Call of Duty: Black Ops II Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayerbattle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
Rust is a multiplayer-only survival video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios for Microsoft Windows and macOS. First released through Steam Early Access in 2013, the game saw a full release on February 8, 2018. During the course of its five year development, the game saw several major changes to the core game-play and other elements, notably being ported to the Unity 5 engine to improve the graphics. Rust was initially created as a clone of DayZ, a popular mod for ARMA 2, with crafting elements akin to those in Minecraft. The objective of Rust is to survive in the wilderness using gathered or stolen materials. Players must successfully manage their hunger, thirst, and health, or risk dying. Despite the looming threat of dangerous wildlife (initially zombies), the primary menace is other players due to the game being solely multiplayer. Combat is accomplished through firearms and primitive weapons, such as bows. In addition, vehicles controlled by non-player characters will occasionally roam, attacking heavily-armed players. These can be defeated with persistence. Rust features crafting, which was fundamentally modified throughout development, which is initially limited until the discovery of specific items in the game’s open world. To stay protected, players must build bases or join clans to improve their chance of survival. Raiding is a major aspect of Rust and is done more frequently by large clans. The game also includes predetermined, immutable character traits, including skin color and biological sex, which are permanently tied to players’ Steam account.Rust received mixed reviews from critics in both early access and on release. Praise was directed towards the core gameplay, concept, player vs player combat, and survival aspects, while criticism was directed towards its steep learning curve and harsh beginner experience. Following its departure from early access, Facepunch continued to iterate upon the game, adding new materials and gameplay elements. By 2017, the game had amassed over five million players.