“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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Mr. Niceu Niceu
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
ARE YOU OKAY?!?!





BUSTAHHHH WUHLLFFF
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sinful_gamelord
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
very good, I think it needs more characters but very good
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Aleestoor
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
pretty confusing and the story is hard to follow. the gameplay leaves somethign to be desired. it's definitely not bad, but it could be so much better.
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Abstractpurpose
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
SPRITES!! Thats one of the best things about king of fighters. They held onto the tradition of wonderfully crafted character models staying true to the tradition of 2d fighters and they do it well. Well animated into every move and combo. The fighting is fluid and puts simplistic fighters like street fighter to shame. This series has interesting characters a great variety of moves and combos and im grateful that years back a friend introduced me to this , samurai showdown, and last blade cementing for me snk as a top of the line fighting game producer who desearves far more attention than they get. I only wish rock managed to make it into this game but what they do have is a solid fighting game thats both great to play and great to look at. viva la sprites
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Marcelus
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Lovely! I did not play KOF since 2002 and this was a great chance for me. This Steam version looks very good, even if is not remastered as we all wanted to but it worth every cent. For people who is not familiar with KOF be aware of the learning curve of some moves. Use that special tool you all have there called "YouTube" and give it some time and then this will be a permanent installed game for you.
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Tarabas
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
one of the best fighting games ever created.
Though hard as nails at higher levels (just see the KOFXIII world cup and see what kind of combos they're able to pull off), it is still accessible even for people who aren't that good in fighting games.

pros:
-great characters. (TERRY BOGARD FTW)
-great fighting system.
-possibility of changing one's favorite fighter's colours.
-nice story, even though not the best one yet. (Geese saga is still the top one)

in the middle:
-might be pretty hard at some points of the arcade. This can be a flaw or a strong point depending on the player (I consider it a strong point, personally). If you're having trouble getting over a certain stage the game offers you to give them a malus or a bonus to your fighters. I found this to be a great idea, this way even new players can complete the story mode or the arcade mode without getting too frustrated.

cons:
-I sincerely cannot think of anything.
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MK Rattledeth
( 99.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
The best KOF!
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OPHR
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
꾸르재므
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jangan tembak sayere
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
very good game. Not the best of KOF, but still very entertaining. Hope more SNK games on Steam.
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NawiChee
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
really good game with his new mode online
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DooM
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
i love this game
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Noctis Lucius
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I bought KOF because :

-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ

nevermind, i just love the combos in this game
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Satyr79x
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Awesome game! Just bought for like five dollars and I love it!
Great fighting gameplay, I am not too invested in anime stories, but the story mode is somewhat nice.

Overall an 8 out of 10 game for me.
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J.D. The Horseman
( 54.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Saw that Street Fighter 5 came out, looks good and all, but made me realize how good KOF is. So back on it again, and wow this game is great.
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ALCHEMIST96_
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I bought this game so i could play kof13 on the go and i love the game but i hate the pc port for some reason it runs slow for me and appenrently this is a big issue with other people as well. im not that really in to pc gaming i have a laptop an asus g750j its not that good and its not that bad either but his really should'nt be an issue. this is why i like cosole gaming more than pc gaming it sucks cuz i really wannted to play kof13 well aleast kof 2002 um works properly
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Ken
( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Good fighting game
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ssaderanti
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
One word: M A I
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_nONE™
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Good reboot of a great series, pick this up over sf5
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Melanon
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Arguably the best 2D sprite work in any fighter to date.

Ash Crimson is pretty hot.
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Euler
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I need a controller
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I bought KOF because :

-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ
-MAI SHIRANUI
-BEWBZ

nevermind, i just love the combos in this game
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
SPRITES!! Thats one of the best things about king of fighters. They held onto the tradition of wonderfully crafted character models staying true to the tradition of 2d fighters and they do it well. Well animated into every move and combo. The fighting is fluid and puts simplistic fighters like street fighter to shame. This series has interesting characters a great variety of moves and combos and im grateful that years back a friend introduced me to this , samurai showdown, and last blade cementing for me snk as a top of the line fighting game producer who desearves far more attention than they get. I only wish rock managed to make it into this game but what they do have is a solid fighting game thats both great to play and great to look at. viva la sprites
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
one of the best fighting games ever created.
Though hard as nails at higher levels (just see the KOFXIII world cup and see what kind of combos they're able to pull off), it is still accessible even for people who aren't that good in fighting games.

pros:
-great characters. (TERRY BOGARD FTW)
-great fighting system.
-possibility of changing one's favorite fighter's colours.
-nice story, even though not the best one yet. (Geese saga is still the top one)

in the middle:
-might be pretty hard at some points of the arcade. This can be a flaw or a strong point depending on the player (I consider it a strong point, personally). If you're having trouble getting over a certain stage the game offers you to give them a malus or a bonus to your fighters. I found this to be a great idea, this way even new players can complete the story mode or the arcade mode without getting too frustrated.

cons:
-I sincerely cannot think of anything.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Lovely! I did not play KOF since 2002 and this was a great chance for me. This Steam version looks very good, even if is not remastered as we all wanted to but it worth every cent. For people who is not familiar with KOF be aware of the learning curve of some moves. Use that special tool you all have there called "YouTube" and give it some time and then this will be a permanent installed game for you.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
One of the best fighting games on Steam.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
SNK has outdone themselves in hands down the best installment to the KOF franchise


It goes without saying that SNK makes some amazing pixel art and here it looks better than ever before. Its a pity this will be the last time they use this style before KOF XIV but despite that I'm totally lookig forward to it. But I digress. Just seriously look at this game the detail in this game is astonishing I can easily get lost and always notice something new in the background like a cameo or two. The music is also fantastic. Who is Queen being a personal favorite.

I think you get the idea folks It's the best looking answer to Street Fighter IV and it is totally worth it for every foighting game enthusiast
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Arguably the best 2D sprite work in any fighter to date.

Ash Crimson is pretty hot.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
152.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
The game itself is perfect. If you want to play offline or local VS you should buy it, but if you want to play online... please, don't waste your money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The only thing this game is missing is anlternitive costume for Terry... The Garu costume. Other than that, PERFECT!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
One word: M A I
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The King of Fighters XIII is the best King of Fighters game to date and it may very well be the last 2D one, considering the direction the new company's taking it in XIV. The netplay works quite well, and the new mechanics are great. Story mode's cool, and the customization options, including color editing are great, too. I miss fighting games that had color edits, like Darkstalkers 3, Capcom VS SNK 2, etc. Good to see a game keeping the tradition alive, even if you have to unlock additional color palettes through gameplay. The King of Fighters has always been one of those footsies based fighters, similar to Street Fighter, but now it has HD cancels which can allow you to extend your combos to get the most off your hit confirms. It's nice that not everything uses your super meter anymore, too.

Pros:
HD cancels.
Supers are as flashy as ever.
Very smoothed 2D sprites.
Secret characters to unlock (who else does that anymore?).
Those of you with potatoes for computers can easily play this game.

Cons:
I honestly can't really think of any, except that not enough people play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
playing with friends online is the best :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I need a controller
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
I played a lot of KOFs on neogeo arcade and then on emulators, bought this game and it crashed to desktop every time so i gave up on it , turned out the game's videos are to blame, with video disabled i fainally could taste what is the best KOF experience ever! if u gowned up with arcade 2d fighting game u cant possiblly miss on this, Finally japanese compagnies are considering markets outside of shibuya! go global boys, they (devs) are even present on steam support forums doing a great job, they listened to feedbacks and we ( customers) have to do our part of the bargain buy this game and support it. it worth every penny, tons of fun to get in this ultimate version. fuuuull of extra content.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Good reboot of a great series, pick this up over sf5
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
378.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
The best fighting game of this generation!!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,052.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
This is the best fighting game ever!
It has 30+ characters, including the DLC ones (which are FREE for PC version).
The game is very easy to get into, and it has lots of content.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
I really like the Mission mode where you can learn unique combos for each character. I thought I was pretty good at the game until I saw YouTube videos of professionals in EVO tournament and realize I was a scrub, so I uninstalled the game and go cried in a corner.
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