Video games have come up to be one of the chief means of entertainment. According to the recent statistics, the video game industry alone is worth more than 18.4 billion dollars and US video game revenue is forecasted to reach 230 billion dollars by 2020, making it the largest and most profiteering video game market in the whole wide world.
The video game industry has grown from focused markets to mainstream media. With the continuous advancement in technologies relating to video games and up-gradation and innovation in hardware has also proved to be a catalyst in the popularization of video games.
Improvements in graphics, CGI and VFX are also some of the factors and a mindset shift from video games being only for kids to being a worldwide sensation encompassing people across all ages and income groups has also been an accelerator in the popularization of video games. Last but not the least, internet and torrential networks have made these games popular and within the reach of anyone with internet access.
There has been a sudden surge in the popularity of video games in recent few years. First-person shooter games have risen and have acquired immense popularity among the masses. Fortnite is one such game. Fortnite is an online video game that has been developed by a company called Epic Games and was released in 2017. Since then, the popularity of the games has only grown. The Battle Royale genre of the game has been one of the most popular genres recently. You must be living under a rock if you don’t know or haven’t at least heard about the battle royale genre. Battle Royale is a type of gameplay that follows the rules of the last man standing game that is the one who survives at the last wins. The game is mixed with an apt addition of survival, tactics, strategies, scavenging and exploration elements.
Normally the scenario is that you’re dropped into the game with nearly 100 players and then you have to survive through it and make your way up to the top. There are usually no weapons, no gear, no equipment initially but once you’re dropped off you can collect that equipment and gear within the game. While you scavenge for this new equipment the game offers you restrictions in form of red zones (basically zones within which you’re not safe), shrinking zones (to limit players in one area only) and obviously other players that try to eliminate you.
There are a lot of strategies to play such a game. That is there is no ‘one’ sure shot method to win at such a game.Fortnite too is one such Battle Royale game. In it, you’re dropped along with 100 players and you need to make it to the top to win. The 100 PvP (Player vs Player) scenario makes the games much more exciting and fun. The game also is characterised by its animated outlook which makes the games even more fun. The game also offers things like building walls, staircases etc. With the equipment collected by a player while looting a place. The game has become very popular among the masses. But not everyone enjoys Fortnite. They have their tastes and preferences. It’s because of that, since the advent of Fortnite, a lot of games based on the Battle Royale formula have actually come ahead. What follows are games like Fortnite.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or simply PUBG is perhaps the most popular game among the Battle Royale genre. So even so that the game is often compared with Fortnite due to its similarities with the game. The game, like Fortnite, is a 100 Player vs Player game in which players try to survive on a stranded island with the help of the things they can get a hold of by attacking and looting other players.
Unlike its contemporary Fortnite, PUBG doesn’t allow you to construct buildings, staircases etc. One must take advantage of other features like buildings etc. PUBG offers a lot of game modes like classic, arcade, TDM etc.
The game has 2 different sets of game playing options namely FPP mode and TPP modes abbreviated for the first-person perspective and third player perspective respectively. The game is known for its ‘real-life physics’ that is applied to every part of the game and its military outlook.
If you’re not a fan of PUBG and Fortnite don’t worry. We got you covered. Darwin Project is a game that is based in the post-apocalyptic world and that is where all the action happens. The game is not about killing enemies but it is about how you survive in rough terrain with extreme weather conditions.
The game is different from Fortnite is some aspects while being similar in others. There is no concept of a “shrinking zone”, but the game requires you to be a hunter and think and strategize like a hunter. The player who succeeds in surviving against both freezing cold and other players wins. The game offers great visuals with its stunning VFX landscapes, CGI and animations. The game runs smoothly on PCs and is free to play on it.
Imagine a baby game of Fortnite and PUBG, that’s Apex Legends. Kind of like PUBG in some respects, Apex Legends is one of the most popular games today. It also revolves around the Battle Royale concept wherein you need to survive among a number of players. The game is sort of a cross between Fortnite and PUBG.
It’s similar to Fortnite in terms of its landscapes, movement of players and even weapons but resembles PUBG in physics and gameplay. In this game, you play as one of the 10 legends each one of who has a special ability. You can play in team mode or as a single player.
next up in the list is Ring of Elysium. The game is also like Fortnite in its environment and silliness. The game has an amazing character creation engine and optimization and adds to it a great Battle Royale program and you’ll get the wonder that is Ring of Elysium. The game has a great sound design as well and you can find evidence of it when you’ll play the game.
The game offers a few things that truly make it stand out from the crowd like its inventory, mobility packages etc. The game provides a fast-paced and intense game action that provides you with a thrilling experience.
Grand Theft Auto, popularly known as the GTA is one of the most popular games in the world not from today but from a very long time. GTA V is the latest instalment in the GTA series. The game is an open-world game in which you have to roam around in the city and complete the various missions given to you. You can choose from 3 characters to play with.
The game is for people who want everything in one place. The game is an amalgamation of fast-paced racing games, shooting games and many others. The game has beautiful graphics and vivid use of VFX makes it even better. The gameplay is smooth and at settings adjusted to full, the game shows its full potential. The game follows the laws of physics in its gameplay (Well, for the most part of it.)
This is the latest addition to the famous Call of Duty series. Even pre-established and popular games like COD have understood the meaning and scope of Battle Royale Games. Call of Duty: Blackout is just that in the latest COD instalment and is part of Call of duty: Blackops 4 package. The game is similar to all Battle Royale genres but with a distinct touch of Call of Duty games like tense gameplay and action combined with strong SFX and sound engineering and you’ll be at the edge of your seats while playing this game.
The game offers great gunplay, the signature of COD franchise. The game provides great maps with known locations from the franchise and you can even play with some of the popular characters from the previous instalments. The game is a must-play if you’re looking for some action and thrill.
The game might be unheard of but you can think of it as a predecessor to Fortnite and PUBG. So even so that even the founder of PUBG, Brendon “PlayerUnknown” Greene used to create mods for this game before he went ahead and started his own game. The game is a great game even today with its realistic gameplay.
The game initially started as a zombie shooter game but since the whole Battle Royale craze started, the game also took a plunge. The game started out with its (in)famous “King of the Hill” mode wherein you’ll be fighting 150 players in a compact map like PUBG that makes the game much more chaotic and intense.
What started from custom servers has now been officially made a part of the game. Minecraft has been doing Battle Royale matches for years now but with its dedicated custom servers.
The game is a perfect combination of destruction and construction considering the destruction one causes while at the same time building structures. The game is heavily competitive and tense. However, the game gets a bit behind giants like PUBG and Fortnite in terms of graphics.
Rules of Survival is a survival game like PUBG and Fortnite. The name of the game is “survival”. You need to properly strategize, plan, organize and take action all at the same time.
The game is one of the most famous alternatives for Fortnite. The game is different from Fortnite in terms of its characters and colours. The gameplay is fast. One needs to be very careful while playing. Survival is extremely crucial and one needs to do that by collecting weapons, gear and other vitals like bandages and first aid kits.
Global Offensive: perhaps the most famous instalments of the Counter-Strike series, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is popularly known as CS: GO is one of the most famous games around. The game never ceases to lose its charm even after the advent of other Battle Royale games. The game has a mode of Battle Royale rather than fully based on the concept.
The gameplay is hard and not like most games out there. One needs to be very precise while playing the game and the game offers a variety of guns and ammunition to do so. The game has a military tone and that’s what makes it far more exciting. The game is fast-paced and you can’t expect the enemy. That’s one of the USPs of the game. CS: GO is one of the most successful as well as popular games of today.
Fortnite: Save the World
Okay. I’m guilty. The game is sure not an “Alternative” to Fortnite but is a part or say an extension of it. The game is the same as Fortnite’s original version minus the battle royale. The game mode might not be very popular because of Fortnite’s original version. The game is for those that don’t like the battle royale genre. But, you’ve to pay to play it.
The game offers 2 modes: single player or co-op wherein you have to fight zombie-like creatures called “husks” and save survivors from them. The game has great gameplay and one can enjoy this version of Battle Royale is not their thing.
perhaps the most distinct battle royale game out there after Fortnite. The game could be referred to as a cross between Fortnite and World of Warcraft. Yeah! Imagine that. The game is actually Paladins: Battle Royale with a new name, new feel and everything new about it. The game is beautiful and kindy funky with its comic-book-esque characters and gameplay.
But it gets better. The game offers 5 characters to choose from, each with its own distinct powers and abilities. The game doesn’t let you die completely but instead turns you into a chicken. Funny right!? Well, that’s just a start. Do check out the game to see for yourself what else surprises that it has.
no we’re not talking about the movie. Knives out are one of the most talked-about games perhaps because of its popular and fast-paced gameplay. The game is one of the best out there considering its popularity and number of downloads on the play store and apple store. The game is made by the same developers who made Rules of Survival.
The map is much larger and the gameplay is much intense. It seems that the developing company has fallen in love with the battle royale genre and has been trying to roll out many different games based on the same genre.
you’ve been living under a rock if you don’t know or haven’t played this game. The game is one of the absolute best out there. The game is a third-person perspective game wherein you’ll need to thrive and survive among other players who are hunting for you. “How’s it different from other games,” you ask? Well, in terms of its location and settings.
The game is set in a dystopian world where the world is not the same as you left it. The game sci-fi setting of the game makes it even more engaging. There are wars going on in that world and you need to come forward and take the lead. You’ll need to progress in the game to acquire new skills and other abilities that’ll make you increase your level.
Grand Battle Royal
Final entry on this list is Grand Battle Royale and its place in the list couldn’t have been better. The game, like many of its contemporaries, is based on the Japanese thriller flick, “Battle Royale” (yeah! It’s a great movie. Go check it out). The game offers a lot in terms of gameplay. You need to pick up weapons and loot to survive and one who eliminates all other players shall be declared the winner.
The gameplay is smooth and the game works great. The game has a lot of different weapons that surely will help you attack the enemies and in all capacities. You can find everything from axes to rifles to play with. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where you need to survive even when things aren’t exactly in your favour.
That was our list. There are still a lot of games that we couldn’t mention due to paucity of space. All of these games are great in their own respect and this list is not a comparison.
The games are great and most of them are free to play. Sure, many of the names mentioned are also not from the battle royale genre but they do have some similarities with Fortnite. However, they all are different in their own way and one must try them at least once to get the taste of them.