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Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers, Skullgirls is a modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist. It’s a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory.
Classic six-button play gives each character a huge variety of attacks and special moves
Variable Tag Battle system allows players to pit different size teams of one, two or three characters against one another
Custom Assists let you outfit your team with a huge variety of attacks for nearly endless strategic possibilities
A Robust Anti-Infinite Combo system keeps competitive play free of abusive tactics
Solid fighting gameJorgel | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all Jorgel's reviews »
From it's roost, Skullgirls was developed in order to offer a very solid fighting game experience. Every aspect of the game is well thought, from the inputs to the combos and mechanics. I am not a very good fighting-game player, but Skullgirls still offers me a great game experience. In addition to the great gameplay the game also offers beautifull graphics and nice characters along with a great soundtrack. If you are looking for a competitive fighting game or just want to have fun with your friends, Skullgirls is one of the best choices nowadays, in terms of both gameplay and art.
Great gamethegriffin8or | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all thegriffin8or's reviews »
Very fun fighter and is perfect for people who are new to fighters. It's got an amazing tutorial and the characters are all interesting and fun to play as! The game has a pretty good sizes roster of characters including the currently released free DLC character Squigly and it has more characters on the way!
Definitely worth the full price if you have any interest in fighters
A Solid Fighter Inspired by the ClassicsShatokaMTN | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all ShatokaMTN's reviews »
Skullgirls is a game clearly inspired by the fighters many of us grew up with, such as Street Fighter II. The controls are tight, the gameplay is fluid, and each character feels unique enough for everyone to find someone (or a couple of someones, considering the game supports using up to three characters at once!) they feel comfortable playing as. Unfortunately, there's not much else to say about it. The game is your standard fare in regards to fighting games, which means there isn't much innovation in the game.
I got my money's worth when I bought it at full price, but if you're not the type of person who pumps a lot of time into a fighting game, I'd recommend getting it on sale.
Good fighting gamelok0812 | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
There really aren't much good fighter games in the recent years and the genre is always filled with Street Fighters or Mortal Kombat but here is another option. While it is a good game it is really just another generic fighter game, that means nothing bad and nothing innovative. The game utilize the same formula as other fighter games allowing the players go 1 on 1 or tag battles. Special moves and chain combos allow players to come up with their own air combo to score as much hits as possible. Overall, this is definitely a new option for fighter genre players to try.
A Solid Fighter, But Not Much ElseArcadium | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all Arcadium's reviews »
I really don't know what else to say about Skullgirls besides the fact that it’s a competent fighter. It’s one of the most polished fighting games I’ve ever seen for its price and it’s incredibly balanced but that’s about it. There’s nothing here that really helps it stand out to a bigger, mainstream audience like how Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, or Tekken do. Only the hardcore fighting game fans are going to know this exists and are going to be the people who buy it and that’s fine because these are the people who will dump hours into this game. It’s damn good but that’s about it since the online servers are slowly getting smaller and there’s not really much of a reason to play by yourself. The training mode however is simply brilliant and I’d recommend purchasing the game just for it if you’re interested in getting into fighting games. Not only does it cover the basics, but it’ll ease you into advanced tactics and even show you how to properly play each character in the roster. Almost everything you’ll learn here can help you transition into other fighting games due to the main mechanics being the same in most fighters.