What are the best battle royale games right now?
You’re about to find out.
Battle royale games are one of the current hot genres in gaming, with many players globally enjoying its gameplay.
A majority of this game genre has surpassed previous gaming feats amassing billions of dollars in profits alone.
An interesting fact to note is that most of the battle royale games are free to play.
GamingTell takes a look at the top ten best battle royale games, making waves in 2021.
They also rank amongst the most popular games right now.
The Best Battle Royale Games
10. Rules of Survival
As its name implies, it is the survival of the fittest.
The game begins with players on an island.
Once the countdown signifying the game’s start runs down, players will drop via parachute from a plane onto an unknown island.
Survival items such as weapons, armors, and health items are scattered around for scavenging, and vehicles ready to be looted and driven.
The game’s objective is for players or teams to fight and eliminate opponents as the safety zone in the game shrinks, giving players less room for survival and remaining the last man standing.
Since its release in late 2017, the game has peaked at over 230 million players worldwide.
9. Darwin Project
The game takes place in a deserted landscape where players are dropped into a playing arena armed with an ax and a bow with a need to search for surviving resources, along with nine other players.
Gamers must utilize their prudent use of their resources to prolong their survival and fight until only a single player remains, thus becoming the game-winner.
The game is developed and published by Scavengers studio and is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
It was released early January of 2020 and has since gained popularity.
8. Unturned: Arena Mode
Players in this online multiplayer game materialize in the middle of a map with supplies and weapons hidden around.
The loss or death of players on this multiplayer game results from being attacked and killed by opposition players or exceeding the map’s boundary.
As the game progresses, essential items like guns, health lives, and armor are found.
Also, vehicles can be found, which can be useful in avoiding roadkills.
The last player to survive the wild of the gaming environment and its vicious opposition attacks emerges the game’s winner.
Unturned: Arena Mode is developed and published by Smartly Dressed Games and was released back in July 2017.
7. Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
TABG, as it is often called, is a battle royale game developed and published by Swedish studio Landfall Games.
Like every other battle royale, its gameplay style involves being trapped in a revolving shrinking playing area, scavenging for survival with resources such as weapons and armor to fight and kill off opponents until the last surviving player.
A little difference in the game from other battle royale games is its dual-wield weapons.
TABG was released in June 2018, and it emerged the 18th popular game on steam at the time.
6. Realm Royale
Like every other battle royale game, Realm Royale has 100 players dropping from an airship into a strange realm.
The realm shrinks as game time passes, pressuring players to be on the constant move to avoid death and seek weapons and equipment to combat and eliminate opposition forces or players.
The last player alive emerges the winner.
The game was first released in June 2018 and is available on platforms such as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and macOS.
Realm Royale received a nomination for the Fan Favorite Battle Royale Game.
5. Call of Duty: Warzone
Warzone is unique from other battle royale games in every way, aside from its continuous shrinking playing arena of death that forces players into combat with another until only one team or player is the last standing.
The game consists of two game modes, Battle Royale and Plunder.
The online multiplayer game, which was released in March 2020, has garnered positive reviews from critics.
It has crossed over 60 million downloads since its release.
Warzone is available for play on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.
4. Ring of Elysium
Ring of Elysium was developed by Aurora Studios and published by Tencent TCH Scarlet Limited.
The game, which was released on September 19, 2018, features a narrative style of play and spans between 3 seasons.
Each season shares a connecting narrative that ensures the continuity of previous seasons onto the next season.
The first season sees players on a snowy mountain fight to the death until the last four survivors escape the disastrous snowstorm.
In season 2, players in a Europa Island fight for survival while attempting to escape catastrophic volcanic eruptions.
The story continues to season 3 with an incredible gameplay. Ring of Elysium is available on Microsoft Windows and free to play via Steam.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the best battle royale games in the modern age.
It was developed and published by Bluehole, a South Korean video game company.
It is a player vs. player shooter game that involves up to a hundred players in a battle royale, where players fight to remain the last alive.
Like several battle royale games, players can enter the game solo, duo or with a group of up to four people.
In the game, players begin to play once they land.
They search buildings, empty towns, and deserted sites for weapons, vehicles, and other resources to aid survival.
It can be played from a first-person and a third-person perspective.
Since its release in 2017, PUBG has been a hit, winning several games of the year awards.
It was such a hit.
Some countries had to ban it due to its immense addiction among youths.
It has over 600 million downloads.
PUBG is available on Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia platforms.
2. Alex Legends
Apex Legends is another free to play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts.
Its concept is somewhat similar to that of Fortnite.
Twenty teams of three-person squads search for weapons and supplies on an island to conquer all other players in combat.
Like Fortnite, the combat spot on the isle shrinks as game time passes on, giving players less room and forcing them to keep moving or fall out the combat spot, signifying loss.
The last team, Alive wins. The game was released on February 4 last year.
Apex Legends is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch users and has an estimated 70 million players worldwide.
1. Fortnite Battle Royale
Fortnite Battle Royale is a third-person shooter online multiplayer game developed and published by Epic Games.
The concept is a creative one that has hooked millions of players globally to its gameplay, with an average of at least ten million players worldwide on its online portal playing live.
One hundred players drop from battle buses on air to an unknown island, scavenging for weapons, resources, gears to defend themselves from other players.
Fortnite has three modes of play: solo, where a player can fight alone, the duos, where a player fights with one additional player or squad, where players fight with a group.
As the game progresses, the island’s playground area constricts gradually, giving less space for all players.
The last standing player or team wins the game. The online game has since 2018 generated over $2.5 billion in revenue.
Fortnite Battle Royale is available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Android.
Here’s a quick recap of the ten best battle royale games as of 2020.
- Fortnite Battle Royale
- Alex Legends
- Ring of Elysium
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- Realm Royale
- Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
- Unturned: Arena Mode
- Darwin Project
- Rules of Survival
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