Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Action 21 August 2012
The next installment in a cult online fist person shooter series, which originated in the early 2000's as a Half-Life modification. This game was created by Valve Corporation, who purchased the rights to the massively popular mod and later developed its commercial editions. The core gameplay is built upon competition between two teams of players: terrorists and counter-terrorists. Eliminating opponents is rewarded with cash, which can be spent on new gear and weapons. There are four main game modes: Arm Race, Demolition, and two tournament varieties. The authors did not try to revolutionize the classic gameplay mechanics, mostly focusing on visual improvements to match modern standards. Most of the in-game maps are based on the original ones, and most of the changes relate do weaponry.
Action 20 November 2018
Another entry in the series of first-person shooters developed by DICE. Battlefield V takes place during the World War II. In addition to a single player story campaign, the game features an advanced multiplayer mode.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Action 26 September 2017
Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer action game developed by Epic Games. The game is based on the battle royale formula and is similar to e.g. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. A hundred players are transported onto an island with almost nothing in their inventory. The player is tasked with finding or looting weapons, traps, and other pieces of gear. The game offers the players much leeway - one can run around and shoot as much as they like, nonetheless, one can also assume the stealthy approach, hide in an appropriate spot and eliminate the foes with a sniper rifle. Additionally, one can acquire more resources from buildings, trees, etc. and use them to construct numerous objects such as stairs, covers, and bridges. The only objective the player is tasked with is staying alive until the end of a match. This task is even more difficult due to the fact that the battlefield shrinks continuously. The game is based on Unreal Engine technology, also used in the production processes of such games as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Tekken 7.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
Action 12 October 2018
Another entry in the Call of Duty series and the fourth entry in the Black Ops sub-series. It was developed by Treyarch. Contrary to the previous installments, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII lacks a single player campaign. Instead, the developers introduced a battle royale multiplayer mode called the Blackout.
Ring of Elysium
Ring of Elysium is a third-person shooter that enables us to take part in battle royale matches, in which a hundred players land on an empty island and fight with each other until there is only a single player left standing. The game contains a realistic physics engine and the ability to destroy objects and buildings.
World War 3
An online free-to-play first-person shooter developed by The Farm 51, a Polish studio known for such titles as Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, Deadfall Adventures, or Get Even. World War 3 was created with cooperation of military specialists and is a commercial continuation of the project implemented at the commission of the OBRUM facility, which is associated with Polski Holding Obronny (Polish Defense Holding). In the game, we assume the role of soldiers fighting in the eponymous fictional conflict, while the action takes place in such locations as Paris, London, or Berlin. Battles are fought in PvPvE mode in which the players not only compete against each other but also have to perform tasks prepared by the developers. An emphasis was put on cooperation between the players, so a sharp eye and the ability to plan and cooperate within a team are equally important.
Action 20 December 2017
An online shooter with elements of survival, focusing on a Battle Royale type of competition (the last man standing wins). Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds is a game from the developers of TERA MMO and the creator of Battle Royale mods for Arma II and Arma III. The rules of the game are simple: a large number of players are put together in a big closed location with only one mission – to eliminate everyone else. A game ends when there is only one player left alive. Participants start off completely unarmed, so the first phase is basically a race for the best weapon. Players can make use of various kinds of traps, and the game offers much freedom when it comes to choosing the methods of eliminating enemies. An extra help for that comes from a simple crafting system, which lets you construct items from gathered resources. Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds’ fast-paced gameplay is further increased by the fact that the map is gradually getting smaller, making confrontations between players more frequent.
Action 12 April 2012
A multiplayer free-to-play shooter, developed by Crytek. The game takes the player to a futuristic battlefield, where they assume the role of a soldier representing one of the four available classes: Medic, Engineer, Sniper, and Rifleman. The key to success is to use the full potential offered by the unique class abilities. Warface delivers a number of game modes – players can enjoy multiple PvP modes (solo and team Deathmatch, Storm, Plant the Bomb), as well as PvE modes, in which one has to force his way through a city overrun by enemy troops controlled by the AI. To top it all, the game also features a Special Operations mode, in which the players have to stand their ground against numerous waves of enemies. Warface draws its inspirations from other games developed by Crytek – it is powered by the CryEngine 3 technology; the characters are extremely mobile and can quickly adapt. In comparison to similar games, Warface stands out in terms of visual quality.
Z1 Battle Royale
Action 28 February 2018
An MMO shooter with survival elements, set in a world after a zombie outbreak, developed by the Daybreak Game Company studio. The title is one of the two alternative versions of the survival sandbox game formerly known as H1Z1 that was divided into two independent productions during the early access stage. Unlike H1Z1: Just Survive, that remained faithful to the developers' original concept, H1Z1: King of the Kill focuses on dynamic action and players competing in one of several PvP modes, spearheaded by the Battle Royale mode, well-known from the original game. The game features also some elements of survival: before the struggle begins the players get a little time to gather resources and create equipment that they will use to fight their opponents. However, in contrast to the original game these elements were marginalized.
Dying Light: Bad Blood
Action March 2019
Dying Light: Bad Blood is a battle royale, PvP expansion to the open-world game published in 2015, in which zombies play the main role. The title was developed by Techland from Poland, the creators of e.g. Dead Island.
Realm Royale is a multiplayer action game that takes an unusual approach to the battle royale genre. The game uses a free-to-play distribution model. More than twenty groups of four people are competing in matches that last until only one group remains alive. The game strongly emphasizes crafting.
Action April 2019
Battlerite Royale is an online action game that combines the basic gameplay mechanisms of MOB Battlerite with the structure of battle royale matches. A group of players controlling heroes selected from a large roster of warriors with unique abilities is dropped on the map. The fight is fully arcade, shown from a bird's eye view, and the game takes place until only one person is left alive.
The younger sibling of the renowned console and PC production - Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. The gameplay is carried out on the basis of the standard battle royale rule set – one hundred players are thrown into the fray, and they fight for survival on a large island. There can only be one winner.
A MMO shooter, in which the players participate in PvP multiplayer matches. The title features varied game modes, including a Battle Royale mode for up to four hundred players. The game is cloud-based. This enabled the developers to create a complex simulation of the world and to obtain high quality of graphics.
Rules of Survival
Action 14 November 2017
A multiplayer shooter inspired by Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, a game that is available on home consoles and personal computers. The players are taken to a vast island, where they fight for survival. The player who is the last man standing is the winner. The battlefield is gradually reduced as time passes and the equipment needed for eliminating other players must be found or taken from killed opponents.
Fear the Wolves
A multiplayer first-person battle royale shooter. Fear the Wolves was developed by Vostok Games and it takes the players near the nuclear plant in Chernobyl. There, one hundred players are fighting for survival by using weapons and gadgets obtained on the map.
A role-playing game featuring battle royale mutliplayer matches. Egress is set in a grim town, in which you fight others to the death, using various weapons you find on your way.
A multiplayer battle royale shooter game. In Cuisine Royale, thirty players fight for survival on a large map, using everything they can find, from firearms to colanders, woks, and waffle makers.
The Darwin Project is a third-person Battle Royale-like action game developed by Scavengers. The game takes us to the post-apocalyptic Canada, whose citizens have to face the impending ice age. As a preparation before the cataclysm, incapacitated convicts are ordered to take part in a fight to death in order to find the master of survival. The Darwin Project, just like other similar games, takes place on a big arena where players fight each other until only one of them is left alive. Each playable character has their own unique abilities, strengths and weaknesses. The environment in which the game takes place can be as hostile (or even more) as other players. The Darwin Project uses the Microsoft's Mixer streaming system which allows the viewers to influence the outcome of the game by, for example, giving their favorite player a shield.
Crazy Justice is a third-person perspective shooter. The game features a cartoonish graphics, a cover system, a rich gallery of playable characters, and destructible environment. The players can play the campaign in either single player or cooperative mode, or they can compete in several PvP modes, including ones based on battle royale principles.
FortCraft is a free, online shooter offering a battle royale mode, designed for mobile devices (Android and iOS) only. The game is greatly influenced by the popular Fortnite: Battle Royale. Just like in Epic’s Fortnite, FortCraft drops one hundred players onto one map. The goal of the player is simple: get rid of all the other players and be the last man standing. The game offers not only PvP combat, but also enables the players to erect their own structures, like barricades or bridges, that may help you get the upper hand in battle.
Prime Arena is an online battle game by Russian studio Nival. The production utilizes a free-to-play model with microtransactions and is a blend of two genres: MOBA and battle royale. The influence of the first one is mostly seen in the bird's eye point of view, the presence of AI-controlled units, and a large gallery of playable characters with unique characteristics and special abilities. The gameplay, however, was based on battle royale productions. The battle goes on until there is only one player remaining, making all alliances temporary. Moreover, the battle arena shrinks over time, and you die when you end up outside. This makes the battles more dynamic, as when the fight's end draws near, a small group of players only has a little bit of space available.
Action 06 October 2017
Developed by Xaviant Games, creators of Lichdom: Battlemage, The Culling is a multiplayer first-person survival game. It is heavily inspired by such titles as The Hunger Games or Battle Royale. As one of 16 contestants, you are sent to an island where, in order to win, you have to kill everybody else before they kill you. Prior to a battle, each contestant can choose three perks, which provide various bonuses and useful skills. Focusing on close combat, the game offers a wide array of melee weapons, allows you to set traps, and features an extensive combat system that allows you to attack in many different ways. There are also bows and firearms available, but they do not play a crucial role in the game. Apart from a very simple crafting system, there is also a big collection of useful items that can come in handy during battles.
Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
An online first-person shooter introducing a massive multiplayer mode inspired by the Japanese novel/manga Battle Royale and The Hunger Games. We assume the role of the participants of sadistic games held by a race of barbarous, high-tech aliens. The story is just a pretext to the actual game, though, as Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale is a multiplayer-only title with gameplay modes for up to 100 players. The players engage in PvP combat taking place on remote islands surrounded by plasma field that slowly absorbs the playing field. We can choose from numerous firearms and melee weapons, while our goal is to eliminate all other participants and finish the battle as the last man standing.
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
Action 06 June 2018
A shooter that parodies battle royale games. In Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, the players participate in violent battles. Only one person can survive the match. The fights are running on a physics engine that frequently generates absurd situations.