GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Results revealed p3)

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
SerialCeler
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Booripides
Location: Stuck in the Tron machine

PostGRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Results revealed p3)
by SerialCeler » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:29 am

Image

Previous GRecommends threads


This month, we are looking for your top 10 beat ‘em ups.

Wikipedia actually makes a distinction between fighting games and beat ‘em ups, but I am classifying them in the same category.

A fighting game is a video game in which the player controls an on-screen character and engages in close combat with an opponent, which can be either an AI or controlled by another player.


Beat 'em up (also known as brawler) is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents.


So we are looking at both one-on-one fighters such as Street Fighter II, Mortal Combat and Tekken, and side scrolling beat 'em ups such as Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Final Fight (plus anything else you might think should be included in this category).

Just list your top 10 below (each counts for one vote, so ranking them isn't important). No compilations please, single releases only.

In the case of title like Street Fighter II or Street Fighter IV, I will be classifying their various incarnations as one single release, so you only need to nominate once (rather than nominating the World Warrior, New Challengers, Hyper Turbo Fighting etc separately).

Nominations are open for a month and voting closes on 16 December.

There is also still time to vote for your top 10 Wii games.
Last edited by SerialCeler on Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:06 am, edited 2 times in total.
Image
GRecommends by platform: Xbox 360 | Wii | PS3 | Nintendo DS | PSP | Xbox | GameCube
GRecommends by genre: Platformers | Sports | First-person shooters | Racers | Puzzlers | Beat 'em ups | RPGs | Shoot 'em ups

Xbox Live: Serial Celer Nintendo Network ID: SerialCeler
User avatar
SerialCeler
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Booripides
Location: Stuck in the Tron machine

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by SerialCeler » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:39 am

This is probably my least favourite genre, and consequently I have probably played fewer of this type of game than any other – hence my rather limited top 10.

• Street Fighter II (SNES, 1992)
• Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, 3DS, 2014)
• Viewtiful Joe (GameCube, 2003)
• Soul Calibur II (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, 2003)
• Killer Instinct (SNES, 1995)
• Tekken 2 (PlayStation, 1996)
• Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox, 2001)
• Street Fighter IV (PS3, Xbox 360, 2008)
• Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube, 2001)
• Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii, 2008)
Image
GRecommends by platform: Xbox 360 | Wii | PS3 | Nintendo DS | PSP | Xbox | GameCube
GRecommends by genre: Platformers | Sports | First-person shooters | Racers | Puzzlers | Beat 'em ups | RPGs | Shoot 'em ups

Xbox Live: Serial Celer Nintendo Network ID: SerialCeler
User avatar
Trelliz
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Trelliz » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:12 am

Soul Calibur 2
Soul Calibur 5
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
Hyrule Warriors
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Streets of Rage 3
Blade Symphony
Divekick
Gang Beasts
Never pre-order or pre-purchase a console, game or season pass.
User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Preezy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:13 am

The correct answer is Streets of Rage 2.

But for for the sake of thread I'll throw some alternatives out there:

Tekken 4
Mortal Kombat X
Street Fighter 4
Soul Calibur
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Image
HSH28
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by HSH28 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:17 am

1. Soul Calibur (DC)
2. Soul Calibur 2
3. Ultra Street Fighter IV
4. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
5. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
6. Power Stone (DC)
7. Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper (GBA)
8. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
9. Dead or Alive Ultimate (XBOX)
10. Dead or Alive Dimensions (3DS)
HSH28
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by HSH28 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:19 am

I know its up to individuals to decide what they think does and does not qualify in any genre, but I just thought I'd say that for me at least, the likes of Viewtiful Joe and Streets of Rage have no place here.
User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Preezy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:25 am

I disagree.
Image
User avatar
Qikz
Member ♥
Joined in 2011

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Qikz » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:44 am

makes a distinction between fighting games and beat ‘em ups, but I am classifying them in the same category.


Honestly I don't think this is a good idea. There's enough good beat'em ups and fighters to have them in different categorys. In this case many amazing games are going to miss out.
Image
The Watching Artist wrote:I feel so inept next to Stay Dead...
HSH28
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by HSH28 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:12 am

Qikz wrote:
makes a distinction between fighting games and beat ‘em ups, but I am classifying them in the same category.


Honestly I don't think this is a good idea. There's enough good beat'em ups and fighters to have them in different categorys. In this case many amazing games are going to miss out.


Side Scrolling Beat 'Em Up's I think would be better categorised alongside 3D person Hack and Slash games, a game like Streets of Rage has much more in common with something like Devil May Cry than it does Street Fighter.
User avatar
Hyperion
Member
Joined in 2009
Location: Beyond the wall

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Hyperion » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:35 pm

Final Fight (Arcade)
Streets of Rage 2 (MegaDrive)
Super Smash Bros Melee (GameCube)
Virtua Fighter 2 (Arcade)
Mortal Kombat 2 (Arcade)
Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)
Tekken 2 (PlayStation)
WWF No Mercy (N64)
X-Men (Arcade)
The Simpsons (Arcade)
Image Image
User avatar
Jamo3103
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Coconut Bob
Location: Manchester

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Jamo3103 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:10 pm

Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)
Comix Zone (Mega Drive)
Super Smash Bros for Wii U
Super Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
Soul Calibur 2 (Gamecube)
Power Stone (Dreamcast)
Street Fighter 2 (SNES)
Tekken 2 (PS1)
Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)
Image
User avatar
NickSCFC
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by NickSCFC » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:00 pm

My top 10

Virtua Fighter 3
SoulCalibur
Tekken 3
Dead or Alive 2
Fighting Vipers
SoulCalibur 2
Tekken 2
Fighters Megamix
Last Bronx
Tobal 2
Image
User avatar
Miguel007
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Co. Durham

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Miguel007 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:02 pm

#. Double Dragon II - NES.
#. Killer Instinct - SNES.
#. Mortal Kombat II - SNES.
#. The Simpsons - Arcade.
#. Soul Calibur II - Nintendo GameCube.
#. Street Fighter II: Turbo - SNES.
#. Streets of Rage 2 - Sega Mega Drive.
#. Super Smash Bros. Melee - Nintendo GameCube.
#. Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - Arcade.
#. WWF: No Mercy - N64.
Image
User avatar
Ironhide
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Autobot City

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Ironhide » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:34 pm

  • Streets of Rage 2 (Megadrivve)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (PS2)
  • Guilty Gear X2 (PS2)
  • Street Fighter II (Arcade/Megadrivve/SNES)
  • Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2)
  • Dead or Alive 2 (PS2)
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS1/GBA)
  • Fighting Vipers (Saturn)
  • SNK Vs Capcom (PS2)

I'm tempted to replace Streets of Rage 2 to make this list consist entirely of 1 on 1 (ish) fighters.
Last edited by Ironhide on Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Ste
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: ScouseStevmed
Contact:

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Ste » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:02 pm

Beat em ups were the first genre I fell in love with in the early 16bit days. I remeber the excitement when a friend of a friend got SF2 for the SNES and we all went to play it.

Punch Out (NES)
Streets of Rage 2 (MD)
Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)
Mortal Kombat II (MD)
Final Fight (Arcade)
Eternal Champions (MD)
Soul Calibur (PS)
Super Smash Bros (N64)
WWF Royal Rumble (SNES)
Rocky (Xbox)
User avatar
Zartan
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Zartan » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:52 pm

Simpsons Arcade Machine (there are so many Arcade games that I loved in this style back in the day, but Simpsons was always my favourite)

Barbarian
Dropping this for No Mercy N64 cant believe I forgot it :fp:
Street Fighter II
Tekken 3
Bushido Blade
Tekken Tag
Soul Calibur 2 (GC)
Smash Bros Melee
Street Fighter IV


You know it has had a rocky start, and loads of missteps, but there is a great game here, and hopefully on the 3rd December we will get more news on what is going to happen in 2017 so
Street Fighter V
Last edited by Zartan on Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:09 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Ste
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: ScouseStevmed
Contact:

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Ste » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:14 pm

Zartan wrote:Simpsons Arcade Machine (there are so many Arcade games that I loved in this style back in the day, but Simpsons was always my favourite)
[b]


Agree!

I loved this too.

Also Turtles, Alien v Predator and Spiderman one where the other characters were Black Cat, Hawkeye and Sub-Mariner.
User avatar
Dual
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Irene Demova

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by Dual » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:19 pm

Tekken Tag Tournament

More to come.




Streets of Rage isn't a beat em up.
User avatar
chalkitdown
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Cork

PostRe: GRecommends: Top 10 Beat 'em ups (Nominate now, deadline 16 December)
by chalkitdown » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:53 pm

This topic upsets me. These are completely different genres! :lol: Why pair them together?

Anyway,

Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Soul Calibur II
Street Fighter II Turbo
Mortal Kombat 9
Streets of Rage 2
The Simpsons Arcade
TMNT Arcade
Viewtiful Joe
Muramasa
Castle Crashers

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dowbocop, lex-man, Met, Pedz, Poser, Samuel_1, SerialCeler, Zaichik and 32 guests