Total Nerd The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best beat 'em up games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated beat 'em up games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest beat 'em up games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these beat 'em up games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging beat 'em up games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new beat 'em up games.

List features Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best beat 'em up games?" and "What is the greatest beat 'em up game of all time?"

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Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Streets of Rage 2 1993

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Final Fight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Cadillacs and Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
vasilas432 added Cadillacs and Dinosaurs 1993

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
X-Men 1992

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Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

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Alien vs. Predator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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The Simpsons Arcade Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
GabeLozano added The Simpsons Arcade Game 1991

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Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Streets of Rage 1991

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Knights of the Round is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Captain Commando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow ove... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Golden Axe III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Captain America and The Avenge... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Comix Zone 1995

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Battletoads Jan 01 1994

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Final Fight 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Gron added River City Ransom 1989

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Guardian Heroes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Castle Crashers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Golden Axe: The Revenge of Dea... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder 1992

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: T... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Final Fight 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of D... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
JohnGrant added Punch-Out!! 1987

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Spider-Man: The Video Game is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Alien Storm is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Bayonetta 2009

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Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Ninja Gaiden Jan 01 1991

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Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Vendetta Jul 01 1991

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Die Hard Arcade is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Die Hard Arcade Jan 01 1996

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Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Splatterhouse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Dragon's Crown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time
Guillaume Pulyk added Dragon's Crown 2013

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Sengoku 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beat 'em Up Games of All Time