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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Review

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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Playunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle-royale shooting game where you take on 100 players. Like a more realistic version of Fortnite, you collect supplies and out strategise your opponents to become the last person standing.

As you play you must stay in a shrinking safe zone, that pushes players closer to one another and ramps up the action. If you fall outside the zone you take damage. You only have a single life each round, when you die you are out the game.

Unlike Fortnite that has Cross-Play feature between systems. PUBG Mobile is separate to the console and PC versions. PUBG does, however, offer a wider range of items and weapons than Fortnite.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 20/12/2017

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting

Accessibility: 4 features

Developer: @PUBG


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Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Depends how long you survive in a round.
Players: You can play this with 100 players online.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds usually costs £14.99 to £24.99.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. It is free on iOS and Android

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 due to frequent moderate violence towards human characters and encouragement of drug use. Violence in the game consists of using a variety of firearms and melee weapons to kill as many opponents as possible to leave you as the only surviving player. Characters react realistically when shot as they groan in agony and fall to their deaths. There is no dismemberment that occurs nor visible injuries shown on their bodies.

Players are also encouraged to take painkillers and use adrenaline syringes in order to restore and/or boost their health. This act is not shown as it transpires inside the inventory screen.

ESRB TEEN with Blood and violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

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