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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Mixed (811 reviews) - 64% of the 811 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or onboard sound
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107 of 134 people (80%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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66 of 81 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
Just get the Free version off Google Playstore, its the exact same thing, like no joke, its the exact SAME.
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123 of 172 people (72%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
Do not be put off by all the negative reviews comparing this game to Electronic Art's Fight Night series of games. Fight Night is a AAA Sports title created by a developer who has a long history of developing boxing games, and it costed 6-times as much as this game. Of course Fight night going to be better, but that does not mean Real Boxing is not an enjoyable game worth it's $10 price tag.

Real Boxing Is more arcade than simulation, and there is not a lot of depth, but the action is fast paced and the multiplayer mode should be entertaining for hardcore boxing fans, at least in short spurts. The single player career mode is basic, and there are not all that many different characters to fight against, but the mode exists. There are options for editing the appearance of your boxer, but you do not seem to be able to edit your boxer's name, which is a little bit annoying.
Aside from that, there are also the standard training mini games that you would expect to see in a boxing game. These mini games require you to press the right-stick in a certain direction in time with the on-screen cues. As you might guess the mini games become repetitive very quickly (but so did the mini games in fight Night).

The in-ring boxing action is not very simulation-like, but it's not exactly the mindless button-masher other reviews make it out to be. You can throw all the punches you would expect (using either an anolog stick or the buttons) but there is no option for using dirty tactics such as headbutts or low blows. You can grab and clinch your opponent, but only when your energy drops below a certain level. Blocking is done with a single button, and it automatically blocks head or body shots as needed. You can also use a perfectly timed press of the block button to slip an opponents punch, creating a slow-motion effect allowing you an extra moment to throw a counter punch. There is no bobbing/weaving. There is no way to take a knee if your getting pummled, and there is no option for switching from orthodox to southpaw stance.


- Fast paced action with easy to pick-up controls
- Decent looking graphics and presentation for a budget title
- Online multiplayer boxing matches
- Commentary is repetitive but sounds good for an arcade boxing experience
- it's the only (somewhat realistic) boxing game on Steam


- Boxer movement/footwork is not very smooth
- Small roster of characters - No real world boxers
- Short/uninspired single-player career mode
- No matchmaking options for the online multiplayer mode

The bottom line is that it's not exactly a great game, but it's the best boxing game I have on my PC. The game will not have much appeal for most gamers, but hardcore boxing fans will probably find it fun being able to swap leather with other players now and then. It's not Fight Night Champion, but it's actually better than I had expected it to be.
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74 of 97 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
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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47 of 62 people (76%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
REAL BOXING- This may not be Fight Night but let's face it, EA Sports has all but abandoned the PC player with no sport titles except FIFA, what about Madden, NHL and Fight Night for PC, oh well.. I have this boxing game (REAL BOXING) on my iphone and I enjoy it, here on the PC version they have removed the micro transactions and given you the ability to move around the ring which is something that feels added because that part of the game just seems a little sluggish, there are no Muhammad Ali dancing masters here just flat footed Rocky Balboa type club fighters. But I have to say this is the best "PC" boxing game I have ever played and will gladly support it in hopes we get more Boxing games on PC. The graphics are good, the game supports both keyboard and controller inputs, I like that you can adjust the number of rounds and length of rounds. There is a quick fight or a career mode, in career mode you can customize and train your fighter to improve his attributes, (although you cannot rename them* UPDATE- The Devs say you can rename the fighter when you create them, click in the box with the name and retype the one you want), there is also multiplayer which is nice and I look forward to. I do not care too much for the in game music or the lame commentator, however the punch sound effects are decent. I would like to point out that although the Ring Card Girls do seem to have nice physics for their breasts the game really could work on Presentation and Fighter Damage. I would really like to see the DEVs work on and add various cuts, fighter fatigue, some swelling, better footwork, corner men working on fighters between rounds, camera men outside the ring, better fight commentary, a in the ring referee, and ability to change fighter name and face. I will say that I did have a great 12 round fight last night that was very close, I knew this going into the last round and was worried, I did win on points! I am really hoping that the DEV Team continue to update this game, there is some great potential here and a wide open market for it, now if we could only get someone to make good hockey game! So if you are on the fence I would say get it, it's your best PC option for boxing right now and a decent game for the price. This game screams for the STEAM Work Shop- let the modders go wild and shut EA down!
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
It certainly contradicts the title of the game, "Real" because at best it is an extremely basic arcade boxing game.

For those looking for Fight Night comparisons, you'll be bitterly disappointed and probably not like the game.
For those looking for an arcade boxing game to play at times with friends, you might like this game.

This was the first game I used my Steam Link with, so with a friend I had fun playing this. Its quick, its really simple & easy to pick up, and its guaranteed to make a few laughs if with company.

The enormous downside to this game, is that mostly everything is dreadful. Boxer customisation, commentary, physics, not to mention the single player aspect doesn't have a storyline. But I mean honestly, for £3.99 on steam your not looking for an AAA game. I purchased the game on a deal so it cost me 20% of its "now" price, so with all things considered and the price that I paid I am fine about that.

But the reason I am giving this a thumbs down rather then a thumbs up is because of the Developers ridiculous game description, which in essence is a complete lie. Vivid Games describes it as "ultra-realistic" with "incredibly deep gameplay" with a "comprehensive career mode" which is an absolute joke. If it wasn't for me being such a huge boxing fan and the lack of boxing content on steam, I would have completely skipped this.
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163 of 272 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
I'm a big fight night fan and this is not it, not nearly. Thank God it's only a fiver because this game is not a step back but a long long jump back from fight night champion which was released in 2011. There is about an hour of enjoyment here if that, until you realise how lacking it is. It's basically a button basher with no thinking whatsoever. I've had a few online fights and even though the first couple of fights I beat the guy senseless and knocked down my opponent I lost on points somehow, I think when punches are blocked they count as an hit. I quickly realised that if I spam the counter button then it's an easy win.

It's only a fiver but I still feel i've been ripped off. If you buy this then after an hour you will realise it's money wasted. Shame because I would love a new good boxing game to play.
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64 of 101 people (63%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Yes this game sucks for real, no excuses, probably the worst fighting game ever made.
But that's not the point.
My 5 years old cousins ♥♥♥♥ing love this game, they don't even need to learn how to play it, they just start the game, i'm relaxed, they play, i'm fine.

100/100 would entertain kids with this crap again.
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39 of 57 people (68%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
"Real Boxing"? More like "You-can't-name-your-own-boxer-you-get-tired-in-3-punches-and-gameplay-bores-you-in-less-than-3-minutes Boxing."

Seriously, this game isn't worth your time nor money.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 10
Well, you can't customize your player so much, can't even pick the name.
You can train him in-between fights (or pay to lvl speed, endurance and ♥♥♥♥, like if you are paying for steroids), and then go on tournaments to earn belts.
The training system consists in pressing buttons on marks, wow, so much real.

So yeah, got it in a bundle, wouldn't pay even 1USD for this.
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6.0 hrs
Posted: October 8
Budget quality boxing game. It's not bad, but I'd only recommend this if you have someone to play local multiplayer with.
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The Antwonette Starqweisha
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is pretty fun, hella way better than the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile version. But I don't see how this game is so bad, it's not a bad boxing game for PC.
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Kai Mhor
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 11
"Full Controller Support" is false advertising. It doesn't work with the Steam Controller.

An average game, and reasonable at this price.

Misadvertising the controller support means it doesn't get a recommendation from me.

Update: After reporting the misinformation to the developer they apologised, updated the Steam description and offered to work with me to get the controller working.
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7.8 hrs
Posted: August 8
well its bad game yes.
but if you like boxing you will love it!
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10.3 hrs
Posted: July 10
As a pugilism game, Real Boxing exists in a category all its own, and not in a good way. It isn't realistic enough to pass as a sports career simulator, nor is it fake enough to pass as a Punch Out! clone.

Boxer customization is limited to the same two character models (tall troglodyte or small Asian) with varying skin tones, hair styles and tattoos. You can buy your character different gloves and shorts, but they're expensive and with little variety. Facial animation are so limited that you can barely tell apart the winner of a match from the loser. The round card girls range from a dead-eyed blonde to a dead-eyed brunette. The training mini-games are uninspired run-of-the-mill rhythm challenges sans the music. The fighting physics are rough, with knockout animations totally unrelated to the type of punch that provoked them. When more effort is put into the bosom-giggle physics of the girls than the fights themselves, you know you're in trouble.

There are some good details in Real Boxing. Its fight mechanics are very easy to learn. The ring environments look very good. Career Mode is limited to only 27 fights in 3 categories, so at least it's a very short commitment. And you can't beat the price. All of Real Boxing's many defects would be forgiven if at least the game was fun.

Vivid Games seems to be doing well with this franchise on mobile platforms by doing a Rocky tie-in. I wish them well. I believe eventually they will make a great boxing game, but Real Boxing isn't it.
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eli the jew
50.6 hrs
Posted: July 6
I really love this game its a real time killer.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: July 5
it's extremely basic. The entire game feels like a tutorial to another game you don't want to buy either.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: July 4
Good game but I don't want to play this unless I can play this local MP with a friend. Please add that as a feature.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: July 3
Game is a buggy mess that hasn't been patched in years don't waste your time

Makes me wished that EA would bring Fight Night to PC
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