Streets of Red is a retro beat ‘em up headed to PS4 and Switch on February 27. There are a lot of side-scrolling brawlers that aim to capture the original arcade experience, but Streets of Red really commits by not allowing you any continues or saves. When you die, it’s game over and you have to start all over.
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Free-to-play episodic PC action MMO Closers is a complicated game, filled with complicated menus and all sorts of management minutia, but its core appeal is easy to summarize. Anime teens with psychokinetic powers battle an alien invasion. The rest can be sorted out later.
The feel is instantly recognizable. Whether the phrase “beat-em up” takes you back to Castle Crashers, The Death and Return of Superman, or the original Double Dragon, Wulverblade will channel your nostalgia and love for those games, but in a way that remains distinctly its own.
Released this week on Steam, Aztez is a single-player strategy board game in which the ancient Aztecs attempt to survive and thrive until the Spanish invaders arrive. It just happens that surviving and thriving involves lots of bloody black and white beat-em up action.
Danny DeVito (in the upper left) and the crew from the TV series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, remade as an old-school beat 'em up. A fun and intense, out-of-the-ordinary mashup by artist Aled Lewis. It's a part of his recent exhibit called Such Pixels, which you can check out over here.
The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.
Console quality games are a hard sell on Facebook. Each day millions of people log into Facebook to tend their virtual farms or play colorful candy puzzle games, while the hardcore shooters or robot-powered action role-playing games attract daily users in the low ten-thousands. What's it going to take to get…
Ubisoft's game adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's six volume comic book series is now available on the PlayStation Network. We've played it for five minutes so the Xbox 360 owners can see what they're waiting until August 25 for.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a colorful 2D beat-em up in a world where dark and gritty 3D action adventure reigns supreme. Can it possibly succeed where other Batman brawlers have failed?
Beat-em-ups of the '80s were long on action and short on story. Like Capcom's Final Fight, re-released this week for consoles. Just how ridiculous is the idea that a former pro rassler could be elected to high office in America?
Reminding us that the movie based on Mark Millar's award-winning comic book Kick-Ass hits theaters on Friday is one of the few good things to come from this trailer for the PlayStation Network video game.
The characters from the movie based off of Mark Millar's comic book Kick-Ass completely kick ass in this trailer for WHA Entertainment's video game adaptation for the iPhone and PlayStation Network, and somehow that doesn't seem right.