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Background[edit | edit source]

What is the FIRST Battle Royale/Hunger Games video game? The first Battle Royale wasn't actually a game, it was a mod in DayZ (mod) in Arma 2 called Survivor GameZ. Everyone spawns in an area making a circle and in the middle of the circle there were optional backpacks you can take with random loot inside (The Hunger Games movie/books). This mod was accessible for the public, but only during qualifiers where the public can win matches to then compete in the finals with YouTubers/Streamers.

Brendan Greene (PLAYERUNKNOWN) saw this mod (Survivor GameZ) take off, he loved the idea around it. So he got into modding and created a mod, thanks to DayZ mod on Arma 2, his mod was called DayZCherno+. After DayZ Battle Royale was finished, then came Arma 3.

(Between the time of Survivor GameZ [1] and DayZCherno+, around 2012 - 2013, Minecraft: Hunger Games community made servers got released [2] [3]).

PLAYERUNKNOWN moved onto bringing the mod into Arma 3 where 'PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battle Royale' was born. Unlike most Battle Royale games now which stick to the core concept of Battle Royale only, the Arma 3 BR Mod has different game modes ranging from Battle Royale: WAR, Street Fight and Battle Royale: Ghost Hotel. It was PLAYERUNKNOWN'S unique taste on the Battle Royale game mode. Later, in partnership with the Iron Front mod team, he also created a Battle Royale WW2 version called Iron Front: Battle Royale [4].

This is when the Battle Royale genre within video games started.

After the Arma 3 BR Mod, the games success with being on top of Twitch's Top Games being streamed it caught attention by a studio, Daybreak came to PLAYERUNKNOWN. Daybreak licensed 'PLAYERUNKNOWN'S Battle Royale (the game mode)' from PLAYERUNKNOWN which then created H1Z1: King of the Kill. With the success and popularity of King of the Kill, spin-off Battle Royale titles came about like 'The Culling.' Years later, in 2016 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS went into development to make the TRUE Battle Royale experience. Then with the success and popularity of PUBG selling 20 million copies in 6 -7 months for an Early Access title, a lot more spin-off Battle Royale titles (even games with Battle Royale servers or in DLC) came about.

How do the 'PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battle Royale' games rank?

  • Arma 3 BR: Realistic, slow pace.
  • H1Z1: Arcadey, fast pace.
  • PUBG: Mix between both of Arma 3 BR and H1Z1.

Each Battle Royale game has its own spin-off style/taste to the genre.

Games[edit | edit source]

Here you can find a list of games that got standalone games of Battle Royale or games that have Battle Royale like servers.

- Games that have the (PU) next to the title means it's a PLAYERUNKNOWN title. The rest are non-PLAYERUNKNOWN games.

Games that have Battle Royale/Hunger Game like standalone games -[edit | edit source]

From oldest to newest

Name Era/Genre Price Steam Xbox PlayStation Nintendo Gamepedia
(PU) H1Z1 Modern/Apocalypse F2P (Free 2 Play) PC Xbox One - Delayed but coming soon? PS4 N/A Yes
The Culling Modern/Apocalypse $5.99 PC Xbox One - - Yes
ARK: Survival Of The Fittest Fantasy $59.99 PC - - - Yes
The Other 99 N/A $14.99 PC - - - No
(PU) PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Modern/Apocalypse $29.99 PC Xbox One PS4 - Sometime in 2018 No You are here
Last Man Standing N/A F2P (Free 2 Play) PC - - - No
Hunt: Showdown Fantasy/Apocalypse $29.99 PC N/A N/A N/A Yes
Islands Of Nyne Futuristic $24.99 PC - Coming Soon Xbox - Coming Soon N/A N/A Yes
SOS: The Ultimate Escape Reality show F2P (Free 2 Play) PC N/A N/A N/A Yes
Mavericks: Proving Grounds Modern N/A PC - Coming Soon N/A N/A N/A No
The Darwin Project Reality show F2P (Free 2 Play) PC Xbox One N/A N/A Yes
Discordia Fantasy N/A PC - Coming Soon N/A N/A N/A No
Fortnite Battle Royale Cartoon/Apocalypse F2P (Free 2 Play) PC Xbox One PS4 Switch Yes
Europa Modern N/A PC - Coming Soon N/A N/A N/A No
Radical Heights (Cancelled) Reality show F2P (Free 2 Play) PC - - - No
DEATH FIELD: The Battle Royale of Disaster Modern $14.99 PC - - - No
Fractured Lands Apocalypse N/A PC N/A N/A N/A No
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Cartoon $4.99 PC N/A N/A N/A No
Realm Royale Fantasy F2P (Free 2 Play) PC N/A N/A N/A No
Rapture Rejects Cartoon N/A PC - Coming Soon N/A N/A N/A No
The Culling 2 (Cancelled) Modern/Reality show $19.99 PC Xbox One PS4 No No
Cuisine Royale WW2 N/A PC N/A N/A N/A No

Games that have Battle Royale/Hunger Game like servers -[edit | edit source]

From oldest to newest

Name Era/Genre Price Steam Xbox PlayStation Nintendo Other Type Gamepedia
Survivor GameZ Apocalypse Free (But you need DayZ) PC / Website - - - - Mod/Servers No
(PU) DayZCherno+ (Mod) Apocalypse - PC - - - - Mod/Servers No
(PU) Iron Front: Battle Royale (Mod) WW2 N/A PC - - - - Mod/Servers No
Minecraft: Hunger Games Cartoon $27 PC - - - - Mod/Servers Yes
(PU) Arma 3 Battle Royale (Mod) Modern Free (But you need Arma 3) PC / Servers - - - - Mod/Servers No
Minecraft: Battle Mode Cartoon $27 N/A Xbox One PS4 N/A - Game mode Yes
Rust: Battle Royale Apocalypse $19.99 PC / Servers - - - - Mod/Servers No
The Division: Survival DLC Apocalypse $14.99 PC Xbox One PS4 No - - Yes
Next Day: Survival Apocalypse $9.99 PC - - - - Game mode No
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Modern $14.99 PC / Servers - - - - Mod/Servers No
Crazy Justice Battle Royale N/A $15 - - - Switch - Game mode No
Warface - Battle Royale (DLC) Futuristic F2P (Free 2 Play) PC / Info - - - - Game mode Yes
Call of Duty Online: Battle Royale Futuristic F2P (Free 2 Play) PC - Coming Soon / Info - - - - Game mode No
Dying Light: Bad Blood Apocalypse N/A PC - Coming Soon / Info N/A N/A N/A N/A Game mode Yes
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Futuristic $59.99 No Xbox One PS4 No Battle.net (PC) Game mode No
Battlefield V WW2 $59.99 No Xbox One PS4 No Origin (PC) Game mode No
  • Note: For Minecraft, these are called 'Battle Mini Game' via consoles & Hunger Games via custom servers on PC.

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