Battle Royale Games

Battle Royale games are a natural development of the survival games genre. The name comes from the Japanese film of the same title (and from the multi-competitor match in wrestling), while the gameplay is certainly inspired by the cinema hit The Hunger Games. The main idea in battle royale games is the clash between the players in the arena. They fight until there is only one of them. A single round is played usually by a dozen or several dozens of players at once. The gameplay differs from the classic deathmatch games by the fact that the players start with their bare hands and first they need to get weapons,  ammunition, and armor. The gameplay is shown from the first or third-person perspective.

Battle Royale games usually take place in postapocalyptic open worlds. Thus the players explore mainly abandoned towns or villages. They can use different types of vehicles to move. The examples could be H1Z1 or Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

The first game of the Battle Royale genre was, without a doubt, the fan-made modification of ARMY 2. From the original military simulator, it was transformed into a Battle Royale. The creator of the project, Brendan Greene, is now one of the most respected creators of this type of games.

The popularity of the mod has was the reason why since that day on indie productions of this type stated to slowly emerge. Soon, independent commercial titles also began to appear, and the popularity of this genre will undoubtedly bring many new games in the near future. For example the year 2018 will witness the release of such titles like Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale or ARK: Survival of the Fittest.

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction is a downloadable 1st/3rd person shooter, based on the battle royale genre, with some building elements to go along with it all. Originally released on the 3rd August 2018 on PC, ...

Ring of Elysium

Ring of Elysium

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. ...

Battlerite Royale

Battlerite Royale

Battlerite Royale is a multiplayer online battle arena game published and developed by Stunlock Studios. The game features a typical battle royale environment where players get to play as their ...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a downloadable multiplayer first-person shooter game with battle royale mode. Easily one of the most successful video game franchises on the market, the Call of Duty ...

Dying Light: Bad Blood

Dying Light: Bad Blood

Dying Light: Bad Blood is a multiplayer survival video game developed and published by the Polish studio Techland. The game was released on 13th September 2018 and features an open-world environment ...

Pixel Gun 3D

Pixel Gun 3D

Pixel Gun 3D is a downloadable mobile survival shooter and a battle royale with zombies on top, all-in-one. Its characteristic feature is voxel graphics. Is the game any good? Let's find out!  When ...

Mini Battlegrounds

Mini Battlegrounds

Instantly reminiscent of games like Diablo and Pillars of Eternity, the isometric perspective found in the downloadable battle royale title Mini Battlegrounds serves to give the player a full field ...

Fear The Wolves

Fear The Wolves

Here comes Fear the Wolves, another downloadable battle royale title. In what is becoming the dominant new genre of the past year, battle royale games show no sign of slowing down in their campaign ...

Zombs Royale

Zombs Royale

Zombs Royale, also known as zombs.io, is a 2D multiplayer survival game produced by two individuals, Yang and Jeremiah, who have previously also produced Spinz.io. The game was released on March 2018 ...