Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: max 500
PlanetSide Arena is a first person shooter focused on multiplayer battles fought on a large scale. This is a spin-off of the MMOFPS PlanetSide series. The game was developed by Daybreak Game Company, which is known for DC Universe Online, Z1 Battle Royale and EverQuest series.
The game takes place in the same universe as earlier versions of PlanetSide. We are therefore moving into a distant future. The action takes place on a foreign planet, on which several factions fight for control. The production is geared solely towards multiplayer battles and has no single player campaign, and the plot plays no significant role here.
Unlike previous versions of the series, PlanetSide Arena is not an MMOFPS game. Instead, we receive a classic first person multiplayer shooter, in which the battle takes several dozen minutes or a few hours rather than a few weeks.
Nevertheless, the authors have remained true to the tradition of the series and have offered a powerful 8 by 8km map that allows for large-scale skirmishes. When starting a game, we choose between three character classes with different active and passive skills. All heroes are equipped with jetpack and can call up their own transport vehicle at any time. There are also tanks and other combat machines.
The fight takes place at a relatively slow pace; the presence of power shields means that it takes more time to eliminate the opponent than most FPSs. Another unusual element is the placement of all objects on the elevations. Thanks to that we don't spend the initial phases of the matches looking under our feet and we have a better chance to see our opponents on the horizon.
The production offers several gameplay variants. In Massive Clash there are two teams, 250 people each. There is also a classic battle royale, with 100 single wolves, and a team variant, where 102 soldiers are divided into three men troops. More classic modes such as Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch and Search and Destroy are planned to be added.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1280 MB GeForce GTX 570 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit