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- #18 Battlefield V Firestorm
- #17 Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt
- #16 Z1 Battle Royale
- #15 Realm Royale Reforged
- #14 NARAKA: Bladepoint
- #13 Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
- #12 Warface
- #11 Darwin Project
- #10 Call of Duty Warzone
- #9 CRSED FOAD
- #8 Super Animal Royale
- #7 Spellbreak
- #6 Ring of Elysium
- #4 Apex Legends
- #3 Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
- #2 Counter-Strike Global Offensive
- #1 Fortnite
If you’re reading this list, then more than likely, you’ve played a battle royale game or two in your life. They’re very popular right now, especially on PC. So if you have a good one, here are 18 you might think about playing.
#18 Battlefield V Firestorm
We’ll be honest with you here. While there are plenty of battle royale games to go and play, some should be left behind. Unfortunately, Battlefield V Firestorm is one of them.
This battle royale was a multiplayer expansion from the main game, so we’ll give them props that they didn’t charge for this because it wasn’t worth it. The game’s problems were numerous, including how the battlefields you were on, pun intended, were so large that meeting other players to fight them was rare.
While improvements were made, it wasn’t enough to save things. So let’s move on to games that are actually functional and fun.
#17 Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt
Ok, we should probably put this one under “fun enough.” Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt puts you in the Czech Republic, where many vampires fight one another for control of cities. Prague is where you’ll find yourself in this title, and the results depend on how much you like vampires and battle royales.
On the positive side, you’ll get to create your own vampire from scratch. Their features, their clothes, etc., are all up to you. It’s very personal. The combat is more of a “left to be desired” thing. You go out in teams to hunt other vampires and kill humans to gain more power.
If that sounds fun to you? By all means, try it.
#16 Z1 Battle Royale
Z1 Battle Royale is very much a game from the early era of battle royales. We say that because the original game, H1Z1, was known more for its King of the Hill kind of gameplay versus battle royale. However, they augmented their stuff to make it work with this new genre, and it kind of paid off.
If you look at reviews on Steam, they’re not kind, so definitely only try this out if you want something new. On the other hand, it is free-to-play, so that might help you.
The game could be a lot worse, to be fair. But, by that token, it also could be a lot better.
#15 Realm Royale Reforged
We’re getting closer to titles that are better put together than some previous entries. But some of these titles still had to go through their crucible to make it something gamers wanted.
Realm Royale Reforged is an excellent example of this. The original title went through significant overhauls that players disapproved of, so they undid them and improved upon the things they enjoyed. Like the crafting, the characters you were, and so on.
You’ll team up with others to achieve victory and have lots of options on how to deal damage! Plus, you can be a chicken if you die! What’s better than that?
#14 NARAKA: Bladepoint
In most battle royale games, you deal with opponents from afar. Getting close to them is an assured death, and who wants that? But in NARAKA: Bladepoint, the name of the game is close-range combat. You’ll pick one of many legendary characters inspired by mythology and set out in a world also inspired by the legends of old.
Use your weapons to take down foes. But also, use your grappling hook to latch onto higher terrain and ensure you have the tactical advantage on them!
Each character has a unique playstyle, so figure out which one suits you best and go to battle!
#13 Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
Despite what the name says, this game is not “accurate” in various ways. But we’ll ignore that because people seem to not care about that fact.
In Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, you and 59 players will burst out of the sky and then battle it out to see who’s the last one standing. You’ll immediately notice that you’re playing as characters that don’t look like those in the other games we’ve discussed. But it doesn’t detract from the over-the-top action that you’ll have, thanks to the variety of 90 weapons you can use.
So dive in if you want to try something a bit odd.
Warface is precisely what it sounds like. It’s a grand-scale MMO war shooter with plenty of modes you can do across PVP and team-based combat.
We weren’t kidding about the variety of modes. There are ten modes you can play in the game and dozens of maps to play them on. So you have multiple options to enjoy as you battle it out against other players.
Also, like most games of this genre, you can choose from plenty of classes. So whether you want to be the one that breaks down the door or the one that keeps their team alive, you have options.
#11 Darwin Project
What happens when humanity decides that its survival should be at least a little entertaining? You get Darwin Project. In the game, society is on the brink of another Ice Age, which is not good. But, to see how humanity will survive, they put ten people in a reality show-like environment and tell them to survive.
You’re one of those ten players if you can’t tell. Or at least, you can choose to be one of them. You can also be a spectator and cast votes to affect the other players!
Either way, the name of the game is survival.
#10 Call of Duty Warzone
Some might think a game like Call of Duty Warzone would be higher on this list. But let’s be honest, whether it was a battle royale title or not, the game still plays like all the rest, and this one isn’t much different.
No matter your gripes on the franchise, Call of Duty Warzone will let you design and control an operator as you go through multiple maps to come out on top. Of course, you’ll need the best loadout possible to overcome the obstacles ahead, so make sure you choose wisely.
The game is about to get an overhaul, so you might want to wait until that arrives to dive in.
#9 CRSED FOAD
If you’re looking for a battle royale with a bit more flair in what you can throw at players, CRSED FOAD is for you. The game mixes all types of fun things for players to use at their leisure. Not the least of which is a jetpack, magical items, rituals that can summon the dead, and more.
But don’t think it’ll be easy just because you have these items. You’ll have to fight off the other players and the map to make it out alive. So what’s the map doing to you? Well, it has a deadly fog closing in, so you must race to the middle of the map for survival as you fight off everyone else.
#8 Super Animal Royale
If playing as humans isn’t good enough for you, how about a battle royale game where you’re an animal? Super Animal Royale puts you in a post-apocalyptic world where animals at a safari are duking it out with weapons and mayhem.
You’ll pick your animal breed from a wide selection of creatures. There are hundreds of options here, and you’ll earn more as you play the game. Plus, there’s a deep story element here as you can wander around the safari to see just what happened to the world you now live in.
Just remember, this is a 64-person battle royale mode, so you’ll need to pay attention as you look around!
Magic in video games is a classic thing. But what happens when some entities take away the magic of the world? The result is Spellbreak, a battle royale title where you and others fight to get back the stolen magic.
You’ll do so through special gauntlets that can channel their own magical energy. By tapping into these elemental forces, you’ll get to pick a class of fighter to be and charge into battle!
Plus, if you get two gauntlets, you’ll be able to fuse your abilities and unleash even more devastating attacks! Use them to manipulate the battlefield and shift things to your advantage!
#6 Ring of Elysium
Almost every title we’ve shown you is about you surviving the other players to be the last one standing. But in Ring of Elysium, there is a different outcome you’re looking for.
Because here, it doesn’t matter if you outlive the other players if you don’t get out of the bomb’s blast radius that’s about to go off.
It’s true. The game puts you and others in a battle for survival as you try to get to the helicopter waiting to rescue you. So use whatever weapons you can to fight off other players, and fix vehicles so you can race your way to the safe zone. Because if you don’t? Boom.
5 PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds
It’s only fair that we put the godfather of all battle royale games in the top five. Especially since it was born on Steam via its Early Access program, which helped give it all the success it had.
In the early days of the genre, this was the king. This was the title that all aspired to be, even though the game wasn’t done when it hit its popularity. It even got award nominations for being a great title despite being in Early Access.
The only reason it fell was that it failed to capitalize on new trends in the market once other games in the genre came out. But you can still play it, and you might just enjoy it.
#4 Apex Legends
Apex Legends is one that many out there have played and enjoyed from the moment it launched. That wasn’t a guarantee as it launched suddenly as a free-to-play title, and no one was sure about it until they dove in themselves.
A fun 3v3 battle royale title gave you control of various characters who all had different skills to use to pick off opponents. Teamwork was just as crucial as a champion choice, and players have been put to the test throughout the game’s seasons.
They’re always itching for more, and the team behind the game gives it to them often. So be ready for challenges because they’ll keep coming.
#3 Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
When the pandemic was going on in the worst of ways, many people looked for “comfort games” that they could have fun in but also have some competition with. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was one that many people enjoyed because of its cute aesthetic but challenging gameplay.
You’ll play as an odd-looking entity that you can dress up in various ways, then participate in mini-games and obstacle courses against other players. The goal is to complete the challenge before everyone else. But you can also knock people out if you want to!
It’s simple, fun, and constantly gets updates so you can dress up your characters in new ways.
#2 Counter-Strike Global Offensive
You might be surprised that Counter-Strike Global Offensive has a battle royale mode. After all, the game is known for its online play that inspired many FPS shooters.
But, even a game like this can’t resist the pull of the battle royale genre, so they made a mode called “Danger Zone.”
The mode is a bit smaller than others on this list, but that doesn’t mean it’s less fun. Up to 18 players can be in one battle, and you can play it as a lone fighter or in a Duos mode. The smaller scale ensures that conflicts are intense, not to mention quick. So if you lose one, you can jump back into another match easily.
Yep, it’s the current king of battle royale titles, and until someone knocks it off, it’ll stay there.
Fortnite’s origin is well-known now, so we won’t rehash it. But we will say that the Epic Games team has gone far beyond what anyone expected of it to keep the title fresh. They’ve brought in so many franchises via skins that it’d be quicker to label characters and series that haven’t been brought in!
Add to that, they have a seasonal format they’ve mastered, and the island is constantly changing. It may not have been created to be the top dog in battle royales, but it ended up there.