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 (112 reviews) - 89% of the 112 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (10,237 reviews) - 94% of the 10,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2013

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July 22

7/22 patch!

I have nothing clever to say.

Bugfixes!
- Fixed the longstanding bug where sometimes Player 1's inputs would be duplicated as Player 2 on the Training Mode dummy / on the Controller Config screen! Now everyone can use Training Mode normally. :^) (Thanks BlueFeena for helping!)
- Fixed a random crash in super-shadow rendering when Feral Edge collides with Motor Brigade. (Thanks Triblue for sending me crash replays!)

Replay Playback
- Pressing MP while watching a replay will enable the "simple" Attack Data display. Note that it begins when you enable it, so if you enable it during a combo the current-combo-damage values will be incorrect.
- Pressing MK during combat, not round transitions or the pause menu, while watching a replay will toggle 25% slow-motion on/off. (Thanks Liam for reminding me.)

Bug Reporting
- If you have Replays enabled and the game crashes during a fight in any mode where Replays are saved, it will automatically save CRASH_REPLAY.ini and .rnd in the normal replay folder. Renaming those files to a valid replay number and playing it back in Replay Theater SHOULD reliably crash the game again. If it does, send 'em to me somehow!

Title screen build ID 14058

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June 30

Quick Match? More like BugFIXED Match!

:^)

General
- Fixed Quick Match not submitting any new wins to the leaderboard ever, which I accidentally broke when I made it support 3/5 sets. (thanks BeizlFreiz!)

While looking at how to fix that bug, I found another one.

(I briefly considered just writing this bugfix as "Fixed a bug with score reporting on PC," but we're Lab Zero and we own our mistakes as well as our successes.)

THE FOLLOWING BUG WAS PC (WIN/MAC/LINUX) ONLY. IT DID NOT AFFECT ANY CONSOLES. Every version has different leaderboard code.
Disclaimer: I may not have written this code, but I did fix it! :^P
[deep breath]
- Fixed...a bug...with PC Quick Match score reporting...that has been present since the very first PC build...where the check for when to report scores to the leaderboard was
if(mWinningPlayer == 0)
instead of the correct
if(mWinningPlayer == myPlayerNumber)
...the end result being that if Player 1 won the game, both players would report a win for themselves. If Player 2 won, neither player would report a win. So the PC leaderboard currently reflects the number of times you played a Quick Match where Player 1 won the game, rather than the number of times you won. Heh?

AGAIN, THIS DID NOT APPLY TO CONSOLES. CONSOLE SCORE REPORTING IS FINE.

The game now correctly reports a win only for the player that won, all the time.

I'm not going to reset the leaderboards, though.
*G1antK1ngTurtlE* can keep the huge pile of bodies, even though some of them are illusory. :^)

[Title screen build number 13992]

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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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Iorn
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
This game does involve girl's and they do have skulls. TO bad I can't find any online matches though. Which would be fine if I had friends that I didn't distance myself from.
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Tad Cooper
38.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
one of the best fighting games ever made

completely broken, empty servers, and an unreachable skill cap
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彡TacoTuesday彡
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
y do i have this game
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BluShine
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Looks amazing. The animaiton is some of the best in any 2D fighting game.

The game is way too complicated and difficult for me to play, though. My fingers just can't go fast enough to do the combos and stuff. If you're a hardcore fan of games like Street Fighter, this probably won't be an issue for you. But it's just not a game for more casual players like myself.
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Zen | Nikuri<3RepublicanCars
394.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
OMG!!!! Best game ever, DOUBLE FOR THE WIN!!!
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ToxicRancor
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Not a fan at fighting games in general, but this one is pretty good.
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YoungSkudz
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
hot
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The Amazing Ostrich
23.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Despite the pride I felt when I won just one online match, I will never be as happy as I was when I noticed Ms.Fortune is also Misfortune.
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Da Hardest Beats|NO MONITOR
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
I play it for the mechanics.
No but for real the animation is beautiful on this game and it should be since all the frames are hand drawn(I think?)
The fighting is solid and I wish I was better at this type of combo heavy game.

ALSO
I've bought this game on three different systems so I kinda love it
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ebzzry
308.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
I used to play USF4, a lot. However, one of the worst things with it is the netcode. Most of the time, the lag is unbearable. I was forced to play at local arcades.

When they announced SF5, I got stoked. After a while though, I realized that the game was made to cater to a wider audience. Consequently, the mechanics were dumbed down, and it was a great departure from the highly technical play of USF4. I skipped SF5. I’d rather play 3S than that abomination.

Having ran out of luck, I searched around. I wanted a fighting game that has the following characteristics:

  • great mechanics
  • fast gameplay
  • fast netcode
  • healthy community
  • decent roster diversity
  • low system requirements
  • balanced character skillsets
  • tutorials
  • catchy music
  • keyboard configurability
  • attractive typography
  • no KI-esque combos
  • no balloon juggles like MK
  • wine compatibility
  • friendly to beginners

Skullgirls has these all. It may have warts, but in my humble opinion, the pluses far outweigh the minuses. I strongly recommend this game. ★★★★★
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
70.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Great 2D Fighting game. It would be nice if they put more characters, since there's not many, but I'm pretty sure there will be more new characters. Awesome game.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
249.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
It's the fighting game that got me into fighting games, what else can I say?

Skullgirls is honestly in my opinion one of the best 2D fighters in a long time. It will probably stay that way for a while too. It's ridiculously deep and fast paced, has an incredible community and lead by an incredible dev (<3 u mike), and has super deep and thoughtful tutorials to get a player who hasn't ever touched a fighter in their life to be able to understand the basics. This game is easy to learn, hard to master, and boy is it hard to master. It has a whopping amount of advanced techniques, learnable MU knowledge, and a still evolving metagame. The community is still at large at PC, it may not seem like much at times but for the most part we're still very talkative and willing to help out with new players in any way we can, we really enjoy it.

It can be a rough start.

The multiplayer is full of experienced players, even in beginner lobbies, and for the love of god unless you have 500+ hrs of gametime and knowledge down to the frame data, don't hit quick match for your sanity and self esteem. You will get hit by 20-50 hit combos and those seem like normal strings and they can seem even more intimidating with good assists. And by all means this portion of the game is not for everyone, many people will call it bulls***, and wonder like me at first "Why the f*** is there no combo breakers and what's up with the damage scaling, this is ridiculous!" or something to that extent. It can be very, very intimidating. But for every bit that it can be intimidating, there are helpful counter measures that the community can reach out to you with extensive guides, knowledge, coaching, and more. If anything, give the game a good 20 hours, try it out, invest yourself in it, if you really don't like it, you can say you tried.

In short.

Skullgirls is a really deep, relatively easy to pick up, but intimidating animu tiddy fighter. It can turn you into a walking salt mill or a monk depending on how you take your losses and learn from them. It's got a burning community with a fire to keep this game going and to keep it going for as long as they see fit, and it's perfectly understandable why, it's an amazing fighting game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
177.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ME IN THIS GAME AS BIGBAND↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkYcKfqFNmM
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Beautifully made game, probably one of the better fighting games I've played. Though I'm quite bad at them. Skullgirls definetly has a special place in the gaming library inside my heart. My skullheart.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
9/10
This is one of the best fighter games ive played, I love it.
The aren't many characters but 'Quality > Quantity.
Good art and soundtrack/music especially the character selction soundtrack, love hearing it when choosing my character.
Overall it's a somwhat simple yet fun and good game!
I highly recommend this.
btw...
You need to learn how to combo in this game or you going to get steamrolled on online matches...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Bought this game three times with all the DLC each, this is my favorite fighting game of all time and just thinking about it gives me the willies.

Ms. Fortune best girl.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
An amazing 2d fighter you could compare to Marvel V Capcom 3, with amazing combos, animations, and voice actors.

Also you can't forget about the boobs 10/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I never seriously got into laying fighting games until I played this game.

I recieved my copy of 2nd Encore from a humble bundle, and first time I booted up story mode (played as Filia, I came in completley blind and I think I chose well :) ) I was so terrible I got demolished over and over and over again. But the game was too pretty to just shove aside. I have now beaten all the story mode campaigns, even Fukua's (Finally!) and I love this beautiful, beautiful game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is freaking amazing. Need I say more?
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