The Best Beat-em-up Games for IOS iPhone

Update : Metal Slug: Awakening added at rank #10.
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River City Girls 2 (2022)

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Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Get ready for an all-new adventure with River City Girls 2! Team up with friends for local or online co-op and pound punks with new abilities including guard-crush attacks and lift-off combos. Level up to earn new moves, buy items, and recruit defeated foes and hired heavies to help you along the way. With enhanced combat, bigger areas to explore, surprise cameos, and an epic soundtrack, you'll be brawling until your enemies yell "BARF!"


What we like:
  • Side quests include mini-games for diversity
  • Multiplayer options available for local and online play
  • Destructible background objects for added fun
  • Offers solid beat 'em up mechanics with light RPG mechanics
  • Unique enemy recruitment system that allows players to personalize their play style
What could be improved:
  • Unbalanced boss battles
  • Lack of enemy variety
  • Technical issues with FPS and multiplayer

  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • anime
  • brawler
  • pixel
  • fight
  • boss
  • rpg
  • local
  • em-up
  • collectathon
  • boss-fight
  • comic
  • action
  • arts

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Streets of Rage 4 (2020)

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Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone

Streets of Rage 4 is the long awaited fourth entry into the classic Sega franchise. It features a blend of old and new, with classic characters such as Axel and Adam Hunter returning alongside a new main character, Cherry. All characters have unique playstyles, from Axel's powerful punches to Cherry's speedy strikes. There are tons of unlockables to discover and it has an amazing soundtrack.


What we like:
  • Satisfying combat
  • Incredible music and visuals
  • Tons to unlock
  • Simple yet rewarding combat mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Lack of 4 player online
  • Occasionally too easy to get cornered

  • brawler
  • boss
  • cooperative
  • beat-em-up
  • combo
  • retro
  • classic
  • side-scrolling
  • fight
  • old-school
  • arcade
  • online
  • hand-drawn
  • crime
  • combat

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Punch Kick Duck (2023)

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Android IOS iPhone

Fighting is all about timing. Just ask any duck.


  • beat-em-up
  • single-screen
  • action
  • skill
  • easy-to-learn
  • shoot-em-up
  • scroller
  • battle
  • side-scrolling
  • casual
  • fight
  • challenging
  • endless

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Kill It With Fire 2 (2024)

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early access IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

Arachnophobia. The Game. The Sequel. Take on the arachnid menace alone or with friends in full campaign co-op. Wage the arachnid war across time and space and exterminate every last spider across the multiverse, or jump into Spider Hunt PvP and play as the eight-legged menace for the first time!


  • pvp
  • destruction
  • colourful
  • cooperative
  • comedy
  • beat-em-up
  • shoot-em-up
  • first-person
  • family-friendly
  • horror
  • physics
  • cute
  • funny
  • simulation
  • single-player

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Rumble Club (2024)

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IOS iPhone Android PC Windows Mac OS

Punch your friends for free! Battle solo or squad up in clumsy chaos across an ever-changing slate of game modes with up to 20 players.


  • royale
  • beat-em-up
  • pvp
  • character
  • physics
  • cartoony
  • battle
  • customization
  • 3d
  • team
  • family-friendly
  • arena
  • cute
  • funny
  • arcade

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One Finger Death Punch (2013)

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PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Xbox 360 Android

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.


  • beat-em-up
  • fight
  • rhythm
  • 2d
  • martial
  • arts
  • brawler
  • fast-paced
  • addictive
  • survival
  • action
  • skill
  • endless
  • classic

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One Finger Death Punch 2 (2019)

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IOS iPhone Android Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

The world's fastest brawler is back. Experience cinematic kung-fu in the most epic stickman fighter ever made. Staying true to the original, you play with only two buttons. Every press matters, do not button mash!


  • beat-em-up
  • brawler
  • fight
  • arts
  • rhythm
  • survival
  • martial
  • 2d
  • fast-paced
  • action
  • skill

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Hot Blood (2024)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Take down zombies as a deadly cutie in 3D low-poly style! Hot Blood is physics-based brawling fun inspired by action movies of the 80s & 90s.


  • beat-em-up
  • hack-and-slash
  • zombies
  • 3d
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • open-world
  • gore
  • funny
  • blood
  • violent
  • colourful
  • fight
  • soundtrack

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DYNABLASTER (2023)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One

Having been a blockbuster, DYNABLASTER® is a game for the strategic thinker whose smart tactics will instill fear in his competitors – playing online or local against others or against the computer. In this captivating action game, destroy your enemies with cleverly placed bombs.


  • cartoony
  • 3d
  • wargame
  • beat-em-up
  • hidden-object
  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • isometric
  • pvp
  • survival
  • top-down
  • local
  • colourful
  • action
  • multiplayer

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Metal Slug: Awakening (2024)

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Metal Slug: Awakening continues the classic gameplay loved by fans, with exciting new features like World Adventure, 3-player Team-up, and Roguelike challenges. Join forces with your friends online to take on powerful bosses anytime, anywhere!


  • 3-player
  • beat-em-up
  • shoot-em-up
  • twin-stick
  • tanks
  • shooter
  • side-scrolling
  • pve
  • run
  • platform
  • mech
  • arcade
  • action-adventure
  • heart-pounding
  • gun

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