8 Games Like Smash Bros for PC If You’re Looking for Something Similar

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We know that Smash is exclusive to Nintendo platforms. But if you’re on PC, and you’re looking for similar games to play on that platform, we’ve got you covered. Here are eight games like Smash Bros for PC if you’re looking for something similar.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC

Slap City

Slap City

Slap City is a hilarious platform fighter similar to Smash Bros. The developer and publisher, Ludosity, has several other games on Steam. These include Card City Nights, Ittle Dew, and MURI. Slap City takes characters from some of these games and allows players to compete in wacky multiplayer fights.

Slap City allows local play for up to four players, fights against AI, and online modes. You can participate in one-on-one ranked matches, save replays, and more.

The game currently consists of two play modes: Battle and Slap Ball. Battle is your typical Smash-like mode, and Slap Ball is a team-based sports mode where players fight while attempting to score in the opposing team’s basket. It’s kind of like full-contact basketball.

In its latest patch, 0.9, Slap City offers seven characters, 20 Battle stages, four Slap Ball stages, and a ranked online mode in beta testing.

Slap City is currently available as an Early Access title on Steam for $9.99. It can only be played on PCs running Windows 7 or later.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC



Brawlhalla is one the most successful free-to-play games like Smash Bros for PC. With over 84 percent of their 82k Steam reviews being positive, Brawlhalla is a literal Smash hit. It’s a 2D platform fighter that allows players to battle using all sorts of weapons: swords, axes, rocket lances, and more. Throwables and gadgets also appear in the game, such as bombs and mines.

Brawlhalla has some of the most polished game modes out of all the Smash Bros clones. You can play ranked in one-on-one and two-on-two modes, free-for-alls with four single players or eight players across two teams, locally with single or team matches, or just take a character to the Training Room and practice your combos.

There are also sports game modes. Bombsketball is similar to Slap City’s Slap Ball, just a little more explosive. Numerous Bouncy Bombs exist in the stage and there are two targets where the players must score by hitting the opposing team’s target with a Bouncy Bomb.

Brawlball is Brawlhalla’s take on American football—with weapons. The goal in this game mode is to grab the football in the center of the stage and run it into the opposing team’s goal zone. Players running the ball have dramatically reduced speed, and this mode requires a lot of strategy and teamwork.

Brawlhalla is currently available on Steam for Windows and Mac OS X versions 10.7 and higher. If you also own a console, you can play Brawlhalla on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether

Rivals of Aether is a 2D indie platform fighter with an emphasis on pixels and mechanics. In Rivals of Aether, players select characters, or Rivals, that utilize Elemental Powers of fire, water, earth, smoke, and more. It’s the spiritual sequel to Super Smash Land, a game that advertised itself as a Smash Bros demake.

Rivals of Aether features eight original characters and six additional DLC characters. Two of these DLC characters come from other games: Ori and Sein, from Ori and the Blind Forest, and Shovel Knight. The gameplay is heavily inspired by Smash Bros, and Rivals of Aether even features crossover skins from our previous game, Brawlhalla.

Despite its simple, pixelated style, Rivals of Aether is actually one of the more complex platform fighters. Game modes include Versus (competitive, including online), Story, Abyss, Tutorial, and Practice. Practice Mode even provides hitbox visualizations and frame data.

Rivals of Aether also has its own esports scene. The Rivals Championship Series features thousands of entrants and dozens of events. The live finals will feature the top four players from North America and the top player from both Europe and Australia.

Rivals of Aether is currently $14.99 on Steam and requires Windows 7 or higher. It can also be played on the Xbox One.

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Lethal League

Lethal League

With a 95 percent positive review rate from 2.7k users on Steam, Lethal League may be one of the coolest games like Smash Bros that you’ve never heard about.

On the surface, Lethal League looks like an experiment in Microsoft Paint, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Not only is the art style unique, but the gameplay strays far away from the norm and involves hitting an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponents. Where other fighting games feature alternative game modes that incorporate sports elements, Lethal League completely embraces it as the main course of their gameplay.

Described as a 2D projectile fighter, Lethal League plays like some type of Smash Bros baseball mashup. The game’s characters all have weird quirks to them. For example, Latch is a cyborg crocodile fit with a mechanic tail. Grid is a bodysuit-wearing criminal with two-pronged electrical plugs coming out of his knuckles. Candyman is a tap-dancer with a head that looks like a jawbreaker. It gets strange, but it’s awesome.

The hip-hop and house soundtrack really fits with the look and feel of the stages and characters. The game features tracks from artists like Dr. Lazer and Bignic, and while playing you’ll see radio elements in the lower UI.

Lethal League is easy to pick up but extremely hard to become great at. There’s a single-player challenge mode, GGPO multiplayer, and local play for up to four players.

You can pick up Lethal League on Steam for $13.99. Lethal League can be played on Windows (XP and higher), Mac OS X (Mavericks and higher), and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 and higher). It’s also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC

Dynasty Feud

Dynasty Feud

Albeit one of the lesser popular Smash Bros alternatives for PC, Dynasty Feud features some very unique and creative gameplay that shouldn’t be looked over.

Dynasty Feud is a team-based platform brawler that features a massive roster of 40 characters. However, Dynasty Feud is different because you select an entire dynasty of characters rather than a single one.

Each dynasty is composed of five different characters. The stock system in Smash Bros. exists here, but for every stock you lose, you switch characters within your dynasty. Dynasties feature characters of a diverse set of fighting styles and unique skills, so every death brings a new experience.

The crazy part is that Dynasty Feud is a game of one-hit kills. Get hit a single time and you’re done. All characters have their own special strengths and weaknesses, but all of them die this fast.

Dynasty Feud features ranked online play, an All-Star mode where you can create your own dynasty, and free-for-all and team-based matches with friends. Take into account that Dynasty Feud’s online community is completely dead on Steam though, so this game is best enjoyed locally with friends.

Dynasty Feud is $14.99 on Steam and compatible with Windows 7 and higher. You can also pick it up for the PlayStation 4.

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When it comes to looks, Brawlout is probably the most similar game to Smash Bros on PC.

Along with the smooth aesthetics, Brawlout provides some really fun couch play with friends. Unlike many other fighting games, Brawlout doesn’t worry about mechanics like blocking and grabbing. Instead, combat is entirely combo-based and allows fighters to build up their Rage Meter and unleash special attacks.

Brawlout’s online mode is dormant on Steam as of late, averaging just eight players, but that’s enough to get a game in every now and then. There is a ranked ladder, and Brawlout TV even allows you to watch live matches.

Brawlout features a roster of 24 characters, including guests from games like Guacamelee! (Juan), Yooka-Laylee (Yooka and Laylee), and Dead Cells (Prisoner).

You can purchase Brawlout on Steam for $19.99. It’s available for Windows 7 and higher, as well as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts fills a very special void for fighter titles. It’s the kind of game that’ll keep you laughing whether drinking with friends or playing with siblings.

In Gang Beasts, you take control of a character that appears to be a blob of gelatin as you fight your way through Beef City. Everything about this title is silly and it makes a great game on the couch or at parties.

The combat in this game involves slapstick melee brawls where you can use your surroundings to help beat down up to three other players. You’ll find yourself slamming, punching, and throwing boxes at opponents until you’re the last player standing.

One of the coolest features is the character customization in Gang Beasts. Other brawlers involve a cast of characters that can only be altered through skins and costumes, but in this game, you can give your character hats, hair, coats, jackets, boots, and all types of other cosmetics and accessories to look as stupid as you want.

Gang Beasts features both local and online play in the Melee mode, or you can play the Gangs mode to fight cooperatively with friends and work your way through gangs in the mean streets of Beef City. This is a very different type of Smash Bros. alternative.

Gang Beasts is available on Steam for Windows (7 and higher), Mac OSX (Snow Leopard and higher), and Linux (most distributions). You can also pick it up for the PlayStation 4.

Games Like Smash Bros for PC

Nidhogg 2

Nidhogg 2, games like smash bros

Nidhogg 2 is a fighting game sequel that brings the same gruesome combat style as the original Nidhogg, but with more to offer.

The game plays and feels like the original Nidhogg, but there are plenty of new weapons and characters. Characters can be customized with hairstyles, tops, bottoms, and more. The world in Nidhogg 2 is entirely different, too.

Nidhogg 2’s gameplay is a refreshing change when compared to similar titles. It involves a tug-of-war style of sword fighting where two players face off in an attempt to reach the opposite end of a long stage. Nidhogg 2’s single-player arcade mode plays more like a warmup than anything else, and even new players shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to stab through it. Nidhogg 2 plays best as a local multiplayer game with friends, although there is an online mode.

Matches in Nidhogg 2 can range from just a few minutes to 20—it all depends on the rules that you set. There are a ton of different variables you can change, like limiting certain weapons from spawning or setting a time limit to trigger sudden death.

Nidhogg 2 is gorier than most fighters, and characters will spew blood of all different colors when they die. Another big draw to this title is the music. The soundtrack has a heavy electronic influence from musicians like Mux Mool, Geotic, Osborne, and Daedelus.

Nidhogg 2 is available on Steam for $14.99, compatible with Windows (7 and higher) and Mac OS X (10.7 and higher). For consoles, you can pick it up on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Those are our picks for games like Smash Bros if you’re looking for something similar. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more Smash-related content.

About the author

Twinfinite Staff Writer

Craig Snyder

Craig is a long-time web developer and internet marketer who found his true passion in writing—specifically about games. After being spoiled with every NES game he could ever want as a kid, he's continued playing on console and PC for over 25 years. You won't find someone more nostalgic over Final Fantasy VII and River City Ransom.