If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Club a penguin: Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator out of early access

Battle royale

Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator [Steam page], that game where you can stage a fight between five Spartan warriors and 10,000 chickens, has bashed its way out of early access.

UEBS is basically a sandbox for you to play out your fantasy battles: pick two ridiculous armies and let them whack each other until one of them is no more. You can tweak the stats of the combatants to make it a fair fight or, as Brendan did, create an immensely powerful penguin that can slay 1,000 Vikings.

Brendan thought that it was "hundreds of times more limited than a real strategy game", but as a tool to create insane brawls it just about hit the mark.

The launch update taking out of early access has added ragdoll physics, new maps, and new units including elf huntresses and German soldiers.

The full release has definitely arrived earlier than I expected — I thought more features would be added before it emerged from early access, and judging by the Steam reviews a lot of others did as well. It's crying out for mod support, which could massively broaden the scope. Modding and Steam Workshop support are planned for later.

Having said that, there's definitely fun to be had here (I wonder how many turtles it takes to kill one Roman soldier?), and it's already amassed a decent player base.  If you want to join them then it's £10.79/14,39€/$14.39 on Steam, and that includes a 10% discount that ends on Thursday.

Here's the release trailer, featuring lots of zombies in running shoes:

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Sign up today for access to more supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch