Rocket League has captured the gaming world's imagination in a way that no one could have predicted. The sequel to the little-known Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battlecars is one of the year's best-selling games across all platforms, proving that throwing two teams of micro-machines into an arena with a giant ball and two goals is the most ingenious sports idea of the century. It's beautiful in its simplicity, with no ability-based levelling, no power-ups, and no cheats to unbalance the gameplay. The ease with which you can get to grips with Rocket League's controls deceives the fact that it takes a huge amount of dedication to become truly great at it. The high skill ceiling and sublime physics-based gameplay recently got it officially declared as an e-sport too, and events are already being held all over the world pitting the best of the best against each other. You know what this means? Tons upon tons of incredible goals - the kind of gravity-defying, high-flying efforts that you won't encounter in your average kick-about. From short back n' forth passing plays to amazing solo runs and audacious bicycle kicks, it's all here in this list of the greatest goals scored so far in the sleeper hit game of the year. With Rocket League's popularity continuing to grow, we have reason to be hopeful that there'll be plenty more like these for years to come.
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