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  • Summary: Play the Battle Royale game that started it all. Now includes AUTO ROYALE. Drive into battle as part of a team-based vehicle of mayhem. Fight for power-ups to equip your squad and upgrade your ride.
  • Developer: Daybreak Games
  • Genre(s): Action, Third-Person, Shooter, Arcade, Action Adventure, Survival
  • # of players: Up to more than 64
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: T
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 7, 2018
    80
    H1Z1 has some cool modes that give it some extra oomph, but the field of battle royales already has some excellent choices. H1Z1 has a solid foundation of scavenging, shooting, and surviving, but it needs a little more vim and vigor to really compete in the battle royale free-for-all.
  2. Mar 13, 2018
    75
    H1Z1 may well have been inspired by the original version of PUBG, and it shows, but in Auto Royale it provides one of the most fun battle royale modes out there.
  3. Mar 8, 2018
    70
    This is a good way to get into battle royale games. It's fun, fast-paced and accessible, and enjoyable in short sessions.
  4. Mar 10, 2018
    70
    H1Z1 checks all of the boxes needed to be a competent battle royale game, but in its main mode it lacks a distinctive sense of character. Without the realistic depth and modular weaponry of PUBG or the wacky base-building antics of Fortnite, its streamlined design rushes toward straightforward, fast-paced action instead and ends up being dull as often as it is exciting. The more interesting thing about H1Z1 is its innovative Auto Royale mode, which translates battle royale mechanics to vehicular combat in a way we haven’t seen done better elsewhere.
  5. Mar 13, 2018
    65
    H1Z1 may have been the king of the battle royale market back in its days of inception, but with Battlegrounds and Fortnite both evolving the genre in distinctive ways, it no longer feels as relevant. For H1Z1 to regain its audience, it needs to take more creative risks as demonstrated by Auto Royale.
  6. Jun 3, 2018
    65
    H1Z1 might not have the personality, nor the same production level of as some of its competitors, the game still balances arcade and simulation well to feature all the tension required in the genre.
  7. Mar 23, 2018
    60
    H1Z1 predicates itself on eliminating the more random factors seen in other battle royale games, and it remains a competent execution of the genre. The game has its intense moments and exhilarating firefights; the thrill of besting 100+ players is very much present. However, the incoherent gameplay elements overshadow the better moments, and the lack of variety in both map design and weapon selection makes H1Z1 lose its appeal rather quick, especially in the genre it spearheaded.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. May 14, 2018
    10
    This game is for the ones who loves pure action! It's a unique game and the first of this genre! Still, after 3 years of release its stillThis game is for the ones who loves pure action! It's a unique game and the first of this genre! Still, after 3 years of release its still unique, providing the best experience in fights (two tap head shots, aggressive fighting) that no other games could give this sensation! It has a flux of negative reviews because of some mistakes made by Dev's , mistakes that have been made along time and because it become free to play when others in the past payed 20 euros on this game including me, but it worth it every penny! But now they are in the right direction and hopefully this game will rise again like in the beginning! Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2018
    10
    Very great game, with a high potential ! The gameplay has been drasticly improved compared to september, and it's now free to play ! I boughtVery great game, with a high potential ! The gameplay has been drasticly improved compared to september, and it's now free to play ! I bought the game in june 2017 and I saw the decrease ammount of players and the poor quality of the game. However, since february, the game is doing great and the updates are awesome ! Graphics, ENAS, autoroyale, free to play, drop and spawn etc...Amazing battle royale experience ! Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    Best Free2Play BR game out there, a real challenge to master and a team play with the best tactics possible. Looking forward for the PS4Best Free2Play BR game out there, a real challenge to master and a team play with the best tactics possible. Looking forward for the PS4 release later this quarter and the H1 Pro League Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2018
    8
    Good game but Fortnite and pubg are better. But it isnstill a good game tho! The gameplay with all the cars are really good it is differentGood game but Fortnite and pubg are better. But it isnstill a good game tho! The gameplay with all the cars are really good it is different then every other battle royale game. If you like the battle royale genre you will probably like h1z1! Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2016
    6
    The game is very fun and can be played alone or in a team of 2 or 5 members. The goal is to survive until the end. Over 100 players start allThe game is very fun and can be played alone or in a team of 2 or 5 members. The goal is to survive until the end. Over 100 players start all over the map. After certain time intervals the map is made smaller and wrapped with lethal gas. All over the map are for example houses and campsites you can loot.

    Pro:
    - There are enough players so it will be exciting.
    - Animations and player controls work fine and smooth.
    - The map is well designed and provides almost everywhere loot places. Even if you end up somewhere away from cities you can find good equipment.

    Cons:
    - There are not enough weapons. Every round you try to loot an AR or AK and a shotgun. There is no greater selection.
    - The rewards are not valuable and worth barely. The most valuable thing you win at the first places are two different bags. These bags contain 1 of only 5 skins. After a few conquer you unlocked everything.
    - While playing you get randomly crates which can be opened by a key. But these keys are only available in H1Z1 Store and costs around 2.50 Euros.

    Conclusion: Its really a funny game with normal graphics. If you are looking for fun alone or with friends, this game is perfect for in between. But if you're looking for a game where you want to achieve something (like a level), you are definitely wrong. I'm wondering what next updates would bring, because this game is still expandable.
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  6. Apr 18, 2018
    1
    very bad game delete the game by daybrek forever yong i want my mony back ..
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    (I made a review on Steam, about 2 years ago and the introduction to my review will say that as well, so just disregard the intro and read(I made a review on Steam, about 2 years ago and the introduction to my review will say that as well, so just disregard the intro and read through the rest)

    I first made this review in either April or August of 2016, and hell, it was a very fun game. Amazing core-gameplay had me coming back to it for about a year and maybe 1 or 2 months.

    After that.. well, let's just say after that time had passed, they started changing the game. Not in a good way. I was down with the game, absolutely loved it. Now it's become a garbage can of a game with weapons becoming hitscan (I believe, not 100% sure that they have 0 bullet drop) and feels more like the people who made the game tried to make 'H1Z1 2' by changing the mechanics of the game so much that it radically altered the identity of this poor, amazing game.

    When you thought of "H1Z1" in 2016, you (more than likely) immediately thought of having a genuinely fun experience whenever you played because the game (although unreliable with its hit-reg AT TIMES) had a strong base and very rewarding gun-play, along with a dedicated fanbase that made you feel like you HAD to improve just to win 1 more game for the day, because everyone was striving to become better and get that chicken dinner. And now, in September of 2018, when you hear "H1Z1" you probably think of a dying, unintuitive Battle Royale game that mixed in gunplay from Black Ops with its hitscan weapons, instead of the amazing projectile based gunplay from the time when the game released, as well as what we've come to love about PUBG.

    The entire aspect of having an AR battle with someone 100 meters away, and hearing those satisfying hits of armor or flesh when you're aiming a good inch above their head or having a sniper and trying to shoot someone while calculating bullet drop, as well as them moving in a car at 60mph was so appealing and was done so RIGHT in the first iteration of the King of the Kill game-mode, and they undermined everything by straying too far from what made H1Z1 a popular game. This game has fallen from it's pedestal because of a company full of greedy developers by following the standard "Battle Royale" formula, and now the game has gone from (on average in 2017) 60k concurrent players every day to just about 3k today.

    Thank you, Daybreak, for destroying a game I once held very dear to my heart as one of the best Battle Royale-esque games that has ever been created.
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