10 games like Fortnite you and your friends should play today

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While Epic Games' battle royale remains a singular experience, there are some games like Fortnite out there that you should try. What you'll find below are some of the best battle royale games and best co-op games that you can play with family. What we're looking at primarily here is games that are approachable, versatile, and will bring you and your buddies together into cooperative, competitive action! So whether you're sick of dropping on the same island, missed out on your favorite skin, or are just looking for something new to play, you should check out these awesome games like Fortnite. 

Apex Legends

The title screen for Apex Legends, one of the best battle royale games

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Price: Free
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

This new addition comes from Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind Titanfall 2 – one of the best FPS games ever. But don’t expect to be piloting giant mechs or doing any wall-running in Apex Legends, as you play as one of ten Legends, each with their own special ability. Think Overwatch 2 meets battle royale: these characters are as distinct as they get, with one that can call in an artillery strike and another that can send out a drone to heal allies. You play in groups of three, so there’s always someone to watch your back - but you don’t have to stick together if you don’t want to. The good news is if it’s just you and the people from your team left standing, you all win – no grizzly betrayal/fight to the death necessary.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone

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Price: Free
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Even if you don't own Call of Duty Modern Warfare, you can jump into Warzone; this 150-player battle royale is based on Modern Warfare's multiplayer but with some added quirks. Killstreaks can be bought, you can 1v1 players in a small cage match to respawn, and you can even get your multiplayer loadout via an airdrop. What's even better is that Warzone has full crossplay, so you can play with your pals no matter what platform they're on. And with Warzone 2 set to launch in 2022, we're expected the action to move over to Al Mazrah soon enough. 

PUBG: Battlegrounds

An image of a selection of playable characters from PUBG Battlegrounds, one of the best battle royale games

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Price: Free
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Before Fortnite came along, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG, was the king of the Battle Royale genre. It has the same 99 v 1 gameplay, but it’s much more serious, realistic, and intense than Fortnite. PUBG is now free-to-play too, allowing players from all-platforms to come together and fight it out for survival across five maps. PUBG is for the crowd who like a touch of realism in their battle royale games, and don't want enemies to build a fort whenever they're shot at.

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite multiplayer

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Price: Free
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

The long wait was largely worth it – despite some understandable quibbles about the progression system that are already being rectified, Halo Infinite has proven itself a solid spiritual successor to classics like Halo 3 and Reach. Though so far the Battle Royale mode hasn't materialised, the multiplayer itself includes huge arenas for dozens of players, colourful weapons, and a robust multiplayer experience that's easy to pick up after just a couple of matches. Oh and better yet, Halo Infinite's multiplayer is free-to-play and supports cross-play.

Ring of Elysium

Price: Free
Platform(s): PC

What's great about Ring of Elysium is that it has the seriousness and FPS quality that you're going to find in PUBG, but with a touch of the silliness of Fortnite. Real cat in a bubble-windowed carry backpack anyone? Yes, all of us. Not only does it have a seriously amazing character creation engine (seriously, I could tweak those dials all day), but it's also an incredibly solid battle royale game, that'll have you running from the ash storm on your BMX across Europa or aboard a skimobile on Dione. We're obsessed, and so should you be. 


Price: $19.99
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch

Minecraft has been doing Hunger Games/Battle Royale/Last Man Standing deathmatches for years, and there are still dozens of servers dedicated to such a mode on PC. Communities like Mineplex are the best for offering balanced and competitive rounds set in the wonderfully blocky Minecraft world. Seeing as destructibility and building are key selling points of Minecraft in general, it was only a matter of time until Battle Royale snuck in. Of course, the combat is never going to compare to the fluidity of Fortnite, but when it’s as adorable as Minecraft it’s always going to be great fun. And, it’s kid-friendly!

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys

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Price: $19.99
Platform(s) PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Wobble all you like, just don't fall down! Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a Total Wipeout/Takeshi's Castle-inspired Battle Royale platformer in which dozens of players precariously totter their way to victory. A brightly-coloured obstacle course means that while you don't always directly fight, you are in competition, either racing to the finish, trying to outlast other players, or playing sporty minigames against each other.

Worms Rumble

Worms Rumble

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Price: $10.99
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch

Worms isn't turn-based anymore, it's a full-on third person multiplayer shooter. Thirty-two players, a big arena, and all the classic artillery and weapons from the original Worms games, now with the fuses burning away in real time in Worms Rumble. For those who found themselves enjoying the cartoony art style and chaotic combat of Fortnite, this feels like a natural relation. Just don't pet the sheep!

Fortnite: Save the World

Fortnite Save the World

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Price: $39.99
: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch

Instead of getting a game like Fortnite, why not just get more Fortnite? Save the World is premium release that predates the battle royale side to the game. It's a co-op tower defense, letting you and your buddies build up fortifications before flooding the zone with enemies to take down together. It's a lot of fun, and is deserving of your time if you want to take on different adventures with Fortnite's core art style and its shooting/building mechanics. 

Among Us

Among Us

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Price: Varies by Platform
Platform(s): PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, IOS, Android

Among Us isn't a Battle Royale shooter – there's definitely no guns beyond the occasional little animations that appear when you trigger kills, and crafting doesn't come up either. Still, it's a perfect substitute for the social element of Fortnite, a form of online coffee shop or soccer field to meet with friends and just have fun. Among Us is famously a game about sneaking, suspect gameplay, where a team of little astronauts are all running around to get their shuttle shipshape... but at least one of you is a secret killer, trying to murder the rest and avoid accusation by pinning the blame on others. It's great fun, and while the price varies from console to console, it's always pretty cheap and is even free on certain platforms.

Josh West
UK Managing Editor, GamesRadar+

Josh West is the UK Managing Editor of GamesRadar+. He has over 10 years experience in online and print journalism, and holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Feature Writing. Prior to starting his current position, Josh has served as GR+'s Features Editor and Deputy Editor of games™ magazine, and has freelanced for numerous publications including 3D Artist, Edge magazine, iCreate, Metal Hammer, Play, Retro Gamer, and SFX. Additionally, he has appeared on the BBC and ITV to provide expert comment, written for Scholastic books, edited a book for Hachette, and worked as the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. In his spare time, Josh likes to play bass guitar and video games. Years ago, he was in a few movies and TV shows that you've definitely seen but will never be able to spot him in.

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