PUBG mobile alternatives

Player Unknown’s battleground, nicknamed PUBG gained popularity in late 2017 with around 5 million active players and over 25 million copies being sold worldwide. Fast Forward to 2018, owing to its popularity, PUBG mobile, a portable device version was released in China. Since then the Android and iOS gaming segment has been flooded with similar PvP(Player vs Player) survival games. Games like PUBG Mobile have tasted a fair amount of success, owing to two key reasons.

One is the fact that the PUBG Mobile was released in the Mandarin language initially (now in English and other languages as well). And, other being its heavy inefficient game engine, prone to bugs and game lag. Both of them were fairly quickly corrected and the game gained popularity just like its PC, Console counterpart in a very short time.

Battle Royale, a genre of game which consists of survival and exploration niche of gaming with the last man standing. Its origin can be traced back to ARMA and Minecraft, where its first mods sprouted, owing to The Hunger Game’s movie popularity.

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Here are the Games like PUBG Mobile, Battle Royale genre that you can give a try.

1.  Rules of Survival

Among the prominent leaders in this segment are the Rules of Survival. The PC version of this game is fairly popular as well among the old machine users. Among the list of games like PUBG Mobile, this is the closest I could find.

Rules of Survial a game like PUBG Mobile

The game may seem like PUBG but it is fairly good on many fronts. You can customize your character according to your liking before gearing up for the game.

Before you battle against on a terrain map with a maximum of 120 players. you get a quick tutorial which trains you the intricacies of the game. The tutorial can take as long as 10minutes, which is, of course, skippable at any point in time.  I wouldn’t advise doing that because it is fairly intuitive and fun to learn, given the endless possibilities that you will face while playing this game on a large terrain map.

Terrain map is humongous in size. You might need vehicles to reach different parts of the map. Talking about vehicles, you have moto boats for water, motorcycles and trucks, cars for onshore logistics

You can play solo, Duo or Squad. The servers are located in Asia, Europe, America and Europe so Internet lag shouldn’t be much of an issue. I got a South East Asian server with a ping of 150 MS which was playable without any hiccup.

  • What I liked
    – 8×8 KM map with the presence of vehicles for transportation
    – Easier weapons loot with the presence of MIRACLE boxes that glow like Infinity stones all around the map. You can equip yourself with enough weapons to defend before engaging with enemies in a fire-power battle.
  • What I did not like 
    – Inability to choose a region of server or map.

Download:  AndroidiOS

2. Black Survival

An extremely light game with the size of mere 53 MB (and 120 MB in-game update). The game is not an open world, however, it has a real-time strategic role play game with a map to reach different parts of the place.

Games like PUBG mobile

Training and tutorial were fairly easy to understand tutorial, which took me 8-10mins of assisted gaming to a get a game of the general gameplay. You can play in a 20 player game, which can last up to 20 mins on a map.

The game has Single tap fight option. You equip yourself with different weapons and accessories to increase the chances of winning the duel against an opponent. There are over 600 weapons to chose from.

There is no Medkit like a classic battle royale game. You rely on your cooking skills in the game to heal yourself. Occasional discovery of Ocean Potion can do the trick as well.

This game has grown into a cult fan following among the  good old fashioned interactive fiction gaming aficionados  where a gamer had to type their decisions and proceed forward

  • What I liked
    – Presence of vehicles for easy movement across the map
    – Easy weapon drops. Weapons are easy to find on the map, unlike other games.
  • What I did not like 
    – Shooting crosshair movement. The game is in development so we should give them leeway

Download: AndroidiOS

3. Free Fire

It is published by Garena, a gaming platform giant in Asia. Since 2009, they have been publishing games in different genres.

This Battle Royale game is played against 49 players in a 10-minute game, which is ideal for a quick game. Short duration games are good for players who don’t like camping, which is disliked by many aggressive players.

  • What I liked
    – Presence of vehicles for easy movement across the map
    – Easy weapon drops. Weapons are easy to find on the map, unlike other games.
  • What I did not like 
    – Shooting crosshair movement. The game is in development so we should give them leeway

Battle Royale style game for Mobile

Free Fire is a game like PUBG Mobile with same the kind of gameplay and open world aesthetics. Matchmaking is pretty swift and took me around 10-12 seconds to get a match.

You get dropped from the sky with a parachute and has the option to swerve in your own direction to land. Squad size can be as big as 4 players.

The thing that will keep me engaged in this game is their “Death Race”  mode. The mode where 2-player team squads on a vehicle, collective powerful boosters for survival before their opponents get to them.

DownloadAndroidiOS

4. Pixel’s Unknown BattleGround

You might experience a bit of Minecraft nostalgia if you play this one. Fans of a  blocky pixel might find this game really hiting home.

 

Pixel Battleground a game like PUBG Mobile

It has three modes: Single, Team and Zombie

You drop from a helicopter in the sky. Matchmaking is fairly quick. There are no direction buttons on the screen, you can tap anywhere and an on demand direction wheel will appear where under the finger.

When you hit the play button in the main menu, a bus arrives. A scientist in a radioactive suit ges off and stabs you in the back and gets you to the waiting ground from where you board the drop Helicopter after a wait that can last upto 75 seconds.

The Zombie mode doesn’t seem to work for me or my friends. I have reported the issue to the developer, awaiting acknowledgment.

The biggest downside I could find after an hour of gameplay is the unskippable video ad of 28-30 seconds after every game.

  • What I liked
    – Game is extremly less resource consuming
    – Easy weapon drops. Weapons are easy to find in the map unlike other games.
  • What I did not like 
    – Shooting crosshair movement. The game is in development so we should give them leeway for now.

Download: AndroidiOS 

5. Battle Royal Strike Survival

All the Counter 1.6 fans can cheer for this one. Battle Royal Strike feel like just another player in the list of  games like PUBG Mobile but its just that all.
You get all the guns available in Counter Strike plus rocket launchers among the crazy mods that they keep on adding.

Battle Royal Strike - A game like PUBG Mobile

The game’s menu is as simple as it gets. When you hit the RIGHT ARROW button, it takes you to a lobby list. You can either join the lobbies with vacant slots or start your own.

When you join the lobby and game starts, you get the option of joining either of the teams. Blue or Red. The game length is set manually by the lobby leader. It can be as long as 20 minutes.

Both team get 1 point each for killing opponent’s teammate. At the end of map length, the team with maximum points is deemed as the winner.

There are no ranks or leadership boards. Its a casual team vs team game.

  • What I liked
    – Low resource consuming
    – Fairly easy to get grip on the game within few games.
  • What I did not like 
    – No ranking system or leadership board. It becomes snooze fest after few months when you realize that your all the hours you put in the game is not taking you in nowhere in any recognition to boast about with your peers, friends.

Download:  Android

6. Vast Survival

It’s about the last man standing kind of survival. Open world game in the alpha phase of development, with developers constantly bringing new updates to remove glitches and introduce features.

Vast Survival a game of Battle Royale genre

Did I forget to mention that its crossplatform? meaning it can be played with players, friends on other platforms like iOS.

You are pitted against upto 26 players in an open world with ma ap based on serene and beautiful places around the world. The mountains and attention to vegetation movement is highly emphasized as I observed playing it for the first time.

When you launch the game, a menu with an option to set nick name appears. Then you get a list of servers with vacant slots to join.
You jump into the server and loot from already dead player’s body, which is NSFW for many, which is why I think its  rated PG 16.

  • What I liked
    – Next gen AAA graphics
    – 100 KM open world
    – Crossplatform
  • What I did not like 
    – Heavy on the Processor and battery if your phone is low end

Download: AndroidiOS

7. Survival Royale

A game by the makers of Rules of Survival. The similarities between Rules and this one cannot be written off.  The controls on the screen are intuitive and can be used without much difficulty.

Game like PUBG Mobile for Android and IOS

There is a Safe circle which you have to reach as the play area gets smaller with time. Failure to do that you will suffer from damage which will reduce your health and eventually lead to death if failed to reach the Safe Circle.

You can also play in additional modes, such as  Firework Night where you only have firework weapons to fight enemies. Occasional shield modes where you get immunity from weapons for a short period of time

Download: Android,   iOS

8. Knives Out

Another popular battle royale game Knives out is also similar to PUBG mobile with the same game moto of 100 players entering the game arena and last one standing wins the game.

knives out- best pubg mobile alternative

This game is developed by NetEase Games.

Visual of this game is just amazing and it is well known for its smooth gameplay and high graphics.

  • What I liked
    – Low resource consuming
    – High Graphics
  • What I did not like 
    – This Game still needs lots of improvements.

Download: Android,   iOS

9. Last Day on Earth

Another best survival game for smartphones. In order to survive in his game, you will have to kill zombies. and the last man standing wins the game.

Last-Day-on-Earth-best games like pubg mobile

Explore the large and deep-laid map of this game! Upgrade your hero/character, equip your house, loot abandoned territories, hunt wild animals and other survivors.

While this game might be a bit different to PUBG Mobile. but you will surely love to play it.

  • What I liked
    – This Game is Low resource consuming
    – Easy to play
  • What I did not like 
    – Low Graphics quality.

Download: Android,   iOS

10. Survivor Royale

Survivor Royale is another replication of PUBG Mobile. This popular battle Royale games also has the same gameplay with 100 people entering the game and last one standing winning it.

Survival-Royale-best games like pubg mobile

In this Game, Over the course of 20 minutes, the playable area contracts, forcing survivors into a fight to the death. The last man standing.

  • What I liked
    – Low resource consuming
    – High Graphics
  • What I did not like 
    – The game ends in less time in comparison to PUBG in just 20 minutes

Download: Android,   iOS

11. Fortnite

Fortnite is another perfect alternative to PUBG. This battle royale game has gained immense popularity since it’s advent in 2017. Initially, the game was launched for iOS but now it’s available for Android as well.

Similar to PUBG, the game starts with 100 players and then they compete with each other to become the last men standing. Unlike PUBG , this game has a comical look to it’s characters, environments, and even weapons.

  • What I liked
    – Massive customization abilities
    – High Graphics
  • What I did not like 
    – High resource consuming

Download: Android, iOS

12. Call Of Duty Mobile [Beta]

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise that has stood the test of time. Well, after a long overdue Call of Duty Mobile is now finally available for Android smartphones.

Call of Duty Mobile features a decent collection of competitive game modes, deathly weapons, and many classic maps.

  • What I liked
    – Well-developed game modes
    – Low resource consuming
  • What I did not like 
    – Lags and unstability during gameplay.

Download: Android

Found your PUBG Mobile style alternative?

There are a lot of battle royale games in the mobile gaming market other than PUBG Mobile, the market leader but one question stands out if it is perfect that you need to ask yourself. Which game is best for me? Although I laid out the good and bad about probably the best games like PUBG mobile, it all boils down to your preference and liking for it.

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