience and levels starting as a rookie.
- Holds a season for ranked multiplayer.
- Both solo and multiplayer have the following game mode choices: 1vs1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, 4 vs 4.
- Steam trading cards.
- Many Steam achievements.
- Has co-op and local co-op.
- Replays allow you to see exactly what happened when a score was made.
- Can customize your character as you play.
- Takes only the good stuff from soccer.
- Easy to just start playing.
- Games are fast and intense.
- Solo mode is there to learn and to get experience.
- Has a strong community that keeps getting stronger.
- Season mode feels almost like the NFL withe standings etc.
- Being difficult to master makes you want to try to learn that next move.
- Has a plethora of options and game modes.
- Can use training to learn different aspects of the game.
- Consistently one of the most viewed livestreams on Twitch.
- Frame rate really drops when trying to record play.
- Premium DLC.
Rocket League is a very fun game, I would recommend everyone to try it, but above all must be purchased. You can play with friends, so it is best when you have nobody to play with.
I tried it on my friend acc,and it is really good,but I don’t have money currently to buy it 🙂
Easiest way to describe this game is the mix of futuristic football and racing game 🙂
Date when I played game: 30.10.2015
Overall Rating: 4.6
Graphic:4.5 – Graphic in this game is really really good for this type of the game.
Content:5 – I enjoy whole time that I spent on this game,it is so good to play with your friends,and without friends too,the content is unique.
Requirments:4.5 – I think the game of this type should be less demanding
Thing i like in this game is that matches are short and if you don’t have that much time this game is awesome. For example for League of Legends you need at least 40 mins. I also like that constant action.
Game where you play with cars and your goal is to play football with them…Cool game with amazing and funny gameplay…..
This is awesome video game with a specific genre let s call it a sport driving video game.In game you got your truck and point is to score a goal.Gameplay is awesome and graphic is great,I suggest this game everybody
Apsolutly phenomenal video game which is really enjoyable while playing with your friends.Game is so interesting and has really good gameplay.I would recommend this game to everyone and I also give 5/5 to this game.Good game !
This game sounds good… Money is the Only Problem…. 🙁
I heard a lot of good stuff about this game I watched one gameplay and can’t deny it 😛 the graphics is good the gameplay too the art design if I’m gonna play this I’ll probably have no complaints about the game. 🙂
One of the best car games that ever existed the game has good graphics and very unique and has originality which is really a good thing for a game 5/5
I adore this game. It’s easily one of the most nail-biting, shouting at your computer screen, clutch games I’ve played in a long time. They struck on gold with Rocket League, its straight forward presentation belie an incredible amount of complexity and finesse.
A game I recommend to everyone!
When it comes to sports games, this is probably the best one out there. I never really enjoyed FIFA or other sports games as much, since they always focused on more realistic characteristics of sports, but Rocket League just takes sports to a whole new level by introducing cars and unrealistic physics that just makes the gameplay a whole lot fun. You can definitely spend hours in this game since it’s just so fun playing sports as a car; definitely the most innovative thing I’ve seen for a sports game. Overall, I’d rate this game a 4.75/5.