Up For Debate - What's Your Favourite Battle Royale Game?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Aug 19, 2018 4:25 PM
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First, there was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularising the Battle Royale genre in a way we’d never seen before. And then there was Fortnite, the bona fide biggest game on the planet right now. Fortnite is on the mainstream news, it was part of the World Cup, and it’s managed to wangle its way into every school playground on the planet.

In Fortnite, Epic sniffed out a fellow success and proceeded to dump on it from a great height, at least in terms of financial clout. And where the money goes, developers are sure to follow. Over the past year, we’ve had quite a few of Battle Royale competitors begin to crop up, from repurposed MOBAs to experimental indie takes. This coming holiday we’ve also got the AAA big boys beginning to throw their weight around too, with Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 both eyeing up world domination with their respective takes on Battle Royale.

Despite all the complaints of too many Battle Royale games though, there aren’t actually a huge of variants just yet. Along with the big two we’ve got games like Realm Royale, Darwin Project, H1Z1, Islands of Nyne, Knives Out, Fear the Wolves, Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, and a handful of tiny games, but there really aren’t many to pick from just.

With that in mind, which of the Battle Royale games has been primarily occupying your time?

I’m still a sucker for Fortnite. I tend to win a duos game during my first one or two matches though, then proceed to tilt into oblivion for the next hour or two, slipping down the ranks until I rage quit. Give it a few days and I always crawling back for more though, even if I do believe it’s a game mode with some inherent flaws. Part of the strength of this game is that it’s free though, so it’s a really easy sell to friends who only need to download the game to give a go and see it for themselves. A lot of other games do shooting a whole lot better, but the building aspect really does help Fortnite stand apart from the crowd in a big way.

My time with Battle Royale games has also come led me to the conclusion that these games are a heck of a lot better in squads, chiefly a squad of mates. I find solo Battle Royale a bit boring and lacking in tactical depth, while the odds are so stacked against a 1 in a 100 victory that moments of triumph are few and far between. There’s certainly room to improve the formula with future Battle Royale games, with four players certainly the sweet spot for team play.

Over to you now then, what’s your favourite Battle Royale game? Or do you just dislike the entire game mode in general? If so, is there a game that could tempt you if it were to add a Battle Royale mode?

What's Your Favourite Battle Royale Game?

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19:55 Aug-23-2018

there is creative destruction too
and it's look like fortnite but for low pc

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09:27 Aug-21-2018

Everyone, Check out Cuisine Royale! This must be the most troll-game I've ever played, but yet it runs soo smoothly! Basically a pubg-parody, but it's really good! you gonna laugh!

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16:21 Aug-20-2018

no none option?

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16:26 Aug-20-2018

Yeah, it's right there at the bottom

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12:56 Aug-21-2018

heheh but that wasnt applicable ether cause i have alot of fun playing many titles that arent mp only battle royal

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14:20 Aug-21-2018

It's tongue in cheek lol, it doesn't need dissecting. There are faaaaar more offensive things you're seeimingly okay with

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14:35 Aug-21-2018

like what? explaining my side of something and you disagree with it?

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15:19 Aug-21-2018

Heh, it's not a big deal, it's just a poll on favourite battle royale games!

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15:25 Aug-21-2018

well seems like myself and many others arent fond of them and dont enjoy having fun then apparently lol

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15:29 Aug-21-2018

OK, good! Maybe a favourite battle royale article isn't the place for you then!


I will let your own words do the talking:


"the whole censorship is going a little to far and getting ridiculous also theres way to many damn cry babys what i like to tell people dont like something ignore it and keep scrolling the world is a harsh place and you cant please everyone ether cry closets only work so long and so much best off to just grow a pair"


The difference being that was about calling people the n word, this is about an option on a battle royale poll.

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15:37 Aug-21-2018

looks like our male proclaimed feminist is getting his knickers in a not i made a joke but you took it like a little far its a joke not a dick dont take it so hard

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15:42 Aug-21-2018

Ain't no knickers twisted here lol ;)

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15:37 Aug-21-2018

oh ps i guess its not for me your right and many other people seem to agree ;)

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15:42 Aug-21-2018

oh also i did say racisim was wrong and i do not support it you took one comment out of the entire thread to make me look bad

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15:51 Aug-21-2018

I know lol, that's the joke of the poll! It wasn't designed to be offensive!

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15:34 Aug-20-2018

My favorite battle royale is drinking

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16:21 Aug-20-2018

ahahh yup

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14:54 Aug-20-2018

darwin project is probably my favorite as it has the best hunger games vibe out of any of them... it has someone called the director which goes in a separate queue and can add hazards powerups and can make someone targeted... i personally love darwin project the best

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15:02 Aug-20-2018

I think more of them should try this, it's more in keeping with the theme rather than strict rules. I want where players actually have maps but must use landmarks etc to navigate, and then unsafe grid squares get called out like in Battle Royale the movie

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10:47 Aug-20-2018

I’m an old fashioned campaign guy. Multiplayer’s don’t really interest me, and online only are avoided like the plague.

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16:22 Aug-20-2018

same

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10:39 Aug-21-2018

Pretty much

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10:17 Aug-20-2018

"First, there was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,..." Ummm no? But MY favourite BR was The Culling until they butchered it, but i never found BR fun at all.

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10:19 Aug-20-2018

Great context, I'll add the second half of the sentence for you :) " popularising the Battle Royale genre in a way we’d never seen before."

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10:11 Aug-20-2018

Um, none.

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09:52 Aug-20-2018

But seriously battle royales okay for a while but.It gets borring after some time and then i hate having fun LOL.

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09:21 Aug-20-2018

Well this is a bit rude - so, if you don't like the whole Battle Royal crap, you don't like having fun??
First off, this style of chaos was invented long before these crap games (GTA-3 comes to mind as one of the first authentic chaotic open world games, before that some other 2-D platformers for sure as well)
Second, you don't necessarily need this open world chaos to have fun - some people get off of just playing chess even, others prefer intrigues & story progression...

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10:22 Aug-20-2018

Heh, I'd hope people can handle the lightest of jibes

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12:59 Aug-20-2018

ok, fine, I overreacted a bit... I'm just pissed that these dumb games are so damn successful and now because of that, more companies are aiming for this market only (hope its just a fad, just like the MOBAs 3-4 years ago

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13:03 Aug-20-2018

Yeah I do get that feeling, although I do think the quantity of battle royale games is being blown out of proportion. You can see in the list above that there really aren't that many, particularly in terms of high-budget games. 99.9% of games still aren't battle royale.

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07:53 Aug-20-2018

Funniest thing I've seen lately. I hate having fun. Battle royoooooool, you can shove it.

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06:40 Aug-20-2018

The whole gamemode gives me little, as I prefer my shooters to be more frantic, direct, and with little downtime, so, basically the direct opposite of the whole BR stuff, which tends to be a whole lot of nothing interspersed with a few seconds of action, then followed by rather lengthy downtime.

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05:54 Aug-20-2018

What kind of game is the "I hate having fun", never heard of it.

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00:18 Aug-20-2018

Wreckfest is my favorite Battle Royale game :)

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22:42 Aug-19-2018

Personally, PUBG and Fortnite. Why go with any of the substitutes, if you can go to the devil himself. Though I do play BR more on the side, when I have some time to kill and not enough to play some other game. After so many years of good old TF2 being it, it was about time for some change.

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22:32 Aug-19-2018

Realm Rejects? Don't you guys mean Realm Royale? ;-)

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22:08 Aug-19-2018

The only BR game ive played is PUBG soooo....... XD

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21:50 Aug-19-2018

I hate all of them.

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21:28 Aug-19-2018

One does not simply have fun. ;)

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19:33 Aug-19-2018

I'm not into the BR fad, and I still have fun.
I hate scavenging and crafting as well.

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