Ring of Elysium is a downloadable F2P battle royale style FPS/TPS game from the developers over at Tencent Games, the same team behind CrossFire, ArcheAge, and even PUBG Mobile to name a few. Recently released on the 19th September 2018, Ring of Elysium plans to be the next best battle royale game that has its own style of a unique setting and gameplay to differentiate it from the rest of the genre. As of right now, the game is currently only available on PC, but whether that changes in the future remains to be seen.
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You can download Ring of Elysium from Steam. Be warned the link might not work as sadly, the game is not available for all Steam users. To start downloading click on the link below the review.
Ring of Elysium Review
With the game being an online-only experience, there isn’t much that can be said for the story, with the small exception of your reasoning behind your actions. You and 59 other people are currently trapped within the conclaves of a snowy mountain that’s been hit with a deadly snowstorm. A rescue helicopter will be available to save 4 of you, but that’s the only trip the helicopter will be able to make, so if you intend on surviving this disastrous snowstorm, you’re going to have to beat out your competition until you’re one of the last four standing. Other than this brief stint of story, the rest of the game is pure gameplay and nothing more.
As previously mentioned, Ring of Elysium is an FPS/TPS title and plays very much like one, especially in regards to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In your game of 60 different players, you’re expected to roam around the map, collect enough loot to defend yourself, and stay alive until you’re one of the last survivors. Depending on if you’re playing as part of a squad, any player you come across is going to take aim and shoot at you, just like in PUBG; any player that’s killed can have their bag looted for whatever items they have on them. A lot of the time you’re going to need to balance between looting, killing, and staying hidden to keep yourself safe from many other players.
An interesting mechanic for the game is the addition of two different traversal options, one of which has been borrowed from Fortnite in the form of a glider. When jumping from a high enough distance, the glider can be used to help close the gap and prevent fall damage on the way down. On top of this mode of transport, there’s a lot of going down mountains during each match and to keep things fast and fun, you can hop onto a snowboard and make your way down the snowy mountain with ease in fast, stylish fashion. Being on the snowboard you can also jump and perform tricks, with no real reason for it, other than to potentially dodge enemy fire because of just how fast it is.
Just like with many other battle royale games, it borrows a lot of similarities from games, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, with the main focus being on PUBG. Visually, gameplay, and mechanics all seem very reminiscent of PUBG and as a result, plays very much like it.
For anyone that’s looking for a nice alternative to PUBG, where it has some more realism to it than Fortnite but has a bit more wackiness with the additions of gliding and snowboard, then this is definitely the title for you.