Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers.
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Very Positive (149 reviews) - 91% of the 149 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (10,004 reviews) - 94% of the 10,004 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2013

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June 24

It's some improvements!

Welcome to Some Improvement!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zbWLMvd_48
I said SOME! SOME!

General
- Quick Match now allows players to play up to 3/5 after the initial game finishes! Players can choose to exit after each game, but if you want that runback or feel the desire to defend your honor, mash dat Play Again button. (Thanks Liam and memes)

- If you're playing on a specific stage, instead of Random, choosing Play Again now continues the stage music instead of restarting it. You can finally hear the solo in NMO Arena! (Thanks Bang Camaro)
- When music continues between games, it only fades to 50% instead of silence. (Thanks POS Industries)

- The initial menu when launching the game with 2+ controllers/sticks plugged in has been improved: Player 1 no longer controls the main menu behind the controller-selection screen, and as long as someone has chosen to be Player 1, you are no longer required to ALSO choose a Player 2 before being allowed to proceed. (thanks a lot of people over multiple years)

(Title screen build ID 13984)

There's no rule that says I can't paste mostly the same patch notes from the Beta. NYAAAAH.

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June 7

Who likes BUGFIXES for BUGFIXES?

YOU?!
...oh, we've been through this. Fine.

General
- Fixed airthrows not properly putting you in Stage 2 as a result of the previous fix for mcpeanuts' IPS bug. Everything is back to normal now, with mcpeanuts' fix still there. How do you like that, mcpeanuts? Now your name is famous! Namous?

It's done. I fixed it. Go home. Play some games, maybe have some tea, or an amazing cookie. And no, that's not sponsored, they're just amazing.

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About This Game

Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers.

Skullgirls is a modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist. It’s a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory.

key Features:

  • Classic six-button play gives each character a huge variety of attacks and special moves
  • Variable Tag Battle system allows players to pit different size teams of one, two or three characters against one another
  • Custom Assists let you outfit your team with a huge variety of attacks for nearly endless strategic possibilities
  • A Robust Anti-Infinite Combo system keeps competitive play free of abusive tactics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Yosemite 10.10.4
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.04 / Fedora 22 / SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000*
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *MESA drivers 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 are not supported, please update to 1.6.2.
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Recent:
Very Positive (149 reviews)
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Very Positive (10,004 reviews)
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krieg213
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is one of the best indie 2D fighters I've ever played. The line art is on point, and is combined with super smooth animations.
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Mashishi the Italian chef
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Super fun, nice art style, great mechanics though there is a slight lack of characters imo
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DIVIDINGMAPLE
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
10,000th review...Great game, would recommend to anyone who likes competitive fighting games and cartoons
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>tfw she won't S U C C
( 32.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
so you got:

the ultimate stone cold undertaker rock hogan
the trumpet dude and the reason i got this game
a circus freak with a charming hat
the best waifu
top tier bullsh*t diva
a lovely schoolgirl with a talking wig
rule 63 akuma in a schoolgirl uniform
a cat-girl full o' puns
the sexiest loli in the universe
the best boobies/booty +commie
a psychopathic 30's/40's cartoon
a robocat-girl full o' memes
the cutest zombie i've ever seen in a fighting game
a pirate bloody nurse that's probably your fetish

Honestly one of the greatest fighting games out there, if you like games such as MvC, then this is your game...

Shoutouts to "Gato" for this lovely gift.
luv u man! cheers!!!
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thicc moms
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
peacock best grill 10/10
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somniasnivy
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A gorgeous hand-drawn, fluid fighting game that I will never stop sucking at nor loving to pieces. Further stylized with characters based off of the golden age of entertainment, from the likes of B-horror to Looney Toons to Wrestling, the fun never ends.

Controller-use preferable.
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vash24601
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is one of my favorite fighting games and it's a great buy
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NuclearLuigi9624
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
>got this game because my friend really likes it
>went to character select screen
>filia's hips
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Under the Moo
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I love 2D fighting games with a good story, and if you do too, this should be right up your alley.
I do think the stories of Blazblue and Guilty Gear are better than this, but the cons with both still put Skullgirls high up on the playing field with my two previous fighting game loves.

I adore Skullgirls, succinctly; if you like fun 2D fighters, you likely will too.
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Dungeon Master
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
big band is my daddy
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
-Got game to beat friends face in
-Finds out there is a robo cat that spits memes
-buys dlc without a match under belt
-plays robo-cat\'s story get ♥♥♥♥ing confused
-plays friend
-friend plays eliza
-proceeds to barely stand a chance against top tier ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t
-nice soundtrack though

10/10 would lose virginity to eliza again.
great game
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Got this game because I heard you can play the trumpet with one of the DLC characters.

Turns out you can fight people in it, too.

Doot Doot/10 Highly recommend
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
261.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
This is the game that got me into fighting games. It has an amazing tutorial explaining the mechanics of the game and fighting games in general, there is a very well made Infinite prevention system combined with a system to prevent Touch of Death combos. The inputs are very forgiving, to the point where I can do the 360 motion on a keyboard. Plus, all the characters feel unique, including Fukua (A joke character made as a half April Fool's joke half shot at Capcom's Decapre reveal who the players liked so much she was made a permanent addition to the cast). Going beyond the mechanics, the game is amazing to look at, with every frame of animation in the game being hand-drawn, and there are a TON of frames in this game. The only downside is the online, but not because of the netcode (The netcode is pretty damn good, you only really have problems if your ping is 200+). I am going to be blunt, this is the kind of game you only play quick match on if you REALLY know what you are doing. Still, for $10(Originally $15) to start off and another $10 for all the DLC characters (Who were free for the first 3 months after their release, so Lab Zero was still taking a pretty big hit to their wallets after releasing them, all things considered), there are far worse titles on this platform you could buy and play with your friends.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
234.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Skullgirls is a pretty fun game. The characters are pretty interesting, and there's at least one for every playstyle. If you like grappling, you can play as Cerebella (or Beowulf, if you have him), if you like being quick/mobile, you have Valentine and Ms. Fortune. Or maybe you like whatever you'd describe Double's playstyle as. Point is, it's very easy to find a main. This game also has the option to play as a team of 2 or 3, with each member having any normal or special move to use as an assist attack, allowing for the player the get creative with combos. But this also means the game has a very high skill ceiling, as evidenced by the tournament scene. Or by playing a ranked match (which is always a great idea). So this game requires a lot of practice if you want to go to a tournament like Combo Breaker. Despite that, I have a lot of fun with this game, I kind of regret having to get this as a gift.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
804.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Really awesome game if you getting bored ! play this game super fun mash your keyborard
donwload this game Have fun and get some acheivements !
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
543.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
I think we all know that Double is the best waifu .
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game is very fast-paced and I would highly recommend you buy it. I liked how fast the game was and how many opportunities there are for combos
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Skullgirls is a fantastic fighting game, with an intricate input list and an overpowering amount of combos that would make "Super Smash Bros." jealous.

For the people who use the keyboard, I commend you. For others (Like myself) take advantage of the partial controller support. Your gonna need it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
416.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is one of the best if not the best fighting game since a few years.
Its fighting system succeed at being both simple, accessible, and quite deep for the seasoned fighter. Both your spammy little sister and your kof fanatic friend will find what they need to have fun.

Speaking of new player, this game also feature an extensive tutorial and training mode, it will teach anyone how to go from just spamming punch to actually combo in a smart way.

The art style is definitly a strong point of this game, it is beautiful, the animation are both detailled and fluid, the stage are full of life, every character and even background filler npc have is own personality. trully a work of art.

This game is not without default, the story mode is quite monotonous, and finish with one of those unfair and unfun boss. (Honestly, Jinpachi was more fun than Marie). The scenario itself coud definitly be a good story, specially since it know when to joke, and when to be dramatic. But, for most character it is quite empty.

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