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  • Summary: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor. This is BATTLE ROYALE.

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Feb 19, 2018
    100
    The enormity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' success will have surprised even its developers. This is a shooter that didn't invent the Battle Royale genre in gaming, but which certainly perfected it to the point that it found a massive, massive audience. With more than 30 million copies sold, PUBG is a bona fide phenomenon with an influence that will be felt in the industry for years to come.
  2. Dec 30, 2017
    95
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the most immersive, intense, adrenaline-pumping, winner-take-all shooter of its time. Ushering forth a new era of Battle Royale gameplay, its technical qualms are the only thing standing in the way of the path to near perfection in its gunplay and survival-first gameplay.
  3. games(TM)
    Feb 22, 2018
    90
    PUBG lives up to its monstrously large reputation. [Issue#197, p.74]
  4. Dec 28, 2017
    84
    PUBG has managed to create experiences you can't find anywhere else (or at least, you couldn't). It needs to improve some aspects and polish some things to become a legend, but the foundations are already very, very good.
  5. 80
    For the time being, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds won - pun intended - the battle royale of battle royales. This new "gold rush" spawned a good number of decent titles, but the one created by Brendan Greene if by far the best and funniest to play (even if there's still room for improvement).
  6. Dec 22, 2017
    80
    Whether you play solo or in a group, successfully executing adaptive tactics to win intense, high-stakes firefights makes for an incredibly rewarding experience. Every player has unique stories of their most memorable matches, and even after hundreds of hours, PUBG continues to inspire rousing tales of victory and defeat.
  7. Dec 22, 2017
    70
    I have faith that with such a large following (and cash flow) the PUBG team will eventually get things squared away, but for now, this game still feels like it's in early access. However, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an absolute blast to play and has a broad appeal that few other games can match. As long as you temper your expectations (and make sure you have a decent PC), then this is one of the top games of 2017 to check out.

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  1. Dec 20, 2017
    10
    Best multiplay shooting game ever!
    Although this game still have bad optimization and server lag issues, It's getting better at every patch
    Best multiplay shooting game ever!
    Although this game still have bad optimization and server lag issues, It's getting better at every patch and even some bugs make my gameplay experience so fun.
    New desert map with parkour system on the test server is also amazing. Fancy graphic, better optimization, better game design.
    This game was great example of early access. And from today, this game is great example of new age multiplay shooting game.
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  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    a lot like Fortnite, which is one of me favorite games, so that's a plus, would recommend to people who like shooter games.
  3. Apr 21, 2019
    8
    PUBG had a great track record during it's early access all the way to 1.0 but sadly that died down. Unfortunately updates feel more and morePUBG had a great track record during it's early access all the way to 1.0 but sadly that died down. Unfortunately updates feel more and more lackluster and proper optimization has yet to be done. If too many people land in one spot, it lags even on the strongest PCs turned down settings.

    The gameplay is unbeatable for sure but the servers issues just make it not fun. However when actually playing the game I get the feel of Tenacity and am always aware playing it tactical in this shooter. No other game really has me playing like that. The looting part makes me multitask and that's what I love most. Trying to pay attention to several things at once including the fight and the surroundings.

    The gameplay is one of the best but the creators just don't want it to be the best. Sure there's parts where you're just running but when you get into the fights, it can be intense.
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  4. Feb 2, 2018
    4
    This game has way too much lag and server issues. It is updated often but I can't get past the fact that it's only popular because a bunch ofThis game has way too much lag and server issues. It is updated often but I can't get past the fact that it's only popular because a bunch of streamers caught on to it. It's more of a fad game that will fade away and not be remembered. I ended up refunding this game after a few hours of playing. Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2018
    2
    Played the game since the first early access release on Steam - back during that times, me and many others would forget all the flaws the gamePlayed the game since the first early access release on Steam - back during that times, me and many others would forget all the flaws the game had, the mediocre looks while also having very bad performance, terrible car physics, terrible buggy parachute, desync and million other small things that one would expect to be fixed in the upcoming months.
    Sadly, 2 years later, the game is still in a terrible state and only thing that really improved at least a little bit is performance. The game is now long past its "1.0" release and still feels like the alpha version i originally bought.
    I feel like the game is not gonna live for much longer as its being overshadowed by better alternatives like Fortnite and soon to be released Call of Duty Black Ops 4.
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  6. Sep 18, 2019
    0
    --Dying behind Walls
    --Optimization
    --Cheaters, fortunately, devs are fixing this problem So, playing with friends is fun( If you got
    --Dying behind Walls
    --Optimization
    --Cheaters, fortunately, devs are fixing this problem

    So, playing with friends is fun( If you got charismatic friends, of course), but solo is bad idea
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  7. Dec 21, 2017
    0
    Después de 406 horas jugadas, me banean el juego por la cara, no me dicen el porque y se tiran la pelota unos a otros, y el juego a cambioDespués de 406 horas jugadas, me banean el juego por la cara, no me dicen el porque y se tiran la pelota unos a otros, y el juego a cambio lleno de tramposos, mientras a uno lo banean porque sí y ya está. Aparte de eso el rendimiento del juego es una basura, el concepto del juego está bien implantado pero dejan mucho que desear tanto el rendimiento, como el trato, banean a usuarios así como así...... muy decepcionado, si no me quitan el ban, no pienso pagar por otra copia. Expand

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