Tag Archives: Beat ’em Up
Double Dragon Advance Review

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Remake of a classic brawler – fight your way through hostile territory to rescue your girlfriend!

Story

After the nuclear war the world hasn’t been the same. In New York city, crime rates are high and gangs rule the streets. Billy and Jimmy Lee run a small gym at the edge of town, and one day they receive a letter from the criminal organization called “The Shadow Warriors” stating that if they ever again want to see Marian (Billy’s girlfriend) alive, they need to bring them the secret book of Sou-Setsu-Ken.…

Final Fight 3 Review

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Arcade style street fighting Beat ’em Up that fails to put up a challenge.

Story

The once mighty crime organization Mad Gear is no more. But the high crime rate in Metro City did not end with the fall of Mad Gear.…

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage Review

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Solid third-person brawler set in the cult classic Fist of the North Star universe.

Story

The world has been destroyed by nuclear war. Almost every city has been wiped out and the few surviving people live under terrible conditions. People who manage to organize and build settlements are constantly harassed by bandits and powerful self-proclaimed dictatorial leaders – chaos rules the lands.…

Golden Axe Review

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Fantasy beat ’em up with swords and sorcery – fight evil and rescue the king!

Story

The evil oppressor Death Adder has kidnapped the king and the princess, and stolen the legendary weapon called Golden Axe. Only the strongest warriors of the realm can hope to defeat Death Adder and save the Yuria kingdom!…

Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight Review

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Travel the lands and explore monster lairs in a sacred quest for ultimate power.

Story

The season of the Moonstones has come. All the brave warriors and knights from around the land set out on the sacred quest to retrieve the lost Moonstones.…

Naruto Uzumaki Chronicles 2 Review

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Ninja action adventure fighting game with tons of content and hours of entertainment.

Story

A mysterious puppet master and its puppet walkers have captured four of the five spirit orbs in the land. Now they are searching for the fifth one, killing and destroying everything in their way.…

Shenmue Review

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Unforgettable, groundbreaking and truly revolutionary action adventure.

Story

It was a cold winters day in the Japanese suburb Dobuita when mysterious men appeared at the Hazuki residence. They began asking the man in the house, Iwao Hazuki, about the whereabouts of a mirror.…

Splatterhouse Review

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Brutal horror Beat ’em Up game with blood, gore and guts.

Story

Jennifer and his boyfriend Rick are two students at the parapsychology university. For a project in school about the legendary parapsychologist Dr. West they decide to investigate his old abandoned mansion, called the Splatterhouse.…

Streets of Rage 2 Review

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Hands down one of the finest street brawler games ever produced!

Story

The ex police officers Alex, Blaze and Adam celebrate past times at their favorite nightspot. The following day Alex receives a distressed call from Adam’s brother Eddie, stating that their home is has been thrashed, and that Adam is missing.…

Sword of Sodan Review

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Side-scrolling gore fest to avenge the king and save the kingdom.

Story

In a once peaceful land, an evil necromancer named Zoras started to plot against the king who once banished him from the Northern kingdoms. Zoras summoned his evil minions and veiled the land in darkness and evil.…

The Last Ninja Review

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Epic ninja adventure that is sure to leave you wanting more!

Story

The evil shogun Kunitoki searching for the secrets of ancient ninjitsu has killed all ninjas except Armakuni. His is thus the last of his kind and must avenge the clan and kill Kunitoki.…

Yakuza 2 Review

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Epic gangster adventure filled with drama, romance and brutal violence.

Story

One year ago, Kazuma Kiryu left it all behind…

Marking the anniversary of his split from Yakuza life, Kazuma and his adopted daughter, Haruka, visit the graves of his Yakuza family to pay their respects.…

Yakuza Review

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Amazing story driven action adventure set in the brutal world of organized crime.

Story

Kazuma Kiryu, a former member of the Tojo clan is released back onto the streets after a ten-year long prison sentence. Not wanting to go back to his old ways, Kazuma constantly finds himself forced deeper into the world of organized crime against his will.…