Now where do we start with this one. This is a game that has jumped on a unique gaming niche on the rise, if you will a new genre of gaming. Battle-royale or permadeath games if you will. You get thrown out into a big battlefield, in this case and island, from an airplane, with only a parachute and clothes “phew!”, and a bunch of other people “yikes!”. You very quickly realize you will have to gather some kind of weapons to survive. You loot houses, camp sites and even nuclear bases, all in a post apocalyptic setting. You only have one life and if you get killed you are out. No respawn, no second chance. Last man standing wins!
The game is still in early access and the servers are throwing in 100 people in each match. Which is a little low compared to H1Z1 King of the Kill’s 200 per match. But it still feels okay and you will get shot many times, don’t worry. The developers are updating on a regular basis which is very pleasing, as often with these kind of games the developers have been lacking.
The game will certainly give you an adrenaline kick. Wandering around the battlefield from one house to the next not knowing if someone might be inside. And when you finally thought you had found a nice big tower to camp in the clock ticks down and a bad ass force field will start to shrink the whole battlefield forcing players closer and closer together. Staying outside this force field bubble drains your HP. So watch out for it! There are an abundance of weapons in the game, and sometimes you get lucky and get an AK47 or an M16. And sometimes you end up with a crossbow or a simple gun for a long period. These kinds of weapons whilst usable , are not recommended due to either they’re low damage or just generally bad. There are also vehicles that can be driven which increases your chances of surviving long runs over fields trying to escape the force fields grasp. But be ware, physics are in the picture. if your wheel get shot your car will become an uncontrollable sled on ice! and you may be stranded in a field with people around you with guns, not ideal.
All in all the game is very fun, its certainly something new, or not since H1Z1 has been out for a while. Comparing the two is kinda hard. H1Z1 is faster paced, opening doors are better(at the moment, and you’ll get why this feels important) but Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds looks fantastic already in early access, gun-play is better, allot of customizing(no crafting as is found in H1Z1, but instead you get scopes for your guns and modules making them better at aiming etc, upgrades really), which is a very cool feature. Healing is tougher, more intense or realistic. It takes allot of time to heal yourself and you will have had to scavenge to actually have anything to heal with. What is arguably the most important, the amount of hacker seems almost non existent. Compared to H1Z1 where there are numerous complaints about hackers and unfair advantage.
Overall the game is definitely a solid purchase and while there are some issues you will most definitely have allot of fun , intense battles that will remain in the memory for months to come.
Get it here : Steam Page