Is Fall Guys, Worth Playing?
Fall Guys is a lot of fun in small doses but lacks the addictive replayability commonly found in other Battle Royal games, and as a result, playing solo does get old fast, and even playing in a squad with friends starts to feel stale after a while.

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Product Details
Genre: Battle Royale
Developer: Mediatonic
Publisher: Epic Games
Price: Free
Release Date: 4 August 2020
Supported Modes:

Creative Mode.

In May 2023, Fall Guys received its version of Fortnite’s legendary creative mode, allowing users to create their own levels for the first time.

While the mode is nowhere as complex as Fortnite’s current creative mode (Unreal Editor For Fortnite), it has proven very popular with the community, with over 230k maps being created and published within 48 hours of the editor going live.

While I fully expect Mediatonic to continue releasing new levels (with 50 new levels scheduled to release in season 4 alone), including a curated user-created content playlist signals that user-created content will be central to Fall Guys’ long-term sustainability.


Fame Pass.

It appears Epic Games is experimenting with different length season passes, with Fortnite receiving an event-specific 21-day pass in 2023 and Fall Guys swapping to a series of smaller and cheaper passes that offer faster progression and a greater number of rewards per season, something which should prove popular with the community if the quality of passes persists and the pace progression allows for players to “take a few days away” without falling irreparably behind.

Is Fall Guys Worth Playing

Epic Games Purchase:

Epic Games has a clear strategy for the creation of the metaverse. Part of that strategy involves cornering the market on family-friendly, highly replayable multiplayer games, which lend themselves well to seasonal content. So far, that strategy is working with Rocket League, Dauntless, Fall Guys and Fortnite, all published by Epic Games and made exclusively available on PC via the Epic Game Store.

With Epic outright owning Fall Guys, Fortnite and Rocket League, the metaverse edges ever closer and a future which sees all Epic Games enjoying cross-promotion, such as the Crown Clash promotion, which saw players of all three games receive rewards Fall Guys on any platform.


Business Model Change:

Epic Games Store is the place for high-quality and content-rich free-2-play titles. It surprises no one that Fall Guys would mirror Fortnite’s very successful business model after its acquisition by Epic Games.

While changing your business model can be a risky business, Epic Games and Mediatonic made sure to compensate owners of the game with a bundle of cosmetic items, in-game currency and the season 1 battle pass, ensuring that anyone who purchased the game on either PSN or Steam received generous compensation for their patronage.

In addition, Fall Guys allows players to unlock various free cosmetics with a non-premium currency (Kudos) and unlock many free rewards without purchasing the battlepass.



Everyone wants a piece of the Fortnite Pie. As a result, Epic Games has a good relationship with many intellectual property owners and nowhere is this more evident than in Fortnite, which has enjoyed crossovers with dozens of popular franchises, including Assassins Creed, DC Comics, Star Wars, and The Walking Dead, not to mention the lucrative and long-running relationship with Disney which has seen well over a dozen of Marvel Cinematic Universe characters make their way into Fortnite, including the Avengers, and ever-popular characters such as The Scarlet Witch and Dr Strange.

While Fall Guys has a long way to go if it hopes to out-collab Fortnite, with over 65 collabs under its belt, including iconic characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank), Master Chief, and King Louie (The Jungle Book) it is off to a great start.


Unique but Repetitive:

What makes Fall Guys unique is that it breaks away from many of the traditional elements found in a battle royale title. The developers deserve to be commended for trying something new and creating a title that millions love.

Unfortunately, it has not all been sunshine and roses. Unlike most of the Battle Royale genre, Fall Guys gets old very fast, and even the most diehard fans of casual-competitive games will find it difficult to stay engaged for long periods.

I have around 1200 hours on Fortnite and still eagerly come back for more every chance I get; however, after just 5 hours on Fall Guys, I am already bored, and while much of this is personal preference, the fact remains that Fall Guys does not necessarily appeal to fans of the Battle Royale genre.


Fall Guys offers players a massive selection of free and paid cosmetics to customize the appearance of their Fall Guy. While the lion’s share of customization options are locked behind microtransactions, even free players will, in time, unlock a sizable collection of shaders and cosmetics to help them stand out from the crowd.

Is Fall Guys Worth Playing

Fall Guys FAQ

Fall Guys is a battle royale video game developed by Mediatonic and published by Epic Games, it was released on 4 August 2020 and it is Free-2-Play.

Platform Availability.

Fall Guys is available on the following platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Are The Developers Active?

Despite suffering layoffs in 2023, Mediatonic and Epic Games have reassured the community that Fall Guys remains and priority and will continue to receive updates, at least for the foreseeable future.

That being said, with data miners having discovered Fall Guy character models inside Fortnite, it is possible that the entire game and its powerful editor could become part of Fortnite in future, in much the same way that Rocket Racing, Fortnite Festival and Lego Fortnite exist as their own games, inside of the wider Fortnite metaverse.

How Many People Play Fall Guys?

As of April 2024, around 1,000,000 people play Fall Guys on a fairly regular basis.

How Active Is The Fall Guys Playerbase?

Fall Guys is fairly active, meaning that matchmaking is stable for much of the day in populated regions and viable in less populated regions, even though wait times are considerably longer.

Is Cross-Platform Multiplayer Supported?

Fall Guys supports:

  • Cross-Platform Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Platform Parties.
  • Cross-Generational Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Generational Parties.
  • Cross-Platform Progression.

Is There Group Finding/Matchmaking Support?

Fall Guys offers the following matchmaking options:

  • Skill-Based Matchmaking
  • Region-Based Matchmaking
  • Solo Matchmaking
  • Group Matchmaking

Are There In-Game Microtransactions?

The Fall Guys in-game store sells:

  • Cosmetic Items.
  • Cosmetic Item Bundles.
  • Premium Currency Bundles.
  • Premium Battlepass.
  • Starter Packs.

What Peripherals Are Supported?

The following peripherals are officially supported:

  • Console - Controller.
  • Console - Mouse and Keyboard.
  • PC - Controller.
  • PC - Mouse and Keyboard.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Fall Guys is rated PEGI 3+ and contains no offensive content.

Final Verdict.

Overall, an excellent game for gamers of all ages, but not one that is likely to dethrone Apex Legends, Fortnite, or Call of Duty Warzone.

Is Fall Guys Worth Playing In 2024?

Honest Video Game Reviews has given "Fall Guys" a rating of 7/10, indicating that it is a good game, that is well worth playing, and while it may have a few shortcomings, the average gamer will enjoy it.

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