#GamingBytes: 5 best Battle Royale games like PUBG
PUBG or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds came and revolutionized the gaming genre by blowing the Battle Royale mode of gaming into epic proportions. Players could not get enough of the last man standing PvP mode that offered good graphics, intense gameplay, and tactical approach. However, if you're bored with your chicken dinner and want to try other Battle Royale games, here are five options.
Arma 3 is where Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene made his mark. He used the game's DayZ mod to experiment with his love for military simulations. Brendan's first Battle Royale quickly gained popularity. However, players must be aware that the visuals are not refined. However, the purist interpretation of the genre coupled with realistic gun-play and stressful solo mode makes this a Battle Royale worth visiting.
Brendan Greene went on to bigger and better things after his Arma 3 stint. Working with Daybreak Games, he developed a new H1Z1 gaming mode titled 'King of the Kill'. It borrowed elements from Arma 3, but the streamlined killing over looting, focus on tactical skill and survival along with a very competitive player community made it one of the most popular games.
The biggest competition to PUBG right now is Fortnite. The Battle Royale by Epic shares a common birthplace with PUBG insofar as both games were developed on the Unreal Engine. However, its cartoon-like graphic coupled with environmental destruction has made the game immensely popular. Aided by regular updates and exciting content from Epic, this free Battle Royale is a worthy game to play.
GTA V added 'Smuggler's Run' in August 2017 to the online mode. This update included 'Motor Wars'. Rockstar tapped into the Battle Royale fever with this. Four teams of 5 players are parachuted into GTA's shrinking map, forcing confrontations. However, Rockstar gave it a unique spin through the vehicular mayhem. Added to Rockstar's excellent game engine, this makes Motor Wars a highly enjoyable mode.
While the Battle Royale genre is popularly inspired by the Japanese film of the same name, The Culling appears to be inspired by Hunger Games. 16 players are dropped into a map and their victories and defeats are recorded on a visible scoreboard in the sky. What makes this game special is the focus on crafting and melee rather than long-range engagement like PUBG.
While these Battle Royale games are great ventures to hone your skills, big developers have also made their foray into the genre. With Battlefield V and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 both introducing their respective Battle Royale modes, the future looks exciting.