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  • Summary: King of Fighters returns with a roster of 50 characters. Besides the returning fan favorites, numerous new combatants join the roster. Nakoruru, one of the heroines from the Samurai Shodown series, joins the fight along with her fellow hawk companion Mamahaha. Shun’ei is a new character whoKing of Fighters returns with a roster of 50 characters. Besides the returning fan favorites, numerous new combatants join the roster. Nakoruru, one of the heroines from the Samurai Shodown series, joins the fight along with her fellow hawk companion Mamahaha. Shun’ei is a new character who plays an important role in the game’s story.
    Plus, numerous emblematic and original characters prepare to duke it out in the KOF tournament.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Aug 22, 2016
    100
    The King of Fighters XIV is by far the best KOF to date, and also trumps those other recent big releases by a huge margin. If you are a fighting game fan in general, you owe it to yourself to own this beauty! The game play, characters and even the story line have been ramped up to perfection. I cannot recommend this one enough. Forget the other guys, THIS is the perfect fighting game for the PS4!
  2. Aug 26, 2016
    85
    Though its visuals still betray the legacy of SNK’s rich and gorgeous 2D sprite work, The King of Fighters XIV revives the glory of the franchise where it counts most: gameplay and core mechanics. This will hopefully be the first step in a better future for the series, but even this unpolished first entry is worth the time for longtime fans and newcomers alike.
  3. Feb 25, 2017
    85
    While these complaints are not enough to cripple the game, it’s a shame that SNK has done such a tremendous job with most of the things that matter, only to stumble on certain design issues. Minor missteps aside, It’s pretty brilliant, and it’s safe to say that the series has made the leap to 3D surprisingly well despite still needing some polish, and maybe a bit of a facelift as well.
  4. Aug 22, 2016
    80
    King of Fighters XIV falls somewhere between XII and XIII. It's not exactly bare-bones and the roster is mighty, but the gaudy presentation and by-the-book story is distracting, and takes away a lot of the uniqueness of the series.
  5. Aug 29, 2016
    80
    The King of Fighters is back to claim its place as one of the most beloved fighting series of all time. Sadly though, it keeps using the same formula without even trying to innovate the core mechanics of the franchise which will only bring back the veteran enthusiasts instead of appealing to new generations. Quantity is not the same as quality and having a lot of characters on the roster won't make up for issues like a bad netcode or horrible 3D graphics.
  6. Aug 23, 2016
    80
    Aside from some faulty matchmaking, the package is a fighting game worth playing. It looks good enough and runs smoothly, and even when lagging, the online play is nice and clean.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Sep 27, 2016
    60
    While there are some concessions in place for the mere mortals among us, there aren't quite enough. [Nov 2016, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66
  1. Aug 23, 2016
    10
    Great: Full package that worth the price, ton of characters, easy to play, variety of combo, full of contents
    Poor:The story is nothing,
    Great: Full package that worth the price, ton of characters, easy to play, variety of combo, full of contents
    Poor:The story is nothing, graphic just like PS2 game(SNK havs to admire it), Boring script, Mai boobs shape should be improved a bit....
    I still give it a 10 because I have been playing this game since 1994 and I am really appreciate SNK effort.
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  2. Aug 26, 2016
    10
    this game is wonderful , great graphics , gameplay is smooth , fast and precise , and from what I saw has a good story , not counting all thethis game is wonderful , great graphics , gameplay is smooth , fast and precise , and from what I saw has a good story , not counting all the nostalgic part we have! Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2016
    10
    The King of Fighters XIV is the KING of the FRANCHISE!! This game is just too fun to play, every character feels fresh and the mechanics areThe King of Fighters XIV is the KING of the FRANCHISE!! This game is just too fun to play, every character feels fresh and the mechanics are awesome. Props to Yasuyuki Oda for making this spectacular game. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2017
    9
    I dont know how sfv has better rate than this game, this game the only negative i found is the graphics that are lets say okay, but then thisI dont know how sfv has better rate than this game, this game the only negative i found is the graphics that are lets say okay, but then this game is 90% loyal to the original kof gameplay, is rich in content, and really fun. If you like fighting games i think this game is a MUST buy. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2016
    9
    The KOF 14 is a very enjoyable game with the full roster right at launch (no need to buy DLC likes all other games), completed modes,The KOF 14 is a very enjoyable game with the full roster right at launch (no need to buy DLC likes all other games), completed modes, wonderful game play, great online net code this time, it's everything a true fighting game player can be expected. Only minor negative is the not so polished 3D models, but overall it's a great game. SNK is back. Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2016
    8
    el juego es super rapido ,pura diversion,accion directa y a 60 fps vamos aunque paresca de la pasada generacion, graficos no es lo que seel juego es super rapido ,pura diversion,accion directa y a 60 fps vamos aunque paresca de la pasada generacion, graficos no es lo que se busca en un KOF
    me sorprendio gratamente, me golpio justo en la nostalgia
    la edicion premium trae un libro de arte, 3 cd con el soundtrak y la caja del juego es metalica. Esta genial ♥
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  7. Jun 20, 2021
    0
    Parece jogo de playstarion 3.
    Gráfico ruim, jogabilidade travada.
    Online 0/10 lag. Não recomendo. Guilty Gear>>>>>>>>Street
    Parece jogo de playstarion 3.
    Gráfico ruim, jogabilidade travada.
    Online 0/10 lag.
    Não recomendo.

    Guilty Gear>>>>>>>>Street Fighters>>>>>Motal Kombat>>>>>>KOF
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