Oddballers Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Oddballers Review, we Bend our knees and thrust our hips – ‘cos it’s time for an intense dose of hard-hitting dodgeball action! OddBallers is a hilariously charming and totally bonkers multiplayer party game where each round is a new, absurd type of dodgeball. And thanks to cross-play, you can play online with your friends no matter their platform: Nintendo Switch, Playstation, Xbox, PC, or Luna!

Oddballers Review

Oddballers Review Pros:

  • Big Chunky cartoon-like graphics.
  • 4.9GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Ubisoft Connect rewards.
  • Crossplay can be turned on and off.
  • Controller settings – Flip sticks, rebind buttons, and stock deadzone slider.
  • Challenges – weekly and core sets.
  • Dodgeball gameplay.
  • Four character models and two custom slots.
  • Customizable section for hats, glasses, gloves, and others. Attitudes are where you can customize your character’s mood, emotes, and emotions.
  • Three ways to play – Online, create private online, and local matches.
  • The how-to-play section serves as a text-based tutorial.
  • Online options – play now 4 players, play now 6 players, and room code.
  • An in-game shop where you buy new customizable items with in-game currency.
  • Loyalty passes work in you earn exp, level up, and unlock rewards.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • The online lobby is a place where you can walk around, interact with other players, invite friends and brush up on the rules.
  • 3 match length options – short (4 points), medium (7 points), and long (11 points).
  • 3 locations – Codham City, Bumpkin farm, and thousand islands.
  • Matches can be set to public or private.
  • You can hide the room code.
  • Add Ai bits to make up the numbers.
  • You play in an arena with power-ups and throwable objects around.
  • Games vary from last man a standing type deals to avoiding falling lava.
  • When eliminated you can still participate from the sidelines by causing environmental issues in the arena.
  • The replay of the last elimination happens.
  • The arena and game mode type change every round.

Oddballers Review

Oddballers Review Cons:

  • It all feels flat and lifeless.
  • You can’t just practice modes.
  • No Ai bot settings for difficulty.
  • Struggled a lot to find online players.
  • No way to bring up the current game rules.
  • You are playing to just unlock basic items to customize your character.
  • No camera controls.
  • Cannot Invert the sticks or sensitivity sliders.
  • The game modes are fine but it likes to do the same handful over and over.
  • You have no control over online games in terms of the modes to play or not play.
  • Should have a playable tutorial.

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Oddballers Review


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Developer: Ubisoft Mumbai

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


I see what Oddballers is going for, a crazy no holds barred party game themed around dodgeball. It adds colorful graphics, scenic locations, many game types, and of course Rabbids because why not? The game is easy enough to pick up and play as it only uses three buttons (dodge, grab and throw) and the modes are quite familiar with a last man standing or avoiding the cursed boomerang to name but a few. The problem with a lot of the game is somehow it all feels lifeless and kind of flat, this is especially bizarre due to how bright, colorful and loud everything is. Oddballers is like Mario Party without the board or interactions. I played more than I thought I would but that was more because I was hoping I was missing something and all of a sudden a cool thing would happen and I would be hooked but it never came, I spent most of my time against bots due to low online number, local play is the best of the bunch as you provide your own fun and commentary but it’s just baffling that Oddballers exists, to be honest, it’s a party game but we have better examples of those and the progression in the game is just cosmetics and again we have games like that already except they have more incentive on top. Overall it’s a case of Oddballers is a good time with local friends if you are really struggling and need a new game but other than that it’s very forgettable.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!