Thursday, 22 November 2018 12:33

REVIEW: Russia Battlegrounds (Steam)

Written by Evallia
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Russia Battlegrounds is an obvious spoof of battle royale games that seem to be popular at the moment but set apart in it's own unique style. It uses some meme culture (such as gopniks in Adidas tracksuits) as well as easter eggs and jokes to convey an interesting environment. Players fight each other in a desolate Russian arena in a variety of terrains such a dense forests, barren tundra and steep mountain ranges, with the threat of gopnik NPCs.

It is a battle royale game, but doesn't feel like one. You will laugh when you see the satirical elements making fun of typical games in this genre. This game felt a little more of a survival with its low player base.

Being it is a retro 16 bit game, using Soviet Russian folk music adds to the gimmick of this game. Russia Battlegrounds has a few bugs that needs to be sorted out. Controls are a little clunky, mouse sensitivity issues and the translations are very bad, clearly no money was spent proof reading them. Lastly the AI designs is quite aggressively set up, pushing that back a bit would make for a better gaming experience. Another downside to this game is that there needs to be some dedicated servers by either official or user hosting as wait times for games can take up to 2 hours.

As it stands this game is only $0.99 AUD. This is not a great game, and there are numerous better ones out there, but it is a cheap laugh with friends if you can manage to get into a game.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 2.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, Steam
  • Developer: Agafonoff
  • Publisher: Agafonoff
  • Genre: Multiplayer, Indie