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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Early Access Review – Russ

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is punishing and brutally hard. Are you up to the challenge?

Developer: Bluehole

Publisher: Bluehole

Release Date: March 23, 2017

Rating: Mature

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds may be one of the best shooters I’ve played in a long time even in its current early access state this game has a lot of potential. The game currently has 3 modes. Solo, you verse a max of 99 other players. Duos, you and 1 friend verse a max of 99 other players and Teams, you and 3 friends verse a max of 99 others.

playerunknowns battlegrounds

Everyone starts on a plane and you choose when to jump out. The island is a massive 8km by 8km area to explore. The whole goal of the game is to gear up and get busy killing.

The counter in the top right tells you how many players are left alive and your goal is to be the last man standing.

playerunknown's battlegrounds

Can you say Battle Royal? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds uses a cool dynamic that forces players closer and closer together. A circle taking the form of a safe area is dropped on the map. It starts off large and over time shrinks smaller and smaller forcing players into tighter and tighter play area. Get caught outside the zone and you better hoof it back in because you’re gonna take some heavy damage.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds blends FPS and third person shooter to give you a great tactical shooter that always keeps you on the edge of your seat. From the frantic rush to grab a gun to the final fight, this game will keep you wanting more.

playerunknown's battlegrounds

Graphically Battlegrounds looks great but still has quite a few bugs. The game crashes on me every now and then and the audio sometimes has a habit of cutting in and out. Such is the pain of early access games. The devs are good about updates and bug fixes though. They put out sizable patches once a month to improve the game quality.

playerunknown's battlegrounds

playerunknown's battlegrounds

The use of sound in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is fantastic though it needs some fine tuning. When you’re getting shot at it can be hard to nail down exactly where the bullets are coming from. If you have a good headset or speakers because you’ll be able to hear footsteps when someone is running around and give you a general idea of which way they are. You’ll also be able to tell where gun fire is in the distance.

playerunknown's battlegrounds

playerunknown's battlegrounds

Ultimately the game is straight forward and to me, that makes it a lot of fun. Grab gear and stay alive. No story as to why this is happening no questing just simple grab and play. It’s a great game to pick up and play a few rounds of without having to invest too much time. Couple that with a $30 price tag on Steam and I’d say it’s a pretty good deal for a challenging and brutal game.

playerunknown's battlegrounds

playerunknown's battlegrounds

If you’re a PC game and a fan of the shooter genre I recommend picking this one up. See you on the battlegrounds Coin Droppers.

PlayerUnknow’s Battlegrounds

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By | 2017-07-03T13:51:53+00:00 May 11th, 2017|feed, Indie Reviews, Reviews, Russ|0 Comments

About the Author:

Video games have been a part of Russ' life since he was around two years old. He started out on that classic Atari 2600 his father had never stopped gaming. With roughly 25 years of gaming knowledge, Russ also attributes gaming to his ability to read. "Honestly, if it wasn't for games like Pokemon, Zelda and Everquest I'd be illiterate."