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Battlegrounds manages to exist within the crowded shooter genre in an unfinished state, and feel both fresh and creatively complete. From its early access launch on March 23 to its official launch today, Dec. 20, its creators have had nine months to repair, polish and expand on their baby. That the most substantial updates have been improved server performance, vaulting and car horns speaks to the confidence Greene and his squad have in the game's foundation.
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.
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.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most compelling video game experiences to come out in years.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has taken the military-sim gameplay popularized by games like ARMA and DayZ, boiled it down to its most exciting parts, and streamlined it into quick and accessible rounds of pure, hassle-free, survival-based action. Even though each game starts the same way, its remarkable ability to feel like a new, tense adventure each and every round has kept me coming back for hours on end.
Playable, watchable, intense, and enjoyable gameplay makes it easy to see how this battle royale phenomenon took off
PUBG is one of the best multiplayer experiences of the generation, and this is the best version of it so far – even if it's still a work in progress.
If it continues with the work done so far, and if we trust the promises that come to us from those responsible, the battlefields of PlayerUnknown can become, without a doubt, the most important games and records of this decade.
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A revelatory combination of the online PvP survival and competitive shooter genres, well deserving of being labelled as a phenomenon. As an added bonus, you don't have to be pro gamer to enjoy some level of success online.
PUBG on Xbox is a shambles, but I utterly adore it. It's strategic, messy, strange, and hilarious. Consider this a hearty recommendation delivered with several huge caveats.