Best Beat 'em up Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,632 Beat 'em up games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Beat 'em up game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. One Finger Death Punch

Experience cinematic kung-fu battles in the fastest, most intense brawler the indie world has ever seen! With the unique 1:1 response system of One Finger Death Punch, players will feel the immediate feedback of every bone-crunching hit. Pay tribute to the masters using five classic kung-fu styles mixed with additional weapons.

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One Finger Death Punch holds the #1 spot for "best Beat 'em up game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 16,221 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,892 positive reviews and 329 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 3/3/2014
Developer Silver Dollar Games
Publisher Silver Dollar Games
Steam App Id 264200

2. Hi-Fi RUSH

Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update! Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp in a world that syncs to the music.

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Hi-Fi RUSH has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,995 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,280 positive reviews and 715 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/25/2023
Franchise Bethesda
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 1817230

3. Iron Snout

Iron Snout is a fast, colorful and brutal fighting game in which you will be helping a piglet fight for its life against hordes of wolves.

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Iron Snout has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,265 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 16,876 positive reviews and 389 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Iron Snout on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 1/27/2016
Franchise SnoutUp
Developer SnoutUp
Publisher SnoutUp
Steam App Id 424280

4. Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

Experience what it’s like to be Batman and face off against Gotham's greatest villians. Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 63,049 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 60,717 positive reviews and 2,332 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 3/26/2010
Developer Rocksteady Studios
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Steam App Id 35140

5. MADNESS: Project Nexus

MADNESS: Project Nexus is a third-person Run n' Gun / Beat'Em Up filled with arcade-style action and button-mashing brutality. Gun your way through droves of bad guys in the Story Campaign, or build your perfect killing machine in the neverending onslaught of Arena Mode.

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MADNESS: Project Nexus has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,937 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,543 positive reviews and 394 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play MADNESS: Project Nexus on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $24.99
Release Date 9/29/2021
Developer GIBBING TREE, LLC
Publisher GIBBING TREE, LLC
Steam App Id 488860

6. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden – a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who...

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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 75,437 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 72,428 positive reviews and 3,009 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/9/2014
Developer PlatinumGames
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Steam App Id 235460

7. Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition

Get Batman: Arkham City and all DLC for one low price with the release of the GOTY Edition!

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Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 61,093 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 58,677 positive reviews and 2,416 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/7/2012
Developer Rocksteady Studios
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Steam App Id 200260

8. Yakuza 0

SEGA’s legendary Japanese series finally comes to PC. Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka as junior yakuza Kiryu and Majima. Take a front row seat to 1980s life in Japan in an experience unlike anything else in video gaming, with uncapped framerates and 4K resolutions. A legend is born.

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Yakuza 0 has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 66,903 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 63,916 positive reviews and 2,987 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/1/2018
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 638970

9. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

ERASE YOUR PAST TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Once a legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu faked his own death and abandoned his name for the sake of protecting his family. Now, he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding.

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Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,042 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 7,798 positive reviews and 244 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $49.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $49.99
Release Date 11/8/2023
Franchise Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher SEGA
Steam App Id 2375550

10. Rivals of Aether

RIVALS OF AETHER is an indie fighting game where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Play with up to four players either locally or online.

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Rivals of Aether has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Beat 'em up games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 32,752 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 31,331 positive reviews and 1,421 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/28/2017
Developer Aether Studios
Publisher Aether Studios
Steam App Id 383980

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