Battle Royale Games

Battle royale games have undoubtedly become a popular genre in recent years. These are multiplayer titles where each player must attempt to survive longer than the others until there is only one of them left. The final survivor is crowned the winner. The genre takes its name from a famous Japanese manga film about students trapped on an island forced to kill each other.

A good battle royale game will drop a large number of participants onto a map. This can range from dozens to hundreds of people. The map will often contain items which can be scavenged, such as health packs and weapons. To make it more exciting, the map will start to shrink at regular intervals. This increases the chances of enemies encountering each other and improves the game pace.

During the early 2010s, there were several fun mods made to games such as Minecraft which turned them into battle royale games. This helped to begin the trend. Since then several best selling games of the genre have been developed. This includes Fortnite and Apex Legends.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

This is one of the most significant examples of the genre. It was released in 2017 and has amassed more than 400 million players worldwide. The game first became available on PC. When a smartphone version came out, it was very well received by game critics.

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, up to 100 users are parachuted onto an island. There are shelters to hide in and vehicles which can be used to travel across the map. Players can also find and pick up individual items. This includes armour and guns. A force field moves through the map, and anyone caught outside it starts to lose health. This makes the fighting area smaller and smaller until survivors are very close to each other.