Pubg mobile review
It’s been a minute since PUBG officially introduced millions of players to the sweet mercurial world of battle royale, and since then the game set off a totally different billion-dollar franchise craze in Fortnite and has been ported to mobile. PUBG Mobile is still the hardcore, no-frills battle royale experience that players have come to love and respect.
PUBG on mobile is entirely unlike what you would expect from a combat-heavy port. The game is mostly effortless on regular mobile devices, and it is quite stunning given how little processing power these devices pack. The premise is still the same, with 100 players parachuting onto an island to battle it out with each other, with the last man standing taking it all. As the game progresses, an electrical storm around the island shrinks the playable area, making the possibility of confrontation all the more probable. PUBG mobile initially offered the Erangel map only, but Miramar, Sanhok, and Vikendi have been added to the fray. You can play in squad, duo or solo modes on all these maps.
Adapting the game’s controls to touch devices was always going to prove difficult, especially for an action-packed game like PUBG, but Mobile plays relatively well. Whenever you hover over a gun or some other item, you receive automatic on-screen highlights, and you can easily pick up weapons, crouch, jump, etc. The biggest problem with on-screen controls is the shoot button, which is tightly packed with the others. You might end up firing inadvertently and alerting other players to your location or wasting precious ammo.
While no one can deny the fact that PUBG Mobile looks good, it might not ever be as good as its PC and console counterparts. The textures have much lower resolution, although the frame rate doesn’t dip too much except in certain instances. The audio and sound in this PUBG version are awful, and you can never tell when someone is nearby, or even distinguish between the various sounds.
If you’re wondering how PUBG Mobile stacks up against the PC and console versions, there’s no debate about which one is better. Still, Mobile is a pretty great game and offers a lot of the content that is found on other platforms. The first few matches seem to be filled with bots instead of real people, but this is great if you want to get used to the controls.
- Gameplay mechanics have largely remained the same;
- Frame rate is generally stable;
- Smooth learning curve;
- Action is thrilling.
- Graphics lack in texture and color;
- Controls are a little clunky.