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 (444 reviews) - 67% of the 444 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 (444 reviews)
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Stu
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I bought this game in early access without so much as seeing a gameplay video but was pleasently suprised when I did. I then downloaded and and tried to play it. Thats where I turned it off after several matches. My main issue were the controls (using an Xbox 360 control pad), they were so bad its difficult to explain. I put this down to it being early access so uninstalled it and hve only just re-installed it but the controls are exactly the same using both a Steam Controller, an Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 controller. I thought that this at least would have been resolved but was disappointed that it was the same, this is no only in-game but also i n the menus, using the left stick I moved down to goto options and it jumped right past and sat on exit. Maybe this was what I should have done. Then after setting up the game with the very few options I played again. The characters are not very fluent when moving, the overall finish on the game is very poor and I do understand they were going for an aged look to the game.

Normally I won't write a review unless I have played at least 2 hours of a game, by then I will have a feel for the game and eventhough I won't have done much I will know what to expect. This game is the exception, it is beyond poor and yet I still think that if more effort had been put into it or a more experienced dev had ran with this it would have been a very big hit.

Sorry but everyone needs to avoild this game at all costs.
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Painkiller
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 23
Bad Game
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XxYouDeaDPunKxX
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
the developers had leave the game for a develop and sell another IDENTICAL game at a higher price, but you have bought a game in early acces so if the developers do aome fraud VALVE don't care about it
THE DEV CAN DO THIS 100 TIMES U CAN UNDERSTAND THIS?

this review applies to 2 -1 for dev -1 for VALVE
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Filip
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
First and foremost, a game of this scope developed by such a small team is comendable.

I finnished the game in VERY EASY without loosing a round. I found it challenging on VERY HARD. It plays like Mortal Combat 4 in the way your characters move around and hit (which is a good thing), The graphics are a bit outdated, but the art direction is on point (it really feels like those old movies). The characters are great and emulate nicely their source characters (a mod which would replace their names with the actual names woudl be great) in looks as well as moves. There is a lack of story (if you've watched old kung fu movies you don't need it, but one starting battle-cry for each character would have been great) which would drive the arcade mode.

Is it worth it, maybe yes. Is it worth it if you like old kung fu movies, YES.

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Shawn_70
( 43.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Look this game is Awesome. Its not trying to be the next latest and greatest fighting game but it is trying to be and is something unique. Any flaws in the game are acceptable and overlook able there is way to much negativity out there about this game. The developer was trying to do something different and he did a great job of it! No you don't have to be a 70's kung fu movie fan to enjoy the game. Its different then other fighting games as its not the same old characters series after series after series and best of all its from an Indie developer who will listen to you way more then any big name developer....I have no regrets in purchasing this game and I am very much waiting for his next title(s) to be released....(shaolin vs wu tang). So if your looking for the next latest and greatest fighting game at minimum move on, but if you have respect for and want to support indie developers and all there hard work and want a fun and unique game this game is for you....With big name developers you will never see unique games like this so for that....
Thanks Jae Lee :-)
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~.superveggie.🔞
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I have spent some hours. Liked it - especially the characters. Effects are obviously taken from original movies :)

But, about the game honestly, I want to note these :
- Combat mechanics are poor.
- I wish there were more fighters.
- No bonus stages. ( A restaurant, or a street fight vs a clan or a gang etc. or destroying a studio etc.)
- No wounds or scars on hit - Only some blood splat after a hit.
- Does a Kung Fu fighter I mean movie artist / actress have only one dress? Skins, costumes etc.?
- Aesthetically, poor work regarding transitions between stages.
- You can not compete a friend via internet.

Perhaps, I have not played well enough to critcize it. I believe that the game has a potency. Hope to see improved versions in the future.
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T.y.
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
The picture with JANE FURY and K. SURUGI are going at it from yall images of this game, can you please bring that stage back with the same music track? It was a really good stage
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Chancellor
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
You get to play as Jackie ♥♥♥♥ing Chan why would you not want to buy this game.
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BadGreenGonzoDaGreat
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Don't buy it if you have OSX. The game simply crasch randomly even before you can enter a fight.
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JackSlater
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 11
I am really sad that I bought this game and could not refund it.

Style and Artwork is 10/10. Sadly, the trailers are bait.
The controls are nowhere near responsive as it is shown.

Overall 1/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I bought this game in early access without so much as seeing a gameplay video but was pleasently suprised when I did. I then downloaded and and tried to play it. Thats where I turned it off after several matches. My main issue were the controls (using an Xbox 360 control pad), they were so bad its difficult to explain. I put this down to it being early access so uninstalled it and hve only just re-installed it but the controls are exactly the same using both a Steam Controller, an Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 controller. I thought that this at least would have been resolved but was disappointed that it was the same, this is no only in-game but also i n the menus, using the left stick I moved down to goto options and it jumped right past and sat on exit. Maybe this was what I should have done. Then after setting up the game with the very few options I played again. The characters are not very fluent when moving, the overall finish on the game is very poor and I do understand they were going for an aged look to the game.

Normally I won't write a review unless I have played at least 2 hours of a game, by then I will have a feel for the game and eventhough I won't have done much I will know what to expect. This game is the exception, it is beyond poor and yet I still think that if more effort had been put into it or a more experienced dev had ran with this it would have been a very big hit.

Sorry but everyone needs to avoild this game at all costs.
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147 of 184 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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32 of 37 people (86%) 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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64 of 91 people (70%) 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 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 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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51 of 75 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 70 people (69%) 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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32 of 46 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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