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The King of Fighters XIV

Rating Summary

Based on 64 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

77%

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Based on 64 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 23, 2016

Publisher: Atlus

Genre: Fighting

The King of Fighters saga continues with an epic new story! With one of the biggest rosters ever and 50 characters ready to clash, create the perfect team in the classic 3-on-3 battle system. Burn to Fight!

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The King of Fighters XIV Reviews

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The return of SNK's flagship series offers concessions to beginners, and new depths for veterans.

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King of Fighters XIV offers an astonishing amount of content, with nearly double the playable characters of most other games available on day one. The fighters themselves are interesting and well designed, both visually and mechanically, and they push limits with an execution ceiling higher than perhaps any other fighting game. King of Fighters XIV’s netcode and technical shortcomings are itis biggest stumbling blocks, but mastering its characters and leveraging what you’ve learned remains satisfying regardless. There are no shortcuts to becoming the new King of Fighters, but the journey to the top is well worth taking.

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Whether or not you dig its new look, KOF 14 offers everything you could want in a fighting game: refined gameplay, a bevy of appealing characters, and accessibility that gives way to complex depth.

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A successful soft reboot for the venerable fighting game series, and a great jumping on point for those dissatisfied by Street Fighter V.

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