50 Best Beat-em-up games

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The best 50 Beat-em-up games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 released the 27 March 2020 and ranked #7, Dusk Diver released the 19 November 2019 and ranked #10, River City Girls released the 5 September 2019 and ranked #6.

1# Way of the Passive Fist - 2018

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Way of the Passive Fist is a unique and colorful arcade brawler. Parry, Dodge and Dash to outwit and outlast your enemies on a desolate planet ruled by raiders, mutants and fanatical sun worshipers. It's a new kind of tactical fighting in the licensed arcade brawler for the 90s cartoon you wish existed.

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3# Die for Valhalla! - 2018

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In the land of Vikings a monstrous portal has opened. The Great Old One is plotting to take over the world. Chaos spreads far and wide... and the party's just getting started! Novice Valkyries along with their new mysterious friend set out to save the world. What could possibly go wrong?

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4# Mother Russia Bleeds - 2016

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An old-fashioned beat 'em up with big doses of adrenaline and trippiness, somewhere between the classic style of Streets of Rage and the ultra-violence of Hotline Miami. Set in a cold, ruthless Soviet Union, Mother Russia Bleeds aims to conjure up anxiety, unease, and drug-addled frenzy.

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5# 99Vidas - 2017

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"99Vidas" is a "beat 'em up" set in a contemporary world that pays tribute to both the new and the classic in gaming industry. Brought to you in all pixelated, 16 bit-esque glory, chockfull of references to not only gaming, but all 80's and 90's pop culture.

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6# River City Girls - 2019

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There's trouble once again in River City, and this time only the girls can save the day! Using a variety of attacks, weapons, and items, these hot-blooded heroines are ready to teach the city’s lowlifes a lesson - either solo or in 2-player co-op! It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation!

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7# ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 - 2020

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Based on the concept of 'fighting hordes of enemies while adventuring with trusted allies,' experience awesome ONE PIECE action lifted straight from the anime! Injecting fresh elements that couldn't be achieved in previous entries has now realized an even more thrilling brand of PIRATE WARRIORS action! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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8# Dungeon Punks - 2016

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Dungeon Punks is an old-school arcade beat-em-up, packed with new features like tag-team fighting gameplay and an RPG adventure! Nothing beats the thrill of freeze-blasting foes with a genie, as your dwarf tags in to incinerate them with bombs and napalm.

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9# Fatal Fight - 2016

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The legendary “two click” fighting technique returns! Get ready for even more explosive martial action with lavish, detailed graphics, stunning special effects, diverse enemies and environments.

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10# Dusk Diver - 2019

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When an unstable dimensional rift brings together Gods, Phantoms and Humans - headstrong highschool girl Yang Yumo must step up to protect the neighbourhood. Fight alongside your guardians as part of a dynamic action-oriented combat system and expand your abilities by immersing yourself in the bustling streets, stores, personalities and even cuisines of Taipei. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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11# Bloody Zombies - 2017

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Fight across the ruins of London using carefully refined Free-Form Combat, taking down a terrifying variety of mutated zombies with an expanding special move-set. Created for 1-4 players, for online and offline play, Bloody Zombies is also enhanced with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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12# Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans - 2017

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Whether in the Western Saloon, Miami Downtown, at the fairground etc... you'll get the full load of funny conversation, slaps and of course lots of mass brawls. Slaps And Beans is a co-operative or single player scrolling beatem up game with the addition of platform elements and mini-games in which you'll interpret the characters of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The key ingredients of Slaps and Beans are: - Retro pixel art graphics - Bud Spencer & Terence Hill style fighting system - Co-op multiplayer - Mini-games - A red Dune Buggy with a yellow tarp - A lot of slaps and a lot of beans (obviously)

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13# Hero Fighter X - 2015

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Hero Fighter provides 300+ stages in 7 game modes: - Story Mode: Play with different characters of your choice against enemies and fight to watch their stories unfold. - Mission Mode: Survive the relentless waves of attacks from the enemy / bosses. - Training Mode: Receive special cards and earn extra experience points.

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14# Code of Princess EX - 2018

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The story follows Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest. Together, they embark on an epic journey where they will confront the monster uprising and try to discover it's secret origins.

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15# Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge - 2018

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A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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16# One Finger Death Punch - 2015

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Experience cinematic kung-fu battles in the fastest, most intense brawler the indie world has ever seen! With the unique 1:1 response system of One Finger Death Punch, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.

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17# Viking Squad - 2016

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Grab your trusty sword, strap on a fearsome helmet, and plunge into the chaotic fray of Viking Squad! In this three player co-op brawler you must put a stop to the wildly mischievous Loki and reopen the gates to Valhalla. Find a friend for local co-op couch play or find a match online!

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18# Fist Puncher - 2013

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Return to the glory days of sidescrolling beat-em-ups, courtesy of developers Team2Bit and Adult Swim Games. The sinister Milkman holds the city of San Cruces in his nasty criminal grip, and it’s up to legendary black belt neurosurgeon Dr. Karate and the rest of the Fist Puncher team to deliver old-school justice to the lawless streets.

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21# Kung Fury: Street Rage - 2015

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Get blown into another dimension as you experience the gutbusting fun with the Kung Fury game. Beat the Nazis to stop Kung Führer and uphold the law! Become the action! Be. Kung. Fury!!!!

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22# Paint the Town Red - 2015

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Paint the Town Red is a chaotic first person melee combat game set in different locations and time periods. The voxel-based enemies can be punched, bashed, kicked, stabbed and sliced completely dynamically using almost anything that isn't nailed down.

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25# OK K.O.! Lets Play Heroes - 2018

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Based on Cartoon Network's hit show, this game stars pint-sized K.O. as he fights Lord Boxman's evil bots to save Lakewood Plaza Turbo. In this story-driven adventure meets cartoon-brawler, you'll complete quests, unlock moves & collect cards of your Plaza pals as you fight to become a true hero.

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