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The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match

SNK
Nov 16, 2023 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

COGconnected
78 / 100
PSX Brasil
70 / 100
LevelUp
7.7 / 10
WayTooManyGames
8 / 10
GameBlast
9 / 10
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The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match Trailers

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KOF XIII GM|Story Trailer

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【ENG】KOF XIII GM|Launch Trailer

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【ENG】KOF XIII GM|Trailer


The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match Screenshots



Critic Reviews for The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match

King of Fighters XIII: Global Match tweaks the online netcode to improve on a classic. The combat remains a highlight of the franchise and the visuals still look stunning. Unfortunately, SNK doesn’t add anything extra to the mix barring online upgrades. While I do wish they would have taken the opportunity to add more to celebrate the franchise, what’s on offer is definitely worth the price of admission.

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As a complete game, The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match is exceptional and almost indefectible, but the justification of relaunching it with a remodeled online system using the best that is currently ends up proving to be a shot in the foot, with an unstable, incomplete result and full of choices, including aesthetic, questionable.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

The King of Fighters XIII Global Match is a very modest return of one of the best games in the franchise. Although it's a simple port that does the minimum to bring the experience to modern consoles, the foundation of the original video game is very solid and enjoyable.

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Even though The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match is, by and large, the same game originally released in 2011 for Xbox 360, with just a handful of technical improvements, that’s not exactly a bad thing. Granted, it suffers from having a particularly small roster (for KoF standards, that is), and its story mode is a waste of time, but it’s still a top-notch King of Fighters game that’s well worth your time if you want a brand new fighting game fix with some juicy rollback netcode.

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The King of Fighters XIII Global Match is a competent title by itself and it's worth having it in the library despite a few signs of age. Even though the online experience has some issues, it's interesting to see a game almost a decade old work so well with the right updates, managing to be dynamic and fun.

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