For over a year a half, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been hot property. The mobile version of the game has been extremely popular with players across age segments and currently has hundreds of thousands of loyal fans on both Android and iOS.
Much of the success of PUBG is down to the fact that it takes advantage of the benefits of the Battle Royale genre. This genre of games essentially blends the exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game in a fast-paced last-man-standing environment to provide gamers an unparalleled experience. And the fact that ever-improving silicon technology has brought this genre to mobile devices ensures that gamers can indulge in the immersive world of such games any and everywhere.
While for most PUBG is the go-to game from this genre, there are a number of other games too that are of interest. Here’s a list of five Battle Royale games that are great PUBG alternatives.
The first game in the list is unsurprisingly Fortnite.
The game is arguably PUBg’s biggest contender in the genre, and all because it successfully merges the familiar elements of Battle Royale gameplay with its own whacky style.
Fortnite has been available on PCs and consoles for a while now and made its debut on smartphones in 2018. As opposed to PUBG, Fortnite allows players the freedom to build structures, fly, drive vehicles and even build/destroy objects and buildings.
The latter is something that quite unique to Fortnite and gives it an advantage over the competition. Another basic point of differentiation with PUBG is that Fortnite uses cartoonish characters and a world that is quite reminiscent of the world that Nintendo uses for many of its blockbuster titles such as Mario.
Garena Free Fire
Next up in the list is Garena Free Fire.
Free Fire is the ultimate survival shooter game available on Android and iOS. The game sees users match up against rivals in a 10-minute long game where users are left on a remote island pitted against 49 other players, all in a battle to remain the last man standing.
Much like PUBG, players choose their starting point with their parachute drop and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. The game features vast map which can be explored on foot or using in-game vehicles. Like PUBG, stealth is a big part of the gameplay as players are encouraged to hide in trenches or become invisible by proning under grass to ambush and snipe other players all in a bid to survive till the end.
Rules of survival
A mobile-onlyy game, Rules of survival also features the same idea of survival to provide users with immersive gaming sessions.
Rules of Survival pits 120 players against each other in a game of survival to the end. The game focuses more on skill and patience than on weapons to bring to users a great gaming experience. Although not as popular as PUBG, the game still enjoys a lot of fans across the globe and even has an annual e-sports tournament to its name.
Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground
A fun take on PUBG, Pixel’s Unkown Battle Ground is for those gamers who feel too ovrwhelmed by the very serious nature of PlayerUnkown’s Battleground.
This game is meant for gamers looking for a casual title under the Battle Royale Genre, as it provides a more laid back approach as opposed to PUBG where competition is extremely high.
As such, the game features blocky Pixelated graphics that are a cartoonish take on the world PUBG offers. Because of its nature, the game is quite lightweight and can run on low-end smartphones too. Apart from this, however, the basic gameplay is pretty much the same as PUBG.
From the developers of PUBG, Tencent, this is another survival game that promises immersive gameplay to keep you hooked to it for hours.
Unlike PUBG that focuses on the battle royale nature of the game, CrossFire: Legends brings with it multiple modes such as Team Deathmatch and Mutant mode to stand out from the crowd. The game has a vast selection of weapons and impressive graphics.