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15 Games Like Fortnite That You Should Try

Looking to play a game like Fortnite that isn't Fortnite? We've got some suggestions that might add some more variety to your library of chicken dinner games.

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Whenever battle royale games are mentioned, it's hard to not think about Fortnite. Just months after Fortnite released as a (paid) tower defense survival game, Epic took a gamble by making a free-to-play battle royale mode that used the same overarching mechanics. It was an instant success that combined Fortnite's building mechanics with the last-player-standing concept of battle royale. That said, Fortnite's been around for more than four years now, and maybe you want to check something out that's similar in some ways. We've rounded up the 15 best games like Fortnite.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone

It was only a matter of time before Activision noticed how big the battle royale market had become. The studio first introduced battle boyale in Black Ops 4's Blackout mode, but last year Activision built on that foundation to deliver a standalone, free-to-play experience. The end result was Warzone, Call of Duty's superb multiplayer in an easy to digest last person standing format. Just like Fortnite, Warzone is all about outlasting the competition, all while dealing with the pressure of a map that is slowly shrinking.

Another area where Warzone has drawn inspiration from Fortnite is through that game's focus on growing its metaverse of content. Warzone has become in recent months a haven for cheesy action and cinematic showdowns, as silver screen icons such as Die Hard's John McClane, John Rambo, and even Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Warzone is pure Call of Duty action with no price tag attached to it.

Read our Call of Duty: Warzone review.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Three's Company isn't just the name of a beloved sitcom, but also a perfect title for how Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends operates in its default form. Three specialists team up, hit the ground running, and then work together to see which team can emerge victorious before the map grows too small. A number of factors have made Apex Legends the preferred battle royale for many fans of the genre, from its superb ping system for communicating to its lush visuals, finely-crafted gunplay, and a wealth of modes to participate in.

With a focus on quality over quantity when it comes to content drops, Apex Legends has emerged to become one of the most successful battle royale games on the market since it launched a few short years ago. No small feat, considering just how much competition it had to deal with to rise to the top. Apex Legends is free-to-play and available on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

Read our Apex Legends review.

PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

It might not have been the first game to experiment with the battle royale genre, but PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds helped popularize the elements of that mode and set in a motion a new arms race within the industry to grab that glorious winner winner chicken dinner title. Still going strong today, PUBG earned a devoted following for its realistic graphics, addictive grind, and highly entertaining esports matches. Superb on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or mobile devices, PUBG is still capable of creating memorable moments so many years after it originally launched and took the world by storm.

Read our PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds review.

Warframe

Warframe
Warframe

One big draw for Fortnite is that it has a range of cosmetic options available to help you stand out from the pack, skins that can transform your avatar into a dapper secret agent banana, a PlayStation icon, or even a dark reflection of Batman from a twisted reality. Warframe hits that same high of seeing your character decked out in all manner of weird and wonderful bioorganic armor, plus it has the added bonus of being a thriller of a third-person action game that allows you to slice and dice your way through enemies without having to spend a dime in the process. Waframe is free-to-play on PS4, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

Read our Warframe review.

GTA Online

GTA Online
GTA Online

Long before people were duking it out for chicken dinners, Grand Theft Auto V was rewriting the rulebook on what a massively multiplayer game could be in the 2010s. Laying the blueprint for games as social spaces in that decade, GTA Online is still a hive of activity on any given day and every week adds something new to its sandbox. If you're a fan of Fortnite's social spaces, establishing an online identity, and always finding something new to do when you log in, GTA Online is the place to be. GTA Online is included with Grand Theft Auto V but is also available to purchase separately on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Read our GTA Online review.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys
Fall Guys

Fall Guys puts you in control of an organism that's an abomination of science, according to its official lore, and then unleashs dozens of those human beans into whimsical arenas where there can only be one winner and many many losers. While that sounds more like Squid Game than anything else, the Fortnite influences have resulted in a charming battle royale that regularly expands on its own metaverse of content, giving you the chance to dress your avatar up in threads related to Tron, Godzilla, and so much more.

Since it launched last year, Fall Guys has done an amazing job in blazing its own path forward, and with dozens of games that you can take part in during any run, it's a wonderful fracas of madcap action and activities. Fall Guys is available on consoles, PC, and iOS.

Read our Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review.

Naraka: Bladepoint

Naraka: Bladepoint
Naraka: Bladepoint

It may not feature a hundred people duking it out to see who's the best warrior in the land, but with a more manageable 60 contestants at any given time, Naraka Bladepoint hits a sweet competitive spot of fun that doesn't overstay its welcome. A third-person action game where every player has mastered the way of the blade, Naraka: Bladepoint gives players the choice of seven different warriors and leaves them to their own devices on an isle that's only big enough for one mighty brawler.

A new spin on the battle royale genre, Naraka: Bladepoint's intricate combat and layered movement systems help it stand apart from its peers, and while it's still relatively young in the grand video game scheme of things, its future currently looks bright. Naraka is available on PC and is coming to consoles soon, starting with PS5.

Read our Naraka: Bladepoint review.

Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown

Unlike other games on this list, Hunt: Showdown is a proper anxiety attack in digital form. More nerve-wracking than hearing footsteps in PUBG, Hunt: Showdown's mad rush to eliminate a nasty beast lurking in the depths of its map puts you at odds against other hunters looking to do the same, and with so many itchy fingers, it's not long before the competition starts thinning itself out. That spooky backstabbing atmosphere makes for a heart-pounding experience, and if you survive long enough to emerge as the apex predator in that game, an immensely satisfying one as well. Hunt: Showdown is available on PS4, Xbox, PC.

CRSED: F.O.A.D.

CRSED: F.O.A.D.
CRSED: F.O.A.D.

Despite it having a title that makes it sound like a Superman villain, CRSED: F.O.A.D. is still a brilliant little multiplayer shooter with battle royale elements. What sets this one apart from the other Fortnites of the world is that it started out as a glorious April Fools joke, and then eventually took on a life of it as own. Fans fell in love with the game's kitchenware armor, horribly noisy vehicles, and devil-may-care attitude, and by 2020, CRSED: F.O.A.D. had evolved into a cheeky dig at the entire battle royale genre. It's available on consoles and PC.

Darwin Project

Darwin Project
Darwin Project

Despite having a few surface similarities to Fortnite, Darwin Project feels like the complete inverse of that game. Every map is capped to ten players, duels have a more electric nature to them, and the lack of guns adds a tactical bend to the game where you'll need to rely on more than just your reflexes. Post-launch, things haven't been too rosy for Darwin Project as a dwindling playerbase saw the game eventually die off and support from the studio fade away. Still, if you can find someone to play a few rounds with you, it's worth penciling in a few dates in your journal for this game that deserved better.

Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield
Pokemon Sword and Shield

Trust me, my head has been relatively free from concrete collisions, and I can prove that Pokemon is a perfect game for someone looking to try something similar to Fortnite. After all, both franchises have vibrant visuals, big sandboxes to explore, and a whole range of characters to collect and battle. The similarities don't end there, because the more you explore a Pokemon region the smaller it eventually becomes. It's just you, battling your way through challengers and gym leaders, eventually reaching the summit of the land and taking on the Elite Four, until at very last, you stand all alone at the peak of the Pokemon world. Elements which should resonate well enough with any fan of Fortnite's scramble to the sole survivor. Pokemon Sword and Shield are available on Nintendo Switch, and the Diamond and Pearl remakes are around the corner.

Read our Pokemon Sword and Shield review.

Roblox

Roblox
Roblox

If you can think it, you can build it in Roblox. And blow it up that is, alongside a new gang of friends that you'll make in this massively social sandbox of creativity. Find the right group, and Roblox becomes an invaluable first step into the world of game development for the younger members of your family. Roblox is available on PC and mobile devices.

Minecraft

Minecraft
Minecraft

While Minecraft might be a game where punching trees for lumber can eventually lead to the creation of palatial estates and machines that boggle the mind, that doesn't mean that Mojang's mega-popular sandbox doesn't have a more vicious side to it. Thanks to the power of its creation tools, Minecraft's Hunger Games servers set the stage for the battle royale genre as far back as 2012, paving the way for PUBG and Fortnite to reign supreme in that genre.

Those servers are still worth visiting today, and if you fancy a different type of PvP competition, try jumping into Minecraft's Hunger Games for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Minecraft is available on practically every modern platform you could think of.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves

A quirky art direction? Check. A massive map to explore? Check. Players who may or may not be out to get you? That's a double-check on the list that compares Sea of Thieves to Fortnite, as Rare's delightful nautical adventure may be light on combat but it certainly has a social aspect that'll appeal to fans of Epic's mega-popular game. Infinitely wetter and containing a much greater collection of sea shanties, Sea of Thieves continues to impress with its focus on giving you the ultimate seafaring experience with friends.

Read our Sea of Thieves review.

Trove

Trove
Trove

It may look like a Minecraft clone mixed with Fortnite, but Trove is so much more than that when you look past its voxel skin. Trove throws adventure, action, and social questing at a player, mixing in RPG elements such as epic loot, numerous enemies to whack about, and dungeons to explore for good measure. It also has a few neat twists on the MMORPG formula when you dig deep into it, making for an appealing diversion from the norm.

Read our Trove review.

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