Rocket League

Rocket League is a sports action game where you drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It's a game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What's not obvious from the start is the level of control that can be achieved with the cars. Experts can use the cars' jet-powered mechanics to fly and flip and dribble the ball with great skill - so much so that there are professional leagues where players compete for big prizes in front of huge crowds.




Nintendo Switch
Xbox One
PlayStation 4


Good Challenge
Popular Choice
Social Play


Competitive Local
Competitive Online
Co-Op Local
Co-Op Online
Go Online With Multiple Players On One Console
Multiplayer With Portable Devices In The Same Room
Multiplayer Online Cross-Platform
Team Up
Teams vs Teams

For children, the e-sports-style competition of online play is a big draw, but they will also enjoy playing with other family members in the same room. Young players will spend time practising mechanics (ability to control the car on the ground and in the air), rotation (intelligent positioning in relation to a teammate and competitor cars), and kickoffs (racing to the ball at the start). They practice the mechanic side of the game using training packs to repeat hard manoeuvres.

To get started use the tutorial, free play modes and play with other family members. It will seem near impossible at first but with practice, you can start to develop better control of the car and the ball.

Good to know

Insights to ensure your child's gaming experience remains safe and enjoyable

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Healthy competition

These games often involve competition, either against AI opponents or other players. This can be enjoyable and promote healthy competition. However, sometimes it can lead to frustration and anger, which might be a sign to take a break. Talk to your child about recognising these feelings and taking breaks when the game is no longer fun.

Improve sports skills

Video games based on sport can help children develop an interest and greater understanding of rules within the sport. Explore the sport outside of the video game to support their interests and develop their skills.

Balance with Other Activities

Children often play sport video games because of interest in the sport itself. Balance their gaming time with playing the real sport together.

Skill level age

Suggested by Family Gaming Database


Although younger players can enjoy mucking around with the cars and the ball, Rocket League only really comes to life as you get the level of skill to play competitively. It can then become an avid hobby and introduction to esports for teenagers.

Content rating


Rated PEGI 3.


There are 31 accessibility features for
Rocket League

Balance Audio Levels
Visual Depiction of Directional Audio

Text Chat
Voice Chat

Adjust Mouse/Stick/Touch Sensitivity, Deadzones and Thresholds
Invert X/Y Axis
Keyboard Alone
Mouse and Keys
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional
Remap Buttons
Remap Mouse and Keyboard
Remap Sticks
Swap Sticks
Vibration Optional

Adjustable Between Levels
Select Difficulty

Adjust Speed
Practice Area

Adjust Head-Up Display
Head-Up Display Navigation
Large Clear Navigation

Simple Minimal Reading

Audio Cues for Visual Events
Colour Adjustments
Large Game Elements
Medium Contrast
Motion Sickness Friendly
No Flashes
No Screen Shake

Data by Family Gaming Database

Game details


Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac

Release date

August 28, 2018, updated in 2018

No. of players

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game.


Action | Simulation | Sports

In-game purchases


More information: Family Gaming Database


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