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The King of Fighters XIII
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The King of Fighters XIII

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Overall 8
8.2

The King of Fighters XIII

Game Over Online
2 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Two years ago, KoF XII hit shelves and thoroughly disappointed long-time fans of the series. It wasn’t a bad game in the traditional sense since it delivered the series‘ usual gameplay, and was in fact a gorgeous game since it was the first entry completely redrawn for HD displays, but it was so...
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII

GamesRadar
29 June 2012
  • Excerpt: For a lot of us, SNK’s fighting games were usually followed up with a slice of pizza and a romp in the ball pit, mostly because our cheap-o parents weren’t interested in spending thousands on a Neo Geo and games. Jerks.
  • Pros: Difficult but rewarding gameplay, Silky smooth animation, Interesting character options
  • Cons: Little variation between game modes, Mindless, rambling dialogue, Extremely unfriendly to beginners
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 7
6.6
Sound 7
7.0
Control 9
8.8
Addiction 8
8.4

The King of Fighters XIII Review

Cheat Code Central
28 February 2012
Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Auracore MediaWorks
18 February 2012
  • Summary: After all these years, these guys and gals still find something to fight about
  • Pros: More than adequate selection of characters, match types, and options to keep gamers' attention; online-play is generally consistent; ample amount of downloadable, unlockable content and achievements to acquire; unique character design coupled with excellent hand-drawn animation; pre-fight and pos...
  • Cons: Stiff controls make pulling off the excessive amount of special moves and combos not worth the effort; despite the content, single player experience feels the same throughout due to AI that spams special moves; not one but two cheap boss fights, offers nothing new, nor anything that other fightin...
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Auracore MediaWorks
18 February 2012
  • Summary: After all these years, these guys and gals still find something to fight about
  • Pros: More than adequate selection of characters, match types, and options to keep gamers' attention; online-play is generally consistent; ample amount of downloadable, unlockable content and achievements to acquire; unique character design coupled with excellent hand-drawn animation; pre-fight and pos...
  • Cons: Stiff controls make pulling off the excessive amount of special moves and combos not worth the effort; despite the content, single player experience feels the same throughout due to AI that spams special moves; not one but two cheap boss fights, offers nothing new, nor anything that other fightin...
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Overall 9
8.5

You're Doing It Wrong

TotalPlayStation.com
6 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Playing KoF XIII is the closest thing to "work" I have felt here at TPS. I wasn't good and I had to earn every bit of ground I gained. Just know that you won't get your hand held by the game or its players, you'll get it broken.
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 7
7.1
Multiplayer 8
8.4
Longevity 7
7.2

The King Of Fighters XIII Review

NowGamer
16 December 2011
  • Summary: Can SNK Playmore deliver King Of Fighters XIII with enough punch to KO Street Fighter? Check out our review to find out.
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Overall 9
8.5

From the ashes of its predecessor, The King of Fighters XIII rises to restore the series to its rightful place in the fighting genre spotlight.

GameSpot
23 November 2011
  • Summary: When we last left The King of Fighters, things weren't looking good. The King of Fighters XII , which was released in 2009, looked beautiful and had a solid fighting system, but its dearth of single-player content and busted online functionally killed it for many players.
  • Pros: Fluid and flexible fighting mechanics, Impressive visuals and smooth animations, Stable online play with replay support, Numerous offline offerings, Character color customization.
  • Cons: Online spectating isn't an option, Lacks replay sharing.
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Overall 9
8.5

From the ashes of its predecessor, The King of Fighters XIII rises to restore the series to its rightful place in the fighting genre spotlight.

GameSpot
23 November 2011
  • Summary: When we last left The King of Fighters, things weren't looking good. The King of Fighters XII , which was released in 2009, looked beautiful and had a solid fighting system, but its dearth of single-player content and busted online functionally killed it for many players.
  • Pros: Fluid and flexible fighting mechanics, Impressive visuals and smooth animations, Stable online play with replay support, Numerous offline offerings, Character color customization.
  • Cons: Online spectating isn't an option, Lacks replay sharing.
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Overall 8
8.0

King of Fighters 13 Review

G4
22 November 2011
  • Summary: More than a decade after the release of King of Fighters 2001, and a highly anticipated but poorly received KOF XII, SNK Playmore aims to restore the franchise's former glory with The King of Fighters XIII. Is the 13th installment of the series up to the task?
  • Pros: Classic, 2-D gameplay, Beautiful, hand-drawn graphics, Balance changes from arcade version
  • Cons: Lack of spectator mode during online matches
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