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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Rubber Bandits (2021) is a fast-paced fighting game where you battle opponents with wacky objects in a race to complete objectives. In each of the eight game modes, you can use anything you find in the levels as a weapon you can throw or use as a melee weapon. With fast-paced fights, wrestling-style over-the-top action, and absurd objectives to reach for, it's lighthearted, low-stakes, and silly fun.

You play with up to three other players and choose from one of the eight game modes, which include a classic all-against-all battle to the death, a robbery game where you need to collect the most artefacts and escape, and a mode where you fight against computer-controlled police. Each player has three lives, and when they are all lost, they can rejoin the round as a policeman who can use their taser to fight.

In each, you can use any item you find, including a torch, a bomb, and even a flamingo statue, to whack others and defeat them. Experimenting with the physics and what you can do with each weapon is essential; coming up with ambitious ways to destroy your opponents can often lead to even more hilarity.

The result is a fast-paced, frenetic party game that offers a wide variety of games that require quick thinking and cunning. The multitude of bizarre and amusing ways you can fight allow for endless moments of unique and hilarious chaos.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Rubber Bandits 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Race game with Action and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Cross-Play: Play across all systems.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Rounds are very short and fast-paced, with some game modes ending when one person completes the objective and others being last-man-standing battles where each player has three lives.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Play is fast-paced and good control is required, and each player should be prepared to lose very quickly on occasion. However, younger players with a good helping of patience and sense of humour often really enjoy the hilarity of simply failing when they least expect it - of from a chair to the head.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.


Rubber Bandits usually costs £7.99 to £9.99.

Rubber Bandits

Switch Store Switch £9.99
Steam Store PC £7.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
XBox Store Xbox One -
XBox Store Xbox X|S -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You can buy packs that contain extra in-game outfits and items you can use to fight each other. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/12/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Fighting, Race (Action and Traversal)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Flashbulb Games (@FlashbulbGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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