Parents' Guide to

Battlelands Royale

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cartoonish battle royale has fun top-down take on gameplay.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Great but gory.

This is a very fun game, although there are many violent bloody effects. There is no such thing as "too much violence" in the context of a cartoon game, so such disgusting images were a welcome sight.

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Easy to play/use
age 10+


This game is not violet

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

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Thanks to a different camera perspective, this online fight to the death works much better on tablets and phones than similar games. Like other battle royale-type games, Battlelands Royale is an online shooter in which players parachute onto a battlefield and use the weapons and ammo they find there to eliminate the competition to be the last survivor standing. As the number of enemies diminishes, so does the size of the battlefield. But what makes this different from similar games -- and work better on the smaller screens of a tablet or phone -- is that it swaps a first- or third-person perspective for a top-down one. This not only gives Battlelands Royale an old school arcade vibe like a twin-stick shooter, but it also makes it easier to play without a controller.

Surprisingly, this higher camera angle helps you play with a partner watching your back, which is a nice twist. That said, it does have some problems. For example, the controls could be a bit more responsive and offer more options for customization. Also, aside from the top-down perspective, it's still the same as every other battle royale game. But even with these issues, Battlelands Royale is a fun shooter for those who want to be the last one standing.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 9, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Futureplay
  • Version: 0.5.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: February 6, 2020

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