The Best Beat-em-up Games for PC Windows

Update, : Super Bearded Dragons added at rank #46.
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One Finger Death Punch 2 (2019)

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Xbox 360 IOS iPhone 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
  • martial
  • arts
  • rhythm
  • hyper-fast
  • fight
  • 2d
  • survival
  • fast-paced

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River City Girls Zero (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch

Join Kunio, Riki, Misako, and Kyoko for bone-crunching, 16-bit, co-op beat-'em-up action - newly translated and released outside of Japan after 28 years! The original 1994 graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay are augmented with new motion-comic cutscenes, a new animated intro, and new music!

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  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • spin-kicking
  • action-translated
  • motorbike
  • anime
  • brawler
  • crime
  • pixel
  • amusement
  • retro
  • local
  • casino
  • music
  • linear

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Metamorphos (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Take on the role of the temple’s guardian, awakened to cleanse the temple from an evil force corrupting it. Fight and dodge your way through a series of corrupted denizens, wildlife, and guardians to confront Nafaset, the Defiler, and restore the blessed oases.


  • souls
  • hack-and-slash
  • beat-em-up
  • pve
  • third-person
  • episodic
  • dark
  • linear
  • action-adventure
  • 3d
  • zombies
  • magic
  • boss-fight
  • parkour
  • colourful

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River City Saga: Three Kingdoms (2022)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Kunio, the beloved hot-blooded renegade, is back to wreak havoc in the world of the Three Kingdoms! The characters take on the roles of famous generals for a game packed with wild action.

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  • spectacle
  • beat-em-up
  • 2d
  • fight
  • destruction
  • comedy
  • historical
  • old-school
  • pve
  • platform
  • family-friendly
  • retro
  • anime
  • controller-support
  • tutorial

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9 Monkeys of Shaolin (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Xbox Series X

In this beat ‘em up game you‘ll play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.Co-op play:Invite your friend to help you fight through waves of enemies andcomplete the game together.More than 25 different levels:Chinese villages, pirate ship, Japanese mansions, ancient ruins and many more.Extensive character development:Achieve victory as you discover various unlockable perks, items and fighting styles.


  • martial
  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • brawler
  • ninja
  • arts
  • online
  • side-scrolling
  • local
  • pirates
  • fight
  • hack-and-slash
  • 1990s
  • 3d
  • character

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The friends of Ringo Ishikawa (2018)

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Xbox One Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

A highschool gang leader Ringo Ishikawa trying to live through his last autumn before graduation. With his best friends.


  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • pixel
  • 1980s
  • scroller
  • retro
  • open-world
  • martial
  • rpg
  • drama
  • atmospheric
  • action-adventure
  • story
  • sandbox
  • anime

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Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Romans, pirates and boars beware! The famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix are coming back for a brand new adventure! Unlike the magic potion, the gameplay recipe is pretty straight forward and holds no secrets. Think about the core mechanics defining the beat’em up genre and sprinkle with some local co-op! By Jupiter, by Teutates.. These Gauls are crazy! Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! - Collector's Edition includes: - Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! with limited edition box - Figurine (27 cm) - A keychain - Two sitckers sheets - A content to be revealed soon


  • beat-em-up
  • hand-drawn
  • book
  • 2d
  • local
  • comic
  • horizontal
  • fight
  • scrolling
  • cooperative
  • combat
  • brawler
  • no-frills
  • retro
  • multiplayer

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Tribal Hunter (2022)

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PC Windows

An action platformer with size-changing mechanics. Be quick and nimble or large and in-charge!


  • foreign
  • beat-em-up
  • scroller
  • platform
  • action-adventure
  • nature
  • cartoony
  • anime
  • colourful
  • hack-and-slash
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • cute
  • fantasy
  • casual

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Fight'N Rage (2017)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

Fight’N Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat’em up. Inspired by the classics from the “golden age”, and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90's arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic gameplay features that makes this genre one of the best from its time!


  • beat-em-up
  • local
  • side-scrolling
  • cooperative
  • multiple-endings
  • 2d
  • classic
  • scroller
  • arcade
  • choices
  • post-apocalyptic
  • anime
  • pixel
  • brawler
  • retro

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Reloader: test subject (2022)

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PC Windows

Reloader: test_subject is an experimental "Bullet Counting Reload Action" game. Experience being a Reloader: having legendary shooting skills and engaging in Close-Quarters Combat(CQC). You just have to remember how to use the gun you’re holding.

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  • voxel
  • noir
  • beat-em-up
  • 2.5d
  • scroller
  • shoot-em-up
  • cyberpunk
  • 2d
  • tactical
  • hack-and-slash
  • real-time
  • pixel
  • shooter
  • simulation

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