If you have played PUBG for mobile, you would have also love Kines Out. It is a Battle Royal style game that is set in Tokyo and allows you to compete online against other players for survival.
The game starts with 100 players at any point in time, and only 1 of them can survive and get out. You can team up with other players, explore islands, snow-capped mountains, train tunnels, other unique locations and more.
Players are pitted against each other in a 6400m x 6400m area. You can search the buildings for weapons and other items, fight other players and of course come out alive to claim victory.
Players can choose from the vast collection of weapons, medical supplies and vehicles to roam around the city. You can go alone or team up with others to take the dinner home.
Knives Out is available for smartphones running on Android as well as iOS. It is also available for Windows PC. However, if your PC doesn’t meet the requirement to run Knives Out, you probably looking for a workaround.
One way to play any Android game on PC is to use the Android emulators. These software allow you to install and run all kinds of mobile applications on your PC. Android emulator also come in handy if you don’t have a PC but Mac or Linux computer, the platforms still not supported by Knives Out developers.
In this article, we take a look at the best emulators to run Knives Out on PC, Mac and Linux powered machines.
Best Android emulators to run Knives Out on PC
- Price – Free
The latest version of the popular Android emulator is BlueStacks 4, and it now comes with a completely new user interface, better resource management and improved performance.
BlueStacks allows you to play Knives Out on PC as well as Mac. It is a multi-platform software but unfortunately not available for Linux users. Although, you can run BlueStacks using Virtual Box in Linux.
There are two ways to install any apps on BlueStacks. You can use the built-in Google Play Store app and download any game from the app store. Or you can download an apk for the app or game and move it to BlueStacks screen to install the app.
BlueStacks brings distraction free mobile gaming to your PC with lower memory and CPU usage along with improved gaming performance with moderate impact on your system performance.
For better gaming control, BlueStacks supports both Keypad and mouse combo as well as external Gamepad out of the box. You can tweak the controls based on your preference.
If you want to play multiple games at a time or login to multiple instances of the same game using multiple accounts, the Multi-Instance feature allows you to achieve just that.
Just be aware of the sponsored ads which can be annoying at times. Other than that, BlueStacks is an excellent Android emulator that you should give a try.
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- Price – Free
Nox Player supports all the mobile battle royal games. It allows you to play games like Knives out on PC using keyboard and mouse combo or a Gamepad.
Nox Player is a free android emulator and one of the best as well. Unlike BlueStacks, Nox Player doesn’t show you any sponsored ads offering much cleaner user experience.
After downloading the emulator, you can tweak the settings as per your preference. In the Advanced Settings, you can customize performance settings, startup settings, Graphics rendering mode from OpenGL and DirectX and Frame setting with up to 60 FPS on offer.
You can further tweak the setting of the game you want to play. Depending on your PCs configuration, you can tweak Music, Graphics, Mic and character and object sensitivity options.
To install Knives Out, you can use the Google Play Store or simply download the APK and drag-and-drop it to the emulator screen.
Nox Player is based on Android 4.4.2 and 5.1.1 version and is compatible with AMD and Intel chips. The performance is highly dependent on your PCs hardware configuration. And for a battle royale game, do read the minimum configuration on the official website.
Apart from using keyboard and gamepad for game control, Nox Player also comes with Multi-instance feature which as we already discussed with other emulators enables you to run multiple instances of the same game with different accounts or multiple games simultaneously.
- Price – Free
Memu Play is one of those Android emulators that has been developed keeping Android gamers in mind. It comes with all the essential features required to give you an upper hand in competitive mobile RPG games.
Memu Play makes use of your PCs hardware resource to make the gaming experience better. To install Knives Out, you can use the built-in Google Play Store app in the emulator or download the apk from a third-party site and proceed with the installation.
Memu Play is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which supports all the Android games and apps in the Play Store as of now. Select the Direct X+ graphics mode in the emulator to get the highest possible performance from Knives Out.
Just like BlueStacks, Memu Play also comes with Multiple Instances mode that allows you to play multiple games on the same account or even single game with multiple accounts.
It also comes with support for keyboard and mouse operated controls and even gamepad controls if you prefer Joysticks. The new key mapping panel allows using of powerful Macro function.
Memu Play is a simple, stable and fast emulator. You can use it to run Android games, mobile apps and even for testing purposes.
- Price – Free
LD Player is the newest kid in the block. This emulator is being promoted as the perfect Android emulator to play mobile games on PC.
The features list on LD Player is not as big as other popular emulator mentioned earlier, but it gets the job done.
LD player comes with Google Play Store installed, but also comes with LD Store. So, you can install games from any of the two apps stores in the emulator. If not, you can install the games using apk files in case the app is not available in the Play Store.
LD Player is based on Android OS and supports 60 FPS gameplay in max 4K resolution. Other features in LD Player includes the ability to lock mouse within the LD Player window to avoid accidental mouse clicks, a video recorder that allows you to record the gameplay and share it on social media and multi-lingual support for non-English speaking users.
You can play multiple games using multiple accounts simultaneously but depends on how capable your PC hardware is to handle multiple instances of gaming.
LD Player is a new emulator, but the developers are consistently pushing new updates to add new features as well as fixing minor bugs and glitches during gameplay.
- Price – Free
AMIDuOS recently announced that the emulator is available for free to download for all the users. Using AMIDuOS emulator, you can install Android on your Windows 10 and earlier version of Windows machines.
It is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box. AMIDuOS can run nearly all the applications that are compatible with the said version of Android OS. It also comes with a built-in Google Play Store app making it easier to download and install apps from the app store.
On the performance front, AMIDuOS offers a decent gaming experience. It supports OpenGL drivers, and all the gaming apps run in the native x86 mode to offers peak level performance.
If you want to run AMIDuOS on a touch-enabled Windows device, the emulator supports features like multitouch and gesture control. In the Desktop Mode, it offers full hardware keyboard support.
Unlike Nox Player and BlueStacks, AMIDuOS is not explicitly focused on Mobile gamers. However, it can still run most of the games without any issues while also offering fully featured Android experience on your PC.
Battle Royal games are the new trend and can be addictive. Games like Fortnite and Knives Out have made battle royal games much more popular by bringing it to the mobile platform.
Knives Out developers also offer Rules of Survival, another battle royal game but with distinct features.
While Android emulators allow you to play mobiles games on PC, it is important to understand that massive online battle royal games are large in size and have a significant impact on your system performance. The performance of these Android emulators are entirely dependent on your PCs configuration.
The top 3 emulators in the list are primarily focused on the mobile gaming experience and offer adequate features to back up the claims. LD Player, on the other hand, is new. While it works, it still in the early stages and requires some polishing.
So, what’s your pick among these top five android emulators? Do let us know in the comments below.
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