What are the best games like Fortnite?

asked by Adam Brawley
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    #1PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a competitive survival shooter game developed by Tencent International Limited. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor.


    Windows, Android, iOS


    Michael Moore
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "There's pretty much a battle going on: You're either a Fortnite player or a PUB player. Some play both but it's either one or the other. So this is perfect. "
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    #2Rules of Survival

    Rules of Survival
    Rules of Survival is a free game for iOS and Android in which you have to be the last survivor of the original players that start at the beginning. Will you be the one? The desert island is awaiting you.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vibhore Jhadav
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "looks fun with pretty good reviews"
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    #3Total War: Arena

    Total War: Arena

    Total War: Arena is a multiplayer real-time tactics game which you can play online for free. Take part in epic battles, work with allies to master the battlefield and rewrite the history of the greatest commanders of the ancient world.




    Wayne Chen
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "My buddy and I decided we wanted to try a new online battle game. One of the most popular ones, Fortnite, is just getting too filled with people for casual players like us to get a handle on. So we tried a free online game, Total War: Arena. This game is fun, but I can see some big differences between this and Fortnite already. Total War is a heavy strategy game and relies much more on cooperation than king-of-the-hill style tactics. For a free game it is a blast. This doesn't replace fortnite, but it will definitely tide us over until the clamor dies down a little."


Did you know Fortnite started as a four-player cooperative survival game? Wherein players build shelters and defend themselves from zombies on a post-apocalyptic Earth. But, when the game’s creators Epic Games noticed the success of PC game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), which pits 100 players against each other in a last-man-standing battle. Epic decided to release a new version of Fortnite featuring a very similar game play. Hence, Fortnite: Battle Royale was released. The game is a free digital download available on all video game platforms from PC to PS4, and smartphones. This meant everyone interested in PUBG, but didn't own a PC could play something similar for free. Moreover, Fortnite has dominated platforms like Twitch and YouTube. It comes as YouTubers and streamers broadcast themselves playing the game. This made Fortnite, the most watched game on major streaming service Twitch. The game also became the subject of many memes and news articles. 

No doubt, Fortnite is the most popular video game in the world right now. Part of its popularity is due to its perfect battle royale genre. This resulted in the booming popularity of more battle royale games. As a result, more people started looking for games like PUBG, and games like Fortnite

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    #4Grand Battle Royale

    Grand Battle Royale
    Grand Battle Royale is an online multiplayer survival game for mobile that lets players battle it out in a huge open world. Players play as pixelated characters that jump out of airplanes to fight each other in a deathmatch.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Morris
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I love multiplayer survival games. It's so fun playing them on my phone and tablet. This one is one of the best."
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    Roblox is a user-generated online gaming platform aimed specially for kids and teens. You can create adventures, play games, role play...

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Xbox One

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Barbara Williamson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "While the game has drawn attention from kids and teens, and has been linked to other popular games like Fortnite, Roblox comes with mixed rewviews from me. The game appears to be child friendly and also provides a learning experience for kids, but behind the scenes, mods are doing what they can to keep the game catered to the right audience. Privacy is the main issue in this game , so I would advise using caution when letting your children play this game."
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    #6Knives Out

    Knives Out

    Knives Out is a free Android and iOS game in which players get into a battle royale arena with one hundred warriors, and only one of them will survive. Players can play by themselves or as part of a squad.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Austin Morrison
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "With all the recent craze surrounding Fortnite, I decided to check out Knives Out. It’s not really what I expected and I only put an hour into the game before giving up. "
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    Paladins is a team-based shooter MOBA with strategy elements and full character customization. Through a collectible card system, you can amplify and augment your character's core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Samuel Parker
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Paladins is an incredible Fortnite-like game. The strategy elements are top notched."
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    Unturned is a free-to-play survival game developed by Smartly Dressed Games. Released in 2017, gamers will have to survive a Zombie run society.  It can be played in several games including single-player and online multiplayer.

    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Christopher Martinez
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I love the shoot them ups, so Unturned is an awesome game that scratches that itch. It also has a serious Minecraft and Fortnite vibe so that's an even better bonus. It's not something you can beat overnight, either. It involves lots of planning and skill and I've spent hours playing it and hope to play it for many more hours."
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    Maelstrom is an indie action MMO and strategy game developed and published by Gunpowder Games LLC for the Windows OS. It consists of fast-paced naval battles that include intricate strategies and tactics. It was released for early accessed on April 11, 2018.




    Matthew Ortega
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Not that bad. Maelstrom is a different take on Battle Royale games but i enjoyed playing this game tho. Yeah i must admit that it has the same old story the difference is that there are more players here. "
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    #10The Culling

    The Culling

    The Culling is a battle royale game in which you muts survive to a battle between 16 contestants while the fighting is broadcasted on television. 


    Windows, Xbox One


    Leonardo Romo
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Gotta say this now I really used to think The Culling is really not of those games like Fortnite online that I thought was hot trash. But not I am playing it and have been having loads of fun on it. "
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Yu Qiao
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Been playing Minecraft ever since it was released. TBH i can't compare this one of best games like Fortnite, as well as games like PUBG. But yeah there are battle royale deathmatches which has been happening on this game for years. And there are dedicated servers to those."
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    #12Radical Heights

    Radical Heights

    Radical Heights is a free-to-play shooter where the last man standing will be the winner. Despite being in the early stages of its development, this battle royale third-person shooter is on its way to becoming something big. 




    Scott Johnson
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "Radical Heights iz like Fortnite but this goes more traditional in terms of Battle Royale games. What i like on this game is that it has an 80s romp game style. "
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    #13Apex Legends

    Apex Legends

    Apex Legends is a free-to-play Battle Royale video game where players will have to battle for glory, fame, and fortune by selecting their character and rounding up their squad. 


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows


    Patrick Weber
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "FYI Apex Legends is recently released game last month. And people have been telling that this is so far the one of the best games like Fortnite. But for me I could compare this to Respawn but this game moves in its own way. And yeah most who are playing this are just casual players eh"
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    #14Realm Royale

    Realm Royale

    Realm Royale is a free to play battle royale survival video game for Windows PC and for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. It was first developed by Heroic Leap Games and initially published by Hi-Rez Studios on June 5, 2018.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One


    Jaime Camacho
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "You probably know about Realm Royale. Or maybe some of your gamer friends have played this. Well this game is so popular because no building is required here. And I guess one of the best free games like PUGB"


Best What are the best games like Fortnite
1PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsGames 19 Free
2Rules of SurvivalGames 13 Free
3Total War: ArenaGames 13 Free
4Grand Battle RoyaleGames 9 Free
5RobloxGames 7 Free
6Knives OutGames 4 Free
7PaladinsGames 4 Free
8UnturnedGames 2 Free
9MaelstromGames 0 Paid
10The CullingGames 0 Paid

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