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The most popular beat 'em up games

A beat 'em up video game, also known as a brawler, is a genre of action video games that focuses on close combat fighting against multiple enemies. In these games, players control a character who must battle through hordes of enemies using hand-to-hand combat or melee weapons.

Beat 'em up games often feature side-scrolling or 2D gameplay. Players move across the screen, progressing through levels or stages, while encountering waves of enemies. The primary objective is to defeat all the enemies and progress further in the game.

These games usually provide a variety of moves and attacks, including punches, kicks, throws, and special abilities or power-ups. Sometimes, beat 'em ups allow cooperative multiplayer, where two or more players can join forces to fight enemies together. Classic examples of beat 'em up games include Double Dragon, Golden Axe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Most popular beat 'em up games

Golden Axe
Double Dragon
  • goldenaxe-3
    DOS19914.2/5 Sega
  • doubledragon-1
    DOS19884/5 Technos Japan
  • robocop-2
    DOS19894/5 Data East

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  • lorna-04
    DOS1990NSFW4.1/5 Topo Soft
  • barbarian2-1
    DOS19894.1/5 Palace Software
  • alteredbeast-1
    DOS19904.1/5 Sega
  • double-dragon-3-02
    DOS19924.3/5 East Technology Corp.
  • double-dragon-2-03
    DOS19884.1/5 Technos Japan
  • terminator2judgement-1
    DOS19914/5 Syntetic Dimensions

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  • renegade-1
    DOS19883.8/5 Technos Japan
  • comix-zone-95-04
    Windows XP/98/9519954.1/5 Sega

    Comix Zone is a peculiar science fiction and superhero themed action game.It was developed and released by Sega in 1995 for Windows and other platforms. What makes Comix Zone different from other similare titles is that the game world is framed like a comic book.

  • ninja-rabbits-4
    DOS19923.6/5 Villa Crespo Software
  • the-simpsons-04
    DOS19914/5 Konami
  • karateka-2
    DOS19864.1/5 Broderbund

    Karateka is a martial arts themed action / fighting game released by Broderbund in 1986 for DOS. Karateka is the first game designed by Jordan Mechner, the father of the Prince of Persia franchise. Karateka was also published for Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum.

  • onslaught-07
    DOS19904/5 Arc Developments
  • ninja-rabbit-returns-02
    DOS19913.6/5 Flair Software
  • ninja-gaiden-2-02
  • ninjagaiden-1
    DOS19903.8/5 Tecmo
  • bad-dudes-02
    DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
  • batmanreturns-3
    DOS19923.9/5 Spirit of discovery
  • bushido-03
    DOS19833.7/5 Ebenel enterprises
  • crime-wave-03
    DOS19903.8/5 Access Software
  • shinobi-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • bad-street-brawler-01
    DOS19874.2/5 Beam Software
  • surf-ninjas-07
    DOS19943.5/5 Creative Edge Software
  • tmnt2-04
    DOS19914/5 Distinctive Software
  • ikari-warriors-3-04
    DOS19903.5/5 SNK Corporation
  • ninja-mastetronic-03
    DOS19862.5/5 Acclaim Entertainment
  • fallen-angel-03
    DOS19893/5 Emerald Software
  • cougar-force-01
    DOS19904/5 Coktel Vision