Games Like 'Fortnite' to Play Next

From ultra-competitive FPS titles to family friendly adventures, discover these 10 games like 'Fortnite.'
by Jon Bitner — 


Epic Games

Fortnite is one of the most popular games on the planet, with over 350 million users as of 2020. Constant updates and high-profile collaborations continue to keep Fortnite in the limelight, and it shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Unlike some other battle royales, Fortnite gives players a vibrant, colorful world to explore. Its characters range from original creations such as Jonesy and Drift, to iconic superheroes such as Iron Man and Deadpool. This random assortment of playable characters is a huge part of why Fortnite has managed to pull in over 350 million players, as fans from different universes converge on the battle royale to see their favorite faces in action. It also helps that the Fortnite map is constantly changing, giving fans a reason to stick around for the long haul and discover heaps of new content.

Thankfully, Fortnite's actual gameplay is just as enticing as its content drops and collaborations. The core game mode has you fighting off 99 other players to be the last one alive on an ever-shrinking map. Gunplay is tight and responsive, and you'll get to handle a wide variety of weapons that changes every season. Weapons are great, but the real star of Fortnite is its building mechanics, which let you craft structures to hide from enemies, gain a better view of the competition, scale mountains, or cross deadly chasms. Fortnite truly is a unique game, and there's nothing else quite like it on the market.

However, if you're looking for something different to play, there are plenty of competitive games that offer a somewhat similar experience. These range from ultra-competitive FPS titles to family friendly adventures.

Here are 10 games like Fortnite to play next, listed by Metascore.


Apex Legends


Apex Legends (PS4)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of fluid movement systems and ever-growing worlds
Where to buy:

Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1

Apex Legends is a fast-paced battle royale. Unlike Fortnite, however, the action plays out from a first-person perspective. You'll choose from one of several playable Legends before dropping into the chaos. Each character comes with their own unique abilities that can turn the tides of battle in your favor. Some might be able to call in airstrikes on unsuspecting targets, while others can create zip lines or portals to quickly move to a new position. Apex Legends constantly sees new content through seasonal updates, but its core gunplay and fluid movement system make it easy to sink hours into the game.

"The combination of character-driven powers, streamlined team features, and fantastic gunplay have elevated this unexpected spin-off into my go-to battle royale." — Game Informer


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PC)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans of gritty battle royales
Where to buy: 

Also available on: PS4, Stadia, XB1

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds recently changed its name to PUBG: Battlegrounds. Its name might be different, but the game is just as bombastic as ever. Another entry in the battle royale genre, PUBG has you fighting to be the last person standing as the battlefield slowly closes in around you. An assortment of guns, gadgets, and vehicles are all up for grabs, and you'll need to learn how to quickly manage your inventory if you're looking to survive. With so many available items, it's easy for new players to get overwhelmed by the gritty shooter. Stick with it, however, and you'll be treated to a nuanced battle royale that remains at the top of its class despite launching in 2017.

"The most immersive, intense, adrenaline-pumping, winner-take-all shooter of its time." — App Trigger


Halo Infinite

Xbox Game Studios

Halo Infinite (XBX)

Metascore: 87
Best for: Fans of open-world shooters and sci-fi epics
Where to buy:

Also available on: PC, XB1

Halo Infinite is essentially two games in one. Its campaign is a premium, buy-to-play experience, where you'll roam around an open-world as you fight against the Banished using powerful weapons and the versatile Grappleshot, which lets you climb vertical structures or pull in far away objects. Its multiplayer mode, on the other hand, is entirely free. There's no battle royale mode (yet), but you'll be treated to tense, team-based matches that require communication, fast reflexes, and careful planning to emerge victorious. If you're looking to get the most out of Infinite's multiplayer, you can purchase a premium Battle Pass that gives you additional rewards for your efforts.

"It's hard not to love Halo Infinite, which is easily the most complete game in a franchise that's long set the bar for gaming." — New York Daily News


Splatoon 3


Splatoon 3 (Switch)

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of colorful, team-based shooters
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Also available on: N/A

Colorful, quirky, and full of family-friendly charm. Splatoon 3 might share a goofy aesthetic that's reminiscent of Fortnite, but its gameplay couldn't be more different. A variety of game modes are available (including a single player campaign), but most players will gravitate to multiplayer matches — more specifically, Turf War. This sees you and your crew trying to paint as much of the map in your team's color as possible. The enemy team is trying to do the same, making each game a frantic combination of speed, wits, and careful map management. Its one of the most unique shooters on the market and currently sits as one of the best Switch games of 2022.

"With a great story, complete game modes, and a lot of great features, this is a stylish game that has left us in love with Splatsville and its inhabitants." — Nintenderos



Mojang Studios

Minecraft (XB360)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans with a creative mind
Where to buy:

Also available on: 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Switch, Wii U, XB1

What started as a simple survival game has grown into a cultural phenomenon. Jump into Minecraft today, and you'll be treated to an open-world sandbox that gives you thousands of ways to express your creativity. If you grow tired of crafting castles or spelunking into caverns in search of rare resources, you can check out hundreds of online servers for some multiplayer chaos. Fortnite fans will want to check out the so-called Minecraft Hunger Games servers, which offer battle royale-inspired multiplayer matches. Minecraft is available on nearly every modern console, making it easy to join in on the fun.

"A masterful piece of contemporary game design and a richly rewarding experience suitable for all ages." — X-ONE Magazine UK


Call of Duty Mobile


Call of Duty Mobile (iOS)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of mobile gaming
Where to buy: App Store
Also available on: N/A

If you're one of the millions of mobile gamers playing Fortnite on your smartphone, there are only a handful of viable alternatives, and the best one is arguably Call of Duty Mobile. This standalone mobile game offers nearly every bit of content you'd find in its console counterparts, including dozens of maps, customizable weapons, and hundreds of unlockables. Aside from the standard assortment of team-based matches, Call of Duty Mobile also offers a battle royale mode that can be played in either first- or third-person. It's a bit more mature and realistic than Fortnite, but it's one of the best alternatives on iOS and Android.

"Call of Duty Mobile has satisfying progression, a nice selection of fan favorite maps, and it looks great on phones and tablets." — Game Rant


Fall Guys

Epic Games

Fall Guys (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of whacky obstacle courses
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: PC, PS5, Switch, XB1, XBX

Fall Guys is one of the most bizarre battle royales on the market. Instead of trying to survive a shrinking battlefield and shooting at opponents, you're trying to best them in a series of hilarious obstacle courses and other competitions. Some might have you racing through a booby-trapped playing field to reach the finish line, others might have you jumping over spinning arms as they try to knock you off the stage. Everything about Fall Guys is bound to bring a smile to your face, but there's also a high skill ceiling that makes this a great game for both casual and competitive players.

"Whether by yourself or with friends, this refreshing and ridiculous game makes every triumph and failure into a celebration." — Game Informer


Hunt: Showdown


Hunt: Showdown (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of unrelenting PvPvE
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Hunt: Showdown is a chilling battle royale that sees you fighting other real players and deadly NPC monsters that are roaming the swamps of Louisiana. You and your team are tasked with hunting down a specific target lurking somewhere in the bayou, but other teams are also after the same bounty. It's an interesting concept, and one that's elevated thanks to a haunting atmosphere and visceral gunplay. Tons of DLC has been released for the game since its arrival in 2019, and jumping in today means you'll have years' worth of high-quality content to enjoy.

"An exceptionally clever and thoughtful shooter that elevates the genre as a whole." — PlayStation Universe


Call of Duty Warzone


Call of Duty: Warzone (PS4)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of typical Call of Duty chaos
Where to buy: PlayStation Store
Also available on: PC, XB1

Call of Duty: Warzone takes the fast-paced, FPS gameplay Call of Duty is known for and plops it into a battle royale format. And, unsurprisingly, it's a perfect fit. You'll still get to customize weapons and unlock new gadgets as you level up, but you'll now be using them against over 100 enemies as you fight to survive on a battlefield that's constantly shrinking. Its map is a combination of towering skyscrapers, open fields, and crumbling ruins, making it easy to find a place to set up shop as a sniper or slink around with a shotgun. Whether you're a Call of Duty veteran or a newcomer to the series, Warzone is deserves some space on your hard drive.

"A good step forward for the brand, trying to establish itself as a valid alternative to more prominent battle royale titles." — SpazioGames


Naraka: Bladepoint

NetEase Games

Naraka: Bladepoint (PC)

Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of melee-based battle royales
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: XBX

Instead of guns and building mechanics, Naraka: Bladepoint turns you into a martial artist with incredible mobility. You'll be climbing buildings, zipping along using a grappling hook, and sprinting to the next zone as you try to outwit your opponents and be part of the last team standing. You'll get to choose from a roster of playable characters that bring unique skills to the fight, such as unleashing a tornado to slow down enemies or casting a spell that marks and stuns nearby opponents. Naraka's world is inspired by "legends of the Far East," meaning you'll have some beautiful scenery to enjoy when searching for your next battle.

"Naraka: Bladepoint's movement and combat are beautifully fluid, and they give the battle royale more depth than any other." — PC Invasion