11 Best Games like PUBG: Incoming Battle Royale Madness!

By Dev Gupta / April 19, 2018

Players around the world are playing PlayerUnknown’s Battleground like there is no tomorrow. At one point, almost every player of the game has wished to try out new battle royale games. And thankfully, there are some classic offerings that you can try out. In this list, we give you some of the best games like PUBG that you can play right away.

Before we start this article, it will be wise to note that while all these games are drenched in the battle royale form, they all give you an individualistic taste at some point in the gameplay.

Option #1 DayZ: Battle Royale

Developer Bohemia Interactive
Platforms Windows
Visit DayZ

Very few people seem to know it but it is this game that started the full-fledged battle royale genre. It was Brendan Greene, the creator of PUBG that developed this DayZ: Battle Royale for Arma 2. All players spawn on a distant island swarming with brain-dead zombies. You can survive the mayhem by tagging up with others and creating a rescue plan.

Or, like all things battle royale, you can trust your bare hands to do all that’s necessary to make sure you are the lone survivor. Despite the differences in the current crop of battle royale games, this is the game where all the madness once started.

Option #2: Rust: Battle Royale

Developer Facepunch Studios
Platforms Windows, Mac, SteamOS.
Visit Rust

Rust: Battle Royale is among the most popular multiplayer survival games in the vicinity. It comes with several servers that still run the unofficial Battle Royale game. As it is the case with every battle royale game in this universe (and a few parallel ones), a group of players is pitted against one another in what is now called the death-match.

At the start of the game, you only have a rock to defend yourself from other assailants. You must scavenge the area and find food, clothing, weapons, and most importantly, a strategy to defend yourself. The smartest players in this game form alliances with other players and better their individual kill counts with the tag team effort.

Option #3: The Culling

Developer Xaviant Games
Platforms Windows, SteamOS.
Visit The Culling

The Culling is a first-person battle royale themed shooter game based on a story. It is one of those few games that actually try to explain why people are trying to kill one another in an unimaginably remote island. Actually, all the players are participants/contestants in a Hunger Games styled battle game. The one with the highest points wins the game. No prizes for guessing – the more you kill, the more points you accumulate.

Besides the lurking danger of other blood-thirsty players, you must also escape environmental hazards. You also find a lengthy selection of items that you can find and use to save yourself and kill others. You must gain points constantly to upgrade melee and ranged combat abilities.

Options #4: H1Z1: King of the Kill

Developer Daybreak Game Company
Platforms Windows (PS4 and Xbox versions expected soon)
Visit H1Z1: King of the Kill

H1Z1: King of the Kill is essentially a third person shooter game with a famed multiplayer mode. But it also comes with a battle royale mode which makes it a direct alternative of PUBG. Like most other battle royale games, there is a randomly chosen spawn point. All the players are dropped onto this point and the active play area keeps sinking from there on.

The game gives you the option to craft different items including healing and other tools. All you need to do is gather sufficient resources from around the map. If you are looking beyond battle royale, H1Z1 also gives you a death-match to keep you lifted.

Option #5: Unturned: Arena Mode

Developer Smartly Dressed Games
Platforms Windows, MacOS, SteamOS.
Visit Unturned: Arena Mode

At the moment, Unturned: Arena Mode is among the most popular games you can play on Steam. There is no considerable change in its battle royale theme. You get a sandbox styled game with a zombie apocalypse calamity that you must survive. The good thing about this game is that you can play in both online and offline modes. Players can team up with one another, gather necessary resources, and survive a world infested with zombies.

The Arena Mode in Unturned is culturally similar to PUBG. A chunk of virtual humanity spawn at randomly selected map locations. By the end of the game, the last survivor is declared the winner. A mad killing spree breaks out in between the two events. While its block graphic style is reminiscent of Minecraft, the Arena Mode in Unturned is still worth giving a try.

Option #6: Ark: Survival Evolved

Developer Studio Wildcard, Efecto Studios, Virtual Basement, Instinct Games, Virtual Basement LLC.
Platforms Windows, MacOS, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS.
Visit Ark: Survival Evolved

At its most nascent stage, Ark: Survival Evolved was set in the prehistoric world where you got to fight dinosaurs and other beasts of antiquity. Following the craze set in by the battle royale freak show, Ark soon started out with a mode that demands the survival of the fittest. 72 players battle one another head on either solo or in groups.

It is not just the other players that are trying to kill you in this game. You must also worry about other deadly beasts like dinosaurs and environmental disasters that could erase you from the game. However, you can also tame the dinos and unleash them on the players in the game.

Option #7: ARMA 3: Battle Royale

Developer Bohemia Interactive
Platforms Windows
Visit Arma 3

The Arma 3: Battle Royale mod is also known as PlayerUnknown’s Battle Royale. It was developed by the same player that developed PlayerUnkown’s Battleground. If you want to really want to experience how the game was developed, then playing ARMA 3: Battle Royale will definitely get you to speed with the beginning PUBG.

There is an extreme survival mode in the game where players land in the middle of the battlefield. Only one person must emerge victorious at the end of the game. The game is actually based on the movie battle royale and stays true to it.

Option #8: Minecraft: Hunger Games

Minecraft survival games
Developer Microsoft, Mojang, Telltale Games, 4J Studios, Other Ocean.
Platforms Windows, MacOS, Linux.
Visit Minecraft

If you are ready to ditch 3D graphics in favor of the blocky graphics, the Minecraft: Hunger Games has been designed for you. It is a game that focuses on actual survival and is not only focussed on combat. There is an all-out war and only one player can see the end of it.

At the beginning the of play, you will start with a kit that comes with food, weapons, items, and some potions. But you must acquire new potions and items to stay relevant in this game that demands the survival of the fittest. You get to choose from a range of servers and many of them cost you no money at all.

Option #9: Last Man Standing

Developer Free Reign Entertainment
Platforms Windows
Visit Last Man Standing

What would you typically expect out of a game called Last Man Standing? This is the game where you hunt for guns, gear, and glory. You typically go to war with other players in a game that demands the survival of the meanest. The bloody and gripping pace of the game adds even more thrill to all the killing that you are a part/victim of.

There is much grind for loot and you can even find the best weapons that help you to survive. There are 100 other players to fight against and you must scour the map for advanced weapons and attachments. Your goal in this game is simplistically brutal – customize your weapons to the extent that every other player’s mission becomes the survival of your wrath.

Option #10: Infestation: The New Z

Developer Fredaikis AB
Platforms Windows
Visit Infestation: The New Z

Infestation: The New Z is a bloody open-world shooter game where each player vows to the enemy of other players. The game gives you multiple modes and worlds you might want to play with. You can make a clan with your friends if you are comfortable with one of them killing you before the end of the game. All of this must happen while you explore the map for weapons and loots.

In Infestation: The New Z, you meet other players and thump your dominance on them. Plus, you kill all the zombies that climb out of their graves and stand in your way. The makers of the game constantly release new updates, give you a large variety of skins, and offer a great gameplay that keeps you involved for hours together. If it is vastness and an open world that you want in a battle royale game, this free game is definitely for you.

Option #11: Fortnite

Developer Epic Games, People Can Fly.
Platforms Windows, MacOS, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android (soon).
Visit Fornite

We literally cannot complete this list without adding Fortnite into the fray. As of now, Fortnite is available for PC, consoles, and even has a mobile version for iOS. Much like PUBG, up to hundred players are pitted against one another in a battle that demands all but a single player to die before the game ends.

In many ways, Fortnite has added finesse and even revamped the genre of battle royale. On this date, Fortnite is the #1 competitor for PUBG. It is slightly different for PUBG in that the graphics on this game resembles Pixar and not a militaristic grit. Try out this game if you wish PUBG was made in a parallel universe.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to battle royale, PUBG is pretty much the grandmaster. But it is always great to have a couple of extra options when you want to try out something different. We hope that this list will help you do just that. So try out a bunch of the best games like PUBG and tell us which one you liked the best.

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