It’s pretty fun to game with friends; it’s even more fun when you get to beat those friends up! That’s why we’re ranking the best beat ‘em up games out now in 2020. Vote below on which games deserve top spot regardless of which platform they came out on.
If you love anime, then you'll have to try out Dragon Ball FighterZ and Jump Force, both anime beat 'em ups include your favorite character from one of the best anime series of all time. If you need a little story with your fist flinging, then the newest installment in the Devil May Cry series, Devil May Cry 5, is one beat 'em up game you need to try.
From side-scrolling action classics that still hold up, like Castle Crashers, to 2D platform fighters like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Brawlhalla, these beat 'em up games are sure to keep you wanting more. If there is a beat 'em up game that's not here, go ahead and add it below regardless of which platform it comes from.
- Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up video game independently developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It features music created by members of Newgrounds. The Xbox 360 ...more
- Batman: Arkham Knight is a 2015 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the ...more
- Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game ...more
- Yakuza 0 is a 2017 action-adventure video game developed and published by Sega. A prequel to the Yakuza series, the game takes place in December 1988 in Kamurocho, a fictionalized recreation of ...more
- Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 2009 action-adventure video game based on the DC Comics superhero, Batman. It was developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in conjunction with ...more
- Devil May Cry 5 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, set to be released in 2019. It is the sixth installment in the Devil May Cry series, and first main ...more
- Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms. The game is the fourth installment to ...more
- Bayonetta is a third-person beat'em up for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, developed by Platinum Games in cooperation with publisher Sega. The game was originally released in Japan in October ...more
- Dungeon Fighter Online is a multiplayer PC beat 'em up video game developed and published by Neople, originally published by Hangame and previously published by Nexon. The game was originally ...more
- DmC: Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Ninja Theory and published by Capcom for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It is the fifth installment of ...more
- Brawlhalla is a free-to-play fighting game developed and published by Blue Mammoth Games for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and PlayStation 4. The game was first shown at PAX East in April 2014, and went ...more
- Jump Force is a fighting game developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring characters from various manga series featured in the Weekly Shōnen Jump anthology ...more
- Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2018 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, based on the Dragon ...more
- Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a 2018 beat'em up video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games. It is a sequel to Shaq Fu (1994) and it was released for Microsoft Windows, ...more
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a fighting game created by San Francisco-based game developer nWay with characters from the Power Rangers franchise. It was released digitally for Xbox One and ...more
- Ape Out is a beat 'em up game developed by Gabe Cuzzillo and published by Devolver Digital. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch on February 28, 2019. Ape Out is a single ...more