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  • Summary: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor. This is BATTLE ROYALE.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Feb 19, 2018
    100
    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.
  2. Dec 30, 2017
    95
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the most immersive, intense, adrenaline-pumping, winner-take-all shooter of its time. Ushering forth a new era of Battle Royale gameplay, its technical qualms are the only thing standing in the way of the path to near perfection in its gunplay and survival-first gameplay.
  3. games(TM)
    Feb 22, 2018
    90
    PUBG lives up to its monstrously large reputation. [Issue#197, p.74]
  4. Dec 28, 2017
    84
    PUBG 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.
  5. 80
    For the time being, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds won - pun intended - the battle royale of battle royales. This new "gold rush" spawned a good number of decent titles, but the one created by Brendan Greene if by far the best and funniest to play (even if there's still room for improvement).
  6. Dec 22, 2017
    80
    Whether you play solo or in a group, successfully executing adaptive tactics to win intense, high-stakes firefights makes for an incredibly rewarding experience. Every player has unique stories of their most memorable matches, and even after hundreds of hours, PUBG continues to inspire rousing tales of victory and defeat.
  7. Dec 22, 2017
    70
    I have faith that with such a large following (and cash flow) the PUBG team will eventually get things squared away, but for now, this game still feels like it's in early access. However, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an absolute blast to play and has a broad appeal that few other games can match. As long as you temper your expectations (and make sure you have a decent PC), then this is one of the top games of 2017 to check out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 248
  1. Dec 20, 2017
    10
    Best multiplay shooting game ever!
    Although this game still have bad optimization and server lag issues, It's getting better at every patch
    Best multiplay shooting game ever!
    Although this game still have bad optimization and server lag issues, It's getting better at every patch and even some bugs make my gameplay experience so fun.
    New desert map with parkour system on the test server is also amazing. Fancy graphic, better optimization, better game design.
    This game was great example of early access. And from today, this game is great example of new age multiplay shooting game.
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  2. Dec 26, 2017
    10
    Great concept! This game is still in development process so it will not be perfect and it will be buggy. It is playable and it's a lot of fun!
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    8
    PUBG has become a huge hit and has topped the charts of the most played game. The game itself is thrilling and exciting. It's especially funPUBG has become a huge hit and has topped the charts of the most played game. The game itself is thrilling and exciting. It's especially fun when playing with friends in a party. In spite of this, the game needs many improvements. There are just too many game breaking bugs. Some mechanics need to be fixed to make the gaming experience better. Despite the mediocre graphics quality, it can have annoying lag spikes even on high end PCs. You will also experience the occasional team-killers and hackers.
    PUBG is still at its early stage. With some improvements, the game will undoubtedly be the top of its class. For now, I'm just eager to see what it has in store for us!
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  4. Feb 2, 2018
    4
    This game has way too much lag and server issues. It is updated often but I can't get past the fact that it's only popular because a bunch ofThis game has way too much lag and server issues. It is updated often but I can't get past the fact that it's only popular because a bunch of streamers caught on to it. It's more of a fad game that will fade away and not be remembered. I ended up refunding this game after a few hours of playing. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2017
    2
    The idea is fine, the execution is sub par with 18 hz tick servers at max. Fortnite runs a lot better and is completely free.
  6. Apr 14, 2018
    0
    Most overrated game of history.
    Bugghy as hell, super poorly optimized and that game is most about luck (~80%) then skill.
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    Most overrated game of history.
    Bugghy as hell, super poorly optimized and that game is most about luck (~80%) then skill.
    Idiocrazy is the only logical reason I find for its gigantic success.
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  7. Dec 21, 2017
    0
    Awfully broken game. Don't trust the critics. Game critics obviously have a sponsorship with them. They are too scared to say anything real.Awfully broken game. Don't trust the critics. Game critics obviously have a sponsorship with them. They are too scared to say anything real. Don't buy this piece of **** game. Expand

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