A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all!
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Mixed (341 reviews) - 59% of the 341 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 15, 2015

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A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all!

Enter Double Dragon Trilogy, a compilation including all three installments of the beloved arcade series: Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone. The first one begins with Billy and his brother Jimmy, two martial arts experts, in a mission to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian, who’s been kidnapped by the Black Shadows Gang. All your favorite moves are here: punches, kicks, elbows, knees, head-butts and an assortment of not-exactly-street-legal weapons.

Battle your way through all 3 titles and bask in the greatness of one of the ‘80s most popular arcade games!


• Two game modes: “Arcade” (play the game from beginning to end and go for the high score) and “Story” (unlock new stages and achievements while playing through the game)
• Customizable controls (keyboard & controller)
• Three difficulty levels: “easy” (easier than the original), “original” (similar to the arcade version) and “expert” (a real challenge!)
• Choose between the original 8-bit soundtrack and a brand-new remastered one!
• Choose between the original graphics or video filter

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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165 of 201 people (82%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Good ol' nostalgia. These games are almost flawlessly ported on the PC. The video filter just makes things blurry, so you're best just leaving it off. You may want to set the scanlines to about 20 for that old CRT TV look and feel. If you were into the Double Dragon games back in the day, buy this. If you're too young to remember how awesome the Double Dragon games were back in the day, buy this. There's nothing better than seeing where some of the great games of today came from.
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
This game is part of my life. As a child I spent thousands of hours in the bar/arcades playing Double Dragon. Coin(s) inside...and the endless fun began.
A milestone, an inspiration to hundreds of games in the following decades.

The three titles are reproduced perfectly identical to the originals, including music, plus you can play in two players ONLINE, making this trilogy absolutely unmissable.

Love this game.

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130 of 185 people (70%) found this review helpful
189 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
The remedy for your midlife crisis. You're going to feel young again.
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216 of 331 people (65%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Can I recommend this, at this time?
No, not exactly.
If you're looking for the arcade games as you remember them... not entirely.
If you're looking for a better version of Double Dragon, at least in greater amount... Play DD Neon. You'll get more fun out of that than this, seriously.

First thing you'll notice when you start up the game is the interface. The menus look impeccable, and work nicely without many hiccups, although I did have to restart the game after changing resolution. (It crashed.)

The second thing you'll notice is probably the music. For the record, Double Dragon's OST has some of my all-time favorite tunes. Unfortunately, the remixes don't quite live up to the originals. One such remix contains the groans and moans of the various characters... used as if they were instruments. Needless to say, I switched to 8-bit soon after, but even still, the music doesn't loop properly-- it fades out, then plays another song that wasn't connected to that level in the original version. It can, naturally, be very disconcerting.

As for the HUD, the health bar is quite the looker, but the plain text for time and points in DD I and II you see in the screenshots... that's what you'll get in the game. It's ugly and doesn't fit with the rest of the game. Really, I wouldn't have minded using the original HUD at all, especially if they were not intending to "finish" the rest of it.

Something that irks me as well... "Story Mode" isn't exactly a story mode as advertised. No cutscenes, no dialogue or the like. You kind of have to already know the story to understand what's going on, although fans of the series won't have an issue. Basically: "Story Mode" is a level select menu without continues after you lose your five lives, despite the fact "Arcade Mode" gives you infinite quarters.

Few things to the game's credit: it does have a difficulty setting, and gamepad support works great. This will allow me to introduce Double Dragon to my friends without them becoming discouraged by the learning curve. The buttons were even mapped just about where I would want them automatically-- the jump button in between punch and kick, allowing for easy execution of the jump kick and elbow.

If you can look past those things, the games are playable, and just as intense as they've ever been, but my grievances listed above really break the immersion and don't allow me to fully enjoy this game. If those things are fixed in a future update, I will happily recommend this game and rewrite my review.
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
Buggy, broken and abandoned. Achievements don't work, the game barely functions at all.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
Have you ever played Double Dragon back in the day at the arcade? Double Dragon Trilogy is a perfect emulation of the arcade games. I don´t know how much money I spent for playing this game back when I was a kid but this brings back memories. To get the real arcade feeling I recommend to playing with the 8-bit music instead of the remixes. The remixes are quite decend but the stage boss music is a little bit odd in my humble opinion.

The graphic options have all a true arcade fan needs e.g. scanlines to enable :) but you can also play in higher resolutions. The easy difficulty is really easy maybe too easy as each enemy only needs one punch or kick to be killed. The GUI is also a bit strange and I am not sure why they didn´t leave the original one from the arcade. The time counter and the energy bars don´t really fit into the game because they look like ripped out of "Double Dragon Neon"

When it comes to multiplayer this is game becomes really time consuming as it makes a lot of fun to play. When I played with a friend we discovered a minor bug since at the end when you have to fight against the other player the energy bar becomes yellow but you don´t die. So one of the players have to commit suicide to end the game.

All in all a great revival of the classic but they should add the old time counter and energy bars instead these new polished ones.

Thank you for taking your time and I hope this review helped you a bit

I give this game 4 of 5 foxes
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53 of 77 people (69%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Arcade replication at it's best. Finally, the whole world can try out this nostalgic classic on PC without using an emulator for whole generation to enjoy.

Bimmy & Jimmy not included, GG
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
Great replica of the arcade however w/o the option to keep playing by adding credits the experience is short lived, frustrating and not fun.
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50 of 75 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2015
If you are looking for arcade perfect versions of the trilogy look elsewhere.

If you are not familiar with the series and would like to see what the games are like I can almost recommend this with a caveat - buy it when it is on sale, as there isn't much here to enjoy.

Controller support is good - it even has an easy control mode for those who do not like the controls on Double Dragon II - the original attack controls varied between punches and kick depending on which way you were facing; now you can have one button as punch and the other as kick.

The games are fairly well emulated, but the attract scenes, credit roll and in some cases, the endings are gone. Instead of using the score and time indicators of the original first two games, text is overlaid on the emulation and it doesn't really suit the games.

There is a dearth of extras - arranged soundtracks are welcome, but they are implemented poorly; where is a sound test option, or artwork used to promote the games? No in-game manual? This is a bare bones release.

"Story mode" is just a level/mission select with no narrative, despite the name. There are a number of filters, resolution and scanline options, which is welcome. I have played a couple of games online. The first seemed to be laggy for the host (or the host just didn't know how to play the game) whilst the second was fine.

As for the games, Double Dragon is a classic beat-'em-up and still holds up today despite some annoying aspects. The sequel is a remix of sorts and is playable and has some interesting ideas. Double Dragon III is a jerky, terrible mess. Whilst the initial characters are pleasingly acrobatic and have a wide range of moves, the game itself is mediocre and - in the arcade - the only way to unlock more characters and moves was to insert more coins. This proto-DLC is still here, but you seem to be limited to just one "coin" so choose wisely. This does mean that you will not get to play as all of the extra characters (I would love to be proved wrong here).

To sum up, only buy if it is really cheap or you really, really want to play the games but bear in mind that the games have been tinkered with.
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44 of 65 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Having played DD1 in the arcade back when I was a kid, I can appreciate how authentic the sounds & level designs are. While Double Dragon Neon has a lot more gameplay and features better graphics, I believe $6 is a fair price to ask for what you're getting here. I blew through DD1 on easy mode (there are three settings) in about 10-12 minutes. Assuming the other two take just as long (on easy), you're looking at about 30-45 minutes of gameplay for your first playthru. There's also a story mode in addition to an arcade mode, so there's more play time right there. There's also the ability to continue where you left off when you run out of lives, which is (in my opinion) an added bonus. All in all, this is an easy recommend for you retro-gamers out there.


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1.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
I was excited to see this series. Fond memories of hours trying to rescue Billy and Jimmy's love interests. Especially with friends to play co-op. Unfortunately this failed to compete in my eyes. I feel like the hit detection is really off here. Maybe I've lost a step over the years but I remember going through multiple levels before losing a life and now I'm losing 2 or 3 in the first level. Plus I took an elbow to the face at one point with so much space between me and the enemy that it looked like a punch from a bad made for TV movie. I loved seeing it but sadly it did not live up to what I wanted from it. I guess I will be putting the NES cartridge back in and getting my Double Dragon fix without acheivements in the future. If you don't have access to the originals you might want to give it a try but for me it was just off.
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♕ Madskillz ♕
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
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Pale Dolphin
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 1
Bought this game, cause I felt really nostalgic. Regretted it a lot.

- Inconsistent graphics (old-school characters + modern wonky UI that doesn't fit).
- Clutched controls and awful mechanics.
- Awful hit detection.

- Gameplay, made in 90s.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone who didn't play the original game, in the 90s. And even to those who did, I'd rather recommend playing it again from an emulator -- this copy isn't quite worth it.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 1
Controls are horrible. Graphics and gameplay are inconsistent. Not the classic I remember playing.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: June 19
I have always been a Double Dragon fan since first playing it at the arcade so I decided to purchase the DotEmu version to see what it was like. It is pretty close to the arcade version with the addition of three levels of difficulties which seriously change the game.
One of the best featured introduced with this version is multiplayer over the internet, great addition.
For a true arcade experience get the Mame version but if you are a true Double Dragon fan you may want to add this to your collection.
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Sub Zero The Ice Ninga
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 17
I can't believe I am going to say this but



*Grabs Nuke*
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1.3 hrs
Posted: June 12
Game works well for me. Just press start to continue if you loose all your lives.
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JD Rockefeller
5.8 hrs
Posted: May 28
Playing this made me realize the first two double dragon arcade games are trash. Maybe its the way DotEmu are emulating the first two games where you only get one continue no matter what mode you play and can always hit the other player with you, or maybe the first two games were just garbage where enemeis can hit you and stunlock you the instant you get up. I think the nintendo versions are way more playable and reward skill, even if they put a level at the end that just steals your lives with platforming and traps.

Double Dragon 3 is the only good one with cool moves you can do and where you can actually get a chance to hit things back, even if it was the birth of microtransactions, you didn't even really need them.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: May 27
Nostalgia isn't as good as we hope it to be. An excellent remake of the original.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: May 17
This game brings me back to childhood,playing these on my sega master system in 8bit haha
Awesome beat um-up. classic
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