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Game Information

Game Title: Midnight Fight Express



  • Xbox Series X/S (Aug 23, 2022)
  • PlayStation 5 (Aug 23, 2022)
  • PC (Aug 23, 2022)
  • PlayStation 4 (Aug 23, 2022)
  • Nintendo Switch (Aug 23, 2022)


Developer: Jacob Dzwinel

Publisher: Humble Games


Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 77 average - 71% recommended


Critic Reviews

WellPlayed - 9 / 10


With combat that's as brutal as it is satisfying and a progression system that truly makes you feel like you're mastering the craft of kicking arse, Midnight Fight Express is a brawler that surpasses most and challenges those at the top of the genre.

Geek Culture - 8.9 / 10


For an indie title, Midnight Fight Express does everything excellently and far exceeds any expectations that we might have going in, and that’s a great thing. As the initial surprise transitions to an ever-entertaining romp, it is clear that the passion and commitment of Dzwinel are what made it possible. And as Babyface is fighting to save the city from the clutches of the many malefactors around, it would indeed be a crime if you didn’t give Midnight Fight Express a go.

XboxEra - 8.6 / 10


Midnight Fight Express kicks serious ass. It is short, sweet, and packs one hell of a punch. The combat never gets old, and with it coming to Game Pass at launch I highly recommend it to anyone that likes action movies.

Checkpoint Gaming - 8 / 10


Playing as Babyface with such smoothly animated mocap and fluent combo chains feels powerful. Being able to charge through levels, using everything in sight to bounce off goons like a martial arts master is an unstoppable sensation. Sure, the story isn't that deep and doesn't have the budget or quality of larger game studios, but the game compensates with very inventive fights. Midnight Fight Express is the John Wick experience in video game form.

GameSpew - 8 / 10


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GameSpot - 8 / 10


Midnight Fight Express is a modern beat-'em-up with extensive motion-captured animations that bring its frenetic combat to life with wince-inducing satisfaction.

GamingBolt - 8 / 10


Midnight Fight Express is a surprisingly fun and rewarding beat-em-up that gives you more choices than you might expect.

God is a Geek - 8 / 10


Addictive gameplay challenges and a smorgasbord of enemies, game mechanics, and locations make Midnight Fight Express a superb indie brawler.

Kakuchopurei - 80 / 100


If you’re a fan of the genre or at least have an inkling of interest in just being a real-time John Wick archetype, give this one-man army-developed game a shot. Or a few punches in the throat; whatever move suits your fancy.

Twinfinite - 4 / 5


Midnight Fight Express wants you to be the actor, director, producer, and choreographer of your own action movie all at once, and it absolutely nails that aspect. As I made my way through the city, I found myself wishing the night would never end. But you know what they say, all good things must end and all that. At least I’ll always have neon blue hair Babyface.

VG247 - 4 / 5


It’s easy to recommend Midnight Fight Express. For one thing, it’ll launch into Game Pass on the day of its release, August 23. But even if Game Pass wasn’t a factor, it would still be worth buying for just how cool it makes you feel, how good it looks in motion – and best of all: how it allows both of those feelings to be accessible to most players.

Everyeye.it - Italian - 7.8 / 10


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IGN Italy - Italian - 7.8 / 10


An interesting beat'em up that introduces some very cool ideas in a very brutal way. It's an engrossing trip of violence, albeit a lonely one.

Hardcore Gamer - 3.5 / 5


While Midnight Fight Express falters when it comes to keeping things fresh, there's still enough of a nicely-twisted plot, impressive levels with great action setpieces, and a terrific techno soundtrack that goes alongside the fast-paced combat to keep things enjoyable overall. Beat-'em-up and/or fighting game enthusiasts and speedrunners will probably get the most satisfaction out of the game, but there's still enough here for anyone that's worthy of giving things a whirl.

Destructoid - 6 / 10


Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

TechRaptor - 6 / 10


Although the gunplay felt solid and there's a lot of replayability, Midnight Fight Express' sloppy controls, poor story, and rather mediocre graphics make for an average-at-best experience.

GamesHub - 2 / 5


Essentially, Midnight Fight Express’s approach to enemy behaviour echoes the approach of challenging retro arcade brawlers, but its more grounded fighting mechanics don’t feel suitable for the pace. And it’s this off-kilter balance between your character’s own ability, the effectiveness of environmental weapons, and the aggressiveness of the enemies that is ultimately to the detriment of its longer-term gratification.

The Escapist - Unscored


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