Beat 'em up tag
Tag created in June 2017
Beat 'em up's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Beat 'em up tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better idea of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Beat 'em up tag is getting more or less popular from a developer's perspective. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Beat 'em up game tag peaked in 2021 with 211 games released. The tag's popularity is in a range between 0.37% in 2010 and 0.09% in 2011.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Beat 'em up's popularity amongst players
This chart shows the reviews for games with the Beat 'em up tag, either as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the average value for a game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Beat 'em up tag games.
A standard game associated with this tag received on average between 31 (2010) and 1043 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Beat 'em up tag received between 85% (2010) and 192% (2018) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Beat 'em up
This chart displays the evolution of the Beat 'em up tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median game price peaked in 2013 at 14.99$, and bottomed in 2023 at 5.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2016 at 17%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for Beat 'em up, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Beat 'em up tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Beat 'em up games is 94% for the Portuguese - Portugal audience, and the worst is 75% for the Japanese audience.
|Streets of Rage|
What was once a happy, peaceful, productive city, has fallen into the hands of a secret criminal syndicate. Looting, random violence and destruction are rampant. Nobody is safe. Despite repeated refusals by their superiors, three young police officers were determined to tackle the problem head on.
|0.99||N/A||Jan 26, 2011|
|Streets of Rage 2|
Mr. X and the Syndicate are back, this time taking Adam hostage! Take on the role of Axel, Blaze, Skate, or Max to rescue Adam, and destroy Mr. X once and for all.
|0.99||95.7%||Jan 26, 2011|
|Golden Axe III|
Chaos is spreading across the land once again as the Prince of Darkness arises to conquer the world. To stop him and retrieve the legendary Golden Axe, four heroes step forward to accept the challenge.
|0.99||N/A||May 2, 2012|
|Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara|
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package.
|14.99||82.4%||Jun 18, 2013|
Play as the daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth in a side-scrolling co-op brawler set entirely on the grand spectacle of a theatre stage that rewards performance over pummeling. Perform shattering takedowns and reversals!
|14.99||80.4%||Sep 18, 2013|
|Double Dragon: Neon|
BRO-TACULAR! Legendary martial artists, Billy and Jimmy Lee return in this creative re-imagining of the classic beat ‘em up, Double Dragon Neon. Fight your way through countless henchmen including Linda and Abobo on your way to rescue the love of your life, Marian!
|9.99||78.4%||Feb 6, 2014|
|Streets of Fury EX|
Fight the gangs of Paris in this action packed Beat'Em up. Up to 4 players can join in, to cooperate, or fight against each other! Many unlockables, game modes, crazy combos and devastating furies await you in this deep fighting game.
|9.99||96.6%||Jun 25, 2015|
|Mother Russia Bleeds|
An old-fashioned beat 'em up with big doses of adrenaline and trippiness, somewhere between the classic style of Streets of Rage and the ultra-violence of Hotline Miami. Set in a cold, ruthless Soviet Union, Mother Russia Bleeds aims to conjure up anxiety, unease, and drug-addled frenzy.
|14.99||87.6%||Sep 5, 2016|
The Takeover is a side-scrolling beat'em up inspired by 90's classics such as Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Battle solo or alongside a friend in local co-op while listening to awesome tunes from Little V Mills, Richie Branson, James Ronald and industry legend Yuzo Koshiro!
|19.99||84.3%||Nov 9, 2019|
|River City Ransom: Underground|
Alex and Ryan must take to the streets to help a new crop of fighters. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, and fun online multiplayer modes.
|19.99||76.4%||Feb 27, 2017|
|Blast Brawl 2|
Fast-paced combat where any hit means DEATH! Deadly enemies and bosses to test your mettle! Champions with unique abilities and play styles!
|9.99||94.7%||Dec 4, 2020|
|Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans|
Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in their first virtual adventure. Slaps And Beans is a co-operative or single player scrolling beat’ em up game with the addition of platform elements and mini-games in which you'll interpret the characters of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill
|19.99||91.8%||Apr 20, 2018|
Plasma Puncher is an action-brawler taking place at a cellular level! As the last standing white blood cell, you must destroy the virulent army of microbes that invaded the bloodstream, using your bare fists and an assortment of power-ups and special attacks! It's all about punching amoebas into oblivion, baby!
|5.99||90%||May 11, 2017|
|Die for Valhalla!|
In the land of Vikings a monstrous portal has opened. The Great Old One is plotting to take over the world. Chaos spreads far and wide... and the party's just getting started! Novice Valkyries along with their new mysterious friend set out to save the world. What could possibly go wrong?
|11.99||68.9%||May 29, 2018|
Fight’N Rage is a brand new old-school side-scroller beat’em up. Inspired by the classics from the “golden age”, and with an art style that mimics the aesthetic from the 90's arcade gems, this game pays homage to all classic gameplay features that makes this genre one of the best from its time!
|19.99||93%||Sep 19, 2017|
EIGHT DRAGONS is an old-school scrolling beat-'em-up for up to eight players! Can you defeat the criminal gangs ruling the city and stop MR BIG?
|7.99||77.8%||Nov 13, 2019|
|TERRORHYTHM (TRRT) - Rhythm driven action beat 'em up!|
TERRORHYTHM - the music powered beat 'em up game. Follow the rhythm of music to defeat the security systems that keep any sound from the society. Upload your own MP3 collection and battle through your favourite tracks!
|19.99||69.2%||Oct 26, 2018|
UPPERS is an over-the-top brawler that puts you in control of numerous fighters, including bonus character Daidoji-senpai of the SENRAN KAGURA series. Follow their journey through seven varied Acts across multiple difficulty levels and a multitude of locations!
|19.99||81.5%||Oct 21, 2020|
|Roarr! The Adventures of Rampage Rex|
An arcade game with a co-op mode in which an angry female T-Rex must defeat space invaders. Stylish, cartoon, polygonal graphics and murderous opponents from the universe - this is just a real Jurassic adventure!
|2.99||67.4%||Nov 7, 2018|
|Story of a Gladiator|
Story of a Gladiator is an arena beat 'em up where you take the role of a man in search of his destiny. Fight against waves of enemies in the arena to earn coin and fame until you are strong enough to enter the colosseum and become champion.
|10.99||74.5%||Nov 27, 2019|
Hey rookie, climb aboard! We're heading for adventure across the North Sea on our reliable Viking ship! Choose from one of the charismatic characters, hire some warriors and engage in bloody battles!
|9.99||95.2%||Mar 27, 2023|
|Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle|
Relive the glory days of cooperative arcade games with the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle! This comprehensive collection includes seven classic titles, each with various multiplayer options and online capabilities!
|19.99||86.9%||Oct 10, 2018|
Side scrolling beat em up game featuring digitized characters and a blood soaked action adventure
|10.99||81.8%||Aug 15, 2018|
Tougo is a distinguished martial artist recruited by a British intelligence agency takes part in a fierce fight against mysterious Cannabis drugs lord Taito, who is also responsible for Dee's fathers death. Together with agent Alice they discover the drug lair situated at an urban city...
|6.99||N/A||Oct 20, 2020|
|The Misadventure Of Melon|
Join Melon in this Misadventure that takes him through 6 amazing chapters, Snow, Caves, Forest, Swamp, Mountains and Corrupted lands to battle through corrupted creatures and to make your way back to the village and save the world from this evil.
|6.99||81.8%||Aug 20, 2019|