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, IOS (iPhone / iPad), 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 Finger Death Punch 2 released the 15 April 2019 and ranked #41, Dragon Spear released the 15 August 2018 and ranked #49, Code of Princess EX released the 30 July 2018 and ranked #9.

1# 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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2# 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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3# 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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4# 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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5# 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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6# 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# 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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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# 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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15# 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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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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18# 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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19# 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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20# BUCK - 2017

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BUCK is a story-driven, 2D Metroidbrawler set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. You play as Buck, a motorcycle garage mechanic who decides to leave everything he knows behind in order to find the truth behind a girl's disappearance; all while struggling to adjust himself to a world he doesn't fully understand.

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21# Raging Justice - 2018

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The city is in chaos! With crime and corruption around every corner, it’s all down to a team of hard-hitting justice seeking mavericks, to clean up the streets with some tough justice! Raging Justice is a classic beat ‘em up, dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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22# Paint the Town Red - 2015

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Early Access

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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23# 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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25# Dragon's Crown Pro - 2018

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Players may choose between one of six heroic character archetypes and travel through numerous environments alone or accompanied by computer controlled or other player characters defeating enemies using skills, combos, magic and collectable offensive weapons like bombs and crossbows recovered from chests or dropped by their foes. The number of skill points attainable for each character is not enough to unlock and upgrade every skill on a character's skill tree so the player must plan carefully to ensure they build and buff their character's skills and magic in a way that is tailored to their play style. The game features online mode via Sony's PlayStation Network which allows up to four players to experience the game simultaneously, cross-platform play between PlayStation 3 and Vita was added in October 2013 as part of patch 1.03 which was rolled out first in Japan and then the United States and Europe, the game also offers local multiplayer. When a player's character runs out of lives while signed into the PlayStation Network, another player in another game may recover their bones from the spot they fell and take them to the temple in town where the priest may bring that character back to life as an AI-controlled partner.

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