Simplicity dominates in this realm, and game controls follow suit. To the left of your screen, you'll notice there is a virtual cross pad to move your character. On your right, there's a button to handle: shooting, ducking and jumps. Whenever you cross paths with another car, box, weapon or door you interact with it via a pop-up screen. In your upper left corner a display map marks destination points and allows you to zoom in for details on your surroundings.
Much like any other 'Battle Royale' title, Knives Out is heavily influenced by Players Unknown Battlegrounds, and its plot develops along the same narrative arch. Opponents free fall onto a desert island. Upon landing, you're on the run; grabbing as much ammo as you can, on the prowl to survive. Meanwhile keep on the lookout for the force field, if it hits you—you're dead. Thankfully, you'll have a few vehicles on hand to make a quick escape.
Unlike other similar titles on Android; in Knives Out, there are a variety of game modes. Play in 'Battle Royale' mode and you'll be facing off in a free-for-all or in team vs team combat. Nonetheless, regardless of which you choose, you're facing off against 100 different players. And everyone has the same single thought in mind: survival.
Knives Out is an excellent online shooter. Its well-crafted premise offers a fun gaming experience. An entertaining and agile title with matches lasting little over 15-20 minutes (regardless of skill level). This time its outstanding graphics are a far cry from the PC and console games of yesteryear.
Android 4.2 or higher required.