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"As it stands, this very likely is the best PC fighting game available, period – and doubly so for the money. And not only that, but buying the game gives you access to the Skullgirls Beta, so you can test out changes in advance of their going live in the game proper." - Gamingtrend.com
"A sharp, snazzy and accessible fighting game, held back by the unnecessary sexualisation of its antagonists." - PCgamer.com
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
Literally my favorite game right nowFourclops | Sept. 1, 2014 | See all Fourclops's reviews »
Skullgirls is a fighting game with amazing gameplay and intense battles. I honestly haven't been into the fighting genre since I was a kid, and this game gives me the same feeling I had when I went to the arcades to play with my friends. The fanservice is just a plus for the game
Amazing Awesome Astounding!kbullock | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all kbullock's reviews »
Skullgirls is one of the first 2D fighting games to show such passion and connectivity with it's fans. The gameplay is super fluid, the art & the music are truly stylistic in their own way, and the characters have very developed personalities for a fighting game with no voiced story mode. 10/10. Must buy.
Really solid fighting experience.key2112 | Aug. 8, 2014 | See all key2112's reviews »
I never was a fighting game enthusiast. In fact, this one was the first fighting game I bought. Even then, I can say I'm not disappointed. Here's why:
The visuals, oh god, the visuals. The visuals are just incredible. It's really awesome how great the girls look. Plus, the swiftness of the animations and the detail on the sprites is just amazing. All the effects and whatnot are great too. If this game does something right, is being visually impressive.
And then the gameplay. Like I said, I never really played a fighting game before, and I didn't play this one that much yet. Even so, I think I can safely say the game is solid and has a great learning curve. Ever heard about a lot of technical terms you never fully understood in fighting games? Well, this game has a nice tutorial that will ensure you know what you're doing when you're fighting for real. The difficulty is nicely adjusted, too. It can be VERY hard but also pretty accesible for people who don't have a lot of experience.
Those two points explained, there isn't really a lot more to say. One might argue that there's not a lot of characters, but more are coming via dlc (and free). And even so, each character is perfectly adjusted, so I like it this way. It has a story mode and a great online where you can play.
So, yeah, considering this is an indie game, it's just amazing. The lobby online can have a few problems, sometimes, and that's about all the problems I can point at. Seriously, even if you're not into fighting games, buy it.
Fight like in the goold old times!Seibitsu | July 26, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
Skullsgirls is one of those 2d fighting games that will remind you classic arcade fighting games. Most of the characters are female but each of them are so different between them that each time you try a new one you'll have to learn how to play. The story mode is simple, battles followed by dialogue and a final boss( which is really really hard to beat). Note that even if you play on easy , the game is hard to master and hard to learn also (haven't finished the tutorials yet). If you also love learning combos, you'll love Skullgirls as it provides great variety of combos, like classic fighting games. Note that a controller is highly recommended for this.
Pure fighting gold.reginleifx | July 20, 2014 | See all reginleifx's reviews »
I have to admit, I am not a fan of fighting games, but this is the first game in the genre I have ever felt inmersed in. Considering it was made by an indie company (Lab Zero), the game has gorgeous graphics. Also, the animations are really well-made, which shows how much effort they put into the game. Gameplay is solid, with tons of combos, and a system that punishes players who create endless loops of them. The game may not have much content still, but Lab Zero is constantly working on patches, creating new DLC, most of which are free for three months after release. When it comes to online gameplay, you might have some lag issues from time to time. The Original Soundtrack is awesome.