“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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About This Game

“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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Tango
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The name says it all!!!!!
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Hood
( 161.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
my life for kof
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ScarletInk
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
KoF 13 is a nice game! I'd recommend it to fans of the franchise or players who have played other fighting games, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a "first fighting game" and here's why.

At time of posting, I'm 2 hours in KoF 13, have 93 hrs in Blazblue CSE, and a few hours in KoF 2002. (And also a bunch of other fighters and consoles stuff from ages ago.) Although these aren't a LOT of hours in KoF 13, it's still enough to see a buch of different modes and get a feel for things. I doubt my opinion will change too much later on, and I want to post these observations while they're fresh. Fwiw I will probably put a bunch more time into this game 'cause I like it, even though I like Blazblue better.

Improvements over KoF 2002:
-Color select menu with preview.
-Any controller can play on either side in local mp.
-720p sprites, much higher in resolution and they look better.
-Better tutorials and movelist in 13. 2002 has a very very barebones tutorial.
-Better Menus.
-Probably a bunch of other improvements.

Ways KoF 13 isn't as good as KoF 2002:
-Less characters in KoF 13 than 2002.
-Some background stages are more charming in KoF 2002 than 13. (13 stages look better overall)
-Less charming character art imo in KoF 13 than 2002 in some ways. (13 looks better overall)
-Some character design changes, maybe for worse.
-Gameplay changes may annoy purists. *shrug*


Ways Blazblue is better, especially for newcomers to the genre:
-Blazblue has a better tutorial with explanations about why and how etc. Tutorial is much longer, and fully voice acted. KoF 13 tutorial is much shorter, no voice acting.
-Blazblue is more elegant and easy to learn in terms of inputs and game systems.
-Blazblue has more accessible combos and inputs.
-Blazblue has easier to read movelist, better menus.
-Blazblue has both english and japanese voice acting. KoF 13 only has Japanese (I think?) and only for in battles.
-Blazblue has a much better written story, full voice acted, you can advance at your own pace. KoF has no story voice acting, story advances automatically without your input. This means story will either be too slow or fast.


Neutral:
-Sprites designed in 720p look like crap in not 720p.
-Blazblue has a lot of SP content, KoF 13 appears to have a lot as well, although maybe less. (I hear SF5 is very poor in SP content.)
-Both games have nice character designs and animations, although have different styles and looks.

KoF 13 is the last KoF to use 2d art, which is another reason to get this, as later games will be somewhat different due to this.


At $5 on sale, KoF 13 is hard not to recommend. However, you might have a better time purchasing latest Blazblue or Guilty Gear first, especially if you are new or inexperienced to the fighting genre.
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Sarkoth
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Arcade fighting game. Didn't like it too much, I guess it's okay for fans.
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Sunlight Nomad
( 81.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
The best KoF for newcomers
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abu2010muna
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
my best fighting game
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Aoi
( 39.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
KoFXIII tore me away from Capcom. I realized there are other good fighting games, and it was the key to two decades of SNK gold.
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Gabezilla007
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Although my gametime is quite low and I cannot speak for the indepth mechanics of the game as I am somewhat new to fighting but i can say without a doubt this game is enjoyable to say the least. Evan though not preffered you can play decently with a keyboard but the preferred controller would be a gamepad and even better a fightstick.
Buy this game, its cheap and you dont need to be great at fighting games to enjoy it, though it will probably be even more fun if you are good.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
KoFXIII tore me away from Capcom. I realized there are other good fighting games, and it was the key to two decades of SNK gold.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
81.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
The best KoF for newcomers
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
KoF 13 is a nice game! I'd recommend it to fans of the franchise or players who have played other fighting games, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it as a "first fighting game" and here's why.

At time of posting, I'm 2 hours in KoF 13, have 93 hrs in Blazblue CSE, and a few hours in KoF 2002. (And also a bunch of other fighters and consoles stuff from ages ago.) Although these aren't a LOT of hours in KoF 13, it's still enough to see a buch of different modes and get a feel for things. I doubt my opinion will change too much later on, and I want to post these observations while they're fresh. Fwiw I will probably put a bunch more time into this game 'cause I like it, even though I like Blazblue better.

Improvements over KoF 2002:
-Color select menu with preview.
-Any controller can play on either side in local mp.
-720p sprites, much higher in resolution and they look better.
-Better tutorials and movelist in 13. 2002 has a very very barebones tutorial.
-Better Menus.
-Probably a bunch of other improvements.

Ways KoF 13 isn't as good as KoF 2002:
-Less characters in KoF 13 than 2002.
-Some background stages are more charming in KoF 2002 than 13. (13 stages look better overall)
-Less charming character art imo in KoF 13 than 2002 in some ways. (13 looks better overall)
-Some character design changes, maybe for worse.
-Gameplay changes may annoy purists. *shrug*


Ways Blazblue is better, especially for newcomers to the genre:
-Blazblue has a better tutorial with explanations about why and how etc. Tutorial is much longer, and fully voice acted. KoF 13 tutorial is much shorter, no voice acting.
-Blazblue is more elegant and easy to learn in terms of inputs and game systems.
-Blazblue has more accessible combos and inputs.
-Blazblue has easier to read movelist, better menus.
-Blazblue has both english and japanese voice acting. KoF 13 only has Japanese (I think?) and only for in battles.
-Blazblue has a much better written story, full voice acted, you can advance at your own pace. KoF has no story voice acting, story advances automatically without your input. This means story will either be too slow or fast.


Neutral:
-Sprites designed in 720p look like crap in not 720p.
-Blazblue has a lot of SP content, KoF 13 appears to have a lot as well, although maybe less. (I hear SF5 is very poor in SP content.)
-Both games have nice character designs and animations, although have different styles and looks.

KoF 13 is the last KoF to use 2d art, which is another reason to get this, as later games will be somewhat different due to this.


At $5 on sale, KoF 13 is hard not to recommend. However, you might have a better time purchasing latest Blazblue or Guilty Gear first, especially if you are new or inexperienced to the fighting genre.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
my best fighting game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
60.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
1 of the best 2D FTG
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417 of 498 people (84%) found this review helpful
136 people found this review funny
Recommended
973.2 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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142 of 152 people (93%) 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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216 of 254 people (85%) found this review helpful
207 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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132 of 146 people (90%) found this review helpful
35 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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