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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: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 17, 2022
    90
    King of Fighters XV is a great looking and fast-moving fighting game that never slows down. With a huge selection of fighters, along with local and cross-play multiplayer, there is a lot here to keep you entertained!
  2. Feb 11, 2022
    87
    King of Fighters XV is definitely one of the best fighting games out there, with a great variation of different characters to choose from. Unfortunately, it also suffers from some terrible design choices especially when trying to make up for the lackluster graphics.
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    86
    While there are some elements of KOFXV I wish were given more attention to, it's great characters, eye-catching visuals, and intricate yet engaging gameplay make it appealing to both veteran players and newcomers alike.
  4. Feb 11, 2022
    82
    A great fighting game, with solid mechanics and a satisfying roster. Auto combos are not a great solution when it comes to accessibility, but it's not as if their addition ruins the overall experience.
  5. Mar 11, 2022
    80
    The King of Fighters XV doesn't try to appeal to a wider audience, giving us interesting and complex mechanics which aren't really presented in an accessible manner. Long-time fans of the franchise will find some genuine enjoyment and improvements, especially regarding the graphical upgrade, which truly gives new life to these 3D models. It's just about enough to keep SNK's franchise competing for the title.
  6. Feb 23, 2022
    80
    King of Fighters XV is a continuist work, but that does not mean that it is irremediably good in almost all its sections. The mechanics, controls and ease of execution of combos make the game a delight of its genre, coming to have a difficulty curve quite affordable for players who want to get into this wonderful community such as fighting.
  7. Feb 13, 2022
    75
    The King of Fighters XV is a fun, deep fighting game with a promising online infrastructure. The proposal would certainly have deserved greater attention on the content front, both in terms of story mode and tutorials, but the overall result still has all the credentials to offer fans a more than pleasant experience. This is mainly due to the merits of a solid gameplay that respects the canons of the series, with changes that do not alter the historical soul much. We would certainly have appreciated a few more interventions, for example as regards the holds, but we are sure that the result will still be able to offer fans a good concert of satisfactions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Feb 18, 2022
    10
    KOF XV is a great game that fixed what’s wrong with the previous installment. The roster is pretty dope and the core game-play is not soKOF XV is a great game that fixed what’s wrong with the previous installment. The roster is pretty dope and the core game-play is not so changed since the previous entry.

    Newer “King Of Fighters” game was the most anticipated sequel during the last 6 years and i’m glad it’s finally arrived with lots of contents. Combo system a little bit cheesy this time and some combos may take the whole life bar at once. This is one of the few flaws of the game.

    In addition to the newcomers, SNK did a great job by gathering the old-school KOF characters into the game’s roster. It also great to see some previous DLC characters in the launch roster which were released for the KOF XIV. Each character have their own brand new looking along with their intros/win poses that provided for this game for the first time.

    Visuals are amazing and fit perfectly for the KOF formula we used to know. The overall game quality is equal to GG:Strive in my opinion. Backgrounds are very well designed, vivid and attractive. This is the best KOF game to date in terms of graphics. All the intros, outros, cut-scenes are running at smooth 60fps.

    Sound is also great, especially the game soundtrack. Some of them are arranged version of the past KOF tunes so you can feel the nostalgia. It’s cool.

    Iori, Kyo, Yashiro, Ash Crimson, Ryo Sakazaki, Joe, Vanessa, Heidern, K’, Kula, Ramon, King of Dinosours…all those badass characters in one package. This game is even better then Guilty Gear Strive which released a while ago. You will get a lot of fun by playing the game. Play on !
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  2. Feb 22, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. E um jogo de luta muito bom, da para se se divertir muito, os comandos do jogo e muito fácil, e recomendo para que gosta de games. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2022
    9
    If you're looking for a new fun fighting game with good online, this is it.
  4. Mar 24, 2022
    8
    SNK se sacó la chorra!!

    Un excelente juego de pelea donde el dinamismo , la velocidad y la creatividad a la hora de hacer combos son las
    SNK se sacó la chorra!!

    Un excelente juego de pelea donde el dinamismo , la velocidad y la creatividad a la hora de hacer combos son las principales estrellas de esta edición del Rey de los Peleadores.
    Los gráficos lucen mejor que en la entrega anterior aunque no llegan a las cotas del Guilty Gear Strive o Dragon Ball FighterZ cumplen con haber mejorado pero solo un poco (-1 punto). En el apartado musical como siempre tenemos variedad de estilos que son agradables de escuchar , tenemos canciones con letra a ritmo de metal , jazz y esa música electrónica tan característica del equipo de K' , además de la DJ Station donde vas desbloqueando los soundtracks de KOF anteriores y hasta de otros juegos de SNK.
    En cuanto a jugabilidad y diversión son geniales , se añaden nuevas mecánicas para aumentar el daño de tus combos , es un tanto mas fácil cancelar y correr pero la inclusión de autocombos estorba para los jugadores mas veteranos o los que quieran realmente entrenar y ser todos unos Daigos. (-1). Los combates se sienten tan veloces y trepidantes como si estuvieses jugando KOF 98 al igual que la movilidad.
    Al roster siento que le faltaron personajes de KOF XIV como Mian ,el equipo sudamericano o Sylvie que esperemos se añadan mediante los DLC correspondientes.
    Para concluir considero a esta entrega un gran acierto por parte de SNK , un muy buen juego con el que disfrutarás jugando solo o retando con amigos o alrededor del mundo.
    Un 8.0 para KOF XV , un fuerte candidato al Game of the Year en el ámbito de peleas.
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  5. May 18, 2022
    8
    Cool fighting game
    Just a bit unbalanced with some characters moves, but still pretty fun to play
  6. Mar 29, 2022
    7
    Juego de lucha bastante desafiante pero satisfactorio.
    Muy subestimado desde mi punto de vista.
  7. Mar 21, 2022
    0
    PS4 version has some input lag issues that snk needs to fix. The graphics look quite bad, especially the backgrounds that look quite plain andPS4 version has some input lag issues that snk needs to fix. The graphics look quite bad, especially the backgrounds that look quite plain and barren. Load times are quite long for a simple looking game. Expand

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