The Battle Royale genre is one of the biggest trends in the gaming world at the moment and draws attention not only for its accessibility, but also for supporting up to more than a hundred simultaneous players in a single match. The premise is also often pretty straight to the point and addictive: the last player or team standing wins. Some of the main examples we have today are PUBG e Fortnitewhich had great importance in popularizing the formula.
The success draws so much attention that even unusual franchises end up surfing the wave and approach the genre in their own way, as was the case with Tetris 99 and even the extinct Super Mario Bros. 35. However, with so many options, which ones are really worth the download? With that in mind, the Voxel listed, in the following paragraphs, the nine best Battle Royale games at the moment for various platforms.
Developed by Titanfall’s Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends is a first-person shooter whose matches take place mainly between trios. Players are able to choose characters with unique abilities, including an Ultimate, to work as a team and surprise their opponents. The game was originally released in 2020 and is the fifth most played title in the history of the Steam platform, with a peak of 393,000 concurrent players.
It is worth remembering that Apex Legends is free and available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. A version for mobile devices will gradually arrive in some countries starting in February, although there is still no release date for Brazil.
Call of Duty: Warzone
the franchise Call of Duty does not fall behind when it comes to Battle Royale. In Warzone, players will find the Activision series’ signature gameplay, with fast-paced firefights and the use of different equipment and vehicles. The main attraction is that the game supports 150 players per game, and the best part: with the possibility of cross-play multiplayer, eliminating barriers between platforms.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available for free on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
PlayerUnkown’s Battlegroundsor simply PUBG, is one of the main responsible for popularizing Battle Royale as we know it today. Players parachute onto an island, collect weapons and equipment and fight for survival. The game was born as a mod DayZ and refined the formula in such a way that it was replicated by several subsequent releases.
Today, PUBG is available for free for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices, with cross-play support. It’s worth noting that it’s the biggest hit in Steam’s history, peaking at over 3.2 million concurrent players.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest phenomena of our time, Fortnite is the main name when we think of Battle Royale. The Epic Games game started with a totally different proposal in 2017, more focused on building mechanics and with a cooperative campaign, but it was in the transition to competitive multiplayer that it started to become a giant, with more than 350 million registered users. .
Fortnite is available for free for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and Android devices. The game is also the scene of great unusual collaborations, such as Spider-Man, Arcane, Naruto and even Chapolin Colorado.
Phenomenon on mobile devices, Free Fire is undoubtedly Battle Royale more democratic for being able to run even on weaker cell phones. Garena’s game collects several records, including the mark of one billion downloads on the Play Store and the peak of 100 million daily users in 2020. Just like Fortnite, there were also unusual collaborations such as One Punch Man, Attack on Titan e Street Fighter V.
Free Fire is available for free for Android and iOS devices. Graphics enthusiasts can also experience the Free Fire Maxwhich seeks to significantly improve the game’s visuals.
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier is a curious bet by Square Enix in the Battle Royale genre and takes place years before the events of the acclaimed PS1 RPG, while the Shinra corporation is still carrying out the first experiments of the SOLDIER project. Several elements familiar to fans are present, including character classes, summons and mounts like the Chocobos.
The game already has more than one million users and is available for free for Android and iOS devices.
Unlike traditional Battle Royales that use firearms, Spellbreak draws attention to the use of elemental spells on the field. The game, which is updated periodically, allows players to customize their talents and tailor playable mages to their styles. It is possible to form a team to explore the Hollow Lands, where the action takes place.
please note that Spellbreak is available for free for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Supporting up to 60 players, Naraka: Bladepoint bets on martial arts and borrows many mechanics from traditional fighting games in a fight for survival. This means that players must make careful decisions so as not to be punished by opponents.
It is worth noting that this game is not free and is only available for PS5 and PC.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockdown
Developed by Mediatonic, Fall Guys is a fun and colorful scavenger hunt game in which up to 60 players must brave different styles of trials until a final round, in which the last survivor receives a crown. Not for nothing, it is affectionately nicknamed by the Brazilian community as “Olímpicas do Faustão” and receives constant updates from the developer.
The game is not free and is available for PC and PS4, with versions for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One coming soon. It was once one of the PS Plus offerings and broke the record for the most downloaded game in the service’s history in 2020.