We all love running around and pretending to shoot people. I mean, let's be honest, you spent a decent chunk of your childhood doing just that. Which is why battle royale games are doing so well on mobile at the moment. It's like a glimpse into a rose-tinted past, mixed with a violent and potentially victorious glimpse into the future.
But since they're all the rage at the moment, we thought it'd be a good idea to break down which of the battle royale games on mobile are worthy of your attention. We came up with these 5. Agree, disagree, want to try and sell something dodgy and make people click on virus-filled links? Let us know in the comments.
Fortnite Battle Royale - download for iOS
You can often tell how well a game is doing by the notoriety that it gains, and right now Fortnite is the tabloid press' go-to boogie man game. But Fortnite is successful for a reason, and that reason is that it's very, very good. Sure it might have borrowed a lot of the formula from the next game on the list, but the added building elements, and the extra layers of polish, really make Fortnite stand out.
PUBG - download for iOS
The old war horse of the bunch. It wasn't the first to come out on mobile, but essentially PUBG invented the genre that's currently taking over the world. It's every bit as engaging and exciting on mobile as it is on other platforms, and while the controls are a little on the clunky side, there's still a lot to love here.
Axe.io - download for iOS
The next two games on the list are a little more mobile friendly. Axe.io takes ideas from its battle royale inspirations, but then mixes in some of that .io friendliness to keep things light. That's not to say that the violence on show here isn't every bit as tense as exciting as the bigger, louder games we've already mentioned though. And throwing axes in people's faces is always a lot of fun.
Battlelands Royale - download for iOS
This one's more like a pared back battle royale game than Axe.io, but for the most part it works pretty well. The controls are simplified, the battles are shorter, and you're probably never going to get the Daily Mail writing a puff piece about how Battlelands Royale made a kid go crazy, but if you're not up for putting in the sort of time that the big games ask, this is a decent, snappier alternative.
Rules of Survival - download for iOS
Before PUBG and Fortnite actually came to mobile, this was the leader of the pack. To all intents and purposes it's pretty indiscernible from PUBG, but there are a few key differences. For one thing, there's a map here that lets 300 players battle it out to the death. There's a decent player-base here too that makes Rules of Survival the sort of game you might consider if the others on this list don't do anything for you.