Inspired by classic Kung Fu films, this passion fueled fighter provides fun 1 vs. 1 gameplay for gamers of all skill levels. Take on the role of one of 14 martial arts stunt masters as you fight to show your style cannot be beat. Fight it out in the Single Player Arcade Mode or Local Two Player VS. Matches.
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Mixed (457 reviews) - 66% of the 457 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 25, 2015

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Fans of Kung Fu cinema rejoice! Kings of Kung Fu was developed mainly for fans of classic Kung Fu flicks and designed to be playable by gamers from casual to mid-core so that anyone can pick it up and have fun.

Players are challenged by a mysterious fighter called Red Ronin to take on the role of one of 14 martial arts stuntmen and compete in a one-on-one tournament to prove their worth to win a starring role in the studio's next big film.

Each fighter’s style is inspired by actual moves used in martial arts cinema where their bodies are their weapons. Fine-tuned in diverse and unique methods of physical destruction, each style brings with it 100’s of attacks, counter attacks, blocks and grapples ranging from your basic kicks and punches to advanced attacks and combo chains to devastate their opponents.

Selectable fighters include Tao Lung the Chinese Boxing Master, Chen Fu the master of Drunken Style, Ron Jones and his fierce Shorun-ryu Karate, Hou Feng with his wild and deadly Monkey Style, Lo Wei the Shaolin Master, John Deux is top of his game in Kickboxing, Ju Mao a champion of Hapkido and the Muay Thai Master Chang Tai. Not to mention The White Stallion master of Shotokan Karate, Lo Chi the grappling brawler, master of both Karate and Ninjitsu Ken Suguri, and Yuen Wong with his mix of Wing Chun and various Kung Fu styles. Also tossing their hats into the tournament for a chance at stardom are two new stuntmen: Jane Fury and Shen Wu.


  • 14 character roster - plus 1 boss character
  • 15 unique and dynamic background stages inspired by classic films
  • 100+ unique moves per fighter (including advanced moves and throws)
  • Soundtrack contains over 20 songs influenced by classic Kung Fu films and old-school style hip hop
  • Fight against the computer in Arcade Mode, match skills against a friend in Local Multiplayer Matches or master your moves in Practice Mode

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium4 2.0 GHz and up
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT ,VRAM: 256MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2300 and up
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 250 ,VRAM: 512MB and up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.3, 10.9
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000/5000
    • Storage: 500 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04 or equivalent
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Mixed (457 reviews)
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mikezhu9134
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
this game always crush on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 macbook pro while i was playing it
please update with problem fixed,thank ya!
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Lyam
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 4
This is one of those "It's so bad that it's good" kind of games. By bad I mean the characters, and beacuse of that, it's a blast playing with friends. Unfortunately that's the only thing that really holds it up, as the fighting system leaves so much to be desired. It's clunky, inituative, inaccurate, and unrealistic. You have one character that will spend like 2 seconds doing a qimpy kick or punch that has very little range, and another that just does an ankle kick that is unstoppable.
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Rynoknarr14
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 2
One Of The Most Boring Fighting Game I Have Ever Played.
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romanticmisery.
1.7 hrs
Posted: July 27
I would like to give a better veridict for this game and make a more detailed review of it but since the game lacks depth and detail that's not actually possible.

The only pros about this game are the soundtrack and the overall idea, i mean you've got expys of Donnie Yen, Bruce Lee, Sonny Chiba, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Bolo Yeung and Jim Kelly straight from the movies who made them famous with Julius J. Carry ( Sho'Nuff from The Last Dragon) and Shih Kien ( Mr. Han from Enter the Dragon) as bosses in the story mode. (There's another one but i don't know the actor on who he was based on)

How could you ruin this premise? Simple : By making the controls stiff and the combat mediocre.

You see the trailer? So that's all you're going to be seeing on this game, because there aren't many moves or combinations you can use,"special' moves are hard to perform and the fighting mechanics are pretty clunky.

While the concept, the music and the sound effects do their best to simulate the 70's Golden Harvest kung-fu movies, the voices are incredibly annoying and all the gameplay is ruined by lack of fluidity.

The announcer is REALLY grating on the nerves, please disable him if you decide to play the game, he will drive you insane REAL quickly. Also this game likes to load. A lot. The load times aren't a issue, but all the loading between fights (Even rematches on VS MODE) just doesn't feel right in a fighting game.

It's not a bad game per se, but since it could be way better i won't be rating it positively, if you buy it, do it when on sale, do not pay full price for this game because isn't worth your money.
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ZiGGy (zigvt85)
0.7 hrs
Posted: July 24
Works great on Windows 10. Pretty fun may get boring it is simple basic fighting game. Other then that its pretty well made. Not sure why all the neg reviews for a game thats only 1buck lol. If you had more then 5hrs of play time you got your money's worth. Only thing they should as is local coop or 1v1 servers for online play. That would make it 10 times better.
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redwards90
57.2 hrs
Posted: July 22
I ran into this completly by accident and what a happy accident. This game truly needs to be developed further. A fighting game with Cynthia Rodrock, Shonuff and Jim Kelly, C'mon. Yes it looks a little dated but if you spend some time with it you can see what the developers were trying to do.

To the developers of this game. If you do not find a way to bring this to consoles or develope it on pc further you are missing out on a chance to make something exceptional. It's there! just push it a little further.

For anyone that loves Martial Arts movies, look past the animation and clunky controls and spend some time with it. I would love to see this go further. Keep working guys.
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Derptrog
20.3 hrs
Posted: July 20
So my buddies and I have put some time into this game, and it is fantastic.
Many people will write reviews about how bad the gameplay and controls are, but really what they mean by bad is different. Many vets of the fighting genre will immediately say that this game is bad, because they can't immediately pick this up and dominate it.
This game is 100% about flow, and range management. This game punishes you severely for spamming, you have to be measured and calculated with your input. Every character has a different flow to them, and you will not be able to pull of any combos untill you get a feel for their flow. You have to commit fully to your attacks, and cannot cancel an attack animation to block. The moves work off of a LP RP/LK RK system, and all make sense in the context of advance/retreat/high/low(Think Soul Calibur, but 2D movement). The combos are free flow for the most part and build off of your basic attacks. For example (LK,RK,ForwardLK,BackRK), where ForwardLK would be the same attack by itself etc. Instead of games like *cough Tekken where it would look more like (forward, back, LK, up right, LK RP, down left, slap your controller, do a head stand, LK RK LP, UP, down, sacrifice a newborn) to do a combo that has nothing to do with what those inputs do by themselves.
So if you like fighting games where there is a ceiling for new players where they have to memorize convoluted, nonsensical combos to stay competitive. Where you can stomp on someone because of the time you've put into a game, regardless of their skill at mechanics. This isn't for you.
If you enjoy fighting games that are all about timing, range management, and flow. This is for you.
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jack.aidley
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 20
I picked this up for just over a pounds in the sales, and at that price it's hard to complain.

There's depressingly few straight forward one-on-one beat 'em ups on Steam and that was why I picked up Kings of Kung Fu. Unfortunately, this is no Tekken. The problem starts with the premise, because everyone is based on real stars of martial arts movies they occupy a narrow range of body sizes, and there are no very large or very small characters, and the set of moves is much more plausible than most games of this type. But that means they're also more narrowly similar than most games of this type and this makes the gameplay feel much more samey.

A better game might rise above this but Kings of Kung Fu occupies the cheaper end of the spectrum. Characters have relatively few special moves - which are relatively difficult to pull off - and these moves don't mix it up much when you do use them. Characters are typically very static during their moves and rarely advance making it hard to press attacks and this is probably what motivates the poor quality hit detection where moves often seem to hit without making contact. Much of the interest of movie martial arts sequences comes from sequences of blocking moves but there is little use of this in the game.

All-in-all, it was probably worth a pound but it's hard to recommend as a fighting game.
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V. De Luca
0.6 hrs
Posted: July 11
**
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LennyBriscoCountyJr
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 2
I love the atmosphere of the game and the tribute it pays to various martial arts movie stars of the last 40 or so years.

Unfortunately, the game itself is not much fun to play. The control of the characters feels awkward and the mechanics are off. Moves sometimes register as hits without actually making contact.

I hate to give bad marks to game that allows you to have a Donnie Yen Vs. Sonny Chiba fight, but I must in this case.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
This is one of those "It's so bad that it's good" kind of games. By bad I mean the characters, and beacuse of that, it's a blast playing with friends. Unfortunately that's the only thing that really holds it up, as the fighting system leaves so much to be desired. It's clunky, inituative, inaccurate, and unrealistic. You have one character that will spend like 2 seconds doing a qimpy kick or punch that has very little range, and another that just does an ankle kick that is unstoppable.
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148 of 186 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Been trying the game periodically since the first early access release and am sad to say it simply is not a good game. While they may have improved other parts of the game, the biggest part has remained largely unchanged.

The things it does right are the visual effects and the sound. Definitely feels like an old kung fu movie by looking at it. Luckily you can toggle each of the options if you don't like them.

Biggest thing it does wrong? The actual gameplay.
The combat is horrible, just so stiff and clunky. Kung fu should be smooth and fluid, graceful almost. The game is not fun to play at all. If the clunky movements and animations were not enough sometimes the controls just don't work right.

There are other issues, like the characters not quite looking human, but the biggest part of a fighting game (the fighting) is what ruins this game.

I love Kung fu movies and to this day have lots of fun watching old ones I've never heard of. I know it's not popular anymore so it's even more rare for a game like this to exist. Sadly this was so disappointing I wish I never had bought it.
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66 of 93 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20, 2015
Very very oldschool game... in fact so oldschool it hurts sometimes.

Graphics are sub par, with partly terrible animations and a questionable collision checking, sometimes you hit the enemy while hitting empty air and sometimes you miss, while hitting him square in the face. Also my game never played as smooth as showing in the trailers. Story too is non existant..

The positive touch is naturally the homage to all the old fighting movies and their characters. The fighters have their different move sets (which isnt easy to execute, especially the combos) and each resemble some of the heroes of the cheesy martial arts flicks. From Bloodsport, to white hosed Chuck to the Cast of Enter the Dragon and so on.

All in all this game is just like the old movies... cheap, cheesy and shouldn´t be measured by todays standards, but you can have some fun out of it, if you´re a fan.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
I was a big fan of old school martial arts movies... Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon, The Last Dragon for those that want to mix Kung Fu and break dancing.. which heck if you were alive during the 80's those were the two things which you loved...

This game much like the 80's an acquired taste.. it has some great classic characters.... an amazing sound track and the old grainy look will leave you busting out your breakdancing gear unfortunately the game play seems stuck in 80's right along with all these classic characters.

The game isn't fluid at all, the trailers are downright misleading. You'll never play the game as fluid and smooth as the trailers show. The controls are stiff and slightly unresponsive.. The Hit detection seems to be at best flawed, sometimes you'll see your foot fly through someone face with no dmg... other times you'll hit thin air and see someone fly to the ground like a sack of bricks.. Also the AI is weak, you can win by using the same move or combo of moves over and over again.. Cheese factor is high in this one...

If you want a good compaison think of the Original Mortal Kombat, this game's combat and character stiffness seems nearly identical if not slightly worse.. although button responsiveness MK has a massive leg up. I won't say the game can't improve, but seeing as the Development team removed the Early Access and the last update aside from adding cards to the game was done about 3 months ago I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet the game won't be improved any longer.

This just isn't a game I can recommend with a 9.99 price tag, if you can are a huge 80's kung fu flick type of guy.. it might be worth it just for some kicks and giggles, if you're a fighting game fan, you have far better choices for far cheaper prices..
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2014
The game i was dreaming of is in development
and i can play it thru Early Access here on Steam!

Honestly Kings Of Kung Fu is like a rough diamond and it is one of the most interesting fighting game
i ever seen...and i played tons of FG`s.

I can say that Kings Of Kung Fu is one of the few Early Access games here on Steam
that its absolutly worth buying it.
I was able to play 8 Characters in Arcade mode or in Practice mode
each Character has is unique martial arts fighting style and just look like they are from famous martial arts movies
even the whole moves of every single fighter and all the background stages was giving me the feeling that iam in one of my favorit martial arts movie.
I played with a Xbox 360 controller for windows which workes just fine.
While playing i was enjoying to learn new combos and moves, it was fun to find out how to combine punches and kicks to a freakin fast combination which just looks awesome.
i´ve seen how much love the Dev`s are spending to this game and that fills my heart with hope that they will make one of the best fighting games ever made.

If you love to play Fighting Games you have to take a look on it!

(sry for my bad english)
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52 of 76 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
The game has been officially released so here are my thoughts about this title. First of all i wanna congratulate the small developing team for bringing such a game to life. Its really nice to know that there are so many passionate indie game developers that can offer so much for so little. Kings of Kung Fu is an original fighting game, based on old kung fu movies and the game itself couldnt be a more sheer tribute to those films. Now on to the game itself.

The good stuff:
1. Amazing nostalgia feelings for the old Kung fu movie era
2. One of the greatest soundtracks i have ever heard, homage to those old movies style
3. Full and interesting and everexpanding roster of characters based on real fighters (Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris!!!)
4. Great level design and amazing details to make you feel like you are a part of a kung fu movie.
5. Nice and easy gameplay, but hard to master.

The bad stuff:
1. Controls are not as responsive as they should be.
2. Combos are hard to master
3. Combat still has some bugs that need to be wiped out (you can win a whole round just by doing low right kick ^^)
4. Graphics are really nice and polished, but for this day and age not the top quality i would like.
5. No online multiplayer

To conclude, for me Kings of Kung fu is a really good game. It has some flaws, but considering the effort it has been made by a rather small team, i would say this is something most of us can pass through. For the most part its a really enjoyable game and you will have tons of fun playing either by yourself or with some of your m8s locally. At the moment there is no online multiplayer, so i know for a lot of you thats a turn off, but still it could happen in the future. If you like old Kung Fu movies and if you ever wanna see what it Feels like to be Bruce Lee facing Chuck Norris once more, buy this little gem ^^
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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 8, 2014
Do you love movies with Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee? If yes, then this game is for you. Maybe it does not shine graphics and today a very short history, but the atmosphere and the movement of characters is superb. Playing I did have the thought that I play for Bruce Lee. Here not only the movement, but also the nuances of each character. Inimitable atmosphere of the game. The picture is similar to the films of 70-80 years. Sounds just perfect. Whether it's hitting, or background music, which corresponds to a fighter. This game is a great fighting game for those who love these movies. I hope the developers will add more characters and make the story longer. But even now the game is good, though of course there is some imbalance between the characters And here it is possible again and again to arrange a fight between Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
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48 of 71 people (68%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Game has great atmosphere. Sound clips and style really gives it a vintage kung fu movie feel. Great characters.

However all the potential that this game has to be awesome is utterly obliterated by the worst controls I think I've ever experienced in a fighting game. At one point I sat the controller on the floor and mashed it with my foot while replying to a text. I won more rounds that way than actually playing the game.

I would have given this game a solid 7-8/10 but because the controls are so horrible...

1/10 would not recommend.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly (Williams), Bolo Yeung. All with a few of their signature moves from the movies. Whats not to love here?

When I fought as Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris was my opponent, the stage selected the Colisseum and had the kitty in the background. 10/10
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 20, 2015
It's a good Idea, and it looks nice, but the sad truth is it just doesnt work. The movement is terrible and unnatural, the controls dont respond as you'd expect, and the animation clearly shows the limited budget. The only reason anyone should buy this game is if they are unwilling to let go of the slim hope that maybe, just MAYBE, the fighting mechanics will one day be rebuilt from the ground up.

These kings must train more. Their kung fu is weak.
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