Fall Guys is now the most downloaded PS Plus game of all time, says PlayStation

By Heidi Nicholas,
Can you remember a time before Fall Guys? The game only launched a few weeks ago, but it's hard to remember a time when we weren't all obsessed with these tiddly candy-coloured jelly beans and their chaotic adventures. Fall Guys attracted so many players at launch that the servers were overwhelmed, and the game's only grown since then. Now, according to PlayStation, it's the most downloaded PS Plus game of all time.

It seems none of us can resist the temptation of hurtling those jelly-bean characters through increasingly chaotic challenges: outracing slime, diving through hoops, pelting over and around every type of obstacle, and trying to force those wobbly little legs to move just a little faster to claim the crown.

Fall Guys may look cute and colourful — it's a new take on a battle royale, no guns, no blood — but it's probably just as responsible for destroying friendships as the equally cute and colourful Overcooked! 2. All teamwork goes out of the window once jelly beans start pushing each other off beams, leading each other into traps, or just causing a massive pileup to steal the win, and there's no time to feel pity for fallen beans when you're racing up Fall Mountain with the crown glinting just ahead.

The constant jump from one type of round to another, such as races or survival, keep the game from growing stale, and although players already seem frustrated with team games, the devs are already discussing new ways to play — including crossplay, squad mode and special playlists. We'll be getting a look at the game's second season during Thursday's Opening Night Live event, and Mediatonic seems determined to continue to add new content. From the sounds of things, Fall Guys will be popular for some time to come.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!