Evolution of Boxing Games 1979-2021

1979 Boxing Match 0:00
1983 Rocky Super Action Boxing 0:12
1984 Punch-Out 0:23
1985 Ring King 0:34
1986 Fight Night 0:47
1987 Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out 1:01
1988 The Final Round 1:16
1989 Digital Champ: Battle Boxing 1:26
1990 James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing 1:40
1991 George Foreman’s KO Boxing 1:52
1992 Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing 2:03
1993 Greatest Heavyweights 2:14
1994 Super Punch-Out 2:25
1995 Foes of Ali 2:39
1998 Knockout Kings 99 2:50
1999 Knockout Kings 2000 3:04
2000 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing 3:25
2001 Victorious Boxers 3:42
2002 Knockout Kings 2002 4:01
2003 Black & Bruised 4:26
2004 Fight Night 2004 4:40
2005 Fight Night Round 2 4:57
2006 Fight Night Round 3 5:19
2007 Rocky Balboa 5:36
2008 Don King Presents: Prizefighter 5:55
2009 Fight Night Round 4 6:15
2010 Kinect Sports 6:39
2011 Fight Night Champion 6:55
2012 Real Boxing 7:24
2017 Knockout League 7:41
2018 Creed: Rise to Glory 7:57
2021 eSports Boxing Club 8:20

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We’re lifelong video game enthusiasts with a passion for showing the world how our favorite hobby has grown with us, from individual series to industry-wide retrospectives.

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People have been playing video games for decades. In that time, we’ve gone from moving a white line up and down to block a moving pixel, to participating in full-fledged, painstakingly rendered real-time battles with people all over the world. We help older gamers look back on how these experiences have changed throughout their lives, and new gamers to understand the broader context of the series they’re playing for the first time today.
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