Real Boxing™ brings you the most exhilarating, no holds barred boxing experience ever seen on Steam. Featuring ultra-realistic motion capture from real boxers, with amazing graphics built using the powerful Unreal Engine, you’ll be sure to feel every hook, jab, and uppercut.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2014
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Real Boxing™ just got better!

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NEW LANGUAGE LOCALIZATIONS: enjoy the true boxing experience on Steam, now also available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese, and more!

IMPROVED GAMEPLAY: numerous tweaks and updates that make Real Boxing more fluid and better than ever!

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Real Boxing™ just got better with Update 1.1, now available for download!

NEW LANGUAGE LOCALIZATIONS: enjoy the true boxing experience on Steam, now also available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese, and more!

IMPROVED GAMEPLAY: numerous tweaks and updates that make Real Boxing more fluid and better than ever!

Time to get back into the ring!

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Lace up your boots and grab your gloves, Real Boxing™ punches its way to PC!

Real Boxing™ brings you the most exhilarating, no holds barred boxing experience ever seen on Steam. Featuring ultra-realistic motion capture from real boxers, with amazing graphics built using the powerful Unreal Engine, you’ll be sure to feel every hook, jab, and uppercut. Train your fully customizable boxer and seek glory in career mode, or duke it out with other players in a deep and satisfying local and online multiplayer modes. Whether on a keyboard, or using a controller, Real Boxing plays just as great as it looks, delivering the ultimate boxing experience on Steam. Download Real Boxing Today!

Compete in a comprehensive career mode with three belt titles to conquer, Battle over 20 opponents, each with their own unique and adaptive fighting style. Then train your boxer using skipping rope, heavy bag and speed bag mini-games to bring your fighter up to scratch and learn new perks to boost your boxer’s abilities. Combined with a huge variety of customisation options, becoming your own boxer has never been easier.

Take your skills to the next level and enjoy hundreds of hours more gameplay in the feature-packed online multiplayer, or duke it out with your friends locally, on a single-screen, in your own prizefight. Bet virtual currency on your fights and climb the Steam Leaderboards to rise in the rankings and truly become the world champion.

Unlock new equipment, extra opponents and customized clothing, as you progress in the boxing world. Tailor your fighter’s appearance to your liking, including hairstyle, skin color, tattoos and gear. Fight across four distinctive arenas: Las Vegas, Moscow’s Red Square, Rome Colosseum, and New York.

Real Boxing harnesses the immense power of the Unreal Engine to bring you a great looking and sounding game, and create astonishing levels of atmosphere and realism. See and hear the crowd go crazy as you outbox your opponent. Watch sweat and blood fly with every punch and see your opponent’s face take injuries - then relish the slow-motion replay of your greatest KO’s.

Play and earn Steam Achievements and Ring Girl Steam Trading Cards for your hard work on the ring. Unlock Steam exclusive gear for your boxers and fight your opponents in style.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz / Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9800GT 512MB / ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or onboard sound
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96 of 121 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I will admit it is very nice to see some sports games on Steam, and while I wasn't expecting a whole lot (I paid a whole 3 bucks for the game) I started off really enjoying the experiance but that turned quickly.

First, it does look like a nice game. I ran it at full everything and it never saw a chug or hiccup. The lighting was done well and you felt like you were actually boxing. Fighting in Russia saw snowflakes and in Vegas tonnes of flashing lights.

It's the little things that get to you after grinding the career mode. Firstly, it's a grind. If you win the first belt quickly you will need to replay the same tournement a few more times to earn the credits to level up your character to stand a chance in the later stages. But by the time you've done that the game's terrible AI flaws are very apparent and you won't need half the stats.

Start with a block, jab until your stamina is gone. Block and repeat. You have no actual need for uppercuts/crosses at all. No matter when you knock someone down, you get the same animation as they teleport to the middle of the ring and all replays have what I can figure as sneaker shoe sounds. This is boxing, not basketball.

But the MAJOR gripe I have. In BOXING you knock an opponent down 3 times... TKO. Real Boxing doesn't have that. I knocked one guy down 5 times in ONE ROUND...... That alone makes me not want to recommend the game. They spent more times working on the giggle of the breasts of the ring girl then googling how Boxing is done.
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Sluggish, bothersome, stuttering...

and that´s the nice things.

No really.. the pace is so slow you think the fighters aren´t moving at all. The animation is standard at best, stuttering and ugly at worst. Also the "career" itself is a joke, with tournaments aligning one fight after the other, with just marginally different fighters/animations.
That you have to "buy" nearly everything from customization to your skills is the bothersome part.

Can´t really see much good about this game, except that the low price is fitting to its quality.
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48 of 59 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Well, er. Boxing fans don't exactly have a whole lot to choose from when it comes to Steam games, do they? The truth is, until the Fight Night series makes its way to Steam, this is the best we're going to get.
The unfortunate thing is that the "best" isn't really that good.

The game plays very similarly to a dumbed-down version of... You guessed it - Fight Night. Fighter movement is controlled with the left stick whilst the punches are mapped to directions on the right stick, or alternatively the face buttons. Left and right shoulder buttons are used for the high-low modifier and block, respectively, whilst tapping the right shoulder button lightly allows for a dodge.

Both you and your opponent have a health and a stamina bar. Big punches such as uppercuts do more damage but drain more stamina, whilst jabs … You get the drift. Dodging a punch successfully results in a Matrix-like slowdown that allows you to get a solid counter-hit in for extra damage and less stamina.

The fight goes on until one person knows the other person down and they stay down for a full 10 seconds, or a decision is reached at the end of however many rounds you set it to.
It’s the bare bones for any game that tries to call itself a boxing simulator, although the aforementioned issues prevent it from really being a good game.

  • Poor dodging system - Real Boxing only allows you to dodge in a single direction (i.e. you cannot influence the direction you’re dodging), so the only thing that’s required of the player is timing. The problem is that the dodge comes out so slowly that you literally have to press it before the opponent’s attack comes out. It turns the skill/reflex-intensive dodging system of Fight Night and turns it into a skill-less guessing game
  • Poor high-low system – Since there’s no high-low blocking system, holding the block button will block both high and low attacks. What’s worse, unlike Fight Night, where punching the head does more damage whilst punching to the body does less damage but drains more stamina from the opponent (the so-called “money in the bank” approach in boxing), Real Boxing makes no such distinction. It’s almost pointless that they bothered to include body punches at all in this game.
  • Button-mashing - You can get through the entire game with button mashing. At no point in the game did I feel that throwing one particular punch was more effective than throwing any other. I beat the first opponent in the game the same way I beat the last opponent – mashing.
  • Shallow career mode – Literally has you fight one opponent after another, earning cash whilst buying upgrades. Rinse and repeat until you become the supreme champion of the universe or some ♥♥♥♥. Every so often you’re allowed to do a “training mini-game” in order to increase your stats as well. Speaking of which…
  • Tedious mini-games - There are 3 training mini-games, each improving a separate stat (strength, stamina and speed). Unfortunately, all three are essentially glorified quick-time events, and very easy. It’s incredibly repetitive and tedious, but necessary in order to improve your boxer’s stats
  • Poor multiplayer implementation – Purely online matchmaking. No local multiplayer or even the ability to host a game against a friend. I can’t comment further because quite frankly I never got a game going.

Overall, the issue is that the game boils down to a skill-independent, button-mashing affair. I’ve figured out the secret to the game. You ready?

If opponent has worse stats than you – Mash anything. You can’t lose.
If opponent has equal or better stats than you – Hold block. Wait for opponent to drain his stamina, then mash anything. Rinse, repeat.

I have to admit that the game does look quite pretty for an indie title. Character models look realistic, even if the models are fairly bland. Supports 1920x1080 resolution, which is nice.

Sound effects are adequate. Sadly lacks any real music outside of the nauseating entrance music that plays when your boxer walks towards the ring. A single commentator is present for the game, and whilst it’s a nice touch, he appears to only have approximately 10 lines and uses them all at the wrong time. Be prepared as he calls every one of your uppercuts a jab and a complete one-sided pounding as the “Fight of the decade”.

Overall Impression
I’m an indie gamer at heart. Because of that, I hate games like this. I hate that games like this exist because it’s an example of an indie game making a strictly inferior version of a AAA game like Fight Night and dumbing down all the mechanics and depth whilst hiding behind the fact that it’s an “indie” game. Indie games should never, ever be strict downgrades of AAA games.

Unfortunately, as I said before, us Steam gamers looking for a chance to practice the art of the sweet science aren’t exactly spoilt for choice. This is the best boxing game on Steam right now, and if that’s what you’re looking for then I would recommend you give it a shot. For everyone else though, stay away.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I really enjoyed this game got it in a bundle so very cheap, very short and not hard to beat played through twice and had a lot of fun. I used a controller to play i think it would be to hard to react using the keyboard. I reccommend this game if you get it cheap :)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
A fun boxing game.

(let's get the negatives out of the way) There are a few issues with this game:

1. There is no "connect" it takes a brief second for the punches to connect (look at number 2 issue for more input)

2. The AI is "average" offering no real competition unless you play against boxers with higher stats. But then again the whole "inept AI" can slowly pop up. The best way to win? is to keep throwing punches in any shape or form, and avoid knockouts.

3. Lack of in-depth customization. I was hoping that we can customize our own entrance and make it "grand" for our boxing character, and lack of boxing attire and equipment.

4. Career mode could've been more interesting. Seeing your boxer rise from humble beginnings into being a superstar.

5. Mutliplayer is fun, but it can be truly worth the time if you are both boxing fans. Also more and unqiue boxers to fight with.

6. More boxing characters? you will face the same boxers over and over again. Play Mutiplayer if your sick of fighting the same guys over and over again.

7. "perks" need to be more than just enhancing your characters stamaina and get ups after knock down

This game supports Gamepads. Best to play it with a gamepad so you don't have to rebind your keys the way you see fit

Lastly, "Gym" is prety straight forward. You practice to hone your skills if you have enough money you can 'rise' your stats up quicker and also there is a practice fight to see how much your character has improved.

This game is not 'over the top' as fight nights. But while this game has it's flaws and issues. It is really a fun boxing game
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Best Boxing Game for PC so far!
But be aware! It is totally not like any EA Boxing game. That does not mean, that this game is not as good as the Fight Night series, it is just a little different.

Positive aspects of this game:

- Fast paced (faster than Fight Nights)
- Good animations (this game looks awesome!)
- Controls (easy to learn, easy to master)
- Working Multiplayer

Totally negative aspects of this game:

- Damn Cheaters! It is so annoying to see a little damn cheater with 100% stats and no fights!
- Not enough AI characters to fight against.
- Annoying Training controls. You move the stick and the game doesn't recognize it.

Still this game is really good. I was waiting for a good boxing game for the PC and finally an Mobile App did make it to steam. Finally I can box on my PC. Good work!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Edit 1/28/2015

Game starts off really easy. As soon as you hit the gold belt league the enemies get somewhat hard. It took me about 4 hours to get all acheivements and all in game items with 100% completion.
I have yet to try multiplayer so I do not know if people play online.
Overall it is a quick and fun boxing game. Could use more leagues for single player or something.

So far I have only played Real Boxing for about an hour and I so far am enjoying it. Graphics aren't bad and the gameplay is pretty good. The right hook seems really funky though. The game itself consits of a carrer mode featuring multiple belts. The game reminds me of slightly older boxing games. Pretty fun and I recommend it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Where to start with this game??? Game play is boring same maneuvers over and over the character models are all the same; with the exception of a few tattoos, mustache and other bodily augmentations. Its like the developer just followed a simple default template. Dodging needs work. Moving around the ring is not fluid. The graphics are good, not great some rough edges around the character models. AI is repetitive and it becomes easy after a while, too easy. All achievements are attainable. I purchased this game to give it a shot. At $5 its worth a try, if not wait till it drops even further maybe a $1 or so. Don't expect awesomeness. Purchase @ your own risk!!!

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Real Boxing definitely isn't the best boxing game, but it definitely is a lot of fun. The controls are really simple and you can really feel a difference when training your character. Each time you get hit or knocked out, you struggle with the same thoughts: Can I still win this fight? Can I still win this tournament? Should I change my tactics?
It is a really exhilating moment when you watch the winning ceremony after defeating a strong opponent. I haven't tried the multiplayer mode yet but I've really liked the singleplayer mode so far, though it seems to be pretty short because there are only 3 tournaments with 9 fights each. However, the farther you get, the more challenging is the game. Earning the achievement for winning each tournament without getting knocked out will be exciting.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Simple boxing game that can offer a few rounds of fun. Level up your boxer through speed, strength, and stamina training. Get in the ring and throw some jabs, hooks, and uppercuts. Take part in tournaments for money and fame. I don't recall having played any other boxing games since Nintendo's Punch-Out!! so this was of a breath of fresh air. It's reasonably priced for what it offers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
PRO: It's a boxing game.

CON: Everything else.

It is laughably bad. Play it for the lulz.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Played in Android. The adaptation to PC control is quite good. shame it doesn't have local multiplayer
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
It's not Fight Night Champion but it has the same mechanics. Need more customiziation but for $10..... it's a great value. Enjoy
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
While I haven't finished the game (still in the first tournament) I have to say many criticisms are unfair. The announcer gets boring after a while, the ring girls looks horrible--I wouldn't tap that squarish booty myself, but you can turn off the announcer and you can skip the trailer-trash ring girl with a press of the button. Yes, you CAN dodge to the left AND backward not just to the right. One reviewer complained that you have to dodge before the guy even throws a punch--well, in real life your opponent isn't going to warn you that he's about to throw a punch! If you pay attention you can move just in time.

While it's true that the game doesn't natively work with most gamepads (unforgivable flaw) the x360ce vibmod fixes all controller issues (just find your controller's hardware ID for your "PID" device, not the USB (at least in my case) and put the respective numbers after "0x"in the PID and VID lines near the top of the ini file--like so:

VID=0x0d9d #controller VID
PID=0x3013 #controller PID

I almost never use controllers for games but it's way more comfortable to play this game with one, though the "training" is better on keyboard--just press Q & E at the right times.

The AI of the fighters is noticeable if not perfect and each fighter has his own style and it does seem that he adapts to your favored attacks. Body blows CAN slow down your opponent if you actually land them consistently. Hopefully, I'll be able to update this review after I've finished the game. But bottom line I so appreciate finally having a fun boxing game on PC.

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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Fun little game. obviously nowhere near a fight night. If you see it on sale and like boxing pick it up. Wish there was a little more customization. Was able to win the title in about 3 hours, but i enjoyed every minute of it. And on the plus size, everytime you knock someone out, it looks like you killed them.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
For the people bashing the only boxing game I can find on steam besides some arcade one about beasts... cut it some slack. Do your homework before you buy as this is not a triple A title being sold by EA.

Is there anything wrong with this game? No there isn't. Graphics are as good as they come and do not interfere with game play. The game play itself is relatively simple and sort of copies the usual boxing controls we're used to. The right stick just tapping it diagonally left or right (upwards) initiates a jab, going left or right initiates a hook, and going bottom right initiates an uppercut. The punching system sort of feels arcade-ish to a point but has it's moments of simulation. Regardless, the impact system is rewarding and it's nice seeing an opponent go down after countering a punch, putting a few combos together and finishing with a nice hook. The movement system is a bit unfamiliar however the dodging system is again rewarding. The time slows down, your stamina rises, and your fighters ready to deliver a blow given you tell him to.

I like this game. This isn't fight night as many other reviewers are saying but there is enough depth in this game to keep one busy. Train your fighter, make him fight in tournaments, single bouts, make money, spend it at the gym or on your appearance.

For what it is, I'd give it a 7.6/10.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Awesome game! Needs more free movement though. There needs to be more players that play multiplayer so I can beat the living daylights out of them. Heres a free recipe for a Mango Smootie...

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Fun, but you get what you pay for: Very arcadey with only options to increase strength, stamina and speed in the campaign. No other traits or attributes can be changed.

Fun to belt each other but don't expect an in depth sports game. I don't regret paying $5 for it.

Update: I maxed all stats and won all three belts in 5 hours. It's highly possible that this could be done in less than 5 hours, as I didn't particularly rush through, but I doubt it will take many players much longer than 5 hours to finish the campaign.

Once the campaign's done there's very little incentive to keep playing, unless you have a buddy to duke it out with. Two of the acheivements don't seem to work for me: the one to complete training and the one you get for completing all belts with no knock downs. So I've given up on the rest.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Best boxing game for PC. Nice grafix and ok gameplay, a bit arcade boxing more that "real". With gamepad you'll enjoy this more, not a Fight Night game, but best PC gamers can get. Has a career mode and training minigames to make your stats better, what else do you need.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
After 19hr of gameplay.
Hi all.
Here i am after 19hr (and a 10hr long session), really happy with the game (addictive!).

I don't know the Fight Night series, but this game alone is worth if you like boxing or are interested in fight games, and you enjoy it for what it is (no real boxers, not really an AAA game - the game is a port from mobile devices). Plus it's the only boxing game in steam that i know.

Combat is more toward simulation than arcade gameplay, where you can't simply smash buttons to win. You need to think your strategy for the whole round, and the following ones. I found the mechanics equilibrated (although dodging is a little irritating, but adds a random factor to the combat).

Playing tournaments to grind stats could be a long run or boring for some people, but for me it's fun (always wanting more and more!), while learning how to play deeper at the same time.

In my case were around 17h to win all tournaments (3) without any KO/lost match (leveling stats before to a little more than my adversaries). Although the last tournament is always hard.

Graphics/animations are great, the sound/music is ok, the feeling of contact is really well done.
I highly recommend the game, i repeat, for what it is. It's my humble opinion.

And now my only "great" complaint:
The game didn't work without tweaks.

In my case: >>"Windows XP"<< (wow!), nvidia GTX570, intel Q9650, 4gb RAM.
- The game works fluid with max settings, but once loaded the main in-game menu:

> After 8-15s, the game tries to connect to internet, and i got kicked to the desktop with an application error window.
The only solution i found myself is to block the game access to internet with my firewall. I don't know if it's a kind of protection, or check, or whatever thing it is, the only thing i can do to avoid be kicked to windows desktop is simply blocking the game access to internet.
So i didn't tried multiplayer obviously :)
After that, i got each 8-15s of in-game time, a pause of five seconds long. But "ONLY" when moving around in-game menus (yeah, it's like the game is sending/waiting for online info, and after some tries, it continues).
Once started a match/tournament, the game is fluid, without interrupts/pauses.
At least, i can play!

> After each tournament final match, the game gives, again, an error to desktop.
Solution: Not found. Just load / run again the game, and continue. The match results are saved before the error, thankfully.

P.D: I hate to train after each match.

Have fun!
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