Howdy gamers! There are plenty of sports games out there, and also tons of automobile-related games.  But how many of them combine both into the same game?  Rocket League does and it’s a blast!  The game was released in 2015 for PC and Playstation 4 by Psyonix and was a sequel to a previous game they made that wasn’t as successful.  In September 2020, Rocket League made the transition to free to play and was made available on Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch over time.

The basic concept of Rocket League is to play soccer with cars, but not just any cars, soccer field or ball.  Rocket League straps you into a rocket-propelled vehicle and lets ram a giant soccer ball to get it into your opponent’s goal.  Most matches are 5 minutes long and are 1v1 or teams up to 4 players each.  The field has boosters that can help speed the player around, smack the ball harder, or ram other players to destroy them demolition derby style. 

If your car is taken out you will randomly spawn in a new location on the field in a few seconds.  Players can also make their cars jump for aerial ball strikes.  There have been a few updates that have added some new things to the game.  You can customize your matches with things like a square ball, or lower gravity.  There hockey and basketball like matches, and even special power ups added to some maps.

If you haven’t tried Rocket League, it’s the perfect time to try now that it’s free to play, go rocket yourself to victory!