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  • Summary: Battlegrounds (PUBG), the tactical, high-octane battle royale phenomenon, debuted footage from two new maps: Sanhok, a smaller-scale, action-packed map inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean, and a snow-covered map currently in development. New footage also debuted ofBattlegrounds (PUBG), the tactical, high-octane battle royale phenomenon, debuted footage from two new maps: Sanhok, a smaller-scale, action-packed map inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean, and a snow-covered map currently in development. New footage also debuted of War Mode, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience and the world premiere debut of the Ballistic Shield, a new tool for setting up quick cover for explosive and close-distance attacks. [Xbox.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 4, 2018
    100
    We are, after all, talking about a game that catapulted the battle royale genre from total obscurity into a genre that’s astronomically more popular than any other. A game doesn’t succeed in that without merit, and PUBG has it by offering a level of storytelling and gameplay intensity that is absolutely unmatched. PUBG is admittedly a game that’s poorly designed in many ways and sometimes even non-functional. It’s also admittedly one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life.
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    90
    PUBG may have been sat in Preview for many a month, but it has arrived as a full release to instantly become one of the most addictive games you can play. From start to finish it’s a thrilling and fun adventure that has more tension than you’ll find in almost any other game. Whether you’re looking for a new online experience to play solo or with a group of friends, this is one you should be playing in 2018.
  3. Sep 15, 2018
    89
    Its unique brand of tense, realistic shooting mixed with slow-paced tactical combat manages to stay fresh and exciting even after hundreds of matches.
  4. Sep 16, 2018
    85
    A huge improvement on the Game Preview version PUBG confirms itself as the best Battle Royale game around, with very satisfying gameplay dynamics especially in team. It still needs a lot of optimization and polishing, but it definitely deserves a try.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Still struggles with technical problems, but the gameplay is tight, tense and tactical. [Dec 2018, p.80]
  6. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Despite its innumerable technical problems and its complex control, PUBG on Xbox One continues to provide the same unpredictable PC experience, now also with all the available content.
  7. Sep 7, 2018
    70
    PUBG 1.0 might have been released a bit too early and this choice hasn’t paid off when it comes to optimization. Regardless, for what matters (content), this release has a more mature structure that the developers will be able to enrich from time to time thanks to the events and the live component.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 out of 38
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    The one who made battle royales popular! The father of all of them! Recommended!
  2. Dec 25, 2018
    10
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has managed to create experiences you can't find anywhere else (or at least, you couldn't). It needs to improvePlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 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. and native 4k + HDR10 is AMAZING Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    9
    I've been playing this on XBOX since December of 2017 and have made it through all of the bugs and downside, with all of that said it's stillI've been playing this on XBOX since December of 2017 and have made it through all of the bugs and downside, with all of that said it's still addicting as hell and one of the most fun games I've played. Over 2000 matches and still can't get enough! WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

    PROS
    -Battle Royale for those that can't handle the adolescent feel of Fortnite.
    -In 4k this game is killer, even better on the XBOX ONE X. Don't know what these reviews are talking about with poor graphics. Maybe back in March but not with the official release
    -Social Environment- this is one of the best parts of the game. Playing squad, meeting new peeps and making new friends, and unlike Black Ops III, your squad stays together after each round.
    -Personalization-I've enjoyed the new outfits and gear you can put on your avatar.

    CONS
    -If you were playing this prior to the 1.0 version then you know of all the headaches of getting lagged out and the game giving you the black screen or the "upside down". Thankfully this has been improved since the full release.
    -First Person- I still like CoD's first person better which is why I usually play in third person and I believe most players like the third person as well
    -there's still the occassional bug and some basic issues that hopefully will get fixed soon. Hopefully they continue to hire more developers to get this game at the level of some other major releases.
    -PUBG elbow- it's a real thing, trust me, if you play this game as much as I have you will get a form of tennis elbow- I highly recommend using the Auto Run feature and Auto Swim feature as much as possible.

    Enjoy the game and BEWARE, this is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! See ya on the other side!
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  4. Oct 27, 2018
    7
    Buggy, unfinished, graphics are OK
    has improved but still not a smooth gameplay experience.
  5. Mar 13, 2019
    6
    I like this game and Fortnite the exact same, I see them both as garbage, but I embrace it anyways.
    This review is before AND after Vikindi
    I like this game and Fortnite the exact same, I see them both as garbage, but I embrace it anyways.
    This review is before AND after Vikindi so excuse me if I like the game more than i should
    I played the game before the vikindi update and it wasn't horrid, but it wasn't good. Graphics was the embodiment of a dumpster fire, and the frames gave my friends a headache, but I like the pace in contrast to fortnite. However it always felt like fights would just resolve to whoever had 30FPS at that instant instead of 8FPS.

    After Vikindi I liked the game substantially more, fights were smooth and I noticed I was killing more players in shorter amounts of time. Frames were much more steady, though it did get a little shaky at times, The game looked much better but the only 2 maps I liked were Vikindi and the Original. However, when landing, building pop in was an issue, It was already bad before hand, but this time it could take a minute or more fore building to load. It seriously interrupted the flow of gameplay and can get you killed.

    Overall, the atmosphere is foreboding and intense, I found that teamkill lead to same rather funny and enjoyable moments in a rather oppressive game. The community is solid, though I wish prox. chat was present on XBOX.

    All on original xbox
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  6. Apr 22, 2019
    4
    I feel if I were to get good at the game, I would enjoy it more. This game is just way too hard because of the frame drops.
  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    This game is a broken **** of a game that left a bad taste in my mouth. Never in my life have i wanted $30 back so badly. Every match i haveThis game is a broken **** of a game that left a bad taste in my mouth. Never in my life have i wanted $30 back so badly. Every match i have played in this game ends in either getting killed as soon as i land, getting killed by the "Network Lag Detected" screen popping up every 5 minuets, or staying alive most of the round not seeing anyone and collecting loot only to be shot in the back. If you ever want to feels like being killed over and over from the game's numerous problems or from a player you cant see, just pick up an overpriced copy of this poor excuse of a slapped together game. Bluehole, I hope you feel happy with disappointing and neglecting your game and community just to get more cash. Expand

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