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Streets of Rage 4 (2)

The side-scrolling beat ’em up genre isn’t new. It’s been the subject of a resurgence recently though, with the best of the bunch being the phenomenal Streets of Rage 4.

In our eyes, the Streets of Rage series has always been the forerunner of the genre, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other side-scrolling beat ’em ups worth your time. If you’re a PC gamer, you perhaps have the biggest choice of side-scrolling beat ’em ups, but you might be wondering which ones are the best. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best games like Streets of Rage on PC.

Click on through our list and you’ll find a varied selection of side-scrolling beat ’em ups available on PC that are very much worth your time. They all offer something different but, having played each and every one of them, we can assure you that they’re all highly entertaining, especially when played in co-op.


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