Them's Fightin' Herds Reviews

Them's Fightin' Herds is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
May 5, 2020

Them's Fightin' Herds is an exceptional fighting game by any measure, only held back by its tiny roster of six characters.

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8 / 10
May 28, 2020

With fluid gameplay, gorgeous visuals, and an incredibly inventive story mode, there's a lot to love in this unique fighting game. The limited roster may prove to be the biggest challenge this game faces in maintaining a strong community, but with so many positive changes since it's 2018 Early Access launch and the spotlight of an Evo Online tournament, there's nowhere to go but up for Them's Fightin' Herds.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Them's Fightin' Herds is the most accessible and balanced fighting game I've ever played. The characters are all fantastic, the stages are beautiful, and the sound and music shines. If you want a fighting game that you'll have fun watching, and playing, Them's Fightin' Herds is the game for you. A lot of charm. A lot of depth. 4-legged fun 4 all!

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is one of the best ideas in the fighting game scene in a while. The roster could use a boost, but everything else here is fantastic. The fighting feels great, the modes are plentiful, and the design is excellent. I hope support continues for this game and with crossplay and rollback netcode the online scene could become massive. If you love the genre you owe it to yourself to check this game out. Even if the idea doesn’t set with you, I promise there is plenty here to love.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2022

Don't let the delightfully twee My Little Pony style aesthetic fool you, Them's Fightin' Herds is an ultra legitimate, one on one fighter with an abundance of charm and an unexpectedly compelling story mode. Though the diminutive roster is a concern, Them's Fightin' Herds is nonetheless a superb fighter that I fear owing to its decidedly cutesy presentation, not nearly enough folks will play.

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8 / 10
Oct 18, 2022

Them's Fightin' Herds isn't entry-level stuff, and it's impressive that an indie developer has created something that professional teams take years to master. Soft and furry in appearance though it is, this is a robust and fleshed-out fighting game, and one that demands practice. It's challenging even on its default difficulty with AI that won't fall prey to simple or repetitive routines. While its story mode is engineered toward a particular fanbase, the wild combo-building demonstrates an excellent multiplayer experience. Thematically, its draw might be limited, but there's no real ceiling in its appeal to fighting game fans. While would have been nice to have had a few more characters out of the box and a little more invention in its world-building backgrounds, if you're here for pure fighting game action, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Oct 18, 2022

For a fighting game that came out in 2018 and is finally reaching consoles, along with the cross-platform play function following the console release, it’s a really cute game. It really grew from one concept to another but still managed to keep the basis of it which is cute hoofed animals duking it out with magic players.

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Evan Norris
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2022

On a technical level, it represents one of the better 1v1 fighters on the market, due to its approachable controls, tactical action, and balanced system of offensive and defensive maneuvers. Regrettably, the single player content and character roster that surround that strong mechanical core are lacking.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2022

Despite my initial hesitations, I actually have been having quite a bit of fun with TFH, but there’s still a lot left to do to get this game to where it feels more complete.

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90 / 100
Oct 30, 2022

Them's Fightin' Herds is an excellent fighting game that definitely deserves respect for its high audiovisual quality and solid gameplay, both online and offline. Not even the modest cast and uneven pace of the story mode detract from the fun and well-rounded experience of a game that exudes care and competence.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

It’s safe to say that Them’s Fightin’ Herds subverted our expectations. It’s easy to look at it and think that it’s going to be a jokey affair, and while there is an air of playfulness about it, at its core is a solid, taut fighting system. Add in the genuinely unique story mode, and you have a fighting game that’s well worth your time and money, despite having a limited roster of fighters and uninspiring stages.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

In 2022, it is ever so slightly harder to recommend when games in the triple A space seem to have taken notice of features that TFH beat them to market with. If you want a game with heart, soul, and a unicorn that shoots a demon out of her magic book, you've come to the right place. if you want a fighting game that's got the correct number of buttons for single Joy-Con play with a friend on the go, TFH ain't a bad choice for that either!.

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Mind-blown
Nov 19, 2022

With the addition of cross-play, Them’s Fightin’ Herds‘ console debut makes an already great game even better.. As more and more games steadily adopt that standard, for fighting games especially, it becomes easier and easier to grow and keep a community alive since there’s no worrying over which platform is the most populated, as has so often been the case for many fighting games over the years. Them’s Fightin’ Herds has already been getting by just fine, but now, so many more avenues to play, it’ll hopefully be able to thrive even more.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2022

Them's Fightin' Herds is an absolute must for the most fanatical fans of the genre that fails in the amount of content it has to show. With a visual aspect of 10, we will have a great time.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2022

Them's Fightin' Herds is an honest to goodness experience with its own visual identity. If you are looking for a title of the genre that is sold at a low price, but that offers a complete fighting system, the game is probably for you. Nevertheless, the low number of characters, the uninteresting story and the generous hitboxes are to be noted. Overall, the experience offered by Mane6 is quite respectable despite a few things that need to be fixed. The developers also plan to add more content later on via a seasonal subscription.

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Expansive
Sam Diglett
Liked
Nov 6, 2022

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is one of the best surprise packages I’ve played this year. It’s a tight-fighting package, with an absolutely stunning art style and a decent range of modes. The roster is a bit too slight and there are some controller frustrations and rough difficulty spikes, but this is a smart genre hybrid that may just become your fighting mane.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2022

It's not possible to know if Them’s Fightin’ Herds would have gained notoriety without everything that happened back then, but what matters is that the occasion's spotlight brought it the necessary attention for fighting game fans to find out about this excellent title, which manages to be just as competent as the ones from big studios. It's now time to wait for more characters and the remainder of Story Mode so the experience can be more complete.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2022

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a fantastic value for its price. Boasting great network play and a solid amount of offline content with more story mode updates and a season pass of new characters on the way. I love the art direction and the characters, who are voiced by some awesome talent and have bits and pieces of personality from the show it took inspiration from, but still having enough to differentiate themselves by game mechanics and aesthetics. Oh, and I love the music—just the right amount of synth and instrumentation that match their stages really well. This is a fighting game I can easily recommend to just about anyone.

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3.5 / 5.0
Oct 20, 2022

Almost everything that’s currently present in Them’s Fightin’ Herds is excellent, with the exception of a few platforming sections in the story mode. The issue is that even two years after initially releasing on PC, it still doesn’t feel like a completed game, nor have the developers been clear about when that will change. If what’s here sounds like enough for you, though, or you’re a big My Little Pony fan, you should absolutely give Them’s Fightin’ Herds a chance.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2022

Finally Them's Fightin' Herds is available on consoles and proves to be a very competent fighting game. Although its reduced cast and the inconvenient challenges of the story mode weigh a little, the concept of fights between quadrupeds, the strong charisma, the good variety of modes and the unique campaign concept draw attention within the genre and make it a title worth checking out.

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