Battle Royale Games

Fortnite seems to have come out of nowhere to become one of the most popular online shooters today. The phenomenon has even crossed over to the sports and entertainment worlds: When Drake and the Pittsburg Steelers' wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster hopped online to play a few rounds of Fortnite on Twitch with a popular streamer, the internet went crazy. But Fortnite isn't the only game using the battle royale formula, pitting one player against all others to be the last gamer standing. We have a list of other games that can fill the fast-paced-action itch. Be sure to check out our Best Action Games for Kids list, and for parents concerned about shooters, check out our Gun-Free Action Game Apps list.

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

age 8+

Battle royale gets party game treatment for all-ages fun.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows (2020)
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Tetris 99

age 8+

Terrific battle royale-style block stacker is habit forming.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

age 10+

Weird cartoonish multiplayer shooter grows fun for all ages.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2016)
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Splatoon 2

age 10+

Colorful multiplayer shooter is captivating, can melt hours.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2017)
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Destiny 2

age 13+

Online shooter promotes social play, has violent combat.

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Fortnite

age 13+

Battle it out or use strategy in fantastic action game.

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Gigantic

age 13+

Team-based shooter really delivers huge action, fun.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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Overwatch

age 14+

Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II

age 13+

Epic sci-fi shooter returns to a galaxy far, far away.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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Apex Legends

age 14+

Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2019)
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

age 14+

Frantic, mature action is fun despite content issues.

Platforms: Windows (2017)
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Darwin Project

age 15+

Violent battle royale isn't always fair but is lots of fun.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2018)
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Sunset Overdrive

age 16+

Stylized tongue-in-cheek shooter has lots of gory violence.

Platforms: Xbox One (2014)
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