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  • Summary: Since its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, andSince its debut in 1994, the KOF fighting game series has been driving the world to excitement with its appealing characters and unique game system. Six years have passed since the last title in the series, and now KOF XV surpasses all of its predecessors in terms of graphics, systems, and online experience! '- A total of 39 characters are participating! Classic popular characters, revived characters, new characters, and more! The most epic dream match in KOF history is about to begin!

    - KOF's story reaches its climax!
    The latest KOF Saga continues from the previous title in Story Mode. This time, the story is coming to an explosive climax!

    - The culmination of the series' battle system
    Inheriting the series' traditional 3-on-3 team battle, KOF XV also features a new system. Enjoy an unprecedented sense of speed and freshness!

    - Easy and versatile online play
    Rollback netcode has been adopted to reduce lag in online matches. There are also a variety of battle options that allow you to choose how you want to play!

    - KOF is fully packed with content to enjoy
    Includes a Gallery with movies and voices, and a new DJ STATION with over 300 popular songs from the KOF series and more.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 11, 2022
    100
    Playing KoF 15, I recall one of my favorite memories – one where I spent multiple hours playing fighting games at an arcade during a trip to Japan. By staying true to that identity as an arcade fighter and focusing on what it is are good at, rather than making sweeping changes in the hope of appealing to crowds other than the communities that have risen around these games for decades, SNK has created a game that reminded me of the quality that can be found in a simple, honest fighting game without too many bells and whistles.
  2. Feb 11, 2022
    80
    The King of Fighters XV is a game deserving of its title. It feels like the perfect evolution in a long-running fighting game franchise and isn’t afraid of being what its main fans want it to be. Mechanics aren’t watered down and it doesn’t backtrack on what makes the series so great. That makes for a perfect entry for all types of players. However, there is a severe lack of content, a curse that’s been plaguing fighting games for a very long time that sadly makes an appearance here. Thankfully, strong online play makes it a great fighter game for the hardcore players who simply wants to hone their skills and challenge the next player, which pushes KO FXV into the ranks of the best modern fighters around.
  3. Feb 21, 2022
    80
    The King of Fighters XV builds on the success of the previous game. The online mode is a great experience, but the outdated graphics performance and unstable frame rate degrade the gaming experience.
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    80
    An excellent rebound from the divisive The King of Fighters XIV, KOF XV showcases developer SNK's deep fighting game chops via a creative combat system, vibrant graphics, and many fun extras.
  5. Apr 18, 2022
    80
    Undoubtedly, KOF XV is an evolution over XIV. But I feel like this game is too stuck to its roots of the past and abandons mechanics that were introduced in previous versions. I don't know if I would go so far as to say it's the best game in the franchise – long-time fans would hardly agree with that, even. However, it is a fact that we are talking about another fighting game that is totally worthy in this era of good fighting games in which we live. Could be better? Yes. But it's alright. Maybe next time.
  6. Feb 21, 2022
    75
    Excellence in gameplay, quality online mode, smooth execution... all the ingredients are there in this new generation fighting game! Fans of the latest installment should be thrilled, but we can't help but have some reservations about the art direction, content, and lack of life and inspiration in the sets. The King of Fighters has always been a franchise with a certain vibe, and it's perhaps a bit too generic to open up to the masses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Feb 18, 2022
    10
    An excellent addition to the King of Fighters franchise. A very big step up from the previous game.
  2. Feb 19, 2022
    10
    Great online and it runs better than the playstation versions. A fun and crispy fighting game that makes old and new kof players happy.
  3. Feb 18, 2022
    9
    Having Played 900+ Hours in Tekken 7, I wanted to change, KOF series has been part of my attention during my childhood, especially in the KOFHaving Played 900+ Hours in Tekken 7, I wanted to change, KOF series has been part of my attention during my childhood, especially in the KOF 96 to 98 Era, Although in my books, I awarded the crown to Tekken 7, yet in its own category, KOF XV Shines in some areas and fades in the others, Athena's appearance is elegant, Looking at Clark and Terry!!!!!! OMG, they were far more elegant in KOF 96 to 2002 titles. They need to be re-modeled. The size of the game is enormous, Having all of the Arcade games libraries on Mame Emulator on my PC takes up to under 20Gigs, this game alone requires 65+GB of Space. Leaving all the complaints aside. This game is enjoyable if given some time and learning. I haven't experienced Online yet. I seriously fear the lagging servers. But if they are at least as good as Tekken 7 Servers, then I'm happy. If your wallet won't hurt, you may get it now @ $28.00 on Steam, else wait for it to drop at $10.00 and then you may secure a copy of your own. Expand
  4. May 23, 2022
    7
    The game is absurdly beautiful and the cast is fantastic. I seriously have problems thinking of which 3 characters to fit in my team, givenThe game is absurdly beautiful and the cast is fantastic. I seriously have problems thinking of which 3 characters to fit in my team, given that I like so many of them.
    However, like a lot of recent fighting games, it seems the devs mostly focus on the multiplayer aspect of it and deliver us basically an arcade game. A part from story mode there really isn't any single player content(altough they added Rugal boss mode, it's pretty barebones too, beat it in 6 tries).
    Also, it seems that since launch, there are people that simply cannot play on line and this problem has not even been adressed by the developers.
    All in all, a great fighting game, but lacking in content.
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  5. Feb 23, 2022
    5
    As a KoF veteran: this game is dog ****
    - **** online cuz of **** hop->A>combocombocombo meta that is possible tnx to lag
    - boring ass story
    As a KoF veteran: this game is dog ****
    - **** online cuz of **** hop->A>combocombocombo meta that is possible tnx to lag
    - boring ass story mode
    - no offline content whatsoever
    - 60$ for this?! gtfo
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  6. May 9, 2022
    0
    The game is great.
    Too bad the matchmaking has been broken for months with no fix in sight. This game is already dying and I regret buying
    The game is great.
    Too bad the matchmaking has been broken for months with no fix in sight. This game is already dying and I regret buying it.
    Stay away from it.
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  7. Feb 18, 2022
    0
    Can't rebind the keyboard movement to the arrow keys. Are you kidding me snk? This is unacceptable.

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