16 Games Like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Games like PUBG Our games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) list offers more battle royales where you'll fight to survive against others to be the last one standing.

Exploding onto the Early Access scene in early 2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (commonly PUBG) quickly sold millions of copies and rose the ranks of the Steam concurrent player charts.

The premise of PUBG involves up to one hundred players dropping in on a large island setting as they scavenge the area for weapons and vital equipment in a bid to be the only player standing at the end of the round. With a constantly shrinking area of safety on said island players are forced into an ever decreasing game area which encourages conflict and encounters to dwindle the player count down to the final player (or team of players) within approximately half an hour per round.

Starting with nothing but cosmetic items as players parachute to the ground PUBG has a number of randomised elements to make each round unique from the spawning of items to the flight of the plane that flies over the island to drop players into the carnage below. This randomness also extends to the ever smaller safe zone, ensuring players are unable to plan ahead and must adapt to the situation at hand. Other mechanics include both first and third person views and vehicles for players to quickly move across the island landscape.

The games like PUBG selected for the list below focus on other short round based multiplayer battle royale titles where players face off against opponents on PC and consoles to be the last survivor. This list also includes long term focused survival titles where you'll have to outwit others over a longer period of time to survive.
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Life is Feudal: Your Own

Step into a massive medieval world in Life is Feudal: Your Own that blends combat, crafting, building, sandbox, realistic directional combat and many other mechanics to create an adventure set far into the past. Alternatively explore the much larger world in Life is Feudal: MMO, the MMO variant of the title with different features (see the official website for full details) but the same gameplay. Life is Feudal: Your Own supports up to 64 players on a medieval map measuring 3km x 3km. With ample...[Read Review]

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Cuisine Royale

The first battle royale game of its kind Cuisine Royale combines the typical experience of the genre with a host of kitchenware and food to be discovered, looted and equipped. Intended as a joke by the developers of the upcoming World War II shooter Enlisted the game quickly gained traction and a reasonable community that warranted it’s own development process. Thankfully though due to the similar themes to their planned title Cuisine Royale started from a solid foundation of shooting mech...[Read Review]

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Escape from Tarkov

Using a realistic military shooter as its base and adding layers of deadly difficulty is Escape From Tarkov, a title under development by the Russian studio of Battlestate Games. The core premise of Escape From Tarkov has players scavenging instanced maps for resources while avoiding the threats of other players and AI which in turn can be used to improve your own gear to take on greater challenges. Starting development in 2012 Escape From Tarkov was first shown to players through a 2016 alpha a...[Read Review]

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Rust

Rust is a survival game that comes from the same brains that brought you Garry’s Mod. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of games and genres you’ll find plenty of depth to explore while struggling to survive. The game is best described as a mixture of Minecraft and DayZ. In Rust players will spawn with nothing (other than a rock) and must adventure through the game world to gather food and resources for crafting. This world isn’t free of threats though with other players and animals able to k...[Read Review]

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Contagion

Contagion offers co-operative and PvP game modes set within a number of zombie infected environments and combined with first person shooter gameplay. With a healthy dose of maps, game modes and weapons underneath the generic setting Contagion has provided a popular framework for fans of the FPS zombie sub genre to sink their teeth into while avoiding infection from the zombie horde. Contagion offers 4 different game modes at the core which are all multiplayer focused but bring something differen...[Read Review]

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Warface

Warface offers free to play shooting with classes and co-operative modes against an ever expanding number of maps. Available for PC and at one point Xbox 360 (shut down Feb 2015) Warface is a highly rated free to play shooter and recently added it’s own Battle Royale mode. Co-op mode in Warface features a class system of Rifleman, Sniper, Medic and Engineer which each bring their own skills to ensure victory in the daily missions that you and your friends will have to conquer. This ensures...[Read Review]

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Minecraft

Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox adventure and has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the biggest and most loved games of all time culminating in the sale of the game by its independent developer to the behemoth Microsoft for a large sum. Not only has Minecraft itself had significant success but it also spawned a wave of copycat titles inspiring a whole new genre of blocky sandbox games that either adopted the Minecraft formula fully or offered their own spin on the Minecraft adventu...[Read Review]

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Infestation: The New Z

Infestation: The New Z offers another iteration of The War Z and Infestation: Survivor Stories with a free to play open world shooter made for PvP play across various game modes. Ignoring the rocky history that this franchise has had with countless development issues and decisions that have been less than well received by the community Infestation: The New Z has thus far avoided the same fate a few months into release and hopefully this trend continues for the title so that it may finally see th...[Read Review]

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Unturned

Focusing on zombie survival the free to play multiplayer game known as Unturned spent 3 years in Early Access before its final release on the Steam platform in July 2017. Since release the game has not only proved popular in its core gameplay but also the Arena mode which is similar to battle royale titles such as PUBG. Regardless of the game mode players opt for the same basic premise remains which sees players spawning into the game map with the need to scavenge the area for supplies in order ...[Read Review]

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Fortnite

Starting its life as a cooperative sandbox survival experience (known as Save The World) Fortnite has since grown to also include a highly popular (and free) Battle Royale experience. Available across vast range of platforms Save The World continues to be a paid title while Battle Royale launched as a free to play experience. While Save The World has since taken a backseat to the incredible popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale although both game modes are still offered for a mix of both PvP and ...[Read Review]

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Paladins

Paladins (Paladins: Champions of the Realm) joins the growing number of free to play hero shooters. With a setting hat blends together fantasy with that of ancient technology the Paladins setting is unique to the hero shooter. On top of the core hero shooter Paladins also offers a Paladins Battlegrounds game mode. Similar to other games in the niche Paladins offers a range of champions to control on the battlefield that come with their own special set of abilities that can be further customised ...[Read Review]

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Darwin Project

Shrinking down the battle royale genre to a 10 player battle on a smaller map is Darwin Project, a game that feels as close to the Hunger Games as a gaming experience has offered yet. After a brief launch as a paid title Darwin Project evolved into a free to play battle royale to ensure it was able to capture an appropriately sized audience to support it’s take on the battle royale formula. Set in a post apocalyptic and dystopian future where an Ice Age is fast approaching a new project ha...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (10 votes)
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Z1 Battle Royale

H1Z1 began its life as H1Z1 on Steam (Early Access) but soon split off into a separate game alongside the more sandbox survival title (Just Survive) as the King of the Kill game mode thrived in the growing genre of battle royale titles. After being briefly called H1Z1: King of the Kill, the battle royale mode was renamed to Z1 Battle Royale and available for free. The game itself offers large scale combat where players fight to the death in attempt to be the last one standing within the ever shr...[Read Review]

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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V continues the popular open world series and takes it into the next level with plenty of innovation. The game is one of the most fully fledged games in the genre and feels like an actual living game world. On top of the single player gameplay a vast world of GTA V Online also exists expanding potential gameplay even further. Online game modes even include a Battle Royale inspired Motor Wars. One of the most notable innovations is the introduction of three main characters that p...[Read Review]

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Grand Battle Royale

Bringing across the popular battle royale formula to the mobile Android market, Grand Battle Royale offers the same massive multiplayer online arena style of game that you’ve become accustomed to on your computer screen. Spawning into the game world in a random location Grand Battle Royale follows the format of similar titles with players acquiring melee weapons and guns littered across the landscape and using these to take out every last enemy and claim victory for yourself. The constantl...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (14 votes)
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Rules of Survival

Moving the constantly growing battle royale genre into the mobile arena Rules of Survival was an early entrant into the mobile battle royale market allowing it to capture a committed audience. While other big names in the genre such as Fortnite and PUBG have since moved in Rules of Survival continues to be a popular title for the mobile audience and offers an experience most similar to PUBG with a realistic themed shooter and various vehicles. Subsequent to the mobile success of Rules of Surviva...[Read Review]

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