Of all the free games in this list, H1Z1: Battle Royale comes the closest to replicating the feel of PUBG. The popular shooter sub-genre may be dominated by Fortnite, but this grittier alternative ditches the building mechanics in favour of a more realistic battleground. The gameplay is as you'd expect: 100 players duke it out in an ever-shrinking arena, picking up better equipment and weapons along the way. If you want the battle royale experience but are put off by Fortnite's cartoony looks, this is well worth a try.
13. Brawlhalla (PS4)
In this free to play fighting game, you play as one of many legendary characters battling for their chance to enter Valhalla. It plays out similarly to a certain other popular 2D brawler — you defeat your opponents by knocking them out of the arena or off screen with a simple set of moves. There are lots of characters to choose from, each with their own movesets to master, and you can enjoy the game either locally or online. It even features a few alternate modes if you ever tire of the traditional method of beating each other up. Slickly presented, constantly updated, and lots of fun to play, Brawlhalla is PS4's best free fighter.
Hi-Rez Studios knows how to make a good rip-off, doesn’t it? Not content with aping the likes of Overwatch and League of Legends, it’s taken on Fortnite with the fantasy-inspired Realm Royale. Despite first appearances, this is a really slick game, with a great arsenal of weapons and a neat respawn twist which sees you temporarily turned into a chicken before you eat the dust. It gets very few points for originality, but this is still one of the better Battle Royales on the PS4.
11. Paladins (PS4)
The easiest way to describe Paladins is that it's essentially a free to play Overwatch. This first-person hero shooter bares a lot of similarities to Blizzard's ever-popular title, but it's fun enough in its own right. Matches place you and your teammates in objective based rounds, playing as one of several unique characters with their own abilities and strengths. It isn't going to replace your favourite shooter any time soon, but it's worth checking out if you're after a fun, team-based shooter with plenty of replayability.
10. Dauntless (PS4)
A kind of free to play version of Monster Hunter: World, Dauntless is a beast-slaying action RPG for those on a budget. Although the combat is simplified and visual design doesn't compare to Capcom's monster hit, this take on the genre is far more streamlined, with less complicated systems and more straightforward progression. Microtransactions are only really used for cosmetics, and they're kept cleanly out of the way. This is a well thought out alternative and well worth a stab.