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.
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The Warriors

The Warriors is a blasting Action and Thrill packed Fighting and Beat em’ Up video game by the creators of GTA Series, Rockstar games. The games takes the players back into 70’s and allows them to roam through the streets of New York City and be part of the most feared Street Gang named as The Warriors.
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Mother Russia Bleeds

Mother Russia Bleeds is a Single and Multiplayer Beat ‘em up video game created by Le Cartel Studio and published by Devolver Digital. The game sets the player to fight through side-scroll perspective in a series of levels using pistols, melee weapons to take down enemies.
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Bloody Zombies

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.
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Viewtiful Joe 2

Viewtiful Joe 2 mixes the Action, Beat ‘em up, and Platform elements created by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. The game supports Single-player mode only and available to play on PlayStation 2 platform.
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Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms

Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms is an Action, Side-scroll and Beat ‘em up video game serves the sequel to Altered Beast. The game takes place in the exciting environment filled with monsters.
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Watchmen: The End Is Nigh

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh is an Action, Beat ‘em up, Single and Multiplayer video game with an episodic element serves as the sequel to the movie of the DC Comics novel Watchmen by Dave Gibbons.
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Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage is video game series of Action, Beat ‘em up, Single and Multiplayer developed and published by Sega. The series offers an exciting gameplay and centers on the struggle of several heroes to wipe out a serious thread from the city called Crime Boss Mr.
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Battletoads

Battletoads is a Side-scroll, Beat ‘em up, Platform, Single and Multiplayer video game developed by Rare and published by Tradewest. It is the first title in the series of Battletoads and was released in 1991.
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Asura’s Wrath

Asura’s Wrath is an Action, Beat ‘em up and Single-player video game created by CyberConnect2 and published by Capcom. The game story follows the protagonist who is a demigod named as Asura, as he attempts to take revenge from other demigods who betrayed him.
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Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2 is addictive, Beat ‘em up, Action, Arcade, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Ancient and published by Sega. The game combines the elements of side-scroll and combat.
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God Hand

God Hand is an Action, Beat ‘em up, and Single-player video game created by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. The game focuses on martial arts and takes place in 3D Environments.
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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

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.
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Warriors All-Stars

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.
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Heart and Slash

Heart and Slash brings an Action-Adventure, Hack and Slash, and Single-player gameplay with an emphasis on Beat ‘em up element developed by A Heart Full of Games and published by Badland Games.
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Viking Squad

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 enemies.
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Double Dragon

Double Dragon is an Action, Arcade, Beat’em up, Single and Multiplayer video game series created and published by Technos Japan. The game focuses on martial arts and includes different characters each with its unique playing style.
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Senran Kagura: Estival Versus

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.
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Aztez

Aztez is a wonderful Upcoming side-scrolling, Turn-based Strategy and hardcore Brawler video game that lets you engage yourself into an amazing game-play in which your duty is to save Aztez Empire.
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Ascendant

Ascendant is an Action-Adventure, Platform, and Beat ‘em up video game developed and published by Hapa Games for Windows and PlayStation platforms. The game supports Single-player mode and plays from a side-scroll perspective.
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Resogun

Resogun is a Single-player and Multiplayer Shoot ‘em up and Side-scroll video game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It takes place in the cylindrical voxel-based environment threatened by enemies.
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Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash is an Adventure, First-person Shooter and Single-player video game with Beat ‘em up twist developed by Ace Team and published by Tripwire Interactive. The game offers fantasy world of Zenozoik, where it takes place and centers on the protagonist named as Ghat, a young man who is on the run from his female companion and his siblings, as they traverse through strange worlds.
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Shrouded in Sanity

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.
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Golden Axe

Golden Axe is an Action, Side-scroll, Beat ‘em up, Single and Multiplayer video game created by Sega AM1 and published by Sega. The game combines the elements of hack and slash and fighting elements and it is the first game in the series of Golden Axe released in 1989.
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Comix Zone

Comix Zone is an Action, Beat ‘em up, Side-scroll, and Single-player video game developed by Sega Technical Institute and published by Sega. The game takes place within a comic book’s panel and introduces dialogue system rendered with bubbles and ghosts that possessing the bright colors.
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Sacred 3

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.
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Altered Beast

Altered Beast is a 1988, Single and Multiplayer Beat ‘em up video game developed and published by Sega. The game combines the elements of Platform and Side-scroll, and it takes place in an Ancient Greece and centers on the protagonist, who is re-alive by Zeus to rescue his beloved daughter named as Athena.
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Stick Fight

Stick Fight is an Action, Fighting, Side-scroll and Single-player video game created by TNSoftware. The game lets you customize your character and dive into the game world and experience the endless action.
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Double Dragon Neon

Double Dragon Neon is an immersive, Arcade, Beat ‘em up, Co-op and Single-player video game created by WayForward Technologies and published by Majesco Entertainment. Double Dragon Neon is the reboot of the series of Double Dragon.
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Final Fight

Final Fight combines the elements of Arcade, Side-scroll, and Combat. It is a massive series of Beat’em up video game developed and published by Capcom. The first game of the series was released in 1989 named Final Fight.
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Batman: Arkham City GOTY

Batman: Arkham City GOTY is an Action-Adventure, Stealth, Open World, Superhero, and Single-player video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Feral Interactive. The game introduces the full game with all updates, new DLC packs, previous all DLC packs and more.
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Double Dragon IV

Double Dragon IV is a brilliant installment in the series of Double Dragon for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation platforms developed and published by Arc System Works. The game brings the Action, Beat ‘em up, and Side-scroll elements with the supports of Single and Multiplayer modes.
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Dragon Quest Heroes II

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 monsters, universe, characters, and enemies of Dragon Quest series, published by Square Enix.
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Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla is an Action and Fighting video game created by the Top Tier developer Blue Mammoth Games. Because of being an amazingly engaging 2D-Platform Fighter game, Brawlhalla allows you to be a Bad-ass Warrior and go fight against the others equally capable warriors and fighters like yourself, defeat the hardcore fighters in epic duels/combats and enjoy an immersive game-play experience.
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires

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.
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Samurai Warriors 4: II

Samurai Warriors 4: II is an Action, Hack and Slash, Historical, Beat ‘em up and Single-player video game created and published by Koei Tecmo Games Co, Ltd. The game includes a massive range of characters and lets the player select one of them or customize his own using different items.
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Knack

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 perspective and fulfill requirements.
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Dead or alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters

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.
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Curses ‘N Chaos

Curses ‘N Chaos developed and published by Tribute Games is an Action-Adventure, Co-op, and Beat ‘em up video game focused on Arena Brawler. Both Single-player and Multiplayer modes available and it takes place in the stunning where you as the protagonist must fight your way against waves of enemies through a variety of levels.
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Just Cause 3

To all the Fans of Just Cause Series, Your favorite Hero Rico Rodriguez is back with a Bang in Just Cause 3. This time, the game lets you have the Freedom of Exploring a 1000 km² world where you can reach to the limits of Skies or uncover the secrets on Seabed, Unleash your Wrath and spread Chaos in ways that are unimaginable to the most.
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Dungeon Punks

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.
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Zheros

Zheros mixes the Action, Fighting, Beat ‘em up, Co-op, and Single-player video game published and developed by Rimlight Studios. The game offers the next generation beat ‘em up gameplay focused on the hallmarks genre.
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Zombie Vikings

Zombie Vikings is an Action-Adventure, 2D Local Co-op, Side-scroll and Beat ‘em up video game developed and published by Zoink Games for Windows and PlayStation. The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and takes you on a dead funny adventure where you will face zombie Vikings.
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

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.
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Kung Fury: Street Rage

Kung Fury: Street Rage is an Arcade, Action, Beat ‘em up and Single-player video game developed and published by Hello There AB. The game takes place in the stimulating environment full of enemies and introduces four playable characters such as Hackerman, Triceracop, Kung Fury, and Barbarianna.
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Dan the Man

Dan the Man focuses on Beat ‘em up, and Action elements and revolves around the character and his efforts to save his village and his girlfriend name Josie. The game is developed by Halfbrick Studio who created the Ninja Fruits and Jetpack Joyride.
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Bruce Them All

Bruce Them All is an Action, Arcade, Beat ‘em up, and Single-player video game developed by 01 Games Technology. The game takes place in the 3D environment and includes the various character with tons of moves.
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99Vidas

99Vidas is a 2D, Beat ‘em up, Action, Single and Multiplayer Fighting video game created and published by QUByte Interactive. The game offers the similar gameplay to Double Dragon, Battletoads, Final Fight and Streets of Rage.
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Little Fighter 2

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.
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Swordy

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 revenge in wild battle.
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Double Dragon Trilogy

Double Dragon Trilogy combines the Fighting, Arcade, Beat ‘em up, and Side-scroll elements created and published by DotEmu. The game takes place in the breathtaking world and introduces a variety of challenging levels.
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