Filtering on genre: Beat 'em up.Clear filter
|1||Zeno Clash||2009||ACE Team||Beat 'em up Shooter||PC|
|2||Dead Rising 2||2010||Capcom||Horror Beat 'em up||PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3|
|Devil May Cry series||2001 – 2015||Capcom Ninja Theory||Action Beat 'em up||Various (PlayStation)|
|3||Devil May Cry|
|4||Devil May Cry 2|
|5||Devil May Cry 3|
|6||Devil May Cry 4|
|8||God Hand||2006||Clover Studio||Beat 'em up||PlayStation 2|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||2000 - 2003||GameBrains Eurocom||Horror Beat 'em up||Game Boy Color, Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube|
|9||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|10||Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds|
|11||Vendetta||1991||Konami||Beat 'em up||Arcade|
|12||The Simpsons Arcade Game||1991||Konami Novotrade||Beat 'em up||Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network|
|Warriors franchise||1997 – 2015||Omega Force||Beat 'em up||Various (PlayStation)|
|14||Dynasty Warriors 2|
|15||Dynasty Warriors 3|
|16||Dynasty Warriors 4|
|17||Dynasty Warriors 5|
|19||Dynasty Warriors 6|
|20||Warriors Orochi 2|
|21||Dynasty Warriors 7|
|22||Warriors Orochi 3|
|23||Dynasty Warriors 8|
|24||God of War III||2010||SCE Santa Monica Studio Wholesale Algorithms||Action Beat 'em up||PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4|
|25||Streets of Rage 3||1994||Sega||Beat 'em up||Mega Drive, Genesis|
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- Combining 'Asexual' and 'Aromantic' isn't ideal. Unfortunately, the games we are categorising often conflate these identities, which makes it hard for us to separate them when categorising. We will happily separate these two representations as soon as the games we are categorising are also making clearer distinctions.
- Using a 'Bisexual / plurisexual' label doesn't explicitly name a number of other multiple-gender attracted identities, but it's hard to create shorthand for labels like these. We see you pansexuals, omnisexuals, queer folks, and other non-monosexual folks, and we love you.
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