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The King of Fighters XIII
8.7 out of 10

The King of Fighters XIII

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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
8.0

Expert Review

Snackbar Games
20 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Regardless of its lack of innovation to the fighting game scene, those who lost faith in The King of Fighters should definitely reconsider. The game improves itself from the last entry and stays true to the series.
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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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