The Best Beat-em-up Games

Update : DNA: Episode 5 added at rank #1.
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DNA: Episode 5 (2024)

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The DNA action rpg franchise is created by a solo dev as an episodic side scrolling action hack and slash beat em up, story-driven 2d anime that welcomes the world into the DNA universe. You play as the main character Leo to find his true purpose in life. Thus begins the fascinating story of DNA!

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  • beat-em-up
  • 2d
  • hack-and-slash
  • arts
  • scroller
  • lore
  • emotional
  • anime
  • martial
  • hand-drawn
  • rpg
  • romance
  • arcade
  • fight
  • fantasy

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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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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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Heart and Core (2024)

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PC Windows

A twin-stick action brawler. Young engineer JJ and her robot companion, KAI, evade the totalitarian control of the ruthless Santiago. Traverse, hide, and fight your way through a seemingly unending onslaught of enemy RAMs. Use JJ’s Gravity Gun and KAI’s fists to stun and destroy enemies.

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  • beat-em-up
  • 2.5d
  • action-adventure
  • scroller
  • hack-and-slash
  • emotional
  • minimalist
  • stylized
  • mech
  • robots
  • post-apocalyptic
  • 2d
  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • sci-fi

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Stickman Killing Zombie (2024)

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The stickman world is in a zombie epidemic- kill zombie stickmen with your epic red sword!

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  • beat-em-up
  • dark
  • noir
  • 2.5d
  • scroller
  • hack-and-slash
  • rogue-like
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • zombies
  • cartoony
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • colourful
  • arcade

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Dark Age (2024)

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PC Windows

Embark on an electrifying journey through 5 offbeat themed locations that will test your skills. Dark Age promises a different and unique gaming experience.

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  • souls
  • beat-em-up
  • hack-and-slash
  • tps
  • cyberpunk
  • action-adventure
  • mech
  • space
  • stylized
  • third-person
  • colourful
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • controller-support
  • shooter

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - Sacred Reunion (2024)

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The Double Dragon brothers return in this fresh addition to the iconic beat 'em up franchise. With roguelite elements, every playthrough is a chance at new action. Tag in with 2 of 4 starter characters or unlock 9 additional characters, each with their own special moves and unique playstyles.

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  • local
  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • martial
  • 1990s
  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • action
  • multiplayer
  • old-school

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Slave Zero X (2024)

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Slave Zero X is a stylish 2.5D character action game set in the biopunk world of Slave Zero (1999). Run & Slash your way through a dystopian future in this character action game which will resonate with fans of Devil May Cry, Strider, and Guilty Gear.


  • spectacle
  • beat-em-up
  • cyberpunk
  • mech
  • hack-and-slash
  • dystopian
  • 2.5d
  • ninja
  • post-apocalyptic
  • platform
  • historical
  • dark
  • alternate
  • futuristic
  • horror

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Glory to Ukraine! (2024)

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On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. Your task is kill the invaders. Use any available weapons: knive and axe, machine gun and grenades. Be careful, the enemy is crafty and merciless. The fate of Ukraine depends on you.


  • beat-em-up
  • cinematic
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • cold
  • modern
  • fps
  • war
  • 3d
  • dark
  • military
  • political
  • realistic
  • adventure

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MiceGard (2024)

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Play MiceGard, adventure game where viking mice fight for honor, fame and survival. Explore the world inspired by Norse mythology, meet with gods and warlocks and seize the glory of the fiercest mouse-warrior in this action-packed saga!

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  • beat-em-up
  • narration
  • real-time
  • memes
  • tactical
  • cute
  • funny
  • adventure
  • mythology

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