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  • Summary: Play the Battle Royale game that started it all. Now includes AUTO ROYALE. Drive into battle as part of a team-based vehicle of mayhem. Fight for power-ups to equip your squad and upgrade your ride.
  • Developer: Daybreak Games
  • Genre(s): Third-Person, Arcade, Action, Action Adventure, Shooter, Survival, First-Person, Tactical
  • # of players: Up to more than 64
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: T
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 7, 2018
    80
    H1Z1 has some cool modes that give it some extra oomph, but the field of battle royales already has some excellent choices. H1Z1 has a solid foundation of scavenging, shooting, and surviving, but it needs a little more vim and vigor to really compete in the battle royale free-for-all.
  2. Mar 13, 2018
    75
    H1Z1 may well have been inspired by the original version of PUBG, and it shows, but in Auto Royale it provides one of the most fun battle royale modes out there.
  3. Mar 8, 2018
    70
    This is a good way to get into battle royale games. It's fun, fast-paced and accessible, and enjoyable in short sessions.
  4. Mar 10, 2018
    70
    H1Z1 checks all of the boxes needed to be a competent battle royale game, but in its main mode it lacks a distinctive sense of character. Without the realistic depth and modular weaponry of PUBG or the wacky base-building antics of Fortnite, its streamlined design rushes toward straightforward, fast-paced action instead and ends up being dull as often as it is exciting. The more interesting thing about H1Z1 is its innovative Auto Royale mode, which translates battle royale mechanics to vehicular combat in a way we haven’t seen done better elsewhere.
  5. Mar 13, 2018
    65
    H1Z1 may have been the king of the battle royale market back in its days of inception, but with Battlegrounds and Fortnite both evolving the genre in distinctive ways, it no longer feels as relevant. For H1Z1 to regain its audience, it needs to take more creative risks as demonstrated by Auto Royale.
  6. Jun 3, 2018
    65
    H1Z1 might not have the personality, nor the same production level of as some of its competitors, the game still balances arcade and simulation well to feature all the tension required in the genre.
  7. Mar 23, 2018
    60
    H1Z1 predicates itself on eliminating the more random factors seen in other battle royale games, and it remains a competent execution of the genre. The game has its intense moments and exhilarating firefights; the thrill of besting 100+ players is very much present. However, the incoherent gameplay elements overshadow the better moments, and the lack of variety in both map design and weapon selection makes H1Z1 lose its appeal rather quick, especially in the genre it spearheaded.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. May 14, 2018
    10
    This game is for the ones who loves pure action! It's a unique game and the first of this genre! Still, after 3 years of release its stillThis game is for the ones who loves pure action! It's a unique game and the first of this genre! Still, after 3 years of release its still unique, providing the best experience in fights (two tap head shots, aggressive fighting) that no other games could give this sensation! It has a flux of negative reviews because of some mistakes made by Dev's , mistakes that have been made along time and because it become free to play when others in the past payed 20 euros on this game including me, but it worth it every penny! But now they are in the right direction and hopefully this game will rise again like in the beginning! Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2018
    10
    Very great game, with a high potential ! The gameplay has been drasticly improved compared to september, and it's now free to play ! I boughtVery great game, with a high potential ! The gameplay has been drasticly improved compared to september, and it's now free to play ! I bought the game in june 2017 and I saw the decrease ammount of players and the poor quality of the game. However, since february, the game is doing great and the updates are awesome ! Graphics, ENAS, autoroyale, free to play, drop and spawn etc...Amazing battle royale experience ! Expand
  3. May 9, 2018
    10
    Best Free2Play Steam Game Ever
    Best Free2Play Steam Game Ever
    Best Free2Play Steam Game Ever
    Best Free2Play Steam Game Ever
  4. Jan 19, 2019
    3
    H1Z1 is for me the father of the Battle Royale, but unfortunately the game has lost its way in so many ways.
    A game that I bought and played
    H1Z1 is for me the father of the Battle Royale, but unfortunately the game has lost its way in so many ways.
    A game that I bought and played in early access but, when the final product came, it became part free, is something that obviously annoyed me, and the feeling is the same throughout the community.
    Of course the game split into two, H1Z1 free, PVP Battle Royal only, and Just Survive was cancelled and the servers were closed past October.

    I cannot in good faith recommend the game because I do not feel valued as a player who blindly invested in early access and had no real reward. But I cannot recommend it either because of the game itself. There are already much better alternatives in the battle royale genre, and this was a "father" that never understand how to adapt.

    Anyway it is free and for anyone who has the opportunity and willingness to test, go for it. The servers are not always full but the experience is acceptable.
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  5. Dec 6, 2019
    2
    Basura. No merece la pena ni aunque estuviera F2P pues hay mejores opciones como Last Man Standing (que tampoco es que sea mucho muchoBasura. No merece la pena ni aunque estuviera F2P pues hay mejores opciones como Last Man Standing (que tampoco es que sea mucho mucho mejor...) o Fornite (bastante mejor y con sistema de construccion y demolicion)
    (Posted 20 December, 2017.)
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  6. Mar 29, 2019
    1
    H1Z1 is for me the father of the Battle Royale, but unfortunately the game has lost its way in so many ways.
    A game that I bought and played
    H1Z1 is for me the father of the Battle Royale, but unfortunately the game has lost its way in so many ways.
    A game that I bought and played in early access but, when the final product came, it became part free, is something that obviously annoyed me, and the feeling is the same throughout the community.
    Of course the game split into two, H1Z1 free, PVP Battle Royal only, and Just Survive was cancelled and the servers were closed past October.

    I cannot in good faith recommend the game because I do not feel valued as a player who blindly invested in early access and had no real reward. But I cannot recommend it either because of the game itself. There are already much better alternatives in the battle royale genre, and this was a "father" that never understand how to adapt.

    Anyway it is free and for anyone who has the opportunity and willingness to test, go for it. The servers are not always full but the experience is acceptable.

    Had to copy this review from another guy so dont wonder and pls dont be mad at me but this is 1:1 the exact same experience and opinion about H1Z1.
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  7. Nov 28, 2018
    0
    the worst battle royal game ever released inconsistent damage if you buy the battle pass your also able to take more damage than someone thatthe worst battle royal game ever released inconsistent damage if you buy the battle pass your also able to take more damage than someone that hasnt, the game is riddle with glitches and bugs and has been out for years not even a game reviewer this game just pissed me off so much, anyone who puts anything above a 1-3 score is a paid review i can promise you that Expand

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