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81 Best Beat Em Up Games

Beat ‘em up is a genre of video games, featuring hand-to-hand combat between the waves of enemies and the protagonist. Beat ‘em up (also known as Brawler) takes place in urban setting introduces the revenge-based story, and crime-fighting, though some video game may employ fantasy, science-fiction, and historical themes. Traditional Brawler video games take place in side-scrolling, 2D Levels, though some games introduce more open 3D environments with the massive numbers of villains. Both Co-op and Multiplayer modes are hallmarks of the Brawler genre. It was introduced in the Kung Fu Master video game, released in 1987. Brawler video game is a subgenre of Action game where the protagonist must fight a massive number of enemies in unarmed battle or using melee weapons like knife, hammer and more. The gameplay relies on exploring the level, defeating a group of enemies before unlocking the next section. Arcade version of these video games is quite challenging to win, causing the player needs more money to struggle to win.

1. Bloody Zombies

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Bloody Zombies is an Action-Adventure, Beat ‘em up, Side-scroll Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Paw Print Games Ltd. and published by nDreams. The game takes place in the fictional London invaded by an unknown plague, which transforms the humans into zombie-like creatures. There are different characters available,…

3. Senran Kagura: Estival Versus

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Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is an Action-Adventure, and Hack and Slash video game developed by Xseed JSK Inc. for PlayStation and Windows. It takes place in the stunning world and the story revolves around the female characters. To get into the world, the player needs to select his playable character…

4. Sacred 3

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Sacred 3 is a mix of Action-Adventure, Hack and Slash, Beat ‘em up, and Third-person elements produced by Keen Games and published by Deep Silver. It is a marvelous installment in the series of Sacred and offers improved graphics, and brilliant mechanics. There are different character classes available, and the…

10. Dragon Quest Heroes II

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Dragon Quest Heroes II is an Action Role-playing, Hack and Slash, Single-player and Multiplayer video game created by Omega Force and published by Square Enix. The game offers a thrilling gameplay for hardcore players and combines the hack and slash element of Dynasty Warriors series, released by Tecmo with the…

12. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is an Action-Adventure, Role-playing and Hack and Slash video game created by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. The game revolves around the story of the manga series, starting from the Golden Age Arc and ending to…

13. Warriors All-Stars

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Warriors All-Stars is an Action-packed, Hack and Slash, and Single-player video game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo. The game takes place in the fictional kingdom relying on magic and offers a variety of playable characters. According to the story, the king suddenly dies, and the conflict…

15. Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires is an Action, Hack and Slash, Single and Multiplayer video game with Beat ‘em up element developed by Omega Force and published by Tecmo Koei. The game serves as the 2nd downloadable content of the original title Dynasty Warriors 8, released in 2014. It introduces new…

18. Viking Squad

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Viking Squad is an Action, Side-scroll, Beat ‘em up, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Slick Entertainment Inc. for Windows and PlayStation platforms. The game takes place in the beautiful world and puts you in the side-scrolling adventurer, where you must grab your sword and start killing…

19. Knack

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Knack combines the elements of Beat ‘em up and Platform created by SCE Japan Studio for PlayStation. The game has both Single and Multiplayer modes and puts the player into the role of the protagonist named Knack and his objective is to navigate the series of levels from a third-person…

23. Dead or alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters

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Dead or alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters is an Action-Adventure, Beat ‘em up, Fighting, Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. The game takes place in the fantastic environment and introduces the limited playable characters while others are locked. It has two…

24. The Legend of Korra

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The Legend of Korra is an Action, Beat ‘em up and Single-player video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Activision for multiple platforms. The game offers a thrilling gameplay based on the animated movie of the same name. It takes you on the third-person adventure where you assume the…

26. Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed is an Action-Adventure, Beat ‘em up, Role-playing and Single-player video game created and published by Acquire. The game serves as the sequel to Akiba’s Trip and available to play on PlayStation and Microsoft Windows platforms. In the game, the player navigates the environment of Akihabara…

28. Dungeon Punks

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Dungeon Punks is an Action-Adventure, Beat ‘em up and Single-player and Multiplayer video game developed by Hyper Awesome Entertainment. The game evokes the classics like Golden Axe and combines in Tag-team fighting gameplay inspired by the series of Marvel vs. Capcom. A thrilling adventure awaits whether you are playing solo,…

31. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is an Action, Side-scroll, Fighting and Single-player video game with an emphasis on Beat ‘em up elements developed and published by Mages, Inc. The game features a variety of characters, and each character has its unique playing style, weapons, and abilities. You must select one…

35. Shrouded in Sanity

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Shrouded in Sanity is an Action Role-playing, Pixel Graphics, Adventure and Single-player video game developed by Steve Gal and published by Pugware. The game revolves around horror-survival gameplay inspired by Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness, and Dark Soul. It takes place in the alternative history setting in 1897, set in Angelic…

42. Little Fighter 2

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Little Fighter 2 is a sequel to Little Fighter video game and offers Action, Side-scroll and Beat ‘em up gameplay developed by Starsky Wong and Marti Wong for Windows platform. The game takes place in the exciting environment and supports four players simultaneously. It features twenty-four different characters and allows…

43. Swordy

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Swordy is an Adventure, Beat ‘em up, and Fighting video game with Physics-based action and offers similar gameplay like Gang Beasts. The game takes place in the ruined Empire and includes a massive amount of weapons that you can use against your friends in co-op to satisfy your hunger for…

48. Castle Crashers Remastered

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Castle Crashers Remastered is a 2D Arcade, Hack and Slash, Single and Multiplayer video game published by The Behemoth. The game mixes the Beat ‘em up, Role-playing, Action and Side-scroll elements. It takes place in the fictional medieval-themed Universe, where a dark wizard has stolen an ancient gem and abduct…
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