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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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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - The Game Awards 2017 Gameplay Trailer
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: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    The best Battle Royale game
    The First Person Shooter os The best more in The game
  2. Sep 30, 2018
    9
    I like the close to reality of the game over other competitors, at least in term of look!
    It will be perfect if it adds a train/tutorial
    I like the close to reality of the game over other competitors, at least in term of look!
    It will be perfect if it adds a train/tutorial campaign for freshmen.
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  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. Dec 10, 2018
    5
    Let me say this, it's a good battle royal game in it's core and more of a realistic approach, but what gets in it's way is horribleLet me say this, it's a good battle royal game in it's core and more of a realistic approach, but what gets in it's way is horrible optimization for a next gen console. Even if you play this game on the Xbox One X it still looks god awful. It's so slow paced and choppy that you can barley get kills. They have the nerve to say it's the full game when it still lags and is choppy. I play the game and I like it, but all the problems I just said make the game feel unplayable. Expand
  5. Sep 19, 2018
    4
    If you like this game on xbox, God help you. This runs like **** looks like **** and feels like **** Good mechanics are something this gameIf you like this game on xbox, God help you. This runs like **** looks like **** and feels like **** Good mechanics are something this game has never heard of. If you honestly think this is good, you need to play more video games. This feels like it was made in 2006 Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2018
    0
    game is an unfinished pile of hot garbage. have been sitting on this since release, revisiting occasionally to see if its fixed. Seems likegame is an unfinished pile of hot garbage. have been sitting on this since release, revisiting occasionally to see if its fixed. Seems like they're more concerned with profit gimmicks rather than making their game work. Fortnite is a free alternative, but im not a fan. if you're gonna spend money on a battle royal black ops 4 is at least the same experience but playable. its a sad day when i'd push a cod game over anything Expand
  7. Oct 15, 2018
    0
    Player Unknown. What are you doing with your life? You put out an unfinished game onto the market. It honestly seems like Player UnknownPlayer Unknown. What are you doing with your life? You put out an unfinished game onto the market. It honestly seems like Player Unknown couldn't be bothered to develop this game any more so he just put it out there for everyone to be disappointed.

    I heard praise and high appeal for this game, then bought it but was disappointed by the glitchy, buggy, unplayable mess that is PUBG.

    Bluehole are lazy. They cant be bothered to update this game but just wait for the profit to slide into their bank accounts. Every game is littered with cheaters. People with hacks ruin the experience. I can't count how many times I reported someone because of spewing out incredibly homophobic comments to me and Bluehole DIDN'T LISTEN. They have no other use for their lives so should ban someone.

    The proximity voice chat in PUBG sucks. People can hear team tactics and most of the time just someone having an argument with their mum because their mum either wants them to go outside or play a good game.

    Not to mention the TOXIC community. I am pretty sure 50% of the matches that I have played of PUBG someone has called me the N word or the C word without consequence. WTF?!?!?!??!
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