H1Z1: Battle Royale Image
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: H1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. As a toxic gas cloud compresses the map, develop your strategy and prepare for the spectacle of mayhem. Go solo or group with a team of two or fiveH1Z1 is a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. As a toxic gas cloud compresses the map, develop your strategy and prepare for the spectacle of mayhem. Go solo or group with a team of two or five to be the last ones standing. Now Free To Play!

    NEW MODE: AUTO ROYALE
    Play Battle Royale on Wheels. Drive into battle as part of a four-person vehicle of mayhem. Fight for power-ups to equip your squad and upgrade your ride. Outdrive, outshoot, and outlast the competition to BE THE LAST TEAM DRIVING!

    #CALLSHOTGUN

    NON-STOP HIGH OCTANE ACTION
    * Work as a four-person team
    * Find power-ups to outfit your vehicle
    * Destroy vehicles with weapons and traps, using your favorite H1Z1 weapons
    * Escape the fast moving toxic gas ring
    * If you're not first, you're dead

    TAKE THE WHEEL
    1 person drives, 3 people shoot
    * You never run out of gas, keep that pedal to the metal
    * Speed through the map for power-ups, weapons, and vehicle upgrades
    * Drop landmines, shoot enemy vehicles, and fire up your boost to kick things into high gear.
    * Find ultra-rare weapons like Light Machine Guns and Explosive Arrows in airdrops
    * Work with your team to outshoot, outdrive, and outlast the competition.
    Expand

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
H1Z1: Battle Royale - PlayStation 4 Open Beta Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Aug 15, 2018
    80
    Solid is the word I would use to describe H1Z1: Battle Royale on PlayStation 4. It’s not the prettiest of games or the most clever, but it does what it does really well and it is a great alternative for those who find all the tree chopping and base building in Fortnite very tiresome. H1Z1 is off to a great start on PlayStation 4.
  2. Jun 1, 2018
    75
    H1Z1 gameplay fit perfectly between Player Unknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite with some new mechanics for this console version that makes the game faster to play. It's not a revolution for the genre but a solid game that provides lot of fun for everyone.
  3. 75
    It's not particularly meaty yet and it needs a fair bit of work done on its visual side, but H1Z1 Battle Royale is a fine alternative to Fortnite for PS4 players. The redesign of the game for consoles has gone pretty well, and there's more joy and cohesion in squad games compared to its PS4 competition. At the grand old price of free, it deserves a chance if you're seeking something a little more grounded for your Battle Royale buck.
  4. Aug 14, 2018
    67
    H1Z1 lacks identity, easily lost in a sea of militaristic shooters, battle royale or not, and that may be the main reason it won’t be the last man standing when the genre fad begins to fade away.
  5. 65
    While H1Z1: Battle Royale doesn’t do anything particularly special yet, it sets up a solid foundation that can be expanded with future events and additions, a la Fortnite.
  6. Aug 17, 2018
    61
    Compared to H1Z1 on PC, this port is not only technically worse off, but the generally superficial battle royale is also limited in terms of content, thus influencing tactics and tension on the battlefield.
  7. Sep 17, 2018
    40
    Being the first battle royale game may have been enough a few years ago, but in the current market where Fortnite is the biggest thing in the world, it takes greater ambition than “ugly but functional” to stand out. The best thing I can say about H1Z1 is that it’s free, but even so, I still can’t recommend it when its biggest competition is also free and offers a far better version of this same premise.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 17 out of 28
  1. May 24, 2018
    10
    Great start for an open beta! Really easy to be critical of the game but when people slate it for being not complete given its in beta thenGreat start for an open beta! Really easy to be critical of the game but when people slate it for being not complete given its in beta then that is a bit ridiculous.

    The gameplay is great. The look and feel is post apocolyptic which is what they are going for and generally there are very few bugs for a beta. Its great to play a battle royale game on PS4 without being blinded by childish cartoon characters and having to build tree houses to win. As for the critics who claim "its nothing on PubG", really.... because the original H1Z1 king of the hill was created by the PubG creator. They are essentially the same game.

    Great start.
    Expand
  2. May 23, 2018
    8
    What I like:
    -fast paced
    -cars drive well -yes, there is fall damage -aiming down sights -interesting emotes -kneel/prone option -guns
    What I like:
    -fast paced
    -cars drive well
    -yes, there is fall damage
    -aiming down sights
    -interesting emotes
    -kneel/prone option
    -guns / shooting distance seem fairly accurate for the most part
    -looks as good as PC version
    -simplified inventory
    -don't have to build anything!
    -not many latency issues so far

    What I don't like:
    -the drop into the map (let us at least choose a quadrant)
    -While i like the simplified inventory, switching weapons in the middle of a gunfight is horrific, -switching weapons in general is horrific
    -car damage physics on your own and opponents cars is laughably bad.
    -still a big fan of attaching my own stuff to guns, that is not an option here
    -as far as i can tell, car on car damage is not present so its too easy for people to hide behind their own car
    -shotguns still have too much range
    -no duos yet??
    -some game changing bugs/glitches, which I am sure will be fixed over time
    -it is free, so there are gonna be cheaters---

    Overall, I really do enjoy this game...it's sort of a PUBG Lite...much easier controls. I purchased the pre-order bundle and I will continue to support these devs. This imo is a pretty underrated game.
    Expand
  3. May 24, 2018
    7
    Bastantes bugs entiendo que sea una beta pero hay bastantes errores solo esa es mi queja.
  4. Aug 10, 2018
    3
    I didn't want to review this game while it was in early access, but after picking the game back up after the full launch, I cannot excuse theI didn't want to review this game while it was in early access, but after picking the game back up after the full launch, I cannot excuse the issues it has.
    First off, the game's map is very, very ugly to look at, and I am someone who doesn't think that graphics is everything, but I don't think a PS4 game should look like an Late PS2 - Early PS3 title.
    Another thing that needs to be put in consideration when reviewing games is gameplay, and there are 3 main things that make up the core of H1Z1.
    1) Weapons (Guns and grenades primarily)
    2) Vehicles
    3) The Gas
    The gas is fine, it functions like it should do and it doesn't bug out or anything like that as far as I've noticed except. The only complaint I have of the gas/zone system will be addressed later.
    The Vehicles are clunky but function okay. They certainly aren't the worse vehicles in games, and if I had to pick between using the shopping carts in Fortnite (which is a game i very much enjoy and I believe is a much better game btw) or the police cars or jeeps in H1Z1, i'd have to pick the Police cars or Jeeps.
    The main issue in gameplay is the guns. Oh my god I hate these guns. They are incredibly clunky and not at all fun to use. They all feel very generic and unoriginal. They are a chore to use in matches and people will often run instead of fight because they don't want to get into gun fights.
    Another issue is something that the game advertises itself with and I disagree with. The first line on the PS4 store page for the game is "H1Z1: Battle Royale is a pure, fast-paced battle royale shooter re-imagined and built for console". While a majority of that statement is true, I cannot disagree more with the fact that it says "fast-paced". This game is anything but fast-paced. The issue is that it drops you off in a random, player-less area with basic loot and, if you're lucky, a crappy buggie that flips over every 5 seconds. It's super slow-paced, and you can go through early and mid-game without even hearing a gunshot. It's super dull.
    While you can go through early to mid game without any action, you are sure to find some in the late game, which is 20> players still alive. So is this any better, well yes, until you get to the later zones. These zones are often just overlapping a small part of a random forest, which the only cover is trees. And this is not good as you cannot make your own cover and destroy cover, so you are pinned down for 5 minutes, often for it to end with someone getting shot in the back with a shotgun, which isn't satisfying for both the winner and the loser, and the latter will get most likely angry at the shoddy gameplay and it doesn't encourage the player to load into another game.
    The servers aren't that great, but most main titles servers are often crappy. I'd even argue that H1Z1 servers are better than the likes of Fortnite.
    Overall, this game is not enjoyable. The guns are clunky and unoriginal. The game looks like an Late PS2/ Early PS3 title and the game, although advertised to be a fast paced experience, is quite the contrary. The Zone is okay except for really late game (around 5 people left) and vehicles (except for buggies) are fine, but these aren't enough to paper over the cracks. If you want to get into a free to play experience and you are considering H1Z1 over the massively popular and addicting game Fortnite because it is more realistic, don't. Fortnite is a fun game, which has it's issues, sure. But the game is fun and addictive.
    Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2020
    1
    This game is so clunky it's funny. The textures look like sh*t. The driving is super buggy. There is not a lot of customization nor weaponThis game is so clunky it's funny. The textures look like sh*t. The driving is super buggy. There is not a lot of customization nor weapon variety. It's simply a cash grab capitalizing in the Battle Royale popularity that doesn't really do anything new or interesting.

    It can be fun with a couple of friends but still super frustrating due to terrible execution and bugs.
    Expand
  6. May 23, 2018
    0
    JAJAJAJA how is this game? Pure rubbish, actually jokeing game. Very bad and ugly why bother ahha even pubg is better
  7. May 23, 2018
    0
    bad gameplay, bad graphics and full of errors, Incomplete game and constant falls of frames

See all 28 User Reviews