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48 Great Games Like Brawl Stars

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Brawl Stars and have found the following:

Brawl Stars is a fighting game where you battle the computer or other players in all against all and team matches. You can play as any of the game's 50 plus characters, called "Brawlers", in an arena. The cartoon style lends the game a more lighthearted aesthetic.

Unfortunately, Brawl Stars is not available on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/06/2017, updated in 2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action and Fighting

Developer: Super Cell (@SuperCell)

Players: 1 (10 online)

Costs: Free. In-game 'loot box' purchases

37 Hand Picked Video Games Like Brawl Stars

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Brawl Stars. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Brawl Stars. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Series)

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/1999, updated in 2019

Platforms: Game Boy and Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an adventure-puzzle game in the Zelda series and universe. A remake of the 1993 Game Boy game of the same name, this one is set on Koholint Island and follows Link after he is stranded and must find a way back to...

Valorant

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/06/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Valorant is a team-based online shooting game, where two teams of five compete under the role of agents with unique abilities. It's designed to be competitive and requires considerable skill and practice to win matches. Between rounds players spend...

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 04/08/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy...

Fortnite

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...

Crab Game

Release Date: 29/10/2021

Platforms: PC

Crab Game is a competitive action game where you play mini-games based on the Squid Game Netflix show challenges. Similar to Fall Guys, each requires you to be the last player standing to claim the win. Here however, the game has a darker feel with...

Krunker

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/01/2019

Platforms: Web

Krunker (Krunker.io and Krunker Free) is a shooting game where you compete against online opponents in various maps. As you level up you unlock weapons that help you in the game. It's unusual because you play it in any web browser with no need to...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Series)

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/01/1999, updated in 2018

Platforms: DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii U

Super Smash Bros. in its various versions offers real-time brawling battles. The tens of characters are drawn from other video games and each has bespoke moves to learn and perfect.

Pac-Man Party Royale

Release Date: 21/10/2019

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

Pac-Man Party Royale is a four player version of Pac-Man. You must be the last man standing to win. You eat pellets to speed up and aim to eat the Super Pellet first to send opponents and ghosts running. There's a twist though, each opponent you eat...

Marvel Contest of Champions

Release Date: 10/12/2014

Platforms: Android and iOS

Marvel Contest of Champions is a fighting game where you collect teams of Marvel characters to fight against computer-controlled characters. The fights are one versus one that work through increasingly harder opponents. It's novel because you can form...

Spellbreak

Release Date: 03/09/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Spellbreak is an online magic battle like Fortnite, but this Battle Royale is fought with spells rather than guns. This means more varied gameplay and tactics as you master different elemental magic and cast powerful spell combinations.

MultiVersus

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/07/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

MultiVersus is a fighting game like Smash Brothers where you team up with or against other players. The novelty is this teamwork and the deep catalogue of characters you can fight with. Batman, Shaggy from Scooby Do, Superman, Bugs Bunny and so on.

Otterman Empire

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 02/07/2020

Platforms: PC, Switch and Xbox One

The Otterman Empire is a fun shooting game where you battle anthropomorphic characters in Splatoon-like arena encounters.

Party Animals

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Party Animals is a fighting game where wobbly animal characters go toe-to-toe. Like Gang Beasts, the novelty is in the game physics that recreate realistic movement and impact with a cartoon rag-doll feel.

Pokémon Unite

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 21/07/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Pokémon Unite is an online fighting game where you battle Pokémon in an arena and try and score points against an opposing team. Its short, frenetic matches are similar to DotA or [link to game/League+Of+Legends League of...

Brawlhalla

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 17/10/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Brawlhalla is an online fighting game where, like Smash Bros, the goal is to knock opponents off the stage. You do this by using your characters specific attacks to damage them until they can't get back to the platform.

Destiny 2 (Series)

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 09/09/2014

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One

Destiny is a shooting game set in space. You have to play online as it focuses on grand sci-fi adventures with other players. From the same developer, it takes Halo towards a bigger online role play experience.

Death's Door

Release Date: 20/07/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Death's Door is a noir adventure game where you play a crow whose job it is to reap the souls of the dead. When one goes missing you must fight, run and jump through a fantasy world to get it back. It's a simple combat game at heart, but the unusual...

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (Series)

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 17/11/2005, updated in 2020

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, Switch and Wii

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a series of fighting games where you control different cartoon creatures as they make their way through randomly-generated dungeons, defeating enemies and adding them to your team. It's a simple roguelike game where you take...

Darwin Project

Release Date: 14/01/2020

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox One

Darwin Project is a battle royale game like Fortnite. Player fight to collect resources to survive and upgrade their character. As well as surviving in extreme conditions you track opponents and set traps. In addition to the ten players is...

DotA 2

Release Date: 09/06/2013, updated in 2013

Platforms: Mac and PC

DotA 2 (Defence of the Ancients) is a series of fighting and shooting games where you battle enemies and human-controlled characters in online matches. The aim is to destroy the other team's Ancient artefact using one of the many characters. Similar to...

Knight Squad 2 (Series)

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/05/2014, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Knight Squad and Knight Squad 2 are a series of short fighting games where you battle other people to win the most rounds. Like other fight games it's fast-paced, lighthearted, and chaotic. More unusual are the novel modes and themes: from football to...

The Binding of Isaac (Series)

Release Date: 28/09/2011, updated in 2021

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii U and Xbox One

The Binding of Isaac is a series of adventure games where you progress through randomly generated rooms, collecting items and fighting off monsters. It's a twist on the simple Zelda dungeon, with hundreds of enemies, room variations and upgrades. The...

Arms

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 16/06/2017

Platforms: Switch

Arms is a fighting game where you brawl other players with your abnormally long arms. The play is simple with motion and button controls to move around and attack the enemy player in a boxing-style arena. It's like Wii-Sports Boxing but with many more...

Brawlout

Release Date: 19/04/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Brawlout is a fighting game with 4-player battles in levels with lots of platforms. You try to knock the other players off and win the round. As you inflict damage you can hit them further. Like, Super Smash Bros you also have dash, melee and ranged...

Butter Royale

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 24/01/2020

Platforms: Apple TV and iOS

Butter Royale is an online shooting game where you fire food rather than bullets in 32 player battles to the death. It's a battle royale but with the violence focused through silly food-related weapons. There's a real challenge here, but one that has...

Worms Rumble

Release Date: 01/12/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Worms Rumble is a multiplayer game where 32 worm characters try and shoot each other. It takes the usual turn-based Worms formula in a real time direction complete with a battle royale mode like Fortnite.

Absolver

Release Date: 29/08/2017, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Absolver is a martial arts fighting game, where you play as a travelling warrior. You explore the world and take on staged battles that require a high level of mastery of the combat system.

GigaBash

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 05/08/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

GigaBash is a fighting game where you brawl against other players in matches of up to four people, each of whom controls a huge, city-destroying monster. With a wide array of moves to perfect for each character, there's not only silly fun but also deep...

HyperBrawl Tournament

Release Date: 11/06/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

HyperBrawl Tournament is a sports combat game. Played in futuristic arenas where you must smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline player versus player battles. It's like an updated version of the classic Speedball or...

Lego Brawls

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iPhone, iPad

Lego Brawls is a fighting game in the vein of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but here you fight with Lego mini-figures. You play in either teams or all-against-all brawls as characters from a wide range of Lego...

Lethal League Blaze

Release Date: 12/06/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Lethal League Blaze is a fighting sports game where you battle various characters by batting a high speed ball back and forth. It's unusual because the ball is the focus of combat, and the way you damage opponents. You need to use your abilities and the...

Megabyte Punch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Megabyte Punch is run, jump and fight game where you play a customisable robot. Along with the retro visuals, as you defeat enemy robots you collect their special parts to make yourself the ultimate fighter. At the end you can then battle your robot in...

Pixel Gun 3D

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: 14/09/2014, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android and iOS

Pixel Gun 3D is a Minecraft-looking online shooting game. It's been around since 2014 and has grown in popularity for its quick action and less violent version of games like Call of Duty and Fortnite. You can play on a smartphone, it's bright and fun,...

Ultra Space Battle Brawl

Release Date: 05/07/2018, updated in 2018

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Ultra Space Battle Brawl is a team competitive battle a little like Pong/Breakout. The aim is to smash a glowing disc past the opponents' defences, rather than directly hitting the other players which gives it a sports rather than combat feel.

Stick Fight: The Game

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 28/09/2017, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Stick Fight is a vicious fighting game depicted with stick men. You play by controlling small coloured stick men, who mimic real world physics and bodily movement. To win you need to use the physics-based movement to land punches, kicks and use weapons...

Street Fighter V (Series)

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 16/02/2016, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC and PS4

Street Fighter V (Street Fighter 5) is a competitive fighting game. First introduced in 1987, this classic game from Japan has inspired a whole genre. You choose a champion fighter from around the world, each with unique abilities, then fight one-on-one...

Super Animal Royale

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 26/08/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Super Animal Royale is a 64-player online battle where murderous animals fight to be the last one standing. You explore and track down other animal players, using the environment and line-of-sight to your advantage. It's unusual both for its simple...

1 Board Game Alternative to Brawl Stars

This is our hand-picked alternative to Brawl Stars. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

15 Video Games Like Brawl Stars Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Brawl Stars. This includes games from the Fighting and Action genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

10 Easier Video Games than Brawl Stars

If you like the sound of Brawl Stars but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

Brawl Stars is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Brawl Stars in the following lists:

Play With People On Different Systems

Most online games only work if the person you are wanting to play against has the same system that you have, console, PC or smartphone. There are, however, a growing library of games that offer what is often called cross-play. This lets you play with people on different systems.

These games are a good way to extend the list of friends and family that you can play with. It also makes it less critical which system you have in your home, even if your friends have a different one.
 

Matinee Fisticuffs and Shootouts

Sometimes you just want to play the hero. These games are violent and include shooting but, as with B-movies and 1980s TV series, it’s as much about the quips, characters and fantasy settings as it is about killing. The drama may be peppered with cinematic gunfire but, like those TV series, the real draw is spending time with the heroes every week.
 

Outwit The Crowd In Online Battles

Battle Royale games are played online against 100's of other players. They blend different genres of games: survival, exploration, adventure, shooting and scavenging while introducing the last-man-standing gameplay.

They are usually played in an arena where players start with basic equipment and aim to kill all the other players. The arena area shrinks as play proceeds to bring the game to a crescendo.

"The name for the genre is taken from the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, itself based on the novel of the same name, which presents a similar theme of a last-man-standing competition in a shrinking play zone." - Wikipedia
 

Exuberant Games For Pre-16 Year-Olds

There's a gap when children are starting to outgrow PEGI 12 rated games but aren't necessarily ready for PEGI 16 rated shooting and fighting experiences. The games in this list offer some options that are genuinely exuberant and exhilarating but with lower levels of violence.

It's important to say that parents should take a close look at the rating information for these games and make their own judgement on appropriateness for their child.

These are intended as good first steps into older rating games, when you think your child is ready. We go through some really good examples of these exciting, fast-action game for a range of ages. They are mostly all PEGI 12 or under, apart from games like Halo or Jedi Fallen Order, which we have included as this is a lower ESRB TEEN rating in the US.
 

Build Personal Resilience

Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves "bouncing back" from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.

Games, by design, present players with adversity and much of the joy of gaming comes from taking on and overcoming unnecessary obstacles. Whether you’re saving the universe from an alien invasion or tending crops in your animal community, playing games mimics the process of resilience.

This list of games that can help foster various forms of psychological resilience is compiled with the expert help of Take This. They aim to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry. They encourage a game community that welcomes and supports people experiencing mental health challenges, and that recognizes the humanity and mental health of game creators.

The Portal series tell a narrative that you are going to fail. You’re told to give up, but if you ignore this barrage of discouragement you can use it as a way to strengthen your resolve and complete the puzzles even if you have failed twenty times in the process. The Stanley Parable is all about trying again. You can try and re-try your decision making, reaching a variety of different endings.

Dark Souls is a hallmark for a punishing challenge that require resilience. You journey through elaborate lands to adventure, explore, and take heed lest they encounter a battle with a boss or enemy. Celeste is the story of Madeline and the enemies she overcomes while climbing Celeste Mountain. The game specifically calls out that Madeline has anxiety, and the challenges she faces in the environment reflect her own internal struggles and triumphs. Cuphead challenges players to battle relentless bosses in combat-heavy play. Cartoonish and playful, it balances challenging players to grow in skill and offers plenty of entertaining environments and aesthetics to keep you playing.

In Kingdom Hearts you meet many characters that need help - and many boss battles feel almost insurmountable. With help from friends like Donald and Goofy, the player character Sora overcomes the darkness to save his friends and bring hope back to the world. Death Squared is a co-op puzzle game where one player’s mistake makes everyone else lose. You learn cooperative resilience in trying again admits humorous judgments from the unseen “hosts” of the game.

In Animal Crossing you get help from the animal neighbours. You learn to lean on this social and environmental resilience to persevere at building social connections with computer villagers and friends online. Stardew Valley’s farming is about growing and maintaining a homestead. Interweaving the busy work are relationships with the other villagers, many of whom are social models for resilience in their storylines.
 

Reimagined Retro Classics

Growing up playing video games creates a strong sentimental connection to the sounds, sights and feeling those experiences gave you. Returning to these games in adulthood is a un diversion, but often the experience doesn't live up to the memory.

The games in this list have been recreated (sometimes officially and sometimes unofficially) by developers who love and respect the original while also wanting to update it for modern technology and players.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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