“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...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,883 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 13, 2013

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Includes 3 items: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION, THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION

 

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"A satisfying and rich 2D fighting game. 30+ playable characters, numerous stages and overall great value. Hard to learn and very hard to master! "

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound, DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Official Windows Media Player Codecs required
Helpful customer reviews
41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
556.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
KOF XIII is one of the best Fighting Games this generation! very underated game. If you really enjoy fighting games this game is a must buy.

Pros:
-Netcode is decent for input delay based netcode & well improved over the console version.
-Has the Climax Arcade Edition changes which consoles did not end up getting.
-Rematch Button in Player Matches added to the PC version gets you back into matches fast.
-The 3 DLC Characters come free in the Steam Edition.
-Beautiful hand drawn 2D Sprites.
-Great Soundtrack.
-36 Unique Characters to choose from.
-Amazing Combo System.
-Story Mode, Colour Editor & Challenge Modes.

Cons:
-Not enough people play this amazing fighting game.
-No GGPO Netcode.
-Saved Replays are buggy.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This is without a doubt the best KoF game in the series. Good roster, easy to pick up on for newcomers and the best sprite work in the whole series.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,610.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
It's good. Faster and more aggressive than most fighting games. Netcode is good and you'll find a consistent but small rotation of players online.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
324.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition Review

Pros:
  • Greatly improved netcode
  • Rematch option added to PC version in player matches, so you can skip character selection, and order select if you don't intend to change anything
  • All three DLC characters from the console release included without additional cost
  • Includes Climax Arcade edition's changes (consoles never received this update)
  • 36 character roster
  • Color edit for characters
  • Excellent combo system giving many different options in how you want to spend your meter
  • Smooth gameplay compared to previous KOF titles

Cons:
  • Netcode is still input delay based
  • No lobby system, so it's hard to coordinate matches with multiple friends
  • No spectator mode, so you can't watch matches to learn
  • No online training mode, so you're confined to actual matches to train a friend
  • The saved replays are buggy
  • Even with the 36 character roster many fan favorites such as Blue Marry, Chizuru Kagura, Vanessa, Bonne Jenet, etc... are missing
  • Some characters lack all the tools they had before, such as Mai, and Terry
  • Backgrounds, and sprites are not 1080p. Noticable while up close or playing on a large TV
  • Team doesn't cheer for you in the background like in previous KOF's such as 98

Conclusion:
  • Buy the game!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Very good game. I love all the characters and the customization for it. If only I was actually good at fighting games...
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