Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
Buy On
  1. One of the series’ better outings as of late. The fighting engine, while not the deepest or the most technical out there, is solid, and the whole presentation drips with style. On top of that, you can get the game in exchange for a mere likeness of Andrew Jackson.
  2. Games Master UK
    68
    A finely honed beat-'em-up. Not much new but still does the job. [Sept 2007, p.85]
  3. King of Fighters XI is more of the same, giving fans exactly what they want and completely ignoring the possibility of opening up the series to new players. It’s perfectly balanced and intricately developed, improving upon its predecessors yet still offering nothing so ‘new’ that could improve its score.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    A solid addition to the series. [Aug 2007, p.84]
  5. If you are a hardcore fighting fan with a sweet tooth for the past, then this game is worth checking out. The gameplay is fun and the moves are over the top, matched with colorful characters and powers.
  6. Nobody is going to be converted to this game series by this entry, it doesn’t offer anything phenomenal to gamers.
  7. So, King Of Fighters might be a much-loved series amongst its hardcore fans and it might deliver in all the areas that those familiar with the franchise would expect, but measured toe-to-toe against modern fighting games it just doesn’t fare well.

Awards & Rankings

25
88
#88 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
37
#37 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. GioD.
    Dec 3, 2007
    8
    I'm a HUGE king of fighters fan and this latest installment is awesome. There are 4 new fighters (oswald is my personal favorite), new I'm a HUGE king of fighters fan and this latest installment is awesome. There are 4 new fighters (oswald is my personal favorite), new moves to master, touched up special effects, all new backgrounds that look really sharp and fantastic, and the gameplay is alot faster then previous king of fighters, not to mention that it just came out and its only $15 brand new! $15!!!! If your a king of fighters fan or just a fighting fan in general DO NOT let this game slip by. Thank you SNK PLAYMORE, now bring on NeoGeo Battle Collisieum!! Full Review »