Battle-royale games are starting to take over the mainstream mainly due to the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. For those who have no idea what “battle-royale” is, it is a large-scale last man-standing deathmatch where players fight until one player is left alive. It is the perfect genre for gamers who want an adrenaline-packed, action shooting game.
And if you happen to be interested in trying the genre out, here is our list of the top 5 battle-royale games right now:
Top 1 – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
With a Steam version that sold more than 24 million copies and held a Steam record of over 3 million concurrent players, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games on the internet right now. Developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Bluehole Studios, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a last man-standing shooter game. It is a PVP action game in which up to a hundred players fight in a battle-royale match until one is left alive. Players can choose to enter a match solo or a team match comprised of four people. The last person or team left alive wins the game.
Top 2 – Fortnite: Battle Royale
Fortnite is a cooperative sandbox survival game that was first released as a paid early access game in July 2017 for Microsoft Windows gaming PCs, XBox One, PlayStation, and Macintosh systems. However, in September 2017, its developer Epic Games decided to release its PvP Battle Royale mode for free, turning the game into an overnight sensation. Described by its developers as a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead, the game is set in contemporary Earth that wiped 98% of the world’s population, and caused the spawn of zombie-like creatures.
In its battle royale mode, the game supports up to 100 players, either individuals or groups with four individuals, each player will then hunt the others until one individual or team is left behind.
Top 3 – H1Z1: King of the Kill
H1Z1: King of the Kill is a competitive and fast-paced battle-royale shooter game. The game starts with 150 players parachuting in from an unknown location above the map. After they land, they must scavenge for tools and guns to defend themselves and also use to hunt other players. The game also allows players to ride vehicles to hunt more quickly, and craft makeshift tools or body armors. All you need to do is survive and be the last man surviving.
Top 4 – The Culling
The Culling is a battle-royale, first-person combat video game from Xaviant. It was released into Early Game Access in March 2016 and was officially released on October 5, 2017. The game starts with 16 players placed in an arena, either a small prison or prison, with buildings filled with loot. The players are then given 25 minutes to explore, scavenge items, hunt and kill each other. It is a focused, brutal, and adrenaline-filled battle-royale game.
Top 5 – Last Man Standing
Another adrenaline-fueled game to add to the list, the Last Man Standing is a battle-royale game developed by an indie-company known as Free Reign Entertainment. The game is filled with non-stop shootout where players must outwit and outplay their opponents in a massive dynamic warzone to win and be the Last Man Standing. The game starts with up to 100 other players thrown into the battlefield, searching for weapons and attachments to enhance their tactical style and compete.