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  • Summary: Battlegrounds (PUBG), the tactical, high-octane battle royale phenomenon, debuted footage from two new maps: Sanhok, a smaller-scale, action-packed map inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean, and a snow-covered map currently in development. New footage also debuted ofBattlegrounds (PUBG), the tactical, high-octane battle royale phenomenon, debuted footage from two new maps: Sanhok, a smaller-scale, action-packed map inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean, and a snow-covered map currently in development. New footage also debuted of War Mode, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience and the world premiere debut of the Ballistic Shield, a new tool for setting up quick cover for explosive and close-distance attacks. [Xbox.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 4, 2018
    100
    We are, after all, talking about a game that catapulted the battle royale genre from total obscurity into a genre that’s astronomically more popular than any other. A game doesn’t succeed in that without merit, and PUBG has it by offering a level of storytelling and gameplay intensity that is absolutely unmatched. PUBG is admittedly a game that’s poorly designed in many ways and sometimes even non-functional. It’s also admittedly one of the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had in my entire life.
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    90
    PUBG may have been sat in Preview for many a month, but it has arrived as a full release to instantly become one of the most addictive games you can play. From start to finish it’s a thrilling and fun adventure that has more tension than you’ll find in almost any other game. Whether you’re looking for a new online experience to play solo or with a group of friends, this is one you should be playing in 2018.
  3. Sep 15, 2018
    89
    Its unique brand of tense, realistic shooting mixed with slow-paced tactical combat manages to stay fresh and exciting even after hundreds of matches.
  4. Sep 16, 2018
    85
    A huge improvement on the Game Preview version PUBG confirms itself as the best Battle Royale game around, with very satisfying gameplay dynamics especially in team. It still needs a lot of optimization and polishing, but it definitely deserves a try.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Nov 21, 2018
    80
    Still struggles with technical problems, but the gameplay is tight, tense and tactical. [Dec 2018, p.80]
  6. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Despite its innumerable technical problems and its complex control, PUBG on Xbox One continues to provide the same unpredictable PC experience, now also with all the available content.
  7. Sep 7, 2018
    70
    PUBG 1.0 might have been released a bit too early and this choice hasn’t paid off when it comes to optimization. Regardless, for what matters (content), this release has a more mature structure that the developers will be able to enrich from time to time thanks to the events and the live component.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. Feb 25, 2019
    10
    Most realistic battle royale in the market be ready to jump when the bullets start to fly.
  2. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    The best Battle Royale game
    The First Person Shooter os The best more in The game
  3. Oct 23, 2018
    9
    This has been one of the most addictive and realistic shooters I played since CoD MW/Black Ops 1. They redefined the online battle world withThis has been one of the most addictive and realistic shooters I played since CoD MW/Black Ops 1. They redefined the online battle world with the 100 player royal - it makes each kill you get that much more satisfying. Their shooting mechanics are great - recoil is realistic and it's really hard to hit a target more than 100m out, just as in real life (none of that HitScan cod crap) - no killstreaks, exploding drones, RC bombs, or juggernaut suits - just plain modern day warfare.

    However, as the time goes by...the game's rating steadily drops because it seems as if the developers have no interest in furthering the game unfortunately. I hope they can one day bring this back to life because I LOVE(D) THIS GAME. I have played well over several thousand matches and each has brought me joy and even funny moments with my friends.
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  4. Oct 4, 2018
    7
    Even though the game is fun, it has a lot of glitches. The gameplay is a little slow, but when it’s not it’s very fun. I like how 100 can beEven though the game is fun, it has a lot of glitches. The gameplay is a little slow, but when it’s not it’s very fun. I like how 100 can be in a single match. The graphics aren’t great, but that’s not a huge problem. My main problem is glitches. The vehicles glitch a lot making you lose. Overall, I recommend it. Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2018
    5
    Great concept, poor execution. Too many issues with the game engine that I've run out of patience.

    You could get a decent amount of
    Great concept, poor execution. Too many issues with the game engine that I've run out of patience.

    You could get a decent amount of mileage, especially when playing with friends. But the game runs too potato like; the crazy low FPS in combat, desync and poor hit registration ruin the fun. Plenty of shooters out there that look and play flawlessly, it's hard to come back to this game and enjoy it.

    PUBG has a certain charm to it, but the performance issues are too overwhelming. The game engine is woefully hopeless and needs to be stripped down and rebuilt for console. Developer focus is on the loot boxes and cosmetics. Shame.
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  6. Dec 7, 2018
    2
    Far away from polished and playable. Game is lacking fun, has bugs, extremely bad graphics for a 2018 port. Overall it don't really deserve to exist.
  7. Nov 15, 2018
    0
    This game is a broken **** of a game that left a bad taste in my mouth. Never in my life have i wanted $30 back so badly. Every match i haveThis game is a broken **** of a game that left a bad taste in my mouth. Never in my life have i wanted $30 back so badly. Every match i have played in this game ends in either getting killed as soon as i land, getting killed by the "Network Lag Detected" screen popping up every 5 minuets, or staying alive most of the round not seeing anyone and collecting loot only to be shot in the back. If you ever want to feels like being killed over and over from the game's numerous problems or from a player you cant see, just pick up an overpriced copy of this poor excuse of a slapped together game. Bluehole, I hope you feel happy with disappointing and neglecting your game and community just to get more cash. Expand

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