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 (254 reviews) - 92% of the 254 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,840 reviews) - 94% of the 9,840 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2013

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April 13

Skullgirls 2nd Encore Features DLC released; prices reduced!

Mac crossplay vs PC/Linux is now fixed, and it once again hopefully runs on all old MacOS versions it used to run on. Update your game, Mac users!

It's been a long time!*

Do you like voiced story mode?
Do you like Challenges? Trials?
Do you like MISCELLANEOUS FIXES? **
Do you like PAYING LESS MONEY FOR SKULLGIRLS?!?!

WELL THEN HAVE I GOT AN UPDATE FOR YOU!
I still have an update if you don't really like miscellaneous fixes or paying less money for Skullgirls, but it will be markedly less exciting in that case.

New Prices
- The base game is now $9.99. Forever.
- The DLC characters are now $1.99 each. Forever.
We love you, too.
- The 2nd Encore Features DLC is $15, and discounted for the first week: in theory it's 33% off ($10) if you don't own any DLC, and 50% off ($7.50) if you do own DLC. (This might be broken if you have the IGG-backer versions of the DLC, rather than the paid DLC. We are looking into it.) It includes all the DLC characters, English voiced story mode, Challenges, Trials for every character, and Survival Mode.

General
- Added some slick new guest art to the Art Gallery courtesy of Arc System Works, the publisher for the Japanese version!
- Updated/unified the credits.
- Fixed some other things I've forgotten. Yes, really, it was like 5 months ago...
- Known issue on Linux: Using the nVidia binary drivers 364.15 with KDE 5 is known to cause graphics issues. We're looking into it.
- This build does not include the fix for a newly discovered projectile-combo-start bug for P2. That needs to be exhaustively tested first.
- We've been doing a lot of dev streams for Indivisible, you know, if you're into that sort of thing...

Other Platforms
- Skullgirls is out on the Vita in the US, and very soon (the 15th) in Japan. We have no word on when it will be released Europe yet. >.<
- The Japanese PS4 version also comes out on the 15th. It adds Japanese voice acting, and there is a physical version!

-- Footnotes --
When was the last time you saw a Steam announcement that collated footnotes?
YEAH I THOUGHT SO.

* ...Lenneth. Would you like to know the status of your Einharjar? Would you like to know her status? +5 Bravery - Approached by Thor at the Aesir Mixer last week, rebuffed his awkward advances.

** Oh, come on. EVERYBODY loves miscellaneous fixes!

Wondering about the price of the 2nd Encore Features DLC? The $15 is just for the work involved in Voiced Story Mode/Challenges/Trials/Survival. The included DLC characters are basically free, because they must be included - Challenges etc. don't care whether you own the character or not. If you uninstall a DLC character and play a challenge or trial involving them, the game may crash! So don't do that. :^)






When was the last time you saw a Steam announcement that used the word "collated"?
YEAH I THOUGHT SO.

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December 20, 2015

Combo Breaker 2016 registration is open!

You better believe this gets an announcement here!

If you play Skullgirls, YOU SHOULD GO TO COMBO BREAKER.
I'm already registered!Yep! SG and VSav.

Even if you can only travel to one fighting game community event in 2016, MAKE THAT EVENT COMBO BREAKER. Combo Breaker 2015 was the absolute BEST tournament experience I have ever had, and 2016 looks to be equally amazing.

The venue is open 24 hours. You don't have to play games in your hotel room - there are round-the-clock stations for ALL tournament games, including Skullgirls! If you're like me, you go to tournaments to play games against people you never get to play, not to sit around and watch other people do that. Well, Combo Breaker has got that covered. Other tournaments could learn a thing or two. :^)

Oh right. Where is it? It's in Chicago, you fly to O'Hare.
Website: http://combobreaker.org/
Launch trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUxrl_JK42I

I was not compensated in any way for this announcement, I'm just hella excited for this. The Skullgirls community will be out in force!

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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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Nishiki
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
There's so many waifus. Best game. 10/10
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0ndshok
( 68.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
SQUIGLY IS MY WAIFU !!! <3
AND I WANT TO PET LEVIATHAN !!! <3 <3 <3

...

god this game is gorgeous...
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Firelizard
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is absolutely incredible, off the chain, and very very fun to play with friends.
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FrogSquad| Ducky
( 20.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is possibly one of the best fighting games to have come out in recent years. It is a very technical fighter that is suprisingly easy to pick up and play, it does help if you learn but it is easy to do with the most amazing tutorial you will ever witness. It covers genuine combos you will use competetivly. The art style is amazing with a jazz soundtrack and some very suggestive clothing. Seriously from seasoned fighting game veterens to fighting game virgins this is the game for you.
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Matydos
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
DO NOT be fooled by this game's fanservice-y style.
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*Yuki*
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
When awesome game meets crap business politics...

To be clearly - Im rlly love this game. Dont look at my hours - this game has not only steam version.
When its released, it was like a blast: awesome and unique artstyle, combos, fueled with broken fingers, ever high-tier waifus. Then devs also added native linux support. Ever if there was not much players online, ever if Im sux in this genre deeper, than Sasha Grey, Im loved it. And obliviosly insta-bought all dlcs, when they came.
Then devs announced their new game, cuz this one looked finished, Im prepared my wallet...

I rlly dont know, what happened with devs or publishers, maybe money bashed their heads, maybe smthing else... But then they added 2nd Encore DLC.

- Yo dawg, they brught new content 4 u, m8, why dafaq u cries in spanish here? - you should ask now.

Long story short: they f*cked all fans. F*cked those, who bought all dlcs already, f*cked humble buyers, dp'ed kickstarters.

If you didnt read description for it yet, I can type here, what the hell is wrong with this dlc: it adds new content, but also includes all already released dlcs. Overall - these guys, who bought other dlcs already, should pay twice.
Yep, they added temporary 50% off sale. BUT WAIT.

Here is some simple mathematics: there are 6 basic dlcs. Before permanent drop of prices, their price was like 5$ per one. So - 30$ for all dlcs. Second Encore costs 15$. Ever if their new game modes are awesome, ever if voice acting is cool, for dlc with new content, its overpriced. Thats why they made this dirty trick.

Yep, for those, who didnt get other dlcs yet, its awesome:
"Hei, gais, 4 15 dollarz I've got mush moar content, than you for 30, deal with it". But...
THIS ♥♥♥♥IN DLC COSTS 2X LESS, THAN WE PAID ALREADY. WHY DONT GIVE IT FOR FREE FOR OWNERS OF OTHER DLCS? WHY DONT ADD A SEPARATE DLC, THAT WONT DUPLICATE EXISTS STUFF? WHY SHOULD WE PAY TWICE?

♥♥♥♥ you too, Lab Zero. Im pretty sure, people will prefer piracy over buyings for your stuff.
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gette
( 44.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
ZONE's skin on squigly
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danielshadow
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
You only get half the characters at purchase, then you have to buy the other half. This Capcom-style approach towards releasing unfinished games and forcing players to purchase what should already be included in the game really stinks.
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J.McIntosh
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
As much as I would like to say how well this game is made. It's extremely confusing. Now of course in order to learn this game it will need time put into it.

I bought this thing hoping it was not a precision fighter but then again I didn't look into it. I did assume however that is was a fun simple fighter because of how unserious it seemed to set it's tone.

For people that do nothing but play precision fighters? Yes I can recommend. For people that are just typical FPS dumbasses like myself? Hell to the ♥♥♥♥ing no, we're better to sticking to Super Smash Bros. for that.

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0oga Booga
( 359.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Great waifus, great art, great mechanics.
If you like skulls and girls, look no further.
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YiffLord
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
If you're looking for a game with an amazing soundtrack, stunning visuals, and magnificent gameplay, look no further c:
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IbadGrammar
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
F***CK THIS GAME AFTER GET CENSORED ♥♥♥♥ IT . DEV LET SWJ WIN SO YOU ♥♥♥♥ING P***SY DEV
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pavig
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Quite possibly the best introduction to the fighting game genre available. Art, animation, sound, gameplay and interface are polished to a perfect shine. The tutorials are a brilliant introduction to this often opaque and difficult genre. Highly recommended.
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Smashette
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Fun and quick to pick up. I love each character and their ridiculous moves and play styles.
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The Great Papyrus
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
this game is really amizing
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Pinkamena_Diane_Pie
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Sleek, fast-paced, beautifully animated with a unique art direction, coupled with terrificially well-balanced gameplay and an amazingly catchy soundtrack, Skullgirls is a lovingly, wonderfully crafted game that has all its moving parts executed flawlessly in every way. I can't remember the last time Capcom made a fighting game that handled this well and looked this gorgeous.

...Wait. It's not made by Capcom?

Huh. Well, that explains it then.
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8bitpony21
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
played all of the none dlc story modes then when i got back in the next the game started to lag and its not some kind of online lag it was the game itself to the point were i had to alt tab out in order to quit so yeah the game itelf was fun was kinda disapointed when only 2 charicters used the skull heart but it was a nice game with some pretty tight controlls and some ok story to it.
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Bank Rollin Koreaboo
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
SkullGrills is a fun game with friends and watch them get salty when you misclick, there are also alot of jiggling...I wonder how fun that was to animate :^)
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TacticalNerd1963
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Favorite game of all time. I've known about it for a couple years, and only just got it this January. I love this game's style and it's really fun to play, Definitely recommend it for any fighting game veteran/beginner.
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
With fun combat and mechanics Skullgirls is a beautiful anime 2d fighting game. The art and the graphics are really nice and I loved the soundtrack (just do a YouTube search for “The Fish Man's Dance” and “The Legend of the Skull Heart” -my two favorite- they are amazing!).
Game has a comprehensive tutorial, gameplay in general is really good.
The characters have a lot of style and personality, I love the cast, it’s very original. The only problem is that there are not enough characters since the roster is rather small.
As for game modes it has different ones, like single player story, arcade mode and vs. I’m sure you will have fun in every one of them. By the way, the controls are intuitive and responsive.
A must have if you are fan of anime and/or fighting games.

Con un combate y mecánicas divertidos, Skullgirls es un hermoso juego anime de peleas 2d. El arte y las gráficas son lindos y me encantó el soundtrack (solo haz una búsqueda en YouTube de “The Fish Man's Dance” y de “The Legend of the Skull Heart” -Mis dos favoritas- son increíbles).
El juego tiene un tutorial muy completo, la jugabilidad en general es muy buena.
Los personajes tienen un montón de estilo y personalidad, me encanta el elenco, es muy original. El único problema es que no hay suficientes personajes ya que la plantilla es algo pequeña.
En cuanto a los modos de juego existen diferentes, como historia de un solo jugador, modo arcade y Vs. Estoy segura que te divertirás en cada uno de ellos. Por cierto, los controles son intuitivos y responsivos.
Un título obligado si eres fan del anime y/o de los juegos de pelea.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
390.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
After 350 hours, I can safely say the girls have nice personalities.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Hard to learn, hard to master. Skullgirls' combo system is difficult to get into at first, but once you open it up, the sky's the limit. Each character's combos are quite different, and they are all (for the most part) very varied in their moves. If you like MvC2 & Guilty Gear, you'll love Skullgirls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
hm yes very good game yes very good plot
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Fighting Marie with Valentine on hard mode is not easy. Hahahaha.


I still suck.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
359.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Great waifus, great art, great mechanics.
If you like skulls and girls, look no further.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Cerebella's Huge Gorilla arms don't protect her legs but can take away 16/8 of your health.

Would low attack with Fillia again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Art Deco, Hot chicks, awesome characters, surprisingly good stories and a great sense of humour. I can't wait for Indivisible and this game's basically my distraction until that releases. Yes I reccomend this game. Yes. Buy it. Buy it now. Don't pirate it and not give them any money you monster BUY IT. BUY IT NOW. BUY IT MORE THAN ONCE SO THAT FRIENDS DON'T HAVE TO. OR COMPLAIN TO A FRIEND WITH MONEY ENOUGH SO THAT HE BUYS THE GAME AND DLC FOR YOU BECAUSE HE WANTS TO SEE YOU HIT SMALL WOMEN WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Also yes that happened.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This is a fun game and it's a good price. I recommend it to everyone. The art style and mechanics will never get old. This game is on point.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
My first fighting game i played is naruto on ps2 back in my childhood,but little i know that it's a button masher type of fighting game. Few years later after I got my laptop,I had an interest toward 2d anime fighting game(as an anime fan duh) but as i started playing things like melty blood,arcana heart,blazblue continum shift,etc...it was very hard. I tried to learn by reading wiki and videos but in the end prefer to learn by sparring with my brother which of course this doesn't help me progress a lot. A while later,I stumbled upon skullgirl while on sale and i was like why not give it a try? And oh boy i didnt regret a single bit as this game taught everything i need to know in a fighting game;hitbox,recovery,combo,punish u name it.(ingame tutorial is just too splendid in explaining things to player)
As I learned these things,it isn't that hard for me to jump into another fighting game title anymore :D
Even though it's kinda look cartoonish and might turned off some people,it's their charm

Conclusion;If you are really wanted to jump into 2d fighting game genre,it's a must to get this game beforehand

p/s;
1.my real playtime might be over 100hrs+ as I play this in offline mode for like 1year+ maybe due absent of internet connection at home
2.i fell in love with squigly on my 1rst sight and thus maining her ever since,ended up study a lot as she's a heavy excecution character(funny things is whatever fighting game i play,my fav chara is always the hardest to play ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Bought for 15 bucks. Next day its sold for 10 buck. *insert lenny face*
good waifu material. i suck at the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Been burnt by the recent feature-free release of Street Fighter V? Sick of the bug-filled Mortal Kombat X? Want something that's an old-school 2D game but not as brutal to learn as BlazBlue CP?

Skullgirls is exactly the title for you. Don't let the low price fool you, this is a premium title. Amazing hand-drawn 2D sprites with mind-blowing amounts of frames. No "anime-lite" jerkacity here.

Sound is excellent with moves having a good thwack factor, the music is glorious and now, with the addition of the 2nd Encore upgrade, fully voiced.

Playability is where fighting games life or die and Skullgirls is tremendous. LOADS of single player modes, none of them with "input reading" AI. All the characters are usable and there is plenty of variety amongst them. No '23 shoto/ninja clones' here.

Do yourself a favour and grab it. It's bargaintastic, stuffed full of content, loads of training modes to help you learn and hugely enjoyable. Magnificent.
10/10

(low on playtime because I've got it in other formats too)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
161.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I mean this game can run on a potato so it gets a thumbs up from me. The art is really well done and although some may not like it, I sure do. The handling of each character is truely different from character to character, giving authenticy to each character. But there are only a handful of characters to chose from. This game is pretty much a reference to every other fighting game which makes it more of a love tribute to fighting games. Overall, 9/10 salty salty friday nights!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Fighting games aren't my favorite type. But this is awesome!
I love the art style, the story, and characters. Also, the voice acting was done wonderfully.
The variety of moves is nice too, and the ability to change the color of your character is a nice little addition.
I'd reccomend playing this with a controller. (Of course the keyboard settings work just fine too)
And reccomend the game itself owo/ of course.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Tuba Cop (BIg Band) plays music and has ZA WARUDO and ORAORAORAORAORAORA as his lvl 5 blockbusters.
GrabsForDays (Beowulf) is Kanji in steriods (both literally and figuratively). I thought at first he drank bleach at his lvl 5 blockbuster, but it was milk.
Fanservice (Valentine) makes you do 12-hit combos easily and will give you seizures with her lvl 3 blockbuster.
Eliza has a Dio color pallete.

I finally played decent music with Tuba Cop, here's the piece:
HP HP+MP LP HP+MP LP LP LK HK+MK HK LP HK
HK LK 8HP HP+MP LP LK LK HK LK LK 8HP

Play it with his trumpet and achieve infinite Tang and Space Sex

10/10 great game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This game is an excellent fighting game. There are definitely some balance issues that I can see with the game, but overall its a pretty solid fighting game. I played a lot with friends and we all had a good time with the game. The online community is pretty rough though. I definitely need a lot more time with this game before I can reach that level. I would reccommend this game if you are looking for an intense fighter. There are so many combos to learn, so many match ups to understand, so many mechanics to get down, that this game can get a little overwhelming. But it is all worth it, because when you land those combos, it is just so satisfying. The mechanics in this game are definitely complimented by the beautiful visuals and the quality audio. You can tell a lot of love and care went into this game. I would highly reccommend it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
222.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
plz nerf beowulf..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Amazing fighting game. Controls are difficult on PC so I suggest using a gamepad, otherwise, good luck doing combos. Still though, I play on keyboard and love this game to death. Best character is clearly the neko. If you've got a tenner, pick it up and I'm sure you'll have good fun with it.
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