Free Reign Entertainment must be really feeling the pinch right now, knowing that their survival game Last Man Standing has exited from Early Access and launched right up against Bluehole’s Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Both games are Battle Royle-inspired games that pit multiple players against each other in survival island settings, but Last Man Standing hasn’t quite managed to get off to the same level of critical fanfare that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved.
The major difference between both games is that Last Man Standing offers players up to $10,000 each month in online competitive tournament matches.
The top 10 players each month are rewarded, and it’s a way to incentivize more people to hop into the game.
As for the game itself, Last Man Standing sees up to 100 players in a single instance, all vying to survive in an open-world sandbox. The last man standing is the winner of the round. There are 30 different weapons to choose from and scavenge, as well as over a dozen different weapon attachments.
In order to help players customize their look and feel, there are over 329 different customization options for characters, ranging from skins to emotes to clothing items.
Despite seeming like yet another survival game, the reviews outline it as a “reskinned version of The WarZ”.
Last Man Standing has mixed reviews due to the past history of the developers.
“another copy and paste from the guys at warz, infestation, war inc, romeros aftermath, and whatever other reskinned games they have released ;^) “
Others pointed out that the game works fine but it just lacks the features from other titles like H1Z1 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Dat Boi explained…
“It’s the cheap-man’s H1Z1…with more bugs and less features.
“Try this game, if you like it then go and buy Player Unknown’s Battleground or H1Z1
“Overall it’s an average arena survival game. It really adds nothing new to the genre, just a cheap alternative to more established titles”
There are a number of other complaints about a lack of players being in the game and the lobbies being empty, but others claim that the lobbies are fine.
Ultimately, Last Man Standing is free-to-play, so if you want to check it out on the Steam store you can.