- After the Indian Government banned PUBG and 117 other apps, We look at 5 alternatives to the highly popular battle royale game.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile had gained popularity in India over the past year, as it was linked to many cases of extreme addiction to gaming among adolescents. Parents and representatives of citizens, particularly in South India, also went to court to order the battle royale game to be banned, but it did not materialize until Wednesday (September 2).
Here are the 5 alternatives to PUBG Mobile.
- Call Of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty is one of the oldest FPS-games franchises. Most of the 90s kids who liked this genre grew up playing deathmatches in Call of Duty, searching and killing modes. In the game’s mobile version, similar to PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, up to 100 players move to a familiar battlefield with weapons and characters recognizable to them. The graphics are one of this game’s strongest points as the player whose fine-tuned physics makes the game more sensitive.
Activision’s battle royale game has an Apple App Store ranking of 4.8 and consumes 1.9 GB of space. On the other hand, it has more than 100 million downloads with a 4.5 ranking on Google Play Store.
- Garena Free Fire
It’s a video game about survival. It provides the player on a remote island with short 10-minute game places where he or she will be pitted against 49 other players, all trying to survive and win. Players are free to use the parachute to select their starting point and try to remain in the safe zone for as long as possible. They can drive vehicles to explore the vast globe, hide in trenches, or by pronouncing under grass become invisible. “Ambush, snipe, live, there’s just one goal: live and respond to the duty call,” reads the Google Play store summary. You can play as a solo player or form squads of up to 4 players. The latest updates ensure a large variety of weapons are available in the game.
Fortnite is an online video game developed by and published by Epic Games in 2017. It is available in three distinct variants of game mode that all share the same general gameplay and game engine: Fortnite: Save the Planet, a cooperative shooter-survival game for up to four players to fight off zombie-like monsters and protect objects with fortifications they can build; Fortnite Battle Royale, a royal free-to-play fighting game in which up to 100 players compete to be the last surviving game they can build.
- Battleland Royale
Battlelands Royale presents the battle royale genre with a friendly twist. The game has fun characters and allows you to play solo or build a team, with on average just three to five minutes of each round. The 32-player survival mode follows the same premise as other games in this category: parachute to a desired position on the map, catch a treasure, shoot other players and be the last one standing.
The game is built for mobile devices and on just about any platform runs extremely well. It takes up just over 200 MB of storage on your computer, the graphics are fantastic, and for your character, you get plenty of customization options.
- Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground
Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground is essentially a PUBG Smartphone with a minor change: the pixel-themed characters and the visuals. You get a survival game mode similar to that of PUBG, and there’s the option to play with your mates as a team. You can drive different cars, the controls are intuitive, and if you lack PUBG Mobile, this is a clone that’s good enough.
The game also features tonnes of skins and customization options, and you can purchase your character’s weapons and outfits. Pixel’s Unknown Battle Ground has more than 50 million installations, and it works well on budget phones with low or medium settings.
It will be interesting to see which of the following games go ahead and take advantage of this situation.