- Release date: 3/23/2017
- Developer: Bluehole, Inc.
- Publisher: Bluehole, Inc.
- Genre: Action , Adventure , Massively Multiplayer , Early Access
- Languages: English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
- Features: Multi-player, Online Multi-Player, Stats
- Requirements: View details
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 30 GB available space
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a player-versus-player (PvP) action game wherein you fight against other players to survive on an island. The game tests your combat skills, mind tactics, and will for survival.
While designing the graphics of the game, Brendan Greene (the visionary of the game) utilized Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities to develop the extraordinary and intricate details of the island where the conflict occurs.
The maps have been designed with utmost care to deliver an enthralling combat experience to the user. In the map Erangel, you will witness the brutalist architectural style of the Soviet Union in the 1950s. The developers worked diligently to simulate the reality as much as possible.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds can be categorized into a multiplayer battle royal game. It has been developed by Brendan Greene in association with PUBG Corporation. The gameplay is based on PvP combat mode. Up to 100 players will be parachuted on an island. After they land on the island, the battle for the survival begins. You have to search the weapons, ammunition, clothing, and other equipment that will be used to eliminate your enemies. Here, your enemies are other players in the game. As you hunt down enemies, you will emerge as the winner if you are the standalone survivor on the island. If you are a team, maximum of four players can be the participants.
As the game proceeds, the playable area on the map shrinks. Hence, the safe zone on the map keeps on shrinking and the players have to enter the zone, otherwise, they are liable to face grave situations that pose extreme danger to life. You can either play from the first-person perspective or from the third-person perspective.
When you land on the island, you are not equipped with any weapons. You are just a character in a particular skin. You need to scout the island and locate the weapons and equipment. You also have the opportunity to procure the weapon of the deceased.
While playing the game, the controls work seamlessly without any interruptions. You can change the directions, take the shots, aim at the enemy, and much more.
Replay Value — 4.5/5
The PvP combat games are always exciting. The same is applicable for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds as well. The multiplayer mode elevates the excitement of the players. Further, as the game advances, the fighting area shrinks and random locations are earmarked and bombed, etc. These features of the game enhance user engagement as he or she aims at surviving till the end. Moreover, you earn in-game currency as per your performance, and this can be used for purchases.
During its first release, 20 million copies of the game were sold in almost 9 months. This depicts the popularity of the game. And since you can play as a solo player or in a team, a user is bound to experience different gaming methodologies.
The detailed designing of the maps depicts perfection, and this also contributes to the success of the game. As the game relies on high-end graphics, you need robust technical configuration for hassle-free gaming performance.
Despite certain technical problems such poor frame rate and frequent reboots, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will fascinate the player because of its exciting gameplay.
Pros : Exhilarating graphics & background score
Intriguing concept and gameplay
Wide range of ammunition
Cons : Technical glitches interfere with gaming
Replay Value 4.5