The biggest craze in multiplayer games did not come out of the blue. And it’s not alone anymore.

Well, it looks like the new genre is here to stay. But the biggest name in the business right now, the hideously named PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, is not the only game where you can fight for survival on a huge map.

Battle Royale games
GameReleaseGenreDeveloperSale
Hunt Showdown 2018-02-22 Action Crytek 67% Read more
Worms Rumble 2020-12 Multiplayer Team17 Digital Read more
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Iiii Xbox Live Key Xbox One United States 2018-10-12 FPS Treyarch 68% Read more
Last Tide 2018-08-27 Battle Royale Digital Confectioners Read more
Islands Of Nyne Battle Royale 2018-07-12 Indie Define Human Studios Read more
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator 2019-04-01 Indie Landfall Read more
Population One 2020-10-22 VR Battle Royale BigBox VR, Inc. Read more
Hunt Showdown 2018-02-22 Action Crytek 16% Read more
Fear The Wolves 2019-02-06 Action Vostok Games 72% Read more
Population One 2020-10-22 VR Battle Royale BigBox VR, Inc. Read more
Naraka Bladepoint 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment Read more
Mordhau 2019-04-29 Indie Triternion 69% Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic Read more
Hunt Showdown Ronin 2020-12-14 Action Crytek 1% Read more
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Iiii Xbox Live Key Xbox One Europe 2018-10-12 Action Treyarch 56% Read more
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator 2019-04-01 Indie Landfall 34% Read more
Mordhau 2019-04-29 Indie Triternion 64% Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic 43% Read more
Naraka Bladepoint 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment 17% Read more
Naraka Bladepoint Deluxe Edition 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment 20% Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic Read more
Mordhau 2019-04-29 Indie Triternion 75% Read more
Dying Light Bad Blood 2018-09-13 RPG Techland 95% Read more
Mordhau 2019-04-29 Indie Triternion 40% Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic Read more
Naraka Bladepoint Ultimate Edition 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment 20% Read more
Worms Rumble 2020-12-01 Multiplayer Team17 Digital 83% Read more
Worms Rumble 2020-12-01 Multiplayer Team17 Digital 89% Read more
Naraka Bladepoint 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment 17% Read more
Egress 2018-11-08 Indie Fazan Read more
Worms Rumble 2020-12 Multiplayer Team17 Digital Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic 33% Read more
Maelstrom 2018-04-11 Indie Gunpowder Games, LLC 69% Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic Read more
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator 2019-04-01 Indie Landfall 17% Read more
Worms Rumble Legends Pack 2020-12-01 Multiplayer Team17 Digital 94% Read more
Hunt Showdown 2018-02-22 Action Crytek 67% Read more
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Iiii Battlenet Key Europe 2018-10-12 Action Treyarch 19% Read more
Naraka Bladepoint Deluxe Edition 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment Read more
Naraka Bladepoint Ultimate Edition 2021-08-12 Battle Royale 24 Entertainment Read more
Super Animal Royale 2018-12-12 Battle Royale Pixile 38% Read more
The Culling 2016-03-04 Action & Shooter Xaviant Read more
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout Collectors Edition 2020-08-04 Casual Mediatonic Read more
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Iiii Digital Deluxe Battlenet Key Europe 2018-10-12 Action Treyarch Read more
Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Iiii Battlenet Key North America 2018-10-12 Action Treyarch 23% Read more
Worms Rumble Nintendo Switch Nintendo Key Europe 2021-06-23 Multiplayer Team17 Digital Read more
Worms Rumble Deluxe Edition 2020-12-01 Multiplayer Team17 Digital 80% Read more
Fractured Lands 2018-07-31 Action Unbroken Studios 96% Read more
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator 2019-04-01 Indie Landfall 33% Read more
Rapture Rejects 2018-11-29 Indie tinyBuild 97% Read more
Fear The Wolves 2019-02-06 Action Vostok Games Read more
Dying Light Bad Blood 2018-09-13 RPG Techland 92% Read more
Worms Rumble 2020-12-01 Multiplayer Team17 Digital Read more
Population One 2020-10-22 VR Battle Royale BigBox VR, Inc. Read more

Where to go?

Like all the greatest ideas for multiplayer games, the concept of the battle royale stems from the modding community. Passionate computer wizards have been using games and their editors in order to create something unique for years now. Without them, without their devotion, hard work and commitment we would not have Counter-strike nor League of Legends and other MOBA games. You know, the biggest titles in E-sports at the moment. And Battlegrounds looks like the next smash hit when it comes to streaming and tournaments.

PUBG

The game is hugely popular at the moment, even though it’s still in its Early Access stage. The developers, however, are preparing a new desert map, which can now be played on a test server. They’ve already introduced vaulting into the base game, so now the wall you are hiding behind won’t be your castle forever. The company has already reworked its injury system so that hitting different parts of the body yields different damage. And with the looming official launch of the full version, we will probably receive even more goodies and enhancements. PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS looks like a huge, colossal game that we will be with us for the years to come. And with secured funding, a passionate audience, and the whole world watching, the developers will have something to develop for the next decade.

What else to do?

The biggest competitor for PUBG at the moment is Epic’s Fortnite. Epic’s survival game did not fare that well up until the developers decided to publish a version with a battle royale mode. This, of course, led to some controversies surrounding the move as Battlegrounds is using Unreal Engine and apparently, there are some similarities in the mechanics between the two titles, but at the moment at least we have more options. Fortnite, due to its graphics and overall theme, is a bit different from Battlegrounds, it’s more cartoony and there’s more building things, so if you have a Minecraft itch you need to scratch and dodging incoming rockets is your things, by all means, try it out. And it’s free, so you’ll know whether this genre is for you.

 

Fortnite

Another game that has recently added a battle royale mode in order to use the hype created by Battlegrounds is Grand Theft Auto V. Its online component is already hugely popular, but apparently, Rockstar just can’t stop sharing new content for their smash hit. Motor Wars is a battle for survival inside a shrinking kill-box on the map. Sounds familiar? Because it is battle royale for GTA V. If you already own the game, you can check it out.

And if you don’t like vehicles, but dinosaurs are your thing, then you can try out Ark: Survival of the Fittest. Ark is the ever-expanding game that puts you in a world with dinosaurs and other players. In order to survive, you have to build your base, find resources and tame wild beasts. If you want to see whether you will like playing Ark and want to chase other players on the back of a dinosaur, then you have to give this baby a test drive.

The res of the Pack

H1Z1: King of the Kill is a project that the main lead of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds worked on previously. H1Z1 is a bit faster than PUBG and the gunplay mechanics are more arcade than realistic. This means that H1Z1 is a great introduction to the genre. You can learn here to move, scramble for resources and shoot other players. The kill zone shrinks in increments as toxic gas is taking up more and more of the map.

If you are in for the melee fights and can’t be bothered with learning how to shoot, then you definitely should try The Culling out. It’s an FPP game that focuses on close-quarter combat. Even if you find a firearm, then it will probably include just a couple of rounds. The game focuses on creating ad-hoc weapons and traps. But if you find a chainsaw, you will be the boss of the battle. There are also fewer enemies on the map as the mode introduces 16 gamers to the contest. So it won’t go on for ages like in the case of other battle royale games.

Warface

Warface, another ridiculously named multiplayer game, has also received a free DLC with a battle royale mode. It introduces a huge new map and additional achievements, so if you like more realistic games, then you can try the Warface Battle Royale mode out. And it probably is not the only multiplayer game that will try to sway away from the huge audience to their title with a new game mode.

All of these new games and modes have appeared during the last year, can you believe it? If battle royale titles are as popular in the future as they are now, we can surely say that we have a new king of multiplayer competition. And that’s something good – new genres are great for gamers.