PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Alternatives and Similar Games

Looking for more games like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS? Below you'll find the curated list of the most similar games to give a try.

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PUBG may have seen a drastic decline in its player-base on PC, but that doesn’t change the fact that it helped popularize the battle royale genre, inspiring many devs to have their own take on it. If you’re looking for similar games like PUBG, then maybe this list has what you’re looking for. Find out down below!

Fortnite game preview


You can’t have a list of games like PUBG without mentioning the popular, colorful battle royale from Epic Games: Fortnite. Thanks to continuous updates, including the massive start of Chapter 2 which replaced the old map with a huge new one, Fortnite continues to grow strongly, and being a free-to-play title, there’s no signs of it stopping anytime soon. The battle royale action is not the only thing it has in store; there is another game mode called Save the World, a PvE co-op campaign with building and defending, a game mode Fortnite actually started with before the trend happened.
Apex Legends game preview

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a fast-paced battle royale FPS where teams of 3 work together to take everyone else down in 30-team matches, communicating nonverbally with the games clever Smart Comms system and using various different abilities to your advantage. In this game from Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, you get to choose from a number of different characters, making diversity and teamwork crucial to victory. It’s an absolute blast to play, and if, next to the battle royale genre, you’re also a fan of the FPS genre then Apex Legends is a perfect game for you.
Arma 3 game preview

Arma 3

PUBG actually started off as an Arma 2 mod, a spin-off of the now standalone DayZ. Later it made its way to Arma 3 as well, and the rest is history. Not only is Arma 3 an amazing, realistic military sim, but it also features great community-made mods, one of which is PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale. If you’re looking for the roots of PUBG, then you may want to jump into Arma 3.
Ring of Elysium game preview

Ring of Elysium

Ring of Elysium is a battle royale FPS where the map continuously suffers natural disasters, making a moving designated area called the “Ashen Eye” the only safe place from hazards appearing anywhere on the island. Winning a match in this game requires you to survive long enough for the rescue helicopter to arrive, which has space for 4 players. Use interesting transport such as grappling hooks, gliders and BMX bikes for fun navigation, while searching for oxygen tanks, another crucial component of surviving in this action-packed title.
Rust game preview


Rust may be a survival-focused title, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some battle royale fun. You can find servers specifically designed around that kind of gameplay, removing the need to worry about hunger, thirst and cold, as well as the option to craft. Other than that, Rust is a challenging online-only survival game where you can work solo or with friends to set up base, hunt, explore and more as you meet other players who may or may not be aggressive.
H1Z1 game preview


H1Z1 not only offers standard action-packed battle royale gameplay, but it even has a mode called ‘Auto Royale’ where walking is not possible – only driving. Vehicles feature up to 4 players in total, with one driving and the rest shooting. Throughout an auto royale match the driver gets to use conveniently placed ramps and useful power ups while doing their best to drive steady for everyone to shoot other players’ vehicles down.
Hunt: Showdown game preview

Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown is a survival horror FPS with two game modes, one of which has you play as a bounty hunter wondering about swamps and areas that can contain various different monsters. One monster though is your main target. Finding it and taking it down does not end the game; it in fact makes you become the main target for 11 other bounty hunters, tasking you with surviving all odds to claim the rewards. These Bounty Hunt matches can be played solo, with a friend or in a team of 3 hunters. The other game mode, ‘Quick Play’ pits 10 players to reach and seal 4 rifts for a nice bounty. After closing the last rift you must stand your ground for a certain amount of time to win the match.
ARK: Survival Of The Fittest game preview

ARK: Survival Of The Fittest

It is standard battle royale mixed in with dinosaurs and gameplay from ARK: Survival Evolved. You are thrown into a beautiful world with impressively detailed greenery and dinosaurs. Try your hand at taming any dinosaur that you want, some of which can immensely help you in winning the round that can have up to 72 players. Play either solo, with a friend, in a group of 4 or 6 in this interesting spin-off.
Darwin Project game preview

Darwin Project

The matches in this winter-themed battle royale might be smaller, but that doesn’t make the game any worse. Darwin Project in fact puts its own interesting twist on the genre, placing you in a cold environment together with 9 other players, starting off with only an axe and a bow. Throughout the game you have to ensure you stay warm as you craft, place traps, and gain powers in a map divided in 7 parts. Aside from the regular last-man standing victory condition, how an entire match plays out can be quite different every time, because in every 10-player match, there is another player affecting the flow of the game behind the scenes: the Show Director. The player with this role gets to choose when and which zone to close, what hazard to use, and what rewards to give, making gameplay diverse and exciting. If you’re looking for a grea
Realm Royale game preview

Realm Royale

100 players, 1 victor or a 4-squad win; Realm Royale offers standard battle royale gameplay, but mixes it up with a fantasy world featuring both modern and fantasy weapons, as well as the ability to choose your own class, customizing it with abilities you deem to be most useful to you. Find forges throughout the diverse map to craft and revive teammates, but also to turn useless stuff into materials for crafting something better. You can even use mounts such as horses, wolves and more at any time to navigate faster. All of these interesting additions make Realm Royale worth giving a go, especially since it’s free-to-play.


One of the most popular battle royales that inspired many others, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has you parachuting down a large island with the goal of being the last man standing. 100 players run, drive and search for resources while the game forces players to slowly move more to the center of the map.

About the Game

  • Released: 21 Dec, 2017
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Android, iOS
  • Developer: PUBG Corporation
  • Publisher: PUBG Corporation
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB VRAM/ AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB VRAM
  • Storage: 30 GB

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