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The King of Fighters XII

The Ranking

64.34% Overall Rank: 13798
Xbox 360 Rank: 1159
2009 Games Rank: 13773
2009 Xbox 360 Rank: 1159
Score based on 49 reviews


The King of Fighters XII is a pure arcade fighting title. Like a few other releases in its franchise it does not contain a storyline, instead focusing on the tried and true 3-on-3, five round team fighting gameplay mechanic. Far from a liability, the lack of storyline plays into the fighting mechanic by eliminating official teams linked to the prevailing story, which in earlier releases compromised the characters that could be added to a team. In addition, the game also features new combat elements including the "Critical Counter" system which opens up the possibility of additional linked attacks and finishing moves when players land effective counter punches following an opponent's attack, and "Clash Timing," a break effect during a bout that separates combatants when they land blows on each other at the exact same time.
Release Date: July 24, 2009

Latest Reviews

Destructoid 07/28/09 Review 7 out of 10
Armchair Empire 01/28/10 Review 6.5 out of 10
Console Monster 10/31/09 Review 65 out of 100
PALGN 10/26/09 Review 5.5 out of 10
DarkZero 10/26/09 Review 6 out of 10
MS Xbox World 10/13/09 Review 5 out of 10
TotallyGN 10/09/09 Review 6 out of 10
Console Obsession 10/08/09 Review 7 out of 10
VideoGamer 10/05/09 Review 6 out of 10
WonderwallWeb 10/02/09 Review 6 out of 10