“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII”, SNK PLAYMORE’s flagship 2D versus fighting title returns in an ultimate version on Steam!! The many features exclusive to the console version of the game, such as the ONLINE Mode that allows you to enjoy smooth online versus matches with rivals from around the world, the Tutorial Mode which can be enjoyed by...
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Release Date: Sep 13, 2013

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“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII”, SNK PLAYMORE’s flagship 2D versus fighting title returns in an ultimate version on Steam!!
The many features exclusive to the console version of the game, such as the ONLINE Mode that allows you to enjoy smooth online versus matches with rivals from around the world, the Tutorial Mode which can be enjoyed by KOF novice players, and the Story Mode which features several exclusive episodes in a Visual Novel format, have been improved are still available in “THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition”!
In addition, "Iori with the Power of Flames”, “NESTS Style Kyo”, and “Mr. Karate" DLC characters are now playable from the start, for a total roster of 36 characters!
The time has come to face rivals worldwide!

MAIN FEATURES

・3-ON-3 TEAM BATTLE:
Choose a default team of 3 characters or make your own team by picking up 3 characters of your choice, and fight against teams until victory! Develop your own team strategy by choosing the best characters for you!

・STORY:
In this mode, you will experience a variety of background stories not touched upon in the game’s original Arcade Version. Discover the truth about KOF’s “Ash Saga” and its secrets through the eyes of the main character, Ash Crimson, and other characters who were not directly participating in the tournament. Your decisions and battle results may lead you to discovering new story elements; try out all the different options and every scene!

・NETWORK:
"THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition" now features vastly improved netcode that will provide you with the most comfortable online experience yet! The new netcode features improved communication speeds between you and your opponent, and also tailors your online experience according to your PC environment!

“THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition” features three different types of ONLINE VERSUS Matches, allowing players to challenge other rivals worldwide in endless and intense battles:
‐ “Ranked Match”: fight under specified regulations, and your results will be reflected in the rankings.
- “Player Match”: playing in this mode will not affect your results. You can fight against others casually.
- “Friend Match”: invite online players and challenge them through this mode for heated competition!

・MISSION:
Tackle three different kinds of missions in this mode, and improve your skills!
- “TIME ATTACK”: Defeat all CPU opponents in the shortest time you can.
- “SURVIVAL”: Select a character and fight your way through as many CPU opponents as you can.
- “TRIAL”: In this mode, each character has 10 tasks, which mainly focus on combos. By the time you complete all 10 tasks, you will have mastered some combos for that character.

・TUTORIAL:
Rose Bernstein, hostess of the tournament, will teach you the basic techniques as well as explain the gauges and their uses. First time KOF players should start here to get used to the game.

・CUSTOMIZE:
This mode allows you to edit your online profile and change character color palette. You can create a team to use online, add icons collected while playing, or enter a preset message that you want to use in your profile. For each character, you can make up to five custom color patterns. Show off your personality on the worldwide stage!

・OPTION:
A “GRAPHICS OPTION” feature, allowing the players to switch between different frame rates and simplify backgrounds, has been newly added.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium4 2.0 GHz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT ,VRAM: 256MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Official Windows Media Player Codecs required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 and up
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 250 ,VRAM: 512MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Official Windows Media Player Codecs required
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charley222
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
great game
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almetraazure
( 78.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The Storyline was unique and fluently connected with it's previous storylines. The Artwork is Fenominal, a nice use of a good open canvas type program bringing inspiration along with the good gameplay. Every character's role is explained exceptionally well and the combo system reminds you of the classic version of the Art of FIghting. So along with many hours of good gameplay, nice reading (that actually makes you pay more attention to the story rather than a movie), and nice smooth graphics to support the difficultly pixeled 2D fighting system.
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MegamanZero
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
First,this game is not friendly to beginner,bc combo is very hard to keyboard palyer.If you are not good at 2D fighter games or do not have a controler,I do not suggest you to play this game.
For a beginner,if you play with other beginners,they always use fly tool to attack you,if you jump,they use uppercut,so you do not want to paly with beginner,never.
IF you play with experts,they are very good at this game and you can not win.
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Xackt
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Played this alot with friends on PS3~

This game has some nice characters, awesome soundtrack and very flashy combos only my friends can do that I can't. Even though I feel about under-average on this game, it's totally fun to spar with others, finding different/not messy tactics to get closer to winning.

The sale price I got for it was awesome btw! So expensive compared to this Steam version <3
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~Critical10~
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This game is probably the culmination of SNK's 2D art fighting game experience. The animations are beatiful and smooth, and the music are memorable.

Not only the awesome visual & audio, this game have tons of content and little details showing so much care when creating this game.

If you like fighting games this is a must have in your library. This game will be probably the last & best 2D art fighting game ever made.
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LZX
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
Great 2d game of all time
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skylehomer24578
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
It's one of the best fighters on Steam, even though it has a mediocre netcode-it has a decent online mode and on my computer does okay. But, the characters in this KoF are extremely diverse (Save one) and are really cool in general with some the best finishing moves surpassing Street fighter V. This is quite hard for newcomers to Kof but if you are a veteran or lover of fighting games this is for you.
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Nikaido
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This 2d fighting game is the main reason for me to join Steam :)! I own both PS3 and Steam KOF13, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is super fun and the replay value is super high. Each characters have unique speech toward different opponents in arcade mode, winning quotes etc. It's fun to read them all, the character color edit are fun and unique. Overall character selections are great too! KOF fans should definitely get it. Even if you're not a fan of KOF, its not too late to join the game and explore. Highly recommend!
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siky_16 ♥
( 42.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I love you SNK.
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Posted: July 3
Fluid, beautiful, and fun. A landmark videogame and while not perfect, there will never be another fighting game like it.
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194.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is an instant-buy for me, and I would highly recommend this game to all KoF fans. SNK has done a perfect job in implementing 3D technique into a 2D fighting game and the graphic looks stunning. The combo of this generation is the best in all KoF series. Most importantly, the game is much better balanced than previous generations. Each character can be super strong if you KNOW how to play it.
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29.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This 2d fighting game is the main reason for me to join Steam :)! I own both PS3 and Steam KOF13, the graphics are beautiful, the gameplay is super fun and the replay value is super high. Each characters have unique speech toward different opponents in arcade mode, winning quotes etc. It's fun to read them all, the character color edit are fun and unique. Overall character selections are great too! KOF fans should definitely get it. Even if you're not a fan of KOF, its not too late to join the game and explore. Highly recommend!
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
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423 of 506 people (84%) found this review helpful
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1,007.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
You don't play 700+ hours in a bad Fighting Game.
10/10. Would ruin my life again.
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144 of 154 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2013
For what this game is, I'd say I would take it over Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom any day. Music is really nice, characters are fleshed out (No overpowered or underpowered crap except for the boss but thats to be expected for a SNK fighter), and a nice throwback to the older KoF games while maintaining modern graphics (Not 3D rendered graphics mind you). Customizable fighters is a plus although you don't do like in Soul Calibur or Tekken, you just change color palettes but I'm sure you'll come up with some good ideas.

Overall, props to SNK for puttin this game to Steam. Heres hoping to see more of their titles here in the future.
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225 of 263 people (86%) found this review helpful
220 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
im latino so im contractually obligated to learn this game
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135 of 149 people (91%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
Good evening.

Playing King of Fighters 13 is more enjoyable than eating a grape-flavored popsicle on a scorching 200°F saturday afternoon. If you think I'm joking then try it out for yourself. Once you do, you'll quickly realize the errors of your ways, and that this is one of the best fighting games available.

Let me begin by saying that this fighter is not an easy one to learn. For those who aren't used to playing fighting games, special move inputs can be difficult, combos can be difficult, understanding what is even happening can be difficult. But the reward of learning this game and pulling off super saucy cream dream HD combos is vast and satisfying. It is a feeling that is similar to what we feel when we viciously chew on a crispy strip of bacon. I'm sure you all get what I'm saying.

The cast of characters is FANTASTIC. Most of the great KOF classics like Terry Bogard, K', Iori Yagami, and Ryo Sakazaki return, so long-time SNK fans will be pleased. The visuals are MAGNIFICIENT. They have chosen to stick with the 2-D sprite style which looks ultra sick nasty, and some of the special moves just look crazy godlike. Hitting opponents with the POWAH GEYSAH gives me one of the greatest feelings that a man could pursue. And don't even get me started on the musical greatness that KOF13 features. The characters, visuals, and music are all top-notch godlike, of this I can assure you.

I've played a decent amount of online matches and I am happy to say that it runs great. Even though I suck at this game and got my buttocks kicked in almost all my matches, lag had nothing to do with it and I had a jolly time mashing out attacks. If playing against others isn't your thing, then there are other modes like Time Attack, Survival, Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and color customization that can keep you busy for quite a while.

To conclude, if you aren't familiar with fighting games, then you may want to pass on KOF13. The learning curve is steep and you might quit once you find out that you suck at life. But for fighting game veterans this game is like a sacred treasure trove of award-winning, swedish barnacle balls just waiting to be devoured. Don't pass up on it or you will feel the wrath.

I give King of Fighters 13 a score of "Back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest Champion". Thank you for reading this review.
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120 of 132 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
The King of Fighters has always been among the underdog fighting game series compared to its peers like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Whether it be due to its stubbornness to stick on the Neo Geo arcade machine architecture until 2003, the usage of 24-bit graphic sprites until its twelfth numerical entry in the series, or the stronger anime influence on the series than the genre's most famous franchises, The King of Fighters is a series that is highly underrated and deserves much more praise than it gets.

Whereas the series is notable for experimenting with new gameplay engine mechanics, The King of Fighters XIII opts to lift the most popular gameplay elements from the fan favorite entries, The King of Fighters '98 and The King of Fighter 2002, and marries them to the high quality sprite designs introduced with The King of Fighters XII, making for one of the greatest entries in the series. The game's 36 character roster hosts all the franchise staple characters and a good amount of fan favorites, which provide a large amount of variety in character playstyles to choose from so you are bound to find a character that will suit any style of player. The game also sports one the most robust amount of options seen in a 2-D fighting game ranging from an in-depth tutorial, arcade mode, story mode, challenge modes, online multiplayer, and even a custom character color editor for personalizing your favorite characters.

What makes Steam Edition different from the console version of the game is that it includes the three DLC characters into the base package and sports the refined balancing from Japanese arcade only revision of the game "The King of Fighters XIII Climax". Also, while the netcode is vastly improved over its console counterpart, the features present for online multiplayer are the same. The game does not feature any sort of lobby system nor does it allow you to browse replays or spectate other players matches. These aren't really a deal breaker but the lack of them is a real shame.

If you are looking for a game in the series for a good first impression or are just looking for one of the fighting game greats from the seventh console generation of games, you cannot do very much better than The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition.
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71 of 74 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Pros
+Has a fully fledged storyline in the form of a visual novel with different scenarios and routes filled with cutscenes in each.
+Healthy cast of characters from various King of Fighters games
+A lot of great content and different modes such as arcade,story,online,mission,etc
+A gallery mode which consists of music,artwork and cutscenes
+Allows you to customize character appearances colorwise
+Includes all characters which were originally dlc on console versions
+Some of the best sprites and backgrounds
+Great quality sound and music

Cons
-Missing classic playable characters such as Chang,Mary,Vanessa,etc but still appear in the storyline
-The final bosses can be unforgiving at times but we have faced worse in the past(Rugal)
-No lobby system
-No online training so youre stuck with versus
-Netcode could be better

Score = 8 / 10
Worth the money
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