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Battle Royale games are played online against 100's of other players. They blend different genres of games: survival, exploration, adventure, shooting and scavenging while introducing the last-man-standing gameplay.

They are usually played in an arena where players start with basic equipment and aim to kill all the other players. The arena area shrinks as play proceeds to bring the game to a crescendo.

"The name for the genre is taken from the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, itself based on the novel of the same name, which presents a similar theme of a last-man-standing competition in a shrinking play zone." - Wikipedia
 
This list includes 66 games from the last 29 years, with 1,483 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play battle royale online showdowns.

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Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World

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Factorio

Release Date: 14/08/2020, updated in 2022

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Open World and Pixels

Factorio is a construction strategy game where you crash-land on an alien planet and must harvest resources to create industry to build a rocket to escape (or fall in love with running your factory and stay on longer).

Battlefield 2042

Release Date: 19/11/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Open World and Weather

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Crab Game

Release Date: 29/10/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Crab Game is a competitive action game where you play mini-games based on the Squid Game Netflix show challenges. Similar to Fall Guys, each requires you to be the last player standing to claim the win. Here, however, the game has a darker feel with...

Free Fire

Release Date: 29/10/2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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War Thunder

Release Date: 21/12/2016, updated in 2018

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

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Pac-Man Party Royale

Release Date: 21/10/2019

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Pac-Man Party Royale is a four player version of Pac-Man. You must be the last man standing to win. You eat pellets to speed up and aim to eat the Super Pellet first to send opponents and ghosts running. There's a twist though, each opponent you eat...

Riders Republic

Release Date: 25/02/2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Riders Republic is an extreme sports game where you can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, and fly in a wingsuit and rocket suit. This builds on other spot games with tens of online players competing at once in each event.

Brawl Stars

Release Date: 14/06/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

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Release Date: 04/02/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

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Super Mario Bros. 35

Release Date: 01/10/2020

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

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Enlisted

Release Date: 10/11/2020, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World

Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical...

Superliminal

Release Date: 12/11/2019, updated in 2020

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Blocks, Day and Night and Open World

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Release Date: 10/03/2020, updated in 2022

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Star Wars: Squadrons

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Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

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Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Components: 3D Third-Person

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Release Date: 24/05/2019, updated in 2021

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Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

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Release Date: 15/03/2018

Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

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Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

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Release Date: 20/12/2017, updated in 2018

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Release Date: 21/07/2021, updated in 2021

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Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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Release Date: 31/08/2011

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Release Date: 09/07/2015, updated in 2017

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Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

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