River City Girls

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

A fantastic scrolling beat 'em-ups that shows exactly how the genre can be evolved and modernised, while also indulging in some gloriously retro presentation and throwbacks.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2019

The basic fun of fighting is counterbalanced by some punishing design that makes it hard to get fully invested in the action

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USgamer
iew by Caty McCarthy, Features Editor

Top Critic

Sep 5, 2019

River City Girls is as bubbly as the pop song that soundtracks its intro cinematic would lead you to believe. With all-around excellent art direction, you'll be hard-pressed to find a game this year with more style and confidence than River City Girls. While the first few hours are a slog as you level up and learn the ropes, once your moveset grows bigger, any encounter is a blast full of combos, and yes, dabbing. Just be sure to bring a friend along for the ride, as it's much harder to brave alone.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2019

Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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82 / 100
Sep 3, 2019

Arc System Works and Wayforward found the perfect balance between nostalgic elements and new mechanics. River City Girls pays perfect homage to the brawler genre, incredibly fun to play (especially in couch co-op multiplayer).

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6 / 10
Oct 2, 2019

I wanted to love River City Girls. A modern side scrolling beat 'em up, from a proven developer like WayForward, with bright, bold visuals, and two kick-ass heroines should have been great. Instead, thanks to way too much repetitive grinding, River City Girls is a bit boring. Something I never thought I'd say about a game that has high school children hitting zombie cheerleaders with wrenches.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2019

A smashingly great side-scrolling battler that is overflowing with charm, stuff to do and faces to wreck, River City Girls is utterly essential for fans of the genre.

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7 / 10
Sep 6, 2019

With a bright, pixel art infused splash, River City Girls throws you headlong into an old-school brawler that at times evokes the best of the genre.

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GameMAG

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8 / 10
Sep 12, 2019

Arc System Works and WayForward managed to revive the classics qualitatively. Interesting gameplay, stylish graphics, funny story and four unique characters to choose from should please fans of the genre. And if you are one of them, then this game is definitely worthy of your attention.

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83 / 100
Sep 13, 2019

Fans of brawlers and badass girls alike won’t wanna miss River City Girls.

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