System: Oculus Quest
Price at Time Of Review: £14.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 1.02 GB
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: Welcome to the Knockout League, a single player arcade style boxing game built from the ground up for Virtual Reality. Its intuitive gameplay involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement that lets you attack how you want without relying on buttons for main gameplay. Train up with various boxing drills to take on a crazy cast of characters with different fighting styles and gameplay in order to become the champion of the Knockout League!
Review: This is one of those games that takes a while to get used to especially the blocking and constant defence gameplay style, but once you get the hang of it, you will start to realise just how much fun it is. Just be warned that this is a very physical game, you will be very tired after just a few fights. But you will start to swear blind you can feel the punches hitting the opponent after a while and each hit you get in, no matter how small will feel very satisfying.
Sadly for those looking for a punch-fest game, this is not the game for you. It’s more about strategy, more about skill than you would think. Sure it has that classic “Punch-Out!!” style to it in looks and sounds, but this is no retro refresh. OK, so it does have a cartoon style to it, but this is a game that is very mature and playing this for a few minutes is like doing cardio exercise for an hour. This game hits the mark and feels deeply satisfying to play. If this is what the early access game looks like, the finished game will be amazing.