Last Man Falling.
Battle royale games are now some of the most played games whether it’s on a mobile device or a console. The latest game to hop on the last man standing bandwagon is Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and it comes with an entirely fresh and admittedly fun new concept.
In a nutshell, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout brings in up to 60 players, where you get to move around a large field filled with obstacles where the aim is to cross the finish line. You’ll be going through subsequent rounds with different obstacles which at times also require the help of other players for you to win.
Similar to the last man standing concept, you can also push, grab, or assist anyone so you can win – the only objective is that you cross the finish line. The stages get more complicated over time, and on the last round, a randomized mini-game will determine who the winner is.
The obstacles vary from easy to difficult, and with a moving platform that reminded me of Takeshi’s Castle. I initially was having fun with the game, but that briefly ended when I realized someone was pushing me off the edge to make my avatar fall (hence the name). It gets competitive, and at times frustrating especially if you are close to the finish line – but just like other battle royale games, the main concept is to survive and be the last man standing.
Since each level is randomized, you won’t really know what stage you will be in once you start playing. The mini-games range from races, survival, team matches, and a ‘final round’.
The multiplayer concept is the main thing driving Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and while I’m generally not a fan of online-based multiplayer modes, there’s a certain level of fun with the game that made me smile every time – though that changes into frustration just a few minutes after.
Overall, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout delivers the fun and is definitely a fresh new take on the battle royale genre. The only thing we’re thinking about is how will the game be supported with updates and future seasons. If they manage to offer more content similar to what games like PUBG and Fortnite are doing, then there’s a good chance the game will have a longer stay on my PS4.
We played the game on the PS4 and is part of the free game lineup for PS Plus subscribers. The game is also available on Steam for the PC. The developers said that they’re working on bringing the game to more platforms, but it wasn’t stated when.
+ Easy learning curve
+ Fun to play for both kids and adults
We Didn’t Like:
– Slight server issues
Final Rating: 4/5