Are you searching for the top boxing games for PC? Doesn’t surprise us, since boxing has captivated live, radio, TV, and Internet audiences since its modern inception in the early 1900s. However, the sport dates to Ancient Greece as a controlled form of hand-to-hand combat. Nowadays, we have events worth tens, if not hundreds of millions that draw in numerous people. It is also an official sport for Commonwealth and Olympic Games and was the topic of one of the first Activision games, Boxing, released in 1980. Now, let us dive into the best boxing games for PC.
1. Real Boxing
Real Boxing took the crown as the leader among boxing PC games. It is also on our list of the most popular boxing games for Android. You’ll quickly realize that great games built for PC are few and far in between, so a superb mobile port can also be amazing in absence of emulators or having to buy a console or a mobile device. With that said, Real Boxing has the most realistic fighting mechanics, including jabs, hooks, uppercuts, body shots, arm and leg blocks, and so forth. You can customize your character, boost your player stats, and compete in tournaments to rise to the top. The downside is that the graphics are a tad old, dating to 2014.
Cyber Fight Challenge is a newer game from late 2020. However, it is constantly updated and so close to Real Boxing that the first place is subjective. It sports single-player, split-screen, and online PvP (Player vs Player) tournaments. The game developers often organize their tournaments where you pay a few silver coins and get golden coins, or a premium currency, for winning the first three places. Matches can be longer or very short, such as two two-mine rounds, and can have qualifiers such as Olympic playoffs, Swiss qualifier, and round robin, keeping things interesting. You can even organize tournaments and buy apparel and equipment for your character.
Have you watched the Creed movies: Creed (2015), Creed II (2018), and all the Rocky movies, and are expecting the release of Creed 3? If so, we have great news. If not, you’ll still have an outstanding time boxing well-known fighters. It’s a boxing simulator that features over 20 iconic characters such as Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago, Victor Drago, Rocky Balboa, and Clubber Lang. You’ll participate in pound-for-pound boxing fighting and go through rigorous preparations to win in over 13 different boxing arenas. You can unlock outfits, enjoy over-the-top cinematic knockouts, and even play local PvP with friends.
While we’re on the topic of Creed, here’s Creed: Rise to Glory, from the same developers that released Big Rumble Boxing. Although the game is three years older, from 2018, it lacks little. The main difference is that it is playable in VR (Virtual Reality) and uses specific fighting motion mechanics named Phantom Melee Technology. You play Adonis Creed and will experience the ruthlessness of rising through the ranks from an amateur to a professional. Besides following the story, you can enjoy minigames in Training and endless punch-downs in Freeplay. The game also has an online PvP mode and uses upper body tracking to detect blows you give and receive.
Knockout League is an arcade VR-only game playable on Windows and PlayStation using VR headsets such as Oculus, HTC, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality. It brings goofiness, cartoon-like graphics, and silly and scary characters to the boxing arena. Some include a rabbit, a crazy scientist, an octopus, and a pirate captain. Although limited to single-player and a bit unusual, you’ll get all the classic elements of boxing. That includes complex attacks and combinations, neat arm, body, and leg defenses, and even a training mode called Reflex Alley.
We admit—Art of Boxing has received a lot of negative reviews since its March 2020 release. However, if you don’t own a console, a powerful PC, or a VR headset, there are slim pickings when seeking leading fighting PC games. Therefore, you can’t look too deep into its flaws, especially since it’s technically still in Early Access despite being a full-fledged title. Art of Boxing is a single-player, career-mode-driven, local and online multiplayer game with realistic boxing mechanics. You can start competing in one of 80 available countries in all key weight classes and belts under 4 different boxing ranking systems. The title features over 500 randomized boxers, features blood, and even has a training mode.
7. Victory Road
If you are unconcerned with graphics, we propose trying Victory Road, the top example among 2D boxing games for PC. It is not only relatively simple but created by a single developer for 3 years before its mid-2020 release. It received 3 major updates at the time of publication and is expected to get at least that many again. With that in mind, it’s a simulation game with roughly 16 hours of content, including player stats, tournaments, training, and home life.
Are you interested in managing boxing legends and watching, participating, and analyzing their fights? Does running 68 gyms, numerous trainers and managers, and 612 fighters sound attractive? How about attracting sponsorships, working on your fighters and their trainers, and choosing your personality, from a businessman to a former fighter? There are 11 training areas each fighter needs help in, and you have to monitor their training and the facilities they train in. The built-in Editor even lets you make gyms and fighters and share them on Steam Workshop.
Boxing School seems like a goofy 2D boxing game for PC, but it is surprisingly complex. It contains all aspects of boxing, from repetitive training mode to building strength, to managing upcoming boxing champions from amateurs to legends, to fighting. You can scout new fighters, hire trainers, sign sponsors, lead fan clubs, upgrade gym equipment, and do advertising for your disciples. Although not the most graphically impressive title, Boxing School is action-packed and comprehensive.
10. Olympic Boxing
Ever wanted to win the boxing Olympics for your country? Olympic Boxing lets you achieve that in 3D, playing offline, or in local multiplayer. The game comes with 8 boxers, each with unique stats and characteristics. The game supports realistic animations and sounds, with keyboard or gamepad controls. You can already guess that the goal is to end up in first place after the eliminations in the championship tournament mode.