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  • Summary: From the makers of the best-selling PC phenomenon, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds drops players into a competitive survival battle where you'll engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive. Loot supplies, find weapons and gear-up to take on the competition. Emerge the loneFrom the makers of the best-selling PC phenomenon, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds drops players into a competitive survival battle where you'll engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive. Loot supplies, find weapons and gear-up to take on the competition. Emerge the lone survivor in a thrilling game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments.

    FEATURES:

    * The Battleground Awaits: Parachute onto a massive remote island with nothing but your wits and the clothes on your back. Explore, loot and locate weapons or use vehicles to find supplies and gear-up for fast-paced combat.

    * Claim Victory: Defeat every player on the map to earn your bragging rights as the last player left standing. Not just a Game. This is Battle Royale.

    * Xbox One X Enhanced: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Xbox One X Enhanced, with High Dynamic Range technology to bring out the true visual depth of the battleground.
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  • Developer: PUBG Corporation
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, First-Person, Tactical
  • # of players: Up to more than 64
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Available On: Stadia
  • Rating: T
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Dec 13, 2018
    90
    Addictive and accessible, PUBG is a great game for PS4.
  2. Dec 11, 2018
    80
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds manages to differentiate itself from its battle royale progeny with its more tactical spin on the formula, even with its obvious lack of presentational prowess. While its grounded approach can be brutal at first, if you take the time to immerse yourself in its stress inducing battles, you’ll find yourself involved in epic engagements that will have you sharing your successes – and failures – with anyone willing to listen. It may not be the king anymore, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds still more than deserves a place at the top table.
  3. 80
    In the face of quicker, louder rivals, PUBG offers a slow and meditative experience. It’s not, I would imagine, unlike sitting in a deer blind waiting for an unlucky whitetail to pass below. While PUBG’s technical issues are ever-present, they rarely spoil this core experience. This is a buggy game, but they aren’t game breaking bugs.
  4. 75
    Though ironically beaten to the punch by the likes of H1Z1 and Call of Duty, and tarnished by a handful of shortcomings, PUBG nonetheless remains a commendably inventive and expansive shooter that deftly embodies the Battle Royale genre.
  5. Dec 21, 2018
    70
    There is a whole generation of PS4 owners who are probably way too deep into Fortnite, with that game being their first exposure to the genre. While I wouldn’t count myself amongst them, I cannot imagine that any of those people would choose this $30 experience, with little promise to grow and improve, over triple-A titles that have since leapfrogged over PUBG.
  6. Dec 10, 2018
    70
    A no-thrills PlayStation 4 port that has most of what you’d want from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but in a much uglier, watered down package.
  7. 50
    At its core, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds relies on the unpredictability of players to help provide the variety, and that is not a bad way to go. Still, I would really like to see the technical issues smoothed out and more variety in the form of maps added to help make PUBG's a better overall experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 42
  2. Negative: 27 out of 42
  1. Dec 11, 2018
    10
    Great ambience and atmosphere of tension. Technical and slow-paced, it takes time to get used to your survival mechanics. But after the firstGreat ambience and atmosphere of tension. Technical and slow-paced, it takes time to get used to your survival mechanics. But after the first victory you can't stop playing. Technically fulfilled but not the best. Its gameplay is a recycling of several market shooter. What makes the game really special is the feeling of the cat and the mouse in the games which makes it the best Battle royale on the market. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2019
    9
    PUBG for PS4 is a great game. You have to come to it realizing that graphics are not top notch, and yes there are some interesting bugs.PUBG for PS4 is a great game. You have to come to it realizing that graphics are not top notch, and yes there are some interesting bugs. However, in my opinion, this does not affect the overall experience. I have played first person shooters for years and more recently got into fortnight (about a year of playing). I decided to give PUBG a try. There is a steep learning curve. A few matches before I managed to get my first kill and somewhere between 50-70 to get my first solo win. That first win left me literally shaking from the adrenaline rush that came with it. This is exactly what I am looking for in a game. I don't want one that I can master in a matter of hours and lose interest in within 2-6 months. The game is definitely slower paced overall, but when you engage in the few gun battles that you have in any given match it is action packed and and a huge adrenaline rush. The amount of actual thought and calculation that you have to put into your every move is what makes this a great game. It isn't for everyone, but for those that enjoy a very technically challenging game, PUBG is it. Expand
  3. Dec 21, 2018
    7
    When did the Battle Royale mode come on? It all started in 2015 when H1Z1: King of the Hill, developed by Daybreak Game Company arrived inWhen did the Battle Royale mode come on? It all started in 2015 when H1Z1: King of the Hill, developed by Daybreak Game Company arrived in Steam's Early Access. But it was the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to give popularity to this mode. Since then, games like Fortnite: Battle Royale, Realm Royale, thre Blackout mode of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and future Battlefield V Firestorm mode being developed by Criterion Games with the partnership of EA DICE, have been following this Battle Royale madness. And almost 1 year after leaving for the Xbox One and PC, behold finally comes to the console of Sony.

    Being a Battle Royale, exploiting, looting and surviving, are the watchwords in this PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. But let's go in parts. We have 4 modes to choose from: Solo, Duo (2 players), Squad (4 players) and 1-Man Squad. We start inside a plane, always with different trajectories, along with the remaining 99 players, and we have to choose a place where we want to land. But be careful if there are enemy players nearby and if so, it is sensible to change direction, otherwise there is a huge risk of being killed at first. After we've landed and since we have nothing but fists, you'd better explore houses to get bulletproof vests, backpacks, guns, mufflers, and other gear to help us survive. You should also be aware of supply drops that are stuffed with good things. We also have lots of vehicles to use (if needed). During our adventures on the map, the red areas appear. These are zones that we have to avoid at 100%, unless you are in the mood to take some explosives. As is usual in the genre, we have to go to the safety zone on the map to avoid being eliminated from the game. The more time passes (if we are still alive), the smaller the safety zone becomes, until it is reduced to nothing.

    But calm down. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have a high learning curve, but the game provides us with a way in which we can train the mechanics of the game. It's a great way to get used to the gameplay before we go to the wolf's mouth. What about the available maps? It's only 3 (4 if we count with the Vikendi, which arrives in January for the consoles), but they are huge and there are lots of places to explore. The maps are the Miramar, Erangel and Sanhok. And they are all based on real regions of our world. These are just a few small points in favor of this game. What isn't in favor of this PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, is the graphics, frame rate and textures that take time to load.

    Visually, the game isn't appealing and considering that runs only at 30 FPS, they could have done a better job in this department. Even Blackout of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which run at 60 FPS, features better graphics than PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Even in the frame rate issue, the work in this part is little famous. There is always a drop of 10 frames when we are using the parachute and it is something that PUBG Corporation should have already corrected. Outside of that, I have no great reasons for frame rate complaints during gameplay and during some confrontation with some adversary. Textures that take time to load right in front of us, unfortunately, is something that often happens.

    In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the player can choose third-person or first-person perspective. Despite these technical issues, oddly enough the gameplay of PUBG is addictive, especially if we play as a team, thanks to the more realistic side. It's sure to be very frustrating in the first matches and the game is not for everyone. A false move can be fatal and accurate shots are required. Obviously, it isn't mandatory but it is recommended to use your headset to have a better perception of your surroundings and where the danger comes from. Otherwise, it is difficult to hear the footsteps or shots of our opponents, for example.

    Depending on our performance (deaths, survival time for example), at the end of the game we gain BP points and experience points. As we level our survivor level with our experience points, we get a special item. It can be a cosmetic item for our character or BP points. There are daily and weekly missions to make and win xp, such as playing three games or using 8 first aid kits. We can at least change one of our 3 daily missions once if we don't like this or that daily mission. BP points are used to purchase boxes with a random cosmetic item, Helmets or Camos. However, certain items can only be purchased with G-Coins (Micro-transactions). In short, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a good game despite the technical problems.

    Veredict: Although technically poor performance, PUBG can be good thanks to realistic gameplay.
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  4. Oct 10, 2019
    2
    Не знаете, как потерять 30 минут в Вашей жизни?-Зайдите в PUBG. На пс4 абсолютно неиграбельно, прям вообще. Графика нулевая, управление крайнеНе знаете, как потерять 30 минут в Вашей жизни?-Зайдите в PUBG. На пс4 абсолютно неиграбельно, прям вообще. Графика нулевая, управление крайне не удобное. Прятаться 29 минут, чтобы потом умереть. Не рекомендую от слова совсем!

    Not sure how to lose 30 minutes in your life? - Go to PUBG. On ps4 it is absolutely unplayable, straight at all. The graphics are zero, the control is extremely inconvenient. Hiding for 29 minutes, then to die. I do not recommend from the word at all!
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  5. Jun 12, 2020
    1
    Тупое дерьмо тупого дерьма. Кусок говнокода. И с каждым патчем становится только хуже. Зона звука ужасна. при игре с кроссплеем не заходитТупое дерьмо тупого дерьма. Кусок говнокода. И с каждым патчем становится только хуже. Зона звука ужасна. при игре с кроссплеем не заходит урон, ачивменты багуют. К тому же большая часть постоянных игроков используют сторонний софт, на что разрабам/админам безраслично. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    0
    the best armor in the game getting one shot with a pistol this game is like this because the company is immoral and does not hire video gamethe best armor in the game getting one shot with a pistol this game is like this because the company is immoral and does not hire video game testers, they expect the players to pay for play and test the game and report the problems to the company for paying them to do so instead of giving people jobs and letting people help them release a better product Collapse Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2018
    0
    PUBG in ps4 is horrible. Besides the terrible graphics, the game itself is incredibly boring , 1080p in ps4 is terrible low graphics

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