Knockout City punches above its weight as a complex and uniquely fun competitive brawler.
My recent adventures with Knockout City have reminded me that dodgeball, the actual playground game, rules. It’s the 4th grader equivalent of a Wild West standoff—watching and waiting with a full dose of adrenaline for the other guy to make a move and (hopefully) catch whatever they throw your way.
That’s part of why Knockout City is so damn good. Having walked the hallowed grounds of the elementary school blacktop myself, I can feel the scratchy rubber deforming my face as my little Dodgebralwer gets gobsmacked by a supersonic sphere. I’ve lived that! I can’t say the same for the thousands of times I’ve been shot or blown up in Call of Duty, thankfully.