Not everyone is into battle royals, and that is understandable. They often end with either an intense win with your friends, or just pure rage quitting, and it seems pretty rare to get anything but those two outcomes.
As for me, I am oddly attracted to the BR genre and it holds a special place for me. It all started with PUBG and then moved over to Warzone.
We all know the popular Battle Royals that own the scene and make up most of what people watch on twitch or play with friends. Battle Royals like Apex Legends, Fortnite, Warzone, and PUBG.
We won’t be focusing on those Battle Royals, but rather some Battle Royals that maybe you haven’t heard of or are aware of but they don’t get enough love so you don’t know all that much about them.
Some of these battle royals do cost some money and don’t always follow the exact formula for what you may think a battle royal should have.
I also couldn’t possibly cover every battle royal, so if I missed one, let us know down in the comments below on a Battle royal that you enjoy playing and feel is underrated.
In this article we are going to go over the most underrated battle royals that you should give a try and could revitalize the BR genre for you.
Cousine Royal or now since they have rebranded, CRSED F.O.A.D. was something that I tried years ago because the game is basically a living parody of PUBG.
Now, I actually played this good for a decent period of time when I had taken a break from my main BR, PUBG at the time. It was just absolute chaos and randomness, which was a nice break from the tactical PUBG style I was used to.
I will be honest and say that I haven’t played much of the new features that they’ve added to the game. They seem to have completely re-branded everything and it isn’t as light-hearted and meme-focused as before, which for me is kind of sad.
The upside to that is that the game is still being worked on. There are a lot more to the game, more powers, abilities, events, and almost too many features to mention in this article.
Although it isn’t quite the same as it was, I think CRSED: F.O.A.D. is still a lot of fun, and if anything else gives it a shot to change up your normal go-to BR and see how you like it.
Super Animal Royal
Now, I know it looks and sounds weird but hear me out. Super Animal Royal is actually a really solid and fun Battle Royal that at the very very least deserves a few matches to see if you like it.
So, I actually found this game randomly on steam and decided to play it as a joke but I actually got hooked and had some of my friends play with me. The beauty about this game is the premise and light-hearted nature of the game.
Honestly, it isn’t a game I find myself to be able to rage at, just because it’s just so random of a concept and playstyle. I find myself just having fun playing it no matter if I win or if I lose.
You play as these animals and animal hybrids and what really sets this BR apart from others is the gameplay style. It’s an above few 2D type game where you can ride in hamster balls or on ostriches.
The map is huge and the areas vary from beaches to crystal caves and frozen snowy mountains. It actually has a lot to it and if you can get some friends to play, I promise this game could be a go-to game to play.
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds is honestly one of the most unique Battle Royal experiences out there. Imagine a BR that is just absolute chaos and randomness and having gunplay that is just way too good for the setting of the game.
You get an insane amount of weapons and attachments to your weapons and the main little feature that makes the game so fun to play is the ragdoll physics of your character. Again, it’s another one of those BRs where you can’t really take it seriously or sweat because of how ridiculous the game is, but that’s kinda what makes it so good.
Keep in mind that Landfall makes this game, so that alone should tell you that this game is a good game. These are the people that brought us Stick Fight, Rounds, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Cluster Truck.
They have a track record for making games that are just top tier when playing with friends or groups of people. Totally Accurate Battlegrounds is definitely worth a try and I am confident that at the very least you’ll find yourself with a Battle Royal that’s not only fun but unlike anything you’ve played before.
Knightfall: A Daring Journey
Although this game is new to the scene and kind of made out of nowhere as an April Fools release, Knighfall: A Daring Journey is a hilarious and fun Battle Royal.
I bet you that you’ve never imagined a Battle Royal where you play as knights in medieval times with guns, and your goal is to reach the castle before any other team and get the flower. If that wasn’t enough, you get there by riding your horse, but not only riding your horse but drifting with your horse.
Yeah, it’s pretty wild but this is some of the weirdest and most unpredictable fun I’ve had with a game in a long time.
It’s only a co-op experience but if you can convince your friend to buy it, you can probably get some decent playtime out of it.
There really isn’t all that much I can say about the game because it is definitely more of a “You need to play it” type of game, so if you have $5.99 laying around and a friend that is willing to dive in with you, Knighfall: A Daring Journey is weird but fun Battle Royal.
I am pretty sure most of our subscribers have been around for a good while knowing everything there is to know about Bean Battles. I won’t spend all that much time on this one but I just had to put it on the list because of how iconic it is to our community.
Bean Battles is a battle royal but feel more round-based because it integrates the two gameplay styles. The game is oddly just so much fun to play and it only costs 99 cents, and often it goes on sale and it comes out to under 50 cents. For most people, they can sell a few of their steam cards and have enough to buy bean battles.
Just to give you an idea, I have over 35 hours in the game and I still play it to this day. Actually, we usually host a bean battles tournament each summer on our discord server just because of how accessible and fun the game is.
I could go on and on about bean battles but take my word for it, Bean Battles is too much fun to pass up on, and hey if anything, buy it for a dollar, and if you somehow don’t like the game, you only paid a dollar for it.
Now, I gotta preference this game by saying that this game costs $39.99 on the regular and although it has a battle royal type mode, the main game mode is a bit more like Escape from Tarkov with some battle royal aspects to it.
This one won’t be for everyone just because of the price but man do I love this game and I want to bring more attention to it because it’s just so good that I think it deserves a lot more love and players.
The game you are watching is Hunt: Showdown. This is an up to 3-player PVPVE game that is set in 1895’s Lousianna. You load into each match with your hunter which you can upgrade and level up over time. If you die during a match and are unable to extract alive, you lose that hunter forever.
You are able to get more characters but this adds to the overall tension that the game has. Your goal is to traverse the zombie and evil creature-ridden land and find clues that eventually lead you to one of the bosses in the match.
These bosses are often these demon monster creatures that require you to banish to hell after you defeat them. If you banish them successfully without getting a third party, you have to take their bounty and extract them out of the map with your bounty to get more money and XP.
There is just way too much to say about this game and I can’t possibly cover everything. The graphics are absolutely incredible, and the gunplay and gameplay style is tense, exhilarating, and terrifying all at the same time.
The game gives you a feeling and sense of unease to a point that I can’t really seem to think of any other game giving me that same feeling.
Bottom line is that Hunt Showdown is not only underrated and underappreciated but honestly is not covered nearly enough or known about to the extent that I think it deserves. If you have the money, which I understand not everyone does, I really recommend the game.