Due to the success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the Battle Royale genre has completely taken over gaming, as pretty much every new release will either have the mode included at launch or will add the mode at a later date.
While you can make the argument that far too many developers are trying to make a huge splash by adding the mode to their game, there are a few games that would actually benefit from jumping into the battle royale genre. In fact, some of the following games could help reinvent the genre, which is something that it desperately needs.
While most games that feature the Battle Royale genre only have one or two playable maps, a game like Mass Effect: Andromeda could take players to each of its planets. Sure, the game itself was a buggy mess upon launch, and while a patch solved some of its issues, the fact is that it still isn't perfect.
But if the game's developers could solve some of those issues, then adding a Battle Royale mode to Andromeda as free downloadable content might be a way to please the series' fan base, especially if all of the game's planets are available to do battle on.
While an argument can be made that Far Cry 5's story was somewhat disappointing, you cannot say the same thing for its gameplay, which, much like all of the prior games in the series, was fantastic. One thing that most Battle Royale games are missing is smooth, A+ mechanics, which is why a game like Apex Legends is so satisfying.
Would a Far Cry 5 battle royale mode be as big as Apex Legends is? It's difficult to say, but if it were added as a free-to-play mode, it'd certainly give Apex a run for its money.
When it comes to gameplay, each game in the latest Tomb Raider trilogy is fantastic. On top of that, the Shadow of the Tomb Raider setting is perfect for a Battle Royale mode. It's a game that is heavy on crafting and discovery, which are both big parts of the genre.
Also, a lot like most of the games on this list, players should be able to do battle at several different locations, all while taking advantage of the many ways you can take people down in the Tomb Raider series.
Most console Battle Royale games have one thing in common: they're all some variation of a shooter. If a game like Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which prided itself on being a painfully realistic version of Bohemia, where even people who knew their way around a sword and shield could be taken down in a single blow.
Of course, the map of this game would have to be smaller than the usual Battle Royale arena, as you'd presumably be traveling around on foot. But dropping 100 or so players wielding some type of weapon from the era would be fantastic.
Upon announcement, Metal Gear Survive was met with a pretty cold reception, to say the least. Upon release, the game didn't receive much praise, as it was a lesser version of the series' previous release. However, there's no denying it's the perfect game for a Battle Royale mode.
Of course, this would probably be met with an even more harsh reception if Konami announced that they were adding the mode to the game, but those who would actually give it a chance would probably find it quite enjoyable, as the gameplay is just as flawless as it was in The Phantom Pain.
As anyone who plays developer Naughty Dog's games knows, multiplayer is never the primary focus of PlayStation's top studio. But, with that said, the multiplayer in both The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End were fantastic, which makes it pretty easy to believe that Naughty Dog could provide a fresh, fun, and exciting variation of the industry's most popular genre.
This probably won't happen, as Naughty Dog's primary focus is on developing a compelling single player experience in their games, but if this were added to A Thief's End, then it could help the studio further the gap between them and all of the other developers in the industry.
A game like Middle Earth: Shadow of War might not be at the forefront of the "games that need a Battle Royale mode" conversation, but if you put all of the game's skills, swords, and runes on one big map for players to pick up throughout the battle, then this could be one of the most fun variations of the mode.
You could even have Caragors, Drakes, and Ologs be available to be ridden as a way to get around the map quicker. Also, the combat style in Shadow of War's single-player campaign was fast-paced, and brutal (in the best possible way), so it'd be key for the developer to retain that if they added a Battle Royale mode.
There's an elimination mode in the current version of For Honor, where two teams of four go head to head on one of the game's many maps, with skill upgrades scattered throughout the battlefield. All the game would have to do is scale that up, and make it a free for all.
To be clear, the map for a Battle Royale mode in For Honor shouldn't be that big, as there are no mounts in the game to help you get around quicker. Sure, the player base for the game has dwindled since it was released, but adding a mode like this could breathe life into a game that has a ton of potential.
The Saints Row franchise has fallen off quite a bit throughout the years, as they went from a lite version of the popular Grand Theft Auto franchise to an over the top fantasy shooter, which the fans of the series haven't responded to well. But, one way to get people back into the franchise would be to add a Battle Royale mode, as the game, in any of its many variations, is pretty well suited for it.
Would it be able to top any of the already available or upcoming Battle Royale games? Probably not. But it'd definitely be a great way to freshen up the Saints Row franchise.
With the recent announcement of Borderlands 3, which is something that fans of the series have been waiting years for, Gearbox could, and arguably should, add a free Battle Royale extension to the already released Borderlands: The Handsome Collection in order to get people back into all things Borderlands.
As a quick side note, they could add this mode to the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, which was also announced recently by Gearbox. Also, much like some of the other games on this list, the developer could really take advantage of the series' vast world by having a ton of different settings for players to drop into.