Top 8 best Battle Royale games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)
The Battle Royale craze continues unabated. Fortnite has just entered its second iteration, revitalising what was already a global phenomenon.
Meanwhile the daddy of BR, PUBG, continues to refine and evolve in its own hardcore way. New entries like Apex Legends have attracted a fair amount of attention to.
There's obviously something about the last-man-standing genre that scratches a very particular itch for games.
Thankfully, mobile gamers haven't been left out of the loop. There are a bunch of excellent BR games available for iPhone and iPad. Here are some of the best.
PUBG is the original game that kicked off the BR craze, and it translates remarkably well to mobile .For our money, PUBG Mobile provides the tensest, truest Battle Royale experience on mobile, with tactile gunplay and some of the best maps in the genre.
Fortnite Battle Royale
It's Fortnite, on mobile. Need we say more? The world's biggest game is all present and correct in this miniaturised form, with the same unique focus on frenetic building and zany action.
Call of Duty (Mobile)
Call of Duty finally lands on mobile in a fully formed package - and it's remarkably accomplished. Part of that package is a full Battle Royale mode, which supplies some of the most fluid gunplay on this list.
Supercell's take on Battle Royale is much more intimate and immediate than the norm. The Showdown mode of Brawl Stars pits 10 hero characters into simple, colourful top-down battle.
Rules of Survival
Rules of Survival was one of the earliest mobile BR success stories in the pre-PUBG Mobile world. It's nowhere near as polished as Fortnite or as fine-tuned as PUBG, but with up to 300 players it's got its own charms.
You might not have heard of Knives Out, but it's absolutely massive in China and Japan. It's yet another PUBG-a-like effort from Rules of Survival developer NetEase Games, but with a few cool twists like five-player teams.
Battlelands Royale pares the Battle Royale formula down for a mobile audience, marrying .io gameplay with the BR ruleset. It plays like a top-down twin-stick shooter, but with some familiar last-man-standing mechanics.
Guns Royale reimagines PUBG as a blocky twin-stick shooter, with a compact map, a mere 16 players, and speedy matches. The result is fairly dumb, but good fun all the same.