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The King of Fighters XIII
8.8 out of 10

The King of Fighters XIII

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Overall 8
7.8

The King of Fighters XIII

Defunct Games
17 January 2012
  • Summary: Not only is The King of Fighters a solid 2D fighting game, but it is one of the best games in the series. With dozens of characters and a robust story mode, this SNK fighter reminds us yet again why every serious fighting fan wanted a Neo Geo in the 1990s.
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

Game Over Online
2 December 2011
  • Excerpt: There’s the traditional arcade mode, which includes the usual 3-on-3 battles and some pretty funny banter between the fighters, usually reflecting their relationships with the opponent and/or their clone in the best dialog exchanges I’ve seen in an SNK fighter.
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII review (X360)

HonestGamers
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The King of Fighters XIII is nearly everything that fans hoped The King of Fighters XII would be when it released in 2009. Packed full of fighters, modes, beautiful visuals and a seemingly bottomless well of content, this year’s entry in the long-running fighting series is a welcome return to form.
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 9
8.7
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 7
7.4
Multiplayer 9
9.2
Longevity 9
9.1

The King Of Fighters XIII Review

NowGamer
24 November 2011
Overall 9
8.5
Design 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
9.0
Storyline 7
7.1

The King of Fighters XIII

GameTrailers
23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: In a merit-based world, it can be tough for royalty to remain relevant. Starting with publisher SNK’s idea to bring characters from its various game worlds into a Street Fighter-style brawl, the King of Fighters series has certainly earned the goodwill of its fans over the years, despite its 12th...
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Overall 8
7.8

King Of Fighters XIII Review

Game Informer
22 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Mix some new fighters and basic modes into King of Fighters XII’s reliable but barebones foundation Graphics: The hand-drawn sprites make a few characters look gorgeous, but the rest just look blurry Sound: Loved the high energy soundtrack, hated the high-pitched female fighter voices...
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Digital Chumps
22 November 2011
  • Conclusion: An all around improvement from the previous King of Fighters, but XIII still leaves plenty of room to evolve into something better.
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

The King of Fighters XIII

Digital Chumps
22 November 2011
  • Conclusion: An all around improvement from the previous King of Fighters, but XIII still leaves plenty of room to evolve into something better.
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Overall 9
8.5

King of Fighters XIII

Total Xbox
22 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There’s something to be said for sticking to your guns and refining your formula until it’s great. That’s exactly what’s happened with King of Fighters XIII . Initially, its depth may seem daunting to newcomers, but they’ll be more than rewarded for spending the time needed to learn its...
  • Pros: + Tons of characters, each with some of the best sprite animation anywhere., + A complex, crazy-deep combat system.
  • Cons: - May be a bit overwhelming for new fans; some overly similar fighters., ? Does anyone do 2D sprites better than
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Overall 7
7.0

The King of Fighters XIII PS3 Review

DarkZero
5 February 2012
  • Excerpt: SNK Playmore has been through a lot this past few years. What used to be a veritable fighting game contender who went toe-to-toe with CAPCOM in the genre fizzled down to an utterly shameful disappointment when they released what was supposed to be a rebirth of The King of Fighters in the aptly named...
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