PUBG Mobile Description
PUBG Mobile (Playerunknown's Battlegrounds) is a free-to-play Battle Royale game and built on the Unreal Engine 4.
PlayerUnknown is actually the online handle of Brendan Greene, the lead designer who created the original mod "DayZ: Battle Royale".
PUBG was first released on Dec. 12 2017, for Xbox One and is already one of the best selling titles of all times.
Let's dive into PUBG Mobile and see what makes it different from all the other Battle Royale games, is there even anything?
- Price: Free
- Category: Action
- Developer: Tencent Games
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User RatingsTotal Votes: 13Average: 3.9
How To Uninstall
- Tap Settings Menu
- Open The Application Manager
- Select The App
- Press "Uninstall"
- Tap & Hold App Icon
- Wait Until All App Icons Wiggle
- Release & Tap Small "X" Icon Above App
- Open The "Apps List"
- Select App To Remove
- Wait For Menu To Open
- Tap "Uninstall" In Newly Opened Menu
- Confirm "Yes" To Uninstall App
PUBG Mobile Review
The match starts with; I think you've already guessed it; a horde of death-hungry players being parachuted onto a small'ish island of about 5x5KM in size (8x8miles).
Before you jump you should check the map and determine what you think the best location to drop is going to be. While the outer areas of the island tend to be a bit safer, in the beginning at least, the more dangerous and crowded areas near the center mostly also offer the best gear to be found.
Once you've landed and hopefully geared up, the shindig begins. Everyone wants a piece of you, and not in a good way.
You now have to make your way into the Killzone, every couple of minutes the playable area will shrink and if you are one of the unlucky guys to be caught outside you will take incremental damage and eventually, be terminated if you couldn't make it into the "safe part of the Killzone" (see what I did there?) in time.
On top of the playable area shrinking, a player also has to deal with random bombings in areas that are highlighted in red on the map.
You'll receive a warning before this happens though, so you have enough time to get out of there!
Planes will fly over the map in random intervals, and drop packages that emit a visible red smoke for many hundreds meters so that it will draw the attention of other players (A great opportunity to snipe some dudes). These packages often contain items that aren't obtainable through normal in-game drops.
In PUBG the matchmaking for the three main modes solo/duo/squad are actually fairly quick. The other options you might know from the PC version are still missing, and creating private matches does not work either.
Having said that, the biggest problem in squad mode is not how long it takes to form a match, but that you seem to lose at least one player of your squad due to connection issues, on every single run.
That and the fact that many people use their phone speakers as mic, which leads to pretty annoying and weird ambient noises that sometimes make you want to throw your phone out the window. (Or stop using voice chat, as a less dramatic solution).
Now PUBG recreates the environment you know from PC pretty well, you can drive the same cars and use the same weapons and tools.
If you had played the PC version before, at this point you'll probably feel the controls are SH** and SU**, but don't fret it just takes a couple games to get used to it and after a while it will feel pretty good and you're able to fluidly hit every button and perform every action you anticipated.
To be clear, this means that the controls could have been a little better, but aren't as bad as some people say and actually feel quite good after a while.
The mobile version has much lower resolution textures than the PC version, this shouldn't come as a surprise though as mobile phones even today don't come close to the processing power of a desktop computer.
So the developers have to make some compromises in favor of performance and fluid gameplay.
In my personal opinion, it still looks really good on mobile and doesn't need to hide for it's graphics.
The game is very power hungry though, and you should play it on a high-end device, otherwise you will have to deal with a lot of crashes and other issues that can be a pain and take the fun out of PUBG.
You can use an emulator and play the mobile version of the game with desktop grade hardware, for this very reason even Tencent develops their own emulator for PC (no Mac right now), that you can download here and play PUBG. I'm a bit torn between this emulator that is only for PUBG, and other tools like Bluestacks which have the same performance and can be used to play all kinds of mobile games on PC (and this one for example also supports Mac).
Anyways, the option exists so we should mention it 😜
The game is a lot of fun, less than it's PC counterpart though but more than good enough to get your quick fix when you only have a mobile at hand.
For the other times, when you have a choice I would recommend playing the mobile version using an emulator.
That way you can enjoy the free version of PUBG, with a bigger screen and more than enough processing power for the game to work flawlessly.
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